Just when we are too busy following Bb. Pilipinas 2015 and the soon-to-be-busy Miss Philippines Earth 2015, the organizers of Miss Teen Earth Philippines 2015 have already completed all stops in their nationwide auditions with an announcement of this year’s twenty (20) Official Candidates made at the Ace Hotel & Suites yesterday. After this batch, their younger counterparts – or the contenders for Little Miss Earth Philippines 2015 will also be made known shortly. Soon enough, the two groups will start with their individual missions of becoming the successors of reigning winners Vanessa Mae Walters and Bernadette Datu.
My second Press Presentation for the week took place at the Spring/Summer Ballroom of Ace Hotel & Suites where the Official Candidates of Mr. Republic of the Philippines were introduced to the media. Wearing their casual outfits by Whoops! and swimwear by Arielle Agasang, the twenty-five good-looking men showed their individual turns for the audience, followed by an open Q&A where majority of them took to the microphone and gave their replies to an assortment of questions – both easy and tricky. Two sponsors’ special awards were also handed out – Mr. Blaze to Benedict Tan and Mr. Whoops Apparel to Niño Allain de Ocampo.
A closed-door pre-judging followed where the contestants were further scored to find the ones who will make the semifinalists who will comprise the first cut during the finals scheduled for March 6 at the Maynila Ballroom of The Manila Hotel. Below is a photo grid of the candidates in swimwear action.
Since there will be three (3) titles – Mr. Worldwide International Philippines, Mr. Model of the World International/WCOPA Philippines and Mr. Runway Model of the World International Philippines – with two (2) runners-up each, I thought it best to share my promising nine below, with the potential winners highlighted in the upper part as #1, #2 and #3. Hence, the gentlemen I would like to see as titleholders are Wilfred Placencia Jr. for Mr. Worldwide, Archie Severino for Mr. Model of the World/WCOPA and Julius Buenviaje for Mr. Runway Model of the World.
Mr. Republic of the Philippines 2015 is produced by AA Pro Couture Frontliner Timeless USA/Phil. Inc. together with Presentors Dermaworld, David’s Salon and Tupperware Brands and Co-Presentors Ace Hotel & Suites, RCBC and Total Image.