I just got off the phone a little over an hour back. I had quite a lengthy conversation with fellow blogger Joyce Ann Burton (who is in the middle of shooting an indie movie at the moment). She communicated with Ms. Cory Quirino earlier in the day and as of WordPress time, we still don’t have a final decision on who to send as Mr. World Philippines 2014 to the English Riviera. As in still blank.
And my heart started to sink.
But I’m hopeful, though, because a miracle might still happen in the next few days leading to the weekend when someone will finally board the plane to UK to join the other candidates of Mr. World 2014. I was told that an ultimate casting call will take place in an Ayala Mall this coming Thursday (!). And whoever will show up qualified for the job should carry dual citizenship that would make it easy for him to enter the host country without a pre-arranged visa. Otherwise, it would be best if the selected guy already has an existing UK visa on his passport. All travel arrangements can be fast-tracked from there.
The worst case scenario is that there will be no Philippine rep this year. I’m not looking at that option, however. And neither is Ms. Cory who doesn’t want to break the country’s momentum in the competition. And with recent developments stating that Mr. World might already be an annual event starting 2015, the more that we should have an entry in Torbay come June 1.
So I am not making any wild guesses for now. Not even the popular names we’ve already blogged because they may not really be able to commit to the representation due to existing work contracts and the like.
My fingers are crossed so tight right now that a surprise is in store for us. As in.
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