Just like our Best Female Contestant of 2018, our Best Male Contestant of the year did not make the semi-finals of his competition.
As we have always stated, the main quality that makes a male competitor great is his charisma. He needs to project approachability, to be kind of man that men want to emulate and women (and some men) want to be with. Charisma is not something you can learn or practice, although you will see most male contestants try. Charisma has to be EFFORTLESS.
There were many effortless contestants this year and there is one that in our opinion clearly stands out amongst the others. He may not have won the Mister Supranational contest or even placed in the Top 5 or Top 10 and yet, we find him the very model of the modern male contestant, He is Jakub Kochta, Mister Supranational Czech Republic.
Jakub does indeed project approachability. Besides possessing the physical qualifications for a great contestant, you get the sense that Jakub is fun to be around and that he is just being himself. In order words, Jakub is indeed EFFORTLESS.
Jakub, who is a personal trainer, hashtags himself as the Czech Brad Pitt (#czechbradpitt). We wish him the same kind of worldwide success as the other Brad Pitt.
As we have said before, we consider the Mister Polski contest one of the two best national male competitions in the world (the other is Mister Brasil CNB). It is run over several months, with preliminary competitions to select the final 20 who will compete for the coveted title.
Many themed photoshoots are organised and the social media presence for the contest should be an example for competitions, both male and female, are over the world. The contestants are presented as examples of down-to-earth masculinity, a practice most male competitions would do well to follow.
This year, we pegged the very charismatic Jakub Kucner as the one to beat and he did prove to be unbeatable in a very strong field of finalists.
Jakub has a strong social media presence, with which he shares his life with us. From cheeky childhood pictures,
to his experience as a model,
to his charity work in the Gambia,
to regular, everyday activities, including his physical transformation.
Through it all you get to know Jakub as a well-spoken, caring human being, who takes full advantage of life opportunities, without putting on airs or trying to show off.
The Effortless Mister Poland will be a force to reckon with at the next Mister World competition.
The third contestant in our Top 3 Mister Brasil CNB 2017 prediction, Matheus Song, is the one who ended up winning the competition.
Besides the obvious qualifications for winning the title, what sets Matheus apart is his down-to-earth-ness and the fact that he is exceptionally photogenic.
In fact, the new Mister Brasil CNB is a chameleon in front of the camera. He can go from the (fourteen year-old) boy next door, to everyone’s best mate, to a suave man of mystery, to the hunk whose pictures make you feel the need to turn on the air conditioner. All this without seemingly trying, truly effortless.
We foresee a great future as a model for Matheus, as well as frontrunner status at Mister Supranational 2017 and anywhere else he is called to represent Brazil.
Together with the Mister Polski competition, the Mister Brasil CNB contest is the very best in national male competitions. It has proper preliminary rounds, excellent social media exposure and its contestants are highlighted in an exemplary way.
One young man, we have followed for months in the Mister Brasil CNB competition is Leonardo Nobre, who first won the local leg of the contest competed in his hometown of Natal. After securing the Mister Rio Grande do Norte title he was set to compete at the national level. This was Leonardo first foray into the world of modelling and male contests.
Leonardo prepared meticulously, a process he shared with the world in his social media account. You could see the earnestness and dedication with which he took on representing his home state.
In this whole process his charisma was clearly evident, he was being himself, not taking on any persona, being effortless and even somewhat shy.
We predicted Leonardo as the one to beat in the national competition and ultimately he was bested by only one other participant.
Leonardo will be representing Brazil at the Mister International competition in December of this year and for us he is a definite front runner in that contest.
In the lead up to the Mister Brasil CNB 2017 competition, we published on our Facebook Page our list of 10 young men to watch. These were the guys we would describe as having the charisma, being EFFORTLESS, to make it to the top of the competition. One of these was Leonardo Menegon, Mister Mato Grosso. Furthermore, we predicted Leonardo would be one of the Top 3 in the competition.
Leonardo made it to the Top 20 and was also voted Mister Friendship by his fellow contestant. Leonardo’s reaction to winning this title is a vivid illustration of why he is one of the best male contestants we have come across.
You could say that Leonardo is too down to earth to be in the world of modelling and contests. Notwithstanding, he fits in excellently.
You get the impression that he is just being himself, exploring life’s opportunities and being open to all sorts of new experiences. A regular guy living his life outside the box, without compromises.
We are disappointed that Leonardo will not be representing Brazil internationally and it would be great if he were to take another shot at the title of Mister Brasil CNB.
As we stated previously, what makes a male competitor great is his charisma. He needs to project approachability, to be kind of man that men want to emulate and women (and some men) want to be with.
Charisma is not something you can learn or practice, although you will see most male contestants try. Charisma has to be EFFORTLESS.
One young man who you can say is the epitome of charisma is Jack Eyers, Mister England 2017. Jack is ruggedly handsome, an avid sportsman and, as they say, he “cleans up nicely”. He is a catwalk and commercial model and never puts on airs. In all his pictures he just looks like you captured some of his daily activities. Jack is indeed EFFORTLESS.
Jack is also smashing barriers in the world of pageants and fashion, as the first amputee to win a national title. With Jack, that is the last thing you notice though.
Jack will represent England at Mister World 2018 and we already predict he will do very well at this competition.
As the last male pageant of 2016 nears its completion, we thought it might be appropriate to reflect on what a year it has been.
Although there are plenty of male competitions around, for us only four qualify as proper event of calibre. They are Mister World, Mister International, Manhunt International and the brand-new Mister Supranational.
This year there has been abundance in the male pageantry field. Mister World, a bi-annual competition, was back. Manhunt International, the grandfather of them all, was back for the first time since 2012. Mister Supranational debuted. Regretfully, Mister International, the only yearly competition, was not held in 2016.
What makes a great male competitor? Other than the obvious physical attributes, it is all about charisma. He needs to project approachability, to be kind of man that men want to emulate and woman (and some men) want to be with. Charisma is not something you can learn or practice, although you see most of male contestants try. It has to be EFFORTLESS.
In our humble opinion there is one male contestant this year who embodies those qualities. His name is Sergey Bindalov and is representing Belarus at the first-ever Mister Supranational competition. Sergey, we salute you as the Best Male Competitor of 2016.