On Dec. 2, Saturday, Gabriel Correa, 28, of Venezuela was named Mister Supranational 2017 in Krynica-Zdrój, Poland. He is the second titleholder of the male beauty pageant following Diego Garcy of Mexico.
Hailing from Maracay, the capital of Venezuelan state Aragua, Correa bested 33 other candidates. Instead of Garcy, it was Miss Supranational 2017 Jenny Kim of Korea who awarded Correa’s sash as Mister Supranational 2017.
Prior to the final gala, the 34 Mister Supranational 2017 candidates visited Slovakia. At Horizon Resort, they walked in elegant suits, which they had personally chosen.
From 34 candidates, 20 quarter-finalists were chosen based on the preliminary scores on swimwear, evening wear, interviews, star quality and discipline/behavior. During the final gala, the quarter-finalists’ scores were reset to zero.
Garcy was in the preliminary competition’s panel of judges along with Deputy Mister Supranational 2016 Sergey Bindalov, Miss Supranational 2016 Srinidhi Shetty and Miss World Brazil 2008 Tamara Almeida. They were joined by Lucia Blasková, Karolina Świetlaga and Katarzyna Tutak.
During the final gala, Garcy and Shetty returned as a judge and a backstage host, respectively. The main presenters were Daveena Reeves and Paulina Chylewska.
Crowned Miss Supranational 2017 on Dec. 1, Friday, besting 67 other candidates, Kim was one the judges during the final gala along with Miss Brazil World 2008 Tamara Almeida and Miss Polski 2015 Magdalena Bienkowska. They were joined by Claudius, Ewa Zakrzewska, Luiza Avagyan, Agnieszka Hyzy, Catalin Botezatu, Halina Mlynkova and Gerhard Parzutka von Lipinski.
During the final gala, the judges narrowed down the 20 quarter-finalists to 10 finalists. Runner-up to Correa as Mister Supranational 2017 was Mister Spain Alejandro Cifo Capilla.
Mister Brazil Matheus Song was second runner-up. Mister Slovakia Michael Gajdosech and Mister Mexico Hector Javier Parga were third and fourth runners-up, respectively.