Hottie Police Officer Mariano Flormata (who uses the name Neil Perez for the pageant) won the top plum in the Misters of the Philippines 2014, giving him the right to represent the country in next month’s Mister International in Seoul, Korea.
A consistent favorite throughout the competition, even among the social media users, the 29-year-old bomb specialist from Tondo, Manila bested 25 other contenders last Sunday night at the University of Makati.
He also clinched several special awards, including Mr. Photogenic, Mr. Informatics, Mr. Unisilver, and Best in Swimwear.
Other winners are Joseph Doruelo, Mister Global Philippines; Adam Davies, Mister Model International Philippines; Judah Cohen, Mister Tourism International Philippines; and Nicko dela Cruz, first Runner-up.
The 5’11” tall cop has a BS criminology degree from Manuel L. Quezon University in Manila, and has been a member of the Philippine National Police (PNP) Aviation Security Group at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) since 2008.
He thanked the PNP leadership for its full support, and expressed hope that he would get the same as he competes in South Korea next month for Mister International.