My Top 6 favorites for Mister United Continents 2015 are (clockwise from top left): Kamel of Lebanon, Robert of Guam, Reginaldo of Namibia, Michael of Australia, Reynaldo of the Philippines and Bobby of Indonesia
Friday, May 29 it will be for MUC2015
The first-ever Mister United Continents 2015 will culminate with the Grand Finals at the Tanghalang Pasigueno this coming Friday, May 29. And from among the eighteen (18) delegates vying for the honor, I decided to share just my Top 6 Predictions for the title.
It’s looking like a literal three-cornered fight amongst the continents of Asia-Oceania, Australia and Africa in the homestretch. The Asia-Oceania candidates I like are Reynaldo Cataluna III of the Philippines, Robert Davis of Guam and Bobby Rahman Tehgu of Indonesia, with Reginaldo Antunes of Namibia as the sole African. Michael Catayas of Australia represent the 3rd corner.
Kristian and Ezrie are my possible spoilers
Truthfully, I like Robert and Michael. While this duo may not be the tallest in the batch, they have the looks and personality for the victory. Either of them winning would make me happy. Host delegate Reynaldo Cataluna III, on the other hand, could be a shoo-in for runner-up position at this point. As for the remaining three, I would also approve of seeing Kamel, Reginaldo and Bobby taking their bids to the next level and ending up with good placements.
I will just add a couple of spoilers to spice things up a bit. Kristian Denver Diaz of Canada and Ezrie Haikal of Borneo are trailing next to the six above.
Let’s wish all the competitors the best of luck for the finals night. And kudos to the organizers for braving the strong waves of doubt in fulfilling the demands of an international male pageant from start to finish. ;-)
Amanda was suspended in the air for the photoshoot challenge. And got Best Photo in the process.
In Episode 9 of Asia’s Next Top Model S3, the remaining six ladies were brought to a gym where they met up with some Mixed Martial Artists who gave them a crash course on how to build up their core and strengthen their limbs. But this was just a prelude to their first challenge which required doing cool movements on a suspended steel ring which was initially tough for most. But after being told that the prize was a spa treatment at Sofitel So Sentosa, everyone started to become very competitive. Barbara and Aimee were really fueled to do well. But it was the Japanese who showed more strength and style. She won the reward and brought Gani along. The remaining girls did their own home spa activity at the models’ house which isolated Tahlia who is not chummy with the tight group of Monika, Aimee and Amanda.
For the main photoshoot challenge, Creative Director Alex Perry provided his long, flowy gowns tailor-made for a fantasy theme where each one of the contenders were put in harness and suspended in mid-air while doing their best to strike best poses for Jez Smith. Barbara and Monika did better than expected. Aimee played it safe, but still got good snaps. Indonesians Gani and Tahlia failed in their turns and disappointed the team. Surprisingly, Amanda saved her best for last, as she expertly moved in her red dress and totally impressed everyone, including a delightfully screaming Joey.
Amanda's Best Photo for Episode 9, her second so far.
The photo that got Tahlia eliminated
A sneak pic of Gani for Ep10
During the judging, host Georgina Wilson had Joey, Alex, Jez and Kenneth Goh in the panel. Gani and Tahlia got bottom two as expected. Amanda won Best Photo to her almost expected surprise because of the glowing feedbacks. Monika was named runner-up. Barbara was called next, before Aimee escaped the cellar positions. Tahlia got eliminated. Gani got a second lease in life.
The minute-video below shows the Top 5 with their respective pitches and catchlines to win the competition.
courtesy of AsNTM
And here is the sneak peek into Episode 10.
courtesy of AsNTM
Miss Universe Philippines 2015 Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach for Philippine Star Women of Allure 2015
For Philippine Star Women of Allure 2015 once mor
For the Philippine Star Women of Allure 2015, Miss Universe Philippines 2015 Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach unleashed yet another appearance of her beautifully transforming self for Miss Universe 2015.
After all the sweaty workout posts I have made about her, it’s time to see her glamorous side, together with the more relaxed and wacky photos (see below) of her as a Dairy Queen staff and during a boodle lunch she shared with the other Bb. Pilipinas 2015 Queens during a meaningful Gawad Kalinga project.
