Misters of the Philippines 2014: My early favorites

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The excitement leading up to the finals of the Misters of the Philippines 2014 pageant is already peaking. But before the 26 men fight tooth and nail for the four titles at stake, let me first share a list of my early favorites.

CALOOCAN CITY, Joseph DorueloCALOOCAN CITY, Joseph Doruelo He’s got it all – looks, body and the brain. He’s a registered nurse by profession (who aspires to be a doctor, too) and also does print, commercial and ramp modelling. He may be the youngest contestant at 20, but he has one of the best faces in the pageant for me.

CEBU, Alvin ArranguezCEBU, Alvin Arranguez This hotel and restaurant management student from the University of Visayas says he will try his “very best to live up to the title that Cebu is the cradle of beauty in the south”, following the success of Cebuano Gil Wagas in last year’s Mister International pageant. With his towering 6’2″ tall and that winsome smile, he will surely get noticed easily.

DAVAO DEL SUR, Bap Nograles PetelDAVAO DEL SUR, Bap Nograles Petel This University of Southeastern Philippines graduate is very underrated. He has a pretty impressive background as a host, singer and theater actor, plus he is also into modeling in Mindanao. His downfall at the moment is his not-so-pageant-ready body. But if he gets to improve his physiue I can see him as a good representative for the country in an international pageant.

STA. CRUZ, MANILA, Nicko Dela CruzSTA. CRUZ, MANILA, Nicko Dela Cruz This Multimedia Arts graduate from De La Salle College of Saint Benilde believes pageants are a way “to boost self-esteem [and] develop one’s persionality.” And it seems that his experience in other pageants as well as in the recent Philippine Fashion Week has helped a lot in honing him both as a model and a pageant guy. His best asset for me is his manly face accentuated by his jawline. He has very strong presence, too. Watch out because this guy could win it all.

TONDO, MANILA, Neil PerezTONDO, MANILA, Neil Perez The moment I was informed (by his trainer) that Neil will be joining the pageant, I knew he will be the most talked about candidate. A cop joining a pageant is a man-bites-dog kind of story that the media will surely feast on. Neil has an interesting background, a very masculine face and a good body. All he needs to focus on is his people and communication skills because he appears timid and shy during interviews.

USA, Judah CohenUSA, Judah Cohen Another candidate with the boy-next-door looks is Judah, who was born and raised in Connecticut, USA. He finished financial management at the University of San Carlos in Cebu and now works as a forex market analyst. This 6’3″ tall guy first joined the Mossimo Bikini Summit in 2011. Looking forward to see his body now because he is an obvious contender.

The finals will be held on September 7 at the University of Makati Grand Theater. Know more about them by checking out their individual profiles here.

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