Helping mount a national pageant is not an easy endeavor, let alone a male contest which has not fully achieved a mainstream status in the Philippines. Yet. But 2017 promises to be a notch better than the last, what with the simultaneous existence of other competitions like Mister Philippines and Misters of Filipinas. And the 2nd Edition of the Gentlemen of the Philippines is looking at its sophomore edition with eye-opening lessons learned from the inaugural effort. This year, the search will be more carefully-planned in order to sustain the momentum previously built.
In this post are random photos and videos taken from July of last year when the male pageant held its sashing ceremony at the Valle Verde Country Club, Press Presentation at the Sulo Hotel poolside and Provincial Tour in Quezon Province (Sariaya, Candelaria, Tayabas and Lucena City) leading to the finals at the Trinity University of Asia Theater.
Being the Media/PR Head of Gentlemen Charities Inc., I believe that I have made good with my promise to spread awareness about the competition, as well as continue with the relative visibility of the winners such as Andrea Biondo, Kian Sumague, Paul Renzo Velo, Mark Joshua Marquez, Jason Martin and Miguel Alexis Maliwat (and even some of the candidates like Johannes Rissler and Andrei Salvacion who are doing good in their respective careers).
For 2017, the national screening and announcement of Official Candidates – followed by orientation – will happen on July 30. Competition period will take place from September 2-9 and for now, the eventual winners at stake will be sent to Mister Universal Ambassador in Makkasar, Indonesia, Mister Model International in Miami, Florida and Mister Tourism World in Myanmar. Last year’s Mister Tourism International bet will remain in place as his competition is still scheduled by August/September. The surprise will be a new title to be handed out during the September 9 finals.
Below is a video of the news coverage made by Eagle Broadcasting last year.
courtesy of Mata ng Agila
More on Gentlemen of the Philippines 2017 soon!