Fisher Mall hosted the 2014 Misters of the Philippines Festival Costume Competition last Augsust 31 at the mall’s atrium.
The 25 Candidates paraded and showed off their festival costumes to the public and the members of the media as a panel of judges. The costumes depicted different representations of cities, municipalities, communities or provinces that the candidates are representing – a true showcase of the rich color of the Philippine culture.
“We want to showcase the culture of the Philippines from the costumes that we have here,” mentioned PEPPS Project Director Carlo Morris Galang.
Stylist Shandy Montecarlo Lim could not agree more.” It is also a showcase of the creativity of our fashion designers and uniqueness of their designs.”
Capes, feathers, and fabric of all shades of color crowd the stage at the Atrium of Fisher Mall. But apart from the garb, the event became a jumping point on one of the advocacies of the pageant – to give back.
“We asked the audience today to donate an item that we can give to our beneficiaries at the Boys Town. We plan to take our candidates there so that they can become the “kuya” or brothers to the residents there,” Galang further said.
*Text from the Official Press Release of PEPPS Foundation Inc.
Here are the Candidates in their Festival Costumes.
1 – AKLAN- Elvin Tiel
2 – BATANGAS – Patrick Reggie Dimayuga
3 – BOCAUE, BULACAN – Niño Allain De Ocampo
4 – BOHOL- Elcid Camacho
5 – BUKIDNON – Virgilio Panebio Llego
6 – CALOOCAN CITY – Joseph Doruelo
7 – CEBU – Alvin Arranguez
8 – COMPOSTELA VALLEY – Mario Esquierdo Jr.
9 – DAVAO CITY – Jett Matela
10 – DAVAO DEL SUR – Bap Nograles Petel
11 – ILOCOS NORTE – John Henry Pescador
12 – MABALACAT, PAMPANGA- Alexis Francis Martinez
13 – NAVOTAS CITY – Mark Andrew Baron
14 – PAOMBONG, BULACAN – Bernard Joseph Sumera
15 – QUEZON CITY – Timothy Justin Ancheta
16 – SAMAR – Edviro Fuentes Jr.
17 – SAN LUIS, PAMPANGA – Glenn Suba
18 – SARANGANI – Ichin Daclan
19 – SEMIRARA ISLAND- Dennis Montero
20 – SIQUIJOR – Gran Rego Atay
21 – STA. CRUZ, MANILA – Nicko Dela Cruz
22 – STA. MARIA, BULACAN – John Israel San Luis
23 – TONDO, MANILA – Neil Perez
25 – UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN – Adam Davies
26 – UNITED STATES OF AMERICA – Judah Cohen
Erwin Trinidad, Gil Wagas Jr., Christian Mark Galang, Justin Hizon.
Also on the event are the current titleholders, Mister Tourism International Philippines 2013 Erwin Trinidad, Mister International 2013 4th Runner Up Gil Wagas Jr., Mister Asia Philippines 2014 Christian Mark Galang and Manhunt International Philippines 2013 1st Runner Up Justin Hizon.
Here’s the highlights of the Festival Costume Competition
The Top 5 Best in Festival Costume were announced. The winner will be announced on the Finals night of the Misters of the Philippines 2014 on September 7 at the Grand Theater of University of Makati.
Top 5 Best in Festival Costumes
Mister Batangas – Patrick Reggie Dimayuga
Mister Samar – Edviro Fuentes Jr.
Mister Navotas – Mark Andrew Baron
Mister Quezon City – Timothy Justin Ancheta
Mister Tondo Manila – Neil Perez.
View the complete photos of the Misters of the Philippines 2014 Festival Competition here.