Man of the Philippines-Dubai: Who is social media king?

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Man of the Philippines-Dubai: Who is social media king?

 

DUBAI – Finalists of male pageant Man of the Philippines-Dubai rallied for support on Facebook to bag a special prize that determines who among them rules social media.

Organisers announced the special prize “Man of Popularity” on Monday (August 20), with official photos of the candidates gaining hundreds of “hearts” within hours. The candidate whose photo garners the most “hearts” wins.

“The segment aims to determine who among the 13 candidates is the most popular in social media world. This gives the public the power to choose who they want to win,” said Ryan Banks, one of the organisers.

“This was their first official photoshoot, so this clearly showed who among them are the most confident in front of the camera and are ready to take bigger spotlight,” Banks added.

The finalists were screened by a panel of judges led by Binibining Pilipinas International 2007 Nadia Lee Cien Shami at Tantra Club in Dubai.

In pictures: Man of the Philippines-Dubai candidates revealed

Candidates have faced a media frenzy since the July screenings, followed by a meet-and-greet at Ortego’s Grill where UAE-based journalists grilled them with some hard questions as well as some light-hearted ones before it was the candidates’ turn to surprise the journalists they liked best with roses provided by Petals by Carmille.

The candidates are now preparing for a pre-pageant talent competition on September 14 and will be hosted for a weekend at Treppan Hotel & Suites by Fakhruddin in Dubai’s Sports City for a team building session ahead of the September 28 finals in Dubai.

The winner of the UAE-leg of the pageant will be flown to Manila for the grand finals on December 1 where they will represent the UAE and compete with 60 candidates from across the Philippines for three international titles.

Man of the Philippines-Dubai is organised by Expat Media and is supported by Kiwanis Club Dubai, Eventologist Dubai, Shuttereality, Pinas Music Zone and Tatak Pinoy, and sponsored by KBH Group, Ace Sagario Hair & Beauty, Calivo Couture, Jojo Lapore Couture, Michael Diaz Gent’s Salon, Tantra Club, Fortune Hotel, Fakhruddin Hotel & Apartments, Petals by Carmille, Ortego’s Grill and Inasal House.

Who do you think is the king of social media? Throw in your vote!

 













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