Runway Model Universe 2022 candidates presented

Published May 24, 2022, 10:23 PM

by Robert Requintina

The official candidates for Mr and Miss Runway Universe 2022 with founder Vermont Rosa, RMU CEO – Fiel Ferdinand and CFO Fedelina Legaspi, during a press presentation held at Matrix in Quezon City. (Images by Joy Arguil)

Twenty new breed of runway models were presented to the public through a spectacular national costume show held at Matrix Creation Events Venue in Diliman, Quezon City. The event gives pageant observers a glimpse of the candidates’ catwalk skills, stage presence and overall impact.

The 20 delegates from different countries gave a spectacular display of color showcasing their national costumes for everyone to enjoy. The competition is one of the most-anticipated and most festive pre-pageant events.

Present during the event were Runway Model Universe Organizing Committee headed by its founder Vermont Rosa, RMU CEO – Fiel Ferdinand, and CFO Fedelina Legaspi.

Among the national costume fashion critics were Cristel Fraulein Gardoce Bulabon, Mai Precious Gocomon, Brandex Cruz and Fiel Ferdinand.

Miss Angola Janini Bento and Mr Philippines Junichi Yabushita are named press favorites during the presentation held in QC

The 20 delegates who competed for the Runway Model Universe Best in National costume were:

  1. Miss Angola- Janini Bento
  2. Miss Austria- Alysa Aaron Esponilla
  3. Miss Japan- Minami Yoshimura
  4. Miss Japan- Namika Yoshino
  5. Miss Netherlands- Laura Sophia Fernan
  6. Miss Nigeria- Chiamaka Blessing Chijioke
  7. Miss Philippines- Maria Regina Rose Navajas
  8. Miss Portugal- Efren Khin Quinanola
  9. Miss South Korea- Semi Lee
  10. Miss Spain- Estephanie Torres Delgado
  11. Miss Sri Lanka- Divya Dharshini Ramo
  12. Miss Thailand- Mary Grace Guadamor
  13. Mister China- Chen Xing
  14. Mister Japan- Hiroaki Yonezu
  15. Mister Japan- Minami Fukumoto
  16. Mister Nigeria- Ekwealor Victor
  17. Mister Philippines- Junichi Yabushita
  18. Mister Russia- Kruglov Roman
  19. Mister South Korea- Geun Tae Chae
  20. Mister Thailand- Hanz Joshua Kiel Sandov

A few more candidates are set to arrive today and will join the remaining challenges of the competition.
Runway Model Universe modeling search will introduce different challenges for the candidates during the competition. Exciting challenges include Runway challenge, Print and commercial challenges, and Physique challenge.

The competition is not just a modeling and designers’ competition, the events are in search of individuals who are passionate of helping others and inspiring lives of many. The goal is to search the globe for these talents and provide them with scholarships.

During the press presentation held at the Matrix Center in Quezon City, Junichi from the Philippines (male) and Janini of Angola (female) were named press favorites.

The event was hosted by PEPPs TV talents Inaki Torres and Kristel Galang. The grand finals of Mister and Miss Runway Model Universe 2022 will be held at the Fil Oil Arena, San Juan City on May 28.