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Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 23 October 2018

In pictures: The crowning of Mr Philippines UAE

The Man of the Philippines UAE pageant saw contestants donning fabulous designs in the creative national costume segment

After a tense ten-week run, this year's Man of the Philippines UAE 2018 pageant came to an end with Ian Rowe Giron being crowned as the competition's winner.

The thirteen contestants were judged in ten categories, including congeniality, formal wear and swimwear. The panel of judges was led by Nadia Lee Cien Shami, Binibining Pilipinas (Miss Philippines) International 2007.

The most outstanding and competitive section of the pageant was the creative national costume segment (see our gallery above) which was won by Roland James Delgado. Candidates worked with their designers (many of whom are UAE based) to design costumes inspired by Filipino fiestas, culture and tradition.

Giron and runner-up Kevinson Pineza De Ocampo, who was crowned Man of the Philippines Dubai, will both represent the Filipino community in the UAE when they take part in the Man of the Philippines pageant in Manila in November.

Here is the complete list of winners:

Man of the Philippines UAE 2018: Ian Rowe Giron

Man of the Philippines Dubai 2018: Kevinson Piñeza De Ocampo

1st Runner-up: Phiem Alcalde

2nd Runner-up: Roland James Delgado

Prizes

Man of Formal Wear: Ian Rowe Giron

Man of Creative National Costume: Roland James Delgado

Man of Creative Casual Wear: Phiem Alcalde

Man of National Attire: Cristopher Valenzuela

Man of Swimwear: Mohammed “Kiko” Espinosa

Man of Photogenic: Kevinson De Ocampo

Man of Congeniality: Luigi Smith Morris

Man of Summer Wear: Mohammed “Kiko” Espinosa

Man of Talent: Kevinson De Ocampo and Ashley Wayne Villar

Man of Social Media: Roland James Delgado

Expat Media Ambassador: Kevinson De Ocampo

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Concert review: Sarah Geronimo rescues a strange evening

Dubai to host 'UAE’s largest Filipino musical festival' in November

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