Representing Nepal, Akshay Jung Rayamajhi, 22, is will be one of the Top 12 semi-finalists of Mister World 2019. He earned the spot on August 21, 2019 by winning one of the fast track events, which is the multimedia challenge.
The 72 candidates of Mr. World 2019 were asked to interact with their fans across social media channels. They also did videos promoting the Philippines and the work of the Tuloy Foundation of Father Marciano “Rocky” Evangelista in San Jose Village Alabang, Muntinlupa City, Metro Manila, Philippines.
On August 10, 2019, the Mr. World World 2019 candidates visited the Tuloy Foundation and the street children their. On August 23, 2019, hours before the coronation night, judges declared Rayamajhi as the candidate with the best interactions with fans and best videos promoting the Philippines and the Tuloy Foundation.
This made Rayamajhi the fourth candidate to enter the Top 12 semi-finals via fast track events. The first three were Fezile Mkhize, 28, of South Africa, Wayne Walsh, 28, of Ireland, and Mikaele Ahomana, 24, of Tonga, who won the sports, extreme and talent and creativity challenges, respectively.
The Mr. World 2019 coronation night will take place at the Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines.
It will be the 10th edition of the international male beauty pageant. It marks the first time the pageant is held in the country.
Mr. World 2016 Rohit Khandelwal, 29, of India will crown his successor at the Mr. World 2019 coronation night. If Rayamajhi wins the crown, he will be the pageant’s first titleholder from Nepal.
Rayamajhi hails from Nepal’s capital city Kathmandu. The city is also home to footballer Narendra Man Singh, cricketer Paras Khadka, marathon runner Baikuntha Manandhar and actors Amrita Acharia, Hari Bansha Acharya, Manisha Koirala and Madan Krishna Shrestha.
On June 3, 2017, Rayamajhi was crowned Mr. World Nepal. Besting 27 other contestants, he succeeded his fellow Kathmandu native Ganesh Agrawal, 32, who did not place in Mr. World 2016.
Meanwhile, here is a clip featuring some of the Mr. World 2019 candidates: