Mr Bolivia, Hugo Leigue Mendez won third runner up title at the recently concluded Mister Model Worldwide competition. The inaugural edition of the international fashion festival took place on December 22, 2018 at City Park Resort in New Delhi. Apart from securing the third runner up position at the contest, Hugo was also elected the continental winner from the Americas region and was declared Mister Model Worldwide Americas 2018. He also won the prestigious Best Commercial Model special award and placed in the top 5 of Best National Costume segment at the said international modelling competition for men. Hugo is the first and only Bolivian male model to achieve such accomplishments.
Hugo hails from Santa Cruz de la Sierra city in Bolivia. He is a proud alumnus of Universidad José María Vargas and Colegio Don Bosco. He is one of the most well-established models in Bolivia. During the pageant, Hugo got noticed for his tall and well-toned body and very versatile and dynamic personality. He impressed everyone with his very confident, humble and helping nature. His on-stage presentation and runway skills were exceptionally good and received massive appreciation. He knew all his angles and poses and faced the camera confidently without any hesitation. He used to rock the show every time he stepped on the ramp. Hugo’s all these qualities made him the perfect choice for the Best Commercial Model award.
This year’s Mister Model Worldwide contest commenced on December 16, 2018 with the arrival of models from different parts of the world at the national capital city of New Delhi. The candidates took part in a series of photo shoots and preliminary events during this week-long international fashion festival. They were judged on various parameters like confidence, runway skills, on-stage presentation etc. Prior to the finale of the event, various sub-competitions were also held that included National Costume Presentation, Physique and Fitness round and Formal Wear sub-competition. These three pre-coronation events focused on the superficial qualities of the candidates. Apart from these 3 main segments, there were 2 other major sub-competitions in the contest that focused on individual personalities and talents of the candidates. There was a special segment of Talent round where the participating candidates showcased their talent followed by individual interviews of the candidates. All these events helped in the election of the award winners.
The Mister Model Worldwide competition is an international model search event. It is the first and only international modelling competition for men based in South Asia. The motto of the contest is ‘Muscles with Intellect’. The event is owned by Rubaru Group, one of the biggest and most well-established pageant organizations in India. The organization is producer of 5 beauty pageants and modelling competitions.