The 2010 Mr World competition has officially began with early arrivalsÂ of contestants from different parts of the globeÂ as they headÂ straight to the gym.
According to a statement, sent online by Jamie Ley, the Mr. World Press Officer, “Mr World 2010 Korea,Â “Today is the official start of the Mr World , a two week festival and the contestants have been arriving at Incheon International Airport in their droves. The official Mr World buses have been going to and from the airport all day dropping off contestants who have just landed in Korea, and for many it is their first ever visit to the land of the morning calm.
There will be an official welcoming dinner tonight at The Golden Sky Resort where senior government officials including the Mayor of Incheon will be among the special guests.
Venezuela, Costa Rica and Dominican Republic caused a stir as they arrived wearing their national scarves. â€œItâ€™s just great to finally be hereâ€ said Venezuela. Costa Rica declared â€œI think I can speak for everyone when I say weâ€™ve been looking forward to this for a long time!â€
The contestants who arrived early decided to hit the gym. Any advantage you can gain over rival contestants could be vital so they were quick to get their gym shorts on and head down to the fitness centre.
Ireland said â€œIt just feels good to get the blood pumping againâ€ as he added an extra weight to the Chest workout machine. United States agreed â€œIt feels great to be down here. I just want to be in tip-top condition for the physical challenges that lie aheadâ€ he said.
MR WORLD 2010 will be produced by the Miss World Organisation.
THE MISS WORLD ORGANISATION owns and manages Mr World, as well as the annual Miss World Finals, a contest that has grown into one of the Worldâ€™s biggest events.Â Since launch is 1951, the Miss World Organisation has raised more than $500m for childrenâ€™s charities.