Will Africa be victorious this year?!
The grand finale of the 2016 Mr World competition will be held on Tuesday 19th July 2016 in Southport, UK.
And just before the main event, we want you to meet the men that will be representing Africa in the competition.
Check it out!
Name: Selorm Tay
Bio: Selorm lives in Accra, Ghana’s capital city. A Marketing graduate, he aims to start his own chain of fitness centres across Ghana, utilizing his entrepreneurial skills. Fitness is important to Selorm, who enjoys playing basketball, swimming and working out to stay trim. A caring individual, he enjoys spending time with his family, and volunteers at the local orphanage, teaching literacy and basketball to the children.
What would a typical workout involve for you? A little Cardio and weight lifting
Workout Mix? Hip hop
Dream Job? To be an entrepreneur and own fitness centres
Who is your greatest role model? Denzel Washington
Which challenge event do you feel most confident about? Extreme Sports
Name: Kevin Oduor Owiti
Bio: Kevin is a Business Management student from Nairobi, the capital of Kenya. With an athletic build, he loves to play all kinds of sports, from football to kickboxing, and he is a keen musician, particularly the drums. Aside from business, he is keen on modelling, and hopes to make a name for himself internationally in the future. His favourite music is gospel, and his favourite book is Ben Carson’s Think Big.
What would a typical workout involve for you? Fifteen minutes on the treadmill for a warm up, weights depending on the part of the body worked out and finish with a sprinting warm down.
Who is your greatest role model? Kofi Annan. An individual who took his time to bring about peace in Kenya between our leaders during the post-election violence.
What is the most extreme thing you have ever done? Running a 21k endurance race in the scorching sun
Which challenge event do you feel most confident about? Talent
Why did you enter Mr World? To prove to the world that a man has a purpose too, with his beauty and also to fully represent my country.
Name: Michael Amilo
Bio: Michael loves fashion. A Medical Science graduate and ex-gym trainer, he has the brains and the brawn to do whatever he wants, and fashion is what he wants, aiming to learn about fashion design in the UK. Swimming, working out and dance also interest Michael, as well as spending quality time with family and friends. Hip Hop, RnB, and gospel are his favourite music genres.
What would a typical workout involve for you? Press-ups, sit-ups, squats and dance aerobics
Workout Mix? Hip Hop
Which Challenge Event do you feel most confident about? Sports
Why did you enter Mr World? To be a source of inspiration to the younger generation.
Name: Armand Du Plessis
Bio: Armand hails from Johannesburg, where he is a Candidate Attorney. With two Law degrees, his ambition is to become an advocate, potentially for disenfranchised children. When relaxing, Armand loves to travel, revelling in new lands and new words, whilst giving him a chance to work on his photography. His favourite artist is Josh Groban, and he particularly enjoys Italian and South African cuisine.
What would a typical workout involve for you? For Mr World I have undergone lots of training, involving CrossFit, weight training, swimming, dancing, and cardio.
Workout Mix? Alan Walker, Avicii
Dream Job? Radio/TV presenter, focusing on inspiring and goodwill stories in the world
What is the most extreme thing you have ever done? Bungee jumping from the Soweto Towers
Which challenge event do you feel most confident about? Multimedia
So who are you rooting for?!
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