Feeling Pogi 2019 is an edition of Eat Bulaga!'s talent search for unattractive men who exude confidence with their looks, talent, and appeal. The segment is a spoof of Mr. Pogi 2019 and aired as a subsegment of Juan for All, All for Juan: Bayanihan of d' Pipol. It premiered on 29 July 2019 and concluded on 7 September 2019.

The month-long competition was one of the 15 Tatak Eat Bulaga! segments revived as part of the noontime show's 40th anniversary celebration.[1] The short-lived and rapid-fire revival of the segments aimed to give the new generation of Filipinos an opportunity to experience the show's several iconic and original contests. Winners were scheduled to face off in the Tatak Eat Bulaga! Grand Showdown in mid-2020, but the COVID-19 pandemic postponed the final competition indefinitely.

Joshua Mapalad, the 24-year-old "Paul Salas" look-alike from Meycauayan, Bulacan, was proclaimed as the grand winner at the end of the competition.[2] He entertained the audience with his beatboxing skills as well as his willingness to repeatedly dive in the muddy rice field where the grand finals was held.

Overview

Daily rounds

The daily rounds occurred from 29 July to 29 August 2019 at the various barangays where Juan for All, All for Juan: Bayanihan of d' Pipol was held. They were collaboratively hosted by the barangay hosts and the studio hosts.

Each round featured three (or occasionally two) new contestants who competed against one another with their talent, wit, and confidence. The contestants showed their skills and abilities in the talent portion, and then tested their wit and confidence in the interview portion with humorous questions provided by the studio hosts.

The original criteria for judging were as follows:

  • 40% – Feeling Pogi looks
  • 30% – Hindi nahihiya at malakas ang loob
  • 20% – Talent na feel na feel
  • 10% – Feel ng mga amiga

After the third episode, the criteria was simplified and humorously equaled 110% after the high standards set by the first daily contestants. The new criteria were as follows:

  • 55% – Feel na feel na talent
  • 55% – Lakas ng loob

Winners received ₱10,000 and advanced to the grand finals. Each winner also took home the ridiculous prize of the day, such as a worn-out shoe, a broken television antenna, or a scrapped motor scooter. Eliminated contestants were given a consolation prize of ₱5,000.

Closed-door screening

Barangay and studio hosts with two daily round contestants

Prior to the grand finals, a panel of Eat Bulaga! hosts held a closed-door meeting to review previous videos of each grand finalist and to determine who would advance to the Top 8 in the grand finals. The decisions of the judges were based on the performances and personality of the contestants during the daily rounds.

The panel included Joey de Leon, Jose Manalo, Allan K, Luane Dy, Pia Guanio, Pauleen Luna, and Ruby Rodriguez. The Top 8 finalists were announced during the grand finals.

Grand finals

The grand finals took place on Saturday, 7 September 2019 in the middle of a paddy field at Brgy. Santol, Balagtas, Bulacan.

The panel of judges included actor Jerald Napoles and comedian Sugar Mercado. Also in the panel were the main cast members of the 2019 film The Panti Sisters dressed as their characters: Martin del Rosario (as Daniel Panti), Christian Bables (as Samuel Panti), and Paolo Ballesteros (as Gabriel Panti). The criteria of judging were as follows:

  • 30% – Kapogian at lakas ng loob
  • 60% – Feel na feel na talent
  • 10% – Audience impact

For the final time, the 21 contestants took their introductory walk across the muddy rice field at the barangay venue of the grand finals. Meanwhile, Alden Richards graced the stage at APT Studios with a dance number for the opening presentation.

Closed-door screening results (Top 8)

Top 8 finalists

The 21 finalists were immediately narrowed down into the Top 8 based on the results of the closed-door screening. After each name was announced, the contestant immediately underwent an interview portion and a talent portion. In the interview portion, contestants received a question from one of the judges which they must answer within 45 seconds. The contestants then showed their skills and abilities in the talent portion.

The Top 8 finalists were Mark Joseph Amor, June Carlo Baquiler, Toni Panagu, McDave Galfo, Noldi Ramos Guilaran, Jerico Flores, Tikyo Cruz, and Joshua Mapalad.

