Helping mount a national pageant is not an easy endeavor, let alone a male contest which has not fully achieved a mainstream status in the Philippines. Yet. But 2017 promises to be a notch better than the last, what with the simultaneous existence of other competitions like Mister Philippines and Misters of Filipinas. And the 2nd Edition of the Gentlemen of the Philippines is looking at its sophomore edition with eye-opening lessons learned from the inaugural effort. This year, the search will be more carefully-planned in order to sustain the momentum previously built.
In this post are random photos and videos taken from July of last year when the male pageant held its sashing ceremony at the Valle Verde Country Club, Press Presentation at the Sulo Hotel poolside and Provincial Tour in Quezon Province (Sariaya, Candelaria, Tayabas and Lucena City) leading to the finals at the Trinity University of Asia Theater.
Being the Media/PR Head of Gentlemen Charities Inc., I believe that I have made good with my promise to spread awareness about the competition, as well as continue with the relative visibility of the winners such as Andrea Biondo, Kian Sumague, Paul Renzo Velo, Mark Joshua Marquez, Jason Martin and Miguel Alexis Maliwat (and even some of the candidates like Johannes Rissler and Andrei Salvacion who are doing good in their respective careers).
For 2017, the national screening and announcement of Official Candidates – followed by orientation – will happen on July 30. Competition period will take place from September 2-9 and for now, the eventual winners at stake will be sent to Mister Universal Ambassador in Makkasar, Indonesia, Mister Model International in Miami, Florida and Mister Tourism World in Myanmar. Last year’s Mister Tourism International bet will remain in place as his competition is still scheduled by August/September. The surprise will be a new title to be handed out during the September 9 finals.
Below is a video of the news coverage made by Eagle Broadcasting last year.
courtesy of Mata ng Agila
More on Gentlemen of the Philippines 2017 soon!
Emanuele will represent the Philippines in Lisbon for Best Global Model of the Year 2016
Christian Lumasag – our original rep
Emanuele Mendoza Amboy – the Mr. Bachelor Philippines Italy 2016 Runner-Up – was selected by the franchise holder to represent the country in Best Global Model of the Year 2016 which will take place in Lisbon, Portugal from November 23-28. He is 21 years old and stands 6 feet tall.
Tomorrow, Lele (Emanuele’s nickname) will be departing from Rome on a direct flight to Lisbon aboard TAP Portugal.
Christian Lumasag (left photo) was originally scheduled for the mission. But due to the pressures of finishing his college degree (and graduating) at the Cebu Institute of Technology last month, it left him with insufficient time to stay for long periods in Manila and process important papers required to travel to Europe. But to his fans and supporters in the Queen City of the South, do not worry. He will still take part in the same competition come 2017.
For now, let us throw our full support to Emanuele in Lisbon!
Lele in Dendridge Alvarez swimwear
Good luck in Lisbon, Lele!
Emanuele’s representation was made through the solid partnership of Gentlemen of the Philippines/Gentlemen Charities Incorporated and Mister Bachelor Philippines Italy/MBPI Organization.
Following their selection as the newest endorsers of Belmeré Skin Centre by owner Michelle Encarnacion, the winners of Miss Global Philippines 2016 led by Camille CJ Hirro and Gentlemen of the Philippines bannered by Mister Universal Ambassador Philippines 2016 Andrea Biondo were ushered to a Press Launch that saw the ladies meet the gentlemen for the very first time.
With Tourism Ambassadors Perlyn Ocampo, Sammie Anne Legaspi, Clarize Barrameda and Princess Garcia plus Gentlemen titleholders Job Abogado, Paul Renzo Velo, Jason Martin, Kian Sumague, Christian Lumasag and Joshua Marquez (with Runners-Up Miguel Alexis Maliwat and Rex Calimbayan), the two groups represent the new faces of the skin care centre that has assembled a bigger family of endorsers covering both male and female pageant winners.
The big group are now certified to promote Belmeré for one full year with all their skin care services covered during their reign and pageant missions abroad.
Members from the media, including Tito Lhar Santiago of GMA-7, were around to witness the contract signing as well as field in questions to everyone.
Truly, Belmeré Skin Centre is where beauty begins! 🙂
Belmeré Skin Centre owner Michelle Encarnacion (center) with Miss Global Philippines 2016 CJ Hirro and Gentlemen of the Philippines-Universal Ambassador 2016 Andrea Biondo (Photo credit: Joy Arguil)