Misters of Filipinas 2016 officially launched

Prime Events Productions Philippines Foundation Inc (PEPPS) formally launched Misters of Filipinas 2016 in front of partners, sponsors and the media last April 22 at House Manila, Remington Hotel in Pasay City.

Carlo Morris Galang, president and CEO od PEPPS, said the trade launch was held to show that “we are one pageant, one team and one advocacy.”

The titles at stake for this year’s competition are: Mister Globe Philippines, Man of the Year Philippines, Manhunt International Philippines, Mister International Philippines and Man of the World Philippines.

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PEPPS president Carlo Morris Galang

Karan Singhdole (Man of the Year Philippine 2015), Don McGyver Cochico (Manhunt Philippines 2015), AR Dela Serna (Misters 2015 first runner-up), Nicko Dela Cruz (Misters 2014 first runner-up) and Christian Mark Galang (Mister Asia Philippines 2014) were present in the event.

PEPPS, through its director for legal affairs Richard Montoya, also clarified certain issues facing the organization.

A fashion show and party titled Midsummer Night followed the launch. The show featured the Resorts World Manila Collections as well as the creations of Outkast Paradigm, San Diego Fab, Xioti Chiu, Jacob Casem, Bobby Galang, Santino Rivera and Olan Roque.

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

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