NAGKAROON ng contract signing sina Jonas Gaffud (ng Empire.PH) at Rosko Dickinson (Executive President ngManhunt International Organization) para sa 20th Edition ng Manhunt International 2019 mula February 15-23, 2020 na gaganapin dito sa Pilipinas.
Ito ay ipo-produce ng Empire Group of Companies: Empire.PH, Empire Studios, GLAM (Global Asian Model), at Mercator Artist & Model Management, Inc. na si Jonas ang nagmamay-ari.
Dumating sa bansa ang Manhunt International 2018 winner na si Vicent Llorach para sa contract-signing at siya rin ang magsasalin ng korona sa bagong mananalong Manhunt International sa Gala World Final night sa February 22, 2020 dito sa Manila.
Ginanap ang signing sa Dusit Thani Hotel noong Martes, June 18.
Tinanong si Jonas kung hindi ba mas mahirap i-market ang male pageant kaysa female pageant.
“Well, I was talking to Rosko earlier and we are the same in the thought that Manhunt International is not a male pageant, it’s a modelling competition.
“So I think there is more room for marketing in the modelling world in which I am from so, especially for male models, so I think that we will be able to market this.”
Pressured ba siya na rito sa Pilipinas idaraos ang 20th Edition ng Manhunt International?
“Oo medyo pressured, siyempre! Actually pikit-mata na lang ito,” at tumawa ang beauty queen maker.
“But you know I believe in the competition.
“I went to Gold Coast, Australia last year, it was my first time to watch a male competition.
“I had fun with Rosko, he was very accommodating and then I really think that Vicent would win when I was there.
“So when we were discussing about it, naisip ko na parang, ‘Oh! Bakit hindi nga rito?’
“Kasi there are other countries who want to host the competition like China and Vietnam. And I’m really grateful that Rosko trusted me to do this.”
ni Rommel Gonzales