60 comments on “Neil Perez: A send-off fit for a Mister International Philippines

  1. Cop Neil Perez hopes to win Mister International pageant for SAF 44
    By Edwin P. Sallan, InterAksyon.com
    January 31, 2015 • 3:08 pm

    Unable to hide his sadness over the fate of the 44 members of the Philippine National Police-Special Action Force who perished during a bloody encounter mission in Mamasapano, Maguindanao on Sunday, policeman and Neil Perez is dedicating to them his bid to win the Mister International pageant scheduled this February 14 in South Korea.
    “Nalungkot ako nung nabalitaan ko yun. Seven of them were my batchmates in the police academy so I will do my best to win the title. This is one way of serving my country and bring honor to our Filipino countrymen,” Perez told InterAksyon and other media during his recent send-off party at One Esplanade that was attended by several of his fellow officers from the Philippine National Police.
    Born Mariano Perez Flormata, Jr., Neil carries the rank of Police Officer 2 (PO2) and is detailed at the PNP Aviations Security Group where he is a bomb and explosives technician. He said that as part of his preparations, he and his team also learned some lessons from the recent Miss Universe pageant that saw Philippine candidate Mary Jean Lastimosa fall short of winning the crown.
    In reference to the decision of Binibining Pilipinas founding madam Stella Marquez Araneta to go with Colombian designer Alfredo Barraza to design MJ’s national costume and evening gown that may have contributed to her defeat, Neil said he’s going with Filipino designers Edwin Uy and Olan Roque for his Dinagyang-inspired national costume and formal wear, respectively.
    “Nung nakita namin yung nangyari sa Miss Universe, nag-prepare na kami so we decided to go with all Filipino designers,” Neil pointed out.
    In addition to his outfits, Neil, who won Miss International Philippines last September, also continues to keep himself in tip-top shape.
    “The Mister International Pageant encourages total health and fitness. That’s why I made sure that I work out regularly and eat smart,” Perez explained. He noted that he needs to be in his best form as he will be participating in various pre-pageant activities and preliminary competitions, which has been spread over two weeks.
    “The Mister International Pageant is all about being a total gentleman, and Neil has been determined and passionate about his preparations in order to represent the Philippines in the best possible light in the pageant,” added Carlo Morris Galang, one of the main proponents behind the Misters of the Philippines contest.
    Should he make it to the pageant’s Question and Answer portion, Neil also intends to speak in the Filipino language and avail of an interpreter. The last two Miss Universe titlists from Venezuela and Colombia had their answers interpreted even though they are both known to speak English.
    Founded in 2006, the Mister International annual male pageant is owned and organized by the Mister International Organization which also organizes the annual Mister Singapore pageant. Both Lebanon and Brazil have won the pageant twice and the current Mister International is Venezuela’s Jose Anmer Paredes.
    In 2013, Philippine representative Gil Wagas placed 4th Runner-up in the competition.
    If he wins, Neil Perez would become the first ever Mister International titleholder from the Philippines.

    • In the original Mr. International that was first held in 1997, Mr. Philippines was the first winner and again won in 2001.

    • Predictions just predictions. Hunch. Guessing. Often times, real results totally different from predictions. Not to be relied on. Not to be trusted. It’s just for fun. Game. If you believe in it, good for you. I don’t. Why can’t psychics predict winning lottery numbers? Why can’t they predict their own destiny? Otherwise they shouldn’t be charging $5.00 for palm or card reading.

  2. Oo, go lang ng go to be good pati na rin sa make-believe na ‘to. 😀

    Thanks Laila! You’re so kind 🙂

  3. Hep…. Teka tama ba nabasa ko “may interpreter” si Neil? Ei di WOW okay yan!

  4. Kudos to Neil’s handlers. Watching him now, i can truly see the positive difference from the time he won the phil competition. He greatly improved not only on his physical looks and confidence, but also to his overall aura as well. What a positive transformation! 👍

  5. Natutuwa ako dito kay mamang pulis. Bagay sa kanya yung pagka shy nya. Parang shy na approachable pa rin. Goodluck Neil!

