Actor and dancer Thomas “Tommy” Peñaflor, 24, has been crowned Man of the World Philippines 2019. He hails from Dinalupian, Bataan.
On September 21, 2019, Peñaflor 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 Bataan, Peñaflor won the top title, which is Man of the World Philippines 2019. He also won five special awards namely Mister Anytime Fitness, L’Oreal Techni ART’s Choice, Best in Talent, Best in Resorts Wear and Missosology Choice Award.
Crowning Peñaflor was Man of the World 2018 John Paul Ocat, 23. The latter was fourth runner-up in Man of the World 2019, which also culminated at the Fill Oil Flying V Center.
Aside from Peñaflor as Man of the World Philippines 2019, four other titleholders were crowned. They were Mister International Philippines Levin Arguelles, 22, of Tarlac City, Mister Model Worldwide Philippines 2019 Gianluca Lanta, 21, who is based in Italy, Mister Tourism and Culture Universe Philippines Vandave Paragas, 20, of Pasig City, Metro Manila and Mister Model of the Universe Philippines 2019 Kevin Jay Secoya, 22, of Cebu City.
Joseph Xavier Pili, 24, of Tabaco City, Albay was first runner-up. Bonjour Veloso Adasa, 20, of Misamis Oriental was second runner-up.
Born on February 12, 1993, Peñaflor attended St. John Academy in Dinalupian and Pepetual Help College Manila in Sampaloc, Manila, Philippines. In 2015, he was one of the seven finalists of the “That’s My Bae: Twerk It” dance contest of the variety show “Eat Bulaga” on GMA Network.
As an actor, Peñaflor appeared in “My Bebe Love: #KiligPaMore” in 2015, “God Game Me You” in 2016, “My Carinderia Girl” and “Glorious” in 2018 and “I Love You, LC!” and “Byaheng Broken Hearted” in 2019.
On the small screen, Peñaflor played Tommy in “Trops” on GMA Network from 2016 to 2017. He starred in the TV series “TODA One I Love” on the same network.
Before pursuing a career as an actor and a dance, Peñaflor worked as a radiologic technologist at Bataan Peninsula Medical Center in Dinalupihan then became a call center agent. Meanwhile, watch the full Misters of Filipinas 2019 coronation night here: