He is Valerio Patanè, a 20 year old half Filipino (Mother) and half Italian (Father) born in Giarre (CT) in the island of Sicily, Italy. This 6’2″ lad speaks Italian, Tagalog and English and is working as Commis-de-rang at Mandarin Oriental in Milan, Italy after taking his diploma from his course Hotel and Restaurant Management in his hometown.
He has been crowned last June 24 in Milan, Italy during the Grand Finale of the 4th annual search of Mister Bachelor and Miss Bachelorette 2017 organised by MB Philippines Italy Organization. He won the right to represent Italy to the inaugural edition of MISTER GRAND INTERNATIONAL with it’s grand finale on October 8 at SM North Skydome in Manila, Philippine.
The Mister Grand International is the first male pageant advocating sports and has it’s identity as a pageant for men who are athletic, requiring skills to be competitive in nature, at any given sports.
The main objective of this contest is to produce a winner with high morale, in the affairs of sports. As citizens of the world, it is high time that we take the lead in becoming a great example in celebrating the beauty of men through sports.
This contest has two main concepts namely: Camaraderie, and Competitiveness. The winner of this contest must meet two criteria. CAMARADERIE means a winner must have the spirit of sportsmanship that he must carry out during his entire reign. COMPETITIVE man should be energetic and have a good mindset and able to respond positively in the pressures during the competition.
The first edition of Mister Grand International will be held in Manila, Philippines. All contestants from around the world will be fetched at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA). The contest will have the concept of selected sports activities during the pre- pageant as this pageant mainly focuses on sports.
The winner of this contest will stay in an exclusive apartment in Manila during his reign and will undergo several sessions, such as sports activities, photo shoots, ramp modeling, fashion shows, TV commercials, speaking engagements, corporate visits, and humanitarian activities in the Philippines and from our partners around the world.
Let us all wish GOODLUCK to our very own Valerio Patanè as he will be bringing not just the flag of Italy, but also of the Philippines, backed up by the Filipino Community of Italy and of the new generation of Global Pinoys. A man who embodies the perfect mixed of East and West, the best of both world.
IN A BOCCA AL LUPO VALERIO!!!!!