Michael Manansala is Mister International Philippines 2009

Michael 'Mike' Manansala from Pampanga has proven that "there's no need to prepare for something when you're always ready for it".

During last night's Mister International Philippines 2009 finals, the 23-year-old model easily charmed the judges and walked away with the title leaving 14 other gorgeous men behind.

Mike who was just a last-minute replacement to Francis Soo who backed out two days ago due to his grandma's death, had the shortest time to prepare for the pageant as compared to the other candidates.

But it didn't hinder him from showing what he got.

He showed he's worthy of the title with his towering height of 6'2, fit body, great personality and modeling experience.

During the Q&A, Mike was asked about his role model, he simply answered model-actor "Will Devaughn".

I think he got that idea here in my exclusive feature about him that TV host John Lapus once said that he looks like Will Devaughn.

Now, he's really bent on being the next Will Devaughn, who started out as a model and is now a fast-rising actor in the Philippines.

Mike shared to me that he also dreams of becoming an actor and be paired with Anne Curtis.

The guy who described himself to me as a "simple guy from the province" is the new Mister Philippines and now has more than two months to prepare for the Mister International pageant in Taiwan ROC.

Aside from winning the title, Mike also bagged the Mister Personality award.

See Official Results HERE.

More photos of Michael Manansala...

with Survivor Philippines Palau's Suzuki Sadatsugu at the back

with fellow models: (to name a few) Adrian Racho, JB Espiritu, Suzuki Sadatsugu and Andre Endique

Photo Credits: Jory Rivera, Ian Felix Alquiros, Bruce Casanova and Mike Manansala

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.

1 Comment(s):

  1. dayaan nmn yang mr international na yan...grabe ha ung farzam di nkasagot pero nanalo okay ha....ano masasabi mo dayaan ba o hindi...yun lang??????????