It did rain. But not long enough to spoil the whole show. The stage got a wee bit slippery. But nothing that good old mopping can fix. The members of the media came in full force. And it was the right time to get the Gentlemen of the Philippines Press Presentation going at the Acqua Lounge of The Sulo Riviera Hotel in Quezon City.
Thirty (30) advocacy-driven Gentlemen were given the individual spotlights in three segments – the introduction while wearing their Official Shirts provided by major sponsor Belmeré Skin Care, the swimwear portion where they flaunted their bodies in Pegarro Swim by Domz Ramos and Julius Jaguio, and the Vatican Fashion Museum part where the candidates were divided into three groups of ten and were garbed in the collections of Designers Ulysses King, Simon Ariel Vasquez and Melchor Guinto/Charles Cua.
An open mic with the Press followed after the announcement of three (3) Special Award winners – Gentlemen (Darling) of the Press and Mr New Placenta for Men going to #Gentleman23 Andrea Biondo of South Italy and Mr HEA Watch being claimed by #Gentleman14 Jason Martin of Gold Coast, Australia.
It was a very interesting Q&A with the media as the candidates gave impressive answers to the questions thrown at their direction. It just goes to show that these Gentlemen have more than good looks to offer.
By now, the early favorites have already showed up clear in the eyes of many. Ranking high on the list of most are:
#Gentleman1 Kian Sumague of San Pablo, Laguna
#Gentleman17 Job Abogado of Camarines Sur
#Gentleman16 Johannes Dula Rissler Jr of Germany
#Gentleman3 Christian Lumasag of Cebu City
#Gentleman8 Mohammad Ali Imran Atendido of Lucena, Quezon
#Gentleman20 Dr. John Vincent Pua of Quezon City
#Gentleman24 Miguel Alexis Maliwat of San Fernando, Pampanga
#Gentleman11 Mark Joshua Marquez of North Italy
#Gentleman14 Jason Martin of Gold Coast, Australia and
#Gentleman6 Andrei Salvacion of Leyte
Mister Tourism International Philippines 2015 Willan Pagayon hosted the event, and was given able assistance by fellow titleholders Honorary Gentleman Rein Villareal, Mister Model International Philippines 2015 and Mister Worldwide Philippines 2015 Jolo Dayrit.
Seven (7) Titles at stake:
Gentlemen of the Philippines – Mister Model International 2016
Gentlemen of the Philippines – Mister Universal Ambassador 2016
Gentlemen of the Philippines – Mister Tourism International 2017
Gentlemen of the Philippines – Mister Worldwide 2016
Gentlemen of the Philippines – Mister Tourism World 2016
Gentlemen of the Philippines – Best Global Model of the Year 2016 and
Gentlemen of the Philippines – Mister Teen International 2017
Finals night is scheduled for July 31 at the Trinity University of Asia Theater in QC. Tickets (priced at P2,000 and P1,000) can be reserved/bought via Karl Lazaro at (0998) 455 0907.