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Mr. Pogi 2012 is a segment that premiered on 18 June 2012 and concluded on 15 September 2012. It is the 2012 edition of Eat Bulaga!'s iconic male talent search for the next ultimate heartthrobs who are talented, witty, and good-looking.

Since its inception in 1987, Mr. Pogi has become an important stepping stool for male teens who aspire to enter the Philippine entertainment industry and to follow the successful footsteps of notable Mr. Pogi alumni Jericho Rosales and Edgar Allan Guzman.

John Edric Ulang, the 21-year-old "Jake Vargas" look-alike of Binagonan, Rizal, was proclaimed as the grand winner of the competition.

Bryann Carlo Jaofrancia of Dasmariñas, Cavite and Jaylord Casiño of Cagayan de Oro were tied as first runners-up. Chryst Josef Almazar of Sta. Rosa, Laguna bagged the title of second runner-up, while John Paul Duray of Olongapo City was awarded the third runner-up title.

Overview

Registration and audition

The talent search was open to male teens and young adults who are between 16 and 23 years old. Auditions were held at Broadway Centrum. Alternatively, aspiring contestants may register on the official website of Eat Bulaga! and upload their audition videos. The show contacted those who have met the requirements.

Auditions were also brought to certain provinces that are farther away from Metro Manila in order to give a chance for aspiring contestants from distant communities to join the beauty pageant. Provincial auditions were held in cities like Cebu, Davao, Bacolod, Cagayan de Oro, and Zamboanga. Aspiring contestants who were selected in the provincial auditions immediately advanced in the qualifying rounds of the competition.

Daily rounds

The daily rounds occurred from 18 June to 27 July 2012.

Each daily round featured three new contestants competing against one another. The contestants must first show their talent in the talent portion. In the following interview portion, they were given a scenario in which they must act out with the studio hosts what they would have done when faced with that situation. From time to time, the barangay hosts joined the acting scene via split-screen.

The criteria for judging were as follows:

  • 40% – Nakakakilig na looks
  • 30% – Nakakalokang talent
  • 30% – Pang-artistang diskarte

The winners of the daily rounds received a cash prize of ₱20,000 and advanced to the semifinal rounds of the competition. Eliminated contestants received a consolation prize of ₱5,000.

Wildcard round

The wildcard round was held on Tuesday, 31 July 2012. Three contestants who lost in the daily rounds were given the opportunity to compete in the segment once more. The contestants showed their performance in the talent portion again and then acted out a scene with the hosts in the interview portion.

The wildcard winner, Lloyd Christopher David of Tondo, Manila, received ₱20,000 and joined the other daily winners in the semifinal rounds.

Semifinal rounds

The semifinal rounds occurred from 1 August to 22 August 2012.

Each semifinal round featured three returning contestants competing against one another with their talent, wit, and charm. The contestants must once again provide an excellent performance in the talent portion. In the following interview portion, they were given a scenario in which they must act out with the studio hosts of what they would have done when faced with that situation.

The seventeen winners of the semifinal rounds each received a cash prize of ₱20,000 and advanced to the qualifying rounds.

Qualifying rounds

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Bonz, Frederick, Jaylord, John Edric, and Robert

The qualifying rounds were held from 23 August to 5 September 2012. They were divided into two parts: the regular and the provincial qualifying rounds.

The seventeen semifinal winners were once again narrowed down into seven finalists in the regular qualifying rounds. The qualifying rounds had the same format as previous rounds. The contestants introduced themselves before undergoing talent, interview, and acting portions. The winners of the qualifying rounds each received a cash prize of ₱20,000 and an O+ tablet computer. They also moved on to the prejudging round of the competition.

The provincial qualifying rounds determined the best contestants from Davao City, Zamboanga City, Cagayan de Oro, and Cebu City. The top contestants from the provincial auditions were flown to Manila in order to perform in the Broadway Centrum. The provincial winners joined the other qualifying round winners to move on to the next round of the competition.

