Filipino wins Manhunt International 2012

Posted at 11/10/12 3:34 PM

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines’ representative to the 16th Manhunt International male beauty pageant was crowned winner at the finals night held Friday night in Bangkok, Thailand.

Winner June Macasaet (center) poses with his trophy along with the runners-up at the 16th Manhunt International pageant held Friday night in Bangkok, Thailand. Photo courtesy of the official Facebook page of Manhunt International 2012

June Macasaet, 29, bested 52 other international contestants, with Sweden's Peter Bo Jonsson placing 1st runner-up; Macau's Martin Wang, 2nd runner-up; Puerto Rico's Jimmy Perez, 3rd runner-up; and Singapore's Jason Chee, 4th runner-up.

The Filipino commercial and ramp model was also given the New Urban Male Award at the pageant night held at the Scala Theater, Siam Square in Bangkok.

Macasaet is the first Filipino to win the international male beauty pageant.

Said to be the first male model contest in Singapore when it started in 1987, Manhunt became international in 1993, when contestants from 25 countries joined the competition.