Shots of the Bb. Pilipinas 2014 Queens during the Araneta Center Christmas Party
The Queens with BPCI's Ada De Pedro (middle)
During the “Superheroes and Villains”-themed Christmas Party of Araneta Center, the Bb. Pilipinas 2014 Queens were interestingly dressed up as Greek Goddesses draped in gowns that will remind you of the mythological representations of beauty in ancient times. It’s a pity Miss Universe Philippines 2014 MJ Lastimosa couldn’t be there (she needed to be in North Cotabato to spend time with her family
). But the joyous event went well and everyone had a fun time in their costumes, while playing dress-up to the max.
From this point, it will be rest period for our ladies so they can be with their loved ones for the Holidays. :-)
Her name is Avonlea Paula Paraiso.
The first time I met and briefly spoke with 5’6.5″ Avonlea Paula Paraiso was last April when she attended the victory party of Bb. Pilipinas International 2014 Bianca Guidotti. Back then, she was mulling about taking the pageant route via Miss Philippines Earth 2015. I told her to check out all her options first since there are other competitions to consider.
This girl, who might initially give some readers a Lalaine Edson-ish vibe, was actually 1st Runner-Up during Miss Resorts World Manila 2013 won by Nikita Pia McElroy. Other than that attempt, she decided to go low profile first. She concentrated on her main talent, and that is playing the harp (watch video below). And this could instantly convince others that she might be a better match for Miss World Philippines 2015 instead.
courtesy of blurry penguin
What do you think, dear readers? Should she make the beeline at Gateway, Carousel Gardens or wherever Ms. Cory Quirino will set up shop next year? ;-)
Miss Filipinas Heritage Odessa Mae Tadaya with the other contestants of Miss Heritage 2014
Odessa (left) with the delegate from Mexico
Here’s wishing Miss Filipinas Heritage 2014 Odessa Mae Tadaya the best for tonight’s finals of Miss Heritage 2014 at the Sandton in Mogale City, Johannesburg, South Africa. She will be competing against 31 other candidates for the crown currently being held by Shequera Grace King of the Bahamas.
While her stint is relatively low profile in terms of coverage, our bet has actually been making good progress in the pre-pageant activities. Aside from topping the online voting (now closed), she has also been performing well in the other segments like Heritage Presentation where she was scored one of the Top 6 Presenters and the Diversity Games where she managed to reach the Top 8.
Tonight's finals for Miss Heritage 2014 at the Ballroom of the Silver Star Hotel
Let’s see how far Odessa Mae will go during the finals. I have a good feeling she will get a good placement considering the commendable efforts she has shown all throughout. And if the buzz is to be believed, she is one of the running favorites for the crown.
Bring it on, Odessa! #ForThePhilippines :-D
courtesy of Miss Universe
Click above to check out the prices/availability and to buy tickets.
With the release of the trailer (watch above
) for the 63rd Miss Universe Pageant, the heat is really on for our favorite beauty competition. Along with that, the tickets are now on sale
for three of the important events – the Preliminaries (January 21
), the Dress Rehearsal and the Finals (both on January 25
). You can start buying
now to get good seats. They’re selling like the proverbial hotcakes, I was told.
And while you’re at it, do check out the various accommodations in Doral or Miami so you can score a good deal for a week’s stay (or less) during the homestretch of the competition. ;-)
Blue in an off shade gives a time-stop of divine elegance to this pair
A wave of light purple transforms this pair into full strokes of couture genius
Different shades of white resonate into a heady mix of purity and light-as-a-feather imperfection.
A throwback to touches in classic M5
In the fashion album of Michael Cinco’s Spring/Summer 2015 Collection – as uploaded online by Senatus
– the Dubai-based Filipino Fashion Designer brings us back once more to a world of modern elegance interlocked with mild and scattered touches of avant garde that give the creations a world appeal that is at once ethereal and forward-thinking the next. Colors veer away from the traditional, with less commercial shades of blue, soft purples, and more off than off-whites grabbing your eyes in a divine collection that has never lost the trademark M5 touches in all of his latest outputs.
M5, as he is more popularly known, has dressed up both Valerie Weigmann and Queenie Rehman during their respective Miss World missions. Prior to the two, he also provided Sandra Seifert’s gown during Miss Earth 2009.
Who could be his next muse for 2015? ;-)
Overflowing laces and structurally-placed cut-offs give these designs powerful visions of modern femininity.
If you want to see more, click HERE.
The report made by Margot Peppers for MailOnline. Click above to read the whole article.
courtesy of OfficialMissWorld
You will miss the Beach Fashion (Swimsuit Segment) of Miss World, but not by much, I reckon.
With the news report
saying that there will no longer be a swimsuit round in Miss World 2015, it did not really make people scream in disappointment. It’s not like the ladies in bikinis are the most eagerly-awaited visions of the competition. In fact, it has been a gradual pull-out, if I may say. Any avid follower of the London-based pageant will have already noticed the lessening of focus on the same. In fact, this year’s version of the Beach Fashion Challenge is just like a poor excuse to complete the number of fast-track events the ladies can sub-compete in.
Now, if Julia Morley really wants to revolutionize the way people look at the brand, then her think-tank team should come up with valuable options to make up for the removal. This is where the real challenge lies. Unlike Donald Trump whose Miss Universe thrives in glorifying the candidates in their skimpy two-piece swimwear, Miss World should set a trend with something new. Beauty With A Purpose is very gratifying, for sure. They just need to level up and become the benchmark of how cause-oriented annual events are conducted from now on.
So do I see a fluorishing Oxford Debate Challenge in 2015? ;-)
Miss Philippines (3rd row, 5th from left) with the other candidates of Miss Tourism International 2014 in Langkawi, Malaysia
A selfie in Langkawi
Miss Philippines Glennifer Perido is maximizing her time in Malaysia. Aside from out-of-town trips, she has really fluorished in activities conducted in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. And in between, she has managed to make a lot of friends among the candidates and chaperones alike. In fact, even if my sources say that the stronger contestants are keeping an eagle eye on her, she really doesn’t mind at all. She is more focused on doing her own thing and not be sidelined by small intrigues that will not help her performance in any way.
And I’m actually liking her current attitude about the competition. If Miss Tourism International 2014/15 has something grand in store for her, then thank you very much. Otherwise, she is ready for any eventuality and will not be defeated by negativity in any way.
Feeding birds in Langkawi (left) and preparing for a fashion show in KL Sogo
Just keep it up, Glen! :-D