Wildcard round

Another wildcard round was held on Thursday, 6 September 2012. Three contestants who lost in the qualifying were given the opportunity to compete in the segment once more. The contestants showed their performance in the talent portion again and then acted out a scene with the hosts in the interview portion.

The wildcard round with contestants Roehl Mendoza, Manuel Pablo Tonido, and Bryann Carlo Jaofrancia ended in a triple tie. All of them completed the roster of grand finalists and advanced to the prejudging round of the competition.

Speed presscon

The "speed presscon" occurred on Tuesday, 11 September 2012. It was a non-bearing round where each of the 16 grand finalists was asked an intriguing question by a special panel as a way for the public to get to know them a little better. The questions may be about the contestant's hobbies, relationship status, preferences in women, and other opinions. Each contestant was given 30 seconds to provide a response. The special panel included showbiz correspondent Aubrey Carampel, Abante showbiz editor Dondon Sermino, Barangay LS 97.1 news anchor Papa Jepoy, and Eat Bulaga! host Isabelle Daza.

Prejudging rounds

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The 16 prejudging finalists

The two-day prejudging rounds occurred from 13 September to 14 September 2012. From the 16 finalists, the prejudging round determined the Top 9 contestants that would advance to the grand finals of the competition. The finalists were divided into two separate batches: the first eight finalists competed on the first day, while the remaining eight performed the next day.

The prejudging round was similarly formatted with talent and acting portions. The contestants may either provide the same exact talent or have a different performance for their act in the talent portion. Their wit were then tested in the acting portion. In the acting portion, contestants were paired with one another to perform in the same acting scene. The pairs were told to work together, but at the same time, stand out from each other performance-wise.

The panel of judges included Eat Bulaga! host Isabelle Daza, Mr. Pogi 2006 winner Edgar Allan Guzman, and talk show host Ricky Lo. The criteria of judging were as follows:

  • 70% – Nakakakilig na looks
  • 15% – Nakakalokang talent
  • 15% – Pang-artistang diskarte

No decision was immediately announced at the end of the rounds. Announcement of the Top 9 was made on Saturday during the grand finals.

Grand finals

The grand finals of Mr. Pogi 2012 was held on Saturday, 15 September 2012. It was hosted by Ryan Agoncillo and Julia Clarete.

The judges included columnist Raymond Gutierrez, talent manager Alfie Lorenzo, actress Marian Rivera, singer Regine Velasquez, actor Aga Muhlach, and Mr. Pogi 1996 Jericho Rosales.

For the final time, the sixteen contestants took their introductory walk during the opening presentation of the pageant.

Announcement of prejudging round results (Top 9)

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Mr. Pogi 2012 Top 9 grand finalists

After their introductory walk, the sixteen finalists were immediately narrowed down into the Top 9 based on the results of the prejudging round that occurred days before. The Top 9 finalists were Kelvin Engles, John Paul Duray, John Edric Ulang, Franz Akeem Aldover, Chryst Josef R. Almazar, Jaylord Casiño, Rommel Galido, Bryann Carlo L. Jaofrancia, and Bonz Andre Militar.

A special Best Mr. Pogi Profile Picture award was given to any of the sixteen grand finalists prior to the Top 9 announcement. Rommel Galido of Iloilo City bagged the special award after accumulating the most number of likes on his Eat Bulaga! Facebook photo.

Final results

For the last time, the Top 9 finalists underwent a talent portion and an acting portion. The contestants may either provide the same exact talent or have a different performance for the talent portion. Their wit were then tested in the acting portion where they acted out a sing-and-dance scene with the Eat Bulaga! hosts and UP Repertory Company.

John Edric Ulang, the 21-year-old "Jake Vargas" look-alike of Binangonan, Rizal, was hailed as the grand winner of Mr. Pogi 2012, taking home a cash prize of ₱200,000 and other gifts from the show's sponsors.

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Grand winner John Edric Ulang

Bryann Carlo Jaofrancia of Dasmariñas, Cavite and Jaylord Casiño of Cagayan de Oro were tied as first runners-up, taking home ₱100,000 and other prizes. Chryst Josef Almazar of Sta. Rosa, Laguna bagged the title of second runner-up and took home ₱50,000. Meanwhile, John Paul Duray of Olongapo City was awarded the third runner-up title, receiving ₱30,000.

