Last Wednesday night at Valkyrie in BGC, the finalists of Century Superbod Nat10n were presented to the Press in a launch that underscored the new channels that the organizers are aiming to maximize with the 10th year search. Instead of holding most of the important events out of town or in Boracay usually, they opted to center the eye of the competition here in Manila where the general public will get a closer feel of the action. In fact, the finals will be held inside the Palace Pool Club on April 10. While more of an uppity venue, it will still encourage more media and guest attendance to spread better awareness of the event.
The 2016 finalists (photos of the entries from the Filipino Community in the US still to follow) are:
Jerome Tan, Ryan Sy, Culver Padilla, Erie Obsena, Ifran Khan, Jose Pio Luz III, Tom Esconde, Cedric Roxas, Shawn Stansbury, Ali Khatibi, Clint Bondad, Ameen Sardouk
Olivia Medina, Carmela Fernandez, Ambra Gutierrez, Nancy Leonard, Princess Abella, Maria Martinez, Cassie Umali, Mirtle Gimenez, Kaara Tan, Carla Meneses, Anja Peter, Tanya Hyde.
Truth be told, I personally assessed each one of them. And I am leaned more on individuals who possess more all-around capture of the product’s target market. After all, this is not a bodybuilding contest but more of looking for the most fit and charming image models who best represent what Century Tuna is all about. I picked four (4) pairs as potential winners.
Here now are my favorites in random order:
Let’s see who will matter most to the judges come finals night. 😉
(All photos are courtesy of Edmund Chua of Fabmanilaph)