Nicklas Pedersen, a 23 year-old carpenter from Brondby, Copenhagen with boy- next- door looks and appeal bested a field of 46 delegates from across the globe to win the Mr. World 2014 title.
|DANISH DELIGHT: Nicklas Pedersen is Mr. World 2014|
|L-R: 2nd RU Mexico, Mr. World is Denmark, 1st RU Nigeria|
Named 1st Runner Up was Emmanuel Ifeanyi Ikubese of Nigeria and 2nd Runner-up was Jose Pablo Minor of Mexico.
This year’s winner made the Top Ten via a fast track win in Sports. The other Fast Track winners were:
Talent – Curacao, Zuemerik Clementino Richard Veeris
Multimedia – Netherlands, Demian Overduijn
Style – Nigeria, Emmanuel Ifeanyi Ikubese
Rounding out the Top Ten were Ukraine’s Bogdan Iusypchuk, Puerto Rico’s Alberto Martinez, England’s Jordan Williams, Mexico’s Jose Pablo Minor and India’s Prateek Jain
Reigning Miss World Megan Young of the Philippines emceed the pageant together with Frankie Cena, Mr. World Canada 2012
LESSONS LEARNED FROM THE PAGEANT
There were lessons learned from the recently- concluded male personality search. First is the reminder that physical beauty alone is not enough to at least make the first cut. One has to have the complete package that includes personality, the drive & the "hunger" for the crown. Secondly, constraints in preparation & training for the search placed our candidate at a disadvantage for a strategy hadn't been & couldn't be mapped out for him. In fact, Mr. Spainhour had to fly to the contest venue the day after he was presented to the media and sponsors as our bet to Mr. World.
Finally, it is a wake - up call to our local franchise organizers not to rest on their laurels and instead, be more focused in upholding our remarkable streak in the world of pageantry.
Nevertheless, allow me to congratulate Mr. Spainhour for responding to the call and accepting the challenge to represent us in the international tilt. He truly made us proud with the way he stood side by side with the World's Most Desirable Men!