The Misters of Filipinas Competition is back!
Now on its 8th year, some official candidates were presented to the press during a special presentation held in Quezon City on June 12.
Of more than 200 online applicants nationwide, 24 applicants from the National Capital Region (NCR), and nearby provinces made it to the final casting.
The Misters of Filipinas aspirants were judged based on looks, physique, interview, and stage presence.
For the first time, the Misters of Filipinas will be held outside of Metro Manila. The Prime Events Productions Philippines Inc. (PEPPs), organizer of the contest, announced the annual contest will be held in Negros Oriental.
“This year’s edition will be unique and special because it will be held in the beautiful province of Negros Oriental. We are very thrilled and grateful with this partnership. We are very excited to promote the whole province of Negros Oriental to the world though our different media platforms” said PEPPs president Carlo Morris Galang.
Some official candidates presented were: Victor Leinard Torres, Anthony Alpe, Zeus Sado, Derrick Allen Lauchengo, Jomarl Pabalan, Kenneth Aniban, Esteven Luiz Santos, Romel Ayag, Kevin Lacanilao, Jayson Bardelas, Randell Urian, Bruce Frederick Espeso, and Jherald Castaneda. They will be joined in by other official candidates from Misters of Filipinas franchises from various cities, municipalities, provinces and Filipino communities abroad.
The final casting for Visayas, Mindanao, and the rest of Luzon will be conducted online. The complete set of official candidates will be presented to the press in July.
Galang said that the candidates will be flown to Negros Oriental for the national competition beginning Aug. 1. The finals will be held on Aug. 9.
Present during the NCR Plus casting were former Misters of Filipinas King such as Mister International Neil Perez, Mister International Philippines Miguel Guia and PEPPs board of directors.
The Misters of Filipinas is the Philippine franchise owner of Man of the World, Mister International, Mister Model of the Universe, Mister Tourism and Culture Universe and Mister Model Worldwide pageants.