Binibini 3 Ria Rabajante for Bb. Pilipinas 2015
Ria is more prepared in her 2nd Bb. Pilipinas attempt
Back in 2013, Ria Rabajante made quite a splash when she took part in Bb. Pilipinas Gold. Tongues were wagging as to where this knockout dusky beauty came from and who was backing her up. Well, her trainers never changed. She is still the same R-L Angel pinned as Binibini 1 before. But just like the number she is wearing right now, the girl is 3x the sophisticated fierceness and 3x more prepared for the demands of the nationals. In fact, she took more than a year and a half before finally making the decision to enlist in Bb. Pilipinas 2015. Last year, she busied herself with work at Captured Dream Productions for the inaugural edition of Miss Teen Earth and Little Miss Earth Philippines where she did PR as well as being the big sister of all the young candidates.
But enough of that, for now. Ria is dead-set on performing better and stronger. And if she comes on as less daring in styling now, it could be due to a game plan to turn into a more timeless Filipina maiden who has what it takes to exude a favorable appeal in the global pageant circuit.
Ria showing off her sexy curves during the final screening
Could this be her year to fulfill the dream of winning a crown? Possibly. No, make that very possibly. ;-)
Former Binibini Charmaine Elima for Philippine Airlines
A selfie from Maine
Consider this post as shooting two birds with one stone. While the image above promotes the upcoming Travel Fair of Philippine Airlines happening at its PNB Financial Center Branch two days from now and into the whole weekend, it also updates everyone on what’s eating the beautiful Charmaine Elima nowadays. The former Official Candidate of Bb. Pilipinas Gold continues to fly with the country’s flag carrier, and is still quite happy with how things are moving along, career-wise.
Of course, if I ask Maine if she is still interested in re-joining Bb. Pilipinas, she will just give me a charming smile plus a non-committal answer that can be whispered to the wind as “pass muna“.
She knows, however, that should plans change, the doors are open for her possible return. Soon, I hope. :-)
Nicole Donesa hopes to do better in Miss World Philippines 2014. (Photo credit: Jory Rivera/OPMB Worldwide)
Nicole during the taping of a GMA-7 show
The minute I laid my eyes on this girl during the final screening of Miss World Philippines 2014, she unleashed an easy smile that made me stop and ask “You’re Nicole Donesa, right?
“, to which she appeared pleased with the instant recognition.
Do you remember this beautiful lass – initially tagged last year as the niece of Bb. Pilipinas International 2001 Maricarl Tolosa – when she was Binibini 4 during the 50th edition of our favorite national pageant? Well, she went on to pursue a showbiz career afterwards and got eventually signed up as an exclusive artist of GMA-7. She has, in fact, appeared in the teleserye ‘My Destiny‘ with recurring appearances in ‘Bubble Gang’ and other shows.
I think my initial speculation that Nicole is the entry of GMA Artist Center in the pageant will be confirmed soon enough. And if this indeed is the case, then she could perform better in Miss World Philippines 2014 than her stint in Bb. Pilipinas 2013. That is, if she plays her cards right and makes full use of the opportunity to get herself more familiar to the public eye.
What do you think, dear readers? :-)
The two bets from Rizal Province represent experience for one (Anna Carmela) and first-time jitters (Nicole) for the other.
The girl form Taytay has gone the national pageant route when she participated in Bb. Pilipinas 2013. On the other hand, the youthful lass from Rodriguez is dipping her feet in the big league for the first time. While previous exposure has a decisive edge over inexperience, there is no denying that this is a competition where the results tend to be just as unpredictable as the winning lottery numbers. At the same time, Nicole Grimalt has the more youthful vibe going for her compared to the relatively more mature (read: learned) disposition of Anna Carmela Aquino.
Be that as it may, whoever presents more consistently is likely to prevail over the other. Let’s watch their eco-videos for now to get a better impression of both wannabes.
videos courtesy of MissPhilippinesEarthOfficial
So who’s more preferable for you? Anna Carmela or Nicole? ;-)
Bence plans to turn her BBP2013 experience into a more fulfilling participation in MPE2014 (Photo credit: OPMB Worldwide and Melvin Sia)
As an R-L Angel during Bb. Pilipinas 2013, Bencelle Bianzon joined forces with Ria Rabajante, Pauline Quintas and Sofia Mustonen to show that the new camp has what it takes to nail a national crown.
And while they were not fortunate enough to achieve the objective, Bence decided to give it another shot with Miss Philippines Earth 2014 (where she represents Duenas, Iloilo) and hopefully get a far more fulfilling outcome during the pageant finals next month.
This sweet lady is certainly prepared to become a true-blue Earth warrior if it happens to be her pageant fate.
Here’s wishing you the best of luck, Bence! :-)
This was how the envelope – containing the names of the Fifteen (15) Finalists during Bb. Pilipinas 2013 – looked like. (Photo credit: Sahara Jessica Parker)
Once the (still unannounced) lead host of Bb. Pilipinas 2014 opens the envelope containing the names of the 15 Finalists on March 30, it will look like the one on the photo above. The qualifiers’ numbers and full names will be handwritten in the order they should be called out.
Of course, you don’t expect the same to be laser-printed instead. The auditors at SGV & Co. are very particular about details, so they would rather have them listed using a sign pen.
So while lulling myself to sleep, it got me into thinking who will be the chosen ones this year to be transmitted to the hosts for revelation. But on second thought, I don’t want to stress myself out anymore. I just decided to turn on Arianna Grande in my iPod. Zzzzz. ;-)
You can’t put Pia Wurtzbach down easily. The girl is a fighter.
However tough the competition is, Bb. Pilipinas 2013 1st Runner-Up Pia Wurtzbach is determined to translate her previous placement to the real deal this time around. She is not about to be crestfallen about the string of negative vibes coming her way, be it in the form of online bashings or negative comments. If at any, these will serve to push her even more and prove the detractors wrong.
With Aces & Queens behind her back, she is getting all the support system she needs to put up a good fight. And until one of the Bb. Pilipinas 2014 crowns gets pinned on her head, she won’t stop and surrender. She has gone this far. There’s no looking back. There’s no letting up. Not even with a pack of Clover Chips in hand, she won’t. ;-)