Fun facts about model Sam Ajdani, PH bet to Mr World 2016
MANILA, Philippines – Mr World Philippines 2016 Sam Ajdani is set to fly to Southport, United Kingdom, where the competition is going to be held on July 19.
In an interview with reporters during his send-off, Thursday, July 7, Sam, a Filipino-Persian model and fitness trainer said that he's looking forward to having a good time in the competition, last joined by John Spainhour. He also told the press how he prepared himself for contest.
"Well I made sure I’m physically ready. Just keep working out, different kind of work outs…I did some question-and-answer training prior to this date and yeah, I’ve been reading a lot of books, just making sure that I keep my mind with the right information so I can be more confident," he said.
As he prepares to represent the country, here's some awesome facts about Sam.
1. He's a fitness buff.
Sam said that he likes to work out, which is not unsual as he's also a fitness trainer.
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2. He follows the footsteps of John Spainhour and Andrew Wolfe in representing the Philippines.
Sam is the 3rd representative of the country to the contest. He was announced as the representative back in 2014.(READ: John Spainhour to represent Philippines in Mr. World 2014)
Sam said that he talked to John about the competition.
Andrew Wolfe came close to winning the title when he won 1st runner-up in 2012.
3. On the relevance of male pageants in society.
In an interview with the press Thursday, July 7, Sam was asked as to whether male pageants are relevant.
Sam who recently turned 26, said: "I think it’s a very good opportunity for us male contestants to create a platform for where we can reach more people. And it’s good for our careers, there will be more opportunities and more people are following you right now and much into you. I hope in the very near future more people will appreciate male pageants."
As he's reportedly one of the more hyped up candidates, which might supposedly give him an advantage, Sam said he was flattered but also cautious.
"I really appreciate the support I’ve been getting and people have been really supportive. As for an advantage, I know Filipinos are really very active in when it comes to social media compared to other countries. But I’m sure other contestants, they also have their own supporters and makes them comfortable as well."
4. He is part of Mercator Management.
Sam is part of Mercator Management, which handles not only some of the top models in the country, but has also trained some of today's beauty queens under Aces & Queens which is led by Jonas Gaffud.
5. On friend Hideo Muraoka joining Pinoy Big Brother.
Sam also gave his thoughts about model Hideo Muraoka joining Pinoy Big Brother.
"I actually saw him just before he joined. I think Hideo is a very intelligent man. He’s very intelligent, he’s very bright, I respect him a lot and I’m sure he’ll do great and I can’t wait to see what it [PBB] has in store for him," he said.
Sam said that he's very aware that it will be a different enviroment inside the house and told everyone that if he was an audience, he would "focus on the positive qualities" of Hideo "because he has a lot of nice qualities."
6. Will he join showbiz?
After Mr World, Sam shared that he plans to take a vacation and spend time with his family. As for showbiz plans, Sam said he cannot act but has done some related work.
"I've done some work but yes why not? I'm not a good actor so acting is not my thing, but yeah I think it's fun to do a lot of hosting, modeling."
Mr World Philippines is a partnership between the Mr World Organization and ALV Events International.
Founded in 1996, contestants for the Mr. World title compete in various activities including waterskiing, mountain biking, and running, among others. – Rappler.com