Over forty gorgeous hunks from all corners of the world are converging in Manila for the 13th edition of Mister International pageant, a presentation of Prime Event Productions Philippines Foundation, Inc. (PEPPS) in partnership with Mister International Organization.
“PEPPS Foundation is very proud to bring back the Mister International pageant in the country. The live broadcast of the competition draws millions of viewers worldwide and we are happy to showcase the best that the Philippines can offer during the two-week pageant,” PEPPS president Carlo Morris Galang said.
Mark Kevin Baloaloa, a 26-year-old print ad and runway model and native of Catanauan, Quezon, is the country’s bet and will try to duplicate the feat of PO2 Mariano Flormata, Jr.(better known as Neil Perez) who won Mister International 2014. Alexander Aquino’s win as Grasim Mr. International 2001 in India was a different pageant.
“I am very excited as host delegate to welcome them and show the beauty of our country, our famous hospitality, and culture. I’m proud to carry the Philippine flag, and with God’s blessings and the support of the best fans in the world, I could not ask for more,” Baloaloa said.
Baloaloa will have an all Filipino made wardrobe with cultural significance, including a national costume inspired by the Philippine legend of Bakunawa, a moon-eating dragon, designed by Michael Barassi, with Olan Roque and Bea Bianca providing for his formal wear. The Lynn Bentsen Academy has given support thru intensive runway and communication skills training.
The top attractions of Ilocos Norte have been chosen as locations for this year’s pre-pageant activities which will be graced by the reigning Mister International Seung Hwan Lee of South Korea. The grand finals of the 2018 Mister International pageant will be held at One Esplanade Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City on Feb. 24.