Mister International Philippines 2008 finals set for tonight


Jeff Surio is one of the contestants vying for the title of Mister International Philippines 2008.

The 2008 Mister International Philippines pageant will end tonight with 16 gorgeous Pinoys competing for the title.

Who will be the 1st Mister International Philippines who will represent the country in the 2008 Mister International in Taiwan later this year?

Will it be pageant veteran Ian Porlayagan who won as Mister Philippines 2007? Or will it be part-time model student from UST Juan Lorenzo 'Enzo' Quitiquit?

Both Ian and Enzo are part of the Cosmopolitan's 69 Bachelors for 2008.

Filipino-American Ryan Roberts, who has an inspiring story as member of the US Army in Iraq, is also a strong contender for the title.

Other than the three, I want to see these names in the Top 8: Jeff Surio, Dennis Torres, Marvin Miranda, Leo Reyes and JB Espiritu.

Tonight is the much awaited night for the 16 contestants who were carefully selected and screened by the hardworking organizers headed by Mr. Mike Lim.

The contestants will compete in 6 segments during the finals tonight at A.Venue Malls, Makati: 1. Casual Wear 2. Fashion Show (Philosophy) 3. Fashion Show (Freego) 4. Swimwear 5. Barong 6. The Top 8 in Q & A Portion.

The panel of judges, who will be given the hard task of choosing the winner, is as follows:

(info courtesy of MIP 2008 Organizers)

1. Barge Ramos
He is one of the best barong designers in the country. He authored a book published by Anvil entitled Pinoy Dressing: Weaving Culture into Fashion. He is also the founder of the Body Shot Modeling Competition.

2. Rene Salud
He is one of the Philippines’ most enduring and best known disciples of fashion. An ambassador of Philippine fashion having shown his collections in all the world’s major fashion capital. A tv personality, beauty queen and model maker. Rene is also the president of the country’s leading fashion design school, Fashion Institute of the Philippines.

3. Paul Cabral
Known as the designer with the “perfect fitting” trademark. His dedication to his craft is reflected in the flawless construction of his pieces. A very hands on designer that is a rare to find nowadays.

4. Ricky Abad
Creative director of Champion USA sportswear. He is the official swimwear designer of Miss Earth and Miss Philippines Earth. He also designed the swimwear for Manhunt last year in Seoul, South Korea.

5. Mel Meer
The president and CEO of the Bergamo with ____ branches all over the Philippines.

6. Robby Carmona
Managing director of SAGA Events. One of the Philippines’ top fashion director.

7. Joel Cruz
He is the President and CEO of Aficionado Germany Perfume and Joel Cruz Signatures. The man who has the nose for fragrances and scents that led to the success of Aficionado Germany Perfume and Joel Cruz Signatures. A humble and generous entrepreneur who is currently active with charity works. His most recent project is Going Green. He is also one of the Board of Directors for Ecomoda Manila of Betty La Fea to be shown beginning September 8.

8. Dr. Joni Dizon
Clinical professor of Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery in two top medical schools in Manila. He holds his private clinics at St. Luke’s Medical Center in Quezon City and at the Asia Hospital in Alabang. Dermatologist to the celebrities and high society.

9. Chris Jalandoni
He is a former ramp model. He is now a very accomplished entrepreneur and a bank executive from Malayan Bank.

10. Caloy Valera
This gentleman is an accomplished entrepreneur and a philanthropist.

11. Alvin Ong
President and CEO of UNO Pizzeria located at the San Miguel by the bay, Mall of Asia. He also the President and CEO of a growing pizza chain called Fat Boys with 23 branches all over the country. An advocate of CRIBS, a foundation that help gives shelter to the abandoned and neglected abused women and infants.

12. Nancy Coo
She is the mall director of A. Venue. This mother of three is a former Miss Teen World Philippines in 1971. She was a teen actress in various Chinese movies shown in Hong and Taiwan

13. Jeof Simpson
Creative director of L’Oreal, celebrity hairdresser and pioneer of luxury salons in the Philippines.

14. Ricky Gallardo
He is the well loved entertainment editor of the Manila Times. He is also a much respected artist manager with a multi-awarded stable of Talents.

15. Donnie Ramirez
He is the managing director of DCR Publicity and Events, Incorprated. Respected PR guru and a veteran society columnist

16. Crispina Belen
She is the renowned entertainment editor of the Manila Bulletin.

17. Lani Schoof (chairperson)
She is the owner of The Peakcock Garden, the newest luxury resort and spa in Bohol. She is a woman of style and good taste. Mother of 2

If you want to catch this event, text or call these numbers for free tickets: 0917-8282588 or 0917-5480715.

About M.I.

Mykiru is an entertainment blogger, having been named as one of the Top 10 Pinoy Showbiz Resources in the Philippines. For a decade now, Mykiru.ph has been delivering the latest, the hottest and most trending issues in the country.

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