The Texters' Choice special award was given to Franz Akeem Aldover of Valenzuela City. He took home to ₱20,000. The Mr. Pogi Talent was awarded to Bryann Carlo L. Jaofrancia of Dasmarinas, Cavite, also receiving ₱20,000 as cash prize.

Hosts

Below is a list of hosts who have handled the segment at some point in its run. This includes main, co-, substitute, and one-time presenters. Also included are the Dabarkads hosts who were part of the acting scenes.

  • Pauleen Luna
  • Allan K
  • Keempee de Leon
  • Michael V
  • Jose Manalo
  • Pia Guanio

  • Ryan Agoncillo
  • Ruby Rodriguez
  • Anjo Yllana
  • Ryzza Mae Dizon
  • Wally Bayola

  • Julia Clarete
  • Solenn Heussaff
  • Isabelle Daza
  • Jimmy Santos
  • Paolo Ballesteros


Results

Daily rounds

The daily rounds were held from 18 June to 27 July 2012. Each daily round featured three new contestants who must compete against one another. The winners of the daily rounds received a cash prize and advanced to the semifinal rounds of the competition.

Week of 18 June–22 June

Date Contestant Age Origin Celebrity Look-Alike Result
Monday
18 June 2012
Xavier Christopher Valbuena 19 San Pablo, Laguna Enzo Pineda Eliminated
Jay-Jay Duruin 19 Pasay City Akihiro Sato Winner
Vien Alen King 19 Tiaong, Quezon David Archuleta Eliminated
Tuesday
19 June 2012
Kim Lawrenz Ordoño 19 Malabon City MJ Magno Eliminated
Jonald Dimarucut 19 Mexico, Pampanga Jake Vargas Winner
Mark Louis Baracael 20 Pagbilao, Quezon Aaron Villaflor Eliminated
Wednesday
20 June 2012
Joemarie Anthony Nielsen 17 Tarlac City, Tarlac Mario Maurer Winner
Basil Jose Porquez 19 Pasig City Alden Richards Eliminated
Abraham Puno 21 Caloocan City Aljur Abrenica Eliminated
Thursday
21 June 2012
Von Jamil De Ocampo 19 Sta. Rosa, Laguna Dennis Trillo Winner
Ronil Maro Jazmines 19 Las Piñas City Enchong Dee Eliminated
Andrew Williams Murphy 21 Makati City Ben Affleck Eliminated
Friday
22 June 2012
Nicolo Munda 21 Davao City Aljur Abrenica Eliminated
Nico Angelo Regulto 18 Pasay City Derrick Monasterio Eliminated
Jayson Melendres 20 Taguig City Rocco Nacino Winner



Week of 25 June–29 June

Date Contestant Age Origin Celebrity Look-Alike Result
Monday
25 June 2012
John Christopher Hernandez 17 Pandacan, Manila Enzo Pineda Eliminated
Brent Garcia 17 Pasig City Mike Tan Winner
Mark William Yap 19 Sampaloc, Manila Dion Ignacio Eliminated
Tuesday
26 June 2012
Ezra Emmanuel Ballonado 17 Bacoor, Cavite Zac Efron Winner
Michael Delos Reyes 21 Quezon City Johnny Depp Eliminated
Alfred John Martinez 19 Antipolo City Rain Eliminated
Wednesday
27 June 2012
John Mark Perez 21 Quezon City Jerry Yan Eliminated
Chryst Josef R. Almazar 19 Sta. Rosa, Laguna Tom Welling Winner
Patrick A. Opulencia 20 Bacoor, Cavite Kim Hyun-joong Eliminated
Thursday
28 June 2012
Russell R. Rivera 19 Dasmariñas, Cavite Chris Tiu Eliminated
Kevin Medina 20 Tondo, Manila Mark Anthony Fernandez Eliminated
Bryann Carlo L. Jaofrancia 17 Dasmariñas, Cavite Geoff Eigenmann Winner
Friday
29 June 2012
Howell Jan Almarines 16 Apalit, Pampanga Joshua Dionisio Eliminated
Nathaniel Joseph Blas 20 Makati City Brandon Routh Winner
Eduard Matro 20 Imus, Cavite Brodie Cruz Eliminated



