Bannering the Philippine participation in the said contest is Gentlemen of the Philippines – Mister Tourism World 2016 Kian Jabin Sumague of San Pablo City, Laguna who is one of the seven titleholders during the national search held last July 31.
Kian is 21 years old and currently a Tourism major at the Lyceum University of the Philippines (Laguna Campus). Aside from English and Tagalog, he can speak fluent Italian and conversational French owing to years of growing up in Milan, Italy where his full-blooded Filipino parents are working. And just when you thought that he could be too “Italianized” as our bet, this guy has been residing here for many years now and has completely adapted himself to the local culture, especially that he is a self-confessed Lola‘s boy living in San Pablo City.
Kian has long started his trainings and preparations for the competition. He wants to give honor to the Philippines and his family, knowing that an opportunity like this doesn’t come often in anyone’s lifetime.
“God has blessed me so much, And I’m so honored to be chosen among others and to represent the entire Philippines. I pray for the strength and guidance especially your support. I will shout for every voice of the Filipinos during the night of December 10 ( Grand Finale). And I will do my best to represent each one of you. And again, I wouldn’t be where am I if it were not for you,guys. Your endless support and encouragement to me is the reason why I keep going and – for sure – the torch that I’m gonna bring. Thank you is not enough. GodblessUs.” 🇵🇭