Isn’t she just a joy to look at?
Sans all the Bb. Pilipinas trimmings, Pia is a game Dairy Queen server
Pia (2nd from right) in a boodle fight with the other Bb. Pilipinas 2015 Queens. In jest, of course.
Jonas Gaffud with his Bb. Pilipinas 2015 Queens
Jonas with Venus Raj
I just want to make this big shout-out to the man behind Mercator Artist & Model Management and Aces & Queens. He is the Beauty Queen Maker who has also helped manage the talent of some of the country’s most sought-after models plus a string of celebrities on Film and TV. And to top it all, he is the brains behind Project: Beautiful You which continues to help Filipinas even in the more remote rural areas discover themselves and their inner beauty.
May you produce more beautiful World-Class Filipinas for the country to be proud of in the international pageant stage!
Happy, Happy Birthday to you! :-D
Happy Birthday, Mama J!
All photos are courtesy of Jonas Gaffud.
The winner of Mr. Bachelor 2015 will go to Manila for Mister Filipinas Search
Nine of the 19 contenders
The remaining ten of the candidates
Deep in rehearsals for the big day
Nineteen (19) of the handsomest Filipino-Italians (with a good number of them having 100% Filipino lineage
) born and raised in Italy will be competing for the title of Mr. Bachelor 2015 this coming Sunday, May 31 at the Teatro Italia in Rome’s Via Bari. The winner will be flying to Manila come late August to represent their Filipino Community in Misters2015 or the Mister Filipinas Search 2015.
Pageant owner Chase Dasalla is confident that whoever among the competitors will get to the #1 spot will make a worthy bid for one of the four national titles at stake during the scheduled finals on September 13, tentatively set to happen at Solaire Resort and Casino.
So far, I have selected six (6) guys to my liking, and they are Kevin Fichera, Anthony Stracini, Cristian Vanni, Davide Natividad, Dangil Ninofranco and Mark Hill Caronan.
Good luck in the finals, guys!
My six (6) preferred candidates in the roster.
“In bocca al lupo!” ;-)
How true are reports that three of the candidates have been removed?
Last night, I received this precious tip from a reliable source that three (3) of the forty-one (41) candidates of Miss Philippines Earth 2015 have been allegedly removed from the competition due to alleged attendance and deportment issues. I am not about to name the trio of disqualified ladies pending any official announcement from the organizers. But this much I can say, among the five (5) regions represented (North Luzon, South Luzon, NCR, Visayas and Mindanao
), only the last two have remained unaffected.
I am just disappointed that we’re on the homestretch now, and something like this happening is very telling of the ladies who got the boot. In my opinion, once you enlisted for and qualified as an Official Candidate, the commitment should be intact. No ifs or buts. The movers behind Carousel Productions really give a high premium on punctuality, presence and attitude (who doesn’t? ) so it is perfectly understandable that they would get rid of joiners who can potentially give them headaches.
If 100% confirmed, this should give the three individuals something to think about in the next few days. And if one or all of them would like to air their side, this blog is open to hearing her or them out. :-/
Hazel Ortiz during her farewell walk as Slimmers World Miss Bikini Philippines 2014 (Photo credit: Joselito Caleon)
Beautiful and shapely Hazel (Photo credit: Joselito Caleon)
Slimmers World Miss Bikini Philippines 2014 Hazel Ortiz can always apply for one of our national pageants after serving her reign that ended last week. While her actual height might be suspect for Bb. Pilipinas (which imposes a strict 5’6″ minimum
), she can give next year’s Miss Philippines Earth a try or even Mutya ng Pilipinas 2015 which will start its screenings soon.
So will Hazel join a major national pageant next? (Photo credit: Joselito Caleon)
The more important concern, though, is if she is interested in making the pageant re-immersion which could be too soon. But if she’s up to it, then I’d say go for the screenings of Mutya ng Pilipinas 2015 and Miss Global Philippines 2015 if 2016 seems so far away. :-)