THE winners of Misters of Filipinas 2016 are all raring to continue the winning streak of its alumni, namely Mister International 2014 Neil Perez and reigning Man of the Year Karan Singhdole.
“I am confident that the winners this year will do our country proud at their upcoming international pageants,” said Prime Events Productions Philippines Inc. (PEPPS) president Carlo Morris Galang said at the end of the three-hour show at the Newport Performing Arts Theater last Sunday, hosted by Ryan Tercero, Mutya ng Pilipinas-Asia Pacific International 2016 Ganiel Krishnan and Miss Manila 2016 Cristelle Tolentino.
Miguel Mari D. Guia, 27, from San Pablo City, Laguna was named as Mister International Philippines. A budding real estate broker, 5-foot-11 Guia comes from a family of models, including his late father.
Christopher Comicho Dulagan, 23, a police officer from Sagada, Mountain Province, won as Mister Man of the World Philippines. Representing the whole Cordilleras, Dulagan will vie for the inaugural Man of the World pageant next year. He is the third police officer to win a pageant after Neil Perez and Manhunt Philippines 2015 Don McGyver Cochico.
Charles Joseph Cundangan Querol, 29, from Balagtas, Bulacan won in Manhunt Philippines. The six-footer became a viral sensation when someone posted his photo while working as a gas station pump attendant. He will compete for Manhunt International next year. His predecessor, PO1 Don Cochico, will vie for Manhunt International later this year.
Alberto Rodulfo Yap de la Serna, 23, 6’1, from Bohol was named as Mister Supranational Philippines. Last year’s first runner-up, he will compete at the inaugural Mister Supranational Pageant that will concurrently be held with Miss Supranational in Poland in December.
Issa Arciga Janda, 21, 6’1, a BS Criminal Justice Education student from Daraga, Albay, was named as Man of the Year Philippines and will attempt to keep the Man of the Year title currently held by Singhdole.
The Mister Asian Philippines title went to Vincent Issen Christopher Pagente Jarina, a 6-foot-2 Business Management student and basketball varsity player for Trinity University of Asia and a native of Bacolod, Negros Occidental. He will vie for the international pageant later this year.
Named as first runner-up was Jeremiah Nicolas, 19, who was born in Quezon City and raised in Melbourne, Australia. Second runner-up was 20-year-old Roshon Cañete Barman, a Business Management student of FEU who represented Biliran.
The 4th Miss Global Pageant will hold its grand finals tomorrow at PICC with 39 delegates worldwide competing, including favorites Camille Jensen Hirro of the Philippines, Angela Bonilla of Ecuador, Caitlynn Henry of Australia, Linnea Johansson of Sweden, Trisha Vergo of Canada and Nataliya Baltsevych of the USA.
The finals will be hosted by Derrick Monasterio and Miss Universe 2005 Natalie Glebova, while Manny Pacquiao and Miss America 2014 Nina Davuluri will be among the celebrity judges.
Pageant Watch wishes Nancy Lee Leonard of Zamboanga and Jeslyn David Santos of Hagonoy, Bulacan all the best as they compete for Miss Tourism Queen International 2016 and Miss United Continents 2016, respectively, tomorrow in opposite sides of the world. Nancy will compete in Wen Zhou, China, while Jeslyn will vie in Guayaquil, Ecuador.
Finally, Bb. Pilipinas Charities Inc. is preparing three of its beauty queens for their upcoming international pageants in October.
Jennifer Hammond will vie for the 45th Miss Intercontinental Pageant at the Stein Studios in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on October 15, hoping to finally clinch the coveted title after successive runner-up finishes by Kris Janson (2nd runner-up 2014) and Christi McGarry (1st runner-up 2015).
Nicole Cordoves will compete at the 4th Miss Grand International pageant at Westgate Resort and Casino in Las Vegas on October 25, hoping to win the crown after two runner-up finishes by Ali Forbes and Parul Shah.
Kylie Verzosa will aim for the country’s sixth Miss International crown at the 56th pageant in Tokyo, Japan on October 27.