IN PHOTOS: New breed of Misters of Filipinas kings

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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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Pagbilao’s Reniel Villareal, Tacloban’s Rick Kristoffer Palencia win top honors in Misters 2015

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MISTERS 2015 WINNERS. From left: Kevin Fichera (2nd runner-up), Willan Pagayon (Mr Tourism International Philippines 2015), Rick Kristoffer Palencia (Mr Global Philippines 2015), Reniel Villareal (Mr International Philippines 2015), Arcel Yambing (Mr Model International Philippines 2015) and Don Mcgyver Cochico (1st runner-up).

The candidates from Pagbilao, Quezon and Tacloban City were named as the top two winners of Misters 2015 The Pageant.

Pagbilao’s Reniel Villareal was named Mister International Philippines 2015. He will be vying for a back-to-back victory in the Mister International 2015 finals to be held November 30 in the Philippines. Police officer Neil Perez is the reigning Mister International. Villareal also won Best in Formal Wear.

Rick Kristoffer Palencia of Tacloban City won the Mister Global Philippines 2015 title. He will be competing in the Mister Global pageant to be held in Thailand next year. Palencia was awarded Best in Ethnic Wear.

Bacolor, Pampanga’s Arcel Yambing won the Mister Model International Philippines 2015 title and will wear the Philippines sash in Mister Model International 2015 to be held in November in Miami, Florida.

Willian Pagayon of Iloilo City was awarded the Mister Tourism International Philippines 2015 title and will compete in the Mister Tourism International 2016 pageant.

City of Manila’s Don Mcgyver Cochico and Kevin Fichera from the Filipino Community of Italy finished first and second runners-up, respectively.

Completing the Top 10 finalists were: Victoria, Australia (Ari Kane), Santa Rosa City (Karan Singhdole), Bohol (AR dela Serna) and Germany (Siegfried Bauer). The rest of the Top 15 semifinalists were: Great Britain (Jules Chan), Laguna (JE Adajar), Lipa City (John Nicholo Zacarias), Mati City (Red Bayron) and Olongapo City (Earlmond Ross Lee)

The fast track winners who earned automatic spots in the semifinals were Lipa City (Best in Beach Wear), Olongapo City (Best in Talent), Great Britain (Fitness Challenge winner) and Germany (Mr Multimedia). Bohol won Mr Photogenic while Quezon City (Jake Camarines) was voted as Mr Friendship.

The finals was held Sunday night, September 13, at the Newport Performing Arts Theater in Resorts World Manila. Beauty queens Mary Ann Bianca Guidotti and Eva Psyche Patalinhug hosted the event.

In attendance were Mister International Organization president Mr Alan Sim, Mister Model International 2014 Victor Zanatta from Fernando de Noronha and Mister Tourism International 2014 Andrio Frazon.

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REIGNING KINGS. Mister Model International 2014 Victor Zanatta from Fernando de Noronha, Mister Tourism International 2014 Andrio Frazon and Mister International 2014 Neil Perez

MISTERS 2015: Fearless predictions

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Tonight, a new batch of Philippine pageant kings will be named at the Misters 2015 The Pageant finals night to be held at the Resorts World Manila. But before that, here are my final choices for MISTERS 2015.

TOP BETS FOR THE TITLES

1. Tacloban City – Rick Kristoffer PalenciaTacloban City – Rick Kristoffer Palencia (for Mr International)
Rick Kristoffer Palencia has proven many times throughout the competition that he is the major force to reckon with. Making it to tje top 5 of the beach wear, talent and formal wear competitions and winning the Best in Ethnic Wear award are enough to tell that he is slaying the competition. As the first among the 30 candidates to hit the stage, Rick has set the bar really high. Naysayers claim he lacks the charisma and the height. But those who have seen him up close many times (myself included) say otherwise. Rick’s effortless charm and unassuming beauty make him a standout.

12. Pagbilao, Quezon – Reniel Villareal

Pagbilao, Quezon – Reniel Villareal (for Mister Global)
This guy has already captured attention during the final screening. His very Pinoy looks, well-proportioned body and towering height make all the girls and the girls at heart melt. Reniel didn’t disappoint throughout the season. He minted his front-runner status by finishing in the top 5 of the beach wear, ethnic wear and formal wear competitions. All the signs are pointing at a sure title for this guy come finals. However, he need to improve in the Q&A segment in order to cement his victory.

14. Filipino Community of Australia – Robert Mcnamara

Australia – Robert Mcnamara (for Mister Model International)
Robert is one of the most anticipated candidates in the competition and he didn’t disappoint. He got one of the most stunning faces in the competition. Aside from that, he also boasts of a good body and communication skills. He appeared to be a little under the radar in previous events. Making it as a finalist in the Crossfit challenge seems an affirmation that he’ll come out stronger come finals night.

