The Philippines continues to shine on the pageant stage as the country’s representative Baron Andrews, won Mr. Star Model Universe 2018 Title in Peru. Mr Mexico and Mr Peru bagged the runner-up positions in the competition.
The 24-year-old model expressed his happiness over his title, citing “all the effort I put into this contest” on his Facebook account.
“The discipline, the favorite food that I tried hard to ignore, lahat ito, sa pahintulot ng Diyos Ama, nakamit ko na maging kauna-unahang Mr. Star Model Universe 2018,” he said.
“Kahit po mahaba ang binyahe namin, dalawang araw kami bumiyahe papuntang Peru, tapos ang paga-adjust ng tulog at body clock at pag-adapt sa klima rito sa Peru. Ako ay minalat at inubo isang araw bago ang paligsahan. Nawala po ang boses ko. Pero ginabayan po tayo ng Diyos Ama kaya naka-recover tayo agad upang ipagpatuloy ang laban. Sa awa po ng Diyos, nakamit natin ang tagumpay para sa bansa natin,” he added.
This isn’t the first time Andrews joined an international male pageant. He previously represented the Philippines during the Mr. Real Universe 2015 in Guayaquil, Ecuador.
Andrews graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Education Major in Social Studies. He currently works as a teacher at San Rafael Technological and Vocational High School in Navotas.