In his interview before leaving for Korea, he said he brought his lucky charms, a Pope Francis coin and his badge.
“Marami akong babaunin na lucky charm karamihan bigay ng mga kaibigan ko. May coin at picture ni Pope Francis at syempre ang badge ng PNP”
The Philippines’ bet Neil Perez clinched the crown at the 2014 Mister International pageant held over the weekend in Seoul, South Korea.
The 29-year-old hunk cop bested 28 other candidates and became the first Filipino to win the title of the nine-year-old male beauty tilt.
Neil used an interpreter to answer the question, “What has been your biggest disappointment in life?”
“Unang-una ang aking disappointment sa aking buhay ay ang ‘di ko pag galang sa magulang ko. Kaya ko pinagsisihan ito dahil malaking bagay ang mahalin natin ang ating magulang dahil siya ang pangalawang utos ng Diyos para sa ating mga Katoliko,” Neil replied.
Fourth runner-up went to Slovenia while Poland landed as third runner-up. Czech Republic was announced second runner-up and Lebanon was first runner-up.