courtesy of Official Miss Universe
Molly (left) with Miss Austria 2014 Julia Furdea
She is obviously the most well-travelled Miss Universe. And Gabriela Isler can only give out her winning smile and take everything in with unbridled enthusiasm.
Aside from Austria (where she crowned Miss Austria 2014 Julia Furdea) in this post, she has also been to Azerbaijan, the Philippines, Bahamas, Curacao, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Indonesia, Mexico, Morocco, Russia, Slovak Republic and all over the US. Is there a competition with Miss World 2013 Megan Young in terms of country visits?
Her next stops will be China, Colombia, Hungary and India before finally crowning her successor come December in a yet-unannounced host city for Miss Universe 2014. Whew! :-D
Top 8 in Talent (left to right): Mark Andrew Baron of Navotas, Adam Davies of Fil-UK, Patrick Dimayuga of Batangas, Bap Petel of Davao del Sur, Alexis Martinez of Mabalacat, Mario Esquierdo of Compostela Valley and Joseph Doruelo of Caloocan City (Photo credit: Aski)
Mario Esquierdo singing his heart out (Photo credit: Aski)
Alexis Martinez of Mabalacat, Pampanga acted in a monologue.
Joseph Doruelo of Caloocan City did an interpretative dance with a female partner. Mark Andrew Baron of Navotas City went for a solo.
Adam Davies of Fil-UK and Mario Esquierdo of Compostela Valley displayed their vocal chops, while Bap Petel of Davao del Sur did an acoustic number.
Mark Andrew Baron in his solo dance number
Patrick Dimayuga of Batangas and Bernard Sumera of Paombong, Bulacan sang and danced at the same time.
At the Primos Cuisine and Lounge at the HUB, Greenfield District last night, these eight (8) guys scored the highest in talent and were declared finalists in the category where the winner will get fast-tracked to the Top 14 which will be announced this coming Sunday.
Who will be Mister Talent in Misters of the Philippines 2014? We shall find out soon. ;-)
Rodgil Flores (left) does the selfie with Lorraine Kendrickson
Lorraine Kendrickson for Bayo
Even with the constant extension of deadline (it’s now September 8
) for Miss World Philippines 2014, both Rodgil Flores and Lorraine Kendrickson remain patient for the screenings to start.
And despite the lulls that can make anyone feel unproductive, Lorraine makes sure that she still gets to spend her time well. In fact, she has gotten some PR gigs recently. Plus, a photoshoot with clothing brand Bayo must mean that her face will be plastered all over its’ stores and advertising materials for the rest of 2014.
And by next week, her schedules will turn from relaxed to hectic. I received info that the screenings will definitely start happening between September 8-10.
Good luck, Pretty Lorraine! :-D
Neil Perez doing a Samson (or a Bernardo Carpio if you will)
Yesterday afternoon, the Official Candidates of Misters of the Philippines 2014 got more than a mere visit to the National Museum. They were given the grand tour of the place and were actually oriented on the art and cultural history of the country. The various important pieces should have given them a good taste of the evolution of our heritage. And that would especially help the eventual winners to imbibe a clearer sense of how to promote their motherland, as well as jack up their level of national pride.
The Misters of the Philippines 2014 Official Candidates in front of the National Museum.
The Misters of the Philippines 2014 Official Candidates posing inside the National Museum.
The Misters of the Philippines 2014 Official Candidates getting the grand tour of the National Museum.
The Misters of the Philippines 2014 Official Candidates admiring Juan Luna's Spoliarium
Mister Caloocan City Joseph Doruelo (left) and Mister Ilocos Norte Henry Pescador posing beside some antique jars
An artwork of Miss World Philippines 2013 and Miss World 2013 Megan Young (Credits to malditahsineke.deviantart.com)
Finally, a light at the end of the tunnel. And the news update has been on constant ticker tape on GMA-7 screens the past day till now.
And it will all happen this coming September 9 (Tuesday ) from 9am to 4pm at the Solaire Resort and Casino. The General Screening of Miss World Philippines 2014, that is.
Interested applicants should come in ready with all their beauty armaments – from photos (close-up and full body with light make-up only) to different outfits (gown, cocktail dress, two-piece swimsuit, casual wear) to trusty footwears (platform and regular heels) and the attitude of a winner with no airs.
It could be a long day – possibly even longer than the planned stretch – with the more potential beauties coming in during the dying hours.
And you need to remember that the final screening will take place the following day, September 10. Same hours, same venue, stricter standards.
If you have any questions – at all – call the pageant secretariat at 533 7470 or Agnes/Karen at 09189301278.
For those who want to see a portion of what happened during the Press Presentation of Misters of the Philippines 2014 last August 28, watch the video below where the candidates are shown introducing themselves. During this part, Mister Paombong Bernard Sumera hasn’t arrived yet, while Mister San Luis, Pampanga Glenn Suba and Mister Fil-Dubai Ibahn Francisco failed to show up. But wait, there’s a bonus because you will get constant glimpses of your blogger taking pics of the guys. ;-)
courtesy of pageant KEENOph
May Myat Noe and the controversial Miss Asia Pacific World 2014 crown
In the ongoing controversy between dethroned Miss Asia-Pacific World 2014 May Myat Noe and the Korean organizers, I am posting complete screenshots of the former’s reply (on her Facebook page) to the allegations thrown at her and why she is keeping the crown until a public apology is released by the latter. Read on.
May Myat Noe has detailed some stinging allegations against the Korean organizers of Miss Asia-Pacific World. And I tend to side with the Myanmar beauty on this one. She is holding on to the crown because this could be the only thing she has in her possession to force them to apologize and erase the shame brought to her country.
Your thoughts, dear readers?