Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Manhunt International 20th Edition will be hosted in Manila, Philippines


 Jonas Antonio Gaffud, , Empire Ph President and National Director of Manhunt Philippines
 Manhunt International 2018 Vincent Llorach Gonzales of Spain

Rosko Dickinson, Executive President of Manhunt International Organization 

Rosko Dickinson, Executive President of Manhunt International Organization announced today that the Philippines will be the host country for the 20th EDITION OF MANHUNT INTERNATIONAL. Manhunt International wears the crown as the largest and longest running male modelling contest in the world, and has been franchised to more than 70 countries worldwide. It is opened to aspiring male models between the ages of 18 to 35 years
old and provides them with a platform to launch their international modelling career.

The first ever Manhunt International World Final was held in 1993 on the Gold Coast and this year marks the 20th Edition. It is also 20 years since the last Manhunt International World Final was held in The Philippines in 1999, when Ernesto Calzadilla from Venezuela won the title. Since it was established in 1993, the contest has been hosted in Australia, Singapore, Philippines, China, Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and now it returns to the The Philippines for the second time.

From 15th to 23rd February up to 40 International Male Models from all over the world will arrive in the Philippines to compete for the coveted title of Manhunt International. The International contestants will be judged in National Costumes, Swimwear, Photographic and Eveningwear segments.

The World Final will be produced in The Philippines by the Empire Group of Companies: Empire.ph, Empire Studios, GAME and Mercator Models. The Manhunt International 2018 winner Vicent Llorach from Spain will crown his successor at a Gala World Final night on Saturday 22nd February; the host venue will be announced very soon.

Sex: Male
Age range: 18 to 35 by November 1st
Marital status: Single or Married
Height: At least 1.80 m / 5'11"
Skills: Understands & speaks at least a little English, Modeling Experience
Additional attributes: photogenic, good physique (but not bodybuilders), wonderful personality, cool
character, enthusiastic

The winner of Manhunt international 2019 receives a cash prize, the famous Manhunt Winners ring, a modelling contract and other prizes.

June 18, 2019
Dusit Thani, Manila
Photos by Joy Arguil / Fab Philippines

Friday, June 14, 2019

Smart celebrates reimagined lifestyle with the official launch of Signature Plans

The country’s leading digital wireless provider Smart has officially launched its newest offering to their millions of subscribers called Signature Plan. The event was held at the Fifth of Rockwell, Makati City last June 14.

 A subsidiary of giant telecommunication company PLDT, Smart celebrates reimagined lifestyle to millions of Filipinos via postpaid experience that empower customers with prioritized, worry free and in control mobile lifestyle. Smart Signature come into 4 plans with generous open data allocations, unlimited calls and text, data rollover and other enhanced customer service features.

The launching of Signature Plan was attended by no less than the reigning Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Elisa Gray. Smart Signature Ambassadors include celebrity host Mond Gutierrez, digital content creator and online storyteller Erwan Heusaff, creative director and entrepreneur Martin Cajucom Ho, beauty queen and host Laura Lehmann, fashion designer Patty Ang, musician and creative director Paolo Valenciano, tech entrepreneur Chris Johnson; sportscaster Selina Dagdag; beauty vlogger Aryanna Epperson, indie musician Mito Fabie Curtismith, models Arianna Cowper abd Ava Diaz Daza, mountaineer and adventurer Javy Cang, entrepreneur and model Brent Javier, medical student and model Kara Gozali and ophthalmologist and model Mark Agas.

Smart Signature’s four SIM only plans - Small (S), Medium (M), large (L) and Extra Large (XL) range from P999 to P2.999 per month and comes with open access data allocations from 10GB to 60GB.

Learn more about the Smart Signature Plan perfect for your lifestyle at www.smart.ph/signature

June 14, 2019
The Fifth at Rockwell
By Noli A. Berioso
Photos by Joy Arguil