IN PHOTOS: New breed of Misters of Filipinas kings

Meet the new set of Misters of Filipinas kings!

Miguel Mari Guia, representing San Pablo City, on Sunday won Mister International Philippines 2016 during the finals night of Misters of Filipinas 2016.

The 27-year-old model will represent the Philippines at the Mister International 2016 pageant to be held in December in Bangkok, Thailand. Guia also bagged the Face of Misters 2016 and Mr One Canvas special awards.

Winners, too
Cordillera’s Christopher Dulagan, 22, was named Man of the World Philippines 2016. This proud Igorot police officer will compete in the inagural Man of the World pageant to be organized by Prime Events Production Philippines Inc (the producer of Misters of Filipinas) next year.

Charles Joseph Querol, whose photo as a gasoline attendant went viral online a few months ago, won Manhunt Philippines 2016. This 29-year-old representative of Balagtas, Bulacan will represent the country in Manhunt International 2017.

Comeback king of Bohol AR Dela Serna is Mister Supranational Philippines 2016. This 23-year-old former Misters runner-up is set to compete in Mister Supranational 2016 pageant to be held in Poland this December.

Albay’s Issa Janda, 21, won Man of the Year Philippines 2016. He will vie for a back-to-back victory in Man of the Year, won by Karan Singhdole last August. Janda also won Best in Formal Wear and Mr David’s Salon.

Basketball varsity player from Negros Occidental Vincent Issen Christopher Jarina, 20, was named Mister Asian Philippines 2016 and will compete in the upcoming Mister Asian 2016 competition this November.

Jeremiah Nicolas (Filipino Community of Melbourne) and Roshon Barman (Biliran Island) finished first and second runners-up, respectively. Barman also bagged Mr Telegenic and Mr Skin Philosophie.

The winners will undergo a series of rigorous training sessions in preparation for their respective international pageants.

The top 15
The 27 candidates opened the finals showheld at the Newport Performing Arts Theater of Resorts World Manila, opened in with a jungle inspired upbeat opening number. They then paraded in swimwear and formal wear before they were cut to 15.

The rest of the 15 finalists who moved forward to the question and answer round were Casius Charles Panopio (Batangas), Gerald John Fullante (Camarines Sur), Randy Angelo Ramos (Davao del Norte), Mark Vincent Villaflores (Dumaguete City), Ichin Daclan (General Santos City), Prince De Guzman (Fairview, Quezon City) and Bobby Royo (Sibuyan Island).

Daclan won Best in Swimwear while Romblon’s Roberto Lim Jr was awarded Mister Photogenic. Jonathan Maniquis (San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan) won Mister Congeniality and Mister Spiraderm. John Glenn Seridon (Cagayan Valley) bagged Mister Talent, Best in Ethnic Costume and the Online Popularity awards.

Mister International Organization president Alan Sim and Man of the Year pageant owner Raymond Djambek graced the event. Mutya ng Pilipinas Asia-Pacific International 2016 Ganiel Krishnan, Miss Manila 2016 Cristelle Tolentino and Ryan Tercero served as the masters of ceremonies. TEXT & PHOTOS BY Drew Francisco, Missosology.Org

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Misters of the Philippines 2014: Final Review and Fearless Prediction

Tonight, four new ‘kings’ will be crowned at the conclusion of this year’s most awaited male pageant in the country, Misters of the Philippines 2014. But before that, let me present my final review on some of this year’s candidates.

Last Wednesday, I fortunate to have witnessed the pre-pageant competition. That has help a lot in separating the men from the boys, the front-runners from the underdogs.

EAT OUR DUST. The front-runners, the leaders, the potential winners – these guys lived up to the hype and are expected to battle it out for the the four titles at stake.

CaloocanCALOOCAN CITY – Joseph Doruelo
I said this before, I’ll say it once more: Joseph has one of the best faces in the competition. He’s got it all – looks, body and the brain. He could be sexy in his trunks and dashing in his suit. He is one of the most prepared candidates. One can’t deny that Joseph is in the game to win the game.

