Congratulations Williamson Williamson Sintyl!
After collecting more than 2.3 million votes which allowed him to remain among the last 5 finalists, 27-year-old Williamson Sintyl was able to count on the unwavering support of Haitians worldwide to become one of the three winners of the Mars Shot competition.
As the Emirates gears up for its historic mission to Mars, the nation joined forces with comedian Kevin Hart for the ‘Mars Shot’ campaign, to make people’s wildest dreams come true. From the total number of applicants, the top five finalists selected after an online public vote were Williamson Sintyl, 27 from Haiti, Dolly Aswani, 24, from India, Ward Taim Hassa, 14, from Syria, Reina Özbay, 11, from The USA, and Astrid Corina, 26, from Romania.
Out of hundreds of thousands of global entries, Williamson is one of three winners. The winners were selected on August 5th during a live streaming event hosted by Kevin Hart. During the finale, each finalist was interviewed by a celebrity judging panel who then selected the three winners who will see their Mars Shots become a reality.
By winning the competition, Sintyl will be able to count on their financial support to bring his dream of building the first mentoring center in Haiti. According to Juno, this will be the first of its kind in the Caribbean region.
Williamson is from Haiti and moved to Utah after surviving Haiti’s massive earthquake in 2010. Now ten years later, Williamson is empowering youth in Haiti through mentoring.
Hart speaking during the finale told Williamson, “Your passion is unbelievable man, I can see there’s a real fire.”
In a video released immediately after the results were announced, Sintyl thanked all of his voters, expressing his deep appreciation for comedian Kevin Hart and Mars Short team.