Week of 2 July–6 July

Date Contestant Age Origin Celebrity Look-Alike Result
Monday
2 July 2012
Russelle Ronquello 17 Bacoor, Cavite Mark Herras Eliminated
Joseph Nachor 22 Tanay, Rizal Coco Martin Winner
Andrew Gan 22 Quezon City Paulo Avelino Eliminated
Tuesday
3 July 2012
John Callueng 23 Quezon City Piolo Pascual Winner (tied)
Mohammad Imad El-Yousef 22 Paco, Manila Ian Somerhalder Winner (tied)
Kevyn Crisostomo 20 Taytay, Rizal Rocco Nacino Winner (tied)
Wednesday
4 July 2012
Marvin Maralit 20 Marikina City Akihiro Sato Winner (tied)
Kenneth Sta. Ana 20 Pateros Dennis Trillo Winner (tied)
John Christopher Sy 21 Quezon City Dingdong Dantes Winner (tied)
Thursday
5 July 2012
Daniel Rey Sindo 19 Tacloban City Aljur Abrenica Winner (tied)
Roehl Mendoza 22 Caloocan City Jake Vargas Winner (tied)
Marco Carlo Calibara 23 Plaridel, Bulacan Jake Cuenca Eliminated
Friday
6 July 2012
Akiko Shibusawa 17 Pandacan, Manila Vanness Wu Eliminated
Robert Jbeili 17 Pangil, Laguna Joe Jonas Winner
Michael Allan Fortes 20 Olongapo City Phil Younghusband Eliminated



Week of 9 July–13 July

Date Contestant Age Origin Celebrity Look-Alike Result
Monday
9 July 2012
John Harvey Almazan 18 Imus, Cavite Kim Bum Winner (tied)
Mark Kenneth Vinzon 21 Makati City Carl Guevarra Winner (tied)
Carl Jackson De Pedro 17 Mandaluyong City Jericho Rosales Winner (tied)
Tuesday
10 July 2012
Kelvin Engles 20 Sta. Ana, Manila Adam Levine Winner (tied)
Thomas Justin Bandong 19 Dasmariñas, Cavite Enchong Dee Eliminated
Johncy Gillan Santiago 22 Taytay, Rizal Mario Maurer Winner (tied)
Wednesday
11 July 2012
Lloyd Christopher David 19 Tondo, Manila Elmo Magalona Eliminated
Alex Bordeos 20 Marikina City Alden Richards Eliminated
Brendon Mercado* 20 California, United States Taylor Lautner Winner
Thursday
12 July 2012
Oscar Sanchez, Jr. 20 Calapan, Oriental Mindoro Zanjoe Marudo Eliminated
John Paul Duray 23 Olongapo City Derek Ramsay Winner
Agapito Carlos, Jr. 20 Candaba, Pampanga Jake Vargas Eliminated
Friday
13 July 2012
John Mark Salvador 22 Quezon City Piolo Pascual Eliminated
Mark Abueg 22 Rosario, Cavite Dennis Trillo Winner
Mark Aldrain Fresco 21 Mandaluyong City Dion Ignacio Eliminated
*did not compete in future rounds



