(L-R) Kim de Guzman (2nd Runner-Up), Mira Mae Dimmerling (1st Runner-Up), Janelle Olafson (Ms. Eco-Tourism Philippines 2011), Kevin Donnelly (Mr. Eco-Tourism Philippines 2011), Benj Bolivar (1st Runner-Up) and Martin Flores (2nd Runner-Up).
Janelle Olafson, Ms. Eco-Tourism Philippines 2011 (Photo credit: OPMB Worldwide)
Kevin Donnelly, Mr. Eco-Tourism Philippines 2011 (Photo credit: OPMB Worldwide)
Two mixed breeds came out victorious and landed themselves the titles of Mr. & Ms. Eco-Tourism Philippines The Mossimo Bikini Summit Edition 2011 during the competition’s finals at Canyon Cove in Nasugbu, Batangas. Kevin Donnelly, 18 and Janelle Olafson, 21 were proclaimed winners. The finals was scheduled last Saturday, but got heavily rained on way into the middle such that the announcement of winners was made the following night.
Donnelly, a Filipino-Scottish hunk by way of Australia and Olafson, a Fil-Am model and showbiz wannabe (she joined the last ediiton of GMA-7’s Starstruck but did not make it to the finalists), defeated 30 other male and female candidates to become this year’s Mossimo Bikini Summit winners. Their court includes First Runners-Up Benj Bolivar and Mira Mae Dimmerling and Second Runners-Up Martin Flores and Kim de Guzman. I’m not sure yet if there will be any international competition for the top finishers, but this event has always been a springboard to a career in film and TV just like what happened to the likes of Carlo Maceda, Jordan Herrera, Andrew Smith, John Lopez, Rachelle Ann Bustamante and Jiro Shirakawa.
Congratulations to the winners! 😉
Okay, let’s start with the male candidates first. The ladies will follow in another post.
These 16 guys will be vying for the title of Mr. Eco-Tourism Philippines 2011 which is also known as Mossimo Bikini Summit The 2011 Edition (images courtesy of rddantes.com):
Renzie Ongkiko and Nelson Banzuela
Mark Luz and Jolo Garcia
Kevin Donelly and Kiko Matos
Judah Cohen and Charles Flores
Alvin Haider and Ryan Briese
Aaron Yanga and Russel Gooh
Benj Bolivar and Kyle de Ortega
Martin Flores and JD Espinosa
Following the bikini theme of the competition, my shortlist would include Renzie Ongkiko (very deserving although he is on the short side of height), Mark Luz, Nelson Banzuela and Aaron Yanga. I would also choose any of the four to become Mr. Eco-Tourism Philippines 2011.
Pageant Date will be on June 18, 2011 at Canyon Cove in Nasugbu, Batangas. Visit their website for more details.