Rein Villareal from the eyes of three different photographers (clockwise from top left): Lito Caleon, Joy Arguil and Edmund Chua
Rein as Ramp Coordinator for Saudia last year
For the most part of the last year and a half, Reniel Villareal has been spending his time working as Ramp Coordinator for Saudi Airlines till his contract ended last December, 2014. While his looks stood out while negotiating the airport tarmac and inspecting the cleaning of aircrafts, he made sure that he focused on the job and saved enough money.
Right now, this native of Pagbilao, Quezon is in an entirely different ballgame. As Misters of Pilipinas 2015 Official Candidate, he turned 180 degrees and is now concentrating on his handsome face and well-trained physique. The desire to do well in the male competition is something that keeps him on his toes and always thinking of how to make himself more capable of a good performance en route to the finals on September 13.
In the meantime, Rein is bulking it up more and psyching himself for the anticipated demands of the whole challenge. And of course, I wouldn’t let him pass without going through my Q&A. He requested to answer them in Taglish. Who am I to refuse?
Rein showing off his fine form
1) As a Misters of Pilipinas 2015 candidate, give me a 30 second intro about yourself which will make followers show more interest in you.
Ako po ay kagaya ng marami nating kababayan na nangarap na guminhawa ang buhay. Kung kaya’t ako po ay nangibang bayan. As an OFW in Saudi, I saw first-hand the sacrifices and sufferings of our fellowmen: emotionally, mentally, and physically. Homesickness is a terrible experience, that’s why I’m back in the Philippines. This is my home. We may face many hardships in this country, but it is a beautiful home that we must embrace and love.
2) As one of the candidates, what image do you want to show to others?
As a candidate of Misters of Pilipinas, I want to show that I am true to myself. I have the confidence to accept who I am, and I won’t pretend to be someone else in order to gain acceptance.
3)In Miss Universe, ‘yellow is the color of joy’. What color best represents you?
The color that best represents me is red. It is the color of blood, which is life, and the color of heart, which is love. At ganon po ako – full of life and full of love.
4) Not everyone can win a special award in the competition, but if you are qualified for the following, which would you prefer to win: Mister Friendship or Mister Talent?
I would prefer to win Mister Friendship as friendship is important to me. I do believe that a man can live without a talent, but no man can live without a friend.
5) If you win one of the titles, people will expect you to be a good role model. How will you start building that image if ever?
I will start building that image through the help of PEPPS and by seriously doing the duties and responsibilities being given to me. I will participate in their charitable projects, help others, and be the best Mister that I could be.
6) How do you expect your life to change after being named an Official Candidate of Misters of Pilipinas 2015?
I feel that it is changing now as my FB friend requests have just exploded. As many people are getting to know me, I hope that no one would think that I’m a snob simply because I could not reply or add. Bago po ako sa sitwasyon na ito, and I hope that I would be able to manage with the new changes. Maasahan po ng lahat na kahit ano pa man ang mangyari sa buhay ko, ako po’y mananatiling si Reniel Villareal.
7) Any message to your followers?
Thank you for being part of my journey. Katulad nyo po, ako ay lumalaban upang matupad ang pangarap na matulungan hindi lang ang sarili ko kundi ang pamilya at mga kababayan nating nangangailangan. I won’t be able to achieve my dreams without you. Mula sa aking puso ay nagpapasalamat po ako sa patuloy ninyong pagsuporta. God bless po sa ating lahat.
Rein (right) after getting his Misters shirt from Neil Perez (Photo credit: Lito Caleon)
So, dear readers, are you liking Rein more than ever? Take this Mister for what he sincerely is, and he will return the favor by being a most sincere friend and ally. ;-)