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. ;-)
The two “Angels” of R-L Angels for Bb. Pilipinas 2014
First off, the group responsible for Ria Rabajante, Bence Bianzon, Pauline Quintas and Sofia Mustonen of Bb. Pilipinas 2013 is still alive and kicking.
R-L Angels has two entries this year, and I was told that they are literally Angels, i.e., their nicknames coming from actual first names.
But don’t ask me what their full names are. RL himself is still being a bit secretive, although the two ladies are actually taking part in the screenings.
Let’s see if his two wards will make it in 2014’s line-up. ;-)
Like her or not, Pia Wurtzbach enjoys more than a couple of advantages going into the screenings and pre-pageant activities of Bb. Pilipinas 2014.
1) For starters, she will be the only applicant with a practically guaranteed spot among this year’s Official Candidates. Having served as 1st Runner-Up for almost one full year, she has the inside track in BPCI.
2) In addition to that, she has proven her good attitude and cooperative spirit to the people behind the organization.
3) Having undergone intensive training with the four other Bb. Pilipinas 2013 winners, she already has ingrained in her the essential learnings on how to style, project and express herself in the international stage.
Let me make it clear. I’m not stating that she has already been “promised” a crown, but it doesn’t take a lot of deliberations on whether she deserves to represent us abroad or not. All she needs right now is to stick to the game plan, give it her best shot all throughout and perform solidly during the finals night’s Q&A. How hard can that be? The advantages are hers to lose, if I may add. ;-)