The Formal Wear Competition of Misters of the Philippines 2014, preceded by the Swimwear segment, was conducted last night at KPub in The Fort Strip. It was actually the Pre-Pageant where the ten best were selected (to be announced during the finals) by the judges led by KF’s Rodgil Flores. Together with the four (4) fast track winners in fan vote, crossfit challenge, fashion styling and talent, the official Top 14 will make up the cast of first-cut qualifiers who will further vie for the titles at stake on Sunday night.
And by the way, Mr. Fil-UAE (Ibahn Corum Francisco) finally joined the group to complete the 26 Official Candidates of the male pageant.
Top of my head, the overall standouts in both swimwear and formal wear consisted of both favorites and surprise performers. Some of them are (in random order now): Alexis Francis Martinez of Mabalacat, Adam Davies of Fil-UK, Neil Perez of Tondo, Joseph Doruelo of Caloocan City, Glenn Suba of San Luis Pampanga, Elvin Tiel of Aklan, Niño Allain de Ocampo of Bocaue, John Israel San Luis of Sta. Maria Bulacan, Ichin Daclan of Sarangani and Nicko dela Cruz of Sta. Cruz Manila.
Watch out for my final predictions on who will likely win the honors among them. It will be posted this coming Saturday. 😉