CamSur’s Mark Avila crowned Gentleman of the World 2019 in Indonesia

Mark Avila Gentleman of the World 2019
Mister Philippine Mark Avila hailed as the first-ever winner of the Gentlemen of the World pageant held in Indonesia. Photo credits to Manuel Genabe III via Mark Avila.

Mark Angelo Avila of Camarines Sur joined the country’s pageant front runners raising the Philippine flag in the international stage after being crowned as Gentleman of the World 2019.

Bicol’s Avila bested candidates from different countries to win the title in the inaugural edition of the international pageant held in Manado, Indonesia from October 19 to 24.

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The aspiring singer also took home other major awards as Best in Talent and the Best in National Costume.

The 25-year old Ateneo de Naga alumnus also aced the speech round where he highlighted the importance of education with himself serving as an inspirational story.

“I would like to take this opportunity to become an inspiration and to promote the importance of education. Because from a third-world country, we aim to have the best education that focuses on good moral and values over knowledge.

“And as a future Gentleman of the World, I would like to show that everyone
can make everything in small things and it will make a chain reaction to the whole world. I would like to show that in our journey, we have shown that no matter what nationality, with differences in our culture and religion, we need way and showed respect and love to one another.

“And as a true gentleman, I will show that we will all inspire the world and we will all inspire everyone to be the better version of themselves,” Mark Angelo Avila said.

Mark Angelo Avila in his winning national costume designed by Roy Aquino. Photo credits to GOTW.

Here is the official final result of the Gentlemen of the World 2019 pageant:

Gentleman of the World 2019 – Philippines
1st Runner-up – Malaysia
2nd Runner-up – Singapore
3rd Runner-up – Indonesia

With his new crown and title, Mark Angelo Avila joined the growing list of Filipinos making the Philippines an international male pageant powerhouse.

Just this October, Valenzuela City policeman Willy Quinto was crowned as the first-ever winner of the Mister Working Men International in Thailand.

In September, Taipan Paule of Pampanga snagged the Mister Eco Tourism title at the first Mister Tourism Globe 2019 pageant held in Legazpi City, Albay.

In August, Cebu’s pride, Yves Campos, won the 2019 Mister Tourism and Culture Universe in Myanmar.

SEND congratulations in the comments below to Mark Avila for his pageant win in Indonesia!

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Atom Pornel is a tourism and broadcast journalism major who loves local art and heritage and is passionate about anything good news from the Philippines. Born from a Bicolano-Odionganon father and Waray mother, he has grown appreciation of our diversity as nation.