Representing Dominican Republic, Rafael Columna, 23, almost won Mister Tourism World 2019. He was the second runner-up of the fourth edition of the international male beauty pageant established in Bali, Indonesia on January 30, 2016 with a headquarter in Greenwich, London, England, United Kingdom.
Columna hails from Monseñor Nouel, Dominican Republic. He is a sociologist and he serves as a project coordinator at the Misses of Dominican Republic.
Including Columna, 19 men from around the world competed in Mister Tourism World 2019. The coronation night took place at the Montekristo Estate in Siġġiewi, Malta on January 11, 2020.
It was Danial Hansen, 24, of Malaysia who won the Mister Tourism World 2019 title. He succeeded Mister Tourism World 2018 Kyle Vosper, 25, of England.
Runner-up to Hansen was Jomar Josue Perez, 24, of Puerto Rico. Jeremy Lensink, 28, of the Netherlands and Carlos Santana, 29, of Brazil were the respective third and fourth runners-up.
Kotaro Kasamatsu of Japan, Herald Conner of Venezuela and Abdullah Cheng of the Philippines finished in the Top 8. Samuel Lopez Arcos of Spain, Alberto Quijada of Mexico, Omar Orlando Dale of Jamaica, Chanatip Nathon of Thailand and Wayne Cassar of Malta finished in the Top 13.
The Charmingly Cultured Award was given to Columna. The Monseñor Nouel native also the Best Speaker first runner-up.