Mr. Philippines Michael “Mike” Manansala is now in Taiwan to compete in the Mr. International 2009 pageant, which will have its finals on 19 December 2009. The 6’2″-tall hunk is hoping he’ll grab the title this year for the country. This is the first time that the delegate from the Philippines was not “chosen” by talent managers, and instead, he went through a competition via a series of screenings culminating in a national pageant.


The surprise winner at the recently-held Mr. International – Philippines was Mike Manansala, a 6’2″-tall model from Pampanga. He has been modeling for quite some time now but it was only at the pageant where this 23-year-old hunk was noticed. He bested 14 other contestants, a motley group of veteran and up-and-coming models. Mike is now preparing for the international finals of the pageant, which will be held in Taiwan a couple of months away.