John Spainhour to represent Philippines in Mr. World 2014
MANILA, Philippines – A model with military background was chosen as Mr. World Philippines 2014 and will represent the country in the upcoming Mr. World 2014 competition in England this June.
Filipino-American John Spainhour, who is no stranger to the modelling scene, was announced by the Mr. World Philippines franchise owner Cory Quirino as the country’s representative in the competition scheduled in Torbay. The announcement was made on Thursday, May 29, at the Glorietta 5 Atrium, Makati.
“It’s getting tougher and tougher,” Quirino said about the 60-plus men Spainhour will be competing with. “I think John will do very well.”
“Looking at him he has a very good chance,” Quirino added.
The 26-year-old Spainhour, who is scheduled to leave this weekend, said that while he’s looking forward to the competition, he is there to compete with himself.
“I'm looking forward to the new experience and challenging myself to grow to be a better person,” said the former Century Tuna Superbod winner.
As for his message to the Filipinos, Spainhour said: “Continue to grow and come out of your comfort zone. That’s what I am doing right now. So I encourage more people to do that here.”
Filipino-Persian-Japanese model Sam Ajdani, on the other hand, was announced as Mr. World Philippines 2015. He is scheduled to undergo military training with the Philippine Army for next year’s competition.
Founded in 1996, contestants for the Mr. World title compete in various activities including waterskiing, mountain biking, and marathon running among others.
The Philippines’ representative Andrew Wolff placed first runner-up in the 2012 competition. The current title holder is Francisco Escobar of Colombia. - Rappler.com