Man of the Year Philippines, Karan Singhdole, will compete at the inaugural Man of the year pageant at Grand Central Hotel in Pekanbaru, Sumatra, Indonesia on Aug. 20.
Singhdole, a 23-year-old, 6-foot-2, model and student of Hotel and Restaurant Management at STI College, was born of Indian parents and raised in Sta. Rosa, Laguna. A top 10 finalist in Misters of Filipinas 2015, he was awarded the title of Man of the Year Philippines by Prime Events Productions Philippines (PEPPS), headed by CEO Carlo Morris Galang.
Karan, who speaks five languages, Hindi, English, Filipino, Punjabi and Bengali, started modeling in 2012. He was in the Top 8 finalists of Bodyshots Philippines 2014 and joined Eat Bulaga’s “You’re My Foreignoy” in 2014, a contest for young male foreigners residing or studying in the country.
Singhdole has gone through needed training in personality, walking and interview skills. His wardrobe for the completion will be provided by local designers Edwin Uy for national costume, Olan Roque for the swimwear, Bobby Galang for casual wear and Francis Libiran for the formal wear.
“I am sad to be leaving the country but I want to thank everyone for their support. I am confident and optimistic about my chances at the coming Man of the Year competition,” said the Bench and Cosmo Bachelor model. Being an Indian national, Singhdole was asked the question “if he came to meet Miss India and Miss Philippines as an usher at the 2017 Miss Universe in Manila, who would he first hand a bouquet of flowers?” Singhdole smartly answered, “I certainly would give the flowers first to Miss India, to show the hospitality that Filipinos are known for.”
Mister International 2014 Neil Perez wished his fellow Misters well during the send-off. “Just do your best, enjoy the experience and make us proud when you represent the Philippines at the pageant,” the ever-humble “gwapulis” said.
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