EIGHTEEN-YEAR OLD hunk from Sta. Rosa, Laguna, Jamiel Ventosa won the Manhunt International Philippines 2013 title at Friday night’s pageant held at the Palacio de Maynila in Malate, October 4.
Ventosa succeeded the reigning reigning Manhunt International 2013 June Macasaet and got the ticket to represent the country in the upcoming Manhunt International 2014 pageant in Beijing, China in May 2014.
The six-feet-two-inches-tall Ventosa bested 19 other candidates including top contenders Justine Hizon of Pampanga and Renz Maun of San Jose City who placed first and second runners-up, respectively.
Ventosa also won two special awards, Mongolia’s Choice and Best in Runway.
Hizon also won two other awards, the Unleash Flawless Award and Mister Sony while Maun added three other more for the night, which include Sash Factor Award, Mister Physique, and Best in Swimwear, tied with another favorite, Rommel Torres of Cabanatuan City. Torres went on to winning five other special awards: Best in Formal Wear, Best in Fantasy Wear, Mister Photogenic, Mister Friendship and Indonesia’s Choice. Torres went as far as among the Top 6 finalists.
Completing the Top 6 circle are Allen Manucot of Aliaga and Phrabat Ranjan of Laguna.
One of the most important part of every men pageant is the formal wear competition. Below are the photos of the Top 6 in their formal attire, and luckily, not only one but three of them was adjudged Best in Formal Wear. Aside from Ventosa and Torres as mentioned above, the handsome Allen Manucot won the award as well.
While spectators love to see our men dressed up, there’s no way ladies and the ladies-at-heart want to see them with only the private parts covered — and we are talking about the sexy swimwear competition. While we wanted to offer them all in this post, only a few deserve the spot. And that goes to First Runner-Up Justine Hizon and the two Best in Swimwear winners, Renz Maun and Rommel Torres.
For this writer, Maun got the body to die for but Torres’ handsome face and sexiness while in his undies cannot be easily ignored. And yes, Hizon who is maybe lacking the abs and all, is just as sexy as his first name.
Here’s the complete list of Manhunt Philippines 2013 Winners:
Manhunt Philippines 2013: Jamiel Ventosa (Sta. Rosa, Laguna)
1st Runner-Up: Justine Hizon (Pampanga)
2nd Runner-Up: Renz Maun (San Jose City)
Completing the Top 6 Finalists are:
Allen Manucot (Aliaga)
Phrabat Ranjan (Laguna)
Rommel Torres (Cabanatuan City)
Other Top 12 semi-finalists are:
Mark Anthony Beltran (San Antonio)
Christian Gonzales (Mabalacat)
Joesser Sinfuego (Naga)
Daniel Paolo David (Manila)
King Jerrick Olar (Talavera)
Golden Altamirano (Antipolo)
Best in Fantasy Wear – Rommel Torres (Cabanatuan City)
Manhunt Personality – Leonel de Jesus (Pasig City)
People’s Choice – Chester Manzano (Quezon City)
Mister Popularity – John Kenneth Guntan (Caloocan City)
Indonesia’s Choice – Rommel Torres (Cabanatuan City)
Mongolia’s Choice – Jamiel Ventosa (Sta. Rosa, Laguna)
Sash Factor Award – Renz Maun (San Jose City)
Unleash Flawless Award – Justine Hizon (Pampanga)
Mister Critical Beauty – Golden Altamirano (Antipolo)
Mister Sony – Justine Hizon (Pampanga)
Mister Photogenic – Rommel Torres (Cabanatuan City)
Mister Friendship – Rommel Torres (Cabanatuan City)
Mister ABC Smile – Allen Manucot (Aliaga)
Best Dental Smile – Mark Anthony Beltran (San Antonio)
Mister Cosmo Body – Phrabat Ranjan (Laguna)
Mister Physique – Renz Maun (San Jose City)
Best in Runway – Jamiel Ventosa (Sta. Rosa, Laguna)
Best in Swimwear – Renz Maun (San Jose City) and Rommel Torres (Cabanatuan City)
Best in Formal Wear – Allen Manucot (Aliaga), Jamiel Ventosa (Sta. Rosa, Laguna) and Rommel Torres (Cabanatuan City)
What do you think of Ventosa’s chances at the Manhunt International 2014? Will he replicate the success of June Macasaet? Let us know in the comments below.
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Ely Valendez is an award-winning blogger-journalist based in the Philippines. He handles several social media marketing projects for various brands in his home country as well as for a US-based IT/e-commerce company, PCM where he works full time. He uses his spare time doing financial consultancy for a UK-based company. He also sits as member of the Board of Directors of the Philippines Communication Society and serves as a web manager and resource person of the Philippine Press Institute.
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