England's Jack Heslewood wins Mister World 2019; Philippine bet JB Saliba hailed as continental winner

by Nikko Tuazon
Aug 23, 2019
England's Jack Heslewood wins Mister World 2019 on Friday night, August 23, at the Araneta Coliseum, Quezon City.
PHOTO/S: Allan Sancon

England's Jack Heslewood was named Mister World 2019.

India's Rohit Khandelwal, who won the male pageant in 2016, crowned his successor in the pageant's finale held at the Araneta Coliseum on Friday night, August 23.

Jack Heslewood

Jack bested other 71 contestants all over the world.

South Africa's Fezile Mkhize was first runner-up, while Mexico's Brian Arturo Faugier González was second runner-up.

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Mister World 2019 winners

Completing the top five finalists were Brazil's Carlos Wilton Teodoro Franco and Dominican Republic's Alejandro Martínez.

Mister World 2019

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Philippine bet Jody Baines Tejano Saliba, aka JB Saliba, made it to the Top 12.

Before the finals night, the contestants of Mister World 2019 underwent fast-track challenges, which guaranteed them a spot in the top 12.

The candidates who won the fast-track challenges were:

  • Sports Challenge - Fezile Mkhize from South Africa
  • Extreme Challenge - Wayne Walsh from Ireland
  • Talent & Creativity - Mikaele Henry Ahomana from Tonga
  • Top Model - Brian Arturo Faugier González from Mexico
  • Multimedia Challenge - Akshay Jung Rayamajhi from Nepal

Other candidates who made it to the Top 12 included Lebanon's Jean-Paul Bitar, Northern Ireland's Adam Steenson, and Austria's Alberto Nodale, who is also part Filipino.

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The pageant also named continental winners:

  • Mr. World Europe - Alberto Nodale from Austria
  • Mr. World Africa - Fezile Mkhize from South Africa
  • Mr. World Americas - Brian Arturo Faugier González from Mexico
  • Mr. World Caribbean - Alejandro Martínez from Dominican Republic
  • Mr. World Asia Pacific - JB Saliba from Philippines

Meanwhile, contestants from Argentina, Chile, China, Czech Republic, Ghana, Indonesia, Italy, Kenya, Latvia, Mauritius, Netherlands, Poland, Puerto Rico, Russia, United States, and Venezuela made it to the top 28 semi-finalists.

Miss World 2013 Megan Young hosted the grand coronation night with boyfriend Mikael Daez.

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England's Jack Heslewood wins Mister World 2019 on Friday night, August 23, at the Araneta Coliseum, Quezon City.
PHOTO/S: Allan Sancon
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