Never has there been a Miss Earth edition full of snow, as in blindingly white snow raining like crazy on all the candidates. And this is what everyone is experiencing in Austria at the moment when the Earth Warriors went up to the Dachstein Glaciers. Building a snowman was the order of the day (and as expected, the girls from colder climes easily won that one). But what really made everyone happy and kid-like is the experience of first snow falling on their faces. It may not be surreal, but the encounter is definitely worth all the memories. The delegates from Asia and Latin America clearly enjoyed the day. :-)
I know that following several major international beauty pageants at one time can be such a delightfully demanding challenge, especially if each one of our representatives hold a special place in our hearts. But that’s where multi-tasking comes into play. And believe me, I have tried doing it before with some measured success and a level of fulfillment that can translate into passion. You can engage in it as well. And for Miss World Philippines Hillarie Parungao, you can, right?
The Miss World 2015 People’s Choice Award is an important component of the competition. And if you can go all-out in supporting our bet, chances are that she will get that crucial fast-track to the semifinals. Let us support Hillarie in this part. #ForThePhilippines
Download the Miss World app now so you can start. :-D
You have got to watch the 4-minute video below that I recorded of Miss Universe Philippines 2015 Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach during her send-off earlier. She was asked by a member of the Press about the long journey to where she is at now, and she came up with a spontaneous answer that showed both her emotional and determined self. Her expressiveness led to more than a few quotable quotes which you can check out yourself.
I need to rest first. So tired. My next post won’t be until mid-day tomorrow. The sendoff features should keep you busy in discussion till then.
Watch now. ;-)
Just a couple of hours back, the send-off for the last two of the Bb. Pilipinas 2015 Queens took place at the newly opened poolside area of Novotel Manila Araneta Center where Miss Universe Philippines 2015 Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach and Bb. Pilipinas Intercontinental 2015 Christi Lynn McGarry were honored with a double celebration that served as preludes to their respective departure dates for Miss Universe 2015 in Las Vegas and Miss Intercontinental 2015 in Magdeburg, Germany.
The two ladies were presented in what could be termed as the best versions of themselves, just a small waiting time before they plunge into beauty battle. And all members of the Press were both eager and excited to formally give their well-wishes and also to ask questions about their final preparations for the mission ahead.
“I finally got my own send-off!”, uttered a tearful Pia who cried lightly several times during the event. She is just so happy that all her years of hardwork and dedication are now on the verge of being proven in the global pageant stage. She wants to return to the Philippines by Christmas, hopefully with a message that will go like this: “Mabuhay Philippines! This is my Christmas gift to all of you!“. She is referring to the Miss Universe crown, of course.
Present during the send-off are Bb. Pilipinas International 2015 Janicel Lubina, Miss Globe 2015 Ann Colis, 1st Runner-Up Hannah Ruth Sison and 2nd Runner-Up Kimverlyn Suiza. Adding extra glitter is Pia’s batchmate from the 2014 edition, namely, Bb. Pilipinas International 2014 Bianca Guidotti.
Gabriela Isler, or Molly if you will, is Venezuela’s 7th big winner of our favorite beauty pageant. She also happens to have one of the more meaningful reigns to date. Her popularity remains positively high, as she has also started a number of significant charity causes that stretched from New York City to Coron, Palawan. To top it all, she is a nice person all around, especially after her visit to our shores during Bb. Pilipinas 2014.
Watch a video of her farewell walk during Miss Universe 2014 in Doral, Florida now.
courtesy of James Donald
Miss Philippines Rogelie Catacutan is starting to make her presence felt in the Miss Supranational 2015 competition after being selected as one of the ten standout performers during the Top Model segment of the pageant. And the inclusion couldn’t have come at a more opportune moment. Our bet needs to bring on the heat and show everyone that she means business in Poland.
Let’s hope that this signals the start of brighter things to come for our gorgeous Cebuana. She is definitely in it to win it.
Mister International Philippines 2015 Reniel Villareal has gone past feeling the endless pressures of the competition. He knows that the remaining days of Mister International 2015 are crucial, what with the Preliminaries coming up on Friday and the closed door interviews on Saturday. But if he wants to enjoy the whole experience, there’s no better way to play the game than to let it flow. He is giving it his best shot as the host delegate and #ForThePhilippines. If a back-to-back is in the offing, then so be it. Otherwise, he continues to enjoy the company of new friends among the candidates. He has shown his warmest and most endearing self to everyone, short of nailing the Mister Congeniality award if you will.
Between now and Monday, November 30, Rein will stick to the plan and put his best foot forward all the time. But he will also take in the joy of brotherhood and camaraderie he has established with his foreign counterparts.
After all, this is a once-in-a-lifetime experience he wants to cherish forever. He could win Mister International 2015, but he could also just place. Regardless, there will always be good memories to keep him company long after the male pageant is over.
Best of luck in the days to come, Rein! :-)