Week of 16 July–20 July

Date Contestant Age Origin Celebrity Look-Alike Result
Monday
16 July 2012
John Denmark Tomelden 20 Alaminos, Pangasinan Dingdong Dantes Eliminated
Neil Dominique Soliman 21 Capas, Tarlac Richard Gutierrez Winner
Ernest Patrick Leonidas 22 Quezon City Enchong Dee Eliminated
Tuesday
17 July 2012
Justine Benedict Villanueva 21 Metro Manila Lee Min-ho Eliminated
Micko Dadula 19 Tondo, Manila Daniel Matsunaga Eliminated
Raphael Philip Durmiendo 16 Caloocan City Xian Lim Winner
Wednesday
18 July 2012
Alvin Joseph Alba 20 Quezon City Aljur Abrenica Winner
Romy Robielos II 19 Pasig City Rocco Nacino Eliminated
Err Kevin Ilagan 21 San Pascual, Batangas Chris Tiu Eliminated
Thursday
19 July 2012
Von Mocupa 19 Quezon City Carl Guevarra Eliminated
Daren Dale Angeles 20 Dasmariñas, Cavite Zanjoe Marudo Eliminated
Franz Akeem Aldover 21 Valenzuela City Dingdong Dantes Winner
Friday
20 July 2012
Jeric Gines 23 Pasay City Brandon Routh Winner
Jiad Joseph Arroyo 19 Las Piñas City Alex Pettyfer Eliminated
Jan Patrick Aguirre 20 Cainta, Rizal Rain Eliminated



Week of 23 July–27 July

Date Contestant Age Origin Celebrity Look-Alike Result
Monday
23 July 2012
John Edric Ulang 21 Binangonan, Rizal Jake Vargas Winner
Marc Joseph Wong 18 Marikina City Robert Pattinson Eliminated
John Patrick Palmario 21 Bocaue, Bulacan Zanjoe Marudo Eliminated
Tuesday
24 July 2012
Joe Mar Picache 19 Olongapo City Derrick Monasterio Winner
Bernard Sambajon, Jr. 17 Valenzuela City Justin Bieber Eliminated
Constantino Ramirez, Jr. 19 San Mateo, Rizal Fabio Ide Eliminated
Wednesday
25 July 2012
Cheferdson Laceda 21 Aparri, Cagayan Jake Cuenca Eliminated
Rommel Galido 20 Iloilo City Richard Gutierrez Winner (tied)
Karl Rey Bona 21 Sta. Mesa, Manila Chris Evans Winner (tied)
Thursday
26 July 2012
Themothy Schnieder 18 Angeles, Pampanga Taylor Lautner Eliminated
Taipan Venancio Paule 23 Lubao, Pampanga Jolo Revilla Winner
Justine Ray Labandelo 17 Olongapo City Adam Levine Eliminated
Friday
27 July 2012
John Lester Dialola 18 Lucena City Mark Herras Eliminated
Jeric John Quijano 18 Pitogo, Quezon Kristoffer Martin Eliminated
John Adam C. Rallos, Jr. 18 Lucena City Justin Timberlake Winner



Wildcard round

The wildcard round occurred on Tuesday, 31 July 2012. Three contestants who lost in the daily rounds were given the opportunity to compete in the segment once more. The wildcard winner joined the other daily winners in the semifinal rounds.

Date Contestant Age Origin Celebrity Look-Alike Result
Tuesday
31 July 2012
Thomas Justin Bandong 19 Dasmariñas, Cavite Enchong Dee Eliminated
Constantino Ramirez, Jr. 19 San Mateo, Rizal Fabio Ide Eliminated
Lloyd Christopher David 19 Tondo, Manila Elmo Magalona Winner



Semifinal rounds

The semifinal rounds occurred from 1 August to 22 August 2019. Each semifinal round featured three returning contestants competing against one another with their talent, wit, and acting skills. Seventeen semifinalists emerged victorious, receiving a cash prize and advancing to the qualifying rounds.

Week of 1 August–2 August

Date Contestant Age Origin Celebrity Look-Alike Result
Wednesday
1 August 2012
Alvin Joseph Alba 20 Quezon City Aljur Abrenica Eliminated
Nathaniel Joseph Blas 20 Makati City Brandon Routh Eliminated
Von Jamil De Ocampo 19 Sta. Rosa, Laguna Dennis Trillo Winner
Thursday
2 August 2012
Bryann Carlo L. Jaofrancia 17 Dasmariñas, Cavite Geoff Eigenmann Winner (tied)
Jayson Melendres 20 Taguig City Rocco Nacino Eliminated
Neil Dominique Soliman 21 Capas, Tarlac Richard Gutierrez Winner (tied)



