HIGHLIGHTS: Mr World 2019 gala night and fashion show
MANILA, Philippines —The 72 candidates of Mr World 2019 strutted on the runway Wednesday, August 21 during the gala night for the pageant's Top Model challenge.
The gentlemen wore different Filipino barongs designed by some of the country's top designers. They also showed off their physiques during the Bench Body portion, wearing swimwear and underwear from the brand.
Dominican Republic's Alejandro Martinez, England's Jach Heslewood, JB Saliba of the Philippines, Brian Faugier of Mexico, and Jorge Nuñez of Venezuela were chosen as the Top 5 of the Top Model challenge. The winner will be announced during the finals night.
Special awards were given to Mexico's Brian Faugier for the Photogenic Award and Jack Heslewood of England for the Best in Barong.
Prior to the fashion show, 5 of the candidates showed off their talent. Mikaele "Henry" Ahomana of Tonga won the talent portion, which qualifies him for the Top 12.
Mikaele Ahomana, Tonga
Jack Heslewood, England
Radityo Senoputro, Indonesia
Nelson Enwerem, Nigeria
Ashley Peternella, Netherlands
Aside from the Top Model and talent show, the event included an auction. Proceeds will go to the organizations the Miss World has been helping, including the Tuloy Foundation under Fr. Rocky Evangelista.
The Mr World 2019 pageant will happen on August 23 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum, Miss World 2013 Megan Young will host the show with Miss World Philippines 2018 Katarina Rodriguez and Miss Eco International 1st runner-up Maureen Montagne doing backstage highlights. — Rappler.com