Jason to represent Namibia at Mr World 2019

07 December 2018 | Art and Entertainment

The Namibian representative at the 10th Mr World says he can't wait to show the rest of the world how culturally diverse his country is.

The Mr World competition is a biannual male pageant sponsored by the Miss World Organisation. The organisation stated that they are expecting more than 100 countries to battle over the title and Namibia is one of them. Jason Kungunwa, said he joined the competition because of the charity activities he will be involved in. Due to the lack of male national competitions in Namibia, Kungunwa entered the competition with his Mr Unam and Mr Photogenic 2014 title.

“It is unfortunate that we have to enter international competitions without a national title. Mr World is a phenomenal platform to inspire others and have an opportunity to engage people from all walks of life. I am honoured to have the opportunity to engage with people from all walks of life through the pageant,” he said.

Growing up in the Ohangwena Region, Kungunwa said he never thought he would make it this far. According to him, Mr World is a man who exemplifies grace, intelligence and humility, and is an overall strong figure who is never afraid to chase a dream and go after a goal. These are qualities he believes he has and is currently working on.

“The good thing about these pageants is that they seek to reinforce the traditional values of looking out for your neighbour and for those in need. The title of Mr World would not only be a dream come true, but it would be the beginning of a job that requires a love for what truly matters. It's a job I'm ready for,” he said.

The entrants compete in various activities including water skiing, mountain biking, and marathon running. The current Mr World is Rohit Khandelwal of India who was crowned on 19 July 2016 in Southport. Mr World will take place on 27 January 2019 in Manila, Philippines. The contestants will arrive in Manila on 11 January and will spend nearly three weeks in the beautiful archipelago of islands, hosted by the Resorts World group.

June Shimuoshili

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