Week of 6 August–10 August

Date Contestant Age Origin Celebrity Look-Alike Result
Monday
6 August 2012
Jonald Dimarucut 19 Mexico, Pampanga Jake Vargas Winner (tied)
Jay-Jay Duruin 19 Pasay City Akihiro Sato Eliminated
Chryst Josef R. Almazar 19 Sta. Rosa, Laguna Tom Welling Winner (tied)
Thursday
9 August 2012
Marvin Maralit 20 Marikina City Akihiro Sato Eliminated
Mark Kenneth Vinzon 21 Makati City Carl Guevarra Eliminated
John Christopher Sy 21 Quezon City Dingdong Dantes Winner
Friday
10 August 2012
Johncy Gillan Santiago 22 Taytay, Rizal Mario Maurer Eliminated
John Paul Duray 23 Olongapo City Derek Ramsay Winner
Brent Garcia 18 Pasig City Mike Tan Eliminated



Week of 13 August–17 August

Date Contestant Age Origin Celebrity Look-Alike Result
Monday
13 August 2012
Raphael Philip Durmiendo 16 Caloocan City Xian Lim Eliminated
John Harvey Almazan 18 Imus, Cavite Kim Bum Eliminated
Kelvin Engles 20 Sta. Ana, Manila Adam Levine Winner
Tuesday
14 August 2012
Jeric Gines 23 Pasay City Brandon Routh Winner
Daniel Rey Sindo 19 Tacloban City Aljur Abrenica Eliminated
John Callueng 23 Quezon City Piolo Pascual Eliminated
Wednesday
15 August 2012
Roehl Mendoza 22 Caloocan City Jake Vargas Winner (tied)
Rommel Galido 20 Iloilo City Richard Gutierrez Winner (tied)
Joe Mar Picache 19 Olongapo City Derrick Monasterio Eliminated
Thursday
16 August 2012
Kevyn Crisostomo 20 Taytay, Rizal Rocco Nacino Eliminated
Karl Rey Bona 21 Sta. Mesa, Manila Chris Evans Eliminated
Joseph Nachor 22 Tanay, Rizal Coco Martin Winner
Friday
17 August 2012
John Edric Ulang 21 Binangonan, Rizal Jake Vargas Winner
Kenneth Sta. Ana 20 Pateros Dennis Trillo Eliminated
Ezra Emmanuel Ballonado 17 Bacoor, Cavite Zac Efron Eliminated



Week of 20 August–22 August

Date Contestant Age Origin Celebrity Look-Alike Result
Monday
20 August 2012
Franz Akeem Aldover 21 Valenzuela City Dingdong Dantes Winner
Mohammad Imad El-Yousef 23 Paco, Manila Ian Somerhalder Eliminated
Taipan Venancio Paule 23 Lubao, Pampanga Jolo Revilla Eliminated
Tuesday
21 August 2012
Mark Abueg 22 Rosario, Cavite Dennis Trillo Eliminated
Lloyd Christopher David 19 Tondo, Manila Elmo Magalona Winner
Carl Jackson De Pedro 17 Mandaluyong City Jericho Rosales Eliminated
Wednesday
22 August 2012
Robert Jbeili 17 Pangil, Laguna Joe Jonas Winner (tied)
Joemarie Anthony Nielsen 17 Tarlac City, Tarlac Mario Maurer Winner (tied)
John Adam C. Rallos, Jr. 18 Lucena City Justin Timberlake Eliminated



Qualifying rounds

The qualifying rounds were held from 23 August to 5 September 2012. They were divided into two parts: the regular and the provincial qualifying rounds.

The seventeen semifinal winners were once again narrowed down into seven finalists in the regular qualifying rounds. The winners of the qualifying rounds each received a cash prize and moved on to the prejudging round of the competition.

The provincial qualifying rounds determined the best contestants from Davao City, Zamboanga City, Cagayan de Oro, and Cebu City. The top contestants from the provincial auditions were flown to Manila in order to perform at the Broadway Centrum. The provincial winners joined the other qualifying round winners to move on to the next round of the competition.

