Representing South Africa, doctor Fezile Mkhize, 28, will be one of the 12 semi-finalists who will compete for the Mister World 2019 title on August 23, 2019. He earned the spot by winning one of the fast-track events of the male international beauty pageant.
Five of the 12 Mr. World 2019 semi-finalists are the winners of the five fast-track events namely extreme, sport, talent and creativity, fashion and multimedia. The sport challenge took place at the Victoria Sports Tower in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines on August 9, 2019.
As part of the sport challenge, the 72 Mr. World 2019 candidates, who were group into four teams named Red, Green, Yellow and Blue, competed in swimming, basketball and shuttle run. In the end, Mkhize was declared the overall winner.
Hailing from Bloemfontein, South Africa, Mkhize is a doctor who wants to specialize in cardiothoracic surgery. He also works as a model and a presenter of the South African television program “Top Billing.”
As someone who believes in the importance of sports and wellness, Mkhize loves basketball, football, cricket and rugby. Among the extreme things he has ever done were bungee jumping off the world’s highest commercial jump Bloukrans Bridge Bungy at the Bloukrans Bridge near Nature’s Valley, Western Cape, South Africa, cage diving with sharks and speed boating into Victoria Falls, a waterfall on the Zambezi River at the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Besting 12 other finalists, Mkhize was crowned Mr. World South Africa 2019 on July 13, 2019. If he wins Mr. World 2019, he will be the first titleholder of the international male beauty pageant from his home country.
Mkhize earned his medical degree from the University in Cape Town Faculty of Health Sciences in Cape Town, South Africa. He speaks English, Zulu and Xhosa.
The South African doctor has a Turkish Van cat named Lulu. Watch the “Top Billing” presenter talk about Elastoplast here: