Left to right: Host & Production Head Willan Pagayon, Media/PR Head Norman Tinio, Committee Head Angelle Nieva, Founder Precious Anne Medina, Advocacy & Marketing Head Hep Benitez and Co-Host Kristina Mamaril (Photo credit: Joy Arguil)
Left to right: Kevin Fichera, Arcel Yambing, Rein Villareal, Willan Pagayon and Rick Kristoffer Palencia
Yesterday afternoon, Gentlemen of the Philippines was successfully launched at 2Go Travel’s The Hub @ Kilometer 0 in Rizal Park, Manila. Present were the six (6) reigning Gentlemen – Rein Villareal, Rick Kristoffer Palencia, Willan Pagayon, Arcel Yambing, Jolo Dayrit and Kevin Fichera – along with officers of Gentlemen Charities Incorporated (GCI) headed by Founder Precious Anne Medina. In attendance were select members of the Press plus sponsors, friends and future pageant partners.
Left to right: Mister Universal Ambassador 2015 Christian Daniel Ortiz, Mister Indonesia 2015 Damian Ronny and Mister Teen Indonesia 2015 Tandi Islami (Photo credit: Joy Arguil)
Special VIP Guests included Edin Muhammad (who founded Indonesian Male Pageants Organization) with Mister Universal Ambassador 2015 Christian Daniel Ortiz, Mister Indonesia 2015 Damian Ronny and Mister Teen Indonesia 2015 Tandi Islami.
Rick Kristoffer Palencia is now Mister Golden Universe Philippines 2016
During the program, two (2) special announcements were made. First was the formal installation of Kevin Fichera as Gentlemen of the Philippines 1st Runner-Up and the much-awaited reveal of Rick Kristoffer Palencia as the country’s male representative to the 2nd edition of Mr. & Ms. Golden Universe to be held in Manaos, Brazil come late May.
Online applications for Gentlemen of the Philippines are now open!
Yours truly was also tasked to explain the qualifications for the male competition. Interested applicants may fill up the form on the Gentlemen of the Philippines Facebook page
where you can submit applications online and wait for the schedule of actual screening. At the same time, I stressed on the good intentions of GCI to come up with a meaningful male pageant that will seek to find our next reps for Mister Model International 2016 in New Delhi, Mister Tourism International 2017 in Panama City, Mister Universal Ambassador 2016 in Bali, Mister Worldwide 2016 in Orlando, and the inaugural edition of Mister Tourism World in Bali.
Front row left to right Kevin Fichera, Willan Pagayon and Rick Palencia; Back row left to right: Jolo Dayrit, Rein Villareal and Arcel Yambing
In the end, I was given the opportunity to share my sincerest good intentions in being part of GCI and to help create a very encouraging platform for the competition.
So if you know of someone who is qualified to be part of Gentlemen of the Philippines, encourage him to apply online via their Facebook link.