PASAY CITY — ALV Productions and the Miss World Philippines organization announced the country’s hosting of the biennial Mister World competition.
Arnold Vegafria, ALV head and Miss World Philippines national director, made the announcement at the Marriott Grand Ballroom at the Resorts World Manila complex in Pasay City on May 2.
Reigning Mister World Rohit Khandelwal and reigning Miss World Manushi Chhillar witnessed the announcement, together with reigning Miss World Philippines Laura Lehmann.
Both global titleholders are from India.
Steve Douglas Morley, executive director of the Miss World Organization, said the global tilt’s 2018 edition will take place on Jan. 27, 2019, at the Newport Performing Arts Theater of Resorts World Manila.
Over 100 delegates are expected to compete in what will become, as Morley said, “the biggest male pageant in the world.”
“We, as an organization, value this country greatly because you have the most dedicated fans in the world. That means a lot to all of our winners who come here,” he said.
Vegafria said the pageant aims to showcase not only the country’s natural wonders but also Filipinos’ world-renowned hospitality.
Mr. World is a two- to three-week competition designed to test the hopefuls through a series of challenging tasks, which include interviews and a stage show. /je