Left to right: Joseph, Adam, Neil, Judah and Nicko on the night they won last year (Photo credit: Aski Pascual)
During Misters 2014, the organizers assembled a set of winners you’d never thought would blend well at the onset. There is the UK-bred Adam Davies who had a hard time adjusting to the climate and the food. There is the wide-eyed and enthusiastic Joseph Doruelo who had so many dreams running inside his head. There is the Cebuano Fil-Am Judah Cohen whose work background made it at times difficult for him to join in the flow of things in the male pageant world. And there is the more relatively easy-going Nicko Cruz who also wanted to shine on his own inspite of being tagged as “mere” 1st Runner-Up by some intrigue-loving online posters. Thankfully, the presence of a big brother in Neil Perez helped pull things together. He is like a glue who adjusts his adhesiveness depending on the quirks/peculiar moods of each one.
Do watch their victory moments during last year’s finals of Misters.
courtesy of MJ de Leon
Jose Paredes (back to the camera) is now part of the family as well
Almost a year later, the group has become more like a band of brothers. Adam may not be present all the time given his commitments back home, but promises to be home for Misters of Pilipinas 2015 and complete a much-awaited reunion. Neil, Joseph and Nicko are solid as a rock. And Judah has always made his own sincere efforts to be an integral part of the family.
It does help a lot that the organizers run the whole thing like a big household where the division of labor is defined, and responsibilities are handled with commitment. During their recent concerts in Samar, the boys showed how much they have gotten close to each other. And with the worthy addition of Mister International 2013 Jose Anmer Paredes who now feels more Filipino than Venezuelan (figuratively, of course), the group has grown in number and, most certainly, in character. 😉
Our 2014 Misters reunited in Samar. Well, almost, and Nicko Cruz added magic to make it happen (Photo credit: Aski Pascual)
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