The grand finale of the Mr World 2010 contest will take place Saturday night at Songdo ConvensiA, Incheon ― with only one among 74 national representatives being named “the world’s most desirable man.”The star-studded event will feature Lee Da-hae, Julien Kang and Alesha Dixon, as well as performances by Paul Potts and Girls’ Generation.
Some however have already won the fast-track to the semi-finals, or the top 15: Korea’s Yoo Ji-kwang, who topped the talent show, and Brazil’s Jonas Sulzbach, who was chosen as top model in a charity fashion show. The Czech Republic’s Josef Karas has also been noted as a strong contestant for his excellent results in sporting challenges.
According to Julia Morley, chairwoman of the Miss World Organization, which is co-organizing the contest with the Hankook Ilbo-The Korea Times Media Group, the competition is looking for a James Bond-type, who possesses not only sex appeal but also physical stamina, humanitarian ideals and fine manners.
Lee Da-hae, heroine of the TV drama “Slave Hunters”; Julien Kang, who appeared on the sitcom “High Kick Through the Roof”; and British supermodel-singer Alesha Dixon will present the show.
Also invited to the stage are tenor Paul Potts and K-pop group Girls’ Generation. Potts, the famous salesman-turned-singer, will put on “Un Giorne per Moi” from the album “Passione” for his large fan base here. The explosively popular girl band Girls’ Generation is expected to mesmerize the crowd with its hit number “Gee.”
The competition will be broadcast via MBC ESPN to an expected audience of 1 billion around the world. The show will be televised in 140 countries, through the United Kingdom’s SKY1 TV, China’s CCTV, the United States’ Bravo and E, Russia’s CTC, Brazil’s CMT, Mexico’s Televisa and South Africa’s SABC3, among others.