Top favorite Andrea Biondo from the Filipino Community of South Italy won the top plum at the inaugural Gentlemen of the Philippines competition.
The 23-year-old reigning Mr Bachelor Philippines Italy was named Gentlemen of the Philippines – Mister Universal Ambassador 2016. He will represent the Philippines in Mister Universal Ambassador 2016 to be held in Indonesia later this year. Biondo also bagged the Best in Swimwear and Best in Barong award.
Camarines Sur’s 6’1″ tall hunk Job Abogado won the Gentlemen of the Philippines – Mister Model International 2016 title. He will compete in Mister Model International 2016 to be held in India. He also won Best in Fashion and Style fast track award and Best in Formal Wear.
Paul Renzo Velo, 23, from the Filipino Community of London was named Gentlemen of the Philippines – Mr Tourism International 2016 title and has won the right to represent the Philippines in Mr Tourism International 2017 competition. Velo also grabbed the Best in Talent fast track award.
Mr Congeniality and Best in Advocacy Speech winner Jason Martin from Gold Coast, Australia won Gentlemen of the Philippines – Mister Worldwide 2016 and will compete in Mister Worldwide 2016.
San Pablo City’s Kian Sumague, 21, is Gentlemen of the Philippines – Mr Tourism World 2016. He will be wearing the Philippines sash in the first edition of Mr Tourism World to be held in Bali, Indonesia later this year.
Christian Lumasag from Cebu City bagged the Gentlemen of the Philippines – Best Global Model 2016 title. He will be flying out to Portugal later this year to compete in Best Global Model of the Year 2016 contest.
The Gentlemen of the Philippines – Mister Teen International 2016 title went to 18-year-old Mark Joshua Marquez from the Filipino Community of North Italy. He will compete in Mister Teen International 2017.
Miguel Alexis Maliwat (City of San Fernando) and Rex Peter Calimbayan (Tagbilaran City) finished first and second runners-up, respectively.
The rest of the 15 finalists were Johannes Dula Rissler Jr (Germany), Mohammad Ali Imran Atendido (Lucena, Quezon), Sonu Singh (Nueva Vizcaya), Roland William De Dios (Cabanatuan City), Ray Ferdinand Garcia (Isabela) and Daniel Subagan Jr (Ilocandia).
The fast track winners got an automatic spot in the Top 20. Mr Popularity fast track award went to Mr General Santos City Julius Ceasar Chio. The Best Advocacy Video went to Gem Andrei Salvacion from Leyte, who also won Mr Photogenic.
Completing the Top 20 semifinalists were Samuel Joshua Arnonobal (Zamboanga City), John Vincent Pua (Quezon City) and Carlo Roy Roslinda (Bohol).
The finals night was held Sunday, July 31, at the Trinity University of Asia Theater in Quezon City. Reigning Mister Universal Ambassador Christian Daniel Ortiz was among the panel of judges. Text & photos by Drew Francisco/Missosology.Org