Reigning Mister International Crowns New Mister International Philippines 2013!
New Mister International Philippines was crownedin glittering and star studded pageant finals in Fying V – Fil Oil Arena in San Juan last night attended by reigning Mister International Ali Hammoud, MI owner Alan Sim and reigning Mister Singapore Ron Teh. Gil Wagas of Lapu Lapu City won the Mister International Philippines title in front of the thousands of cheering audience.
He won almost a million worth of prizes, including cash prize as a year-long salary, cosmetic services from Above Aesthetics, Scholarships and management contract. He will represent the country in the world finals of Mister International 2013 in November.
First runner up is Wilfred Placencia of Dumaguete City, he will represent the country in the 2014 Gentleman Universe in Chile, South America. Mister Bacolod – Jeffrey Sanchez won the 2nd runner up plum.
Twelve finalists were selected including the winner of online voting at the start of the event followed by the swimwear and formal rounds.
Six equally gorgeous men advanced to the finals where top 3 winners were chosen.
Last year, the Philippines was made proud and received accolade for being the “Country of the Year in Male pageant” after our male representatives brought home honor in world’s most recognized pageants!
These victories have restored the confidence in the male pageant industry, much in the sense that more than the Filipino physique, the Filipino Male persona is truly competitive and world’s best!
Other top 6 finalists are Cebu City’s John Paul Preston , Troy Cuizon of Cainta and Bukidnon’s William Goniabo.
Others who made it into Top 12 semi-finalists were Quezon City’s John Edward Custodio, Filipino-Japan Community’s Jeffrey Yamanouchi, Pila Laguna’s Ronald Kim Legaspi, Surigao Del Norte’s Frenchie Bonn Petallo, Billy Villeta of Negros and Cavite City’s Bon Edouard Quinto (online voting winner).
BEST IN BARONG: Gil Wagas of Lapu-Lapu City
MISTER ENVY ME SALON: Troy Cuizon of Cainta, Rizal
MISTER LANCASTER HOTEL: Troy Cuizon of Cainta, Rizal
MISTER PSALMSTRE: Gil Wagas of Lapu-Lapu City
MISTER SHOWBIZ SOSYAL: John Edward Custodio of Quezon City
MISTER INFORMATICS: Gil Wagas of Lapu-Lapu City
MISTER PHOTOGENIC: Billy Villeta of Negros & Troy Cuizon of Cainta, Rizal
MISTER FRIENDSHIP: Jeffrey Yamanouchi of the Fil-Japan Community
MISTER SWIMWEAR: Jeffrey Yamanouchi of the Fil-Japan Community
The panel of judges include Lilibeth Pernecita, Cary Santiago, Albert Andrada, Czarina Gatbonton, John and Paul Herrera, Aaron Lim, Mister International 2012 First Runner-Up Singaporean Ron Teh, Mister International 2012 Ali Hammoud (Lebanon), Alex Moico, Dr. Radi Apostol, Renee Salud and Jim Acosta.
Produced by Prime Event Productions Philippines Foundation Inc, and Lancaster Hotel Manila this year’s National Search was the grandest celebration of talent, generosity, honor and diversity and participated by 24 most dynamic men all over the Philippine archipelago. MIP empowers our young men to achieve their personal and professional goals, while providing a forum in which to use their talents and intelligence to achieve a platform dedicated to making a difference in the lives of others by supporting our cause of promoting “Healthy Lifestyle”.