Representing India, footballer-turned-model Prathamesh Maulingkar has been crowned Mister Supranational 2018. He bested 38 other candidates from around the world.
Mister Supranational 2018 was the third edition of the male version of Miss Supranational, an international beauty pageant based in Poland. Hosted by Ivan Podrez, Aleksandra Szwed and Paulina Chylewska, the coronation night took place at Miejski Osrodek Sportu i Rekreacji in Krynica-Zdrój, Poland on December 8, 2018.
Mister Supranational 2017 Gabriel Correia of Venezuela and newly crowned Miss Supranational 2018 Valeria Vasquez of Puerto Rico were among the judges in Mister Supranational 2018. They presented the trophy and sash of Maulingkar as the winner of the night.
Born in Tivim, Goa, India, Maulingkar is of Indian and Pakistani descent. He played as a center back for Dempo Sports Club, a Panjim, Goa-based football club in India’s men’s football professional football league I-League.
On June 25, 2012, Maulingkar made his debut in India U23, the national under-23 football team of India. He drew a yellow card in the 14th minute during the qualification game between India U23 and its Iraqi counterpart Iraq U23 for the 2013 AFC U-22 Asian Cup.
Maulingkar is a big fan of Cristiano Ronaldo. But due to an injury, the Goa native had to give up football and pursued a career as a model.
In 2015, Maulingkar appear on “MTV Splitsvilla” Season 8, which aired on MTV India. The Indian reality show was hosted by Rannvijay Singh and Sunny Leone.
On December 14, 2017, Maulingkar competed in Mr. India 2017 at the Castella de Aguada in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. He represented Goa.
In Mr. India 2017, Maulingkar won the Mr. Photogenic award and the Mr. India Supranational 2018 title. In Mister Supranational 2018, he won the Best Body award aside from the title.
Runner-up to Maulingkar as Mister Supranational 2018 is Jakub Kucner of Poland. Samuel Costa of Brazil, Kevin Dasom of Thailand and Ennio Fafieanie of the Netherlands are second runner-up, third runner-up and fourth runner-up, respectively.
Meanwhile, here is a clip from Mister Supranational 2018: