He did it for India and became the first Indian and Asian man to clinch the title of Mister Supranational and his country welcome him with open arms upon his return. Mister Supranational 2018, Prathamesh Maulingkar, returned back to his home country as a hero with a wonderful homecoming to Mumbai and Goa arranged by the Times of India Group. A crew from Zoom TV accompanied him for 6 days and filmed everything related to his homecoming for a special television show to honor Prathamesh. Watch it here:
“You should find your passion, have clear goals but I want to encourage you to never let that distract you from focusing on your education. It is something that no one can ever take away from you.” These were the words with which our new Mister Supranational, Prathamesh Maulingkar, greeted the students at his high school. St. Xaviers HSS.
Prathamesh surprised the students and teachers of the school he so fondly remembers during a special Christmas concert during his homecoming trip. The students were delighted to see the new Mister Supranational and cheered loudly for him. Wanting ultimate engagement with the students, Prathamesh invited them to ask him questions.
He met all his former teachers who congratulated him on his success and also posed shook hands and posed patiently with teachers and students alike. Speaking after the event, Prathamesh said, “This was just amazing. I am so touched by all the love and support from my teachers and the students. It’s a proud moment for me.”
The incredible management and staff of the Goa Marriott Resort and Spa have shown the Miss and Mister Supranational Organization to true hospitality during the past year. Not only did they host Miss Supranational 2017, Jenny Kim, and Creative Director, Andre Sleigh, during their trip to Goa in last year, but they also hosted a press conference during Mister Supranational 2018, Prathamesh Maulingkar’s homecoming celebration.
General Manager, Mr. Gaurav Apte, welcomed Prathamesh, Andre and the Miss India Team back for a lunch meeting followed by a press conference. It was the first time for Prathamesh to meet the local media following his win. During the press conference, Andre explained the vision and mission to the Mister Supranational Organization to the members of the media attending. Speaking of Prathmaesh he said, “ We are delighted to welcome the Pride of Goa to our family. He will be a wonderful ambassador for Goa and India, but let’s not forget that he is now also an ambassador for all the 38 countries that shared the stage with him in Krynica-Zdroj.”
Our new Mister Supranational was given the opportunity to address the media to thank them for their ongoing support since he won the title of Mister Supranational India at the end of 2017. He also received many questions from the media. Prathamesh spoke about his excitement about being the first Indian and Asian man to win the title, his love for his home state and also his plans for the future.
“Of course, I am interested in pursuing all the opportunities coming my way and I will try my very best to capitalize on them. I also really want to support my state and be a fantastic ambassador for Goa during my reign and after.” Asked about his advocacy, Maulingkar became very serious, “Call me Aquaman, a water baby, anything to do with the water and I take it as a big compliment. I love the ocean and spend a great deal of my time in it. What concerns me most is the amount of plastic pollution I see nowadays. It’s already almost too late. We must act now and that will be my greatest advocacy during my reign.”
Once the press conference had concluded, Mr Apte surprised Prathamesh with most incredible victory cake made by the world famous Goa Baking Company Cake Shop in the hotel. “This cake really tells a story. It’s a true representation of me and everything that is important to me,” Prathamesh smiled. “It’s so beautiful, I am finding it hard to cut it,” he continued before finally cutting the cake and in honor of one of the customs in his country, feeding both Apte and Sleigh a piece of his victory cake before tasting it himself.
The Mister Supranational Organization would like to extend our sincere gratitude to Mister Gaurav Apte and his staff at the Goa Marriott Resort and Spa for their hospitality and support.
Following his welcome in the massive city of Mumbai, it was time for India’s smallest state, Goa, to show their love for their new Mister Supranational, Prathamesh Maulingkar. Goa is, of course, famous for its beautiful beaches and the tourism industry is booming, but to Prathamesh it’s just home. Despite a 5 am flight, he could not contain his excitement as he boarded the plane. “I am going home! Goa, here I come!” he exclaimed as he boarded the plane.
Upon arrival, his family, friends and supporters were waiting for him, chanting his name as he stepped out of the arrivals hall. His delighted family were beaming with pride and there were hugs all around as they finally go their chance to welcome their loved one back. Prathamesh greeted every person who showed up personally.
