#MANicMondays: Manhunt International 1999 Ernesto Calzadilla

The first and only Manhunt International winner from Latin America (so far) is Ernesto Calzadilla, and he is the featured hunk in today’s #MANicMondays post.


Born Juan Ernesto Calzadilla Regalado, the 6’1″ tall looker won the Mister Venezuela title in 1998. His Mister Venezuela predecessor, Sandro Finoglio, was also Manhunt International 1st runner up in 1997 and was the then reigning Mister World 1998. Their multiple international wins in Mister World and Manhunt International, as well as Nadir Nery Djiukich’s victory as Grasim Mr. International 1999, was then heralded as an amazing feat. (Note: back in the days those three were the biggest international male competitions. The Grasim Mr. International pageant ran from 1998 to 2003 was based in India. The now known Mister International competition started in 2006 is based in Singapore.)


Ernesto was originally intended to compete for Mister World the same year but since the pageant is only held every other year, he was sent to Manhunt instead. He was only 24 years old when he won the Manhunt International 1999 title, besting 42 other candidates in Manila. He was a favorite to win the title with his  brown-haired, brown-eyed charismatic looks and his charming ways of winning over the judges in Manila.


After his reign he continued modeling and became a sought out actor in Latin America. He has had a string of telenovela hits and has at least 9 telenovelas under his name. He is now based in Colombia working as an actor.

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#MANicMondays: Mister World 2012 1st Runner Up, Andrew James Wolff

Let’s sizzle your #MANicMondays with MisterWorld Philippines and Mister World 2012 1st Runner Up, Andrew James Wolff…

Undressing never looked this good…


The then 26 year old Andrew James Penaflorida Wolff  represented the Philippines in the 2012 Mister World pageant in Kent, England, on 24 November 2012. In the said competition he emerged as 1st runner up to Francisco Escobar of Colombia.

Andrew, Then and Now… the hunk’s hotness hasn’t diminished over the years…


The 6’2″ Andrew was appointed as Mister World Philippines by then national director Cory Quirino. He was an accomplished model and sportsman at that time playing for the Philippine National Rugby Sevens Team, the Philippine Volcanoes. He is by far, the first and only Filipino candidate to make it to the top 3 of the said male pageant.

#MANicMondays: Mister World 1998 Sandro Finoglio

The second man to win the Mister World title is the 6’0″ tall Sandro Finoglio. I consider him as one of the winning-est male pageant winner in the history of male pageants having won 1st runner up in Manhunt International 1997 and Mister World 1998.

Sandro in a couple of magazine covers…on the left he is pictured with Miss World Venezuela 1998 Veronica Schneider…


Born Sandro Finoglio Speranza to Italian immigrants in Venezuela, he was only  24 years old when he won the Mister Venezuela title in 1997. His parents traces their roots in Rome and in Pisa.
At the 2nd edition of Mister World pageant, he beat out 42 other candidates for the title. Puerto Rico’s German Cardoso won the first runner-up title and French Gregory Rossi was 2nd runner up. While Kinte Thelwell from Jamaica, Enrique Miranda Garcia from Spain and Daniel Weaver from United States were the other top 6 finalists. The Mr. World pageant took place at the Troia Peninsula, Grandola, Portugal on 18th Septermber, 1998.

Sandro during the Mister Venezuela 1997 contest. He was candidate #11…


After his reign, he became a sought after model having done Versace, Giovanni Scutaro, Armani, Gianfraco Ferre and Dolce & Gabbana during his prime. Sandro also did several soap operas, one of his most notable was Gata Salvaje. He is currently an entrepreneur and runs a restaurant and a franchise of churros in the United States.

#MANicMondays: Mister Global 2017 Pedro Henrique Gicca

At 6’6″ with blue eyes and a killer bod, who wouldn’t give Pedro Henrique Gicca a second look. The now 30 year old winner (he was born in Sao Paulo on August 28, 1987) holds a degree in electrical engineering. He was actually a replacement candidate and only received 2 weeks training prior to his participation in Mister Global. The finals was held at Chiangmai Hall in Chiang Mai, Thailand where Pedro bested 27 other candidates for the title…






Sizzling hot and extremely good looking!

#MANicMondays: Mr. Universe Tourism Philippines 2017 Jayarr Agustin

Today’s #MANicMondays feature is on Jayarr Tormo Agustin, Mr. Universe Tourism Philippines 2017 & Mr. Universe Tourism 2017 Top 10 finalist. The 5’9″ tall  19 year old Jayarr also bagged the Best in Swimwear in the competition. Do you think he should join another male pageant in the coming years?






#MANicMondays: Male Pageant Titleholders of 2017

There was an overabundance of male pageant competitions last year. And we couldn’t keep up with all of them. Nevertheless, we list down the 2017 winners of male international pageants…

Man of the World – Mustafa Galal Elezali, Egypt
Man of the Year – Parinya Yaochueang, Thailand
Manhunt International – Truong Ngoc Tinh, Vietnam
Men Universe Model – Kevin Montes, Puerto Rico
Mister Gay World – John Raspado, Philippines (it is worthy addition to add the only big name male pageant for gays into the list in recognition of the LGBTQ community)
Mister Global – Pedro Gicca, Brazil

Mister Grand International – Michael Angelo Skyllas, Australia
Mister International – Paul Iskandar, Lebanon (the 2016 pageant was moved due to the demise of the King of Thailand where the pageant was supposed to be held. Hence, Paul is considered here as the 2017 titleholder as well)
Mister National Universe – Pankaj Ahlawat, India
Mister Supranational – Gabriel Correa, Venezuela
Mister Tourism World – Joshua Lennet, Borneo
Mister Universal Ambassador – Luong Gia Huy, Vietnam
Mister World – Rohit Khandelwal, India (since the pageant is held every other year, Rohit is considered winner for 2016-2017)

This 2017 no contests were held for Mister Tourism International, Mister United Continents and Mister Model International. The Mister United Continents pageant is to be held in January of 2018 and Mister Model International will be held in Miami, Florida on March 10th 2018.

#MANicMondays: Manhunt International Philippines has a new ND

Manhunt International Philippines has a new  national director in the person of Jonas Gaffud of Mercator. This was announced officially on his Instagram account. Below is his IG post… 
Aside from searching for the best girls to train for next year’s pageants, we are also on the lookout for the next important male model to represent the Philippines at Manhunt International 2017 in Bangkok, Thailand on November 27. Details soon.
#manhuntphilippines2017 #manhuntinternational2017

Manhunt International started in 1993 as a modeling competition and is considered the oldest male competition of its kind. It attracted its largest participants in 2006 and 2012 with 53 countries joining. The Philippines won the title for the first time in 2012, with June Macasaet winning in Thailand. Despite having been in absentia from 2013-2015, it still is one of the biggest international male competitions. This year Thailand will once again host the competition on November this year.
Who do you think will be the next Philippine rep to Manhunt International?