After tonight’s Press Presentation of Manhunt International 2020 at F1 Hotel Manila where the 36 Official Candidates were introduced to members of the media, normannorman.com has managed to select its Top 12 Favorites based on overall looks, appeal and impact. For now, my #1 choice is Nikos Antonopoulos of Greece 🇬🇷 (right photo) because he represents the Manhunt brand all-around with a dash of personality being an Archaeologist and Travel Guide. He is also very handsome!
Nikos Antonopoulos of Greece 🇬🇷
He is followed by Matheus Giora of Brazil who is a Physical Therapist 🇧🇷 and Paul Luzineau of the Netherlands 🇳🇱.
The others in my Top 12 are:
Yekta Baki of Turkey 🇹🇷
Daumier Corilla of the Philippines 🇵🇭
Elvir Aljicevic of Sweden 🇸🇪
Williams Ocampos of Paraguay 🇵🇾
Phạm Đình Lĩnh of Vietnam 🇻🇳
Sajith Perera of Sri Lanka 🇱🇰
Yeray Hidalgo Hernández of Spain 🇪🇸
Mayur Gangwani of India 🇮🇳
Riley Channells of Australia 🇦🇺
Best of luck to everyone!
We hope that reigning winner Vicent Llorach of Spain will be succeeded by the most deserving contender.
Ten of the Manhunt International 2020 candidates joined in the first lunch at Blackbeard’s Seafood Island with Rosko Dickinson, as the other candidates started arriving as well – including Yekta Baki of Turkey plus the entries of Vietnam and Nepal.
Roomies-wise, Manhunt Philippines Daumier Corilla is sharing with Manhunt Netherlands Paul Luzineau.
More on the men soon!
His full name is Luisito Daumier Corilla, but you can call him Dom for short. His unique second name was picked by his parents from French painter Honoré Daumier.
This 21 year-old towering hunk (he stands 6’4”) was born and raised in Las Piñas City, but has been staying with his family in Los Angeles for the past six years. It was only last August, 2019 when he decided to return to the country and pursue opportunities of growth. He joined and won his first national modeling competition – GLobal Asian Model Philippines – where he grabbed the Manhunt Philippines 2019 title.
Dom with Rosko Dickinson of Manhunt International
Days before he actually starts competing for Manhunt International, Dom sat with some members of the media for a round table discussion about his upcoming mission. Being the early bird that your blogger is, I was afforded an exclusive one-on-one with him.
Manhunt International will begin its week-long competition starting this weekend up until the big finals night at New Frontier Theater on February 22.
Let us all wish Dom the best in Manhunt International.
The son and daughter of two former Bb. Pilipinas titleholders grabbed two of the six titles at stake in the finals of GLobal Asian Model Philippines 2019.
Joshua de Sequera, son of former Miss Maja Pilipinas (but who went on to Miss World) Marina Benipayo was adjudged Male Winner of GLobal Asian Model Philippines 2019. Ashley Subijano Montenegro, daughter of Miss World 1994 Top 10 Finisher Caroline Subijano, was named as the very first Miss Charm Philippines and will represent the country in the inaugural edition of Miss Charm International in Vietnam next month.
Cebu-based model Daina Nelson partnered with De Sequera as Female Winner of GLobal Asian Model Philippines 2019.
Los Angeles Fil-Am import Daumier Corilla grabbed the Manhunt Philippines honor and will be host delegate in Manhunt International that will be held in Manila come February, 2020.
Meanwhile, Davao bet Mico Teng was proclaimed Mister Global Philippines and will be Thailand-bound for Mister Global 2020. Finally, Karen Laurrie Mendoza was chosen as representative of the country in next year’s Supermodel International which will also take place in the Land of Smiles.
In the same event, the key individuals behind Miss Universe Philippines Organization were formally presented as a prelude to next month’s Press Conference. But more about this on a separate blog.
Congratulations to all the winners!
For tonight’s Finals of GLobal Asian Model Philippines at the Cove Manila, normannorman.com has selected its favorites to do well in the competition – 6 ladies plus 6 gentlemen – and who could end up with the titles at stake and represent us in international competitions here and abroad.
Men: Daumier, Jason, Benedykt, Hamed, Joshua and Carlo
Women: Elaiza, Karen, Patrisha, Asha, Beatrice and Daina
Fingers crossed that, among them, our bets for GLobal Asian Model International 2020, Manhunt International 2020 (in the Philippines), Miss Charm International 2020 (in Vietnam), Mister Global 2020 (in Thailand) and Supermodel International 2020 (in Thailand) will emerge.