Beauty and advocacy never sleeps in the Philippines. The kumu Global pageant (@kglobalpageant) is back and ready to make history as they crown their first ever Mr. kumu Global pageant. The pageant is now ongoing, with international candidates vying for the coveted title and crown. So best mark your calendars for July 31st for the grand coronation night at the Kumunity Stage (@kumunitystage).
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Last July 10th, the talent competition has already taken place, with eager viewers cheering the amazing gentlemen. Throughout the duration of the special events, the candidates will be raising funds for the pageant’s official beneficiary, Best Buddies Philippines, a nonprofit organization. Best Buddies Philippines aims to establish a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).
Mafae Yunon-Belasco (@mafaeb), who leads the kumu Global Pageant channel, has organized both the Miss kumu Global and this season’s Mr. kumu Global pageants. As the Bb. Pilipinas World 2003 Top 5 Finalist, Mafae has always said that the pageant world is close to her heart; she has since mentored many young men and women to lead their best life as a motivational speaker and personality development coach. Mr. kumu Global is the first male pageant she has ever directed, in collaboration with kumu regional heads and the Kumunity Stage.
The Mr. kumu Global pageant is a unique, livestream stage “to share inspiring men who are courageous enough to be an inspiration”, Mafae explains. “Having 5 sons also inspired me to empower young men by giving them a platform to share their passions and advocacies.”
This year’s candidates are from across the globe, spanning multiple countries, all connected by the Kumu community. Despite their distance and cultural differences, they share the same mission: to inspire and give back through the Mr. Kumu Global’s official campaign #SaveLivesOnline.
The official candidates list are as follows:
Anthony Barion (Australia) – A host, model, and Star Magic artist.
Gilbert Hilario (Philippines) – A Food Technologist, Traveler, and Dog Lover
Jeoff Monzon (Canada) – A Model, Influencer, and Actor.
Jerald Portugal (Oman) – A Singer-Songwriter.
Kevinson Pineza De Ocampo (UAE) – A Model & Brand Ambassador.
Kieth Bugahod (Qatar) – A Guest Service Associate
Lennard Wesley Angat (Philippines) – A Model & Singer
Richard Galea (Australia)- An Actor, Host, and Music A&R.
Roland John C. Torres (Philippines) – An Artist, TVC, Print, and Events Model.
Vincent Raphael Yunon (Philippines) – A Model, Influencer, and Dentist.
Bernard Glorioso (Spain) – Content Creator & Livestreamer
Louie Alaba (UAE) – Certified Personal Trainer
James Aragon (Greece) – Business Management & Culinary Arts Graduate & Livestreamer
Joshua Blaza (England) – Pageant King & Content Creator
Jhames Pilapil (Italy) – Livestreamer
Joshua Lucas Dacumos (Philippines) – Livestreamer
Andre Lagdameo (Philippines) – Social Media Content Creator & Youth Leader
So, what does it take to be Mr. kumu Global? Mafae puts it simply: “Have courage, a positive attitude and a willingness to be of service to others.” After all, at the end of the day this is about making a difference in the lives of others.
‘Want to stay in the loop of all Mr. kumu Global happenings? It’s a world-wide effort! You can definitely catch announcements and special streams on the official kumu Global pageant account (@klgobalpeageant), as well as their official social media accounts on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.
What’s more, the Glokal Kumunity is all in for Mr. kumu Global! To get international updates, follow the regional accounts of kumu USA (@kumu_usa), kumu Canada (@kumucanada), kumu Hong Kong (@kumuhk), kumu Europe (@kumueurope), kumu Middle East (@kumumiddleeast), kumu Australia (@australiakumu), kumu New Zealand (@kumunewzealand), kumu Japan (@kumujapan) and kumu Thailand (@kumuthailand).
Don’t have the kumu app yet? It’s easy! Download the app at Google Play or the App Store, and start adding to cart! Visit our website kumu.ph for more information and insights into the exciting world of kumu.
You can also follow @kumuph on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter to keep up to date with all the latest events, and surprises from your favorite Pinoy livestreaming platform. To keep tabs on the Kumunity and all its exciting happenings, follow the @juankumunity on Instagram, or check the kumu blog for all the latest news.