Philippinerepresentative to Manhunt 2008 Marvin Raymundo makes it to the Top 15finalists.
Model and now StarMagic talent Marvin is this year's representative to the 13th edition of themost popular male pageant in the world that started in 1993 (three years nahindi nagkaroon ng finals—1996, 2002, and 2003).
Forty-seven countriescompeted at this year's Manhunt search at ginawa ito sa Seoul, South Korea last June 2.Marvin, who is also part of ABS-CBN's Coverboys, used his real name MarvinWijangco. He made it to the Top 15.
The winner this yearis Morocco's Abdelmoumen El Maghraouy. The other winners are Sweden'sEgill Arnljots (1st runner-up), Costa Rica's César Vargas (2ndrunner-up), Korea's Lee Jae-Hwan (3rd runner-up), and Angola'sClaudio Furtado.
Ang iba pang nakapasok sa Top 15 ay ang mga representativefrom China, India, Brazil, Hong Kong, USA, England, Panama, Luxembourg, and Venezuela.
Si Marvin ang fourth Philippine representative to make it tothe Top 15 finalists since the country entered the competition. In 1993,Fil-American model Aaron Small placed third runner-up and won the Mr. Physiquespecial award. In 1997, now supermodel Vicente Pinto was the second runner-up.Bago si Marvin, now male supermodel Iago Raterta also made it to the Top 15finalists for the 2006 edition.