Man Of The World 2017 Crowned

Words by U-Ned Algabre

Photos by Angela Camquin, Lani Adorna and Ryan Sedan

At long last, after days of rigorous activitiss and competitions, the men representing 28 countries vying for the Man Of The World 2017 title battled for the most coveted crown for one last time at the finals night held at One Esplanade in Pasay City, Philippines last July 28.

Mostafa Galal Mohammed Elezali of Egypt emerged victorious and bagged the Man Of The World 2017 title. He bested first runner up Nguyen Huu Long of Vietnam, and second runner up Abou Sahyoun Wassim of Palestine.

Mr. Philippines Christopher Dulagan gave a good fight as well, he advanced at the Top 18 and the Top 10 semi-finalists and also took the People’s Choice Award. Together with Dulagan who were fast tracked to the Top 18 for their awards were England (Best In Talent), and Cape Verde (Best introduction video). Other 18 semi-finalists were Egypt , Moldova, Palestine, Spain, Australia, Puerto Rico, Sri lanka, Singapore, Colombia, Guam, Zambia, Korea, Thailand, Syria, and Vietnam. They were then narrowed down to 15. Moldova, Vietnam, Guam, Australia, Palestine, Spain, Puerto Rico, Colombia, Philippines, Egypt made the cut but only Palestine, Vietnam, Moldova, Egypt, and Guam made it to the top 5.

Mostafa Elezali who took the hearts of many after answering the final question that he deserves to win being a man of his word and vowed to hold on to the pageant’s motto of Masculinity with Responsibility will reign for a year as an ambassador for the Man Of The World’s advocacy.

List of Winners and Finalists:

Man of the World 2017: Egypt, Mostafa Galal Mohammed Elezali
1st runner-up: Vietnam, Nguyen Huu Long
2nd runner-up: Palestine, Abou Sahyoun Wassim

Top 5
Guam, Jake Edward Limtiaco
Moldova, Victor Suiu

Top 10
Australia, James Carne
Colombia, Christian Hernandez Ruiz
Philippines, Christopher Dulagan
Puerto Rico, Enrique Antonio Santana Perez
Spain, Marc Torres

Top 18
Cape Verde, Daniel Jose Da Luz Da Graca
England, Nani Ali
Korea, Jung Goo Young
Singapore, Ikhwan Risyadh Nasuha Bin
Sri Lanka, Damith Chandima Bandara Wijayatunga
Syria, Abdullah Srayddin
Thailand, Mooltribut Phiratthaphong
Zambia, John Mwila

Fast Track Awards:
People’s Choice: Philippines, Christopher Dulagan
Best in Talent: England, Nani Ali
Best in Introduction Video: Cape Verde, Daniel Jose Da Luz Da Graca

Special Awards:
Best in National Costume: Japan, Tatsuya Furuyama
Mr. Friendship: Palestine, Abou Sahyoun Wassim
Best in Fashion of the World: China, Junjie Huang and Gibraltar, Felix Bothen
Mr. Photogenic: Egypt, Mostafa Galal Mohammed Elezali
Best in Advocacy: Thailand, Mooltribut Phiratthaphong
Best in Swimwear: Moldova, Victor Suiu
Best in Formal Wear: Vietnam, Nguyen Huu Long
Charity and Public Service Award: Nepal, Shree Ram Chand
Mr. Personality: Afghanistan, Ali Mansour Nawruzi
Trendsetter Award: Algeria, Ahmed Merdoukh Fahd
Missosology People’s Choice: Vietnam, Nguyen Huu Long
Mr. I-Maker: Spain, Marc Torres
Mr. Play Do: Spain, Marc Torres
Man of Icon Hotel: Palestine, Abou Sahyoun Wassim

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