As the team made their way to the Maulingkar family home in Tivim, we spotted posters all along the roadsides offering congratulations to Prathamesh for becoming the first Indian and Asian Mister Supranational. Interestingly, it was also this small village that produced a similar feat in 1966 with Dr. Reita Faria in London.
Waiting for Maulingkar at his family home, was his mentor Wendell Rodricks, who told him how proud he was of him. Rodricks was the one who spotted his potential as a model when a serious injury ended his dreams of a football career.
But there was someone else Maulingkar could not wait to see, his “baby” Zeus, a five year old Rottweiler. Zeus, who is not too fond of strangers, turned into a puppy when he saw his “dad” and the two were all over each other on the floor as photographers clicked away. Once Zeus was safely locked away, Prathamesh, some of his friends, the Times of India and Zoom TV, and Miss/Mister Supranational Creative Director, Andre Sleigh, accompanied him to his favorite breakfast spot for a traditional Goan breakfast.
Photos courtesy of Times of India and Goa Times!
Special thanks also to the Goa Airport for their patience and kind treatment from all of us at the Mister Supranational Organization!
Mister Supranational 2018, Prathamesh Maulingkar, who became the first man from India and Asia to win the Mister Supranational title, was greeted back in his homeland with a hero’s welcome when he touched down in Mumbai. Dozens of members of the media, eager fans and even a special surprise in the form of his sister showing up greeted the ecstatic new Mister Supranational. “I still can’t process it,” Maulingkar beamed as he was whisked away to his hotel. “It’s incredible. I can really feel the love and I am just so honoured and blessed.”
Prathamesh had an intense schedule of media, television and radio interviews, which meant very little sleep and lost of handshakes, hugs and conversation. He impressed everyone with his charm and charisma as he spoke about his journey to the title, his plans for the year and the future. “Like I always do, this year you will see me giving 100% of my focus and energy,” he expressed on more than one occasion.
Nivedita Saboo, the woman behind our Mister Supranational’s incredible sense of style, also threw a lavish party in his honor. Times of India MD, Mr. Vineet Jain, took time out of his incredibly busy schedule to come and congratulate Prathamesh in person. Miss and Mister India National Director, Natasha Grover, also thanked their latest title holder for making their country proud. “Prathamesh, we have always believed in you and your hard work and dedication paid off. You truly deserve this,” she said before planting a congratulatory kiss on his cheek. “Prathamesh, you represented your country with so much passion and pride and now you will do the same for our organization and all the other countries that shared the stage with you. I am so honoured to welcome you to our family,” said Miss and Mister Supranational Creative Director, Andre Sleigh.
Showing how loved he is in his home country, the event was also graced with the presence of some of the big names in the beauty pageant industry such as Manushi Chhillar, Rohit Khandelwal, Meenakshi Chaudhary, Nehal Chudasama, Peden Ongmu, Vishnu Menon, Jitesh Singh Deo and Althamash Faraz among others.
Spectacular! This is how the final live show of Mister Supranational 2018 can be described. WIth stage director and choreographer Tomasz Baranski back in the Supra team, a fantastic stage production and an excellent group of candidates, Mister Supranational was entertaining from the beginning until the end.
Our competitors started the show as the most handsome pirates in the world, in an exhilarating opening number! They were then introduced one by one wearing Pierre Cardin smart and elegante looks, and also brought the temperature up when wearing Self Collection in the swimwear competition. The 39 hunks not only walked the runway as models, but they also danced like professionals, catching the audience´s attention and enthusiasm at all times.
Preliminary challenges winners who made it to the Top 20 were:
Puerto Rico, Jose Alfredo Galarza - Push-up in snow challenge (Curaçao placed second)
Brazil, Samuel Costa - Mountain Bike challenge (Peru and Togo were in the Top 3 of this competition)
Russia, Mikhail Baranov - Talent Winner (2-Sri Lanka, 3-Dominican Republic, 4-USA, 5-Mexico)
Myanmar, Ellis Lwin - Mister Popularity (Facebook Voting)
Other 16 quarter-finalists were chosen by the preliminary judges after swimwear, formal wear and interview competitions, which were held during the two weeks previous to the final. They were:
Norway - India - Philippines - Dominican Republic - Panama - Slovakia - United States - Spain - Curaçao - Thailand - Czech Republic - Malta - Netherlands - Mexico - Poland - Sri Lanka.
