At the Multi-Purpose Hall 2 of Lancaster Hotel Manila, 24 of the Twenty-six (26) Official Candidates of Misters of the Philippines 2014 were formally presented to the Press yesterday afternoon. The strictly-by-invitation affair was exclusively conducted to acknowledge the attendance of accredited media.
Actually, the entries from San Luis, Pampanga (Glenn Suba) and UAE (Ibahn Corum Francisco) were still unaccounted for, so I hope to see them in the next event.
But from among the two dozen hopefuls who vied for the attention of the Press, there were actually eight who caught my eye – Neil Perez, Elvin Tiel, Joseph Doruelo, John Israel San Luis, Adam Davies, Nicko Cruz, Bernard Sumera and Judah Cohen. Three other entries – Ichin Daclan, Mario Esquierdo Jr. and Alvin Arranguez – could be possible spoilers to this group.
The set-up of the competition will have four (4) fast track event (Talent, Swimwear, Formal Wear and Resort Wear) winners getting automatically seeded to the Top 14 come finals night on September 7. Ten other guys with the highest preliminary scores will make up the remaining qualifiers.
Four lucky delegates will be declared winners in the end, with all of them to be fielded for competition abroad – Mister International, Mister Model International, Mister Global and Mister Tourism International.
Let’s see who will continue to shine bright in the days ahead. 😉