The Sunday mass presided over by Pope Francis at the Quirino Grandstand and attended by millions of Filipinos despite the inclement weather
Pope Francis during the Holy Mass at the Quirino Grandstand
Consider this post my small contribution to the Pope Francis fever currently raging in the country. I am Catholic and quite religious. But I don’t want to write about something too fundamentally spiritual as it is not wont in my character to be preachy or anything of the sort. So let us take a look at the real Pope Francis as seen through the eyes of Fr. Luciano Felloni, an Argentinian priest who has been staying and serving his vocation in the Philippines for around twenty years now. In fact, he speaks very fluent Tagalog.
Click below on the video of Fr. Felloni’s guesting on Aquino & Abunda Tonight. This is one interesting watch, I assure you. :-)
courtesy of ABS-CBN News
P. S. Credits to my friend Felix Manuel for all the screencaps above.
Tonight, the Season 1 finale of Pinay Beauty Queen Academy – to be hosted by Ali Forbes and Lance Raymundo – will go live at the Newport Performing Arts Theatre of Resorts World Manila where the final challenge will be revealed and one top winner selected from the remaining contenders.
There is no confirmation yet on whether the #1 placer will be automatically fielded in one of the national beauty contests for 2015, but suffice it to say that whoever she is will have the right amount of confidence and transformation to enlist in the likes of MPE or Mutya.
By the way, the TV telecast of the finals will air tomorrow night at 9:45PM on GMA News TV. ;-)
Just like Season 2, Asia’s Next Top Model S3 (set to premiere on Star World next month) will have two (2) Philippine contenders – Monika Sta. Maria and Franchesca Denise Lagua.
You might remember Monika as the former Century Tuna Superbods finalist whom I blogged before as a potential Bb. Pilipinas candidate. Franchesca, on the other hand, is a fashion model whose latest stints were the Bench Underwear Show “The Naked Truth” and Philippine Fashion Week.
Let’s see if these two ladies have what it takes to match the 2-3 punch of Jodilly Pendre and Katarina Rodriguez prior, or perhaps, get to the top position for one of them. I have my confidence in one of them. Not so sure about the other girl, though, since I’m not that familiar with her (don’t take this as a spoiler, please).
Of course, if there’s one thing worth looking forward to in S3, it’s the inaugural hosting of Georgina Wilson who took over the responsibilities of Nadya Hutagalung. ;-)
Miss Earth 2013 Alyz Henrich
Is Miss Earth 2013 Alyz Henrich open to joining Philippine showbiz? Not now, but maybe after she relinquishes her crown.
Do Miss Venezuela winners get lifetime pensions and free houses? Do they enroll in a school for beauty queens? Is it a must for them to undergo cosmetic surgery?
Our 2013 Earth Warrior answered these questions during her TV guesting on Aquino & Abunda Tonight. And I can say now that her English has improved. And she can take on host Boy Abunda more confidently this time around. Watch. ;-)
courtesy of ABS-CBN News
Images from Yvethe's guesting on ANC's Headstart with host Lexi Schulze
Earlier in the day, Bb. Pilipinas Supranational 2014 Yvethe Marie Santiago had another TV guesting. This time around, it was with ANC’s Headstart where she was interviewed by host Lexi Schulze. Watch the video below and see how our Poland-bound girl is becoming more and more at ease in front of the camera. ;-)
courtesy of pageant KEENOph
Georgina Wilson will host Season 3 of Asia's Next Top Model
On her Instagram account (@ilovegeorgina
), beautiful Georgina Wilson proudly announced that she will be the new host of Asia’s Next Top Model. Season 3, that is.
Expect the next cycle to be fiercer, and with an anticipated rise in following here in the Philippines. After all, anything with the gorgeous Georgina is always a magnet for watchers and pageant followers alike. Your blogger included, even if I have been a big fan of the show ever since it started.
So do I finally see a Filipina taking Season 3 all the way to the top? Why not? Season 1 has Jessica Amornkuldilok for Thailand winning when Nadya Hutagalung started hosting. A new lady at the helm might do wonders for our bet/s. ;-)
Yvethe with her mom before going live for A&A Tonight
Last night, Bb. Pilipinas Supranational 2014 Yvethe Marie Santiago was interviewed on ABS-CBN’s Aquino & Abunda Tonight since her upcoming stint in Miss Supranational 2014 is just a little over two weeks away.
Sans co-host Kris Aquino, Boy Abunda and our Queen had a meatier one-on-one which lasted for practically five full minutes.
Watch the video of her guesting. Afterwards, I would appreciate getting your impressions on how Yvethe is registering now in your eyes. ;-)
courtesy of Pageant KEENOPh