The next 5 on the list, who were all very close to making the cut were: Colombia (21st), Togo (22nd), Venezuela (23rd), Canada (24th) and Equatorial Guinea (25th).
The show went on with more exciting runway shows for the jury to pick the 10 delegates who would go on. And they were:
Slovakia, Brazil, Thailand, Poland, Dominican Republic, India, Norway, USA, Sri Lanka and Netherlands.
By the sound of Time of My Life, the 10 finalists did an amazing job with Tomasz Baranski´s dancers, taking the stage by storm and showing some great dance moves! Questions and answers helped the judges with their final decisions, and the moment of truth finally arrived:
4th runner-up was Mister Supranational Netherlands, Ennio Fafieanie;
3rd runner-up was Mister Supranational Thailand, Kevin Dasom;
2nd runner-up was Mister Supranational Brazil, Samuel Costa;
1st runner-up was Mister Supranational Poland, Jakub Kutcher;
And the big winner was Mister Supranational India, Pratamesh Maulingkar! He received the sash and the first hug from Mister Supranational 2017 Gabriel Correa. The just elected Miss Supranational 2018, Valeria Vazquez of Puerto Rico, handled him the winner´s trophy. Then it was party time, as all other competitors invaded the stage to celebrate with Mister Supranational 2018!
Continental winners, the highest regional ranked candidates aside from those who placed in the Top 5, were:
Africa - Togo, Kwassy Adjamah
Americas - United States, Nicholas Kotselas
Asia - Sri Lanka, Tymeron Carvalho
Caribbean - Dominican Republic - Daniel Sicheneder
Europe - Slovakia - Jan Palko
Oceania - New Caledonia - Kevin Aubry
Other Special Awards´ Winners were:
Best Social Media - Poland, Jakub Kutchner
Mister Group Thermaleo - Netherlands, Ennio Fafieanie
Mister Supranational Best Body - India, Pratamesh Maulingkar
Mister Supranational Best in Formal Wear - Norway, Mathias Duma
Mister Supranational Friendship - Colombia, Andres Mejia Vallejo
Mister Supranational Personality - Togo, Kwassy Adjamah
Mister Supranational Photogenic - Malta, Benoît Bartolo
Mister Supranational Top Model - Spain, Fabian Perez
Final Top 10 standings:
6th place - Slovakia - Jan Palko
7th place - Dominican Republic - Daniel Sicheneder
8th place - Sri Lanka - Tymeron Carvalho
9th place - United States - Nicholas Kotselas
10th place - Norway - Mathias Duma
Final Top 20 standings:
11th place - Spain, Fabian Perez
12th place - Panama, Ryan Stone
13th place - Czech Republic, Jakub Kochta
14th place - Curaçao, Quinton Martina
15th place - México, Alejandro Garcia
16th place - Puerto Rico, Jose Alfredo Galarza
17th place - Malta, Benoît Bartolo
18th place - Philippines, Marco Poli
19th place - Russia, Mikhail Baranov
20th place - Myanmar, Ellis Lwin
About Mister Supranational 2018, Pratamesh Maulingkar
Pratamesh Maulingkar hails from Goa, India. He is 27 years old, 1.91 m-tall. The new Mister Supranational was once a football player who defended his national team. In the next few days he will travel to Thailand to atend the Miss Universe finals, and after that, a big homecoming event is being prepared to welcome him in India!
Congratulations to the winner and to all extraordinary candidates! Many thanks to our sponsors, staff and fans! Let´s follow the new Mister Supranational in his amazing journey!
