The United Nations Pageants World finals will be held in Kingston Jamaica July 1-10, 2016. The pageant will see Teens, Miss, Mrs, Ms and Mr competing from all over the world.
Meet Davon McFarlane, who will be wearing the title of Mr Jamaica Diaspora United Nations 2016.
Tell us about yourself?
My name is Davon McFarlane. I am 25-year-old. I was born in Port Antonio Jamaica and at the age of 6 I relocated to the United States. I grew up in Queens New York where I was the only freshman to make the Varsity Basket team at Bayside High school in NYC.
In my Junior and Senior year, I was listed in the Top 50 best basketball players in the city. I got injured and turned to modeling I am represented by Nole Marin Judge of ''Americas Top Model" at Aim model Management NYC and NTA Talent Agency in Los Angeles California. I just received the title as Mr Jamaica Diaspora United Nations 2016. I am excited about it because it gives me a platform to reach out to Youths.
What do you love about the United Nations Pageant?
It is big on a charity work. I have seen the winners touring the world and raising money for charities. I have seen the contestants painting schools in Jamaica and giving motivational talks. I have seen the contestants providing clothes and cooking for kids in the Children’s Home. I would love to lend my hands in impacting lives. My goal is to give back. I want to inspire the youths in a positive way.
What projects are you currently working on?
The project I am currently working on is a comedy musical in Hollywood called "Down on your knees and up to the moon". I am also working on some dancehall tracks for a well-known movie production company here in LA , De passé Jones Entertainment Group.
What about your work in 2015?
In the year of 2015, I appeared in Fila Europe commercial, Lady Gaga fragrance campaign, Fila Sportswear campaign, Dave and Buster ad, California lottery commercial and on MTV comedy greatest party story ever.
What do you like to do for fun?
For fun I just relax on the beach, playing Basketball and listen to Gregory Isaacs, Sanchez, or Beres Hammond. I can say I am an old soul.
Who are your Role Models?
My role models are Marcus Garvey, Denzel Washington, Bob Marley, and Robert De niro.
What are you looking forward to most in visiting Jamaica for the World final?
What I am looking forward to most is to eating some Ackee and salt fish with green bananas and some sugarcane. Secondly to have a great time and make some great connections.
What does the title Mr Jamaica Diaspora United Nations 2016 means to you?
First, it is an honour to wear the title. I am humbled by it. It is a chance for me to have a voice and to speak for the millions of Jamaicans that love Jamaica but live in other countries. I want Jamaicans to know that we have a lot to contribute to the development of the country. My passion is to reach the youths. I want to encourage them to stay in school and get their education. Jamaica need hands that are productive and they can all help to build the country.
I can’t wait to help with the painting of Schools and visiting the Children’s homes.
What are your final words to readers?
I want you to follow my progress to the World finals in July. My Facebook page will soon be up. I am still in need of sponsorship to get to the World finals. If any company or individuals wants to help in sponsorship. You can contact me via email: Davonmcfarlane@gmail.com