MANILA, Philippines – The Miss Philippines Culture and Heritage Celebration and the Mister Pilipinas Worldwide competition will hold their respective competitions back-to-back at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City on October 24.
The men’s match starts at 5 p.m. and will last one hour. The Miss Philippines will begin after a 30-minute break and is expected to start at 6:30 PM
The candidates for the two searches were presented to members of the media on September 23 at Empire Studios in Estancia Mall in Pasig City. Twenty-one ladies from across the country and Filipino communities in the United States will compete in The Miss Philippines, while 17 men will participate in the Mister Pilipinas Worldwide competition.
They will spend the entire month of October working as influencers to promote Philippine culture and heritage during the first-ever ‘The Filipino Festival’, through ‘The Filipino Food and Products Fest’, ‘The Filipino Fashion’, ‘The Filipino Music Fest’ and ‘The Filipino Music Festival’. The Philippine Film Festival.”
The final competition shows of the two searches will serve as culminating events of The Filipino Festival.
Spectators will be treated to a different experience in the two competitions, both of which will not have swimwear segments. And instead of the evening gown competition, The Miss Philippines will have a “red carpet moment” where the ladies will have to wear whatever outfit they choose as their best formal wear, not limited to just dresses.
And as Mr. Pilipinas Worldwide unleashes the question-and-answer round, The Miss Philippines candidates are given the platform to discuss culture and heritage promotion in speeches similar to Ted Talks.
The winners of both quests will have the opportunity to represent the Philippines in prestigious international competitions. They will also each receive a brand new Wuling mini-electric vehicle and their own custom trophy, exclusively designed by Jef Albea.
Miss Supranational first runner-up Pauline Amelinckx, who was declared the first Miss Philippines title holder during her homecoming last month, and Mister Pilipinas Supranational Johannes Rissler will relinquish their national titles to the winners.
During the presentation of the candidates, the Mister Pilipinas Worldwide competition also highlighted title holder Jefferson Bunney, who finished in the Top 10 of the recently concluded 15th Mister International competition in Thailand.
Bunney’s and Rissler’s Mister Pilipinas Worldwide partymate Ivan Ignacio, meanwhile, will represent the Philippines in the inaugural edition of the Mister Cosmopolitan competition in Malaysia next month. /ra