Pa-Macho Men is a talent contest for men who are either chubby or skinny, but are talented and confident. The segment premiered on 4 November 2019 and concluded on 23 November 2019. It is a parody of and a spin-off to the segment Macho Men.
Gilbert "Betong" Oro, dubbed as the "huggable vulcanizer" of Mandaluyong City, was declared as the grand winner of Pa-Macho Men.
Registration and audition
The contest was open to non-muscular men 18 years old and above who are talented and confident about themselves. Auditions were announced prior to the conclusion of Macho Men 2019. They were held at APT Studios.
The daily rounds were held on weekdays and were primarily hosted by Jose Manalo and Wally Bayola. Secondary hosts were also assigned on asking audience members for comments about the contestants' performances as well as pickup lines.
Contestants were dressed in different outfits that matched the theme of their prepared performances. Each day, three contestants showcased their moves and confidence on the dance floor.
After their individual performances, each contestant selected any one of the seven grand finalists of Macho Men whom they wanted to engage in a dance showdown with.
Daily winners took home ₱15,000 and advanced to the weekly finals of the competition.
One wildcard round occurred on Thursday, 21 November 2019. Three contestants who previously lost were given the opportunity to compete in the segment once more in the round. The winner of the wildcard round joined the other daily winners in the third weekly finals to compete for a spot in the grand finals.
The daily winners competed once more against each other, showcasing their dance moves and confidence during their performances. For each week, contestants were narrowed down into either two or three finalists who would advance to the next round of the competition.
A total of 40 individuals made up the panel of judges for the competition. A celebrity judge joined the panel, while the rest of the spots were filled up by audience judges. The first week's celebrity judge was dancer Rochelle Pangilinan, while the second week's judge was comedian Sef Cadayona. Third weekly final's celebrity judge was actor Arthur Solinap.
Weekly winners received ₱20,000 and advanced to the grand finals of the competition.
The grand finals was held on Saturday, 23 November 2019. Jose Manalo and Wally Bayola were the main hosts of the segment.
Eight grand finalists competed against each other for the final time with their level-up performances. Skinny and chubby contestants were paired to face-off against one another in a dance showdown. Only one emerged as the grand winner.
The judges included comedian Pekto and actress Sanya Lopez. Additional 40 members of the studio audience joined the panel of judges to decide the winner of the competition.
Gilbert "Betong" Oro, the "huggable vulcanizer" of Mandaluyong City, was hailed as the grand winner of the competition. He took home ₱50,000 as his cash prize, ₱5,000 worth of gift certificates from Pampanga's Best Bacon.
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.
Daily rounds and weekly finals
The daily rounds and weekly finals were primarily hosted by Jose Manalo and Wally Bayola. Contestants were dressed in different outfits and showcased their moves and confidence during their themed performances. Winners advanced to the next round of the competition.
Week of 4 November–9 November
4 November 2019
|John Francisco "Monroe" Vilaga||Marikina City||heavygatin karpintero||Jonas Marabe||Eliminated|
|Reymark "Mack Mack" Guiban||Quezon City||fluffy panadero||Mon Mendoza||Eliminated|
|Job John "Barney" Lopez||Makati City||cutie fruit shaker||Carlo Pasion||Winner|
5 November 2019
|Gilbert "Betong" Oro||Mandaluyong City||huggable vulcanizer||Pau Magnayon||Winner (tied)|
|Jahan "Hans" Visperas||Antipolo, Rizal||chubby bumbero||CJ Rada||Eliminated|
|JC Adamos||Cainta, Rizal||tsuper bae driver||Czack Buenafe||Winner (tied)|
6 November 2019
|Keith Joshua Billones||Taguig City||electrician heartthrob||Carlo Pasion||Eliminated|
|Jake Singson||Taguig City||delivery bebe boy||Marlon Marcia||Eliminated|
|Michael Angelo Linas||Caloocan City||cutie patootie referee||Jonas Marabe||Winner|
7 November 2019
|Jorge Concordia||Imus, Cavite||hunky cashier||Carlo Pasion||Eliminated|
|Shaun Paupper Pineda||Sta. Ana, Manila||biggie detective||Mon Mendoza||Winner|
|Mike Albert Agoncillo||Pandacan, Manila||pretty boy tubero||Czack Buenafe||Eliminated|
8 November 2019
|Jose Almeria||San Juan City||bebeh kupido||Carlo Pasion||Eliminated|
|Mark Aljohn "Jhong" Agoncillo||Pandacan, Manila||sweetie scientist||CJ Rada||Eliminated|
|Janver Alger||Cabuyao, Laguna||jumbo basketbolero||Allan K*||Winner|
|*Eat Bulaga! host Allan K was comically challenged by the contestant to partake in the dance showdown.|
