|AR Dela Serna: Bohol's First|
Ten years after Anna Maris Igpit became the first Boholana beauty to be crowned a Bb Pilipinas titleholder (she was Bb Pilipinas- World 2006) Alberto Rodulfo “AR” Yap Dela Serna, the son of Albert Dela Serna and former Pob. 2 Brgy. Captain Glorivic Dela Serna, made history as the first Boholano to win a national male pageant title.
AR was proclaimed the first Mister Supranational Philippines 2016 during the grand coronation gala of Misters of Filipinas held at the Newport Performing Arts Theater, Resorts World Manila in Pasay City last weekend.
The paragon of drive, discipline & determination, Dela Serna was Mr. Photogenic and 1st Runner Up in last year’s edition of Misters of the Philippines when he decided to compete again. A stellar performance plus the advantage of experience proved to be the winning edge for the 22 year old and 6’ 1” tall Business Administration graduate from Holy Name University, Tagbilaran City
|Dela Serna: Debonaire. Dapper. Dashing.|
From 27 official candidates from around the country and from overseas Filipino communities, the field was whittled down to the Final Fifteen before the six titleholders and two runners up were proclaimed.
| AR Dela Serna: The first Mister Supranational Philippines |
is also the first Boholano to win a national male pageant title
Photo Credits: Drew Francisco
| Mr. Dela Serna (extreme right) with the five other winners|
Photo Credits: Joy Arguil
Coincidentally, just like Anna Maris Igpit who competed for the Miss World 2006 crown in Poland, AR Dela Serna will represent the Philippines in the Mister Supranational Pageant on December 3 also in Poland. Over 40 men from around the globe are expected to compete in the beautiful Polish city of Krynica-Zdrój. The inaugural search for Mister Supranational will be televised in over 30 countries and the winner will get 10,000 USD in cash plus a modeling contract in Europe.
|RP's bets will leave for the international finals in Poland|
Meanwhile, AR Dela Serna’s female counterpart, Bb. Pilipinas Supranational 2016 Joanna Eden will also fly to Krynica- Zdrój, Poland for the Miss Supranational 2016 edition which will have its coronation night on December 2.
Congratulations and good luck to you AR Dela Serna!