Riccardo Pagan, 24 year old from Mestre – Venezia will be representing Italy at the World final of Men Universe Model 2018 which will be taking place at Puerto Plata (Dominican Republic) from 18 to 28 July. In Italy the pageant is connected with Mister Italia, which has chosen as strategy and main characteristic exactly the fact of being paired to the major international male pageant. The sash was given to Riccardo recently on the occasion of national final of Mister Italia which took place at the Arena of the Perla Casino & Hotels in Nova Gorica (Slovenia).
Pagan is 1.87 tall dark hair and eyes, he is a Leo. He graduated few months ago from the University of Padova in International Political Science. He pairs his passion for fashion to the one for sports, he practices athletics and he won 4 national titles in long jump as well as participated as finalist to the junior Olimpics in Singapore. In the 2016 edition of Mr Italia he won the title of Mister Fitness.
Italian representative in the latest editions of various international male contests have been excellent: Marco d’Elia won 1th runner up title in the final of Mr Model International in Miami, 3nd Runner Up place for Vinicio Modolo in Bangkok for Mister International, in the same contest the previous year in Manila, Andrea Luceri won the sash “Mister Telegenic”, Andrea Biondo was 1st Runner Up at Mister United Ambassador in Jakarta, Giuseppe Alfano was 6th among at Mister Ocean in Taiwan. Next one to leave will be Mirko Pividore, new Mister Italia who will participate in the 2018 final of Mister Universal Ambassador in Jaipur (India).
Italy participated in Men Universe Model five times (2014, 2013, 2012, 2009 & 2008) with three runners-up finish (2014 3rd RU, 2009 2nd RU, & 2008 3rd RU) and one top 12 (2012). Their last participation was in 2014 with Andrea Gobbato who finished 3rd RU.