Final results

Joshua Mapalad, the 24-year-old "Paul Salas" look-alike from Meycauayan, Bulacan, was proclaimed as the grand winner at the end of the competition and took home ₱100,000 as the grand prize. After the competition, he was slated to compete against the winners of other revived segments in the Tatak Eat Bulaga! Grand Showdown. However, the final competition was postponed indefinitely due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tikyo Cruz, the "Christopher Reeve" look-alike from Cainta, Rizal, was declared as the first runner-up, winning ₱20,000. June Carlo Baquiler, the "Rayver Cruz" from Marikina City, was hailed as the second runner-up of the competition and took home ₱10,000.

 

Hosts

The following hosts were involved in the presentation of the segment at some point in its month-long run.

Barangay hosts

Studio hosts


Contestants

A total of 55 contestants competed in the 2019 edition of Feeling Pogi. The following table sorts them alphabetically based on their last names.

List of Contestants
Contestant Origin Celebrity Look-Alike
Joshua Ablay Parañaque City Alden Richards
Jhonjon Aguinaldo Cainta, Rizal Miguel Tanfelix
Rico Almiranez Santa Maria, Bulacan Alden Richards
Jhonatan Almonia Antipolo, Rizal Kristoffer Martin
Antonio Alvar, Jr. Santa Rosa, Laguna Ryan Agoncillo
Khim Amador Santa Maria, Bulacan Dingdong Dantes
Mark Joseph Amor Calamba, Laguna Enrique Gil
Michael Aranas, Jr. Balanga, Bataan Rodjun Cruz
Jericho Ayala Taguig City Robin Padilla
June Carlo Baquiler Marikina City Rayver Cruz
Ajhay Barican Marikina City Edgar Allan Guzman
Ermelou Campillanos Parañaque City Richard Gutierrez
Kenneth Canoy Purok 3 Street Tom Cruise
Luis Castillo Antipolo, Rizal Kenneth Medrano
Domingo Cayetano Oriental Mindoro Rodjun Cruz
Aristeo Colete San Pedro, Laguna Derek Ramsay
Ken Kenneth Cruz San Isidro Street Alden Richards
Tikyo Cruz Cainta, Rizal Christopher Reeve
Art dela Cruz Parañaque City Diether Ocampo
Rency James dela Cruz Quezon City Rocco Nacino
Danilo Diño, Jr. San Lorenzo South Danilo Barrios
Sadam Ebuenga Santa Rosa, Laguna Tom Rodriguez
Radel Ferraer Valenzuela City Rayver Cruz
Jerico Flores Santa Cruz, Laguna Iñigo Pascual
Alvin Formaran Calamba, Laguna Derek Ramsay
McDave Galfo Binangonan, Rizal Ruru Madrid
Nikolai Generalao Valenzuela City Piolo Pascual
Julius Rinz Gillego Binangonan, Rizal Aljur Abrenica
John Earl Grandia Siyete Medya Street Alden Richards
Noldi Ramos Guilaran Muntinlupa City Leonardo DiCaprio
Jhun Hagosojos Calamba, Laguna Mark Herras
Jayson Jayari Taytay, Rizal Abra
Nasar Jayari Cainta, Rizal Miguel Tanfelix
Cesar Lijauco Santa Rosa, Laguna Jak Roberto
Glenn Lopez Cainta, Rizal Jake Cuenca
Renzo Lorenzo Atom Street George Clooney
Ernesto Lubong, Jr. Caloocan City Joseph Marco
Isidro Manligas Muntinlupa City Jericho Rosales
Joshua Mapalad Meycauayan, Bulacan Paul Salas
Wilbert Miranda San Mateo, Rizal Ian Veneracion
Jay-Ar Nogas San Jose, Batangas Jericho Rosales
Christian Opiaza Valenzuela City Sam Milby
Toni Panagu Quezon City Keanu Reeves
Ruzzel Rodriguez Compound 4 Ken Chan
Jun Rubiego Antipolo, Rizal André Paras
Jeremiah Salvador Obando, Bulacan Coco Martin
Kennedy Samson Cainta, Rizal James Reid
Genesis San Pedro Calamba, Laguna Bruno Mars
Mohaimin Alo Saro Marikina City Tom Rodriguez
Paolo Soris Mayon Street Dennis Trillo
Paul Tamble Marilao, Bulacan Rayver Cruz
Jgilbrete Torreno San Pedro, Laguna Paulo Avelino
Ian Kenneth Torres Marikina City Richard Gutierrez
Lynstone Viñegas Ermita, Manila Aljur Abrenica
Emman Vinson Sampaloc Street Jak Roberto