Regular qualifying rounds

Date Contestant Age Origin Celebrity Look-Alike Result
Thursday
23 August 2012
Neil Dominique Soliman 21 Capas, Tarlac Richard Gutierrez Eliminated
Von Jamil De Ocampo 19 Sta. Rosa, Laguna Dennis Trillo Eliminated
Chryst Josef R. Almazar 19 Sta. Rosa, Laguna Tom Welling Winner
Friday
24 August 2012
Jonald Dimarucut 19 Mexico, Pampanga Jake Vargas Eliminated
John Christopher Sy 21 Quezon City Dingdong Dantes Eliminated
Kelvin Engles 20 Sta. Ana, Manila Adam Levine Winner
Monday
27 August 2012
Lloyd Christopher David 19 Tondo, Manila Elmo Magalona Eliminated
Joemarie Anthony Nielsen 17 Tarlac City, Tarlac Mario Maurer Eliminated
Robert Jbeili 17 Pangil, Laguna Joe Jonas Winner
Tuesday
28 August 2012
John Edric Ulang 21 Binangonan, Rizal Jake Vargas Winner (tied)
Joseph Nachor 22 Tanay, Rizal Coco Martin Eliminated
Bryann Carlo L. Jaofrancia 17 Dasmariñas, Cavite JC Tiuseco Eliminated
Franz Akeem Aldover 21 Valenzuela City Dingdong Dantes Winner (tied)
Wednesday
29 August 2012
Rommel Galido 20 Iloilo City Richard Gutierrez Winner (tied)
Jeric Gines 23 Pasay City Brandon Routh Eliminated
John Paul Duray 23 Olongapo City Derek Ramsay Winner (tied)
Roehl Mendoza 22 Caloocan City Jake Vargas Eliminated



Provincial qualifying rounds

Date Contestant Age Origin Celebrity Look-Alike Result
Thursday
30 August 2012
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Mc Jonel Abrenica 18 Cebu City Logan Lerman Winner
Mark Anthony Guerra 21 Cebu City Xian Lim Eliminated
Jan Rythm Mateo 22 Lapu-Lapu City Chris Tiu Eliminated
Friday
31 August 2012
CEBU
Junichi Yabushita 17 Lapu-Lapu City Derrick Monasterio Eliminated
Justin Merck De Jesus 17 Talisay, Cebu Fabio Ide Winner
Michael Ray Tirado 16 Mandaue, Cebu Taylor Lautner Eliminated
Monday
3 September 2012
DAVAO
Bonz Andre Militar 20 Davao City Robert Pattinson Winner
Jan Wilson Empis 16 Davao City Aljur Abrenica Eliminated
Genesis Vergara 21 Davao City Alden Richards Eliminated
Tuesday
4 September 2012
CAGAYAN DE ORO
Jaylord Casiño 21 Cagayan de Oro Paulo Avelino Winner
Vic Angelo Flores 22 Cagayan de Oro Piolo Pascual Eliminated
Manuel Pablo Tonido 22 Cagayan de Oro Ryan Agoncillo Eliminated
Wednesday
5 September 2012
ZAMBOANGA
Marcus Paolo Reyes 17 Zamboanga City Derrick Monasterio Winner (tied)
Arnzelle Paul Quibete 18 Zamboanga City Mario Maurer Eliminated
Frederick Lim II 18 Zamboanga City Daniel Padilla Winner (tied)



Wildcard round

Another wildcard round was held on Thursday, 6 September 2012. Three contestants who lost in the qualifying were given the opportunity to compete in the segment once more. The wildcard round ended in a triple tie. All of them completed the roster of grand finalists and advanced to the prejudging round of the competition.

