On Nov. 24, Ronald Mayorga Peixoto, 26, made his home country Peru proud when he became Mister Ocean 2017 fourth runner-up in Taiwan. Recently, he revealed how his fellow Latino candidates helped him throughout the competition.
An administrator by profession, Peixoto also works as a model in Peru. He ranked the highest among the 13 Latino candidates in Mister Ocean 2017.
“De la experiencia más memorable de la competencia no puedo mencionar sólo una,” (Among the most memorable experiences I had from the competition, I cannot mention just one), Peixoto said in a statement exclusively obtained by Conan Daily. “Fueron muchas las memorias bonitas que tengo de esos días, los grandes amigos de todo el mundo que encontré , los inseparables y ruidosos amigos latinos (España, Brasil, Honduras, Argentina, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, México, Paraguay, Estados Unidos, Venezuela, República Dominicana) que alegrón los días de la competencia y el cariño de la gente del staff.” (I have many beautiful memories of those days, including the great friends from all over the world that I found, the inseparable and noisy Latino friends (Spain, Brazil, Honduras, Argentina, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Mexico, Paraguay, United States, Venezuela, Dominican Republic) that made the days of the competition pleasant and the affection of the staff.)
During the Mister Ocean 2017 coronation night, Peixoto also won Best Tuxedo with Mister Spain Antonio Perez Vargas as his runner-up in the special award. Best National Costume awarded to Mister Argentina Javier Palermo while Mister Mexico Fernando Kolbeckc was Best Catwalk first runner-up and Mister Ecuador Adonis Cantante was Mister Friendship first runner-up and Mister Popularity second runner-up.
Cantante, Mister Brazil Igor Costa Alves, Mister Costa Rica Daniel Antonio Alfaro Barrantes, Mister Paraguay Jose Felix Morilla, Mister USA Alex Fernando Cardin, Mister Venezuela Francisco Antonio Gil Riera and Mister Dominican Republic Argenis Grullón did not make it to the semi-finals. On the other hand, Palermo, Kolbeckc, Mister Honduras Gustavo Paiz Casasola and Mister Colombia Juan Camilo Uruena Castellanos were among the Top 17 but they did not make it to the Final 5.
Before Mister Ocean 2017, Peixoto represented Peru in Mister Global 2016 in Chiang Mai, Thailand. He only reached Top 16 and did not make it to the Top 10.