|Barney Lopez||Betong Oro||JC Adamos||Michael Linas||Shaun Pineda||Janver Alger|
Week of 11 November–16 November
11 November 2019
|Diego Sanchez||Sta. Mesa, Manila||bagger sweet lover||Pau Magnayon||Eliminated|
|Reuben Daniel Tolentino||Antipolo, Rizal||mr. right guard||Czack Buenafe||Winner|
|John Christian Salazar||Antipolo, Rizal||headturner waiter||Carlo Pasion||Eliminated|
12 November 2019
|Erolyn "Erol" Toledo||Quezon City||jowable pilot||Marlon Marcia||Eliminated|
|Clarence "Carlson" Namoro||Marikina City||barbero romantiko||Mon Mendoza||Winner|
|Julius Rey C. Andaya||Pasig City||charming kusinero||CJ Rada||Eliminated|
13 November 2019
|June Zapanta Macasiab||Makati City||bouncy bouncer||Marlon Marcia||Winner|
|Melvin "Bhiboy" Lozano||Valenzuela City||papa bear agent||Mon Mendoza||Eliminated|
|Jelwyn Crism Virr Cervantes||Makati City||lovable konduktor||Jonas Marabe||Eliminated|
14 November 2019
|Kyson "Kys" Nolan Burce||Antipolo, Rizal||photographer next door||Czack Buenafe||Eliminated|
|John Leonard "Leo" Arandid||Antipolo, Rizal||honey gasoline boy||CJ Rada||Winner|
|Francis "Cis" Suaverdez||Pasig City||papabol DJ||Pau Magnayon||Eliminated|
15 November 2019
|Blaire Raphael Salamat||Cainta, Rizal||hubby hardinero||Jonas Marabe||Eliminated|
|Eduardo "Jimboy" Rivera||Navotas City||loverboy zumba instructor||CJ Rada||Winner|
|Eric "Raizen" Gonzales Una||Quezon City||beloved minero||Pau Magnayon||Eliminated|
|Reuben Tolentino||Carlson Namoro||June Macasiab||Leo Arandid||Jimboy Rivera|
Week of 18 November–22 November
18 November 2019
|Michael "Mike" Concepcion||Meycauayan, Bulacan||papabol pintor||Mon Mendoza||Winner|
|Adrian "Ian" Yotina||Antipolo, Rizal||mr. dream gamer boy||CJ Rada||Eliminated|
|Ken Huab Borja||Camarines Sur||hunky bangkero||Carlo Pasion||Eliminated|
19 November 2019
|Michael Simon "Mico" Estrella||Surigao del Sur||boy next doorman||Pau Magnayon||Eliminated|
|Robert Gonzales||SJDM, Bulacan||loviedab lifeguard||Jonas Marabe||Eliminated|
|Renz Jared Bautista||Antipolo, Rizal||handsome soccer boy||Czack Buenafe||Winner|
20 November 2019
|Edsel Mark Lagne||Negros Occidental||surfer cutie||Marlon Marcia||Eliminated|
|Alvin Ronquillo Yakki Telin||Quezon City||magtataho bae||Mon Mendoza||Winner|
|James Burgos||Los Baños, Laguna||boxer gwapito||CJ Rada||Eliminated|
21 November 2019
|Blaire Raphael Salamat||Cainta, Rizal||hubby hardinero||Pau Magnayon||Eliminated|
|Jose Almeria||San Juan City||bebeh kupido||Carlo Pasion||Winner|
|John Christian Salazar||Antipolo, Rizal||headturner waiter||Jonas Marabe||Eliminated|
|Mike Concepcion||Jared Bautista||Alvin Yakki Telin||Jose Almeria|
The grand finals was held on Saturday, 23 November 2019. It was primarily hosted by Jose Manalo and Wally Bayola. The eight grand finalists competed against each other for the final time with their level-up performances. Betong Oro, the "huggable vulcanizer" of Mandaluyong City, was hailed as the grand winner of the competition.
Alvin Yakki Telin
|Gilbert "Betong" Oro||Mandaluyong City||huggable vulcanizer||Grand winner|
List of contestants
A total of 39 contestants competed in Pa-Macho Men. The contestants are listed in alphabetical order based on their last names.
|Full List of Contestants|
|JC Adamos||Cainta, Rizal|
|Mark Aljohn "Jhong" Agoncillo||Pandacan, Manila|
|Mike Albert Agoncillo||Pandacan, Manila|
|Janver Alger||Cabuyao, Laguna|
|Jose Almeria||San Juan City|
|Julius Rey C. Andaya||Pasig City|
|John Leonard "Leo" Arandid||Antipolo, Rizal|
|Renz Jared Bautista||Antipolo, Rizal|
|Keith Joshua A. Billones||Taguig City|
|Ken Huab Borja||Camarines Sur|
|Kyson "Kys" Nolan Burce||Antipolo, Rizal|
|James Burgos||Los Baños, Laguna|
|Jelwyn Crism Virr Cervantes||Makati City|
|Michael "Mike" Concepcion||Meycauayan, Bulacan|
|Jorge Concordia||Imus, Cavite|
|Michael Simon "Mico" Estrella||Surigao del Sur|
|Robert Gonzales||San Jose del Monte, Bulacan|
|Reymark "Mack Mack" Guiban||Quezon City|
|Edsel Mark Lagne||Negros Occidental|
|Michael Angelo Linas||Caloocan City|
|Job John "Barney" Lopez||Makati City|
|Melvin "Bhiboy" Lozano||Valenzuela City|
|June Zapanta Macasiab||Makati City|
|Clarence Carlson Namoro||Marikina City|
|Gilbert "Betong" Oro||Mandaluyong City|
|Shaun Paupper Pineda||Sta. Ana, Manila|
|Eduardo "Jimboy" Rivera||Navotas City|
|Blaire Raphael Salamat||Cainta, Rizal|
|John Christian Salazar||Antipolo, Rizal|
|Diego Sanchez||Sta. Mesa, Manila|
|Jake Singson||Taguig City|
|Francis "Cis" Suaverdez||Pasig City|
|Alvin Ronquillo Yakki Telin||Quezon City|
|Erolyn "Erol" Toledo||Quezon City|
|Reuben Daniel Tolentino||Antipolo, Rizal|
|Eric "Raizen" Gonzales Una||Quezon City|
|John Francisco "Monroe" Vilaga||Marikina City|
|Jahan "Hans" Visperas||Antipolo, Rizal|
|Adrian "Ian" Yotina||Antipolo, Rizal|