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We Made History Last Night my Dear Candaba and Self

It is a wishful thinking to join a National Pageant since I myself has a lot of doubts and insecurities due to my body type and skin scars. However, faith and God led the way for me to battle out those negative thoughts and raise my flag so that I can inspire a lot of young men and people who has the same story as I have. True enough, it is a blessing in disguise and great decision to join and push through in the competition. Sharing my story proudly and showing to the world who I am is already a winning moment for me. This is a core memory that will last forever!
With that, my immense and sincerest thank you to all the people who made my Mister International Philippines journey worth while and helping me to be best version of myself.
To the Mister International Philippines Organization: Atty. Manuel Deldio, thank you for giving me the greatest opportunity of a lifetime, you don’t how you changed my life from the start. To Sir Ameer Emir, thank you for your kindness and helping me out since the beginning, Tito Norman, Mamu Gee Florendo, Sir Ton Lao, Mama Sarah Guir and to the whole team. You deserve an applause and I am forever grateful for seeing the potential, what I can really do and having a family in you in world of pageantry. Let’s continue to be more inclusive! Mahal ko po kayong lahat!💪🏻💚
To my 53 brothers, who made me feel valid and to love myself even more. I love you all guys!🧡
To Sir Ryan Guanzon, thank you for letting me to represent my beloved Candaba, Pampanga and to Mama Archie Gray and pageant medias whom I became friends thank you for making my MIPH journey easier and fun🤗
To my PEMily headed by Tita Mej Lopez Jimenez, Tita Manelle Chamian, thank you for always having at my back and seeing something in me since then. To Tito Perry Sarmiento Gamboa & MJ Sanchez Bell, thank you for grooming me and making me look so dapper and fine during shoots and to Rommel Dave Mallari, on my Finals Night, thank you. To Sir Adrian U. Sahagun, RJ Ryan, Cyd Montalban Dayrit, Macapagal Sai, Dendridge Alvarez, thank you for your support with me & letting me wear your wonderful masterpieces. To the best prod/photographer/videographer team behind my great photos and videos: Brian Mamawan, Cha Tanglao, Andrew Torres and John Aries Pineda, thank you for your untiring support, always saying yes and being a great friends as well🙌🏻💚
To my family especially my Apung Merly (La, nakaapak na apo mo sa stage na malaki at pinanood ng maraming tao, hindi na siya natatakot at nahihiya, natupad na pangarap natin), friends especially (Paula, John Michael, Chan, Princess Shun, Almira Julia, Arex Nada, MABAIT & 6ang, CCF mates), who never doubted me since day 1 and seeing something in me, Kuya Oyelle De Leon, the my fave pageant blogger/media who really 1st notice me and my story, thank you so much, you didn’t how my heart flutter when you approached me during the press presentation and from then you never fail to support me in all ways and to my dear Municipality of Candaba (Ing Malugud, Vice Mayor Resty Sarmiento Sibug, SB Members and Tita Jennifer Grupo), Sir Randy C. del Rosario, Sir Mike Guina Castaneda, Sir En P Ryan Miranda and supporters, thank you for your endless support and cheer with me🥹✨
To my coach Toy Junior Luna, thank you for pushing me to my limits. Workout na uli soon. Doc Melvin Gopez Manalang, thank you for the support and great treatments, will continue those💪🏻💚
To all the winners, congratulations
my dear brothers. You all guys deserve it! Will be cheering for you on International stage!👑🙌🏻
Again, my deepest and sincerest gratitude to all of you! Till our next journey and tangerine dreams? Will comeback more prepared and stronger than ever. See you again soon! Mahal ko kayong lahat!🧡 #IsaPaJohn lol
With my utmost appreciation,
John Eric D. Hernandez
Mister International Philippines 2023 – Mister Photogenic
Mister International Philippines 2023 – Mister SM City Tuguegarao
Mister International Philippines 2023 – Candaba, Pampanga!👑✨

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