In what Executive President Rosko Dickinson admitted was the toughest decision for the top two placements, Paul Luzineau of the Netherlands defeated 35 other candidates to win Manhunt International 2020 during the Grand Finals held at New Frontier Theater. He has now become the first Dutch to win the international male modeling competition.
His court is made up of other heavy favorites Nikos Antonopoulos of Greece and Matheus Goira of Brazil who placed 1st and 2nd Runners-Up, respectively. The two other finishers in the winning circle are 3rd Runner-Up Yeray Hidalgo of Spain and 4th Runner-Up Mayur Gangwani of India.
Host delegate Daumier Corilla made it to the Top 15 Finalists and was awarded Best in National Costume.
Paul was also named the Face of the Year Special Award, with Nikos getting the Loo Chang Huat Award given by one of Manhunt’s biggest sponsors.
Congratulations to everyone!
Watch the very first post-victory interview of Paul Luzineau below.
Half of the forty (40) Binibinis of Bb. Pilipinas 2020 – or twenty (20) to be exact – performed during last night’s Talent Competition at the New Frontier Theater.
Many of them danced in an assortment of genres. Some ladies sang. A couple did art using unique materials. One did a magic act, while the tallest showed her dribbling skills in basketball. There was even a ventriloquist with two candidates doing monologues thrown in for good measure.
Who will be this year’s Best in Talent?
Below are grids of the official photos as taken by Bruce Casanova.
His full name is Luisito Daumier Corilla, but you can call him Dom for short. His unique second name was picked by his parents from French painter Honoré Daumier.
This 21 year-old towering hunk (he stands 6’4”) was born and raised in Las Piñas City, but has been staying with his family in Los Angeles for the past six years. It was only last August, 2019 when he decided to return to the country and pursue opportunities of growth. He joined and won his first national modeling competition – GLobal Asian Model Philippines – where he grabbed the Manhunt Philippines 2019 title.
Dom with Rosko Dickinson of Manhunt International
Days before he actually starts competing for Manhunt International, Dom sat with some members of the media for a round table discussion about his upcoming mission. Being the early bird that your blogger is, I was afforded an exclusive one-on-one with him.
Manhunt International will begin its week-long competition starting this weekend up until the big finals night at New Frontier Theater on February 22.
Let us all wish Dom the best in Manhunt International.
This will be the first of many meals for the Bb. Pilipinas 2020 Official Candidates at Pizza Hut around New Frontier Theater. Photos were taken during their activities yesterday courtesy of Araneta City.
Taco Bell and Dairy Queen will alternate as their dining options. Hopefully, they won’t overeat the outlet’s calorie-rich food items on the menu.
Did your favorites make it?
First round of Bb. Pilipinas 2020 Final Screening done. Second round (and second look) now ongoing with the ladies lined-up in groups for the panel.
Below are official photos from the Final Screening of Bb. Pilipinas 2020 inside New Frontier Theater.
Below are just some of the ladies who aspire to become a #Binibini for Bb. Pilipinas 2020. And today, the announcement of Official Candidates at the New Frontier Theater will signal the start of the journey for forty (40) hopefuls.
Let’s see who will be proclaimed later.
Vickie Rushton uploaded this message on her IG account while at the New Frontier Theater for the Bb. Pilipinas 2020 individual screenings:
“Since the announcement, I have been receiving lots of words of encouragement. I’ve read your messages, comments and posts. And for that, THANK YOU. You are the reason why I will never stop trying. I just want to thank all of you for believing in me. Yes, I have fears, it’s normal, but I know I can do this because I have YOU by my side. 🦋”
Hair: Darwin Siñel
Makeup: Jr Constantino
Photographer: Mark Caceres
Stylists: Kenneth Ramil Yturralde
Associate: Karl Dioso @cas.styles
Corset: Kannah Besino-Simbulan
Our pride-filled Bb. Pilipinas 2019 Queens celebrate #pridemonth with the rainbow flag for the rest of the Philippines and the Universe! #bbplipinas2019 #missuniversephilippines #beyondbeauty