  6. I bet this one’s not going to make the cut. So don’t keep your hopes high baka masaktan na naman kayo. Fine, he’s a policeman, but will he standout against those towering uber gorgeous european and latino guys? I don’t think so.

  7. Delicioso mamang police, betsina ko yung NC ni neil imagine ko ano kaya ganyan maging NC natin sa universe!

  8. Tito Noooorms! #WaterWater hahaha alam mo yan. juskooo ang hot. lalo na ung naka blue coat siya. pak. haha he is soooo ready! i love the natcos.

  9. http://www.rappler.com/life-and-style/specials/82097-pageant-cop-neil-perez-dedicates-mister-international-bid-fallen-pnp-saf-officers

    Pageant cop dedicates Mr International bid to fallen PNP SAF comrades

    Mr International PH Neil Perez says that 7 of those who died in the violent clash were part of his batch in the PNPA

    FOR THE PNP. Neil Perez says he is dedicating his pageant bid to his comrades who died in a clash in Maguindanao, Sunday, January 25. Photo by Alexa Villano/Rappler

    MANILA, Philippines – Mister International Philippines 2014 Neil Perez said that he is dedicating his work in the pageant to his comrades from the Special Action Force, who died during a violent clash in Maguindanao on Sunday, January 25.

    Neil will be competing for the title of Mister International in Seoul, South Korea, this February.

    “Denededicate ko etong laban ko sa Korea sa mga ka batch ko po na nag-binuwis sa SAF at para sa mga SAF. Papasalamat din ako sa Philippine National Police,” Neil said during his send off for the competition at the One Esplanade Lounge, Tuesday, January 27.

    (I am dedicating this competition in Korea for batchmates n the SAF who lost their lives, and to the SAF. I would also like to thank the Philippine National Police.)

    Neil said that 7 of those who died in battle were his batchmates in Batch Mabalasig. A total of 44 officers were killed, according to Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas II.

    Neil, a bomb and explosives technician with the PNP Aviations Security Group, said that he hopes to get the same support given to Mary Jean “MJ” Lastimosa, who recently competed in the 63rd Miss Universe in Doral, Miami. MJ made it to the top 10.

    “Sana ganun din [support]. Parehas lang kami ni MJ na pinaglalaban ang Pilipinas, so sana suportahan din ako,” he said. (IN PHOTOS: Police officer clinches victory in Misters of the Philippines)

    (I hope i get the same support. MJ and I are both competing for the Philippines, so I really hope for support.)

    Neil said that he has prepared for the competition especially for the question and answer portion. His suit and national costume was also presented to the media.

    When asked if he will continue being a policeman after the competition, the 29-year-old Neil said that he is a police, mind and heart.

    Neil’s family was also present to lend him support, with his mother reminding him to put God first in everything he does.

    MORAL SUPPORT. Neil’s family gives a short message during his send-off. Photo by Alexa Villano/Rappler

    Neil’s decision to join the Misters of the Philippines competition last September caught many by surprise. He’s since earned a lot of fans – even appearing at the Cosmo Bachelors’ Bash in September.

    MODEL COP. Neil Perez at the Cosmo Bachelor Bash 2014. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

    VICTORY. Neil Perez, representing Tondo, in the opening segment of the Misters of the Philippines pageant back in September 2014. File photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler © Mark Fredesjed R. Cristino

    The PNP said that they fullt supported Neil’s decision to join because he wanted to promote physical fitness and the good side of the police. He later won the title of Mister International Philippines. – Rappler.com

  10. Iba yung aura niya. Tinititigan ko yung ibang candidates then compare to him, ang lakas ng tama niya. For sure may placement itong si Neil. =) Good luck mamang pulis.
    Forget Madam Stella she’s doomed.

  11. Wow! He’s so ready na to compete after his trainings. I believe kahit sa male pageants malakas na rin ang ating sash.

