Effortless in 2017: The Ten Men To Watch For At Mr International Málaga 2018

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 has to be EFFORTLESS, it is not something you can learn or practice.

On October 21, 2017, a very strong group of 45 young men will compete to become Málaga’s representative for the title of Mr International Spain 2018. In our opinion, these are the 10 EFFORTLESS young men to watch for (in alphabetical order, according to the locality they represent) in this competition:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Like we said, it is a very strong group of contestants, so anything can happen. You can meet all the guys at the competition’s Facebook page.

NOTEWORTHY: Team Málaga

Recently I had the honour to become acquainted with Team Málaga, the group of young professionals responsible for the selection of the delegates from the province of Málaga to the national competitions Miss World Spain and Mr International Spain. Team Málaga’s work is world class and they surpass that of many well known national competitions.

Their contestants are selected through various local competitions, as well as a rigorous casting process. They promote their contestants extensively through social media and events and attract renowned sponsors for their activities.

Jennifer Medalle, Miss World Málaga 2017
Alexander Calvo, Mr International Málaga 2017

Once selected Miss World Málaga and Mr International Málaga can count on the support of the whole team with a tight, yearlong agenda of activities and in their further preparations for their national presentation. Seeing the winners interact with the Team, the mutual respect is evident.

In addition, Team Málaga has also prepared a number of Spanish delegates to international competitions such as

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Andrea de Cozar, Miss Grand Spain 2015, and

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Daniel Torres, Mister Spain at Mister International 2016.

Team Málaga is the initiative of Juan Delgado (left) and Jesús Bueno (right) and the group has been active since 2013.

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The other members of the Team are Virginia Álvarez, Hairstylist/Make-up Artist, Darío Ávila (Choreographer) and Luis Manuel Gómez Pozo (Photographer).

 

 

Be on the lookout for Team Málaga, as we foresee you will be hearing a lot from them in the years to come.

 

 

NOTEWORTHY: This Is How You Do Pageant Photography

It is that time of year again when the most successful national pageant in the world, Miss Venezuela, gets underway. The unveiling of the official photos of this year’s contestants reveals the reason for the success of Osmel Sousa’s enterprise. Venezuela always manages to take the contest to new heights, this year through photography.

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Miss Venezuela photographer Alejandro Lee captures the imagination which images that look made right on the (IMG) Miss Universe stage.

Everything is on point, the styling, the shoes and the retro swimsuits, which highlight the hourglass figures.

It shows the care and attention to detail that goes into the planning of the Miss Venezuela pageant and the performance of their winners internationally.

Regretfully, most national pageants chose to hate rather than emulate the Miss Venezuela Organization. Yet, nothing succeeds like success!

 

Which Pageant System Is Most Suitable To You?

One of the most important factors to consider when making the decision to enter a pageant is which pageant system to compete in. Most systems are similar in the competition format they use, but pageants tend to have differing goals and expectations for and from their winners. So the first question you have to ask yourself is “which system would I be most comfortable becoming and being the winner in?” 

As is well-known, all the major beauty pageants, except Miss World, include a swimsuit round. It means that being physically fit is important. Miss Universe used to expect a lot from its contestants in this round, whereas there is evidence that in other systems you can get away with less effort. It used to be that if you were fit enough for Miss Universe, you are ready for the other contests, yet being fit enough for another competition did not mean you were Miss Universe-ready. Therefore one primordial question to consider is “how much effort am I willing to put forth in getting fit?” In pondering this question, please take into account that Miss World also has a fitness round, albeit centred on sport performance rather than physical appearance.

Closely related is the issue of being willing to compete in a swimsuit round. If you are not, then the only real option available to you is the Miss World system. Miss Universe has allowed a Muslim contestant to compete in a burkini and some national pageants, preliminary to an international contest which includes a swimsuit round, have allowed contestants to compete in the swimsuit portion in a different kind of garment, to cover their bodies. Many have applauded this move as empowering to the young women involved. We believe this just allows one individual to impose their will on the organisation and the other participants, therefore disempowering them. Each pageant’s rules are known in advance and if a contestant has any objection to any of the requirements of the contest, she should simply not compete.

Another consideration is whether the competition includes a talent round. Do you have a pageant-worthy talent or do you have time to actually fake one?

Another issue to ponder is the length of the international competition. This can vary from a few days to close to a month. The longer the contest, the more activities there will be and  the greater the amount of money you will have to invest in an appropriate wardrobe and the more it will cost you to transport all that wardrobe to the pageant’s venue. It also means you will have to take more time off work or studies. Are you willing to invest all that time and money?

Finally, you have to consider what is expected of the winner of the competition. Some pageants require you to live in their headquarter city for the duration of your reign and travel extensively. This may sound glamorous, but stop to consider whether you really are willing to put your regular life on hold for a period of time and submit your independence to an organisation.

You should enter into a pageant with open eyes, aware of all that is expected of you. If not you could be in for a rude awakening.

 

 

Effortless in 2017, Jakub Kucner, Mister Polski 2017 & Mister World Poland 2018

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.

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Jakub has a strong social media presence, with which he shares his life with us. From cheeky childhood pictures,

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to his experience as a model,

to his charity work in the Gambia,

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to regular, everyday activities, including his physical transformation.

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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.

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The Effortless Mister Poland will be a force to reckon with at the next Mister World competition.

 

 

Effortless in 2017: Jack Eyers, Mister England 2017 & Mister World England 2018

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.

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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.