Viel Oniel, “The Dashing Mestizo”



Photography by Jace Ramos Domingo of Jace’s Portraits, HMU Styling by Jhoy L. Gonzales

Height: 5 ft 10 in  |  Weight: 75 kgs

Occupation:  Patisserie & Chocolatier Staff  |  Hometown: Bayawan City, Negros Oriental

I WILL BE A ROLE MODEL AND AN IDEAL AMBASSADOR OF GOODWILL.  Ginoong Turismo Filipinas 2016 candidate Viel Christopher Amodia Oniel promises should he be the fortunate one to bag the title of the grand winner.  He is confident about his looks and personality and that he will use his voice to promote Philippine tourism. Twenty seven year old Viel was born and raised in the southern province of Negros Oriental.  Qualifying to GBB Turismo Filipinas is just one in a series of outstanding accomplishments.

Photography by Francis Ting | Pinoy Tambayan Photographers, Hair by Rosell Maniego and MU Styling by Jhoy L. Gonzales

This 5 ft 10 inch tall mestizo has joined male pageants in the past.  He started out in Bayawan Tourism in 2006 in his hometown of Bayawan City during the city’s celebration of ‘Tawo-Tawo’ Festival  (Scarecrow Festival) where he ended as the grand winner with the title of Bayawan Tourism King 2006.  After which he joined Mr. Bayawan 2008 and clinched the 2nd Runner-Up title.  And lastly he was part of the highly prestigious “Hari ng Negros’ (King of Negros) as one of the finalists.  This competition is annually held in his home province Negros Oriental in the southern part of the country.  With his previous achievements and venture into the promulgation of tourism,  Viel is not one to let anything stop him from doing what he is passionate about, thus, he is at present a part of Ginoong Turismo Filipinas here in Jeddah and once again prove his worth as a tourism advocate.  He is also passionate about other things, this includes playing volleyball.  He actually plays this sport professionally and is at the top of his game. On a personal note Viel shares – his favorite quote is – ‘Nagmahal, Nasaktan, Nagmahal Muli,’ which loosely translates into ‘Loved, Hurt, and Loved Again.’

Photography by Xenia Xaviera | Pinoy Tambayan Photographers

 Random facts about Viel

Recently won his first volleyball tournament MVP award here in Jeddah  | Studied Human Resources in college | Loves singing karaoke

Photography by Reida Asri-Soriano | Pinoy Tambayan Photographers

Image Credits:

Outdoor shots:

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Pinoy Tambayan Photographers

Ralph Anthony Ercilla

Xenia Xaviera

Wayne Cruz

Maio Cruz

Francis Ting

Jon Soriano

Reida Soriano

Header image by Francis Ting

Headshot: Jace Ramos Domingo of Jace Portraits

Hair & Makeup:  Jhoy Lee Gonzales/Rosell Maniego

Look & Styling: curated by candidate’s own

FAME’s GBb Turismo Filipinas 2016 is made possible with the support of the following sponsors:

MAJOR SPONSOR: Sarawat Superstores

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Special thanks to the following friends:

Mr. Ysmael Diaz

GBB Turismo Filipinas 2016 is a production of:

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