Last May I recieved a phone call from one of my agents in Miami to go compete in this competition called  ” Mr. Universe”. I didnt know what I was getting myself into, come to find out she sent my pictures into the USA Rep for the competition and I won  the spot to go and represent my country!

The competion was held in Domican Republic, yes, very similar to Miss America! I competed against 45 other guys from 45 other countries and was Judged based off internet votes, Questions from the Judges , Photoshoots, Interveiws with press, and then the stage competion its self!

We traveled from Santo Domingo, Puerta Plata, to  Punta Cana, doing fashion shows, press stops and even Tv stations!  and it latsed for 2 weeks! I can say this was the best time of my life, I mean: all expenses paid travel, food, and even working modeling, not to mention the amazing people from the other countries! The Competion was sponsored by Barcelo Resorts and Hard Rock Cafe! And to top it off the resort was unlimted drinks for free, what a set up!

We had a strict schedule though:

Check it out: http://www.bellezavenezolana.net/MrUniverseModel/2011/MUM2011schedule.htm

Im down on far left corner!

So Here is what I saw when I pulled into the resort!

As I thought this is amazing if nothing else this will be a amazing vacation and boy was it!

 WHILE, I had fun it was also a competition still and these other guys came super ready! I had not clue what to expect!

Days were filled with photoshoots :

 

After the shoots we had Press meetings with Television staions and fans!

First stop: VISIT TO ANTENA LATINA TV STATION

All of this attention felt amazing! We went from spot to spot for fans and press! And come to find out I was even in a local newspaper as one of the lead guys expected to win!

Front cover of paper!

Fans were beautiful super supportive, esp when I said I was from USA!

 Next Tv stop: TELESISTEMA

Yes I had my phone scrolling “USA” ….hey technology!

The trip not only had tv appearances but alot of fashion shows!

 

A fashion show for Zebu Jeans around the resort pool!

Fashion show for Resort

After the fun a games the final Day Comes and here is where it got personall!

Here’s the stage: Now the crazy thing about this picture, if you look closely in the right side of the pic, there’s a guy pointing, right after this picture was snapped a worker fell from the top by those spotlights all the way to the stage, luckily he was ok but geeessseeee!

SO FIRST THING UP JUDGES AND QUESTIONS:

NOW I THOUGHT I DID PRETTY GOOD, KEEP IN MIND THERE WERE ONLY 7  OUT OF US 40 THAT SPOKE ENGLISH THE REST WAS ALL DIFFERENT LANGUAGES AND THE JUDGE SPOKE SPANISH MOST OF THEM!

THEN:

NATIONAL COSTUME

THIS WAS JUST FOR THE REHERSAL, FOR THST SHOW I WAS SHIRTLESS!

THEN:

FORMAL WEAR:

WELL AT THE END OF IT ALL  IM SAD TO SAY , I DIDNT WIN, BUT I WILL ALWAYS REMBER THIS EXPIERENCE, AND THE WONDERFUL PEOPLE AND CONNECTIONS I MADE THREW OUT THE TRIP AND I MEAN IM  STILL.

MR. USA!

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