Gil Wagas of Lapu-Lapu City is the Winner of Mr. International Philippines 2013!!!!
Congratulations to the new Mister International Philippines 2013 titleholder, Gil Wagas! One of the tallest in the batch, Gil Wagas bested 23 other hunks at the prestigious male pageant which was held at the Fil-Oil Flying V Arena in San Juan City on the evening of June 21, 2013!
Gil will have more than 4 months now to prepare for the Mister International 2013 male pageant which will be held in Jakarta, Indonesia on November 21, 2013. ABQ wishes Gil Wagas the best; bring home the crown!!!
Here’s the blow by blow account of Raymond Golez, correspondent for ABQ, who witnessed the competition. (Photos from the Mister International Philippines Facebook Page)
Program started at 8:56pm with a song and dance number from an unknown performer. (Can anyone help identify?) Ron The, Mr. International Singapore, gave a welcome intro then next was the individual self-intro of all 24 candidates in their regional costumes.
The current winner Ali Hammoud of Lebanon presented after the regional costume and greeted everyone in Filipino: “Magandang gabi Pilipinas, magandang gabi San Juan, mahal ko kayong lahat!” Hosts for tonight are Chico Garcia of RX 93.1 and Miss Philippines EArth 2012 Steph Stefanowitz. They presented the cause of Mister International Philippines.
Official tabulator: Informatics.
Panel of Judges: Lilibeth Pernecita, Cary Santiago, Albert Andrada, Czarina Gatbonton, John and Paul Herrera, Aaron Lim, Ron Teh, Ali Hammoud, Alex Moico, Dr. Radi Apostol, Renee Salud and Jim Acosta.
BEST NATIONAL COSTUME: Gil Wagas of Lapu-Lapu City
Swimwear Competition now on-going. Contrary to the slow-paced National Costume competition, Swimwear is so fast-paced, done very dynamically.
Now, the hosts are interviewing the judges on their perception of each candidates’ performance during the Swimwear Competition. Swimwear designer: Sherwin Limon.
Now on-going, the Barong Tagalog Competition.
BEST IN BARONG: Gil Wagas of Lapu-Lapu City
MISTER ENVY ME SALON: Troy Cuizon of Cainta, Rizal
MISTER LANCASTER HOTEL: Troy Cuizon of Cainta, Rizal
MISTER PSALMSTRE: Gil Wagas of Lapu-Lapu City
MISTER SHOWBIZ SOSYAL: John Edward Custodio of Quezon City
MISTER INFORMATICS: Gil Wagas of Lapu-Lapu City
MISTER PHOTOGENIC: Billy Villeta of Negros
MISTER FRIENDSHIP: Jeffrey Yamanouchi of the Fil-Japan Community
MISTER SWIMWEAR: Jeffrey Yamanouchi of the Fil-Japan Community
ANNOUNCEMENT OF MISTER INTERNATIONAL PHILIPPINES TOP 12:
CAINTA (Troy Cuizon)
QUEZON CITY (John Edward Custodio)
FIL- JAPAN (Jeffrey Yamanouchi)
CEBU (John Paul Preston)
DUMAGUETE (Wilfred Placencia)
LAPU LAPU (Gil Wagas)
PILA LAGUNA (Ronald Kim Legaspi)
NEGROS (Billy Villeta)
SURIGAO DEL NORTE (Frenchie Bonn Petallo)
BACOLOD (Jeffrey Sanchez)
BUKIDNON (William Goniabo)
CAVITE (via online voting – Bon Edouard Quinto)
All scores went back to ZERO after the Q&A (some questions were taken from Bb. Pilipinas). Top 12 again all paraded in black and blue swimwear by Sherwin Limon. Next: Top 12 in Formal Wear (Tuxedo.)
From the FaceBook page of Mister International Philippines: LAPU-LAPU NAILED IT!!! OTHERS WHO NAILED THE QUESTION AND ANSWER WERE CEBU, CAINTA AND NEGROS!
TOP 6 IN THE MISTER INTERNATIONAL PHILIPPINES 2013:
Cainta (Troy Cuizon)
Cebu (John Paul Preston)
Lapu-Lapu (Gil Wagas)
Dumaguete (Wilfred Placencia)
Bacolod (Jeffrey Sanchez)
Bukidnon (William Goniabo)
(At this point, my correspondent, Raymond Golez is seriously disappointed that Billy Villeta of Negros was not in the Top 6. He did nail the Q&A and is one of the cutest guys in this batch. Hmmmmm…. maybe we should do a Canada and recount the scores…)
FINAL RANKING IN MISTER INTERNATIONAL PHILIPPINES 2013:
2nd Runner-up: Bacolod (Jeffrey Sanchez)
1st Runner-up: Dumaguete (Wilfred Placencia)
Mister International Philippines 2013 Winner: Gil Wagas of Lapu-Lapu City!!!