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Premier male pageant names official candidates

Twenty-four candidates for the 9th Annual Misters of Filipinas were presented during the final callback held at Winford Manila Resorts and Casino. Consisting of mostly young aspiring models from the different provinces, they will vie for six titles at stake.

Pageant producer, PEPPS Foundation, also designated Misters of Filipinas winners Derick Allen Lauchengo as new Mister Model Worldwide, and Romel Ayag as Mister Super Globe Philippines, to represent the country in the 3rd Model Worldwide and Mister Super Globe, respectively.

The six titles are Man of the World, Mister Model Worldwide, Mister Tourism & Culture Universe, Mister Model of the Universe, Fitness Model World, and Mister Super Globe. Finals of Misters of Filipinas 2022 will be held on October 16 at Newport Performing Arts Theater, Newport World Resorts.

Misters of Filipinas candidates with members of the PEPPS Foundation

The 24 aspirants are Marc Raeved Obado, Gerald Fullente, James Regie Vidal, Michael Angelo Toledo, Kenneth Cruz, John Dela SernA, John Cesar Villar, John Patrick Reyes, Oliver Brent Dalman, Eljohn Taguba, Adrian King Sobejana, Joel Alejandro, Charlie Sucaldito, Elmar Maaghop, Mandy Lorenzo VirI, Michael Maclang, Jerome Atienza, Michael Andrew Lucas, Roselan Mark Limco, Mark Joseph Cruz, Victor Jude Carandang, Kim Joshua Canedo, John Melliton Medina Valenzuela, and Pedro Red.

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PH bet off to Italy for Miss Progress International 

Miss Progress Philippines Beatriz “Zea” Awatin will compete against more than 30 delegates from around the world at the 8th Miss Progress International in Puglia Italy, organized by the Associazione Culturale in Progress and supported by the President of the Italian Republic, Italian Council of Ministers, Italian Ministry of Tourism and Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities.

Zea Awatin (center) with Rodgil Flores (left) and Jedaver Pancho Opingo

Awatin, a 27-year-old Master’s Degree holder in International Relations at De La Salle University, is a Community Service Awardee in 2016 and won the Hong Kong Model United Nations Best Position Paper. Trained by the Kagandahang Flores (KF) camp, she will bring to the pageant her human rights theme/pillar entitled “The Jeepney Library,” a vehicle of progress in aid to the lack of access to modern education by the poorest of the poor children of Manila.

Miss Progress International’s platform for progress centers on strengthening three critical pillars: Human Rights, Environment, and Health. In line with this, each candidate must present a viable project based on their assigned social theme or “Progress Pillar,” and this year, the Philippine candidate was given the theme of human rights.

Finals of Miss Progress International is set on September 17.

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