You already know by now that Pageantry Norms always has one episode with an all-male guest lineup each season.
This afternoon at 4pm, catch our two Mr. Gay World Philippines titleholders Kodie Macayan (2020) and Joel Rey Carcasona (2021) in a meaningful discussion about their challenges and preparations en route to representing our country in the upcoming twin virtual editions of Mr Gay World.
Join us, throw in your questions and cheer for them on The Philippine Pageantry and its YouTube channel later.
The Search for MR. FAHRENHEIT 2021 / MR. GAY WORLD PHILIPPINES 2021
Although F Club Philippines (also known as Fahrenheit Cafè and Fitness Center) has not resumed operations due to current restrictions brought about by the pandemic, it has nevertheless launched Mr. Fahrenheit 2021 – the National Search for Mr. Gay World Philippines 2021 (Virtual Edition).
Here are the Qualifications:
– 20 to 45 yrs. old
– At least 5’5” in height
– With engaging personality and leadership abilities
Email entry form with close-up and full body (in swimwear or board shorts) photos: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline of submission of Entry Form is on June 20, 2021.
The winner will receive P100,000 cash prize and will be the official representative of the Philippines to Mr. Gay World 2021. The Mr. Gay World organization has recently announced that it will be conducting its 12th and 13th editions virtually. Mr. Fahrenheit 2020/ Mr. Gay World Philippines 2020 Kodie Macayan will be the representative for the Mr. Gay World 2020 from Sept 4 to 11, 2021. Mr. Gay World 2021, meanwhile, will be held from September 18 to 25, 2021. The owner of Fahrenheit, Mr. Wilbert Tolentino, who is also the first Mr. Gay World Philippines titleholder (2009) and national director of Mr. Gay World, has high hopes that the Philippines can score its second and third consecutive victories after Janjep Carlos’ win in 2019, in addition to John Raspado’s triumphant feat in 2017.
A period of 25 years is a “generation” – the time from birth to someone having a child of their own and starting the next generation. For beauty camp Kagandahang Flores, 2020 marks the year of its Silver Jubilee. And Rodgil Flores must be beaming with pride, alongside his cousin Gio Flores, in what their initial efforts have transformed into the past two and a half decades.
It all started from humble beginnings. Back in the mid-90s, the group fielded a sole candidate – Sonia Santiago – for Bb. Pilipinas 1996. In between, more beautiful Filipinas started undergoing training and polish for bigger beauty competitions. And in the process, a good number of the ladies started winning national titles left and right, until their successes were justly rewarded when Precious Lara Quigaman was crowned Miss International 2005 – their very first claim to grand slam fame.
Below is a rundown of the KF alumni who went on to win their international pageants, either here or abroad:
Miss International 2005 Precious Lara Quigaman
Miss International 2013 Bea Rose Santiago
Miss Earth 2008 Karla Henry
Miss Earth 2014 Jamie Herrell
Miss Earth 2015 Angelia Ong
Miss Earth 2017 Karen Ibasco
Miss Intercontinental 2018 Karen Gallman
Miss Asia Pacific International 2018 Sharifa Akeel
Miss Tourism International 2012/13 Rizzini Alexis Gomez
Miss Tourism International 2013/14 Angeli Dione Gomez
Mr Gay World 2017 John Raspado
Mr Gay World 2019 Janjep Carlos
Mister Tourism Ambassador World 2018 Kerr Cruz
I won’t make a separate list of their winners in Bb. Pilipinas, Miss World Philippines, Miss Philippines Earth, Mutya ng Pilipinas/Mutya Pilipinas and even in Mr World Philippines or Misters of Filipinas anymore because this entry will get very long.
Rodgil during one of his training sessions with Miss Universe Philippines 2019 Gazini Ganados
Some of the core members of Team KF
In essence, Team KF discovers and teaches potential women and men to become successful pageant titleholders. The series of training and level workshops are focused on Personality Development, Visual Poise, Fitness, Pageant Question and Answer, Pageant Hair & Make-Up styling and Pageant Catwalk and Projection – all tailored fit for the biggest national pageants for both genders in the Philippines.
KF is now established as one of two most prominent beauty camps as well as internationally sought-after pageant training groups in the country. It’s no secret that beauty queens from other countries have also given their trust to them. And I am not surprised at the progressive move. If at any, that is already expected. Just like the last two Miss Earth winners Phuong Khanh Nguyen of Vietnam and Nellys Pimentel of Puerto Rico. They were both prepared (or perfected, if you will) at KF before their respective competitions.
Rodgil and his 28 Binibinis for Bb. Pilipinas 2020
I can remember during one of his past interviews (watch below) for Assignment Asia of the China Global Television Network (CGTN) how Rodgil called beauty aspirants – “beauty athletes” – because all the learnings are continuously practiced in their individual lives outside the confines of the camp itself. I could not think of a more appropriate term that could better that.
Congratulations to your 25th Anniversary, Kagandahang Flores! Here’s a toast to the passion and unstinting efforts to train a generation of Beautiful Filipinas!
John in his latest photoshoot with Ahleks Fusilero in a Spanish matador-themed outfit by Rocky Gathercole
From May 5-10 in Madrid and Maspalomas, Spain, Mr. Gay World 2017 will be held. And it is with full excitement and anticipation that we start heralding our representative in the said international competition among gay males around the globe.
Baguio City native John Raspado (check out his Igorot-themed pictorial below) is filled with high hopes of doing well in the said event and becoming the country’s first Mr. Gay World titleholder.
Do watch his introductory video which I encourage you to like and share so we can spread awareness about his participation.
courtesy of Mr Gay World
This is just the beginning. Expect the upcoming weeks to be dotted with social and published media bursts on Mr Gay World Philippines as John embarks on the biggest mission of his life. All #ForThePhilippines!
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