Mister Model International Philippines 2017 Kevin Hernandez is currently in Miami, Florida for the Mister Model International 2018 competition. Standing tall at 6’1″, the Italy-raised Filipino has been doing his best in the two week long competition. As Mister Bachelor Philippines-Italy, he competed in the Gentlemen of the Philippines competition where he earned the right to compete for the international title.
Kevin will be competing against 24 other male models from around the globe for the title. On March 8-9, at 8pm (at the380 District 380 ne 59th st. Miami), Kevin wil be walking for several designers for the Men’s Fashion Week Miami. For Filipinos and supporters near the venue you can purchase your tickets via: mensfashionweekmiami.ticketleap.com or www.mrmodelinternational.com. Tickets on sale at www.ticketmaster.com for the competition finale on March 10th (that’s March 11th morning in the Philippines) at the Ash Theater James L Knight Center.
Wishing Kevin the best of luck in the competition! May you be the first Filipino to win the Mister Model International title!
Time to start pumping up the noise for the following Gentlement of the Philippines candidates. So far, these guys have exhibited potential to be Philippine reps in international competitions abroad this year…
Two Darkhorses – Ralf Lao & Jamil Permigones
These two names have suddenly popped into my list. Despite being just 19 years old Ralf has a certain Kit Harrington-vibe to him (that’s Jon Snow a.k.a Aegon targaryen for you Game of Thrones fans). Jamil has the bod, the face and a good voice to match. They weren’t originally in my list of possible strong contenders but as the competition progressed I am beginning to see how they are shaping up nicely in the running. My gut tells me to keep tabs on these gents they could easily spoil the competition for the more popular candidates.
Mister Model International – JayJay Olano VS John Alfred Bendana
In modeling contests height is might so with JayJay (standing at 6’3″) and John Alfred Bendana (impressive at 5’11”) its gonna be an interesting match up between the two. JayJay is the tallest in this year’s batch and I am positively sure that he won’t walk away empty handed. All he needs is a proper styling and make-over to transform his boyish good looks into a
more manly and masculine vibe. John Alfred on the other hand has a very clean look that makes him always looking fresh. I just have a little peeve on the baby hairs on his mustache as it makes him look pre-pubescent at times. But look at his bod and you see a hunk.
Best Global Model of the Year – John Berganio VS Jose Gabriel Aquino
Height is a major consideration and with these two at around 5’11” they both could be a shoo-in for this title. And amazingly both guys have the magnetic masculine appeal. They exude raw masculine sexiness or in local terms ‘lalaking lalaki’. While both still need polishing on their looks to get into the international caliber level, it wouldn’t be too hard to prep them up as these two hunk have the goods… John has the high cheekbones and strong Filipino features that makes his face interesting for modeling. Jose on the other hand has his smouldering eyes and sharp edgy jawlines to his advantage.
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Angel David Rodriguez, that name should ring a bell since he was Mister Venezuela Deporte 2014 and Mister Model Venezuela in 2015.
This 23 year old came out of the closet by posting a photo on his social media account last January 3, 2016 with his then boyfriend. His coming out came after the Mister Model International 2015 pageant where he finished among the top 13 and earned for himself the elegance award.
Turning 24 later this year, this 6’0″ hottie would be a nice Venezuelan rep to the Mister Gay World pageant, whose current winner is John Raspado of the Philippines. The Mister Gay World is an annual international male pageant for gay men. According to its website, “the Mr Gay World competition strives to be a mentor in grooming gay leaders that will advance gay human rights both locally and throughout the world.” Surely, Angel would be qualified to join and compete.
Hopefully he takes this as an opportunity. He is too good looking not take a shot at the title.
This year’s Mister Model International might look to be a competition between two Alejandro’s namely Alejandro Garcia of Mexico and Alejandro Nieto of Spain.
The batch this year isn’t as impressive as last year with a number of strong candidates vying for the title. However there are a number of candidates that I believe could be the best options for the crown.
Mister Model International – Mexico, Alejandro Garcia, 6’3″
1st runner up – Spain, Alejandro Nieto, 6’1 1/2″
2nd Runner up – Paraguay, Edmaycom Silva, 6,1″
4th Place – Indonesia, Omet Candra, 5’10”
5th Place – Dominican Republic, Cesar Polanco, 6’1″
Rounding up the rest of my top 12 would be Thailand, Kazakhstan, India, Serbia, USA, Philippines and Venezuela.
Good luck to all the candidates!
Name: Richard Coronado Robles
Country: Costa Rica
Age: 29 years old
Name: Jose Gabriel Espitia
Age: 23 years old
This is a treat for the supporters of Mister Model Philippines Miguel Alexis Maliwat, here is a #FunArt banner of our bet who is currently competing in India.
Migs’ photos courtesy of Andy Cayna…
Name: Omet Candra
Age: 26 years old
Mister Model Philippines Miguel Alexis Maliwat has arrived in India!
The 6’0 Migs was shown earlier to have attended the briefing and pageant orientation of the Mister Model International competition. So far 21 hunks from the world over has arrived from the 33 countries expected (although Mister Model Australia will no longer be able to compete). The Gentlemen of the Philippines winner is ready to compete against the rest of the world.
Swimsuit photoshoot had commenced earlier in the day as well with our bet posting a facebook Live video. Migs was also shown earlier in his national costume by Dendrige Alvarez together with several other candidates. His red salakot & bahag ensemble was remarkably designed and I would not be surprised if he makes it into the shortlist of best costumes this year.
We are hoping that Migs would get your support via the popular vote thru the link below:
Name: Emmanuel Mbah
Age: 19 years old