Finally, the Mister International 2013 concluded, and the people of the Philippines have so much reason to rejoice despite the tragedy that struck the Visayas islands recently. Our Philippine representative, Gil Wagas ended up fourth runner up, the highest placement we have reached in the eight editions of Mister International.
In the top 16, he was the last to be called, a seeming trend in pageants this year. Few weeks ago, Philippine delegates were called last in the top 16 of Miss Universe 2013 in Russia and Miss Grand International 2013 in Thailand.
Gil Wagas from Lapu-lapu City dedicates his victory to the Filipino people. The Philippine team of the Prime Events Productions Philippines (PEPP) went also to Indonesia to show their support. JP Anonuevo posted in his facebook account, “nasabi ko noong pagkatapos ng send-off ni Gil Wagas noong ang PEPPS nagpa-press presentation ng Manhunt noong September 28, that same day nanalo si Megan Young sa Miss World. Noong nagpa-send off kay Gil, that same night nag-third runner-up si Ariella Arida sa Miss Universe. Tapos kahapon naman press presentation ng Miss Earth and same date ng Mister International. Nasabi ko noon na baka naman dahil savtrending na ito e pumasok sa top 5 si Gil...and nagkatotoo nga!”
We wish Gil Wagas more successes in life and we look forward to his arrival back in the Philippines! Thank you Gil for making us proud!