Angelica is now in the company of fellow crown-struck ladies in the thick of training for the country’s biggest pageant. If and when she screens and qualifies as Bb. Pilipinas candidate, we could have another worthy competitor in our hands. ;-)
If current plans bear fruition, Elaine Kay Moll could be the first alumna of Miss World Philippines 2011 to jump ship and transfer to Binibining Pilipinas 2012. She made it to the Top 12 semifinalists of the pageant won by now Miss World 2011 First Princess Gwendoline Ruais. And that placement could’ve been a good training ground and motivation for her to move on and seek better fortunes with BPCI. Why not? She is tall and with a pretty enough face that can be significantly improved with further polishing by her effective handlers. Besides, she is part of the camp that grooms the most successful Filipina beauty queens in recent years.
If and when she takes part in Binibining Pilipinas 2012, expect a more dramatic makeover for Elaine Kay Moll. She can always take full advantage of lessons learned from MWP2011. :-)
Bicol region beauties are consistent performers in Binibining Pilipinas. In the last three years alone, they have at least one titleholder in each. Just to name a recent few, I can rattle off 2010 Bb. Pilipinas-Universe and 2010 Miss Universe 4th Runner-Up Venus Raj, 2011 Bb. Pilipinas International Dianne Necio and the late Melody Gersbach who was 2009 Bb. Pilipinas-International.
For 2012, another Bicolana is bent on conquering the national stage. Mutya ng Magayon 2011 Roxane Joy Jesalva is now undergoing intensive training under the tutelage of pageant experts for Bb. Pilipinas 2012. The 18 year old native of Irosin, Sorsogon stands 5’7″. Her beautiful face – framed by long shiny tresses – is reflective of the ‘Joy’ in her name. Always smiling, she has this winsome disposition coupled with a youthfulness that can be further enhanced with the right guidance in styling and projection.
Is Roxane Joy your type of beauty? Or do you find her too young to become a grand slam beauty queen? Or will she continue the winning streak of Bicolandia?
Personally, I can see a Dianne Necio in her. She could register well in her first attempt to nail a Bb. Pilipinas crown. But she can possibly be more victorious in her second try. We’ll see. ;-)
(Photo credit: cosmo.ph)
Here comes another possible Binibining Pilipinas 2012 contender. Introducing Samantha Lewis, a 5’10” fashion model with Filipino-British lineage. The 23 year-old La Union native is a Nursing graduate who was scouted by FDAP’s Edgar San Diego for the modelling world. Now an active member of PMAP (Professional Models Association of the Philippines), she has been working the ramp since 2006.
Do you think she has what it takes to conquer the national pageant and become a beauty queen?
Our local pool of professional models has always been a rich source of candidates for Binibining Pilipinas. Will Samantha Lewis follow the footsteps of her colleagues in the profession who are now former winners of the pageant? Let’s wait and see! :-)
Name: Valerie Clacio Weigmann
Work: Print and Commercial Model; ex-Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition 2008 housemate
The excitement for Binibining Pilipinas 2012 is really starting to heat up. And why not? Coming from the impressive performance of our beauty queens this year, there is particular interest in the 2012 edition because the Philippines has to sustain the placement record.
In comes Valerie Weigmann. You may remember her as one of the housemates in ABS-CBN’s Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition last 2008. She did not win that one, but was given by the network a string of small TV projects. Unfortunately, her star did not shine bright enough to become a celebrity of major reckoning. She went into modelling. And this is where her beautiful face started to get noticed by advertisers. What followed were TV commercials for C2 Green Tea and Myra Vita-White, with more to come.
courtesy of migslugs
Given Valerie’s nicely-tempered Fil-German mix and good height, will she step up to the plate for Binibining Pilipinas 2012? And if she does, do you think she has what it takes to win one of the crowns? I think she has great potentials that can be enhanced with further training and polish. My first of two worries (if this can indeed be considered as one) is her previous photoshoot (watch video above) with Rogue Magazine where she posed topless (although only her bare back was facing the camera) on the cover. And here’s my bigger worry…and this could be the nail in the coffin so to speak. She is a contracted endorser of Century Properties – something that would spell conflict of interest against the centerpiece property development – Manhattan Garden City – of the Aranetas.
And don’t go suggesting that she tries her luck in Miss World Philippines instead because there will be another problem. SM Development Corporation is a major backer of the pageant.
So there… :-(
Crowned as Miss Tourism Queen International 2011 is Kantapat Peeradachainarin from Thailand, the country’s first-ever victory in the pageant. She bested 91 other delegates for the crown last held by Ekaterina Grushanina of Russia from 2009 up to the finals of the pageant tonight in Xi’an, China.
Coming in as members of her court of beauties are First Runner-Up Jeanine Castro representing Fernando de Noronha, Second Runner-Up Mariia Ovechkina of Belarus , Third Runner-Up Wang Lu of North China, and Fourth Runner-Up Nelly Almas from Tanzania.
The other ladies who made it to the Top 10 are the delegates from Portugal, Namibia, Bolivia, India and Canada. Miss Philippines Isabella Manjon failed to make the first cut, but was given a Special Award of Miss Charity.
Congratulations to all the winners!
One girl will be crowned Miss Tourism Queen International 2011 tonight in Xi’an, China. Out of the 80+ ladies vying for the crown currently on the head of Russia’s Ekaterina Grushanina (who won last 2009), I am singling out Miss Philippines Isabella Manjon as one strong contender, together with the following delegates: Livia Nepomuceno of Brazil, Gabriela Armas Moran of Ecuador, Donique Leonard of South Africa and Amanda Warecka of Poland.
Will our very own Isabella zoom to the top in the finals? We can only wait with bated breath.
In the meantime, let’s wish her all the best. The winner should be known before midnight tonight.
Stay stuck! :-)