Kevin Jay Secoya, 22, has been crowned Mister Model of the Universe Philippines 2019. He hails from Bantayan, Cebu, Philippines.
On September 21, 2019, Secoya competed against 21 other Filipino bachelors in Misters of Filipinas 2019. It was the seventh edition of the Philippine male beauty pageant.
Hosted by Binibining Pilipinas 2007 candidate Erika Ibasco Pangan, 31, and Miss Asia Pacific International 2016 second runner-up Ganiel Krishnan, 25, the Misters of Filipinas 2019 coronation night took place at the Fill Oil Flying V Center in San Juan City, Metro Manila, Philippines. Among the judges were actor Rafael Rossell, 36, Miss Universe Cambodia 2019 Somnang Alyna, 18, and Miss Eco International 2019 runner-up Maureen Montagne, 26.
Representing Cebu, Secoya won the People’s Choice Award, which automatically qualified him to the Top 15. In the end, he won the fifth highest title, Mister Model of the Universe Philippines 2019.
Secoya is the first winner of the title under Misters of Filipinas. He will present the Philippines in the inaugural Mister Model of the Universe 2019, which will culminate on November 28, 2019 in Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.
Aside from Secoya as Mister Model of the Universe Philippines 2019, four other titleholders were crowned. They were Man of the World Philippines 2019 Tommy Penaflor, 24, of Bataan, Mister International Philippines Levin Arguelles, 22, of Tarlac City, Mister Tourism and Culture Universe Philippines Vandave Paragas, 20, of Pasig City, Metro Manila and Mister Model Worldwide Philippines 2019 Gianluca Lanta, 21, who is based in Italy.
Joseph Xavier Pili, 24, of Tabaco City, Albay was first runner-up. Bonjour Veloso Adasa, 20, of Misamis Oriental was second runner-up.
The Misters of Filipinas 2019 press presentation was held on September 4, 2019 at Fernwood Gardens in Quezon City, Metro Manila. During the event, Penaflor, Arguelles and Secoya were named the media’s favorites.
Secoya is also the reigning Mister Cebu 2019. Watch the full Misters of Filipinas 2019 coronation night here: