By RICIO RICH M. SALIBAY
Cebu, City --- Flying straight from one of the amazing islands in the Caribbean, Mister Puerto Rico 2015 Fernando Alvarez will come to Cebu to join the Sinulog float parade on January 17.
He is personally handpicked by Psalmstre Enterprises chief executive officer Jim Acosta to play the role of Portuguese-circumnavigator Ferdinand Magellan, who led the Spaniards in conquering the islands of Cebu. He will join Pasion de Amor leading man Ejay Falcon and half-Visayan beauty queen and Miss Earth-Air 2012 Stephany Stefanowitz, who will be playing the roles of Datu Lapu-Lapu and Reyna Bulakna, respectively, onboard the company’s galleon-themed float.
Fernando, who is a senior accountancy student at the University of Puerto Rico, represented his country to the Mister International 2015 pageant held in Manila, where he reached an admirable Top 10 finish, besides winning two corporate awards: Mister New Placenta and Mister Diamond Star. Before going back to Puerto Rico after the pageant, Fernando inked a deal with Psalmstre as its newest New Placenta for Men ambassador, which means he has to work hand-in-hand with Ejay and Stephany to promote the brand.
The Coamo, Puerto Rico native, has Spanish traces in his bloodstreams. These are dominantly shown by his physical attributes, which made him perfect for the role of Magellan.
“This is a very wonderful opportunity for me to join the much-talked-about Sinulog festival. Puerto Rico has many religious festivals, too, but Sinulog is known all over the world, so this adds my excitement to participate. I am always grateful to Mr. Jim Acosta for making this happen. I am just so blessed. I always do my best for God, for my country Puerto Rico, and for my second home, the Philippines. To all Cebuanos, I’m so excited to meet you all very soon,” the soft-spoken sexy Latino beamed.
Fernando fell in love with the Philippines and calls it as his second home. While doing projects here, the young Boricua will be managed by CreWorks Asia, a talent management co-owned by Jim.