#28 Mr. Jules Chan
(Filipino Community of Great Britain)
Misters 2015: The Pageant
Misters 2015: The Pageant
How would you describe yourself? My name is Jules Chan, I am 19 years old and I was born in Manila and raised in England. I am an aspiring actor who can sing as well as dance. I have based my training in London and have become a part of The National Youth Theatre of Great Britain, as well as studying at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.
I was promoted as a Corporal at the Royal Air Cadets where I was trained to fly, operate a semi-automatic rifle and command a squad through leadership. Moreover, I am trained at Martial Arts - Karate and love basketball! I have previously won the Mr. Philippines UK 2013 and used my image to become an ambassador to raise money for typhoon Yolanda.
Ultimately, I want to make a difference and become an ambassador of the Filipino community globally. I believe that I have a purpose to be somebody and indeed, to make my parents proud of who I am and my achievements.
Full Name: Benjamin Jules Del Puerto Chan II
City/ Country you grew up in: Manila
Nationality: British Citizen
Family Lineage & Blood Line: Filipino, Spanish, Chinese
School/ College/ University + (city, region) / Undergraduate Course:
JC: School: Sacred Heart Primary School
High School: Cardinal Wiseman Roman Catholic School and College
College: Royal Central School of Speech and Drama - Diploma in Acting (2014-2015)
Company or organization you work for, and your designation/ position:
JC: Designer Sales Advisor (previous work)
What's your dream job?
JC: To be a Professional Actor.
What are your hobbies?
JC: Singing, Dancing, Basketball, Gym, Yoga.
What are your Sports?
Why did you join Misters 2015? What's your inspiration/ motivation in joining pageants like Misters 2015?
JC: I have a passion for inspiring people, and I want to particularly motivate and empower the youth of the Philippines to be able to compete in the global society that live in. The Filipinos are very hardworking, humble and faithful. I want to make a difference and a change in society - to be an inspiration. I want to use my image to inspire people and be the light which sparks the fire in their hearts to chase their dreams and start ambitions.
I want to serve as an example to show that everyone can achieve their goals with hardwork, perseverance and prayer. I will encourage people to help each other, make differences and changes to build a better economy so that the Philippines can become a competitor in this global society we live in and to be proud as a Filipino.
What kind of preparation do you do for Misters 2015?
JC: Blood, sweat, and tears. No sleep. No wasting time, maintaining health fitness and happiness by being enthusiastic and eclectic! There's a lot of people who won't believe in the same things you do, who won't see things the way you do, who will make misconceived judgments on what you do, and laugh at who you're trying to be. That's why working hard to better yourself is a lonely road, because no one understands that pain, that 6AM waking up, and those late night grinds! Sometimes it's better to work hard in silence, surround yourself with positive people, keep hitting your personal goals and radiate your happiness.
What are the pageants have you joined so far (both local and international)?
JC: Only the Mr. Philippines UK 2014 where I was first exposed to the stage of pageantry. It was all for my mum and family - to make them proud.
It was in England. I won best casual wear, best in swim wear, and the title of Mr. Philippines UK 2014.
What do you consider the sexiest part of your body and/or face? Why?
JC: I've been told my sexiest part of me is my smile and physique. Although it is very humbling, I do not indulge myself in too much compliments.
What is your best asset? Why?
JC: I think my best asset is my personality and mentality towards life, time and family. I have a vision, ambition and dream to be successful and to inspire the younger generation - especially in the Philippines. I want to make a difference in the world and make my parents proud. My parents have raised me well and carefully, my mum is very compassionate and my father is very wise - they are my heart and mind, and life is my soul. I pursue happiness and represent the successes of hard work.
Which part of your body (or face) would you like to improve on? Why?
Brief or boxer shorts?
JC: Either. Whatever fits more comfortable and is practical throughout the plan of the day ahead but at the same time looks sexy and stylish. You’ll never know when they’ll be seen.
Your romantic ideas about love:
JC: Love is indescribable and abstract. Although my mind always projected love to be a dynamic force which gravitates two people in love on earth. I would describe romance to be electric, red and forever a surprise.
Countries you have visited:
JC: Philippines, England, Spain, Ireland
Countries you'd like to see in the future:
JC: The world is my oyster, wherever life pulls me towards, I will follow.
Favorite city or province:
JC: I love Boracay and London - both artistic and beautiful in their nature - very inspiring.
Which section/s in the newspaper do you like reading? Why?
JC: I like to take my time and read as much as I can. I take leisure in being aware and gaining knowledge of our society. I don’t really indulge in gossips and news which are genuinely not important.
Favorite foods: I like to explore different types - I currently do not have a favourite!
Favorite color/s: Blue
Favorite fruit/s: Rambutan, Strawberries and Mango
Favorite vegetable/s: I love them all! They’re essentials for a healthy nutritional diet!
Favorite books: How To Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
Favorite magazines: Empire and Men's Fitness
Favorite TV series: Game of Thrones
Favorite movies: I like action, romance, inspirational and comedic movies.
Favorite hangout place: Anywhere is cool for me.
Favorite actors: Tom Hardy
Favorite actress: Lets just say, Marilyn Monroe.
Favorite singers: Bruno Mars
What's your greatest dream?
JC: To have my own Businesses in: PERFORMING ARTS, FASHION and the FOOD Industry. Moreover, I want to be a professional actor on stage and on screen. I want to inspire younger people to change and make a difference. Ultimately, I want my family to be proud of me.
What do you do to keep yourself busy?
JC: Working hard to improve myself everyday: reading, maintaining my fitness, and exploring my limits. Use and value every second of time.
If you are given superpowers, what would it be and why?
JC: The fact that I am alive and have been raised the way I am, I believe is a superpower already. I would also like to control time. Either that or be a Marvel Superhero!
If you're not doing any modeling/pageant, where can we find you?
JC: I am always hungry for improving myself and meeting new people to open opportunities. I am explosive in movement and spontaneous - never stop moving.
What do you usually do when you are happy?
JC: I enjoy the moment and embrace every second of it. I like to write that particular experience and immortalize my happiness so that it is instilled in my memory forever.
If you could meet one person (dead or alive), who would it be and Why?
JC: Zeus, because he was the god of all gods. How can you manage that?
If you could be invisible, what are the things you will do?
JC: I see myself to be already invisible. In society everyone is invisible. It is the people who want to be a figure, an inspiration and make changes are the ones who are VISIBLE. Therefore, I work hard every day as an invisible person, then appear to be one of those people who are visible.
Rank the following words from the most important (#1) to the least important (#5):
LOVE FAMILY GOD MONEY SEX
What is your favorite motto or quotation?
JC: Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
"...Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
What qualities of a person that stand out for you?
JC: Humility, Enthusiasm and Perseverance.
What qualities of a person that disappoint you?
JC: Arrogance, Immaturity and Ignorance.
If you were a thing, what would you be and why?
JC: The north star in the sky.
What are the items always present in your bag?
JC: books, pen and a packed lunch!
If you are given US$1 million, what will you do with it and why?
JC: I would give money to my parents and donate money to homeless, cancer research and establish my own performing arts school.