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You're My Foreignoy 2014 is the first-ever edition of Eat Bulaga!'s iconic pageant for pure foreign men who are 100% Filipino at heart. The segment premiered on 27 January 2014 and concluded on 22 February 2014.

Contestants must show their Filipino-inspired talent, say hard-to-pronounce Filipino words and proverbs correctly, and delight the viewers with their charm and wit.

Guilherme "Gui" Adorno of Portugal was hailed as the first-ever winner of the competition. The first runner-up was James Sumner of England, while the second runner-up was Diego Furoni of Italy.

One notable contestant is Richard Hwan who won the Dabarkads Choice award. After You're My Foreignoy, he went on to become a housemate in ABS-CBN's reality show Pinoy Big Brother: 737. Many contestants are also notable for their modeling gigs, such as Christian Arno Williams of England who has appeared in campaigns for Hollister and Abercrombie & Fitch.

You're My Foreignoy was immediately followed by its counterpart for pure foreign women with a Filipino heart titled You're My Foreignay. A second edition of the segment also premiered in 2015 titled You're My Foreignoy: Artistahin Talaga! because it added an acting challenge for the contestants.


Overview

Contestant selection

The contest was open to pure male foreigners who are Filipino at heart. Contestants must know decent information about the Philippines and be able to pronounce words and phrases well enough. A Filipino-inspired performance in the talent portion was necessary.

Daily rounds

Each daily round featured two new contestants who must compete against one another. The contestants first showed their Filipino-inspired performance in the talent portion. They must then properly pronounce a challenging Filipino word. They were then asked to properly say a longer Filipino proverb (kasabihan).

The criteria of judging were as follows:

  • 30% – Personality
  • 50% – Talent
  • 20% – Wit and charm

The winners of the daily rounds received ₱20,000 and advanced to the weekly finals of the competition.  

Weekly finals

The weekly finals occurred on Saturdays after the daily rounds.
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Original pilot title card

The daily winners competed against each other in the weekly finals. The contestants first showed their Filipino-inspired performance in the talent portion. They were then asked to properly pronounce a challenging Filipino word and finally say a longer Filipino proverb (kasabihan).

The weekly winners received ₱100,000 and advanced to the grand finals of the competition. Each weekly winner became the representative of one of the island groups of the Philippines—Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao—in the grand finals.

A special Dabarkads Choice award was also given out each week based on the number of likes on the contestants' photos on the official Facebook page of Eat Bulaga!.

Wildcard rounds (Manlalaban)

The week-long wildcard rounds was held from 17 February to 21 February 2014. Some of the contestants who lost in previous rounds were given the opportunity to compete in the segment once more. The contestants showed their Filipino-inspired performance in the talent portion again. They were then asked to properly pronounce a challenging Filipino word and finally say a longer Filipino proverb. The wildcard round contestants were called "manlalaban".

The five wildcard winners immediately advanced to the grand finals of the competition, joining the three representatives of Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.

Grand finals

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Eight foreignoy grand finalists

The grand finals was held on Saturday, 22 February 2014. The Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao representatives as well as the five "manlalaban" made up the eight grand finalists of the final round of the competition. For the final time, the contestants showed their Filipino-inspired performance in the talent portion. They were then asked to properly pronounce a challenging Filipino word and finally say a longer Filipino proverb.

The panel of judges included executive NCCA executive council member Lordinio Vergara, beauty queen Ruffa Gutierrez, broadcast journalist Jessica Soho, Miss Universe 1969 winner Gloria Diaz, and Eat Bulaga! host Joey de Leon. The criteria of judging were as follows:

  • 30% – Personality
  • 50% – Talent
  • 20% – Wit and charm

Twenty-seven-year-old Guilherme "Gui" Adorno of Portugal was declared as the first-ever winner of the competition, receiving ₱200,000 as his prize. Gui won because of his consistent performance and his sophisticated image that was boosted by giving a cover version of the Eraserheads' "Ang Huling El Bimbo" with matching guitar rendition.

The first runner-up was James Sumner of England who won ₱75,000, while the second runner-up was Diego Furoni of Italy who won ₱50,000.

Richard Hwan was given a special Dabarkads Choice Award for receiving the most likes on Facebook, while James Sumner also received the Best in Talent Award for his vocal rendition of "Lord, Patawad."

Results

Daily rounds and weekly finals

Each daily round featured two new contestants who must compete against one another. The winners of the daily rounds advanced to the weekly finals of the competition. The weekly finals occurred on Saturdays after the daily rounds. Winners advanced to the grand finals of the competition. Each weekly winner became the representative of one of the island groups of the Philippines—Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao—in the grand finals.

