Text and photos by Drew Francisco

The new kings of Misters of Filipinas (MOF) were crowned in glittering finale held September 21 at the Filoil Flying V Center in San Juan City.

Levin Arguelles of Tarlac province was named Mister International Philippines 2019. The 22-year-old nurse will represent the Philippines in the next edition of the prestigious Mister International competition. He was also awarded Best in Formal Wear, Best in Regional Costume, and Mister Photogenic.

Crowd favorite Tommy Peñaflor of Bataan province took home the Man of the World Philippines 2019 title. The 25-year-old model and TV personality will be the country’s representative to the Man of the World contest next year. He also took home the lion’s share of special awards, including Best in Talent, Best in Resorts Wear, and Missosology’s Choice.

Gianluca Lanta of the Filipino Community of Italy was awarded the MOF – Mister Model Worldwide 2019 title and will vie for a back-to-back victory at the Mister Model Worldwide competition in India. He receieved the sash from reigning Mister Model Worldwide Carlo Pasion.

Also gunning for a back-to-back victory in his international pageant assignment is Pasig City’s Vandave Paragas who won MOF – Mister Tourism & Culture Universe 2019. He will compete in next year’s Mister Tourism & Culture Universe contest.

Meanwhile, Kevin Jay Secoya of Cebu City won MOF – Mister Model of the Universe 2019. and will compete in India for the inaugural Mister Model of the Universe pageant.

Joseph Xavier Pili of Tabaco City in Albay and Bonjour Adaza Jr of Misamis Oriental placed first and second runners-up, respectively.

Missosology correctly predicted the placements of four of the five titleholders.

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