Bicolano George Reylor De Lumen made Filipinos proud by winning the title of Mister Universal Ambassador 2018 in India.
De Lumen’s win comes soon after Philippines’ bet Ma. Ahtisa Manalo won first runner-up in the recently concluded Miss International 2018 held in Tokyo, Japan,
De Lumen bested other 18 delegates from all over the world to be crowned Mister Universal Ambassador 2018 in Arya Auditorium, East of Kailash, New Delhi, India on November 24.
Aside from the title, De Lumen’s Ibong Adarna-inspired costume masterpiece by designer Michael Barassi won the Best in National Costume Award. De Lumen also received the Best in Speech Award.
The 23-year-old Pinoy who hails from Bicol earned the right to officially represent the Philippines in the international pageant after winning the Mr. Hannah’s World Tourism Philippines 2018 title in June.
He succeeded last year’s winner Luong Gia Huy of Vietnam.
Southeast Asian delegates Aung Wira Jaya of Indonesia and Chitsanupong Soeksiri of Thailand also won as the first and second runner up titles.
Here are the other Filipino representatives who recently won titles in their respective international pageants:
1Noelle Uy-Tuazon, Miss Scuba International 2018 Second Runner-Up
After winning her Miss Scuba Philippines 2018 title last October, Noelle Uy-Tuazon competed on Nov. 10 at the Miss Scuba International pageant at Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia where she finished second runner-up.
2Donna Marie Jan Balaoro, Miss Lumiere International World 2018 First Runner-Up
3Apple Joy Bacay, Miss Asia Global 2018 First Runner-Up
Crowned first runner-up, Apple Joy Bacay from Pangasinan outshined the 23 other candidates from different countries at the Miss Asia Global pageant held in Cochin Kerala, India last Nov. 10. The Pangasinense beauty queen also used to be the Miss Hundred Islands and had bagged the Gourmet Queen title in her hometown few years back.
4Maria Rivera, Miss Trans Star International 2018 Second Runner-Up
Filipina transwoman Maria Rivera represented the Philippines at Miss Trans Star International last Nov. 4 in Barcelona, Spain. Rivera, who is a model from Cebu, won second runner-up.
5Melanie Mader, Miss Earth – Air 2018
Filipina-Austrian Melanie Mader who successfully bagged one of the elemental crowns of Miss Earth this year, is no longer a first timer in joining beauty pageant. She represented the Filipino community in Austria in Miss Earth Philippines 2016 and was given the title Miss Philippines Earth-Eco Tourism and runner-up to the winner Imelda Schweighart of Puerto Princesa, Palawan. Though she represented Austria this time, she is proud part-Filipina and is fluent in Tagalog.
6Clint Richard Peralta, Man of the World 2018 First Runner-Up
Filipino-Latvian Clint Richard Peralta from Camarines Sur represented the Philippines in the Man of the World pageant held at Filoil Flying V. Arena in San Juan City last July. Peralta, who is a registered nurse and a former flight attendant, won Mister Filipinas title in 2017 giving him the privilege to represent the country in Man of the World 2018. He won first runner-up to Cao Xuan Tai of Vietnam.