Bb. Pilipinas International 2019 Patch Magtanong is so back!
After spending some time in Guam to renew her green card, she has returned home.
See more of her soon!
Photo: Dookie Ducay
Makeup: Gery Penaso
In this blog entry are photos from the Official Announcement of the Philippines as host country of #Manhunt20thEdition – Manhunt International 2020 – that will take place in the second half of February, 2020. The special event was held at the Yakal Room of Dusit Thani Manila.
Present during the contract signing are Rosko Dickinson – President of Manhunt International – together with reigning titleholder Vicent Llorach of Spain and Jonas Gaffud of Empire and Mercator Artist and Model Management, Inc.
Look forward to an exciting hosting of the prestigious international male competition in our country early next year.
Rosko Dickinson, Executive President of Manhunt International Organization announced today that The Philippines will be the host country for the 20th EDITION OF MANHUNT INTERNATIONAL.
Manhunt International wears the crown as the largest and longest running male modelling contest in the world, and has been franchised to more than 70 countries worldwide. It is opened to aspiring male models between the ages of 18 to 35 years old and provides them with a platform to launch their international modelling career.
The first ever Manhunt International World Final was held in 1993 on the Gold Coast and this year marks the 20th Edition. It is also 20 years since the last Manhunt International World Final was held in The Philippines in 1999, when Ernesto Calzadilla from Venezuela won the title.
Since it was established in 1993, the contest has been hosted in Australia, Singapore, Philippines, China, Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and now it returns to the The Philippines for the second time.
From 15th to 23rd February up to 40 International Male Models from all over the world will arrive in The Philippines to compete for the coveted title of Manhunt International. The International contestants will be judged in National Costumes, Swimwear, Photographic and Eveningwear segments.
The World Final will be produced in The Philippines by the Empire Group of Companies: Empire.ph, Empire Studios, GAME and Mercator Models.
The Manhunt International 2018 winner Vicent Llorach from Spain will crown his successor at a Gala World Final night on Saturday 22nd February; the host venue will be announced very soon.
THE ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:
Age range: 18 to 35 by November 1st
Marital status: Single or Married
Height: At least 1.80 m / 5’11”
Skills: Understands & speaks at least a little English, Modeling Experience
Additional attributes: photogenic, good physique (but not bodybuilders), wonderful personality, cool character, enthusiastic
The winner of Manhunt international 2019 receives a cash prize, the famous Manhunt Winners ring, a modelling contract and other prizes.
Here now is the livestreamed interview video of our Miss Universe Philippines | Bb. Pilipinas 2019 Queens with GMA Online of GMA News TV.
From our Bb. Pilipinas 2019 2nd Runner-Up Samantha Mae Bernardo herself:
What I always read now on my social media is, “Samantha, you are too strong kasi. You are too rehearsed. You are too pageant patty, your makeup is so dark and so on.. that’s why you are a runner up again” “Where is Samantha? She’s so bitter. Why is she not attending activities? She deserves to be 2nd runner up because she’s not fulfilling her duties now. She has a bad attitude and etc”
Dummy accounts, seriously? 😅
What we allow you to see is just the surface, you guys don’t know anything. I’ve been so sick for almost 2 weeks until Coronation night (all the staff can attest that I used oral spray and nasal spray every now and then before going out on stage just to be presentable) and I need to go to Singapore now for a wedding (FYI, Binibini knew about this). Give me a break. I have fulfilled my duties as 2nd runner up last year and I must admit that being 2nd runner up again this year was quite a shock. But I know truly in my heart that I gave my all, I deserve better and that I have no regrets. I fully respect and trust the decision of all Bb. Pilipinas judges that night on choosing the right queens and I have nothing against it. People should know that runners up are not required to show up on every activity, it’s our prerogative. ♥️
So let’s stop the hate and let’s just focus on spreading love and positivity. Let’s support our queens and waste our energy on things that matter the most! 🇵🇭
I have served my purpose and I will continue doing this whatever happens, with or without a crown. 👸🏻
To anyone who’s going through tough times, please read:
Don’t be afraid to start all over again. Don’t be afraid that your heart is hurting. It means your feelings are genuine. I went through a lot that I can only surpass with courage and acceptance and if you need to let go of whatever is hurting you, then do it to heal. DO IT BECAUSE WHATEVER HURTS YOU, SHOULD NOT BRING YOU DOWN, BUT TO RISE BEYOND WHAT IS NO LONGER WORTH KEEPING BURIED INSIDE YOU. Be brave, beautiful soul. 💃🏻
Makeup artist Jr Constantino
Hairstylist Darwin Siñel
Gown Cyrus Gueta
Stylist Styled By Kenneth R.
Associate stylist Karl Dioso
Photographer Don Caras