7. Filipino Community of Germany – Siegried Schmidt Bauer

Germany – Siegried Schmidt Bauer (for Mister Tourism International)
This 27-year-old half-German international cabin crew was born and raised in Cebu. He could be connsidered as the “fan favorite” among the candidates after winning the pre-arrival poll and the texters’ choice award during the beach wear competition in Davao. But aside from his perceived popularity, Sieg is also a talented man. His song and sketching number earned him a Top 5 spot in the Talent competition. His previous experiences in modelling will definitely come in handy when he hits the runway come finale.

30. City of Manila – Don Mcgyver Cochico

City of Manila – Don Mcgyver Cochico
Like Neil Perez, Don is banking on his police officer background for a shot at winning any of the titles at stake. His performance has been underwhelming in the early rounds, but that doesn’t mean he won’t fight til the very end. He needs to add more confidence in his presentation to complement the looks, the height and the body.

TOP 10

1Santa Rosa City – Karan Singdole
He literally stands out among the candidates because of his towering 6’2″ height and Indian looks, but this guy has so much more to offer. His good physique earned him a top 5 spot in the beach wear competition. With his presentation skills, he got the nod of the judges and made it to the top 5 of the ethnic wear segment. He might be Indian by blood, but Karan is 100% Pinoy by heart.

Lipa City – John Nicholo Zacarias
The fishmonger and registered nurse has proven to be a worthy competitior since Day 1. Winning the Darling of the Press award is no surprise given how well mannered and adorable this guy is. His best asset is his well-sculpted body, which earned his a spot in the beach wear top 5.

Great Britain – Jules Chan
Jules made a good impression during the press presentation with his well-sculpted body. His song and dance number during the talent portion was very entertaining. Yet these weren’t enough to place him as a finalist in the early fast track rounds. But it’s never over ’til it’s over for this young man. He was one of the seven finalists in the Crossfit challenge held early this week and finished in the Top 5 of the formal wear competition.

Laguna Province – John Edgar Adajar
The “maangas” look is what makes JE adorable, but once you get to talk to him, he’s very amiable and well-spoken. This mixed martial arts fighter and a pre-law student has a strong stage presence, but needs to work on improving his physique. But watch out, because he will surely rock the Q&A round and give them front-rinners a run for their money.

Floridablanca, Pampanga – Patrick Magtanong
Patrick owns one of the freshest faces in the competition. This tall and slender man has walked the ramp of the Philippine Fashion Week and has done a few photoshoots for designers and clothing brands. It won’t be a surprise if he snatches a title.

TOP 15

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Iloilo City – Willan Pagayon
Olongapo City – Earlmond Ross Lee
Bohol Province – AR dela Serna
Bacolor, Pampanga – Arcel Yambing
Cebu City – Carlos Ching

Philippines to host 10th Mister International pageant

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Neil Perez after being announced as the new Mister International during the pageant held in Korea earlier this year

Neil Perez, the first Filipino to win the Mister International title, will be crowning his successor in his homeland.

The Philippines will be hosting the 10th Mister International pageant on November 28. The announcement was made on the pageant’s official Facebook page on Wednesday, May 20th.

“With strong support from the many pageant fans, the Philippines has become internationally recognized for its outstanding accomplishments in the pageant industry,” Alan Sim, Mister International Organization president, said in a statement. “Philippines is a symbol of success and holding the Mister International pageant here will amplify its reputation as a worlld showcase country for pageants.”

The country is “ready to set the stage for this glamorous event, and we look forward to showing the contestants the exciting and vibrant culture of our beautiful country,” said Carlo Morris Galang of Prime Event Productions Philippines Foundation (PEPPS), the same organization that produces the search for the next Mister International Philippines.

Nearly 50 candidates from around the world are expected to compete in the pageant’s 2015 edition. They will be judged in three categories: swimwear, evening wear and interview.

Philippines’ Neil Perez cops Mister International title

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Police officier Neil Perez was declared as the 9th Mister International during the finals night held Saturday, February 14, in Seoul, South Korea. He is the first from the Philippines to win the title.

First runner up was Lebanon’s Rabih El Zein, 2nd runner up was Czech Republic’s Tomáš Dumbrovský, 3rd was Poland’s Rafał Maślak, and 4th was Slovenia’s Mitja Nadizar.

Perez, who dedicated his win to the 44 members of the PNP-Special Action Force who recently perished in Mamasapano, Maguindanao, went all Filipino in the competition. His Dinagyang-inspired national costume was designed by Edwin Uy while his formal wear was from Olan Roque. He also chose to answer the final question in Filipino.

The top 10 finalists were: Brazil’s Matheus Martins, Japan’s Masakazu Hashimoto, Korea’s Youngho Park, Mexico’s Alejandro Valencia and Thailand’s Vittawat Srikes.

