Manaus, Brazil in the state of Amazonas will be the setting for Miss & Mister Golden Universe 2016 from May 25-29. And for the mixed pageant, Gentlemen of the Philippines and Miss Bachelorette Philippines Italy have partnered to represent the country in the said event.
Honorary Gentleman Rick Kristoffer Palencia – who will now be titled Mr. Golden Universe Philippines 2016 – is set to travel deep into the South American nation with Miss Golden Universe Philippines 2016 Maybel Perilla (who won Miss Bachelorette Philippines Italy 2015) to try and win the top titles at stake.
Rick waited long and hard for this opportunity to wear the Philippine sash abroad. And his patience is now rewarded with a mission that will literally bring him close to nature, the Amazon Jungle that is. Maybel, on the other hand, was informed of her participation only a couple of days back and took the news with such glee.
Both Rick and Maybel are busy preparing for the competition. They will have separate send-offs middle of next month. The former will be feted here in Manila, while the latter is going to get hers in Rome, Italy.
Best of luck in Manaus, Rick and Maybel! 😀