John Jeffrey Janjep Carlos is the man of the hour who will travel to Cape Town, South Africa to represent the Philippines in Mr Gay World 2019 from April 28-May 4. He was given a fitting sendoff by his National Director, Wilbert Tolentino.
Janjep is a successful businessman and realtor who also happens to be a great dancer. A former volleyball athlete and varsity player of the Cavite State University, he loves spending most of his free time at the gym and workout with his friends.
Joining the national search is something that Janjep decided on a snap. In fact, he joined twice before finally bagging the title of Mr. Fahrenheit 2019 which automatically made him Mr. Gay World Philippines 2019. “That’s how motivated I am to get this title.” he added.
This hunky 41 year old Caviteño will have “Mental Health Awareness” as his main advocacy for the international competition. He even came up with his own hashtag for his campaign – #IllnessToWellness.
“I think it’s very timely and relevant. We’ve heard so much about mental health issues and it’s getting worse. In my own little way, I want to spread awareness about depression so people will know what to do in case they feel some of the symptoms of this psychiatric illness is affecting us and our loved ones.”
His final message to the Filipinos?
“My vision is not just to live but to exist. I promise that I will give my best so that I can represent my country well and they can be proud of me. Thank you guys for following my journey. I’ll be needing your much love and support in the upcoming Mr Gay World 2019.”
Let us all support Janjep by liking and sharing his video:
And what is part of his game plan to win the title in Cape Town?
Congratulations are in order for John Jeffrey “Janjep” Carlos of Cavite for winning Mr. Fahrenheit 2019 and Mr Gay World Philippines 2019. He will represent the country in Mr Gay World 2019 to be held in Cape Town, South Africa from April 28-May 5, 2019.
His two runners-up of equal importance are Kevin Garcia of Cebu and Macky David Belen of Rizal Province.
Kudos as well to Organizer and National Director Wilbert Tolentino for another successful search. Thank you for having me as one of the judges.
Fresh News! Congratulations are in order for newlyweds (Miss Earth 2008) Karla Henry and Rico Ammann who just tied the knot at Crimson Boracay.
The bride wore a Cary Santiago bridal gown, HMU by Gio Lazaro Flores and Hair by John Cliff.
Principal Sponsors include:
Mr. Ramon Monzon and Lorraine Schuck of Carousel Productions
fron KF: Rodin Gilbert B.flores
George Garrido and Wilbert Tolentino
Secondary Sponsors: (Beauty Queens)
Kristine Caballero Aplal
Kris Tiffany Janson
Sian Elizabeth Maynard
Cathy Untalan Vital
Best wishes, Rico and Karla!
Below are more photos of the Beauty Queens who attended the wedding and reception.PS. The groom, Rico, is the older brother of Miss World Philippines 2012 2nd Princess Vanessa Claudine Ammann.
A couple of months after John Raspado (left photo) was named as the country’s very first winner of Mr. Gay World, the President of Mr. Gay World Philippines Organization – Wilbert Tolentino – dropped a bombshell when he resigned from the post citing personal reasons that will prevent him from fulfilling the demanding duties and responsibilities of the job. Ever since, the position has remained vacant.
Rumors floated that he will be succeeded by some familiar individuals soon after. But to no avail. Even the President of Mr. Gay World himself – Eric Butter – has not yet found a suitable replacement for Wilbert and continues to woo the latter to reconsider his decision.
Wilbert remains non-committal, but extremely grateful of the trust that the bigger group has given him. After all, he is like a Boss Chief like no other as people look up to him with such trust and admiration. He is truly one tough act to follow.
In the meantime, let us see where the wind blows right after the busy Holiday Season. Who knows, things might just work out according to everyone’s expectations by 2018.
Credits for the “White Indian” pictorial in this post:
THE TRADITIONAL NATIVE CANADIAN COSTUME I WORE IN THIS PHOTO WAS INSPIRED FROM THE COUNTRY I COMPETED IN WHISTLER CANADA AS THE FIRST FILIPINO MR. GAY WORLD 2009.
