Christine Juaton of Zamboanga City (middle) was crowned Mutya ng Mindanao 2014. Her court includes (l-r): 3rd Runner-up Fecel Salandanan of Kidapawan City, 2nd Runner-up Maria Theresa Tan of Davao City, 1st Runner-up Arianne Shane Buenviaje of Mati City, and 4th Runner-up Yvonne Napao of Lamitan City
Mutya ng Mindanao 2014 Christine Juaton (Photo credit: Omar Solidarios Gallinero)
During the successful hosting of Mutya ng Mindanao 2014 in General Santos City, the representative from Zamboanga City proved to be the best among the candidates as she took home the crown after the glittering finals night over the weekend. Christine Juaton is her name and chances are, we might see more of her in 2015 when she decides to go national in her pageant plans.
The four other Southern beauties who made the Top 5 are 1st Runner-up Arianne Shane Buenviaje of Mati City, Davao Oriental, 2nd Runner-up Maria Theresa Tan of Davao City, 3rd Runner-up Fecel Salandanan of Kidapawan City and 4th Runner-up Yvonne Nipao of Lamitan City, Basilan.
Congratulations to all the winners! :-D
Christine winning Best in Local Costume (Photo credit: Carl Cabangal)
Dayanna Grageda is Manila-bound for Miss Earth 2014
Dayanna with her mentor, Alexis Tan
At the Sydney Town Hall last weekend, Dayanna Grageda finally got her wish fulfilled. She is now Miss Earth Australia 2014 and Down Under’s Official Representative to Miss Earth 2014 happening in Manila this coming November.
The pretty Latina Australian thought then that Miss World Australia was her calling. Courtney Thorpe took that one, though. But never the quitter, she decided to give pageants another try and was just so thrilled that she bagged the crown that would make her the Earth Warrior of the World’s Largest Continent in the process.
Dayanna’s elemental court is made up of Miss Air Australia Zinnia Jothi Janif, Miss Water Australia Chelsea Lewis and Miss Fire Australia Nadine Roberts.
Miss Earth Australia 2014 Dayanna Grageda (2nd from right) with her elemental court (l-r): Nadine Roberts, Fire; Chelsea Lewis, Water and Zinnia Jothi Janif, Air.
Congratulations, Dayanna! I hope to see you in Manila! :-D
P.S. Photo credit belongs to Alexis Tan of the House of Queens.
Valerie and her beloved cat, Chobi.
Valerie will be representing Albay in Miss World Philippines 2014
While Valerie Weigmann may be a resident of Metro Manila, she has close Clacio relatives in Albay who are only too happy to have her represent this province of the Bicol Region in the ongoing Miss World Philippines 2014. As a result, she will be carrying the colors of her mother’s hometown with pride and honor.
In the meantime, she is looking at doing endless fittings with her assigned designer (still unconfirmed as to which one) from the Vatican Fashion Museum
By the time Press Presentation comes along, she will look more elegantly-dressed, along with the other Official Candidates, as the journey to the crown continues. :-)
Miss Philippines Quest East Coast USA 2014 Alexa Rae Kirby is aiming to make a good finish in Miss World Philippines 2014 (Photo credit: Jory Rivera/OPMB Worldwide)
Photo credit: Jory Rivera/OPMB Worldwide)
After being crowned Miss Philippines Quest East Coast USA 2014, Alexa Rae Kirby is more focused now on the greater responsibility of representing the Filipino-Americans in the US East Coast and hopefully striking gold in their first attempt to field a candidate in Miss World Philippines. While that may not necessarily be a tall order, the field of competitors for the national title is getting tougher and tougher with the constant mention of other ladies who are hungry for victory.
But in my opinion, Alexa should remain unfazed. In order to enjoy the whole experience, she needs to keep her calm and composure every step of the way. After all, this is a contest where the winners will only be known in roughly a month from now. She should take all pre-pageant commitments with a happy disposition and be her positive self all the time. The ball is round, so to speak.
And if she can score a fastbreak when it matters most, her gameplan will not have been put to waste.
Best of luck, Alexa! :-D
Winners all (L-R) Reyna ng Bulacan 2nd runner up Diane Abigail Santiago of Obando; Bodyshots Bulacan May Ann Singh of Bustos; Reyna ng Turismo Bulacan Wilma Balatbat of Marilao; Miss Philippines-Earth Bulacan Jesas Aniceto of City of Malolos; Bb. Bulacan 2014 Vianca Louise Marcelo of Bocaue; Miss Philippines–World Bulacan Rickie Mae Bernabe of Baliwag; Miss Grand International Bulacan Edenielle Rio Domingo of Hagonoy; Festival Queen of Bulacan Blessing Sison of City of Meycauayan; and First Runner up Dianne Punzal of Norzagaray. (Photo credit: Joselito Caleon for Fabmanilaph)
I’ve always been amused with the annual Reyna ng Bulacan Beauty Contest, and the way they assign specific national pageants to their top winners even if such are not strictly followed once their respective competitions start screening applicants.
Just look at the 2013 results where Vessica Sambo was picked for Bb. Pilipinas, Jeslyn Santos for Miss World Philippines and Sarah Jireh Asido for Mutya ng Pilipinas/Miss Tourism International. We know that all three of them – by way of The House of JDV – applied for and were accepted as Official Candidates of Bb. Pilipinas 2014. After that, two of them no longer bothered with their assignments anymore, just like Geisha de Leon who was originally earmarked for MPE2014 but was a no-show. It’s a good thing that Aira Inoue took to hers and still joined Bodyshots Philippines 2014 – her original regionally-sashed title.
Below are the seven crowned winners. Let’s if they will be pageant-specific for 2015 or if Bb. Pilipinas will be their only contest of choice.
Reyna ng Bulacan 2014 Winners (Photo credit: Joselito Caleon for Fabmanilaph)
Congratulations to all the Reyna ng Bulacan 2014 titleholders! :-)
courtesy of GMA News
Photo credit: Jory Rivera/OPMB Worldwide
It did not take Roxanne Cabañero a long time to reach the decision to quit as Official Candidate of Miss World Philippines 2014. When news about her inclusion flooded different pageant sites, it was met with an assortment of reactions – mostly negative
– that discouraged her from pursuing another shot at a national pageant crown.
Blame it on all the past controversies that she got embroiled in. Funny. But pageantry can be a lot more unforgiving compared to showbusiness where a public apology or denial can somehow acquit an erring major celebrity of his/her questionable deed/s.
Right from the get-go, I knew that Roxanne won’t win the whole thing even if she continued. I also know that she simply wanted the exposure to be able to build a small platform for her planned advocacy for abused women and children. She now has to look somewhere else to jumpstart that objective and perhaps, get a more accepting venue where she can hopefully turn her life around.
Expect at least eleven (11) of our reputable fashion designers (plus three noted accessories specialists) to dress up the Miss World Philippines 2014 Official Candidates all throughout the duration of the pageant. Vatican Fashion Museum is now the Official Wardrobe Partner of the competition.
A sampling of the works of Vatican Fashion Museum
I have always been a staunch supporter of our very own fashion designers. So I doff my hat to Ms. Cory Quirino for giving her full confidence to their world-class talents.