    Nakakahiyang ikwento pero dahil sa mga male pageants (oo na pati BBP) naiinspire din akong mag training (gym, swag, speaking, looking hot in photos) tas iniimagine ko that our annual December family reunion is the competition tas yung mga male cousins ko ang mga candidates din. Modesty aside, tingin ko naman I have one of the strongest sash in our clan lol syempre all these happen inside my head pero it’s so fun!!! Yung you’re having fun while trying to outshine your good-looking cousins esp sa group photos. 😀

    Good luck Neil!


    • Kung di ka halatang bisikleta or pamhinta, join ka ng Misters of the Philippines this year pero kung halata ka, join na lang ng Mister Gay Philippines, push lang, gluta pa hahhah

      • I’m 27 na, 5’9 lang height ko, and nope, I don’t look paminta. Dito lang sa blog ako nagpapaka fanboy sa pageants kse di ako pwedeng mag out sa family and friends.

      • sa age out ka na kasi kung manalo ka this year, 28 ka na kung ma postpone ang international pageant na sasalihan granting na mag win ka, baka sa mr. diversity culture pwede ka pa ateng, or yong mr. scuba chenes or yes sa mga shows sa Bed at Farenheit lol, aba flaunt mo ang sinasabi mong assets mo noh if u want mag TVC ka or photoshoot modeling, gud luck boy!

      • Haha thanks Mrs. P! Di na ako pwede nyan. Confidence pa lang medyo alanganin na ako. Pero masaya na ako with my silly imagination, and being one with you guys in supporting and cheering for our candidates here in Tito Norman’s blog. 🙂

    • Awww..para naman kaming may dalaga dito na gusto nang mag bloom 🙂

      Pero @Baptiste kung medyo sagad na sa age bracket byooti mo…go ka lang ng go. Gawin mo pag maintain ng alindog mo for your own satisfaction. Para sa sarili mo to kaya support kita, support ko kayo!

      • Oo, go lang ng go to be good pati na rin sa make-believe na ‘to. 😀

        Thanks Laila! You’re so kind 🙂

  12. Good luck Asawa Ko! Char!

    Mister International 2013: Venezuela – José Anmer Paredes
    1st runner-up: Indonesia – Albern Sultan
    2nd runner-up: Brazil – Jhonatan Marko
    3rd runner-up: Mexico – Hans Briseño
    4th runner-up: Philippines – Gil Wagas
    5th runner-up: Czech Republic – Antonín Beránek

    Top 10 Finalists
    Slovak Republic – Michal Gajdošech
    China – Haolong Tan
    Singapore – Edwin Heng
    Colombia – Mario Lora

    Top 16 Semi-Finalists
    Turkey – Ufuk Değer
    Chile – Pablo Alcayaga
    Costa Rica – Israel Moya
    Slovenia – Jure Rugani
    Canada – Kristian Denver Diaz
    Italy – Marco della Croce

    L-Men Ideal Body (Best Body): Venezuela – José Anmer Paredes
    Mister Congeniality: USA – Jeremy Wyatt Akin
    Mister Photogenic : Canada Indonesia – Kristian Denver DIaz (IMP), Albern Sultan
    Best National Costume: Panama – Sergio Isaac Lópes

  13. This guy is really hot. Tito norms mentioned he’s still a little shy. So I hope he’ll do his best to stand out Cuz that’s what spainhour did and he barely was notice. Good luck and I’m much happier how his handlers handle him unlike madam fucking araneta!

  14. Tito Norman, para masaya at maka move on at move forward na ang lahat, magpa prediction contest ka ulit, prize si mamang police sa magiging winner.

  15. Dapat ganito ang gagawin ni Stella Maldita. Ipakita sa madla ang susuotin di katulad kay MJ na kinuhaan lang siya ng sukat at saka na makita. Anyways, good luck Neil. May you will provide hope and joy to the men in uniform na kasalukuyang nagluluksa dahil sa mga damuhong MILF.

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