The five mentors for the first-ever search for Mr & Ms BPO
Pageant mentor Jennifer Hammond and I
There has never been something quite like this type of pageant. And with the constantly booming BPO (Business Process Outsourcing
) Industry in the country, it was only a matter of time before the search for the first-ever Mr & Ms BPO would arrive in our midst. Last Thursday night, the media launch for the newest and most innovative competition took place at the plush Discovery Primea in Makati City. Royal Chimes Concerts and Events Inc. present the pageant that will celebrate the colorfully evolving world of contact centers in the country. And to help make the entire process more meaningful, five (5) mentors are being brought in to share their individual specializations: Bb. Pilipinas Intercontinental 2016 Jennifer Hammond and Manhunt International winner June Macasaet for pageant grooming/styling/walk, The Apprentice Asia Season 1 Winner Jonathan Yabut for Q&A and corporate coaching, Century Tuna Superbods winner Mauro Lumba for Health & Fitness and Ruby Mañalac for emotional intelligence integration.
Here’s the pitch for Mr & Ms BPO:
The first Mr. & Ms. BPO search kicks off
The Philippines has indeed become a powerhouse when it comes to beauty pageants and modeling competitions. We have proven time and again that we can be on top of the game if given the chance to showcase the so-called ‘inner beauty,’ wit and charm.
This year, an exciting search is about to unfold with a fresh and innovative approach, the first Mr. & Ms. BPO. It highlights the workforce behind one of the most progressive industries in the country to date – Business Process Outsourcing – or what is commonly called BPO or contact center.
The first contact center was established in the Philippines in 1992. After almost two decades, the Philippines was declared the world’s BPO capital. And last year, it was projected to have generated 1.3 million new jobs with a 17% annual growth. Without a doubt, the Philippines is the standard country in the world for the BPO enterprise.
With all these breakthroughs, the search for the perfect BPO Ambassadors is equally exciting. The time has come to put the spotlight to the new breed of young men and women who can be rightfully called “mga bagong bayani ng bayan” (the new heroes of the country).
The Search for Mr. & Ms. BPO kicks off and is now accepting applicants. Interested parties must be 18 to 26 years old, single, Filipino citizen or with Filipino blood ancestry, at least 5’4” tall for female and 5’6” tall for male. They must also have proportionate physiques, possess pleasing personalities, and with good moral character. He/she must be also be a regular employee of the company and a resident of the Philippines.
The first Mr. & Ms. BPO aims to promote excellence, leadership and camaraderie in the workplace. It will also empower the candidates to impart the right attitude at work and the drive to help in nation building. Facilitating the development of the candidates in a holistic approach is a formidable team composed of mentors for fitness and well-being, communication skills, emotional intelligence acumen and modeling, just to name a few.
To register and join the Mr. and Ms. BPO, check out the official website (www.mrandmsbpo.com) and download the application form. For more details, follow the event’s social media accounts on Facebook (MrandMsBPOofficial), Instagram (mrandmsbpoofficial), Twitter (MrandMsBPO) and on YouTube (MrandMsBPO). For other inquiries, you may call the Mr. and Ms. BPO secretariat at 0977-3846984.
A production of Royale Chimes Concerts and Events Inc., the Mr. and Ms. BPO is supported by the Tourism Promotions Board and Discovery Primea.
You will hear more about this fresh and exciting pageant concept in the weeks and months to come. Director Calvin Neria promises a truly exciting inaugural edition as eventual winners will each receive cash prizes plus the opportunity to be the unified spokespersons of the different BPO companies in bringing their big community in the forefront of social media and public affairs.
Mentors June Macasaet and Mauro Lumba being interviewed by GMA-7 during the launch