I DEDICATE THIS PHOTO TO THE CREATIVE PEOPLE WHO TIRELESSLY SUPPORTED THE MR. GAY PHILIPPINES THROUGH THE YEARS.
TO Gio Lazaro Flores FOR MY MAKE UP TRANSFORMATION, Jay Patao FOR 30 MINS GEOGRAPHY MODULE TRAINING. TO Jojo Mangalino & Georgette Garrido FOR MY CATWALK TRAINING, STAGE PRESENCE & POISE.TO DENNIS ARCERO FOR 1 HOUR PHOTOSHOOT TRAINING, David Isaac Buenaventura FOR Q&A KEYWORD, Francis D. Calubaquib FOR HIV/AIDS ADVOCACY TRAINING MODULE. Karen Ostrea FOR PERSONALITY DEVELOPMENT & PAGEANT POINTERS & STRATEGIES. Nap Brandon FOR 1 WEEK NATIONAL COSTUME AND SPECIALLY TO THE ONE AND ONLY BEAUTY KING AND BEAUTY QUEEN MAKER OF THE COUNTRY DIREK RODGIL FLORES.
IN LESS THAN 45 DAYS AFTER MY APPOINTMENT BY OUR BELOVED NATIONAL DIRECTOR NOEMI ALBERTO, YOU HAVE TRANSFORMED ME INTO A MORE CONFIDENT AND DRIVEN CANDIDATE, YOUR TEAM HAS OPENED MANY DOORS WITH IFINITE POSSIBILITIES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR MY PERSONAL GOAL AND PROFESSIONAL ASPIRATIONS. MY HEART IS GRATEFUL. THANK U DIREK RODGIL. I HAVE BEEN A PROUD KFamila MEMBER FOR A DECADE NOW.
AND DESPITE OF MY FATE IN THAT PAGEANT YEAR, I AM STILL HONORED TO BE AWARDED WITH NUMEROUS ACCOLADES. BEST IN NATIONAL COSTUME, MR. GAY WORLD POPULARITY & BEST IN FORMAL WEAR FOR INTERNATIONAL PAGEANT AND 5 AWARDS FOR NATIONAL PAGEANT AND LANDED 2ND RUNNER-UP.
THANKS TO YOU CANADA FOR THE EXPERIENCE. I DEDICATE THIS MASTERPIECE TO THE NATION THAT HAS STOMPED FOREVER IN MY HEART AND IN MY MEMORIES.
TO Eric G Butter, MR. GAY WORLD OWNER/CEO, THANK YOU FOR ENTRUSTING ME TO CONTINUE THE LEGACY OF FULFILLING THIS CAUSE IN SUPPORTING THE LGBT + COMMUNITY. I AM PROUD PHILIPPINES NATIONAL DIRECTOR FOR MR. GAY WORLD PHILIPPINES 2016 & 2017.
PHOTOGRAPHY l Erich Caparas
STYLING l Domz Ramos
GROOMING l Mary Letim Ponce
HAIR l Jp Parcero
DESIGNER l HITOMI BY Richard Barretto
ASSISTANTS l Royal Kalel & Jeffray Abadiano
PHOTO ASSISTANTS l Ronald Garcia & Randy Formaran Jr.
MODEL l Wilbert Tolentino, Wilbert Tolentino II, Wilbert Tolentino III, Wilbert Tolentino IV, Wilbert Tolentino V
Well this news caught me by surprise. Just when the Philippines finally won its first Mr. Gay World title (courtesy of John Raspado) in Spain earlier this year, the resignation of Wilbert Tolentino as National Director of Mr. Gay World Philippines Organization is starting to spread like wildfire online. And to think that many individuals are expecting that the country will host Mr. Gay World 2018.
Why the resignation? Read Wilbert’s post in his FB account:
As one of the pioneer candidates for Mr. Gay Philippines 2007, it has been a decade since a door of liberty and opportunities has opened. Thanks to Noemi Alberto for selecting me and believing in my capacity to be the first Filipino representative for Mr. Gay World 2009 in Whistler, Canada; it became clear to me what I had to do. I will never stop supporting other succeeding delegates to win the title for our country. This was my ultimate goal, and my calling.
