9 boys and 9 girls have been selected, and the remaining 2 (1 boy and 1 girl) will come from the winners in the Century Tuna Superbods 2014 US Edition (final casting of which is set for March 30 at the Glendale Hilton Hotel in California).
Last Monday's final casting wasn't open to the public, not like the MOA go-see where I got to witness personally the audition. It was "by invitation only" and unfortunately, I wasn't one of those select bloggers who were invited to witness the final selection.
I've been blogging about the Superbods since Ram Sagad won in 2007. I've always been a huge follower of this Superbods search because their candidates are of best quality and top-caliber. (Remember, June Macasaet won first as Century Tuna Superbods 2012 1st Runner Up before he won Manhunt International Philippines that same year, then he competed internationally and brought home the title)
So who made it as Century Tuna Superbods 2014 finalists? As someone who wasn't there, I had to rely on updates either on Twitter or Instagram, and thanks, Asia's Next Top Model mentor Joey Mead who took part in the selection process, posted in her Instagram accounts photos of the male and female finalists. No names, just pictures. Even Century Tuna's Twitter and FB accounts provide no details about the finalists. They only have pictures, and according to their tweets and status updates, the finalists will be introducing themselves to us SOON. So excited for that.
But for now, I can already reveal to you the names of the finalists, 'coz I'm lucky enough that those who made it are already familiar to me. Seen some of them already in TV commercials, others have joined pageants and already graced fashion shows. In fact, I already spotted most of them during the Century Tuna Superbods 2014 go-see at MOA and introduced them in my previous blog post.
Here they are...
MALES (with Joey Mead in the center) L-R: Mauro Lumba, Laurens Tolenaars, Marneil Anthony Lim, Antonio de Murga, Evan Spargo, Julio Alberto De Leon, Jose Miguel Lasala, Rendon Labador and Gerard Go (credit to @joeymeadking)
FEMALES L-R: Grace Murillo, Sarah Polverini, Nicole Kaufmann, Catherine Almirante, Diane Mae Tan, Paula Camille "Paw" Marciano, Darlene Anderson, Alaiza Flor Malinao, Nicole Marable (credit to @joeymeadking)
All 18 finalists together for a group shot (credit to @maurolumba)
The 22 men who made it to the final callback. Yeee, the Aussie guy was one of them. (credit to @robbycarmona)
More pictures... (credit to @jakegalvez, @laurensito, @jmiguelasala16, @alaizaploridad)
The Century Tuna Superbods Superchallenge 2014 finals will be from April 25-26 in Boracay.