Rendel Ferros belongs to the Indian state of Goa. He was elected Mr. Goa 2019 (Second Runner-up) at the annual Mr. Goa contest held last year (2019) in the month of December. Along with winning this title, he also won direct entry to the final show of India’s biggest annual pageant for men – Rubaru Mr. India. The upcoming edition of the pageant will stage later this year. In this exclusive interview, this very good-looking fitness trainer and model from Panaji, Goa, talks about his perspective on life and experiences, how he handles tough situations and criticism and what more can be expected from him at the Rubaru Mr. India 2020 pageant.
Q. First of all many congratulations to you on making it to the final show of Rubaru Mr. India 2020 pageant. How do you feel about it?
Rendel Ferros: It is a wonderful feeling to get selected as one of the finalists at this year’s Rubaru Mr. India contest. It is the biggest pageant for men in India and securing a place in the finals really means a lot to me. I am very grateful to my well-wishers who supported during this journey. I am really looking forward to give my best and have a great time with all my fellow contestants at the upcoming pageant. It is a very rare opportunity that has come my way and I want to make the most out of it.
Q. What are the qualities that you believe helped you during the Mr. Goa 2019 contest?
Rendel Ferros: Optimism – if I had to sum up everything in just one word then, it would be optimism. Mr. Goa 2019 pageant taught me that hard work and dedication always pay off – whether you are competing at any pageant or in general – you just need to stay optimistic. During my days at Mr. Goa contest, there came many situations that were not very easy to tackle as it was a pageant and pageants these days have become much more competitive. Just a good physique and attractive looks are not enough to make your presence felt. In all those situations – good or bad – it was my optimistic approach towards all the happenings that worked in my favor and did not let my confidence break. Once you feel confident about yourself, anything that you do does not seem that difficult.
Q. What approach do you follow in the times of crisis?
Rendel Ferros: In my opinion, one should not lose hope. That is what I do. I never lose hope and I never give-up. Hope is a very powerful tool that has changed the lives of several individuals across the globe. Hope generates to optimism and optimism generates possibilities and possibilities can be turned into realities. The light of hope has the potential to remove the darkness caused by tough times.
Q. What is ‘life’ according to you?
Rendel Ferros: A series of unpredictable transitions that helps an individual grow with time.
Q. Describe yourself in three words.
Rendel Ferros: Optimistic, determined and disciplined.
Q. After giving a confident and fantastic performance at the Mr. Goa contest, can same be expected from you during the upcoming edition of Rubaru Mr. India?
Rendel Ferros: Mr. Goa 2019 pageant marked a turning point in life. It helped me look at my life from a much broader perspective. Nothing was preplanned as I was still in the phase where I was learning things and side by side I began implementing my lessons. All this did help me during the Mr. Goa pageant and I hope the same would work for me at Rubaru Mr. India. I love to learn and gain new experiences that life offers. Mr. Goa was one such experience and I believe same would happen at Rubaru Mr. India.
Q. Lastly, any message for the readers and your well-wishers.
Redel Ferros: Thank you so much guys for all your love and support. I understand we are all facing crisis in today’s world however just like other difficult and unpleasant times, these times would also pass. Things never remain the same. There is always a sunrise after every dark night. Sun will once again rise and everything will be fine.