Global First Philippines (GFP) Creative Production crowned the first-ever Ultimate Body grand winners last August 12 at the SM City Clark Cinema 1.
Mariah Nilo from Zambales and Mark Francis Carbungco from Angeles City, Pampanga were both crowned as the Ultimate Body (UB) 2023 grand winners taking home more than P300,000 worth of cash and prizes and a one-year contract from GFP Creative Production.
Ultimate Body 2023 1st runners-up were Krishia Abad from Tarlac and Charlon Guanga from Olongapo City taking home P50,000 worth of cash and other prizes plus a one-year contract from GFP Creative Production.
The highly anticipated Finals Night concluded to celebrate beauty, confidence, and body positivity. GFP Creative Production CEO and president Patricia Cortez thanked the sponsors who have played a pivotal role in making the first-ever Ultimate Body competition a success.
“I would like to extend my heartfelt gratitude for the support of our generous sponsors. Your partnership with us reflects a shared vision of celebrating diversity and embracing the uniqueness of each individual,” she said during her speech.
Belo Medical Group managing director Dr. Hayden Kho served as chairman of the board of judges. He was joined by First Imex Pan Pacific Trading president Henry Nguyen, former Presidential Spokesman Atty. Harry Roque, ABL president Arnold Labadan, Okada Manila sales and marketing vice president Cielo Reboredo, and Guiuan, Eastern Samar Mayor Annaliza Kwan.
Major sponsors for the UB Search 2023 were Belo Medical Group and SM City Clark; other sponsors were Prime City Resort Hotel, El Vistra Hotel, and Yellow Hills Resort Hotel; Fitness Barracks, Trence Fitness; La Hermoza Royal, Pure Collagen; Brands and Beyond, Casa Moda by Mich Viray; Cebu Sea Charterers Inc.; Best Western Metro Clark Hotel, Bluewater Maribago Beach Resort; Pampanga Press Club; Songdowon; Niji; and City Clark Graphic Printer.
Winners of the Special Awards were:
- Mr. & Ms. Photogenic Award: Jovy Angel and Krishia David
- Mr. & Ms. Pure Beauty Collagen: Lee Pocson and Cristel Galang
- #Ultimate Transformation Online Challenge Winners: Charlon Guanga and Florita Gross
- Best in Active Wear: Charlon Guanga and Krishia David
- Mr. and Ms. La Hermoza Royale: Lee Pocson and Cristel Galang
- Best in Swimwear: Charlon Guanga and Mariah Nilo
- Best in Formal Wear: Lee Pocson and Ms Mariah Nilo
“Thank you for giving us this one in a million once in a lifetime opportunity in making the above and beyond memorable experience. As we witness the coronation of our winners, let us also remember that every contestant who graced this stage is a winner in her own right, embodying the qualities of confidence, grace and authenticity,” Cortez concluded.