A man of few words he is not. That, in a nutshell, is my first impression of Mister Grand International 2017 Michaelangelo Skyllas from Australia. During the Presscon – held earlier at St. Nicholas Restaurant in Mandaluyong – to formalize his entry to Psalmstre as its latest Placenta for Men brand endorser, this 19 year-old bartender from Sydney had a lot of things to say the minute he got into the groove of our one-on-one interview set-up. And it’s all good. He strongly feels that he thinks ahead of his real age, and prefers to talk about a variety of subject matters with older people more than those in his age bracket.
Angelo – who is 100% Greek and moved to Down Under when he was already 15 – does not hide the fact his entry into the pageant world is something that took him a long time to digest. But when he finally landed in Manila to represent Australia in the inaugural edition of the male competition he won last month, it dawned on him that this could be the chance to make something big out of himself. He is willing to try his luck in Manila for possible career opportunities after the New Year, and who knows where to after.
Watch my interview with Michaelangelo Skyllas now.
The gorgeous Puerto Rican hunk is back to the Philippines for the 4th time (Photo credit: Joy Arguil)
Earlier this afternoon, Mr. World 2016 1st Runner-Up Fernando Alvarez of Puerto Rico was honored in a Presscon hosted by Psalmstre Enterprises Inc (PEI) for its brand ambassador of Placenta for Men. With PEI Head Jaime Acosta and Marketing Manager Maryo Copon heading the activity, several members of the media from entertainment and pageant showed up to ask a variety of questions as well as to appreciate the hunky presence of the handsome Puerto Rican who is on his 4th visit in the country.
This time around, Fernando will do more than just appear in print ads and billboards. He will undergo intense lessons to learn how to speak Tagalog with the mid-term objective of getting a big break in one of our teleseryes or perhaps the movies. And given his drive to succeed, I bet we will see more of him in the weeks to come with a gradual knowledge of conversational Tagalog already being put into good use.
By the way, Fernando already enjoys classifying himself as a “Pinoy-Rican” by now. He loves the Philippines so much that he already considers it his 2nd home.
Sandwiched by Mister Universal Ambassador 2016 2nd Runner-Up Andrea Biondo and Mr. World 2016 1st Runner-Up Fernando Alvarez, your blogger is happy being.
P.S. Mister Universal Ambassador 2016 2nd Runner-Up Andrea Biondo (from Gentlemen of the Philippines) also attended the same presscon. He will also become one of the signed brand ambassadors of Placenta for Men soon! 🙂