Thanks to Kiddo Macalma of TPQ for sharing the above.
All six ladies above will relinquish their crowns come November and December.
Just so you know, the biggest chunk of international pageants are scheduled from August to December. And the list above includes even the less popular competitions.
November and December remain to be the months with the heaviest loads in terms of prestige and popularity. We have Miss International and Miss Earth during the 11th month, with Miss Universe, Miss World and Miss Supranational (not be confused with the India-based version) all vying for attention during the Holidays.
And the coverage will most likely get messed up during the 4th Quarter of 2014. I will try everything possible, though, to keep my sanity intact. ;-)
Miss Earth USA 2014 Andrea Neu
Andrea (middle) with her elemental court
During the Miss International 2013 in Japan, Colorado native Andrea Neu represented the USA but eventually lost to our bet Bea Rose Santiago (see their photo below
) who was crowned winner of that competition.
Not wanting to waste time in trying out for another pageant, Andrea competed for and won Miss Earth USA 2014. Come late November, she will travel to Asia once more and wear the US sash in Miss Earth 2014 which, according to reports, will have its finals in Macau.
Andrea (left) with Bea Rose Santiago during MI2013.
So the next challenge now is to face up with Miss Philippines Earth 2014 Jamie Herrell who is promising to give her best to become the 2nd Filipina Miss Earth.
Does Andrea have what it takes to nose out Jamie or even one of the more talked-about delegates, Venezuela’s Stephanie de Zorzi?
Let’s see how she will transform herself between now and December. ;-)
The Mikimoto-encrusted crown of Miss International and the reigning titleholder, Bea Rose Santiago.
Miss International 2013 Bea Rose Santiago does not hide the fact that she loves traveling a lot. She simply finds fulfillment in visiting different countries and learning about their culture without having to spend an arm and a leg for plane fare and accommodations. So when she was crowned with the Mikimoto-encrusted crown last year, the anticipation for a string of personal appearances and crowning duties was well-justified. And why not? If the likes of Miss World 2013 Megan Young can country-hop non-stop and Miss Supranational 2013 Mutya Datul got to stay in Belarus with fulfilled invitations to places like Poland, Panama and Gabon during their reigns, why can’t she? Her year is about to end in four months’ time, and the antsy feeling can’t be helped.
Well, a little birdie whispered to my ear that the Japanese organizers allegedly charge a high amount for guest appearances of their winner. As a result, interested groups allegedly opt out even before negotiations can be started.
Definitely, the missed opportunities of this Miss are the stuff she can only reminisce with great regret by the end of 2014. But what can she do? Her title-related moves are just as good as what her ‘bosses’ will approve.
Let’s hope that she can at least be given the chance to travel to Korea and China before November arrives. ;-)
Miss International 2013 Bea Rose Santiago for Almodal Jewelry
She may not be as busy as a travel bug like Miss World 2013 Megan Young who has been hopping from one country to the next in her still active reign. Neither does she have the relatively light crowning responsibilities of Miss Supranational 2013 Mutya Johanna Datul who has already been to Panama, Poland, Thailand and Gabon so far.
Be that as it may, Miss International 2013 Bea Rose Santiago cannot really be faulted for anything that only the Japanese organizers of International Beauty Congress will require their reigning winner to fulfill in terms of duties and appearances.
So to keep herself busy, she focused on projects that allowed touching base with her hometown in Cataingan, Masbate. She has also done a number of charity projects that increased a continuing awareness of her efforts to become a useful Miss International.
And as image endorser of Almodal Jewelry and Leo Almodal creations, Bea Rose has also reminded us all how beautiful and captivating she still is. She is a woman who is constantly in bloom.
Don’t you think so, dear readers?
Miss International 2013 in a Leo Almodal creation
Will Bea Rose pass on the Mikimoto crown to Mary Anne Bianca Guidotti?
Will Mutya Johanna Datul relinquish her Miss Supranational crown to Yvethe Marie Santiago?
There is no denying the fact that going for a back-to-back international pageant win for one country is not only challenging. It can also be a constant source of pressure for the lady who is hoping to be the recipient of the crown from the reigning titleholder who represented the same nation. But it has already been proven doable, regardless of how rare it can get.
