John Raspado won the title of Mr. Gay World Philippines last night at the UP Theater in Diliman, Quezon City.
The 35-year-old hails from Baguio City and works in online marketing. According to the Mr. Gay World Philippines site he considers himself a food enthusiast, gym rat and adrenaline junkie.
Raspado was joined by 33 other contestants all vying for the crown and the opportunity to represent the Philippines at Mr. Gay World 2017 next year.
John Bench T. Ortiz from Pangasinan was the first runner-up, while Christian Khalil Gorospe Vera Cruz from Zamboanga Del Sur was the second runner-up.
Raspado follows in the footsteps of Christian Reyes Lacsamana who won last year’s pageant and was second runner-up at the Mr. Gay World 2016 competition in Malta.