Read more: The first-ever search for Mr. Lapu-Lapu will not only be a contest of beauty, brains and body, but of brawns too! Just like the historical figure Lapu-Lapu, who defeated Ferdinand Magellan and his troupe of Spanish invaders in a battle by the Mactan beach in 1521— he who must be crowned come coronation night this April 16 must possess that remarkable character, physical strength and fierce love of community exemplified by the first hero of our country. While Lapu-Lapu’s shrine stands mighty on a plaza named after him in Mactan Island as enduring reminder of his bravery, the Lapu-Lapu City’s youth need a modern-day hero they can relate to, a male image they can strive to emulate. Pageant organizers hope they will find that role model in Mr. Lapu-Lapu 2011. See pictures of some Mr. Lapu-Lapu 2011 contestants after the jump.
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