Ramm Marco Paduit, an overseas Filipino worker from Pinukpuk, Kalinga, made history as the first Cordilleran to win the Mister of Filipinas Filipino Community KSA (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia) 2023 pageant, which was held on July 14, 2023. He defeated 13 other contestants in the competition, earning him the privilege to represent the Filipino community in Saudi Arabia at the Mister of Filipinas pageant.
What's most remarkable about Ramm's victory is that he won by embracing simplicity. He didn't wear flashy clothes or accessories, nor did he have any professional makeup or hair styling done. Instead, he focused on being himself and letting his natural charisma shine through.
In a Facebook post, The humble Cordillera nurse said that his handler told him not to worry about accessorizing or getting his makeup done. "He hardly retouches my makeup or adjusts my hair after each competition category. Instead, he uses tissue paper to wipe away my sweat," Ramm said.
This simple approach to the pageant paid off. The judges were impressed by Ramm's natural beauty and his down-to-earth personality. They also appreciated his commitment to representing the Filipino community with pride.
Apart from being the grand winner, Ramm was also hailed as Ambassador of Fiestahan, Mr. Personality, Best Dressed in Athletic Wear (Fitness Round), and Best Dressed in Formal Wear.
Ramm's victory is a reminder that you don't need to be flashy or over-the-top to be successful. Sometimes, the simplest approach is the best.
The Future is Bright for Ramm
Ramm's journey to the Mister of Filipinas pageant is not over yet. He will be competing against other contestants from all over the world for the title of Mister of Filipinas 2023. But no matter what happens, Ramm is already a winner. He has shown the world that you can achieve anything if you believe in yourself and never give up.
On his journey to the Mister of Filipinas pageant, six crowns await him and his fellow contenders: Man of the World, Model Worldwide, Super Globe, Man Hot Star, Fitness Model World, and Mister Tourism and Culture Universe.
If you're inspired by Ramm's story, I encourage you to follow your dreams and never give up on yourself. You don't need to be perfect to be successful. Just be yourself and let your natural talents shine through.