Results

Daily rounds

The daily rounds occurred from 29 July to 29 August 2019. Each episode featured either two or three new contestants who competed against each other in the talent and interview portions. Winners advanced to the grand finals of the competition.

Week of 29 July–2 August

Date Contestant Origin Look-Alike Result
Monday
29 July 2019
Alvin Formaran Calamba, Laguna Derek Ramsay Eliminated
Radel Ferraer Valenzuela City Rayver Cruz Eliminated
McDave Galfo Binangonan, Rizal Ruru Madrid Advanced
Wednesday
31 July 2019
Ajhay Barican Marikina City Edgar Allan Guzman Eliminated
Genesis San Pedro Calamba, Laguna Bruno Mars Advanced
Mohaimin Alo Saro Marikina City Tom Rodriguez Eliminated
Thursday
1 August 2019
Khim Amador Santa Maria, Bulacan Dingdong Dantes Advanced
Paolo Soris Mayon Street Dennis Trillo Eliminated
Emman Vinson Sampaloc Street Jak Roberto Eliminated
Friday
2 August 2019
Kenneth Canoy Purok 3 Street Tom Cruise Eliminated
Renzo Lorenzo Atom Street George Clooney Eliminated
Tikyo Cruz Cainta, Rizal Christopher Reeve Advanced


Week of 5 August–9 August

Date Contestant Origin Look-Alike Result
Monday
5 August 2019
Jhun Hagosojos Calamba, Laguna Mark Herras Eliminated
Wilbert Miranda San Mateo, Rizal Ian Veneracion Advanced
Jhonjon Aguinaldo Cainta, Rizal Miguel Tanfelix Eliminated
Tuesday
6 August 2019
Jay-Ar Nogas San Jose, Batangas Jericho Rosales Advanced
Ken Kenneth Cruz San Isidro Street Alden Richards Eliminated
Lynstone Viñegas Ermita, Manila Aljur Abrenica Eliminated
Wednesday
7 August 2019
Jun Rubiego Antipolo, Rizal André Paras Eliminated
Paul Tamble Marilao, Bulacan Rayver Cruz Advanced
Thursday
8 August 2019
Luis Castillo Antipolo, Rizal Kenneth Medrano Eliminated
Domingo Cayetano Oriental Mindoro Rodjun Cruz Eliminated
Jhonathan Almonia Antipolo, Rizal Kristoffer Martin Advanced
Friday
9 August 2019
Jeremiah Salvador Obando, Bulacan Coco Martin Eliminated
Toni Panagu Quezon City Keanu Reeves Advanced
Jericho Ayala Taguig City Robin Padilla Eliminated


Week of 12 August–16 August

Date Contestant Origin Look-Alike Result
Monday
12 August 2019
John Earl Grandia Siyete Medya Street Alden Richards Eliminated
Jayson Jayari Taytay, Rizal Abra Advanced (tied)
Isidro Manligas Muntinlupa City Jericho Rosales Advanced (tied)
Tuesday
13 August 2019
Jgilbrete Torreno San Pedro, Laguna Paulo Avelino Eliminated
Aristeo Colete San Pedro, Laguna Derek Ramsay Advanced
Wednesday
14 August 2019
Sadam Ebuenga Santa Rosa, Laguna Tom Rodriguez Advanced
Ian Kenneth Torres Marikina City Richard Gutierrez Eliminated
Thursday
15 August 2019
Nikolai Generalao Valenzuela City Piolo Pascual Eliminated
Art dela Cruz Parañaque City Diether Ocampo Advanced
Friday
16 August 2019
June Carlo Baquiler Marikina City Rayver Cruz Advanced
Joshua Ablay Parañaque City Alden Richards Eliminated


