Eighty countries will compete for Mr. World 2009, it was recently announced in London. For the very first time the event will be held in Korea, in September.
Julia Morley said, 'I am so delighted that we will have the opportunity to showcase the beautiful country of Korea to the rest of the world as our contestants battle it out for the title of Mr World.
Previous winners from the Mr World pageant came from Belgium (1996), Venezuela (1998), Uruguay (2001), Brazil (2003), and Spain (2007).
Spain's Juan Garcia Postigo has been reigning since March 2007.