Just as we usher in the month of December, we also welcome the brand- new Mister International whose wholesome and dropdead gorgeousness fits the mold of the 10 year old pageant’s previous winners.
Pedro Mendes reacts after being named the winner
Pedro Mendes, Switzerland’s very first entrant to the pageant was not among the pre- pageant favorites but when he finally showed up especially during the Press Presentation, he was immediately installed by many pageant websites and blogspots including Your Roving Eye as one of the solid picks for the title.
Although Your Roving Eye is ecstatic that two of his final five bets were also the last two men standing, he still can’t get over that Spain’s journey would stop at the Top 15.
Sexy Swiss Sensation
and then there were two
|L-R: 3rd RU Panama, 4th RU Czech Rep, Switzerland, 1st RU Brazil 2nd RU Korea|
RUNNERS UP Rounding out Mister International 2015’s court: 1st RU Mister Brazil, Anderson Tomazini, 2nd RU Mister Korea, Sang-Jin Lee, 3rd RU Mister Panama, Julian Torres & 4th RU Mister Czech Republic, Jakub Kraus
All 36 delegates appeared in their national costumes, red swimwear & formal wear during the pageant finals held at the Newport Performing Arts Theater of Resorts World Manila before the field was narrowed down to the Top Fifteen, whittled further to the Top Ten before the Final Five were determined.
|The Top Ten|
The rest of the Top Ten qualifiers were Venezuela, Australia, Indonesia, Puerto Rico and Philippines.
Those who made the Top Fifteen were Sweden, Lebanon, China, Mexico & Spain.
As in many contests, there would be heavy favorites who won’t make it like Dominican Republic and Italy who didn’t even advance to the Top Fifteen. Overall, it was a good show.
| fellow delegates swarm around Chris (in white)|
|Chris being led off the stage|
It was Mr. Australia who stole the show minutes before the emcees announced the results. The Thunder from Down Under felt a little woozy and so was helped off the stage by fellow delegates but he did come back just right after Mr. Switzerland was proclaimed the winner.
|fellow contestants cheer Mr. Mendes|
Congratulations to the winners and the organizers and as the contestants start packing up for their impending flights back to their respective countries, may their almost one- month stay in the Philippines be a wonderful stash of wonderful & happy memories