Week of 19 August–22 August

Date Contestant Origin Look-Alike Result
Monday
19 August 2019
Cesar Lijauco Santa Rosa, Laguna Jak Roberto Eliminated
Kennedy Samson Cainta, Rizal James Reid Advanced (tied)
Nasar Jayari[Note 1] Cainta, Rizal Miguel Tanfelix Advanced (tied)
Tuesday
20 August 2019
Christian Opiaza Valenzuela City Sam Milby Eliminated
Joshua Mapalad Meycauayan, Bulacan Paul Salas Advanced
Antonio Alvar, Jr. Santa Rosa, Laguna Ryan Agoncillo Eliminated
Wednesday
21 August 2019
Mark Joseph Amor Calamba, Laguna Enrique Gil Advanced
Ruzzel Rodriguez Compound 4 Ken Chan Eliminated
Rency James dela Cruz Quezon City Rocco Nacino Eliminated
Thursday
22 August 2019
Michael Aranas, Jr.[Note 1] Balanga, Bataan Rodjun Cruz Advanced
Danilo Diño, Jr. San Lorenzo South Danilo Barrios Eliminated


Week of 27 August–29 August

Date Contestant Origin Look-Alike Result
Tuesday
27 August 2019
Ernesto Lubong, Jr. Caloocan City Joseph Marco Eliminated
Rico Almiranez Santa Maria, Bulacan Alden Richards Eliminated
Noldi Ramos Guilaran Muntinlupa City Leonardo DiCaprio Advanced
Wednesday
28 August 2019
Glenn Lopez Cainta, Rizal Jake Cuenca Eliminated
Ermelou Campillanos Parañaque City Richard Gutierrez Advanced
Thursday
29 August 2019
Jerico Flores Santa Cruz, Laguna Iñigo Pascual Advanced
Julius Rinz Gillego Binangonan, Rizal Aljur Abrenica Eliminated



Grand finals

The grand finals took place on Saturday, 7 September 2019 in the middle of a paddy field at Brgy. Santol, Balagtas, Bulacan. It was collaboratively hosted by the barangay hosts and the studio hosts.

Grand Finalists
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Jhonathan Almonia
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Khim Amador
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Mark Joseph Amor
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June Carlo Baquiler
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Ermelou Campillanos
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Tikyo Cruz
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Aristeo Colete
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Art dela Cruz
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Sadam Ebuenga
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Jerico Flores
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McDave Galfo
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Noldi Guilaran
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Jayson Jayari
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Isidro Manligas
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Joshua Mapalad
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Wilbert Miranda
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Jay-Ar Nogas
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Toni Panagu
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Kennedy Samson
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Genesis San Pedro
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Paul Tamble


Closed-door screening results (Top 8)

The 21 finalists were immediately narrowed down into Top 8 based on the results of the closed-door screening between several Eat Bulaga! hosts who reviewed videos of the contestants' performances during the daily rounds.

Contestant Origin Celebrity-Look-Alike
Mark Joseph Amor Calamba, Laguna Enrique Gil
June Carlo Baquiler Marikina City Rayver Cruz
Toni Panagu Quezon City Keanu Reeves
McDave Galfo Binangonan, Rizal Ruru Madrid
Noldi Ramos Guilaran Muntinlupa City Leonardo DiCaprio
Jerico Flores Santa Cruz, Laguna Iñigo Pascual
Tikyo Cruz Cainta, Rizal Christopher Reeve
Joshua Mapalad Meycauayan, Bulacan Paul Salas


Final results

The eight remaining contestants then underwent question-and-answer and talent portions. In the end, Joshua Mapalad of Meycauayan, Bulacan was proclaimed as the grand winner of the competition.

Contestant Origin Look-Alike Result
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Joshua Mapalad Meycauayan, Bulacan Paul Salas Grand
winner
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Tikyo Cruz Cainta, Rizal Christopher Reeve First
runner-up
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June Carlo Baquiler Marikina City Rayver Cruz Second
runner-up


Footnotes

  1. 1.0 1.1 Did not compete in future rounds of the competition

References

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