Don’t ask me why, but the Beach Beauty competition of Miss World 2012 has been cancelled. No reasons were given by the organizers.
I am truly baffled by this development. I hope it’s just a temporary thing because what use is a beauty pageant without a swimsuit competition? It’s like going to a swimming party and discovering that there’s no water in the pool. :-(
Care to comment, dear readers?
UPDATE: I just learned that the Beach Beauty will still push through (this coming Friday, August 3) but will no longer be a fast-track or point-earning event. Hmmmm….my imagination is working wild as to why…
Pardon the quality of Queenie Rehman's photo above. It is the only decent shot available online of her solo walk on the ramp during the World Designer Event of Miss World 2012.
This post is pretty much self-explanatory. After watching the video above, you can’t help but be incited into supporting our Queenierich Rehman in her bid to become the first Filipina Miss World. The objective won’t be easy, but neither is it insurmountable.
Let’s keep on liking her Official Miss World Philippines FB Fanpage, while following her on Twitter @MWPhilippines.
Let’s do our part, and our Queen(ie) will take care of the rest with a little help from Someone up there. :-)
courtesy of ticketworldmanila
During the awards night of Cinemalaya 2012 last Sunday night, one small indie film stood high and mighty after winning most of the major awards in the New Breed Category. “Diablo” was declared Best Picture (New Breed), Best Director (New Breed) for Mes de Guzman, Best Actress (New Breed) for Ama Quiambao, and Best Cinematography (New Breed) for Tristan Salas.
Here’s the film’s synopsis:
Every night, Nana Lusing (Ama Quiambao) lies on her bed sleepless because she sees a dark figure looming in her room. Who is this shadow? Is this the devil? Her late husband? A manifestation of her anxieties? Or simply a figment of her imagination?
I love come-from-behind victories, especially when it comes to film festivals. Honestly, I never took instant interest in “Diablo” (blame it on the stronger come-ons of the other movies) up until it won big-time. Hopefully, this would help extend its exhibition (even in just one multiplex screen) together with the other awardees of Cinemalaya 2012. ;-)
“Diablo” is co-produced by Cinemalaya, Sampaybakod, Cinelarga and Colorista. It stars Ama Quiambao, Carlo Aquino, Roeder Camanag and Arnold Reyes. Mes de Guzman is the director from a script he himself wrote.
There is more to Queenie’s photos during her Shanghai visit with the 114 other delegates of Miss World 2012. In fact, she has been bonding with more newly-met ladies than she could ever imagine doing in a year’s time. Oddly, there is one very important picture that seems to be missing. If you will notice, there is a dearth of images (the official ones) showing her in the actual World Designer Event where she wore that fab Michael Cinco gown. Sure, there were personal shots taken among themselves backstage, but never a formal one where she can be seen walking the ramp. Even Global Beauties left a note that she is one of around a dozen ladies missing a pageant-taken pic of the activity. What’s even more baffling is that the videos circling the net always missed her centerstage appearance. Edited out, perhaps?
Just read what’s written above. Taken from the Global Beauties website.
Well, I don’t want to make a big deal of this detail, but it sure raises my newly-trimmed eyebrows just a wee bit higher than it should. Hopefully, she is not being shanghaied in any way.
Let’s continue supporting Queenie. Follow her on Twitter @MWPhilippines and encourage others to like her Facebook page as well. ;-)
Miss World Philippines Queenie Rehman during the day tour of Shanghai.
Queenie (extreme right) with pals Misses Germany (Martina Ivezaj) and Norway (Karoline Owen).
Our girl in China is literally having the time of her life. Representing our country in Miss World 2012, Queenie Rehman is giving her best in showing to the other delegates how warm, beautiful and amicable a Filipina is. Aside from her fellow Asian contestants, she is making inroads among the European beauties with whom she is getting along well with. Her wardrobe alone is a constant source of oohs and aahs as she churns out one designer wear after another on a daily basis (which really makes me believe that entrusting the gowns and dresses of our reps to a pool of Filipino designers ups the chances to be noticed in a very positive way.)
Queenie posing in front of one of the Shanghai pit stops.
From this point, consistency is the name of the game. Queenie has already laid a good foundation for her participation in all the succeeding events (Beach Beauty and Sports). All she has to do is keep up the good work, maintain an altogether optimistic aura and insure that her confidence level remains unstinting every step of the way. Hard to tell which among the 117 contenders will eventually zero in to the crown come August 18, but being tagged as a favorite should help ease things up for our girl as she focuses on the ultimate goal of becoming the first Filipina Miss World. ;-)
Queenie (R) with Miss World Nepal - two of Asia's best.
In the ongoing Cinemalaya 2012, one movie that stands out for me is Marie Jamora’s “Ang Nawawala” (What Isn’t There). The movie stars Dawn Zulueta, Marc Abaya, Boboy Garrovillo, Mercedes Cabral, Sabrina Man and twin brothers Dominic and Felix Roco. Here’s the plot just to give you an idea:
Gibson Bonifacio stopped speaking when he was a child. Now twenty years old, he returns home to Manila from his studies abroad, his first visit in three years. He finds his family trying to keep it together, his mother still hurting from a tragic loss in the past. Against the backdrop of the vibrant local music scene, his childhood best friend tries to reconnect with him, while he unexpectedly finds a chance at a first, real romantic relationship. Amidst the holidays, Gibson reconsiders and redefines his relationships with his family, his friends, and with himself.
Featuring songs of Sandwich, Pedicab, Itchyworms, Tarsius, Outerhope and other bands, “Ang Nawawala” sounds like a typical dysfunctional family drama. But this looks like one that can offer more. I’ll definitely find time for it.
You can still catch weekend screenings of the movie at Greenbelt 3 and Trinoma Cinemas. Check out the remaining screening times HERE.
The reply from Renae Ayris herself.
Just the other day, a sweet surprise came to my FB inbox after seeing a quick ‘thank-you’ reply (and a virtual buss) from Miss Universe Australia 2012 Renae Ayris herself. It warms my heart that she was able to read the July 23 blog post I made about her.
My support for this girl is inevitable, regardless of the personal note. For now, I’m already committed to four MU2012 national Beauty Queens – Team Renae, Team Janine (Tugonon), Team Irene (Esser) and Team Bodine. ;-)