(Port Elizabeth) Good News Daily attended the launch of the Mr PE UberMANn on February 8th. Here’s what outgoing Mr PE 2016, Nicholas Affat, and competition founder, Heinrich Schmidt, had to say:
For more details, here is the press release:
On June 3rd a new Sun Boardwalk Mr PE UberMANn will be chosen to represent the young men of the Nelson Mandela Metro in 2017. This prestigious title, in its sixteenth consecutive year, has increasingly grown in stature since its inception in 2002. The gala event is an undisputable highlight on the social calendar of the Eastern Cape.
The young gentleman chosen to fulfil the role of the Sun Boardwalk Mr PE UberMANn is not only to be the most dashing of all but more importantly a young man to whom the city’s youth can look up to. The young gentleman must represent his sponsors and the people of PE with great aplomb.
The Sun Boardwalk Mr PE UberMANn has a proud record of active involvement in social investment programs in Port Elizabeth. The aim of the title is to embrace responsibility and encourage a positive impact through community activities. It is not a modelling competition. The title carries the full weight and responsibility of the qualifying criteria set out in the entry form, as well as the expectations of all the sponsors involved. Past Mr PE’s have undoubtedly been much-needed role models to the youth of the region.
The 2017 titleholder will support three charitable organisations. APD, CANSA and a charity of his choice will benefit from fundraising events organised by the Mr. PE brand. The Sun Boardwalk Mr. PE UberMAnn 2017 will be responsible to garner pro-active community involvement and corporate social responsibility support for these chosen charities.
Qualifying criteria to enter the competition entails a valid driver’s license, a minimum grade 12 level of education and sober habits. Entrants can be of any race, single and between the ages of 20-30. Closing date for entries is March 22nd. The chosen contestants will start a six-week journey of self-discovery, self-development, skills development, physical training and many more activities to boost their self-confidence. The contestants are groomed in decorum, public speaking, how to handle group pressure, leadership abilities, impeccable manners and dress sense.
The finalists will be introduced to the public at the Boardwalk Amphi Theatre on May 1st . This first public appearance generates a lot of interest in the event. The entrants get the opportunity to get used to the limelight and the support of a live audience. Entry donation per person, R20.00, available at the door on said date.
The competition culminates in a spectacular and well-attended gala evening at the Boardwalk Hotel ICC on June 3rd, 2017. Talented local celebrity Roland Gaspar is the MC for the event. The Director of Boss Models and Mens Health Photographer, Byron Keulemans, will be on the panel of judges for the Gala night. The current Mr. PE, Nicholas Affat, and Miss SA 2017 will also be on the judging panel, joining representatives of naming right sponsor The Sun Boardwalk.