On Tuesday, December 4th, Hotel Nawigator hosted the preliminary competition for Mister Supranational 2018. In groups of 6 or 7 candidates, all 39 competitors had the opportunity to introduce themselves and say what they should be chosen as the winner. Some candidates also answered eventual questions by the judges. The judges were:
- Katarzyna Lenssinck-Kotyniak, Direct Marketing Manager of Thermaleo
- Bartek Osumek, Project Manager at Mister Supranational
- Gabriel Correa, Mister Supranational 2017
- Katarzyna Szwed, Project Manager at Mister Supranational 2018
- Katarzyna Niezgoda - Hotel Nawigator Manager
An interpreter was available for those who spoke Spanish and Portuguese, and Misters China, Japan and Myanmar made use of translation apps to better express their thoughts.
Here are some images from this importante event:
Mister Supranational 2018 will be elected in a live event on December 8th, at 8 PM GMT +1.
Photos by Adam Piasecki
Watch 2018 Mister Supranational´s vídeo reports from the last days of competition, produced by Adam Josef and his crew:
Production: Adam Josef Modzelewski
Camera/edition: Adam Josef / Modzelewski Szczepan Stolarczyk
On December 1st, 2018, the Preliminary Swimwear and Evening Wear competitions took place at Dworek Goscinny, in Szczawnica, Poland, during a special gala dinner. On the occasion, seven Special Award winners were announced, and they were:
Mister Supranational Top Model - SPAIN
Mister Supranational Personality - TOGO
Mister Supranational Photogenic - MALTA
Mister Supranational Best Body - INDIA
Mister Supranational Friendship - COLOMBIA
Mister Supranational Best in Evening Wear - NORWAY
Mister Supranational THERMALEO - NETHERLANDS
Congratulations to all!!!
Other special awards to be given out on December 8th: Mister Supranational Popularity 2018, Miss Supranational Talent 2018, Mister Supranational Best Social Media 2018.
Continental winners will be the highest ranked contestants from each region among those who do not reach the Top 5. Continental titles are: Mister Supranational Africa, Mister Supranational Americas, Mister Supranational Asia, Mister Supranational Caribbean, Mister Supranational Europe, and Mister Supranational Oceania.
Don´t miss the grand final of Mister Supranational 2018, live from Krynica-Zdrój, on November 8th!
Photos Adam Piasecki / Mister Supranational
The 2018 thrity-nine Mister Supranational delegates (yes, Equatorial Guinea has finally arrived!) competed in the 2nd challenge worth a spot in the pageant´s Top 20: the mountain bike challenge in Szczawnica! It wasn´t easy and our young men faced some challenges when giving their best under 0 degree, but we can assure you that they´ve done an impressive job!
The winner of this challenge will advance to the Top 20 on the final event, which will take place in Krynica-Zdrój, on December 8th.
Meanwhile, you can enjoy some backstage images by photographer Adam Piasecki:
Earlier today the 2018 Mister Supranational candidates competed in the first sport challenge, which granted 1 spot for the winner in the Top 20. Our brave delegates were taken to the Rajd Horse Farm, in Szczawnica, where first they got to meet the place´s great horses. Then they were taken outside, at -11 degrees C, for a push-up routine. The last man standing, would take gold!
And one by one they started leaving the competition, until only Curaçao and Puerto Rico, the representatives of two Caribbean islands, were taken to the limit and remained in the game! They were given a few minutes to rest and go for a final dispute, and then, after na incredibly fierce dispute, Puerto Rico emerged as the winner! He is now a Top 20 quarter-finalist in this year´s pageant!
Photos Adam Piasecki
It´s that time of the year most male pageant fans from around the globe wait for: the Mister Supranational season! A record number of 39 countries and territories (Ethiopia withdrew from unknown reasons) is taking place in this year´s #1 male pageant, which has started in a new place: charming Szczawnica, Poland.
Most delegates arrived on Sunday (38) and Equatorial Guinea is expected to arrive this Tuesday, completing the “Class of 2018”.
On Monday, November 26th, our young men had a full day of activities, which started out with the official swimwear photos with world famous photographer Raymond Saldana. The candidates wore Self-Collection and were clicked at Modrzewie Park Hotel pool and spa area. Some of them were even lucky enough to get a relaxing massage!
It was then time to get elegantly dressed for a gala welcome dinner, where they would finally meet the reigning Mister Supranational Gabriel Correa, who had just landed in Poland and said a few words about his experience as Mister Supranational. It took place at the Dworek Goscinny Hotel, where they were treated to a fantastic three-course dinner featuring the delicious Polish cuisine.
