Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Mr. Philippines is Mister International 2015

 PINOY 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

SPECIAL AWARDS

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!

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