AFTER the Philippines hosted the 65th Miss Universe pageant January, another international beauty tilt, this time for men, is slated to be held here in July.
Man of the World had a grand launch last Wednesday at House Manila at Resorts World Manila, where members of media were briefed on what to expect from the tilt that will gather at least 40 delegates from as many countries worldwide from July 20-30, 2017.
A brainchild of the men and women of Prime Events Productions Philippines Foundation Inc. (PEPPS), which is also the producer of Misters of Filipinas, the country’s premiere pageant for men, Man of the World promises to merge traditional concepts with a bold, ambitious take on male pageants.
Man of the World also brings forth a new advocacy on education and career development, as well as tourism.
Through the guidance of its president Carlo Morris Galang, PEPPS is making its mark once more after successfully hosting the 10th Mister International pageant in 2015 that has become a benchmark on succeeding editions of the annual search.
Man of the World will be a search for the best example of “masculinity with responsibility” through partnerships with different educational institutions nationwide to promote the value of education and career development, as well building nationalism through tourism.
Man of the World will have an official opening ceremony in the style of the Olympic Games where the delegates will parade in a stadium wearing national costumes. There will also be fast-track events, like the talent competition and the online voting for the World’s Choice.
Preliminary events, like the press presentation, fashion show, school tours, and pre-judging, will all lead up to the finals or closing ceremonies where the winner will be chosen from the semi-finalists and will be awarded in a manner not ever done before in a pageant.
Also present during the soft launch was Man of the World-Philippines 2016 Christopher Dulagan, a police inspector from Sagada who is following in the footsteps of Mister International 2014 Neil Perez and Manhunt International 2016 semi-finalist Don McGyver Cochico, both police officers of the PNP.
Dulagan is excited to play the role of host delegate, hoping to make his fellow policemen, his community in Sagada and the rest of the Philippines proud as he contributes his part in making the inaugural Man of the World pageant a success.