Ann, Pia, Kimverlyn and Christi pose in front of Pedro N’ Coi
The Bb. Pilipinas 2015 Queens from Aces & Queens
The Victory Party of Aces & Queens was held at Pedro ‘N Coi
, the unique “Pinoy Pop Chibog
” restaurant of warm and attentive hosts Lloyd and Shamcey Lee at the 3rd level of Fisher Mall in Quezon City. The honorees were all in attendance – Miss Universe Philippines 2015 Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach, Bb. Pilipinas Intercontinental 2015 Christi Lynn McGarry, Bb. Pilipinas Tourism 2015 Ann Lorraine Colis and 2nd Runner-Up Kimverlyn Suiza.
Also present were beauty queens Venus Raj, Ara Arida, Elaine Moll, Mafae Yunon-Belasco and Valerie Weigmann. In addition, some of the 2015 Binibinis of Aces & Queens were there – Alaiza Malinao, Teresita Ssen Marquez, Justine Felizarta, Neesha Murjani and Kylie Verzosa, plus Mr. World Philippines 2014 John Spainhour.
Of course, the night won’t be complete without the people behind Aces & Queens led by Jonas Gaffud, Arnold Mercado, John Cuay, Gerry Diaz, Mark Besana, Atty. Nad Bronce, Caloy Buendia, Pao Oap and Cesar Evangelista.
Here are more photos from the said event.
Team Aces & Queens and their beauties
Binibini 24 Ann Lorraine Colis and Binibini 7 Enrica Roxiele Guieb as photographed by Owen Reyes
Don’t you just love spoilers who provide pleasant surprises in any kind of competition? I am stressing on the word ‘pleasant’ because there are also those type of come-from-behind winners who will never sit well with us. At least not until the fated individuals have satisfactorily proven otherwise.
Enter Binibini 24 Ann Lorraine Colis and Binibini 7 Enrica Roxiele Guieb – two of the Official Candidates in Bb. Pilipinas 2015 who are showing more than just fleeting promise in the competition. They are excellent examples of beautiful challengers who can give the top favorites a good run for the money and take the glory without flaming opposition from pageant watchers.
Ann Lorraine projects without hesitation. She has an aura that is both calculated and refined. Enrica Roxiele, on the other hand, may remind you of past winners but comes on stronger as she has evolved her style into a modern version of the much older Binibinis she is being compared to.
Ann (standing 2nd from left) and Rox (half-kneeling leftmost) with the other Aces & Queens bets plus John Cuay (center)
How far will their respective steamboats sail into the finals? I hope far enough for the judges to truly appreciate their winning qualities. ;-)
Binibini 21 Alaiza Malinao and Binibini 19 Christi Lynn McGarry as photographed by Owen Reyes
They may not have the overflowing hype surrounding the likes of Janicel Lubina and Pia Wurtzbach, but Binibini 21 Alaiza Malinao and Binibini 19 Christi Lynn McGarry have never lagged behind in terms of being tagged as favorites in Bb. Pilipinas 2015. In fact, I wanted to call them spoilers but that wouldn’t sound right because they are almost on equal footing with the perceived winners among the thirty-four (34) contenders.
Honestly, these two ladies are likely winners who will not get strong opposition if ever. They have managed to get very positive feedback from many pageant followers and observers. They have the right ingredients in place – beautiful face with competitive height and figure on top of having good communication skills. What more can one ask for?
Alaiza (leftmost) and Christi Lynn (middle) pose with Ina Guerrero for PAGCOR
If and when Alaiza and Christi Lynn end up snatching two of the crowns next week, then they are truly destined for pageant glory in Bb. Pilipinas. I won’t hide the wide smile on my face because a not-so-secret wish is for both of them to become our next international reps abroad. ;-)
Photographer Owen Reyes released his latest photoshoot of the Thirteen (13) Jewels of Aces & Queens in Bb. Pilipinas 2015.
And in this post, you will see the camp’s beauties in their most sensuous glory – no holds barred if you will. You might notice that the girls are wearing the same two-piece swimwears used for the ones taken by Raymond Saldaña weeks back. These images were taken from the same set-up but from different angles.
Let’s cut to the chase. I will ask the all-important questions now. Who are your best bets among the thirteen contenders? Who do you think will take it all the way come March 15? Who will get your most solid support up until the dying minutes of the finals?
