The 15 Misters who I feel will make the semifinal cut after the four fast-track winners below (Photo credit: Joy Arguil)
Tacloban, Olongapo, FilComm Australia and FilComm Germany are the likely Fast-Track Winners (Photo credit: Joy Arguil)
I will let pictures do most of the work in this post about my Final Predictions for Misters 2015 The Pageant. Instead of going through a long list of personal impressions about each of the candidates, I thought it best to just share the names and faces of the ones who are very likely to soar higher than the rest in tomorrow night’s finals. Truth be told, two of the possible winners appear to be foregone conclusions by now that it’s just a matter of assigning which title fits them the most.
And so, without further ado, my Four Likely Fast-Track Winners plus The Next 15 are:
1) Rick Kristoffer Palencia for Beach Wear
2) Earlmond Ross Lee for Talent
3) Robert Mcnamara for Fitness
4) Siegfried Bauer for Multimedia Voting
5) Reniel Villareal
6) Arcel Yambing
7) Karan Singhdole
8) Willan Pagayon
9) Kevin Fichera
10) Don Mcgyver Cochico
11) AR dela Serna
12) Carlos Ching
13) John Edgar Adajar
14) Nicholo Zacarias
15) Ari Kane
16) Jules Chan
17) Red Bayron
18) JM dela Cruz
19) Ian Flores Alibo
The Misters in my Top 10 are Rick, Reniel, Arcel, Karan, Kevin, Willan, Don, AR, Carl and Earlmond. (Photo credit: Joy Arguil)
From the list of nineteen (19) candidates, trimming down to the Top Ten (10) is the cruelest thing to do. I know each one of them personally, and that makes the task extraodinarily difficult. But at the end of the day, this is still a competition and it needs to be done.
My perceived Top 10 are:
1) Rick Kristoffer Palencia
2) Reniel Villareal
3) Arcel Yambing
4) Karan Singhdole
5) Kevin Fichera
6) Willan Pagayon
7) Don Mcgyver Cochico
8) AR dela Serna
9) Carlos Ching
10) Earlmond Ross Lee
Rick Kristoffer Palencia, my choice for Mister International Philippines 2015
And so it all comes down to this – the Misters who I predict will bring home the titles.
Rick Kristoffer Palencia of Tacloban City is a shoo-in for Mister International. He is good-looking, intelligent and with a favorable all-around disposition as an individual. He may not be the tallest, but he makes up for this sole limitation with much abundance in other fronts.
Reniel Villareal, my choice for Mister Global Philippines 2015
Reniel Villareal, on the other hand, could be a lock for Mister Global. His overall peg matches the profile that the Bangkok-based contest is looking for. And he has the most affectionate personality among everyone – something that will endear him even more to the Thais in general.
It’s toss-up between Arcel Yambing and Karan Singhdole for Mister Model International Philippines 2015, in my opinion.
The two other titles are looking like tug-o-war of sorts as to who should win them. Arcel Yambing of Bacolor and Karan Singhdole of Sta. Rosa are the best runway Misters in the group and either one would make ideal reps for Mister Model International in Miami, Florida. It will all depend on who shines more when it matters most. I may be leaning a little more on the Kapampangan
entry, but the Foreignoy won’t give up the fight that easily.
The way I see it, Kevin Fichera and Willan Pagayon will fight for Mister Tourism Philippines 2015.
It’s a battle between one of the youngest and one of the oldest for Mister Tourism International. Kevin Fichera of FilComm Italy and Willan Pagayon of Iloilo City will show off their respective strengths to the judges and prove that they are truly deserving for the win. One has the gloriously budding potential, the other the experience and maturity to handle the demands of a bigger competition abroad. So who will prevail? Once more, it will be decided during the Finals’ proceedings. This one I got to see if ever.
My two runners-up are Don Mcgyver Cochico and AR dela Serna
As for the runners-up, I have already eyed Don Mcgyver Cochico and AR dela Serna to occupy these two positions. They can easily take over should one of the proclaimed winners be unable to fulfill their responsibilities, and even do a good job of bannering the Philippine participation overseas should it come to that.
The long chapter of Misters 2015 The Pageant will reach its last two paragraphs very soon. The journey will be over for most of the thirty (30) candidates as less than a third of them will be left to continue the battle for Team Philippines 2015 in male pageantry. My only wish is for all the winners to step up and fill in the role model image with fire in their hearts. The honors do not have the easiest objectives to accomplish. But they come with the recognition that will change their lives forever.
Good luck to all the #Misters2015ThePageant Candidates! 😀