Two handsome Filipino hunks are out to sustain the Philippines’ impressive record in international male pageants for the last quarter of the year.
Policeman Don McGyver Cochico is out to inherit the Manhunt International title from fellow Filipino June Macasaet in Shanghai, China, on Oct. 29.
The contest, once the premiere male search in the world, was last held in 2012 when Macasaet scored the Philippines’ first victory in Thailand.
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Cochico’s selection as the country’s representative to the international tilt came last year, within days after his proclamation as first runner-up in the 2015 Misters of Filipinas pageant. The global contest was supposed to be held in April.
With over a year’s worth of preparation, Cochico expressed high hopes that he will not fail his Filipino fans.
“I never got tired of waiting. I just used the time to prepare myself for the contest. Being a titleholder of Misters of Filipinas has helped make me ready for the competition,” Cochico said at a recent press conference held at the Be Low Club of New World Hotel in Makati City.
College varsity cager Vincent Jarina, meanwhile, is poised to continue the Philippines’ winning streak in international competitions held in Indonesia as he competes in the inaugural edition of the Mister Asian contest.
Both 2013 Miss World Megan Young and 2016 Man of the Year Karan Singhdole bagged their titles in Indonesia. They were also the Philippines’ first winners in their respective contests.
“Of course I feel the pressure. But it motivates me to work hard,” Jarina told media men in the same press conference.
Both hunks credited the discipline they developed in their respective fields, Cochico as a cop and Jarina as an athlete, as their “secret weapon” as they set out on the international stage.
The promised the Filipino people that they will do their best to bring honor to the country. RAM