Hermes Bautista of San Fernando, Pampanga was declared the overall winner of Mister Philippines 2016 at the finals night held April 14 at the Tanghalang Pasigueno in Pasig City.
The 30-year-old former Pinoy Big Brother housemate won the Mister Universe Philippines title and will represent the country at the Men Universe Model 2016 pageant to be held later this year in the Dominican Republic. He also won the Best in Swimwear and Best in Formal Wear awards.
Bulacan’s Mark Louie Bornilla was named Mister Global Philippines 2016. This 24-year-old student from Bulacan State University will be the first to compete among the winners as he will compete in Mister Global 2016 pageant to be held on May 6 in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Nico Angelo Dela Paz of Marikina won the Mister Tourism Philippines 2016 title, while Ralph Otivar of Letye and Isaiah Thomas Anselmo of Calapan City finished first and second runners-up.
Joaquin Rudolfo Rosallosa Dresele and Hikari Sanshiro Arai were named Mister Global Teen Philippines and Mister Star Teen Philippines, respectively.
The rest of the 15 semifinalists were: Niel Oswald Ambrosia (Cauayan City), Jan Kristenze Quiambao (Baguio City), Julio Paolo Evina (Palawan), Julian Mari Lee (Urdaneta), Jeffrey Camus (Laguna), Ezra Usita (Nueva Ecija), Cristel John Rada (Dasmarinas) and Kyzer Brook Gewan (Cordillera).
Other winners of special awards were Evina (Mister Photogenic) and Rada (Mr Philippines Charity).
Did you know that before John Spainhour, the newly elected Mr World Philippines, joined the modeling industry he was a US Marine scout sniper?
Here’s a photo posted by John on his Instagram account two months ago:
John was assigned to Iraq for five years before he came to Manila in 2011. The year after, he won the Century Tuna Superbods competition making him one of today’s most sought-after models in the country.
In an interview with Cosmopolitan magazine, he said that “the best part about being a Marine is you get to shoot lots of guns. We got to play with lots of toys, and we did it all for free. If you wanted to do that on your own you’d have to buy the amo, a gun, and rent a place to shoot. But in the Marine Corps, it was all provided and your job is to go out and have fun, really. There are also other things about the Marine Corps that wasn’t really so fun, though.”
John on transitioning from being a Marine to being a model: “It was a weird one because I didn’t think modeling was something I’d ever be doing. I definitely had to get used to it. In the Marines we’d be joking around about modeling and we’d laugh about it. But when I started doing it, of course I had to take it seriously. Some of the things I had to do would make me crack up a little bit, but after a while I’d get used to it.”
John is set to fly to London tomorrow, May 30th, for the Mr World 2014 competition.
Mark del Rosario of Cavite City was named Mister Philippines-Universe 2014 at the “proclamation night” held in Resorts World Manila tonight. He will represent the country in Men Universe Model 2014.
Completing the top five were:
- Mister Planet-Philippines: Lipa – Richard Brian Mojado
- Mister Philippines-Tourism: Baguio – Rickson Logaspi
- First runner-up: Makati – Charles Palomar
- Second runner-up: Maguindanao – Jerico Pintoy