In order to start you off in knowing more about the Official Candidates of Gentlemen of the Philippines, I am beginning with a series of individual blog features which detail their thoughts about being part of the male competition.
Each of the Gentlemen replied to five (5) questions which they answered as honestly as possible. Let us start now with Mohammad Ali Imran Atendido, the Fil-Pakistani hopeful who is a multi-lingual Computer Engineering major from Lucena, Quezon.
1) What is your personal definition of a Gentleman?
“For me, Gentlemen of the Philippines is a big opportunity. Having had good life experiences so far, being part of this pageant is not just to secure the brand of being a Gentleman, but to live and act like one in real life – confident, sincere and with the right attitude in dealing with others.”
2) What Gentleman qualities do you possess that will convince people that you are one?
“As I mentioned in my answer above, being part of Gentlemen of the Philippines should also show in actual life dealings like giving respect to all people and mostly to our parents. Be humble and, most especially, fear God above all.”
3) Who is your Gentleman role model?
“Honestly, I have no Gentleman role model in mind because I believe in myself that someday, I can be the Gentleman role model for the new generation or the succeeding participants of this male competition in the next year or two.”
4) If you win the national competition and represent the country internationally, what kind of image for a Filipino Gentleman do you plan to show?
“If I win this competition, I will give thanks to God first who has given me the opportunity. Hopefully in the international competition, I can show to other countries how young Filipino men can be humble and caring for each other, while showing my friendly ways and giving respect to our elders”.
5) What message of support can you give to your growing number of fans and followers out there?
“To my supporters and followers, I am very thankful to everyone because with their constant rallying behind my back, I can feel complete. In every competition, fans and supporters give us the energy to compete with great boost to my morale and I want to say thank you very much and God bless! Please stay with me till the finals.”
So there you go with our first Gentleman. Ali is the picture of a level-headed and down-to-earth young man – no vices or bad habits and with a strong religious faith brewing inside his personality. He promises to give his 100% best in Gentlemen of the Philippines. 🙂