Anyway, congratulations to Emmanuel Mago for winning Mr. World Philippines 2007.
Special thanks to my friend March for informing me through SMS about this event. Muntikan ko nang makaligtaan ang TV telecast.
Looks like John Lopez either backed out or was disqualified. Siya pa naman major bet ko! At least Peiman Borja won Mr. Photogenic while Iago Raterta bagged 2 special awards.
Bakit hindi sila pumasok sa Top 10? Eh hindi na bagito pagdating sa male pageants si Iago & Peiman? Besides, if their criteria for the face is 50%, dapat pasok si Peiman dahil siya ang Mr. Photogenic! And the cameras didn't need to lie, he's drop-dead gorgeous! Hmm, mukhang nangangalingasaw ang kalansahan sa mga hurado ah?!
And Iago Raterta was a semi-finalist on last year's Manhunt International [link]. The last time na nakuha sa semi-finals ang Pilipinas sa Manhunt International was in 1997 pa courtesy of Vincent Pinto. When we hosted the pageant in 1999, hindi tayo pumasok sa semi-finals!
I actually never thought Emmanuel would win. Yeah, hindi nga siya maganda magsalita just like a commentator said here. And I am a bit worried for him kasi he has less than a month to prepare for the Mr. World Pageant in China.
Di ko na masyado narinig ang sagot ni Emmanuel kasi inaantok na talaga ako. Walang tulugan talaga ito! The show was staged on the timeslot of German Moreno's "Walang Tulugan" which he himself hosted together with John & Jackie Lou Blanco. The show started 12:30am and ended almost 3am na.
As expected, baduy ang opening number. You can see it in the faces of some candidates. Sheez! At ang production number sa formal wear! Dios me! Ginawang operatic ang Macho Gwapito ni Rico J. Puno! Makes me wanna throw out the TV set outside our house! Haayy! Pero elibs naman sila sa galing ni Aicelle Santos at Jonalyn Viray sa song numbers! LOLz
Sa final 3, okay sana kaso hindi maganda ang final question na napapunta kay Claude Bocquet. He picked Pitoy Moreno and the question was something like "are you a loving son?". Ano ba yun?! Ayan 2nd-runner up lang tuloy si Claude. Sabagay kung siya nanalo kahit magaling siya sa Ingles, hindi naman siya mukhang Pilipino.
Jayson Fulgencio's answer was fine too! Sana siya na lang nanalo. And sayang din si Harly Ng, he looks smart. He and Jayson both went to Mapua so I bet they're really smart and intelligent!
Well, I wish all the luck to Emmanuel Mago.