Friday, November 9, 2012

By: Edgar A. Petallo

Philippines' hunk June Macasaet has just been proclaimed as the new Manhunt International 2012 during the two-hour grand world finale, Friday at Scala Theatre, Bangkok Thailand. The 28-year old professional runway model from Batangas, Philippines bested 52 gorgeous world-class models who have gathered in Asia's city of angels to compete for the most prestigious male beauty tittle. He succeeded last year's winner Chen Jian Feng from China. Peter Jonsson from Sweden emerged just a step closer to the grand tittle and was named first runner-up. Martin Wang from Macau surprised everyone when he was called as second runner-up with the Best Physique award. Jimmy Perez Rivera from Puerto Rico never failed to disappoint his throng of fans when he was able to clinch the third runner-up position and grabbed the Best Face award tittle. While the manhunt ambassador from Singapore, Jason Chee was announced as fourth runner-up and top-notched the online popularity votes. For the complete list of last night's victors, you may refer below:

Manhunt International 2012 Grand winner: June Macasaet of Philippines
First Runner-Up: Peter Jonsson of Sweden
Second Runner-up: Martin Wang of Macau
Third Runner-up: Jimmy Perez Rivera of Puerto Rico
Fourth Runner-up: Jason Chee of Singapore

L-R: Singapore (Fourth Runner-Up), Macau (Second Runner-Up), Philippines (Grand Champion), Sweden (First Runner-Up), Puerto Rico (Third Runner-Up)

Top 15:

Dominican Republic
Puerto Rico

Special Awards:

Best in National Costume: Hongkong
First Runner-Up for Best in National Costume: Vietnam
Second Runner-Up for Best in National Costume: Venezuela

New Award: Philippines
Best in Runway: Latvia
Best Face: Puerto Rico
Best Physique: Macau
Mr. Photogenic: India
Mr. Personality: Bahamas
Mr. Popularity Award: Singapore
Mr. Friendship: Denmark

Congratulations to the new set of winners as well as to all the contenders who have done their best!

Thank you so much June Macasaet! Filipinos around the globe especially the Pinoy community here in the Land of Smiles are so proud of you! Mabuhay ka! 


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