This was a journey of a lifetime, a dream I always wanted to be part of, a goal I worked hard to reach. It has been a roller coaster full of excitement and happiness. The biggest challenge in my life so far. The best feeling to represent the Filipino Community of Italy after winning Mister Bachelor Philippines Italy 2016 to this amazing life changing experience that is Gentlemen of the Philippines 2016.
I am ANDREA BIONDO, your MISTER UNIVERSAL AMBASSADOR PHILIPPINES 2016.
Winning this new title is the biggest thing I could ever imagine at this point of my life. Not because for any random reason, but because of what I have experienced and the overwhelming ecounters during this amazing journey.
I would like to thank, wholeheartedly the Gentlemen Charities Incorporated (GCI) organizer of Gentlemen of the Philippines with it's Senior Executives headed by Madame Preciousa Anne Medina, Sir Michael Davantes, Sir Salde Signo & Tito Norman Tinio and the entire Production Staff headed by Direk Edu Pillora and rest who have contributed to the success of this event to which I am honoured to being part of it.
To all my 29 co-gentlemen, especially my younger "brother", Mister Teen International Philippines 2016 Mark Joshua Marquez, you all guys have been absolutely a standout to this journey, thanks for all the laughter and unforgettable time spent together, short but meaningful. Thank you for the brotherhood Gentlemen.
Than you Quezon Province specially the city of Sariaia, Lucena & Candelaria, Balai Sadyaya Resort and Sir Jayloe Pizarra of JOP/Galaxy Production and Events Management for the warm welcome and exceptional stay. Looking forward to visit you all again soon.
Thank you so much to Tita Ermie Cayube for my Creative Barong by Chico Estiva Couture (Winner - Balai Sadyaya Best in Creative Barong), to sir Adam Balasa for my stunning black & white formal suit by Adam Balasa Couture, and to the best HMUA Joar Deray. God Bless You All!
For your unending love and support, thank you so much Mamma, Papa, Ate & Kuya. To all my relatives who supported me all the way, cheered for me, especially Tito Arnel Pagarigan & Family.
To all my friends and supporters Grazie di Cuore a Tutti Voi.
Ofcourse, my MB Philippines Italy Organization family, mentors and trainors. Kuya Charlie Somera, Kuya Kurt Erniest Boco for the unending support, Kuya John Delima for the trainings you have dedicated to me, Kuya Brian Apostol for being strict in our trainings that helped me a lot and most especially the MBPI in persona, Kuya Chase Dasalla, I can never thank you enough for all that you have done and doing for me. Thanks for your sacrifices especially for the past few weeks during my competition with Joshua.
To all the sponsors of Gentlemen of the Philippines 2016 who made it possible, most especially Psalmstre New Placenta for Men for being their Brand Ambassador, to Belmere' Skin Care, excited to be part of your family and to Pegarro Swim by Julius Jaguio & Domz Ramos.
Last but not the least, thank you Lord God for your guidance and care, for your blessings and love.
Please support me once again for a new journey I am going to take part of, the MISTER UNIVERSAL AMBASSADOR 2016 in Bali, Indonesia this coming September. This is such a huge priviledge and honor for me to represent my beloved Philippines to the rest of the world. God Bless Us All