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

Monday, June 17, 2019

Meet and greet with Miss Philippines Earth 2019 candidate from Carmona, Cavite Georgette Nicole Coronacion.


 Twenty year-old future physician Georgette Nicole Restiviera Coronacion is one of the forty-four official candidates for the 2019 edition of Miss Philippines Earth beauty pageant. The 5’5” tall beauty is representing her hometown Carmona, Cavite.

A special courtesy call with the officials of Carmona was held last June 17 during the regular Monday flag ceremony at the ground of the municipal hall led by the newly elected Mayor of Carmona, Honorable Roy Loyola and Vice Mayor Cesar Ines, Jr. 

 George as she fondly called by her peers recently earned a degree in BS Medical Technology at the Pontifical University of the country, University of Santo Tomas. She is planning to continue her study by next year and will pursue a career in Medicine and since she is very fond of children she want to specialize in Pediatric Medicine. 

 George has 2 younger brothers. Her parents Tito and Rowena were both engaged in poultry and livestock business. She is no stranger in the world of pageantry. Way back in 2017 she was crowned Miss Philippines Diamond in a glittering ceremony held at the historic Manila Hotel. She was about to represent the country in an international competition in Montenegro but last minute decision that she decided to skip the pageant in favor of her study. She also joined Miss Manila last year where she finished among the top 15 semi-finalists. She is into Muay Thai and she loves reading books, make-up tutorial and blogging. 

Miss Philippines Earth is celebrating the year of Flora and Fauna and Georgette is representing Statice, a home grown flower in her hometown with a long-lasting scents, colorful blooms and sturdy stems. It can be use as herbal medicine in the form of aromatheraphy. 

 Georgette would like to promote effective waste segregation as her advocacy. She is also supporting green buildings and infrastructure to further develop ecotourism in her province. Win or lose, she is expecting to gain experiences and new learning from the competition that will make her more mature, loving and God fearing person.

 Miss Philippines Earth 2019 will culminates in a glittering coronation night on July 11 at the Cove, Okada Manila to be telecast on a delayed basis over Kapuso network, GMA 7.

By Noli A. Berioso
Photos by Joy Arguil

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