|Mark Andrew Baron, the first ever winner of Mister Star Model Universe. Image: JR Noses|
A rousing victory party was held for the newly crowned Mister Star Model Universe 2018 Mark Andrew Baron at KF Headquarter in Scout Borromeo, Quezon City on June 8.
Selected media people were there to witness the event and had the chance to personally congratulate the new pride of the Philippines. Also present are Joey Mancilla, his Manager and Philippines National Director of Mister Star Model Universe and Edwin Uy, creator of his National Costume.
|Mister Star Model Universe 2018 Mark Andrew Baron with Joey Mancilla (left) and Edwin Uy (right) during the homecoming press conference. Image JR Noses|
Mark Andrew Baron aka Baron Andrews won Mr. Star Model Universe 2018 in Peru on May 28 (Manila time). He defeated 14 other delegates from North, South and Central America. His runners-up include Peru and Mexico.
|Selected media from the pageantry before the start of victory press conference for Mark Andrew Baron. Image: Ferdinand Abejon.|
One day after he won, he took his happiness on winning the title by posting to Facebook.
“At long last, with all the effort I put into this contest. The discipline. The favorite foods that I tried to ignore….lahat ito, sa pahintulot ng Dios Ama, nakamit ko na maging kauna unahang Mr. Star Model Universe 2018. Kahit po mahaba ang byinahe naming, dalawang araw kami bumiyahe papuntang Peru, tapos and paga adjust ng tulog at body clock, at ang paga adopt sa klima dito sa Peru, ako ay minalat at inubo isang araw bago ang paligsahan. Nawala po ang boses ko. Pero ginabayan tayo ng Diyos Aama kaya naka recover tayo agad upang ipagpatuloy ang laban. Sa awa ng Dyos, nakamit natin ang tagumpay para sa bansa natin. Ang dami dami ko pong dapat pasalamatan sa tagumpay na ito. Maraming salamat po sa lahat lahat ng walang sawang sumuporta at naniwala sa aking kakayahan!, sa mga nag cocongratulate na hindi ko pa narereplayan maraming salamat po at sa mga post tungkol sakin maraming salamat po, at sa lahat lahat sobrang salamant! Di pa po ako nakatulog hanggang ngayon dahil sa galak! Ang tagumpay ko na ito ay para sa Pilipinas!”, Baron said.
Baron is a Social Studies teacher at San Rafael Technological High School in Navotas.