Mister Philippines History.. The Road to Mister International Philippines 2013 Starts Here..
ROAD TO MISTER PH 2013!
Dati beauty queens lang natin ang sinusundan ko, but recently, naisip ko na why not support our Male representatives since they are also carrying our flag in international contest. Kahit na back2back2back tayo sa Miss Universe, iba pa rin ang victory kapag title holder ka. Naisip ko tuloy, kung nahihirapang mag uwi ng grandslam title ang ating mga kababaihan.. gamitin natin ang mga kalalakihan! Let them help our female representatives in bringing pride and honor.
2012 was the Philippine year for male pageantry. First time natin nakuha ang Manhunt Inernational and first time din natin magplace as runner up sa Mr. World. Hindi man tayo nag place sa Mister International, Country of the year pa rin tayo! With the new franchise holder ng Mister International Philippines, I’m positive na maganda ang hinaharap ng Philippine Male Pageants dahil meron nag mga nagkaka interes to stage a bigger national pageant for men. (But of course hindi mauubos ang mga bashers na sasabihing pambakla na naman ang kontes at hahadain ng organizers ang winners!) I heard may mga new investors from outside the country at local organizers na mag jojoin force to select the Philippines’ best both in Manhunt and Mister International Philippines.
With new organizers ng Mister International Philippines for sure may mga pagbabago.. Keln kaya magkakaroon ng permanent franchise holder ang Mister Philippines na katulad ng BPCI? Anung klase kaya ang mga contest noon? Here are some vital info and images about past Mr./Mister Philippines..
The first Mr. Philippines was held wayback in 1926, with Jose Barredo winning the title. The following year – 1927 – the 2nd Mr. Philippines contest was held as part of Carnival exposition in Manila. Hindi lang pala carnival Queens ang higlight ng expositions no, maging national contest for men ay uso na. But there is no international contest.
Because of the outbreak of war, and long after the liberation years, there were no national contest since most of our men will be needed in securing our national security.
In 1951, the same year of Miss World’s founding year, the El Porvenir Runner Products, Inc. (ELPO) began to show active interest in the old physical tilt and sponsored the contest for the 1st time. Since then, ELPO has been sponsoring the country’s MR. PHILIPPINES SEARCH. Since the contest was patterned after Mr. America contest in USA which produced immortal physical culturists such as Eugene Sandow, Lionel Strongrot and Charles Atlas, strict criteria of body building were followed. Our Misters Philippines that time were more body builder type rather than model type.
We started sending delegates in Miss Universe in 1952 but it was only in 1959 when we sent our first official representative abroad thru Mr. Universe Contest. Mr. Philippines 1959 Stan Carbungo placed 3rd in Most Muscular Division, 2nd place in Medium Class and first in Medium most Muscular class in Montreal, Canada.
And then again, it was only in 1970 whe we staged another Mr. Philippines sponsored by Philippine Association of Body Builders. The winner competed in New York.
In 1980’s there were no big pageants for men. During the 90’s Mr. Philippines was revived and the winner competed in Mr. International. In 1998, another Mr. Philippines was held, Manuel Caballero Arcilla won the Mr. Philippines title of 1998. Mr. International is a contest that began in 1998 and was held annually in India until 2003.
In 2001 we got our 1st title in Mr. International thuru Alexander Aquino.
In 2006, Mister International (totally different to Indian based Mr. International) was born in Singapore, headed by Alan Sim. Ginoong Filipinas 2006 Alvin Asuncion represented the Philippines. He was one of semifinalists and Mr. Photogenic recipient. The folowing Mister Philippines was held with different organizers. The winner did not compete in Mister International 2007 contest in Malaysia due to unknown reasons.
In 2010, Ginoong Pilipinas Expo World – Dr. Joseph Pallera founded the Mister Philippines Inc. They staged the Mister Philippines Pageant until last year and produced 3 winners. Two of his 3 winners were semifialists in Mister International tilt.
And this year, with the new organizers, it is a manifestation that the MISTER/ MR. PHILIPPINES is here to stay. The same team that handled Manhunt Philippines 2012 and produced the country’s first Manhunt International will work hand in hand with new and old partners. (But of course hindi mauubos ang mga bashers na sasabihing pambakla na naman ang kontes at hahadain ng organizers ang winners!)
I still remember last year when the Manhunt pre pageant headed by Mervin was held in Resto Bar due to lack of funding, andaming nambash. Na kesyo may mahahada na naman ang organizers, hindi mapagkakatiwalan ang oranizers, na pocho pocho at chipipay ang pageant! Maybe wala nga sila ganun kalaking budget last year but they worked hard to stage a national contest. At sa puro pambabash sa kanila, they gave us a Manhunt winner! Ang pageant na inaalipusta at binabash noon yun ang ang nag bibigay ng karangalan sa atin ngayon.
“Ang international exposure ni Janine Tugonon malapit nang maubos pero ang kay June.. Hinding hindi pa nauubos – nasa kalagitnaan pa lang. “
Sa dami ng projects nya sa Singapore today, we can say na may FUTURE ANG MALE PAGEANT SA PILIPINAS “ At Iba pa rin talaga kapag grandslam title holder ka.
I’m hoping namarami satin amg mas tumulong para maiangat ang male pageantry natin, ang iba jan wagas makapang bash, eh ni matino ngang Barangay male pageant hindi makapag produce.
KASI NGA MAS MADALING MAMBASH KESA TUMULONG.
Anyways going back sa Mister International Search, and this year.. The tradition continous.. interested applicants can submit their application form thru firstname.lastname@example.org
After producing an international winner, I’m very positive that the same organizer can make us proud again. Hopefully mas marami ang maka appreciate kesa sa bashers.
Atleast ngayon may alternative na tayo.. kung hindi tayo masaya sa performance ng ating mga beauty queens.. Meron tayong mga back up na Misters. And they can really do well in international contest, basta may support lang. Like yung National costume Design project last year na naging succesfull. Sana let us support our male pageant reps like how we support our beauty queens.
DAHIL KUNG NAHIHIRAPANG MAG UWI NG GRAND SLAM TITLE ANG ATING MGA GIRLS, OUR BOYS ARE HERE TO HELP..!