Juan García Postigo

Juan García Postigo (born January 19, 1982) is a Spanish actor, model, sommelier,[1] hotelier,[2] entrepreneur,[2] and male beauty pageant titleholder who won the Mister Spain 2006 competition, and then later on won the Mister World 2007 title in Sanya, Hainan, China.[3] He is the first Spanish to have won the title of Mister World.

Juan García Postigo
Born (1982-01-19) January 19, 1982 (age 40)
EducationDegree in Business Management
Certified Hotelier
Licensed Sommelier
Alma materUniversity of Malaga
Escuela de Cocina de Barcelona
Colegio Público Ramón Simonet
Occupation
  • Actor
  • model
  • sommelier
  • hotelier
  • entrepreneur
Height191 cm (6 ft 3 in)
Beauty pageant titleholder
TitleMister Spain 2006
Mister World 2007
Hair colorDark Brown
Eye colorLight Blue
Major
competition(s)
Mister Spain 2006
(Winner)
Mister World 2007
(Winner)

As an actor, García Postigo is best known for his roles in the television shows Los Serrano (2003), ¡A ver si llego! (2009), and La hora de José Mota (2009).[4][5][6]

BiographyEdit

Early life and educationEdit

García was born on January 19, 1982[7] in Málaga, Costa del Sol, Andalusia, Spain.[4] He attended the Colegio Público Ramón Simonet for his primary education. As a teenager, García played indoor soccer and was his school team's goalkeeper.[8][1] He was discovered at seventeen (17) years old by Manuel Beltrán, a director of a talent management agency in Málaga, while García was commencing studies for a business management degree at the University of Malaga.[1][9]

His foray into modeling and beauty pageant competitions, and then consequently acting, was accidental and with much hesitation at first. García's parents, especially his mother, wanted him to pursue and complete his degree before anything else. His parents did not want him to get distracted from his studies.[9]

Career and Business VenturesEdit

As a lover of wine, García is also a licensed sommelier with professional training from the Escuela de Cocina de Barcelona,[1] and official certification from the Federación de Asociaciones de Bármanes Españoles (FABE).[2]

As an entrepreneur and hotelier, García is one of three founding partners of the Hotel Málaga Premium. He is co-owner of La Terraza Oasis de Málaga, a terrace bar, and of the Alcazaba Premium Hostel Málaga.[2]

PageantryEdit

García first trained as a model under a talent management agency in Madrid. A few months after training, he was already walking the runways of several Spanish fashion designers and gracing the catalogs of popular menswear brands in Spain. García's decision to enter pageantry was, at first, made in jest.[1]

Mister Spain 2006Edit

While García was working at his brother's bar in Torremolinos,[6] one of his friends dared him to enter the Mister Málaga 2006 competition, a precursory contest that chooses the Málagan representative to the Mister Spain pageant. He disclosed in later interviews that the decision to compete at Mister Málaga and then Mister Spain 2006 was "just for fun... to have a good time," and that he did not expect to win both competitions.[1]

Mister World 2007Edit

After winning the Míster España title, García represented Spain at the Mister World 2007 competition in Sanya, Hainan, China.[6]

During the preliminaries, García and the other Mister World delegates competed in a number of events, including the sports and extreme challenge competitions where they had to hike and climb a mountain on Hainan island,[4] as well as practice kung fu and tai chi.[10] For the talent competition, García, a licensed sommelier, opted to demonstrate the wine decantation process.[4]

On March 31, 2007 at the finals held in Sanya City, China, García was declared Mister World 2007, besting 57 other contestants.[4]

García reigned until March 27, 2010, and then passed on his title to Mister World 2010 Kamal Ibrahim of Ireland. García is the first and only Spanish Mister World winner, thus far.[4][5][11]

Views on Cosmetic SurgeryEdit

When asked if he had anything done on his face, Garcia said in an interview that although he has nothing against cosmetic surgery, he has done no aesthetic surgery to enhance his appearance, and that the only surgical procedure he has ever had is an appendectomy, as he once suffered from acute appendicitis.[11]

FilmographyEdit

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Network Notes
2003 Los Serrano Telecinco
2007 El Intermedio LaSexta
2007 Las mañanas de Cuatro Cuatro
2009 ¡A ver si llego! Telecinco
2009 La hora de José Mota
2010 ¡Mira quién baila!
2010 Pasapalabra Telecinco
2012 Mister World 2012 Judge

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Juan García Postigo, modelo y actor. Un Míster con nariz de oro". Diario Sur (in Spanish). Vocento. 6 September 2009. Retrieved 8 July 2020.
  2. ^ a b c d "The Founding Partners". Hotel Málaga Premium. Retrieved 4 November 2019.
  3. ^ "World's hottest man". Daily Telegraph. April 2, 2007. Retrieved 30 April 2011.
  4. ^ a b c d e f "JUAN GARCÍA POSTIGO MISTER MUNDO 2007 / «Yo no me veo tan guapo como dicen algunas»". El Diario Montañés (in Spanish). Vocento. 22 April 2007. Retrieved 9 July 2020.
  5. ^ a b "Espanhol vencedor do 'Mister World' se diz surpreso com brasileiros barrados". Globo.com (in Spanish). 11 March 2008. Retrieved 9 July 2020.
  6. ^ a b c "El malagueño Juan García Postigo, Mister Mundo 2007". Diario Sur (in Spanish). Vocento. 1 April 2007. Retrieved 8 July 2020.
  7. ^ Olivo, Sara (27 February 2008). "Míster Mundo: "No te puedes hinchar a chuches y helados todos los días"". 20 Minutos (in Spanish). Retrieved 9 July 2020.
  8. ^ Blanco, Alejandro (9 April 2007). "Se rieron de Mister Mundo". 20 Minutos (in Spanish). Retrieved 9 July 2020.
  9. ^ a b Heredia, Amanda (2 April 2007). "Juan García Postigo, Mister Mundo gracias a una palmera de chocolate". 20 Minutos (in Spanish). Retrieved 9 July 2020.
  10. ^ "Juan García Postigo es el hombre más guapo del mundo". Europa Press (in Spanish). 12 April 2007. Retrieved 9 July 2020.
  11. ^ a b "Juan García, Mister Mundo: "De lo único que me he operado es de apendicitis"". 20 Minutos (in Spanish). 12 April 2007. Retrieved 9 July 2020.

External linksEdit

Awards and achievements
Preceded by Mister World
2007
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Borja Alonso
Mister Spain
2006
Succeeded by
Luis Muñoz