Tonight at the Maynila Ballroom of The Manila Hotel, Mr. Republic of the Philippines 2015 will culminate in a grand pageant that will select three (3) winners who will represent the country in an equal number of international male modeling competitions abroad – Mr. Worldwide 2015, Mr. Model of the World WCOPA 2015 and Mr. Runway Model of the World 2015. I present to you now the nine (9) gentlemen who made it to my personal list of potential top finishers.
After sizing up all the Twenty-four (24) contenders, I have managed to trim down the list to include the following individuals with catch-phrases I came up with to describe each:
Candidate #1 Allain de Ocampo – The Cutie I.T. expert from Bulacan
Candidate #8 Dennis Keliag – The Singing Policeman from La Union
Candidate #12 Marc Paulo Noces – The Italian-Speaking Pinoy Student from Rome
Candidate #13 Archie Severino – The Seafaring Ramp Model from Binangonan
Candidate #14 Julius Buenafe – The Hunk with a Killer Smile from Quezon City
Candidate #18 Jon Jovi Lasay – The Boy-Next-Door from Laguna
Candidate #19 John Ver Sabangan – The “Iskolar ng Bayan” from Zambales
Candidate #21 Jerome Santos – The DJ and Comedian’s Son from Quezon City
Candidate #23 Wilfred Placencia Jr. – The “Global” Pride of Dumaguete City
From among the nine, my bets would be Archie Severino, Julius Buenafe and Wilfredo Placencia Jr for the titles.
The three (3) titleholders will receive PhP500,000.00 worth of Prizes each plus all-expense paid trips to their international competitions, while the 1st and 2nd Runners-Up for each title will get PhP 100,000.00 and PhP 50,000.00 worth of Prizes – a total of nine (9) lucky contestants to be named as part of the winning circle.
Mr. Republic of the Philippines 2015 is presented by AA Pro Couture Frontliner Timeless USA/Phil., Inc. and The Manila Hotel.