Earlier today at the El Corazon Fil-Hispano Restaurant in Uptown Mall BGC, I had an intimate lunch with Manhunt International 2020 Paul Luzineau, his National Director Ryan Sheikrojan and selected members of the pageant media. It is always a pleasure spending quality time with this Dutch titleholder who was one of the last two individuals who won their international pageant assignments shortly before the worldwide pandemic left everything at a standstill.
Now that things are slowly returning to normal, Paul was able to travel to the Philippines almost three months ago to claim a part of his prize, i.e. a six-month modeling management contract with Empireph/Mercator. He will be staying in the country up until early October, by which time he has already relinquished his title to a successor who will come from the roster of Official Candidates for Manhunt International 2022 who will vie for the title come October 1. The said male competition will be hosted in the country from September 24-October 2.
Back to Paul, he has already acclimatized himself to the hot and humid weather of the country, but has yet to fully immerse himself into our local cuisines. As a self-taught cook, he prepares his own meals most of the time even if his skills are limited to standard European meals and the like. During the past two months, he has been given different projects and modeling assignments that further polished his skills in front of the camera and on the runway.
Asked about what ideal qualities his successor for Manhunt International should possess, this was his reply.
Between now and the end of September, Paul will be busy with his agency stints as well as being the big brother of this year’s candidates for the international competition.
As of this writing, Manhunt Philippines has already been appointed. Your blogger will write about him once everything is in place within the coming weeks.
He’s got big head.
He is so gorgeous with very gorgeous body. I am looking at a demigod.
Everyone looks happy around him hihihihih
and he looks so out-of-sorts … surrounded by everyone
Ohhh haaa! Ang keyword sa article is “intimate lunch”!
Anyway, hindi ako masiado naguapuhan sa kanya,
Maliit yung forehead then chiseled masiado yung jawline kaya parang hindi proportional ang dating!
Well, laman-tiyan pa rin naman!
Sa “intimate” talaga natuon ang pansin haha
Mr. Blogger, did Tjardo Vollema fly back to Amsterdam already? Mr. Ryan S is still in Manila…
As winner of the Misters of the Netherlands 2021, he is Paul’s direct successor (2019; I assume they skipped 2020). Or, naglilibot lang ng Maynila with the other organization?
I wonder if Manhunt Brazil will still field Hendson Baltazar. Maybe you could confirm with Mr. Rosco D… Even if a new (2022) rep has been crowned, I think it would be nice if he could still come over to meet fans. Some candidates are just so inspirational even if they do not compete internationally they add luster to the brand! Maybe these lucky few are the ‘unicorns’ spoken of.
Tjardo and Ryan will fly back to Amsterdam tomorrow night.
Tjardo is having some beach time with his family in Batangas
Pahabol, po. Kasi, only now did it come to mind.
Manhunt (International), correct us if we’re wrong, is so far the only major international beauty contest (but yes, to Mr. Rosco it is a proper model search) with a sash that has tassel! That fringe-y trim at the ends… Puhon, they’ll keep that as a trademark~fingerprint. It looks soldier-ly.
I recall when Philippines (last) hosted (Paui won,as you mention in the article). On Finale night, out-going titlist Vicent Llorach & our very own June Macasaet wore their respective years’ sash. Only differences in color & font lay-out, but the tassel detail bound the two.
We may have spotted tassel at official ceremonies of monarchy/royalty. Why isn’t it used more?
Paul, not Paui.
My hands are getting really bad at the keyboard. Hirap talaga ‘pag elderly. The hand-eye coordination may have issues as well. My apologies to Mr. Luzineau. Enjoy your time in ‘Pinas!