Group hug for (left to right): Hannah, Parul, MJ, Yvethe, Kris and Bianca
There has never been a better time for our Bb. Pilipinas 2014 Queens to get real close and sisterly with each other than now.
One by one, they will head off to their respective pageant assignments (at least four of them) starting next month with Bb. Pilipinas Intercontinental Kris Tiffany Janson leaving for Jordan on October 5. After her, Bb. Pilipinas International Bianca Guidotti will head to Tokyo on October 25 – right on the same day that a Miss Intercontinental will be crowned. A few weeks later, Bb. Pilipinas Supranational Yvethe Marie Santiago will get her date with destiny as she embarks on a much-awaited trip to Poland to gun for a back-to-back victory in Krynica-Zdrój. And for the pièce de résistance, Miss Universe Philippines MJ Lastimosa will be sent-off (to a still unknown destination) in an almost date-overlapping fashion for Miss Universe 2014 by mid-November as well.
In all of these, our Queens will have each other’s back as moral and emotional support. Individually, their targets are zeroed in on claiming victory abroad. As a group, their mission is united – to be the most successful Bb. Pilipinas batch of winners. :-D
Our Bb. Pilipinas 2014 Queens got their VIP Tour of Ayala Museum yesterday
An exhibit inside the Ayala Museum
And you thought only the Official Candidates of Misters of the Philippines 2014 got their taste of culture yesterday? Well, well, well. The Bb. Pilipinas 2014 Queens also had theirs. At the Ayala Museum. And a VIP Tour befitting royalty at that.
It’s always fun to visit this place because it evokes memories of my high school days. But more than that, the Ayala Museum is a shining testament to our heritage and preserved culture.
You should try dropping by one of these days. The new look and interiors look awesome. :-)
Photo credit: Toff Tiozon
Photo credit: Toff Tiozon
To all the Laura fans out there. There is this cool article
posted by Student Writer Krista Rodriguez that recently came out in the Lifestyle Section of the Philippine Daily Inquirer titled ‘Courtside Queen’, the focus was on Bb. Pilipinas 2014 1st Runner-up Laura Victoria Lehmann.
While Lau may be busy juggling time between her Ateneo de Manila University studies/UAAP courtside duties and commitments to BPCI, she remains the sweet and unassuming beauty I met during a private Aces & Queens Presentation held last January.
Let’s see if she is even entertaining plans of re-joining Bb. Pilipinas at this point. ;-)
Our 2014 Bb. Pilipinas Queens - MJ, Kris, Bianca, Yvethe and Parul - as photographed by Bruce Casanova
The Queens clowning for the camera
When Photographer Bruce Casanova uploaded the five-in-one portrait (see above
) of our Bb. Pilipinas 2014 Queens, I got inspired once more to come up with this short Sunday feature on who among them will be the best ever in this batch.
Without a doubt, Miss Universe Philippines 2014 Mary Jean ‘MJ’ Lastimosa could be it if she wins our 3rd Miss Universe crown. Bb. Pilipinas International 2014 Mary Anne Bianca Guidotti and Bb. Pilipinas Supranational 2014 Yvethe Marie Santiago are also in the running if they achieve the rare back-to-back wins in Tokyo and Krynica-Zdrój, respectively. And not to be outdone, Bb. Pilipinas Intercontinental 2014 Kris Tiffany Janson can also pull some weight if she nails the country’s first victory in Jordan. I really wish I could say something about Parul at this point. But the lack of clarity regarding a pageant assignment leaves me no choice but to simply wish that something is in the offing for her.
Our Bb. Pilipinas 2014 Queens for Araneta Center as photographed by Bruce Casanova
In the end, I want 2014 to be the best group of Bb. Pilipinas winners ever – much better than their predecessors.
Is that too much to ask, dear readers? ;-)
The Bb. Pilipinas 2014 Queens (l-r): 1st RU Laura Lehmann, Bb. Pilipinas International 2014 Bianca Guidotti, Bb. Pilipinas Tourism 2014 Parul Shah, Bb. Pilipinas Supranational 2014 Yvethe Santiago, Miss Universe Philippines 2014 MJ Lastimosa and Bb. Pilipinas Intercontinental 2014 Kris Janson during the Toka-Toka Water Advocacy Campaign at Araneta Center.
The ladies doing some dance moves with the Toka-Toka mascot
Last Monday, the Bb. Pilipinas 2014 Queens graced the launching and educational gallery opening of Manila Water’s Toka-Toka Water Advocacy at the Araneta Center. The ladies wholeheartedly obliged to the appearance and support because its objective is to “…ensure cleaner and safer rivers in Metro Manila, particularly the Marikina, Pasig and San Juan rivers.
As further explanation of the campaign, “Toka-Toka stems from the root word “Toka” means to share and commit.
TokaToka has four “ownable” acts where an individual or institution can contribute as his or its “toka” (share) namely: proper disposal of garbage; desludging of septic tanks; connecting to Manila Water’s sewer network; and supporting the company’s community-based sanitation and used-water projects.“
To know more about Manila Water’s “Toka-Toka Para sa Malinis na Ilog“, click HERE.
Below is a behind-the-scenes video of the photoshoot of the Bb. Pilipinas 2014 Queens – MJ, Bianca, Kris, Yvethe and Parul – for Sense&Style Magazine’s August 2014 issue. It’s really a nice watch. Enjoy! :-D
courtesy of Sense&Style magazine
Like the video? Then you’ll love Sense&Style Magazine even more. Grab a copy of the latest issue now! ;-)
The Bb. Pilipinas 2014 Queens take a group selfie during their Love Yourself seminar.
Our Bb. Pilipinas 2014 Queens – MJ Lastimosa, Bianca Guidotti, Kris Janson, Yvethe Santiago, Parul Shah and Hannah Ruth Sison – took the time to attend the Love Yourself Foundation
seminar on HIV/AIDS Awareness so as to further their knowledge about the same and, in the process – help spread the word as well as the support system that the organization
can provide to those diagnosed with the disease.
By the way, if you want to help the project, be a Volunteer by signing up HERE. Dare. Care. Share. :-)