Andrew Wolff fast facts
MANILA, Philippines - In less than 30 minutes, Andrew Wolff will be competing in Mr. World at the Kent County Showground in Kent, England (November 24, 7pm local time).
Mr. World is dubbed "the search for the world's most desirable man."
Andrew is not exactly a stranger to limelight, being one of the more in-demand models in the country.
The 27-year-old — who has had his share of troubles in the past — has reinvented himself as part of the bemedalled rugby team, the Philippine Volcanoes.
Here are 10 things you should know about Andrew, Mr. Philippines in the Mr. World competition:
1) Andrew towers at 6 feet, two inches.
2) Prior to moving to the Philippines, Andrew studied to become a computer engineer at Bristol University in England. Due to his career in showbusiness, he never got to finish his course.
3) Andrew has played for the Philippine Volcanoes since 2007. The team is slated to compete in the 2013 Rugby World Cup Sevens Final in Moscow early next year.
4) Andrew achieved grade 6 levels playing the violin in his teens before quitting.
5) Andrew was embroiled in a controversial relationship with sexy star Gwen Garci.
6) Andrew's mom traces her roots to a Mangyan heritage, a tribe in Mindoro. In interviews, Andrew regularly mentions that he is proud "half-Mangyan."
7) Andrew's last movie appearance was in the comedy flick Praybeyt Benjamin, opposite Vice Ganda and Derek Ramsay.
8) Andrew, because of his run-ins and mischiefs, was once tagged the "Big Bad Wolff."
9) Andrew is involved with Tuloy Foundation, an advocacy group that provides shelter, care and support for marginalized children.
"I want to be an inspiration to kids out there wanting to represent their country in various things," he says in his Mr. World video.
10) Andrew, who is now a Christian, considers himself as a reformed man.
After Miss Resorts World Manila on November 23 and Miss Earth 2012 on November 24, to have Mister World on November 25 (3am Philippine time) is , at least, something different — and a good reason to stay up. - Rappler.com