Talented as he is, Michael can be a mean dancer and singer.
Michael Catayas will represent Australia in Mister United Continent 2015
He is an artist, actor and print model. And he will represent Australia in the upcoming Mister United Continent 2015 to be held here in Manila towards month’s end. His name is Michael Catayas.
While some people would automatically assume that 24 year-old Michael is Fil-Aussie, he is not. Standing 1.75m, he is proudly Fil-Greek (Greek dad, Filipino mom) born and raised in Melbourne. He plays competitive basketball especially when he moved to Chicago (Illinois) and Santa Maria (California). Back in 2013, he actually appeared in a local teleserye titled “The Good Daughter” (which starred Kylie Padilla) on GMA-7, starred in a commercial and made TV guestings on noontime shows like “Eat Bulaga” and “It’s Showtime”.
So inspite of bannering Australia in the male pageant, Michael has really been in touch with his Filipino roots.
Below is his TVC for C2 Green Tea aired two years ago.
courtesy of catayas21
If you want to show some support for him in Mister United Continent’s internet popularity segment, cast your vote HERE so he can get a semi-final fast-track in the competition. 😉
Michael in suit and in his Calvin Kleins
Name: Valerie Clacio Weigmann
Work: Print and Commercial Model; ex-Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition 2008 housemate
The excitement for Binibining Pilipinas 2012 is really starting to heat up. And why not? Coming from the impressive performance of our beauty queens this year, there is particular interest in the 2012 edition because the Philippines has to sustain the placement record.
In comes Valerie Weigmann. You may remember her as one of the housemates in ABS-CBN’s Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition last 2008. She did not win that one, but was given by the network a string of small TV projects. Unfortunately, her star did not shine bright enough to become a celebrity of major reckoning. She went into modelling. And this is where her beautiful face started to get noticed by advertisers. What followed were TV commercials for C2 Green Tea and Myra Vita-White, with more to come.
courtesy of migslugs
Given Valerie’s nicely-tempered Fil-German mix and good height, will she step up to the plate for Binibining Pilipinas 2012? And if she does, do you think she has what it takes to win one of the crowns? I think she has great potentials that can be enhanced with further training and polish. My first of two worries (if this can indeed be considered as one) is her previous photoshoot (watch video above) with Rogue Magazine where she posed topless (although only her bare back was facing the camera) on the cover. And here’s my bigger worry…and this could be the nail in the coffin so to speak. She is a contracted endorser of Century Properties – something that would spell conflict of interest against the centerpiece property development – Manhattan Garden City – of the Aranetas.
And don’t go suggesting that she tries her luck in Miss World Philippines instead because there will be another problem. SM Development Corporation is a major backer of the pageant.
So there… 😦