Mister Supranational, Prathamesh Maulingkar, and Miss Supranational, Valeria Vazquez, recently took to the ramp in Johannesburg, South Africa to showcase the work of up and coming designers during the Supranational Fashion Show Extravaganza at Gold Reef City. Our Supra stars dazzled the audience with their catwalk skills and had the South African audience on their feet by the end of the show.
The evening’s compere, Miss South Africa 2015, Liesl Laurie, interviewed Prathamesh about his recipe for success. Speaking about his journey from footballer to model to Mister Supranational, Prathamesh told the audience his story of how an injury forced him out of the highest level of competitive football. He explained that it led him on a different path, which ultimately helped him to become Mister Supranational 2018. “I’ve learned in my life to never give up. You fall down 7 times and you get up 8,” he said to loud applause from the enthusiastic crowd.
At the conclusion of the event, the countries first ever Mister Supranational South Africa was elected. 22 year old Rushil Jina was named as Mister Supranational South Africa 2019. The law student from Johannesburg, who stands 1.89m tall, will compete for the 2019 Mister Supranational title later this year.