Skincare is also for men, Mister International PH winners say
[Reposted: Sept. 7, 2022, 1:52 p.m.]
MANILA, Philippines — Some of the 2022 Mister International Philippines winners confessed that they did not mind their skin before they took part in the national pageant’s inaugural edition this year. But now, they are saying that proper skincare is not only for women but also for men.
“Yes, there’s a stigma we’re trying to break. Skincare is for everybody,” reigning Mister International Philippines Myron Jude Ordillano told the Inquirer in an interview at the Icon Clinic in San Juan City on Sept. 4 where the national pageant signed a partnership with homegrown skincare brand Kemans.
Ordillano added: “I am an advocate of self care and self awareness. Obviously the best investment that you can ever make is with yourself. So why not start with your skin?”
Fourth runner-up Andre Cue also sees skincare as “an investment when you grow old.”
He and first runner-up Mark Avendaño told the Inquirer that they only paid attention to skincare when they engaged in pageantry.
Avendaño said, “Now I see the importance of it. You know, the essence of skincare is not only for women but for men actually. It changed my life. It changed my everyday routine and it’s been amazing.”
Second runner-up Michael Ver Comaling, meanwhile, shared his views as a content creator and show biz personality.
“The brands look for the face now. They can see that if we have healthy skin, we take care of ourselves because the skin is the first thing they see. So if they see it’s clean they’d think he takes care of himself,” said the Southeast Asian Games gold medalist and former “Pinoy Big Brother” housemate who now also dabbles in acting onscreen.
Ordillano found himself enjoying his morning skincare routine the most.
“You don’t want to be going out not ready, not having great skin. Because when you have great skin it talks about your diet or how much sleep you are getting. It’s the greatest asset that you can have for yourself. You know, everything starts within yourself,” he explained.
For Comaling, his nightly routine is his favorite. “When you wash your face, it’s refreshing when you sleep. When you get a good sleep, then you wake up good,” he said.
The four men are tasked to present the best of the Filipino on the international stage. Ordillano will representative the country in the 14th edition of the Bangkok-based Mister International contest, which will be staged in the Philippines next month.
Avendaño, Comaling, and Cue have also received their respective international assignments, along with third runner-up Kitt Cortez.
The runners-up will have their official presentation as the Philippines’ representatives to different international competitions at the Novotel Manila, Araneta City in Quezon City on Sept. 8. JB