Time to share your choices now. ;-)
Binibini 15 Paula Rich Bartolome and Binibini 22 Anja-Vanessa Peter close out our Face-Off series with their A&Q-KF beauty match (Photo credit: Bruce Casanova)
And so we’re down to the 17th and last in our Binibini Face-Off series. This one is not necessarily a case of saving the best match for last. But after I reviewed all the sixteen (16) previous one-on-ones, the two remaining ladies still come from opposing beauty camps. We now reach full circle with a clash of candidates from Aces & Queens and Kagandahang Flores
Binibini 15 Paula Rich Bartolome and Binibini 22 Anja-Vanessa Peter are two entirely different charmers. While the former is an all-Pinay challenger from Laguna, the one-time junior tennis darling is a mixed-race comer who is bringing her uniqueness to the table, sans previous non-pageant achievements.
Paula Rich and Anja-Vanessa have their own brand of charm to exude. Who gets you asking for more between the two? (Photo credit: Jhosh Rodriguez)
It’s quite easy to tell that Anja is fitter between the two, just like saying that Paula possesses the more alluring looks (an Oriental bombshell, if you will
) once pitted side-by-side.
Paula has a string of regional and national pageant experiences to lean on, while Anja is relying on her God-given talent for discipline and competitiveness.
Aura-wise, the Aces & Queens bet can be compared to a Victoria’s Secret scent – “… the whimsical, spring fragrance that lingers…” Meanwhile, the KF entry is like a Jo Malone EDT – “sandalwood and cedarwood seasoned with nutmeg and vibrant ginger…”
I will stop making all these comparisons. It’s time to score an ace.
40-40. Advantage Peter. ;-)
Binibini 5 Caneille Faith Santos of Marilao, Bulacan and Binibini 16 Marvi Ann de Lima of Iriga City, Camarines Sur – who’s your choice? (Photo credit: Jhosh Rodriguez)
Binibini 5 Caneille Faith Santos is the Bulakenya
from Marilao who caught the last train to Bb. Pilipinas 2015. She replaced the original qualifier Christine Balaguer due to reasons still un-press-released till now.
Binibini 16 Marvi Ann de Lima is the Iriga City native who was plucked out of her regional pageant turns by Gerry Diaz of Aces & Queens to train for and be fielded in the nationals.
And while some jaded pageant followers may dismiss this face-off as just a filler of presence and numbers, the two ladies here are actually strong-willed and diligent competitors who are capable of outshining some of the preferred ones who will be caught off-guard in the filtering process.
All Caneille wants is to leave a lasting impression in Bb. Pilipinas 2015 and hopefully place well. Marvi Ann wants to win for her home town and place in Bb. Pilipinas in this, her very first try.
Now if it were up to me, the match will go to Marvi Ann in a heartbeat. Not that I am skipping a fair assessment of Caneille who has been giving her best so far. The former is just doing everything right, vis a vis
the other’s outputs.
And while the Bicolana is the type of Binibini whose beauty does not grab you in an instant, it grows on an observer in due time. Maybe in time for the all-important closed door selection of the semifinalists? ;-)
Two of the tallest Binibinis are here for your assessment – Binibini 17 Brenna Cassandra Gamboa and Binibini 20 Tanya Angelina Nicole Hyde (Photo credit: Jhosh Rodriguez)
Methinks this is an almost dead even match. Between Binibini 17 Brenna Cassandra Gamboa and Binibini 20 Tanya Angelina Nicole Hyde, that is.
While the Yoga teacher (Tanya) looks slimmer and toned to the core, Brenna is more pageant-trained and ready for beauty assault on any given Sunday. Their facial features may not be the most crowd-appealing when sandwiching the likes of Binibini 19 Christi Lynn McGarry but the minute they work out the stage, the potentials show in generous amounts.
And just to add to the dead evenness, their respective heights are almost equal – playing in the 5’9″ range once in a full line-up.
Both Brenna (left) and Tanya stand in the 5’9″ range – very ideal for international fielding (Photo credit: Jhosh Rodriguez)
So where will the edge come from? Brenna’s experience perhaps. She knows how to play the pageant game. Tanya may be the articulate speaker with words coming out of her lips like a soothing voice-over for deep meditation. But then again, nothing beats having the background in executing grace under pressure while prancing around in tricky gowns and platform heels.
Brenna by the skin of her teeth or slightly more, in my opinion. ;-)