As our first Sunday Special for June 4, let us focus on the inaugural edition of Mister National Universe in Thailand from June 5-13. There is an interesting detail on two of the twenty-five confirmed candidates for the international male competition where the representatives of the Philippines and Italy are both 100% Filipinos.
Renz Lesther Mortera Cerezo of Pangasinan (who won the right to represent the country after winning the male side of Face & Body of the Philippines 2017) will be wearing the Philippine sash, while Emanuele Mendoza Amboy (who took part in last year’s Best Global Model search held in Portugal) will be vying for the title as the bet of Italy.
It will be pleasing to see both guys figure out well in Mister National Universe as Philippine pride will still ring strong even if Emanuele will wear the sash of Italy. He is, after all, just as Pinoy but spent a good part of his growing up years overseas and is trilingual in communication.
Renz, on the other hand, has a deep motivation to source his strength from. He used to be an overweight individual who took matters in his own hands and shaped up (as well as bulked up) to prove that discipline and determination can yield fruitful rewards.
Good luck to both Emanuele and Renz in the competiton. Do us proud!
Credits for the photos of Mister National Universe Philippines 2017 – Renz Lesther Mortera Cerezo:
Photography | Ross Paris
Styling | Patrick Henry
Grooming | Oren Acosta
Fashion Coordinator | Richard Sumait
Designer I Leo Almodal
Style Studio Cafe etc.
Credits for the photos of Mister National Universe – Italy 2017 Emanuele Mendoza Amboy:
Grooming: Marc Lein Villaflor Torres
Assistant: Razelle Magsino
Onecho Gabinete Photography