19 of the 40 Official Candidates
Eight more of the Official Candidates
Six more of the Official Candidates
Three more of the Official Candidates
And so, a final announcement was still made by the screening panel just when everyone in the ballroom got word that only the Top 60 will be named.
Here they are, the Bb. Pilipinas 2016 Official Candidates
(40 of the 40 names)
Paula Rich Bartolome
Angelique de Leon
Alexandra Faith Garcia
Maria Lina Prongoso
Kristi Angeli Estoque
Priscilla Kim dela Cruz
Kim Ross delos Santos
Angela Ritter Valdez
Jennyline Carla Malpaya
Kimberle Mae Penchon
Sheena Seine Dalo
Leonalyn dela Cruz
Aniger Wiji Cruz
Pending additional confirmations, the distribution per camps are as follows:
Aces & Queens – 19
KF – 10
JDV – 2
RL’s Angels – 2
Galatea (Jontie Martinez) – 2
Independent – 5
Whoever said joining Bb. Pilipinas is a walk in the park must be crazy!
The Screening Committee is made up of Madame Stella Marquez de Araneta, Raymond Villanueva, all reigning Bb. Pilipinas titleholders except Miss Universe Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach, Angelo Mendez of Gold’s Gym, Gines Enriquez, Ms. Chit Romero of ABS-CBN plus three more.
Eighty eight (88) ladies showed up for the Bb. Pilipinas 2016 screening and you can only remove just 1/4 of the number to come up with a still competitive group of candidates. Maybe that’s the reason why the panel was having a hard time deciding on a final number of Official Candidates. I myself am in a dilemma as to who to remove from the list.
Top of my head, here are my personal standouts in no particular order:
1) Kylie Verzosa
2) Nicole Cordoves
3) Kim Ross Delos Santos
4) Nichole Manalo
5) Maria Gigante
6) Maxine Medina
7) Jehza Huelar
8) Sheena Dalo
9) Anjelica Lopez
10) Kristi Angeli Estoque
11) Jessica Gonzales
12) Tatiana Maher
13) Angelique de Leon
14) Paula Rich Bartolome
15) Jennifer Hammond
16) Jeslyn Santos
17) Jennyline Malpaya
18) Vina Openiano
19) Joanna Eden
20) Apriel Smith
21) Alexandra Faith Garcia
22) Marlan Lopez
23) Leonalyn dela Cruz
24) Candy Del Castillo
25) Mariella Castillo
26) Geisha Naganuma
27) Angela Fernando
28) Ria Rabajante
29) Maria Lina Prongoso
30) Angela Ritter Valdez
31) Daziella Gange
32) Athena Catriz
33) Vallerie Go Jereza
34) Dindi Pajares
35) Rashiela Tobias
36) Karen Ibasco
37) Jean Tumang
38) Edjelyn Gamboa
39) Riana Pangindian
40) Christianne Ramos
41) Kimberle Mae Penchon
42) Anna Conanan
43) Janel Olafson
44) Priscilla Kim Dela Cruz
45) Monique Trinidad
46) Meryl Angeline King
Let me repeat: These are not final names, just my personal choices!
There will be a cut to the Top 60 first before the 40 Official Candidates will be known next week.
My heart will definitely break for those who will not make it. :-(
Some of my early favorites
Miss Universe Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach walks for Carmen Marc Valvo and Go Red for Women of New York Fashion Week
Here now are images of our very own Miss Universe Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach as she blazed the runway for Designer Carmen Marc Valvo and Macy’s Go Red for Women in Day 1 of New York Fashion Week.
Queen P is looking absolutely like a Goddess here. And there’s no denying that she was one of the real stand-outs in the said show.
So proud of Miss Universe! :-D
courtesy of Pia Alonzo
courtesy of EtherealBeauty
Her name is Riana Pangindian.
According to my sources, this girl was benefitted by the extension of Bb. Pilipinas 2016 deadline. And chances are, you will see her in the screening later at Novotel Manila Araneta Center.
Her name is Riana Pangindian. And she is from University of Santo Tomas. And also a fashion model.
I have little to go on with thus last-minute inclusion in the Aces & Queens fold. But she holds a lot of promise.
Watch out for her in the screenings! ;-)
Alaiza, Ja and Gwen for Asia’s Next Top Model Cycle 4
Let’s just put it this way. Cycle 4 of Asia’s Next Top Model will have three (3) Philippine representatives who are very very familiar to us.
The first one no longer comes as a surprise because she was and still is a professional model locally before being taken in by the reality model search. Of course, you will also remember her as part of Bb. Pilipinas 2015. Alaiza Malinao.
The other one is an uber tall beauty queen who represented us during Miss World 2011 in London where she placed 1st Runner-Up to Ivian Sarcos of Venezuela. Miss World Philippines 2011 Gwendoline Ruais.
Just in. There is still a 3rd Pinay. And she is also a former Binibini – Julian Aurine “Ja” Flores.
While it is a risky move for either Alaiza or Ja to join, it is an even riskier decision for Gwen to take part in Cycle 4. Early buzz has it that one of them reached the Final 4. Who could it be?
Could it be this girl?
Alaiza and Gwendoline for AsNTM Cycle 4
Watch out for Asia’s Next Top Model Cycle 4 on Star World bery soon! :-)
This tall lady from Capas, Tarlac has a nice back story to tell
This 5’11” stunner from Capas, Tarlac is next in Team JDV’s line-up for Bb. Pilipinas 2016. Her name is Jean Lacsina Tumang. I will give the quick spotlight to her mentor – John dela Vega – now to describe the statuesque beauty in his own words:
Hi Norman. This is Jean Tumang, 21, from Capas, Tarlac, 5’11. Bb. Pilipinas first-timer. She is a Tourism graduate who is supposed to work for Philippine Airlines (PAL) as on-ground crew, but had to let go of the opportunity for her pageant dreams. She comes from humble beginnings. Her mother and father sell vegetables and stuff in the palengke (public market). And they also raise ducks. She grew up helping her parents raise them which are eventually sold for additional income.
There is always something about really tall young women that attract me to them. For starters, they easily stand out physically. And if they do deliver on the promise (good communication skills, charm and all) it comes easy to develop further fondness.
I want to see how Jean Tumang will register to me in person. She could be someone to look out for in tomorrow’s Bb. Pilipinas screenings. :-)
Pia will walk for Macy’s Go Red for Women at 8:00PM EST
Today in New York City at 8:00PM EST (or around 8:00AM Friday morning in Manila
), the Macy’s Go Red for Women event during the New York Fashion Week will stream live while the runways light up in flames for the hottest red fashion you will see this year. What makes it even special is the fact that Miss Universe Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach will be one of the models. So this is going to be good!
So you’ll get an idea of how this fashion show unreels on the runway, watch the Fall 2015 counterpart below.
courtesy of Videofashion
Mark the date: February 11 (or Friday morning for Live Streaming)