Jerome Gunday (Photo credit: JJ Maghirang III)
This one’s a quick shout-out for my friend pageant trainer and Ariella Arida-discoverer Ghune Katigbak who has fielded an entry in the ongoing “Gandang Lalake 2014
” (Beautiful Guy 2014) competition on ABS-CBN’s ‘It’s Showtime’.
5’9″ Jerome Gunday is a 21 year-old native of San Pablo City, Laguna who works as a casino dealer. He is part of GK Kings & Queens.
I believe it’s already the semi-finals of the said contest, and Jerome is scheduled to appear in the show this coming Thursday, October 16.
I really don’t have the time to watch the noontime show (because of work), but do catch his turn (if you’re free to watch) and tell me if he’s doing his mentor proud. ;-)
courtesy of Bb. Pilipinas Official and Nike_Angelo
courtesy of Bb. Pilipinas Official
Bb. Pilipinas (Official)
Our Bb. Pilipinas 2014 Queens during the Lactacyd launch
uploaded their latest videos on YouTube.
The first one is a promo of the Bb. Pilipinas 2014 Queens where their TVC “Mirror, Mirror on the Wall” spots (made by ABS-CBN) prior to the finals last summer were edited to show just the seven (7) ladies.
In the second video, the Queens are shown backstage with the popular David Blaine with his magician-friends while performing an impromptu card trick that amazed the ladies to no end.
Watch their reactions towards the end of the clip. ;-)
ABS-CBN President Charo Santos Concio
Alongside the loud talks
that Miss Universe 2015 will be hosted by Manila, Philippines, how true are the other alleged rumors surrounding the same?
1) How true are the whispers that ABS-CBN President Charo Santos-Concio will serve as one of the judges in Miss Universe 2014 this coming December?
2) And how true as well is the related buzz that Manila, Philippines will be officially revealed as the host city of Miss Universe 2015 during the introduction of Charo Santos Concio as Miss Universe 2014 judge or right before the announcement of winners?
3) More importantly, how true are unconfirmed reports that ABS-CBN will produce Miss Universe 2015 just like Telemundo? And with that comes the commitment of shouldering the main bulk of expenses for the staging, with only a nominal fee to be shelled out by the Government sector?
If all three questions above will be answered on the affirmative, then I can only shout for joy. :-D
The news article by Robert Requintina posted on the Manila Bulletin website stating the possibility of Miss Universe being held in Manila next year.
This is the kind of news item that can easily excite local pageant fans. And with the website of Manila Bulletin running the item, it certainly gives some added air of credibility to the content. But just what are the real chances of Donald Trump making an announcement that the beauty pageant will return to our shores after more than two decades of waiting? And will something like this augur well for the country’s wish of getting a 3rd Miss Universe crown come December? To the fans and supporters of Miss Universe Philippines 2014 MJ Lastimosa, it will most likely be interpreted as such. But for the more business-minded among us, it will simply be a venture that would be awarded to the country most enthusiastic in supporting and financing such event. Regardless of the return of investment, that is.
Donald Trump (right) and MU2013 Gabriela Isler
Once more, talks about who will be spending the most money will take over. Will it be the private sector or the Government? And will broadcasting giant ABS-CBN pitch in their own funds for the same? It will definitely be a big boost to their already strong popularity.
In the end – and I will sound like a broken record here – the more important thing to remember is that hosting Miss Universe is and will almost always be a risky proposition. It will definitely win the support of all pageant fans. But – given the endless problems and controversies with the DAP and PDAF being experienced by President Noynoy and his cabinet – I doubt if the Government will even commit to an allocation of funds.
So to all local Miss Universe supporters out there, can we see a show of hands if you feel that the Philippines is financially capable of hosting Donald Trump’s pageant next year? ;-)
Top Model Philippines will be hosted by Anne Curtis
The older version of Philippines Next Top Model back in 2007 hosted by Ruffa Gutierrez
And since we are in the subject of Asia’s Next Top Model in the previous post, allow me to herald the big return of Top Model Philippines on local TV via ABS-CBN. While there was already a previous local adaptation back in 2007 (Philippines Next Top Model won by Grendel Alvarado) on the now defunct RPN-9 and a supposed second adaptation (but altogether cancelled before auditions) of Top Model Philippines on the ETC cable channel last 2012, this will be a totally fresh take on the reality model search that has made Tyra Banks a global name. Trust the network to inject its own innovations that might even surprise the original American host and creator of the same.
Audition dates and venues have yet to be finalized, but I will blog them as soon as all the details are provided. But one thing is for sure. Anne Curtis will be the host (actually, I would have preferred a taller lady like Bea Alonzo, but oh well…) and this should keep her away from doing all those sold-out concerts at the Araneta Coliseum in the meantime. ;-)
courtesy of Bb. Pilipinas Channel
I know I am!
I haven’t been this super excited about the nationals. I thought Bb. Pilipinas Gold has already reached the peak of anticipation last year. But 2014 is indeed an edition that will completely blow us away. In a good way, of course. ;-)
If the TV teasers for the Primer of Binibining Pilipinas 2014 – The Road to the Crown and the Binibining Pilipinas 2014 Coronation Night itself are not enough to whet your appetite, then I certainly don’t know what will. :-)
All videos courtesy of ABS-CBN Online
Binibining Pilipinas 2014 – The Road to the Crown on ABS-CBN’s Sunday’s Best this coming March 23 at 9:30PM.
Binibining Pilipinas 2014 – The Pageant on March 30 at 9:30PM.