On the occasion, they received their official sashes from the hands of the king himself, Venezuela´s own Gabriel Correa.
And if you think the day was over, think again! At 10:30 PM the first episode of Supra Live went on air, presented by Adam Josef and featuring the candidates from Argentina, Bolívia, Brazil and Canada. Every night go to our Facebook page, at 10 PM, and meet our candidates.
Mister Supranational 2018 will be elected on December 8th, in Krynica-Zdrój.
After two years, Trinidad & Tobago is back competing for the title Mister Supranational. Mister Supranational Trinidad & Tobago 2018 is Suveer Ramsook, 21 years old, 1.85 m-tall, from the city of St. Joseph.
Suveer is a student of underwater studies and works as a commercial diver and professional model.
He enjoys playing cricket and football and has a talent to play Indian music instruments. He dreams of becoming an international model and being an actor.
Trinidad & Tobago completes the field of 40 candidates competing in Mister Supranational this year. The final happens in Krynica Zdroj, on December 8th.
Welcome, Trinidad & Tobago!
François-Xavier Herard, from Martinique, is Mister Supranational France 2018. He is 25 years old and 1.96 m-tall.
Mister Supranational France is fluent in French and Spanish, and he is pursuing a social and administrative career.
François is passionate about traveling and would like to become Mister Supranational to get the chance to visit as many countries as possible.
Mister Supranational 2018 will be elected on December 8th, in Poland.
We are glad to announce that Mister Supranational will have for the first time a representative from the Togolese Republic, or simply Togo. A native of Afagnan, Kwassy Adjamah, 26, 1.76 m-tall, is Mister Supranational Togo 2018.
Kwassy is a student of International Business Development currently residing in Switzerland. He speaks French and Ewe.
He tells us that he has a talent for dancing and singing, and that one of his professional goals is to have his own company within the next decade.
Togo will compete for the Mister Supranational 2018 title from November 25th to December 8th, in Poland.
Andres Mejia Vallejo, 32, 1.79 m-tall, is the first ever Mister Supranational Colombia. Andres was born in Medellin, Antioquia, Colombia, but has been living in the USA for a while.
The Colombian actor, YouTuber and producer, speaks Spanish, English and some Portuguese.
He enjoys dancing, singing and loves to meditate. Ambitious, Mister Supranational Colombia dreams of winning an Oscar someday! He wants to inspire people and make them feel better about themselves.
Andres will compete for the title Mister Supranational 2018 on December 8th, in Krynica Zdroj, Poland.
Cheng Long, 24, 1.83 m-tall, is Mister Supranational China 2018. He hails from Fusong and holds a Master degree in Sports.
The Chinese hunk enjoys playing football, reading and traveling, and his dream is to become a Chinese celebrity internationally, so that he could have a foundation to help animals. He also wants to get married and have many children.
A model and an actor, he is a huge fan of Jacky Chen.
Mister Supranational China will hit the stage on December 8th, in Krynica Zdroj, trying to become Mister Supranational 2018.
Kevin Dasom, 26, 1.88 m-tall, was elected Mister Supranational Thailand 2018. He hails from Chaing Mai and speaks English and Spanish.
The new Mister Supranational Thailand is a basketball athlete who plays the Thai League for the Mono Vampire. He holds a Master Degree in Integrated Marketing.
Coming from a “full house” (he has 10 brothers and sisters!), Kevin plays the guitar and also sings.
He will be in Poland from November 25th competing for the title Mister Supranational 2018. The final happens on a live event on December 8th.
The election of Mister Supranational Philippines 2018 recently took place in Manila. Marco Poli, 25, 1.94 m-tall, born in Udine, Italy, half Fiipino, was the winner of this title.
Marco is a college student and entrepreneur who enjoys playing football and basketball. Coming from a large family, he has 9 brothers and siters!
Mister Supranational Philippines has a talent to sing and enjoys cooking. One day he wants to have his own restaurant. Marco is a model with a full agenda in Italy and in the Philippines.
He will join other 40 candidates competing for the title Mister Supranational 2018, on December 8th, in Krynica-Zdroj.