NavotasNAVOTAS CITY – Mark Andrew Baron
A real contender stands out, no matter how hard you try to ignore him. This rings true for Mark Andrew who managed to prove his mettle as the pageant progressed. He may not be the very manly handsome type of guy, but his cuteness and magnetic aura makes him standout.

SaranganiSARANGANI – Ichin Daclan
Ichin’s modeling and pageant experience and his good physique are his greatest advantages. One can’t deny that this man is in the game to win the game. He is so much prepared for this. Height might play a disadvatage, but who cares? He is bankable.

TondoTONDO, MANILA – Neil Perez
The face of the competition, “Mamang Pulis” definitely is the front-runner in this competition. He is clearly the choice of the mob, not just of the media mileage he got but because he really prepared for the pageant. His consistency and rigid preparation makes him a strong contender for the title. The tag “Distinctively Handsome” perfectly fits him.

UKUNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN – Adam Davies
Drop-dead gorgeous is the best phrase to describe Adam. He boasts of a well-sculpted body and towering height. He excudes so much charisma and natural sexiness that are just hard to ignore. He is the most marketable among the candidates because of his looks. Ragged or formal, he remains exquisitely handsome.

WAIT ‘TIL WE HIT THE STAGE. No heavy favorites, always in the safe zone, but these guys could definitely give the front-liners a run for their money.

AklanAKLAN- Elvin Tiel
As the first guy to come up on stage, Elvin surely sets the bar high! With a good body and tantalizing stares, he will definitely be there in the semis. He is the competition’s silent killer.

BocaueBOCAUE, BULACAN – Niño Allain De Ocampo
With his youthful aura and pretty face, Allain surely makes heads turn. He may not be as heavily favored as the others but his consistency makes him a strong contender.

CompostelaCOMPOSTELA VALLEY – Mario Esquierdo Jr.
The proud pedicab driver is surely one of the faces to watch out for in the finals. He is very attractive and exudes so much positive aura. He also commands attention on the catwalk. He is peaking at the right time in the competition.

Sta CruzSTA. CRUZ, MANILA – Nicko Dela Cruz
Nicko has a very sexy face, the body and the height advantage. His experience in modeling surely polished his walk because he was breezing through both swimwear and formal wear rounds in the pre-pageant. She has all the goods and could make the cut.

THE VULNERABLE. Much were expected of these guys but they were hits-and-misses throughout the competition. They still have potential to place, but need to work on their weaknesses.

CebuCEBU – Alvin Arranguez
Admit it, Alvin didn’t live up to pre-arrival expectations. He is tall, has a charming face but lacking in winning aura. At the moment, she is being overshadowed by stronger candidates. I don’t see a back-to-back victory for Cebu this year.

Davao del SurDAVAO DEL SUR – Bap Nograles Petel
Bap has the height advantage but his downfall is his not-so-pageant-ready body. He also needs to loosen up a bit in the formal wear, as he seems a bit stiff on stage. Nevertheless, he easily gets noticed when side-by-side the rest of the candidates.

San LuisSAN LUIS, PAMPANGA – Glenn Suba
Glenn was one of the early favorites during pre-arrivals, but his absence during the press presentation surely played to his disadvantage. Even during the pre-pageant competition, he was lackluster and just drowns when beside the others. He needs to bring more energy on stage.

USAUNITED STATES OF AMERICA – Judah Cohen
He has the face, the height and the communication skills, add to that an impressive academic and corporate background. He was among the Top 5 Best in Swimwear, but I seriously think Judah needs to hit the gym ASAP.

NOT OVER ‘TIL IT’S OVER. The underrated boys in the competition who could be pleasant surprises come finals.

MabalacatMABALACAT, PAMPANGA- Alexis Francis Martinez
Tall with a nice body frame and a winsome smile, one would easily get smitten by Alexis’ charm. Not among the most talked about candidates, but could easily pull off an upset tonight.

