Bumisita sa Pilipinas ang Manhunt International 2018 winner na si Vicent Llorach Gonzalez ng Spain para sa contract signing kaugnay ng pagdaraos ng Manhunt International 2019 sa Pilipinas.
Ginanap ang contract signing sa Dusit Thani Hotel, sa Makati City, noong June 18.
Gaganapin naman ang Gala World Final Night ng 20th edition ng Manhunt International sa February 22, 2020.
Babalik muli sa Pilipinas si Vicent para ipasa ang korona sa mananalong Manhunt Internationa 2019.
Pahayag ni Vicent, sa pamamagitan ng interpreter, “It’s gonna be a pleasure for me to pass my last days of my reign as Manhunt 2018 in the Philippines.
“And to wear this sash is a dream for me, a dream that I don’t want to end, but I have to give it in the Philippines to another winner.
“Mahal ko kayo!”
Patuloy niya, “First of all, for me, it has been an opportunity to get the dreams that I want, and to gain economic security.
“Manhunt International gives opportunities that I would not have gotten through any other means.
"And with the sash, I have gotten these opportunities and be able to promote it all over the world.
“And the most important for me is that I was able to acquire friends in every part of the world, and that’s the most important thing for me.”
MOST HANDSOME MAN IN THE WORLD
Ano ang mga nabago sa buhay niya o accomplishments niya anim na buwan matapos siyang manalo?
Saad ni Vicent, “First of all, after being named the most handsome man in the world, it is humility that I have acquired and the value of humility that I show to every person that I meet.
“I was able to get what I was hoping for.
"And even though I am not in Spain, or even in Spain and other part of the world, such as Australia, I was able to get the opportunities that I want.”
Dagdag niya, “And even being a model, you always have to smile in every moment.”
Sa Australia ginanap ang Manhunt International Finals last December 2018, kung saan nanalo nga si Vicent.
Isa sa mga tinalo niya ay ang Philippine representative na si Jeff Langan, na nanalong third runner-up.
Isang Pilipino pa lamang ang may korona bilang Manhunt International winner—si June Macasaet noong 2012.
Tinanong naman si Vicent kung ano ang pakahulugan niya sa salitang sexy.
Tugon niya, “Being sexy has something to do with the personality.
"I think, that it is something that is innate, born with you, but other people don’t have it.
“Some other people have an idea on what is sexy, such as your likes, and even though that you are born with a sexy body, it is more important, the personality, than any other thing.”
Nang tanungin kung sino ang tatlong pinakaseksing babae para kay Vicent, ang girlfriend niyang nagngangalang Claudia lamang ang isinagot niya.
“I don’t know anymore because for me, it’s the personality.
"Other people have different notions of sexiness, depending on the personality.”
IT'S NOT ALL ABOUT THE PRIZES
Ilan sa premyo ng mananalong 20th edition ng Manhunt International 2019 ay US$10,000 modelling contract with Mercator Artist & Model Management Inc., cash prize na US$10,000, at ang sikat na Manhunt gold ring.
Pero ayon kay Vicent, hindi ang mga premyo ang importante.
“You get to know a lot of culture and a lot of people, and go to a lot of places that the title affords you.
“And moreover, I have a lot of getting to know great organizations in this business.”
Nagbukas daw ng maraming pintuan ang kanyang title para makakilala sa mundo ng pagmomodelo.
Bilang pagtatapos, sinabi ni Vicent na kahit sandali lamang siyang nasa Pilipinas ay marami na agad siyang nakilalang mga Filipino sa pamamagitan ni Jonas.
“The Filipinos are very welcoming people, who has welcomed me with open arms.”
Ilan sa mga lugar na nabisita ni Vicent sa bansa ay ang Intramuros, Chinatown, at Divisoria.
Sa pagbabalik niya sa Pebrero 2020 ay pupuntahan daw niya ang mga magagandang beaches dito sa Pilipinas.
Ang Manhunt Philippines 2020 ay ipo-produce sa Pilipinas ng Empire Group of Companies: Empire.PH, Empire Studios, GLAM, at Mercator Artist & Model Management, Inc.