Miss International 2013 Bea Rose Santiago (front) and Bb. Pilipinas International 2014 Biance Guidotti during a lull in taping for their UKG guesting.
If you watched the morning show “Umagang Kay Ganda
” on ABS-CBN earlier in the day, you will have seen the final TV guesting of Miss International 2013 and Bb. Pilipinas International 2014 Mary Anne Bianca Guidotti before they leave for Tokyo, Japan this coming weekend.
The two beautiful ladies were actually in the segment where they exhibited some relevant beauty queen gym exercises that are helpful in maintaining their shapely bodies.
In the following days, they will be busy as Queen Bees. Bea Rose will start packing her luggages, while Bianca – whose competition wardrobe has already been prepared and packed by the BPCI team – will get ready for her (Strictly by Invitation) Official Send-Off at Araneta Center tomorrow afternoon.
P.S. Let’s have some good clean fun in the meantime. Try putting a caption on the big photo of Bea Rose and Bianca above. ;-)
According to reports, Miss Universe Thailand 2014 Pimbongkod Chankaew will wear the National Costume above for the competition.
Ellie (left) with Akarapawin Sophon, the winning designer of the National Costume.
In Thailand, there’s no question that they take their National Costumes very seriously – especially for Miss Universe purpose.
In a recent design competition to select what traditional attire Miss Universe Thailand 2014 Pimbongkod ‘Ellie’ Chankaew will wear in Doral Miami, the winner – Akarapawin Sophon – created a minimalist but tasteful ensemble called “Shadow of Siam”. And I like it that the final concept will be most appropriate for her tall proportions (safely over 6′ tall).
While I don’t visualize the end results to be a show-stopper, it still reckon that it will remain as a strong favorite for Best National Costume.
What do you think, dear readers? :-)
Mrs. Globe Philippines 2014 Dr. Stephanie Tiro-Sitoy
Stephanie Tiro-Sitoy is living proof that there’s life beyond hospital work and medical missions. As Mrs. Philippines Globe 2014, she has placed herself in the pageant route which practicing professionals in her field do not usually end up taking.
A Pediatrician by specialization, Dr. Stephanie will have to set aside her stethoscope and syringes in favor of wearing a crown and walking in five-inch platform heels. By the latter part of November, she will be donning the Philippine sash in Shenzhen, China where Mrs. Globe 2014 will take place.
Dr. Stephanie during one of the medical missions of the Cebu Neuroscience Society.
And our rep couldn’t be more excited. I had the pleasure of meeting her last night during the victory bash of MWP2014 Valerie Weigmann. She has this relaxed and unassuming presence that shows off the true warmth of character she possesses – motherly at one point, youthful the next and altogether engaging as a people person who just could be everyone’s big sister.
The Doctor has been busily preparing herself for the competition in China. And here’s hoping that she will do the country proud during the international finals. :-)
Mutya ng Pilipinas Tourism International 2014 Glennifer Perido (Designer: @sidneyeculla/Photo: Paelo Padrajas/Hair: Alee Benson/ Make-up: @yuan_isles)
While we’re busy checking on the progress of Bianca Guidotti, Jamie Herrell, Kris Tiffany Janson, Yvethe Santiago, Valerie Weigmann and MJ Lastimosa, let’s not forget that there’s one more girl who’s going for a far more unenviable pageant assignment abroad. Mutya ng Pilipinas Tourism International 2014 Glennifer Perido is competing in Miss Tourism International 2014 in Kuala Lumpur come December 31. Apart from looking at an almost impossible back-to-back-to-back win in the competition, she will need to console herself with the possible accomplishment in place of spending Christmas and New Year away from home.
But Glennifer knows fully well what she signed up for, and she is unfazed by the challenge. She is inspired by hashtags #ForThePhilippines and #backtobacktobackwin and won’t stop at anything to insure that her preparations are on the right track.
Just keep the focus, girl. We’re right here to support your bid. ;-)
Miss World Philippines 2014 Valerie Weigmann during her victory celebration at Wafu
Valerie and your blogger
Going to the Greenhills area from Paranaque on a busy Tuesday night can be quite the trying commute. Just thinking of the number of bottlenecks along the way is more than enough to wear me down. But then again, there’s no other way to go about it except face the traffic head-on. The invitation to attend the victory celebration of Aces & Queens for Miss World Philippines 2014 Valerie Weigmann is unmissable, to say the least.
Smiling faces everywhere
Arriving at Wafu, I was greeted by familiar faces of friends and dear acquaintances. Aside from Jonas Gaffud and the people behind the pageant training group, a list of camp-affiliated beautiful ladies – past, present and future titleholders – made the affair shine even more. In attendance were: Shamcey Supsup-Lee, Mary Anne Bianca Guidotti, Yvethe Santiago, Mary Ann Ross Misa, Christine Balaguer, Janelle Lazo Tee, Justine Felizarta, Monique Trinidad and Carla Lizardo.
The sit down dinner filled everyone’s tummy. Lively talks and pleasantries filled the air. Smiles and laughters came in succession.
Val upon her arrival at Wafu
Of course, the star of the night made her grand entrance soon enough. And London-bound Val is on a natural high with all the love and support being constantly showered upon her. Never-ending camera clicks and photo ops followed.
Beautiful ladies (well, almost) all plus Valerie
Everyone knows that the mission has just started for our Miss World 2014 rep. And if she is fortunate enough to score a big win in London – which equates to an even more fulfilling back-to-back victory with Miss World 2013 Megan Young – then I can only imagine how glorious the jubilation will be. :-D
Lorraine Kendrickson being crowned MWP2014 1st Princess by her predecessor Janicel Lubina (hidden) Photo credit: A. Mendez
Lorraine (middle) with her loving parents (Photo credit: Vatican Fashion Museum)
Lorraine Kendrickson may have fallen short of the Miss World Philippines 2014 crown during the finals, but she remains proud and satisfied of having made it as far as the closest runner-up of Valerie Weigmann. In fact, she always uses the hashtag #1stPrincess in her recent status updates, and has happily moved on.
This could only mean more doors opening for the beautiful Dumaguete native in other national beauty pageants.
So do I smell a possible joining in either Bb. Pilipinas or Miss Philippines Earth next year? I don’t see why not. She still has a bright future ahead in the world of pageantry. Right, dear readers? :-)
Top Designer Jojie Lloren (wearing eyeglasses) acknowledges the applause of the audience at Makati Shangri-la Hotel
While everyone was partying elsewhere last Saturday night, the Red Charity Gala
of Designer Jojie Lloren was in full swing at the Makati Shangri-la Hotel. Organized by Tessa Prieto-Valdes and Kaye Tinga, it was held for the benefit of Philippine National Red Cross (now you know why the particular color was used in the name of the event
) and the Assumption High School Batch of 1981 Foundation. The mild-mannered and extremely likeable creative genius presented his Haute Couture collection that is at once so different from the usually wearable designs he has been more known for. Check out some of the photos from the fashion show and do head over to Stylebible.ph
to see all the pieces.
All images are courtesy of my friend Bruce Casanova.