Not the celebrity Daniel Padilla, but a guy who has the same name as the country's most popular male teen star.
And here he is.......
There are good and not so good things about it (especially if you don't have the same face as the star Daniel Padilla), but I'm sure it feels great, say for example in the "Ginoo ni Daragang Magayon" pageant, when many people scream every time his name is called.
Does having a "Daniel Padilla" name help him win the pageant, or at least place in the finals?
That we have to see. He has many competition. It's gonna be a tough challenge.
Have a look at the 20 official candidates of Ginoo ni Daragang Magayon 2014:
1st Row - Aries Gian Pelo, Carl Andrey Espinosa, Cedrick Oximina, Clint Richard Peralta
2nd Row - Dan Angelo Soloria, Daniel Bato, Daniel Padilla, Emmanuel Esmer
3rd Row - Gian Ben Calderon, John Carlos Algery, John Mark Musni, Jose Dexter Valenzuela Jr.
1st Row - Joseph Xavier Pili, Joven Nuyda, Levi Martin Leron, Mark Miko Mendoza
2nd Row - Nathaniel Ednalaga, Rey Mark Almario, Richard Bagasala, Ronilo Aguilar Jr.
And here are my Top 10 picks based on their available pictures online: (in alphabetical order)
Aries Gian Pelo from Oas, Albay. He's a Tourism student at the Our Lady of Fatima University in Quezon City. Last February, he won 1st Runner Up in his school's search for Mr. OLFU-QC 2014.
Carl Andrey Espinosa from Legazpi City. The reigning Mr. Bicol University.
Clint Richard Peralta from Pili, Camarines Sur. He's a Registered Nurse who passed the Board in Dec. 2011 and happens to be the younger brother of my kindergarten classmate Christian.
Dan Angelo Soloria from Iriga City
Jose Dexter Valenzuela Jr. He's also Ginoong Urdaneta Earth 2013 and Ginoong Naga 2013.
Joseph Xavier Pili from Malinao, Albay. I already met this guy 2 years ago thru my friend Basting Reyes who happens to be his cousin. He's a 2nd Dan Black Belt holder in Taekwondo and a gold medalist during the 2010 CHED National Games.
Nathaniel Ednalaga from Sorsogon
Rey Mark Almario from Tiwi, Albay
Richard Bagasala from Bato, Camarines Sur. He won Ginoong Bicolandia Turismo 2010 in Naga City and 2nd Runner Up at Laking Pulang Angui 2013 in Polangui, Albay.
Ronilo Aguilar Jr from Masbate City.
The Ginoo ni Daragang Magayon 2014 finals will be held on April 5 at the Albay Astrodome. The search is part of the annual Magayon Festival in the province of Albay.
Daniel Padilla (the celebrity) was actually the main performer in the opening concert for the same festival last year. (Read: Daniel Padilla heats up Daragang Magayon Festival 2013 Opening)
Photos credit to Elys Studio / Albay Gov. Joey Salceda