Cheovy Walter of San Pascual, Batangas was named Mister Grand Philippines early morning of November 13, 2023. He bested thirty-six other good looking candidates from around the Philippines for the chance to represent the country in the next Mister Grand International.
Cheovy was an early favorite. Fans would shout his name every time he comes out on stage. In my opinion, however, he has more of a boy-next-door appeal than an international male pageant persona. Artistahin, cute, pang-commercial, but not someone you can pit against the latinos of male pageantry. But then again, it’s just my opinion. Perhaps a different styling will do?
I’m more excited for Jether Bustos Palomo of San Fernando, Pampanga who got the second most important title of the night, Mister Tourism World Philippines. He looks very Asian with chiseled features, and looks very manly.
I was actually rooting for John Gindap of Muntinlupa City, but he failed in the Top 15 interview. He was named Mister Heritage Philippines, and if he were to compete internationally, he needs some serious training with presence of mind. He speaks English well but found it hard to compose, when he was just asked about sportsmanship. Face and body are on point already. Communications skills is what he should focus on.
Mister Grand Philippines 2023 Results
Mister Grand Philippines 2023 – Cheovy Walter (San Pascual, Batangas)
Mister Tourism World PH 2023 – Jether Bustos Palomo (San Fernando, Pampanga)
Mister Worldwide International PH 2023 – Raed El Zein (FiCom of UAE)
Mister Teen Glam PH 2023 – Redd Arcega (Quezon City)
World Fitness Supermodel PH 2023 – PJ Rosario (Pangasinan)
Mister Glam PH 2023 – Jherald Castaneda (Mandaluyong City)
Mister Ocean World PH 2023 – Carl Nicol Santiago (Laguna)
Mister Heritage PH 2023 – John Gindap (Muntinlupa City)
Mister Tourism Globe PH 2023 – Jesse Guinto (San Manuel, SJDM Bulacan)
Mister Grand PH Ambassadors 2023 – Aries Mentar (Nueva Ecija); Clarence Joy Abueg (Olongapo City); Patrick Lenard Mendoza (Bongabon, Nueva Ecija); Allain De Ocampo (Bulacan)
1st runner-up – Lawrence Bengua (San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan)
2nd runner-up – Jefferson Montibon (Agusan Del Norte)
Those who made the first cut (Top 21) include Drew Asti Bernardo (Zambales), Kjel Velasco (Pampanga), Mark Joseph Alejo (Pasay City), Jerome Francisco (Rizal Province), Mark Anthony Limo (Province of Bohol), and Dan Joshua Olaco (Cebu).