Representing Brazil, Carlos Wilton Teodoro Franco, 27, is one of the bachelors from around the world who will compete for the Mister World 2019 title. The businessman, actor, model and karate teacher is 6’3” tall.
Franco hails from Araras, Sao Paulo, Brazil. The municipality is home to Parque Municipal Fabio da Silva Prado, Parque Ecologico e Cultural Gilberto Ruegger Ometto, Basilica Nossa, Senhora do Patrocino, Estadual e Araras Maestro Francisco P. Russo Theater and Casa da Memoria de Araras Pedro Pessoto Filho.
Representing Sao Paulo, Franco was crowned Mr. World Brazil at the II Campanario Resort in Jurerê Internacional, Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil on June 24, 2016. He bested 27 other candidates and also won the Top Model and Fashion Night contests as well as the Mr. Sympathetic, Mr. Cordiality, Mr. Elegance, Mr. Hairstyle, Mr. Health and Fitness and Mr. New Face awards.
In Brazil, Franco serves as an ambassador for the fight against leprosy. He also teaches karate to children and young people and in 2016, he was a runner-up in the Brazilian Karate Championship.
As a professional model, Franco has worked in China and Turkey. The Araras native works as an events presenter and he speaks Portuguese, English and Spanish as well as a little Russian and a little Chinese.
As Mr. World Brazil, Franco participated in a fashion show and gala to help funds for APAE, a pioneering center in Brazil that gives practical training to over 500 people with downs syndrome. He succeeded Lucas Montandon, 29, of Brasilia, Brazil, who finished in the Top 10 in Mr. World 2016.
On August 23, 2019, Mr. World 2016 Rohit Khandelwal, 29, of India will crown his successor at the Mr. World 2019 coronation night at the Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines. It will be the 10th edition of the international male beauty pageant.
Mr. World 2019 marks the first time the pageant is held in the Philippines. If Franco wins the crown, he will be the pageant’s second titleholder from Brazil following Mr. World 2003 Gustavo Gianetti, 40, of Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil.
This article was updated on August 9, 2019. For more beauty pageant news, follow Beauty Pageant News by Conan Daily.
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