Hail to the newest toast in town! Rex Peter Saletrero Calimbayan did his fellow Boholanos proud when he made it to the winner’s circle in the inaugural edition of the nationwide search for Gentlemen of the Philippines.
The epitome of brawns, brains & breeding
Mr. Calimbayan, the 21 year old son of Rey and Myrna Calimbayan who represented Tagbilaran City in the male pageant that selects the country’s bets to several international pageants placed 2nd RU.
Not bad for a newbie in the modeling and pageant scene. As runner up, he has to attend to various sponsor-related activities and be prepared to take over as Philippine representative in the event that one of the titleholders will not be able to assume the winner’s responsibilities.
Your Roving Eye believes that Mr. Calimbayan’s winning edge was not only his charming & globally- appealing features but also his spontaneity and the way he aced the Q & A segment where he impressed the jurors and audiences alike with his deep baritone voice , confidence and his answer that had substance & sense.
Mr. Calimbayan during the Q & A segment
Way to go Mr. Calimbayan! Kudos also to Rhegel Dulfo, his mentor & discoverer who fielded him to the national search. The other Boholano bet, Carlo Roy Roslinda made the Top 20 and landed second in the Advocacy Speech category.