This year’s flagship of the first ever integration of The Mr. and Ms. EcoTourism Philippines and the famed annual Mossimo Bikini Summit will take off on June 18, 2011 at Canyon Cove Beach Club, Nasugbu, Batangas and will be participated by brawns and belles from all over the country!



And to ensure that Cebu sends off the most eligible pair of candidates, Tour de Franz Events and Productions together with PAGCOR’s Teatro Casino and Psalmstre Enterprises brings you the Cebu Leg of this prestigious national pageant!

This pageant seeks to uplift the present status of domestic eco-tourism and to entice the foreign market to explore and invest their resources to various projects in the country. This undertaking seeks to enlighten the Filipino youth with regards to the importance of instilling patriotism and love of country in their hearts. This endeavour also, seeks to entice the local Filipino tourists to patronize domestic tourism and to actively participate in making the Philippines a tourism haven in the world.

Mossimo who annually holds their modeling search entitled Mossimo Bikini Summit, which promotes love for health, wellness and love for nature, has decided to integrate their search into Galaxy Entertainment and Production Services’ Mr. and Ms. Ecotourism making the event a two-in-one spectacle of beauty, health, wit and love for socio-cultural issues of global dimensions.

Some of the companies and people who have already committed to this event are Harolds Hotel, TGI Friday’s Cebu (Ayala Terraces), Superferry, Supercat, Cebu Ferries, ABN Dreamworks, Quick Click Photobooth, Antevorta Accessories by Michelle Varron, DJ Patrick Rizarri and The Rebel Project, GMA 7 Cebu, Love Radio, Marvin Maning Photography, Commartsstudio, Olive-C Beauty Products, Orient Sun Transportation, Mr. Jaime Chua and The Lemuel Rosos Design Studio.

The Finals Night on May 5 will showcase some of Cebu’s topnotch male and female models and title-holders. There will be 10 males and 9 females that will compete for the running to represent Cebu in the National Finals on June 18, 2011 in Nasugbu, Batangas.

Tickets for the Finals Night are at 300php for the VIP Seating and 200php for the General Admission.


List of Candidates

Males



1. Tom Kenneth Villanueva


2. Jesse Cortes


3. Judah Jyreh Cohen


4. Paolo Portugaleza


5. Marc Kelvin de Asis



6. Kris Nimrod Cabigas


7. John Roel Carpo


8. Jumar Bilocura


9. David Sommerauer


10. Rashed Al-Sughayer


FEMALES


1. Grethel Ponce


2. Mira Mae Dimmerling


3. Jucil Juntilla


4. Amelie Grauel



5. Astrid Hernandez


6. Michelle Jade Jaculan


7. Paula Bernasor


8. Rhea Liza Pancho


9. April Panugaling

While the regional legs (La Union, Cebu, Davao and Palawan) are not yet done with their winners who at the end will join the national official candidates.

Here are the national official candidates:

The official male candidates are:


  1. Martin Flores
  2. JD Espinosa
  3. Franco Ponatas
  4. Anthony Roque
  5. Karl Kevin Javid
  6. Kyle Jiz De Ortega
  7. Aaron Yanga
  8. Mark Rainer Luz
  9. Nelson Banzuela
  10. Renzie Ongkiko
  11. Benj Bolivar
  12. Kevin Donelly

The female candidates are:


  1. Kim De Guzman
  2. Hea Lee
  3. Janelle Olafson
  4. Sabrina Watts
  5. Alexis Navarro
  6. Ma. Cheryl Torralba
  7. Abbygale Monderin
  8. Maria Martinez
  9. Valene Gonzales
  10. Savanna Alley
  11. Melissa Paula

The same with regional finalists, the above mentioned names undergone a series of screenings. Its final screening was held last April 10, 2011 at Discovery Suites in Ortigas Center, Pasig which resulted to above official candidates of national region.

ABOUT THE PAGEANT:
The tourism industry was greatly affected by tumultuous events in the local and global scene. Socio-economic and catastrophic developments have contributed to the demise of interest to boost and to invest in domestic tourism. We took it upon ourselves to counter this scenario by organizing tourism related activities and events to uplift the domestic tourism industry .

In line with this, Galaxy Entertainment and Production Services is embarking on its flagship project entitled Mr. and Ms. Ecotourism Philippines. The project seeks to uplift the present status of domestic eco-tourism and to entice the foreign market to explore and invest their resources to various projects in the country. This undertaking seeks to enlighten the Filipino youth with regards to the importance of instilling patriotism and love of country in their hearts. This endeavour also, seeks to entice the local Filipino tourists to patronize domestic tourism and to actively participate in making the Philippines a tourism haven in the world.

And to further create awareness on the advocacy, Galaxy Entertainment and Production Services has partnered with international fashion brand Mossimo whose advocacy on environmental awareness is also in full blast.

Mossimo who annually holds their modelling search entitled Mossimo Bikini Summit, which promotes love for health, wellness and love for nature, has decided to integrate their search into Galaxy’s Mr. and Ms. Ecotourism. Making the event a two-in-one spectacle of beauty, health, wit and love for socio-cultural issues of global dimensions.

Galaxy Entertainment and Production Services and Mossimo Philippines tie-up gives birth to the first “Mr. and Ms. EcoTourism Philippines – The Mossimo Bikini Summit 2011 Edition”.
source: www.ecotourismpageant.com