Clockwise from big center: Angelique de Leon, Aiza Faeldonia, Kylie Verzosa, Nichole Manalo and Ria Rabajante
This coming Friday, February 12, five of the ladies who will screen for Bb. Pilipinas 2016 are alumni of both the 2014 and 2015 batch. Actually, there will be more than just this quintet under the category of “returnees”. But for the purpose of this post, check out the photo grid above that shows their latest shots. And afterwards, direct your eyes to their brief videos below shown during the pre-pageant weeks of their respective editions.
Take note of these baseline vids now so you can compare the changes once you see and watch their new and improved versions soon. :-)
Angelique Celine de Leon
Miss World 2014 Rolene Strauss is now Mrs. Rolene Strauss-Strauss
Last Sunday, Miss World 2014 Rolene Strauss tied the knot with her fiance’ D’Niel Strauss and became Mrs. Rolene Strauss-Strauss. She wore an elegant off-shoulder wedding gown created by her designer-friend Casper Bowman. The setting was at the lovely Lourensford Wine Estate where all guests were treated to a magical day of love, dancing and everything beautiful and heart-warming.
“I might have found my Prince, but my Dad will always be my King.” – Rolene Strauss
Let’s give it up to the newlyweds!
“Everyone should feel like a princess on her wedding day” – Rolene Strauss
By the way, Miss World 2013 Megan Young and actor Mikael Daez were two of the special guests.
Read more about the wedding of D’Niel and Rolene in the personal website of Miss World 2014 HERE.
Left to right: Mikael Daez, Miss World 2013 Megan Young, Miss South Africa 2012 Melinda Bam and date
I was feeling tired all morning. I saw this photo of Miss Tourism Queen of the Year International 2015/16 Leren Mae Bautista. I smiled.
There are always instances in life when I wake up in the morning and feel like so many things are weighing me down. And I can’t even manage to smile at myself in the mirror, thinking that the real state of emotions inside is not worth an upward curve on my lips.
And then, I saw the photo of Miss Tourism Queen of the Year International 2015/16 Leren Mae Bautista above. I smiled without forcing myself to do so.
Such is my life as a pageant blogger. I get easily inspired inspite of everything. It gives me even a small reason to validate the positive side of whatever negative feelings are bothering me.
I’m sorry for being dramatic with this post. Perhaps, I just want to let out some steam. Or not.
Thank you, Leren, for cheering up my day. Really, a photo can always relay a thousand words of encouragement that no face-to-face encounter can usually measure up to. :-)
The Wedding Shoe Collection of Jojo Bragais is coming very soon!
My favorite shoemaker does not run out of ideas to make his footwear collection evolve beyond the world of pageantry. This time, he has created his line of wedding shoes for the bride-to-be. It will, henceforth, be called “Bragais™ Brides”. These eye-catching pairs should make the beautifully blushing lady become the standout on her special day, especially when matched with an elegant gown that will sweeten the exchange of vows even more.
This is just a sneak preview. Watch out for the official launch of “Bragais™ Brides” collection very soon! :-)
Miss Universe 2015 Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach during Game Day of Super Bowl 50
It was such a whirlwind week of activities for Miss Universe 2015 Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach as she took on the assignment of being the Special Correspondent of Inside Edition for Super Bowl 50 in San Francisco. And boy, was she a big hit! There has never been a winner of the crown in modern history to ever make a big impact in one of the world’s biggest sporting events. And the plus points she scored along the way have made her more popular than ever before.
She did the field, attended gala events, walked the red carpet, cooked with a celebrity chef, acted as award presentor, practiced cheerleading, conquered the zipline and interviewed (as well as got interviewed by) celebrities. And in between, she was still able to squeeze a bit of me time with Miss Universe 2012 1st Runner-Up Janine Tugonon and bought her own coffee at Starbucks!
Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach is now an adorable Miss Universe (or beauty queen for that matter) in the eyes of many. And chances are, her stock will increase even more in the months to come.
Good job, Miss Universe! :-D
Here now are her videos courtesy of Inside Edition.
With The Denver Broncos Cheerleaders
With Chef Anne Burrell
Miss Universe doing the zipline!
Miss Universe with the Caroline Panthers
Miss Universe during her arrival in San Francisco
Roshiela is a Registered Nurse. And a gorgeous one at that.
Now here’s a Registered Nurse from San Fernando, Pampanga who could give Bb. Pilipinas 2016 a good try. And she won’t come in as a totally inexperienced pageant joiner, having been proclaimed Miss University of the Assumption back in 2013. She also models on the ramp and as photographic subject, on top of doing usual hospital work in her province.
Roshiela is 22 years old and stands 5’7 1/2″. She may not have the previous hype to lay a steadier claim on a potential participation in the nationals. But given the right backing and support, this Kapampangan lass could pull a surprise in the screenings.
Let’s see how far Roshiela will take her bid to. ;-)
A lovely lovely girl, Clara Aseniero is.
Last week, my designer-friend Yako Reyes asked if the application for Bb. Pilipinas 2016 was still open because he is convincing a very promising to join. I said no. It already closed January 30. But soon afterwards, we all got an update from BPCI itself that the deadline has been extended to February 11, which is Thursday this week.
That promising girl mentioned above is the tall and beautiful Clara Aseniero from Dapitan City. Some of you might say “why convince someone to join this late in the run-up to the screenings scheduled this February 12”? Well, you can never tell the twists and turns of events in the nationals especially during the last few days of filing. There are times when surprising entries suddenly turn up in the nick of time and wow everyone else.
Will Clara Aseniero make it to the deadline? Or will she pass for now? This we’ve got to see. ;-)
Does she remind you of Kelsey Merritt or what?