PaombongPAOMBONG, BULACAN – Bernard Joseph Sumera
He was ignored at first because he didn’t have the facial advantage. But when Bernard hit the stage and started to showcase his dancing prowess, I started to notice this guy. He needs to add more fire to his presentation on stage to boost his chances.

SemiraraSEMIRARA ISLAND- Dennis Montero
Dennis may not have the face of a debonair, but he has a body of desire that will surely command your attention. Surprisingly, he gave a good performance during the pre-pageant.

 After much contemplattion, here’s my FINAL PREDICTION for tonight:

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Mister International Philippines: TONDO, MANILA – Neil Perez

Mister Global: CALOOCAN CITY – Joseph Doruelo
Mister Model International: UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN – Adam Davies
Mister Tourism International: STA. CRUZ, MANILA – Nicko Dela Cruz

5: SARANGANI – Ichin Daclan
6: NAVOTAS CITY – Mark Andrew Baron
7: AKLAN- Elvin Tiel
8: BOCAUE, BULACAN – Niño Allain De Ocampo
9: COMPOSTELA VALLEY – Mario Esquierdo Jr.
10: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA – Judah Cohen
11: MABALACAT, PAMPANGA- Alexis Francis Martinez
12: PAOMBONG, BULACAN – Bernard Joseph Sumera
13: CEBU – Alvin Arranguez
14: DAVAO DEL SUR – Bap Nograles Petel

 

Photographs from Misters of the Philippines website and FabPhilippines FB page

Misters of the Philippines 2014: Top 10 best bodies

The judges' picks: Best in Swimwear
The judges’ picks: Best in Swimwear

Misters Caloocan City, Tondo Manila, Saranggani, USA and Great Britain emerged as the judges’ Top 5 Best in Swimwear at the conclusion of the Misters of the Philippines 2014 Fitness in Swimwear competition held last Friday at Club Balai Isabel in Talisay City, Batangas.

While I respect the judges’ decision, I believe there are some other guys who deserve to be noticed for their pageant-ready bodies. Here is my list of the Top 10 Best Bodies in the competition:

Bocaue, Bulacan
10. Bocaue, Bulacan
Navotas City
9. Navotas City
Ilocos Norte
8. Ilocos Norte
Semirara Island
7. Semirara Island
Santa Cruz, Manila
6. Santa Cruz, Manila
Caloocan City
5. Caloocan City
Bukidnon
4. Bukidnon
Saranggani
3. Saranggani
Great Britain
2. Great Britain
Tondo, Manila
1. Tondo, Manila

Photographs: Events2images FB page

Misters of the Philippines 2014 candidates presented to the press

The official candidates of the most anticipated male pageant in the country this year were formally presented to the members of the press Thursday afternoon, August 28 at the Lancaster Hotel in Mandaluyong City.

The Misters of the Philippines 2014 candidates first introduced themselves one by one, before gracing the stage again to show off their fit bodies in red swimwear. Speaking of swimwear, the swimwear competition will be held tomorrow at Club Balai Isabel in Talisay City.

The finals night will be held on September 7 at the University of Makati Grand Theater.

Check out photos from the press presentation below (grabbed from Missosology):

Misters of the Philippines 2014: Meet the candidates

After months of searching, the list of the country’s most gorgeous men is now down to only 26.

Meet the Misters of the Philippines 2014 candidates who will battle it out for the four titles at stake—Mister International Philippines, Mister Model International Philippines, Mister Tourism International Philippines, and Mister Global Philippines.

“This is the first time that a national pageant for men in the Philippines will select multiple winners. Hopefully we can replicate what we did last year, project director Carlo Morris Galang said in a press statement. Prime Events Productions Philippines Foundation Inc., the group behind Mister International Philippines 2013 and Manhunt International Philippines 2013, has decided to change the name “to make [it] the biggest pageant for men in the country”.

The finals will be held on September 7 at the University of Makati Grand Theater. Former Miss Philippines Earth titleholder Angelee Claudette delos Reyes and actor Carlos Agassi will host the event.

Know more about them by checking out their individual profiles herePhotos from the Misters of the Philippines website