The 4th Annual Man of the World was launched with the announcement making the Summer Capital of the Philippines – Baguio City – as host for this year’s edition.
Nadim Elzein, Misters of Filipinas – Man of the World 2021 grand winner, was also officially named as the Philippines’ representative as his predecessor Tomas Peñaflor, Misters of Filipinas – Man of the World 2019 grand winner, who is now based in the USA, relinquished his duties and responsibility as Man of the World Philippines.
Peñaflor, along with some of the other Misters of Filipinas 2019 titlists, were not able to compete as their respective international pageants were canceled owing to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Elzeim is a 23-year-old, half Filipino, half Lebanese/Palestinian model based in Dubai.
Baguio City was chosen as the venue for this year’s Man of the World finals set on June 18 to showcase the best of the Cordillera region to the world. Man of the World Executive producer Jianlin Delos Santos-Floresca, Ray Casa CEO/COO, made the announcement after the Ray Casa Group of companies officially inked the deal during the launching ceremony.
Prime Events Production Philippines Foundation, Inc, (PEPPs) president Carlo Morris Galang officially introduced Ray Casa Group of Companies as the producer of this year’s annual search.
Anchored by the campaign slogan “Masculinity with Responsibility,” Man of the World started in 2017 with 28 candidates promoting education as the pageant cause, Tifa Elizale won the very first male pageant crown for Egypt and dedicated his year-long reign to promoting education and tourism.
At present, he has his own modeling academy and country director of Man of the World Egypt. Cao Xuan Tai of Vietnam won the 2nd Annual Man of the World in a glittering world final in San Juan City. He is now a fitness and TV celebrity in Vietnam. Reigning Man of the World is JinKyu Kim of Korea. He will fly to the Philippines soon to promote the pageant and crown his successor.
Pageant fans and followers can follow the journey of their favorite candidates with the introduction of “Road to the Crown” segment. Inaki Torres, Kristel Galang, Jaimee Floresca, and Kenneth Bautista will provide in depth reviews and backstage interview prior to the World Finals night.
The grand coronation night will be directed by international pageant director Kneil Harley.