PRIDE: Neil Perez is Mister International 2015|
Mariano Perez Flormata Jr. who is popularly known as Neil Perez, a police officer and a trained bomb and explosives technician, bested a field of handsome men from around the world on his way to become Mister International 2015 in a pageant held in Ansan, South Korea on Valentine’s Day, February 14th.
Named 1st RU was Mr. Lebanon Rabdi El Zein 2nd RU was Mr. Czech Republic Tomas Dumbrovsky, 3rd RU was the popular & heavy favorite Mr. Poland Rafal Maslak and 4th RU was Mr. Slovenia Mitja Nadizar.
THE REST OF THE FIFTEEN FINALISTS
Named to the Top Ten were Mr. Brazil Matheus Martins, Mr. Japan Masakazu Hashimoto, Mr. Korea Park Young-ho, Mr. Mexico Alejandro Valencia and Mr. Thailand Vittawat Srikes
Rounding out the Final Fifteen were Mr. Colombia David Ángel, Mr. Guam Richard Johnson, Mr. Indonesia Yohanes Kevin Hendrawan, Mr. Myanmar Aung Chan Mya & Mr. Puerto Rico Christian Ortíz
Most Stylish Award : Youngho Park – KOREA
Mister Congeniality : David Angel – COLOMBIA
Mister Photogenic : Masakazu Hashimoto – JAPAN
Best National Costume : Shi Yu Quan – CHINA
Q & A IN FILIPINO
After making it to the penultimate round, Neil answered in Filipino with an interpreter right beside him during the crucial Q & A thus making him the first Philippine representative to answer in Filipino at a major international pageant.
Will Neil’s decision to answer in Filipino and his pageant victory herald the era of the Filipino- speaking Miss Philippines in future Miss Universe pageants?
He was asked what he would consider his biggest disappointment in his life. He cited his failure to acknowledge the role of his parents in his life and for taking them for granted. He wrapped up a very sincere answer by promising to make up for it
INSTANT PINOY CELEBRITY IN KOREA
|Neil Perez during the Thanksgiving Mass in Ansan City, South Korea|
New Mister International Neil Perez was warmly welcomed by Filipino Community in Ansan City during the thanksgiving mass. There are over 3,000 Filipinos in Ansan City, South Korea.
THIRD PINOY TO WIN INT'L MALE PAGEANT TITLE
He is the third Filipino to win a prestigious international male pageant. The first was Alex Aquino who won Mister International in India back in 2000. The second is June Macasaet who won the country's first Manhunt International title in Bangkok, Thailand last 2012
Congratulations once again to Neil Perez!