The inaugural Mr Universe Tourism pageant will take place tonight, October 15, at the Palacio del Gobernador at the historic walled city of Intamuros in Manila.
The winner, aside from the honor of becoming the first titleholder, will become a global tourism ambassador and have the chance to travel and promote his particular platform.
The pageant, produced by Kabataang Sama-samang Maglilingkod (KASAMA), Inc, has gathered quite an impressive set of contestants from around the world. And trimming down the list from 22 to 10 was no easy feat.
But who among the candidates have the highest chances of winning? Check out our final hot picks below:
1 Thailand, Richard Ricardo Carter
2 Republic of India, Azharuddin Ansari
3 Romania, Joan Goga
4 Philippines, John Jayarr Agustin
5 France, Dmitri Decaux
6 Republic of the Philippines, CJ Querol
7 Germany, Julian Wandorf
8 Vietnam, Vu Linh
9 Sudan, Ahmed Hassan
10 Guam, John Benedict Garcia
Meet the 22 contestants of Mr Universe Tourism 2017 (Photos by Lito Caleon):