Hail to the new kings! Finally, the hardships and struggles of the candidates were finally over! After months of searching for the deserving candidates here in the Philippines and from the Filipino-community abroad, the most-awaited event was held last September 30, 2017 at the Manila’s stylish social venue—One Esplanade in Pasay City. It was really a tough competition and even the judges had difficulties in selecting a candidate who will bring honor to their respective Hometown. We were all excited to hear the results for those who will compete in an International pageant. All of the contestants were very competitive and gave their utmost best shot. Many of them bagged numerous awards.
Out of the 24 candidates, only 6 gentlemen were crowned to compete and upgrade themselves to version 2.0 for International pageants. The criteria for judging were based on physique, which is 35 percent; looks is 35 percent as well and wit is 30 percent.
Our Mister International 2017 is Raven Renz Lansangan, a representative from Mabalacat Pampanga. He is 18 years old and currently a student and is enrolled at Holy Angel University. He also won several awards such as Mr. Skin Philisophie 2017 and Best in Ethnic costume. We asked him on how would he be able to inspire the Filipino youth, “By raising awareness to be active and be responsible in the community by reaching out to the people and to share the love,” he said.
The following accolades were given to Clint Peralta, Misters of Filipinas 2017 -Man of the World 2017; Yves Campos, Misters of Filipinas 2017 – Supranational; Rubi Kust, Misters of Filipinas 2017 – Man of the Year; Carlo Pasion, Misters of Filipinas 2017 – Ocean; Ion Perez, Misters of Filipinas 2017, Tourism. As per Mr. Galang, He was happy with this year’s batch and he can’t wait to see the titleholder’s strong nudge to be up in every challenge and making sure that our country’s colors are flying high in their respective international competitions.
Yves Campos, from the Filipino-Community of Hawaii and became best-loved of the crowd because of his killer smile and has a resemblance to former local actor, Cogie Domingo. In addition to that, Campos shared his plans after winning the title as Mr. Supranational 2017.
“First of all, I would like to thank all the supporters and the people behind this pageant. I will request to the management if I could go back to Hawaii for the meantime, to fix some important matters and be back here, and ready myself for the upcoming opportunities,” Campos said.
The high-spirited model and Cosmo hunk, Clint Peralta, shares his experience during the pageant. “ I was honestly nervous during the Q&A portion. But, upon hearing the cheer and excitement from the crowd after my name was called, which gave me strong will and confidence to win, and bring home the title to my Hometown in Camsur,” Peralta said. We’ve seen him in a various print ad and TVC as well and this Latvian/Filipino hunk candidate is a registered nurse as his Profession.
Each of the Candidates had an impressive performance and honors were given as well. The first runner-up went to Jonathan Maniquis of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan. Meanwhile, John Joseph Hipolito from Filipino-Community in Italy awarded as 2nd runner-up. There are also special awards given to the chosen candidate. Winners were Ion Perez, Best in Swimwear, Mr. Elevacione, and Mr. Critical Beauty Award; Van Ramos, Gold lift Production choice, and Mr. David Salon; Carlo Passion, Mr. Anytime Fitness, Mr. Talent, and Missosology Choice Award; Clint Peralta, Mr. Photogenic, Best in Formal Wear, and People’s CChoiceAward; Yves Campos, Mr. Coco Line; Jonathan Maniquis, Mr. Congeniality; Andrei Aroda, Mr. Trendsetter; and Rubi Kust, Mr. Personality.
Misters of Filipinas is an Eye Opener to the gentlemen who joined the pageant. It made them a better person— more mature and responsible. And became a leading example to the youth to never stop dreaming. It is a privilege for them to represent our country, and bring honor and pride to the Filipino community. In a span of 5 years, the Misters of Filipinas has produced two titleholders in an International pageant—Neil Perez won as Mr. International held in Korea and Karan Singhdole for Man of the year 2016. It only shows how talented and effective their training was to be able to win in this competition.
Two more misters from Batch 2016 are slated to compete internationally—Vicent Jarina and Cj Querol, is set to make our country proud at the 2017 Mr. Ocean competition and 2017 Mister Universe Tourism. For the recent Top 6 titleholders, you guys had shown an amazing job. You have our full support on your future International competition. Job well done! Congratulations!