Licensed pilot, 3 others win Ginoong Pilipinas 2019

A licensed private pilot and three other gentlemen won the Ginoong Pilipinas 2019 pageant during the grand coronation held in Makati City Sunday night.

The winners of Ginoong Pilipinas 2019 pageant. (Missosology / MANILA BULLETIN))

The winners of Ginoong Pilipinas 2019 pageant. (Missosology / MANILA BULLETIN)

Erik Lennart Visser of Cebu City was proclaimed Ginoong Pilipinas Mr. Universe Tourism 2019.

Visser, 21, is a licensed private pilot and a degree holder in International Studies from Silliman University in Dumaguete City.

This Filipino-Dutch beach lover who stands 6’3 has been the crowd favorite to win the top prize since day 1 of the competition.

Romart Lagura, of Misamis Occidental, won Ginoong Pilipinas Man of the Year 2019.

Lagura, 28, owns a pension house and a bar. He is a graduate of hotel and restaurant management.

Clark Cardoniga, 19, of Cavite City, bagged the Ginoong Pilipinas Gentleman of the World 2019 title.

Lorenzo Isip, 20, of Masbate, won Ginoong Pilipinas Misters of the World 2019 crown. This 20-year-old guy who stands 6’1 is a basketball varsitarian.

The four winners will compete in competitions abroad, according to Dr. Jumel Bornilla and Manix Genabe, officials of BorGen Entertainment Ventures, which organizes the annual national male pageant.

Genabe said Visser will represent the Philippines in Mr. Universe Tourism 2020; Lagura, will compete in Man of The Year 2020; Cardoniga, Gentlemen of the World Pageant 2020; and Isip, Misters of the World 2020.

First runner-up honor went to John Michael Suelo, Iloilo; and Ruslan Kulikov, Batangas, 2nd runner-up.

Recipients of special awards were: Visser, Best in Formal Wear and Best in National Costume; Lagura, Best in Swimwear and NV GInoong Carinoso; Albrecht Pring (Mandaluyong City), Photogenic and Audience Choice; Jordan Sibbaluca (Cagayan Valley), Best in Talent; and Cliff Casumpang (Ifugao), Ambassador of Peace and Social Media Choice; and Perry Mariano (Baguio City), Texters Choice.