Completing the Top 15 semifinalists were: Colombia’s David Angel, Guam’s Richard Johnson, Indonesia’s Kevin Hendrawan, Myanmar’s Aung Chan Mya and Puerto Rico’s Christian Ortíz.

Mr Colombia was named Mister Congeniality, while Mr Korea was named as the Most Stylish. Mr Japan was awarded Mr Photogenic while the Best in National Costume Award went to China’s Shi Yu Quan. Mr Poland won the Missosology People’s Choice Award after topping the pageant website’s online poll.

Videos and photos from Missosology

Mr International 2014-15: Fearless predictions

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After postponements, withdrawals, and financial issues that rocked the organization, the 9th Mister International pageant will finally have its 2014-15 winner tonight.

A total of 29 contestants from around the world will battle it out in the annual pageant in hopes of being declared the world’s “distinctively handsome” gentleman. After careful scrutiny, here is my final predictions:

Mister International: Czech Republic
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1st runner-up: Mexico
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Top 10
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6: Brazil
7: Slovenia
8: Colombia
9: Japan
10: Korea

Top 15
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11: Indonesia
12: Thailand
13: Turkey
14: Sri Lanka
15: Singapore

‘Mamang Pulis’ Neil Perez is ready for Mr International

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10940562_395467750634133_1296761452772194395_nPolice officer and Mister Philippines titleholder Neil Perez is now on his way to Seoul, South Korea to compete in the 9th edition of the Mister International pageant.

All set for the competition, Neil has been hitting the gym regularly to keep his body on top shape.

He will also go all-Filipino with his wardrobe for the pageant. His formal wear was designed by Olan Roque, while he will be showcasing a Dinagyang-inspired costume by Edwin Uy.

Neil also intends to speak in the native language and use an interpreter should he make it to the Q&A round of the competition.

People’s Choice Poll
You may also show your support to Neil by voting for him on the official Mister International People’s Choice Poll, organized by pageant website Missosology. Click here to VOTE. As of press time, Neil is leading the poll with 31% of total votes cast.

The finals will be held on February 12.

Photos: Fab Philippines FB page

Neil Perez of Tondo wins top plum in Misters of the Philippines 2014

The winners

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Neil Perez (second from left) with Mister Singapore 2014 Andy Wong, Mister Singapore Organization owner Alan Sim and Mister International 2013 Jose Anmer Paredes of Venezuela ALL PHOTOS BY DREW FRANCISCO

Neil Perez, the 29-year-old police officer from Tondo, Manila, won the Mister International Philippines title during the finals of the Misters of the Philippines 2014 pageant held Sunday, September 7.

He also bagged the lion’s share of special awards, including Best In Swimwear, Mister Photogenic and the Fitness Challenge fast track that earned him an automatic spot in the semi-finals. Neil will represent the country in the Mister International 2014 pageant to be held next month in South Korea.

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From left: Joseph Doruelo (Global), Adam Davies (Model International), Neil Perez (International), Judah Cohen (Tourism International) and Nicko dela Cruz (1st runner-up)

Joining him in the winners’ circle are Mister Global Philippines 2014 Joseph Doruelo of Caloocan City (who also won Best in Talent earning him a spot in the semis), Mister Model International 2014 Adam Davis, of the Filipino Community of United Kingdom, Mister Tourism International 2014 Judah Cohen of the Filipino Community of USA and first runner-up Nicko dela Cruz of Sta Cruz, Manila.

Pageant Focus correctly predicted the placements of Neil, Joseph and Judah and a total of 12 out of 15 semi-finalists. Check out the prediction list here.

Completing the Top 9 finalists were: Elvin Tiel of Aklan, Alvin Arranguez of Cebu, Bap Petel of Davao del Sur, and Mark Andrew Baron of Navotas City (who was also fast tracked to the semis for being the fan vote winner). The rest of the Top 15 finalists were: Glenn Suba of San Luis, Pampanga (Fashion fast track winner); Gran Rego Atay of Siquijor; John Israel San Luis of Sta Maria, Bulacan; Alexis Francis Martinez of Mabalacat, Pampanga; Ichin Daclan of Sarangani and Niño Allain De Ocampo of Bocaue, Bulacan.

Edviro Fuentes Jr. of Samar won Best in Festival Costume, while Aklan’s Elvin Tiel was voted by his fellow candidates as Mister Friendship.

The finals night, held at the University of Makati Grand Theater, was hosted by Chico Garcia, Carlos Agassi and Angelee Claudette Delos Reyes. Attending the event were Alan Sim, the owner of Mister Singapore Organisation and Mister International pageant, and reigning Mister International Jose Anmer Paredes and Mister Singapore 2013 Andy Wong.

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Misters of the Philippines 2014: Final Review and Fearless Prediction

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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