By Raymart Escopel
PREDICTIONS came true as sexy cop Neil Perez won the Misters of the Philippines crown on Sunday.
Besting 25 other male candidates who represented the different areas of the country, Perez showed everyone that he deserves the title not only because of his early popularity, but also because of his undeniably oozing appeal and looks that made him ace the pageant.
Neil Perez, Police Officer 2 Mariano Flormata Jr., became the talk of the town when he joined the Misters of the Philippines pageant. The 29-year old cop assigned at the PNP’s Aviation Security Group became popular in the tri-media, and among netizens.
In his interviews, Perez said he wants to promote healthy lifestyle among his fellow police officers who are being stereotyped for having fat bellies. He wants to serve as a model cop to all policemen who want to be fit and healthy while protecting the people.
Many followed his journey throughout the pageant, especially that he was tagged as the “Face of the Competition.” And indeed, they never went wrong for putting their support to the sexy cop.
Aside from bagging the crown, Perez also bagged the Best in Swimwear and Most Photogenic awards.
Perez will compete in the Mister International pageant in Seoul, South Korea next month.
Other winners of the recently concluded pageant include Nicko de la Cruz of Sta. Cruz, Manila, first runner-up; Judah Cohen, Mr. Fil-USA, Mister Tourism International; Adam Davis, Mr. Fil-UK, Mister Model International; and Joseph Doruelo of Caloocan City, Mister Global Philippines./PN