Filipino-Persian model Sam Ajdani is set to represent the Philippines in the Mister World 2016 competition to be held in the United Kingdom in July.
The 26-year-old Ajdani was chosen by Cory Quirino, Philippine franchise owner of the Miss and Mr World pageants.
Ajdani graduated with a degree in engineering from the University of the East.
No Filipino candidate has won the pageant since it started in 1996.
Actor-athlete Andrew Wolff, however, almost bagged the crown finishing first runner up in 2012.
The finals will be held at the Southport Theatre Convention Centre (STCC) in London n July 19.