Week of 27 January–1 February (Luzon)

Daily Rounds
Date Contestant Origin Result
Monday
27 January 2014
Nathan Leon Biggs England Winner
Natan Squersato Italy Eliminated
Tuesday
28 January 2014
Charles Gahreh Iran Eliminated
Guilherme "Gui" Adorno Portugal Winner
Wednesday
29 January 2014
Dima Sydorchuk Ukraine Eliminated
Diego Furoni Italy Winner
Thursday
30 January 2014
Eduardo Fagundes Brazil Winner
Petar Sajko Croatia Eliminated
Friday
31 January 2014
Jakob Norbert Hendrix United States Eliminated
Antoine Paul Guyon France Winner
Weekly Finals
Date Contestant Origin Result
Saturday
1 February 2014
Nathan Leon Biggs England Eliminated
Guilherme "Gui" Adorno Portugal Eliminated
Diego Furoni Italy Winner
Eduardo Fagundes Brazil Eliminated
Antoine Paul Guyon France Eliminated
Special Award
Awards Contestant Origin
Dabarkads Choice Antoine Paul Guyon France



Week of 3 February–8 February (Visayas)

Daily Rounds
Date Contestant Origin Result
Monday
3 February 2014
Gary Lee Webb United States Eliminated
Christian Arno Williams England Winner
Tuesday
4 February 2014
Richard Hwan Hong Kong Winner
Karan Singhdole India Eliminated
Wednesday
5 February 2014
Sho Suzuki Japan Winner
Soroush Jamhiri Iran Eliminated
Thursday
6 February 2014
Josh Lee Knight United States Winner (tied)
Christopher Walsh England Winner (tied)
Friday
7 February 2014
Frederik Hansen Denmark Eliminated
Arlen Gaspar Brazil Winner
Weekly Finals
Date Contestant Origin Result
Saturday
8 February 2014
Christian Arno Williams England Winner
Richard Hwan Hong Kong Eliminated
Sho Suzuki Japan Eliminated
Josh Lee Knight United States Eliminated
Christopher Walsh England Eliminated
Arlen Gaspar Brazil Eliminated
Special Award
Awards Contestant Origin
Dabarkads Choice Richard Hwan Hong Kong



Week of 10 February–15 February (Mindanao)

Daily Rounds
Date Contestant Origin Result
Monday
10 February 2014
Seung Young Go South Korea Winner
Jason Amiri Iran Eliminated
Tuesday
11 February 2014
Martin Tvedesøe* Denmark Winner
Ismail Said Malaysia Eliminated
Wednesday
12 February 2014
James Sumner England Winner (tied)
Jeppe Greve Sweden Winner (tied)
Thursday
13 February 2014
Kasra Noorani Iran Eliminated
Alizera Beithardan Lebanon Winner
Friday
14 February 2014
Enrique Nor Turkey Eliminated
Reza Kianifar Armenia Winner
*did not compete in the weekly finals
Weekly Finals
Date Contestant Origin Result
Saturday
15 February 2014
Seung Young Go South Korea Eliminated
James Sumner England Eliminated
Jeppe Greve Sweden Eliminated
Alizera Beithardan Lebanon Eliminated
Reza Kianifar Armenia Winner
Special Award
Awards Contestant Origin
Dabarkads Choice James Sumner England



Wildcard rounds (Manlalaban)

The week-long wildcard rounds were held from 17 February to 21 February 2014. Some of the contestants who lost in previous rounds were given the opportunity to compete in the segment once more. The wildcard round contestants were called "manlalaban". The five winners immediately advanced to the grand finals of the competition, joining the three representatives of Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.

Wildcard Rounds
Date Contestant Origin Result
Monday
17 February 2014
Dima Sydorchuk Ukraine Eliminated
Eduardo Fagundes Iran Winner
Tuesday
18 February 2014
Guilherme "Gui" Adorno Portugal Winner
Karan Singhdole India Eliminated
Wednesday
19 February 2014
Alizera Beithardan Lebanon Eliminated
Petar Sajko Croatia Winner
Thursday
20 February 2014
Arlen Gaspar Brazil Eliminated
Richard Hwan Hong Kong Winner
Friday
21 February 2014
James Sumner England Winner
Antoine Paul Guyon France Eliminated



Grand finals

The grand finals was held on Saturday, 22 February 2014. The Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao representatives as well as the five "manlalaban" made up the eight grand finalists of the final round of the competition. Guilherme "Gui" Adorno of Portugal was declared as the winner.

Grand Finalists
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Iran
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Guilherme "Gui" Adorno
Portugal
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Petar Sajko
Croatia
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Richard Hwan
Hong Kong
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James Sumner
England
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Diego Furoni
Italy
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Christian Arno Williams
England
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Reza Kianifar
Armenia



Final Results
Contestant Origin Result
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Gui Adorno Portugal Grand winner
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James Sumner England First runner-up
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Diego Furoni Italy Second runner-up
Special Awards
Awards Contestant Origin
Dabarkads Choice Richard Hwan Hong Kong
Best in Talent James Sumner England

List of contestants

A total of 30 contestants competed in the 2014 edition of You're My Foreignoy. The contestants are listed in alphabetical order based on their last names.

Full List of Contestants
Contestant Origin
Guilherme "Gui" Adorno Portugal
Jason Amiri Iran
Alizera Beithardan Lebanon
Nathan Leon Biggs England
Eduardo Fagundes Brazil
Diego Furoni Italy
Charles Gahreh Iran
Arlen Gaspar Brazil
Seung Young Go South Korea
Jeppe Greve Sweden
Antoine Paul Guyon France
Frederik Hansen Denmark
Jakob Norbert Hendrix United States
Richard Hwan Hong Kong
Soroush Jamhiri Iran
Reza Kianifar Armenia
Josh Lee Knight United States
Kasra Noorani Iran
Enrique Nor Turkey
Ismail Said Malaysia
Petar Sajko Croatia
Karan Singhdole India
Natan Squersato Italy
James Sumner England
Sho Suzuki Japan
Dima Sydorchuk Ukraine
Martin Tvedesøe Denmark
Christopher Walsh England
Gary Lee Webb United States
Christian Arno Williams England
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