Puerto Rico, Spain, Switzerland, Italy, Czech Republic and the Philippines lead the way in my opinion (Photo credit: Joy Arguil)
My Top 12 for Mister International 2015 after the Press Preview are (in this order):
1) Fernando Alvarez of Puerto Rico
2) Daniel Barreres of Spain
3) Pedro Mendez of Switzerland
4) Andrea Luceri of Italy
5) Jakub Kraus of Czech Republic
6) Reniel Villareal of the Philippines
7) Chris Nayna of Australia
8) Anderson Tomazini of Brazil
9) Rafael Angelucci of Venezuela
10) Cas Winters of the Netherlands
11) Freds Rivera of the Dominican Republic and
12) Halley Laithangbam of India
It’s looking more and more like Puerto Rico might be on the right track for a four-in-a-row this year as Fernando Alvarez occupies my top spot of favorites for Mister International 2015. He is a definite headturner who can grab everyone’s attention all the time. And it works in this Latino’s favor that he is also a good-natured guy who can please people in an effortless way.
Of course, I cannot ignore the other contenders who can give the Puerto Rican a run for his money. Spain’s Daniel Barreres and Switzerland’s Pedro Mendez are running very close to the pole position, just as Andrea Luceri of Italy, Jakub Kraus of Czech Republic and the Philippines’ Reniel Villareal cannot be counted out. These guys also have what it takes to be considered as potential winners come November 30.
Australia, Brazil, Venezuela, Netherlands, Dominican Republic and India make up my second half of standouts (Photo credit: Joy Arguil)
And just to sweeten things up even more, I would also add a second group of six made up of Chris Nayna of Australia, Anderson Tomazini of Brazil, Rafael Angelucci of Venezuela, Cas Winters of the Netherlands, Freds Rivera of the Dominican Republic and Halley Laithangbam of India in the mix.
These twelve (12) delegates are making this year’s roster more exciting overall. Let’s see how far each one of them can take their respective bids in the coming days ahead. 😉
Photo credit: Joy Arguil
The Official Candidates of Mister International 2015 with Mister International 2014 Neil Perez, Mister International Organization Head Alan Sim and PEPPs President Carlo Morris Galang (Photo credit: Joy Arguil)
Twenty-nine (29) gorgeous hunks from different parts of the world presented themselves to different members of the media during a Press Preview held at the Sulo Riviera Hotel yesterday afternoon.
Cameras clicked nonstop as the contenders paraded in their casual wear and swimming trunks, much to the delight of everyone present. And this early, favorites are setting the bar higher than before.
I surveyed some media colleagues and the names that constantly cropped up are Fernando Alvarez of Puerto Rico, Daniel Barreres of Spain, Jakub Kraus of the Czech Republic and Pedro Mendez of Switzerland. But clearly, being host delegate has a clear advantage for Pagbilao native Reniel Villareal who was applauded during his turns. And he clearly delivered amidst the sea of the best specimens of male beauty in this year’s edition. Other picks include Rafael Angelucci of Venezuela, Cas Winters of the Netherlands, Chris Nanna of Australia and Freds Rivera of the Dominican Republic.
By now, all the delegates are on their way to Ilocos Norte for their provincial run. The National Costume Competition will be held in Laoag, and this will be an important part of the pre-pageant activities.
Let’s see who can topple the prime choices at the moment. 😉
Despite the presence of so many other gorgeous hunks, Mister Philippines Reniel Villareal did not lag behind. In fact, he was one of the most applauded during the Press Preview (Photo credit: Joy Arguil)