SAN JUAN CITY– A Bulgarian model made history for his country when he bagged the 2019 Man of the World title in a field of 30 aspirants for the Philippine-based global tilt’s third edition.
Daniel Georgiev, the first Bulgarian to bag the crown, inherited his title from last year’s winner Cao Xuan Tai of Vietnam in ceremonies staged at the Fil-Oil Flying V Centre in San Juan on Thursday evening.
For winning the coveted title, Georgiev will now become an ambassador for education throughout the world.
He edged out Korea’s Jin Kyi for the title, who settled for the first runner-up spot.
Rounding off the winners’ circle is second runner-up Jean Fillippe Vitor Silva of Brazil, third runner-up Jurcak Jakub of Czech Republic, and fourth runner-up John Paul Ocat of the Philippines.
The Man of the World contest is an annual international pageant for men organized by Prime Event Productions Philippines (PEPPS) Foundation Inc., the same group responsible for the national Misters of Filipinas search which produced hunk cop Neil Perez who became the country’s first Mister International winner in 2014, 2016 Man of the Year Karan Singhdole, 2018 Mister Model Worldwide Carlo Pasion, and ABS-CBN noontime TV show “It’s Showtime” mainstay Ion “Kuya Escort” Perez.
For this year’s global tilt, PEPPS partnered with Profiles Entertainment Production (PEP) Inc. The two groups have earlier confirmed their alliance for future projects.
The 2019 delegates went on a tour of Dipolog City, where several preliminary competitions and activities took place.