That’s why she never reluctantly chose me to be the next national director for Mr. Gay World last 2015. She entrusted me this responsibility that many people thought it was an easy job.
Since my supervision, for the past two years, Mr. Gay World Philippines marked in history of making it to the finals. Don Christian Lopez as second runner up in 2016; and of course John John Fernandez Raspado / John Raspado as Mr. Gay World 2017. We have proven that the Philippines is a beauty powerhouse to be reckoned with, in all types of pageants.
Including Mr. Gay World, which is a very ‘Caucasian’ dominated pageant. However, we managed to slipped through our shot as an ‘Oriental Asian’ representative. This is a game changer for all of us. Our dream of a crown has came true.
However, personal priorities have becoming more important. That’s why I am resigning as NATIONAL DIRECTOR for Mr. Gay World Philippines Organization.
Coming from a very conservative Filipino-Chinese upbringing, this is the only time I could spend quality time with my parents, especially to my aging father; whom I haven’t spoken in decades, ever since I came out in the community. And to focus on my newly born son and provide him the greatest fatherhood and time he deserves.
This is a very heartbreaking decision. However I must choose what is best for everyone. Now that my family complete again. I don’t want to waste this memorable moments with them. Giving full time for my family is the only reason of my farewell.
Thank you for all the support of the following people who made this happened, especially to my Mr. Gay World Philippines team, Raoul Barbosa, Ryan Soto, Gio Lazaro Flores, Gelbert Aplal, Kristine Caballero Aplal, Karla Henry, Chad Jonas, Melanie Cabalida, Genesis Gallios, Richard Hinola, Patrick Isorena, Rocky Gathercole, Inyaki Yuson, Ahleks Fusilero, Mary Letim, Domz Ramos, Gerry Peralta, @yuan yazon, Norman Tinio, Noli Berioso, Kate Leyritana for providing HIV awareness module, LoveYourself Anglo headed by Ronnievinn Garcia Pagtakhan, MAQ PRODUCTIONS headed by Marie Santos Aquilizan & the rest of the team. To Kagandahang Flores headed by Direk Rodin Gilbert B.flores who always brought out the full potential for both Christian and John during their journey.
And also would like to acknowledge the courage of 36 gorgeous and talented gay men across the country who fearlessly represented their regions for 2016 Mr. Gay World Philippines. You have set the standard of what a modern Filipino gay man should be – attractive, healthy, professional, career driven and goal oriented.
I will always continuously support all LGBTQIA local activities and participate in their advocacy.
To the Mr. Gay World team who has been my constant supporter of our cause, especially to The President & Founder Mr. Eric Eric G Butterr and the great people behind this wonderful organization.
As Mr. Gay World celebrates its 10th year anniversary in 2018. I wish all of them a success and more 10 years to come. Keep lifting the image of gay men across the world and fight for its cause. I may not be witnessing this important celebration, but my heart always support your organization.
Mr. Gay World Philippines is open for my replacement who has the same passion as mine and the capacity to provide travel and training assistance to future Filipino delegates that will compete in an international stage. I am willing to pass the torch to continue the legacy that has been passed on through the years, which I started.
My name is Wilbert Ting Tolentino, first Mr. Gay World Philippines, and the current National Director for Mr. Gay World Philippines Organization, saying thank you and goodbye.
Your thoughts, dear readers?
When newly-titled Mr. Gay World 2017 John Raspado of the Philippines returned to the country yesterday afternoon, he was met with cheers and applause from everyone who covered the arrival at NAIA Terminal 1. Along with proud mentors Wilbert Tolentino (Mr Gay World Philippines Organization President) and Rodgil Flores of Kagandahang Flores, he thanked everyone who supported his journey each step of the way and offered the victory to his countrymen. This is such a glorious moment for the Baguio native who has come a long way to reach the status he is enjoying now.
Watch the video below which plays parts of the competition.
courtesy of Mr Gay World
Once more, congratulations to you John! Amd may you have a most meaningful reign ahead. Continue to spread your #I♥️LGBTQI campaign and use the platform to gain more awareness of your causes.