Miss International 2013 Bea Rose Santiago bonds with the kids during her Masbate homecoming
A simpler float and parade this time around
It is interesting to note that – compared to her first grand homecoming as Bb. Pilipinas International 2013 – the return to the same province as Miss International 2013 was a far more simple and funfare-minimized affair. And I can certainly add that Bea Rose Santiago must have felt more sincerity among the Masbatenos
this time around as the love and attention they showered had a more personalized feel to it. Her physical accessibility added a dash of delight to the welcoming locals. Let’s not connect any kind of old controversy anymore. The important thing is that she never forgot to give thanks to her kababayans
for the genuine pride and support.
Thumbs up to you, Bea Rose! :-D
The two bets from Rizal Province represent experience for one (Anna Carmela) and first-time jitters (Nicole) for the other.
The girl form Taytay has gone the national pageant route when she participated in Bb. Pilipinas 2013. On the other hand, the youthful lass from Rodriguez is dipping her feet in the big league for the first time. While previous exposure has a decisive edge over inexperience, there is no denying that this is a competition where the results tend to be just as unpredictable as the winning lottery numbers. At the same time, Nicole Grimalt has the more youthful vibe going for her compared to the relatively more mature (read: learned) disposition of Anna Carmela Aquino.
Be that as it may, whoever presents more consistently is likely to prevail over the other. Let’s watch their eco-videos for now to get a better impression of both wannabes.
videos courtesy of MissPhilippinesEarthOfficial
So who’s more preferable for you? Anna Carmela or Nicole? ;-)
The features are unmistakable. Can you guess who she is?
This is my first-ever Flashback Friday post. And I couldn’t help sharing the photo of a beautiful little girl who has grown into a ravishing young woman we are all anticipating to join Miss World Philippines 2014. It’s really not a hard guess because the features are unmistakably hers.
I’m sure you know who she is by now.
By the way, she was recently in Bali, Indonesia for the long Lenten break. And she really fell in love with the place.
Enjoying Bali, our Flashback Friday girl certainly did.
Of course, she’s no other than VW. Not Volkswagen. :-)
Was she able to channel her inner Megan Young while vacationing there?
At the height of final screenings and formal announcement of Bb. Pilipinas 2014 Official Candidates earlier this year, Diane Carmela Querrer was in a heady mix of emotions. When the Top 40 ladies were called out, she was so ecstatic to have been included. But the happiness was short-lived. Shortly after, a screening committee member doubted and re-measured her actual height. Falling short of the minimum 5’6″, a replacement took her spot. It was such a disappointment.
From that point, she vowed to return to the pageant scene. Switching beauty camps (from A&Q to KF), she re-surfaced as Miss Tanauan City in the ongoing Miss Philippines Earth 2014. And her renewed aura has never been better.
courtesy of MissPhilippinesEarthOfficial
This is actually Diane’s second attempt with the environment-dedicated competition, having joined last 2011. She now knows better on just about every aspect. Experience has taught her well. And her confidence is more brimming.
What reward awaits her efforts next month? It’s hard to specify at this juncture, but optimism may bring her to a more satisfying result. We’ll see. :-)
Two of the mixed-race beauties in Miss Philippines Earth 2014
Today, I present to you two more of the mixed-race candidates of Miss Philippines Earth 2014. Sarah Theresa Stewart and Jodimay Megan Zervoulakos represent Muntinlupa and Taguig cities, respectively. In order to know their respective environmental advocacies, watch the videos below and post your impressions below. ;-)
videos courtesy of MissPhilippinesEarthOfficial
So what do you think of the duo, dear readers? :-)
This significant pre-pageant event of Miss Philippines Earth 2014 will take place at Pontefino Hotel and Residences in Batangas City tomorrow night at 6:00pm. A Swimsuit Fashion Show and Resort Wear Competition will have the forty-eight (48) Official Candidates outshining each other in their sexy swimwear and fabulously-designed Resort Wears created by some of our country’s established and promising designers.
If you’re looking at spending the weekend in Batangas, be sure to drop by the Pontefino to witness this eye-popping feast of beauties and swimwear.
Tickets are priced at PhP2,000.00 (inclusive of dinner, show and dance). You may contact the number above for reservations and/or inquiries. ;-)
Indeed, Mary Jean Lastimosa has come a long way from her days as a 20 year-old Mutya ng Dabaw 2008 finalist to her eventual victory in the regional level to her three attempts to win a Bb. Pilipinas crown.
Her progressive transformation is definitely worth a look. And I have no intentions whatsoever of putting in any kind of negative spin to the whole thing. Unless the reader has been living under a rock since birth, then the evolution of MJ’s beauty shouldn’t call in negativity anymore. MJ circa 2014:
Miss Universe Philippines 2014 Mary Jean Lastimosa by Pancho Polo
Right now, Miss Universe Philippines 2014 is already one of the early favorites for Miss Universe 2014. And that doesn’t come as a surprise anymore. The level of anticipation for our candidate – and MJ Lastimosa in particular – is fast climbing up the popularity charts. And it will only get stronger from this point on. :-D