The UAE round of Man of the Philippines took place in Dubai on Saturday, September 21, at Chelsea Plaza Hotel. Of the 12 semi-finalists, Brian Samson was declared Man of the Philippines UAE; Gerald Anson became Man of the Philippines Dubai; and Sean Villegas, Raeed Al Sughayer and Christopher Valenzuela were the next three runners-up.
The male pageant seeks to exemplify the culture of the Philippines, and winners are looked upon as representatives of the Filipino community in the Emirates. Samson and Anson will go on to take part in the finals of the Man of the Philippines 2019 contest in Manila on November 30.
Check out winner Brian Samson's audition video here: