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
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! ;-)
Mercegrace Raquel is back!
You saw Mercegrace A. Raquel last during Bb. Pilipinas Gold back in 2013. She was still this 19 year-old morena
from Licab, Nueva Ecija who made heads turn with her exotic vibe and statuesque height of 5’10”. She may not have placed during that very strong batch, but many pageant followers believed that she needs to return to the competition and mature even more at the right year. She certainly took the time out. A guest relations work at Solaire Resort and Casino kept her busy as a bee ever since.
Now at 22, Mercegrace could be looking at resurrecting her pageant dreams via Bb. Pilipinas 2016. This time, she is more determined, more polished and full of soul. And methinks she has more aces up her sleeve this time around. Do you think that she has what it takes to complete an unfinished business of becoming a Queen?
Watch out for the brand-new version of Mercegrace A. Raquel soon! :-)
A brand-new Mercegrace is on the way!
Angelica Alita is a Double A. Will she score As for Bb. Pilipinas 2016 screenings?
There is this beautiful lass from Oriental Mindoro who, I was told, will screen for Bb. Pilipinas 2016.
Her name is Angelica Alita. She is a Star Magic artist who was a finalist of the network’s “My Girl” contest. She was also titled Miss Puerto Galera 2011 and won a string of other beauty contests in her home province like Miss Mahalta Beauty 2011 and Miss Socorro Tourism 2011. Her face is distinctly youthful and very much cut out for a showbiz career. But she is also tall and with a lot of potentials to stand out in the pageant scene with the right training and development.
No problem. Aces & Queens should take care of the polishing. And with the screenings upcoming, she should be one girl to watch out for.
Remember the name: Angelica Alita from Puerto Galera. :-)
Edjelyn Joy Gamboa is assigned #43 for her Bb. Pilipinas 2016 application
Here is a girl who has already filed her application form for Bb. Pilipinas 2016. Her name is Edjelyn Joy Gamboa and she is part of the Aces & Queens team for this year’s edition.
Edjelyn held the title of Miss Oriental Mindoro – Mahalta Beauty 2010, and was Miss Lyceum 2012. She stands 5’8″ and can justifiably claim to be a good singer as it is one of her still relatively untapped talents.
For Bb. Pilipinas 2016, Edjelyn has been assigned #43 for the upcoming screenings. Let’s see how well she will do in the tough filtering of wannabes to come up with the Official Candidates. It won’t be easy breeze, but if she makes it, then the payoff could be much more than what she anticipated the challenge to be. :-)
Photographer Dix Perez took charge of shooting the successful group that brought us the Philippines’ 3rd Miss Universe and 1st Miss World crowns
As far back as I can remember, Aces & Queens has never had a pictorial of the whole team that was as properly set up as this. So when the lovely photographs taken by Dix Perez started showing up in the Facebook accounts of both Jonas Gaffud and Arnold Mercado, I said “Finally!” It could perhaps be the best time to do so after the camp has successfully helped in getting the 3rd Miss Universe crown (via Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach
) for the country that matched well with our 1st Miss World victory (courtesy of Megan Young
) for which they also got significant credits for.
So without further ado, let me just give you a quick rundown of the members in their grouped and family portraits.
The starting pillars of Aces&Queens (left-to-right): Arnold Mercado, Jonas Gaffud and Atty. Nad Bronce
From wardrobe to styling to fitness to scheduling (left-to-right): Bessie Besana, John Cuay and Pao Baysa
The Wisdom of the Senior Advisers (left-to-right): Cesar Evangelista, Boyet Blas and Gerry Diaz
The hair and makeup artists/stylists (left-to-right): Gery Penaso, Carissa Cielo Medved, Jim Ryan Ros and Raymond Galang
Note: There were four important members who missed the photoshoot so let me just cite the following individuals as well: Carlos Buendia, Jr. (for wardrobe/dancing/choreography), Yuventus Albert Kurniawan (for make-up), Dave Grona (for hair) and Film Director Jeffrey Jeturian (Senior Adviser)
An almost complete family portrait for Aces&Queens
I doff my hat to all of you! :-)
A love-filled baby shower for mother-to-be Shamcey Supsup Lee
As I have blogged before, Miss Universe Philippines 2011 and Miss Universe 2011 3rd Runner-Up Shamcey Supsup-Lee will become a mother soon. And because of the very nearing date of delivery, a love-filled baby shower was thrown on her behalf. Loving husband Lloyd was always around to support his heavily-pregnant wife. Her mentors from Aces & Queens led by Jonas Gaffud, Arnold Mercado and Bessie Besana were around. And of course, her fellow pageant queens also graced the affair, led by Miss Universe 2010 4th Runner-Up Venus Raj, Miss Universe Philippines 2014 MJ Lastimosa, Miss Earth 2015 Angelia Ong, Bb. Pilipinas Supranational 2014 Yvethe Santiago, Bb. Pilipinas Tourism 2011 Isabella Manjon and Bb. Pilipinas International 2011 Dianne Necio.
Watch out for the arrival of Baby Nyke! :-)
A quote for dear Shamcey:
“Pregnancy seems designed to prepare you for life as a mother. You start making sacrifices nine months before the child is born, so by the time they put in an appearance you are used to giving things up for them.”
― Brett Kiellerop