Their names and faces are more-or-less familiar. Individually, you have seen them before online, in competition somewhere else or in person. As a group, though, these six men will now be known as Gentlemen of the Philippines. And this will signal the start of a male pageant in the country that will seek to find handsome and advocacy-driven young Filipinos who have more than good looks to offer.
The Gentlemen of the Philippines are:
Arcel Yambing – Mister Model International Philippines 2015
Willan Pagayon – Mister Tourism International Philippines 2015
Jolo Dayrit – Mister Worldwide Philippines 2015
Kevin Fichera – Mister Bachelor Philippines Italy 2015
Judah Cohen – Mister Tourism International Philippines 2014 plus
Rick Kristoffer Palencia and Reniel Villareal
Gentlemen of the Philippines will have its official launch before the end of the month. The competition will be a nationwide search for the next representatives to Mister Model International 2016 in New Delhi, India by August, Mister Tourism International 2017 in Panama City next year, Mister Universal Ambassador 2016 in Bali, Indonesia by September, Mister Worldwide Competition 2016 in Orlando, Florida by December and the inaugural edition of Mister Tourism World in Bali, Indonesia in November.
Screening of candidates will take place from March to April, with Pre-Pageant activities scheduled by late May up to the actual competition period of June 19-25, 2016.
Just last week, the high-fashion photoshoot of the reigning Gentlemen was held at the Ablaza Mansion in New Manila under the masterful photography of Cebu-based Russian lensman Artem Levy, Creative Stylist Domz Ramos, HMUA Dennis Santos, Videographer Joman Radaza and the over-all coordination of Montreal-based Michael Davantes. The handsome men wore the designs of Edwin Uy, Adam Balasa & Pegarto Clothing – with accessories by Jun-Jun Ablaza – for the shoot. The final photos will be released soon.
Welcome the Gentlemen of the Philippines, dear readers! 😀