Date Contestant Age Origin Celebrity Look-Alike Result
Thursday
6 September 2012
Roehl Mendoza 22 Caloocan City Jake Vargas Winner (tied)
Manuel Pablo Tonido 22 Cagayan de Oro Ryan Agoncillo Winner (tied)
Bryann Carlo L. Jaofrancia 17 Dasmariñas, Cavite JC Tiuseco Winner (tied)



Prejudging rounds

The prejudging rounds was held from 13 September to 14 September 2012. From the 16 finalists, the prejudging round determined the Top 9 contestants that would advance to the grand finals of the competition. The finalists were divided into two separate batches: the first eight finalists competed on the first day, while the remaining eight performed the next day. Announcement of the Top 9 was made the next day during the grand finals.

Grand Finalists
Batch 1 of Prejudging Round
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Chryst Josef R. Almazar
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Kelvin Engles
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Robert Jbeili
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John Edric Ulang
FranzAkeemAldover
Franz Akeem Aldover
JohnPaulDuray
John Paul Duray
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Roehl Mendoza
BryannCarloJaofrancia
Bryann Carlo L. Jaofrancia
Batch 2 of Prejudging Round
RommelGalido
Rommel Galido
JonelAbrenica
Mc Jonel Abrenica
JustinMerckDeJesus
Justin Merck De Jesus
BonzAndreMilitar
Bonz Andre Militar
JaylordCasino
Jaylord Casiño
ManuelTonido
Manuel Pablo Tonido
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Marcus Paolo Reyes
FrederickLimII
Frederick Lim II



Grand finals

The grand finals was broadcast live on Saturday, 15 September 2012 at the Broadway Centrum. It was hosted by Ryan Agoncillo and Julia Clarete.

Prejudging round results (Top 9)

The sixteen finalists were immediately narrowed down into the Top 9 based on the results of the prejudging round. The nine remaining finalists then competed for the last time in the final talent and acting portions.

Top 9 Finalists
Contestant Age Origin Celebrity Look-Alike
Kelvin Engles 21 Sta. Ana, Manila Adam Levine
John Paul Duray 23 Olongapo City Derek Ramsay
John Edric Ulang 21 Binangonan, Rizal Jake Vargas
Franz Akeem Aldover 21 Valenzuela City Dingdong Dantes
Chryst Josef R. Almazar 19 Sta. Rosa, Laguna Tom Welling
Jaylord Casiño 21 Cagayan de Oro Paulo Avelino
Rommel Galido 20 Iloilo City Richard Gutierrez
Bryann Carlo L. Jaofrancia 17 Dasmariñas, Cavite JC Tiuseco
Bonz Andre Militar 20 Davao City Robert Pattinson



Final results

Contestant Age Origin Celebrity Look-Alike Result
402798 438172752896929 1308944479 n (1) John Edric Ulang 21 Binangonan, Rizal Jake Vargas Grand winner
320105 438177152896489 1870814393 n Bryann Carlo L. Jaofrancia 17 Dasmariñas, Cavite Geoff Eigenmann First runners-up
408225 438096966237841 294019245 n Jaylord Casiño 21 Cagayan de Oro Paulo Avelino
380979 438096459571225 613679568 n Chryst Josef R. Almazar 19 Sta. Rosa, Laguna Tom Welling Second runner-up
John Paul Duray John Paul Duray 23 Olongapo City Derek Ramsay Third runner-up
  Special Awards
Award Contestant Age Origin Celebrity Look-Alike
Texters' Choice Franz Akeem Aldover 21 Valenzuela City Dingdong Dantes
Mr. Pogi Talent Bryann Carlo L. Jaofrancia 17 Dasmariñas, Cavite JC Tiuseco
Best Mr. Pogi Profile Picture Rommel Galido 20 Iloilo City Richard Gutierrez

List of contestants

A total of 105 contestants competed in the 2012 edition of Mr. Pogi. The contestants are listed in alphabetical order based on their last names. Also listed are the ages of the contestants during their first appearance in the competition.

Full List of Contestants
Contestant Age Origin Celebrity Look-Alike
Mc Jonel Abrenica 18 Cebu City Logan Lerman
Mark Abueg 22 Rosario, Cavite Dennis Trillo
Jan Patrick Aguirre 20 Cainta, Rizal Rain
Alvin Joseph Alba 20 Quezon City Aljur Abrenica
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