Costa Rica Sims was buzzing with excitement now that the Mr. Costa Rica Sims Pageant was finally here! I got to the venue early, the beautiful Costa Rica Sims Opera House. If you have never stopped by there you should it’s a beautiful piece of architecture and the gardens are just amazing! The focus of today was all the handsome Mr. Costa Rica Sims Finalists: Mr. Angelik Lavecchia, Mr. Brendan Macarthur, Mr. Didier Rascon, Mr. Pheonix Reyer and Mr. Xavier Midal. I snuck a peek backstage as they were waiting to make their first appearance and I was impressed each one handsome and styled impeccably. I even spotted Costa Rica Sims CEO Giancarlo Takacs backstage preparing for his job as host. I snagged a seat on the front row and settled in with my camera to catch it all.
The Pageant opened with our host Giancarlo Takacs, and stunning hostess Tali Munro introducing the handsome gentlemen in their swimsuits, talk about an attention grabber! All of the finalists walked onto the stage with confidence and style. I am sure I heard some hearts begin to beat faster seeing the gentlemen in those Vitamen swimsuits.
The casual wear was next, the contestants all wore a different outfit supplied by Chantkare. Every single contestant looked amazing, styled perfectly and I am sure many of the gentlemen in the audience went shopping after the pageant. As I watched each contestant take the stage and pose I kept thinking the judges are going to have such a hard decision to make!
Formalwear was the last of the fashion portions of the pageant and there is nothing like a man in a tux. The tuxedos supplied by Traveller Bade of Sartoria were beautifully tailored and obviously crafted with skill and care. The finalists took to the stage with an air of sophistication and style. Once each finalist reached the front of the stage they chose a judge to be asked a question from, the judges chosen posed thoughtful and relevant questions to the contestants. The finalists were given only a few minutes to think on their feet and did a magnificent job answering each one. They must have had nerves of steel!
Once all the finalists had taken the stage the winners of the Web Photogenic Contest, the Photogenic and Mr. Congeniality were announced. Mr. Web Photogenic went to the charming Brendan Macarthur, while Mr. Photogenic was the stylish Didier Rascon and Mr. Congeniality went to the quick witted Pheonix Reyer. The Opera House was filled with applause and congratulations for each of the winners.
The judges had a tough job to do and the time was at hand for them to make a decision, all of the distinguished judges were well qualified to make this choice, Kyra Deluxe the owner of Deluxe Makeup & Skin Studio, Saffia Widdershins the CEO of Prim Perfect Publications, Serene Faith Miss Virtual World 2011, Traveller Bade the owner and creator of Satoria men’s fashion along with Costa Ricas most well known landowner and entrepreneur WK Ganesvoort. While the judges deliberated the finalists along with the March 2011 Costa Rica Sims Influential Imani Enzo, entertained the audience with an adorable rendition of Material Girl. Imani made her way onto the stage gracefully and full of attitude, filing her nails and tapping her foot impatiently presented with declarations of devotion from the contestants she turned them down declaring in the song she was more interested in jewels upon which they all danced in unison and the crowd loved each moment!
Finally the time had arrived and as the audience and contestants alike held their breath as the top two finalists were called to the front of the stage: Mr. Pheonix Reyer and Mr. Didier Rascon! The announcement was made that the runner up would take over if the winner could not fulfill the role of Mr. Costa Rica, everyone was totally silent waiting for the winner to be announced. Giancarlo and Tali didn’t waste any time making the proclamation that Mr. Pheonix Reyer was the newest Mr. Costa Rica Sims! The crowd cheered and congratulated Pheonix as he took the stage, was presented the crown and thanked everyone involved.
After the pageant everyone met at the Costa Rica Ladies Society Botanical Garden for some fun; dancing and socializing, listening to the vocal stylings of blues singer Noma Falta and crooner Christopher135 Quan. Both performers are extremely talented and a delight to enjoy. Please go check them out if given the opportunity to hear them perform. Everyone involved in this year’s pageant deserves congratulations and thanks for a job well done, from Giancarlo and the Costa Rica Exec Team, to the finalists, the judges and sponsors to all the supporters that came out to cheer on our finalists. It was a great event and will be talked about for days to come as another wonderful Costa Rica Sims pageant! Be sure to check out the rest of the photos from the event at http://www.flickr.com/photos/costaricasims/