Such is the tough assignment resting on the hands of Bb. Pilipinas International 2014 Mary Anne Bianca Guidotti and Bb. Pilipinas Supranational 2014 Yvethe Marie Santiago. Not only are their predecessors the crowned international pageant winners last year, the demands of sealing a consecutive victory are getting heavier by the day.
I am certain that both Miss International 2013 Bea Rose Santiago and Miss Supranational 2013 Mutya Johanna Datul wouldn’t want it any other way to insure the continued success of the Philippines in the global pageant arena. But let’s keep everything in reality check so that our reps will not forget about enjoying the whole experience of representing the Philippines in a foreign land.
If back-to-back wins are meant to happen, then such glorious achievements will indeed happen. After all, Bianca and Yvethe are giving more than their 100% in preparing for the set objective. ;-)
Miss International 2013 Bea Rose Santiago teaching the candidates of Bb. Cataingan 2014 on how to walk like a queen.
When Miss International 2013 Bea Rose Santiago visited her hometown in Masbate, one of the activities she committed to was the pep talk-cum-on the spot training of the Bb. Cataingan 2014 candidates on the rudiments of a beauty competition, particularly having the right attitude plus the proper way of walking, posing and applying make-up.
It was an afternoon well-spent as all the young ladies who attended were simply in awe of seeing a real-life international beauty queen in front of them and imparting useful tips on how to handle the provincial contest.
Just keep on paying it forward, Bea! ;-)
Make-up 101 from Miss International 2013
Some of the familiar names and faces during the Santacruzan held at SM Mall of Asia (Photo credit: OPMB Worldwide)
Miss Supranational Philippines 2012 Elaine Kay Moll also took part in the event. (Photo credit: OPMB Worldwide)
What’s the month of May without the colorful and beauty-filled Santacruzan or Flores de Mayo
taking place everywhere?
Just recently, the SM Mall of Asia played host to their own version of the event at the mall grounds which culminated onstage at the Activity Center area. Familiar names and faces graced the occasion with the likes of Miss International 2013 Bea Rose Santiago, Miss Supranational Philippines 2012/Miss Supranational 2012 3rd Runner-Up Elaine Kay Moll, Miss Philippines Earth 2012/Miss Earth-Air 2012 Stephany Stefanowitz, Bb. Pilipinas alumni Emma Tiglao, Racquel Kabigting and KC Cajanding wearing drop-dead traditional attires to the delight of shoppers and spectators all around.
If you want to see more of the pictures and participants, click HERE.
A public library in the name of Miss International 2013 Bea Rose Monterde Santiago
Miss International 2013 Bea Rose Santiago is all set to enter national pageant records as the international beauty queen with a public library named after her. And Cataingan, Masbate – her beloved hometown – is where it will be inaugurated.
For now, the people behind the project is seeking groups and individuals as partners who can donate books to fill up the shelves and allow everyone in the locality to benefit from reading and constant self-learning.
If you are interested to reach out, you can contact Era Menchavez dela Pena via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or through 09295592532.
Miss International 2013 Bea Rose Santiago bonds with the kids during her Masbate homecoming
A simpler float and parade this time around
It is interesting to note that – compared to her first grand homecoming as Bb. Pilipinas International 2013 – the return to the same province as Miss International 2013 was a far more simple and funfare-minimized affair. And I can certainly add that Bea Rose Santiago must have felt more sincerity among the Masbatenos
this time around as the love and attention they showered had a more personalized feel to it. Her physical accessibility added a dash of delight to the welcoming locals. Let’s not connect any kind of old controversy anymore. The important thing is that she never forgot to give thanks to her kababayans
for the genuine pride and support.
Thumbs up to you, Bea Rose! :-D
Bb. Pilipinas 2014 Winners and Runners-Up
Your blogger with Rodgil Flores, MI2013 Bea Rose Santiago and BBP Tourism 2013 Cindy Miranda plus shots of the successful KF team plus the BBP Gold Queens with Madame Stella.
The good news: I had a very pleasant encounter with the newly-crowned Bb. Pilipinas 2014 winners at Balay in Araneta Center earlier. All seven ladies are in full bloom and looked every inch the beauty queens they have been transformed into just last Sunday night.
The not-so-good news: It was a full-on Press Conference instead of an opportunity to do one-on-one interviews with them. In fact, I was the last and only digital press rep to be able to ask one question. As expected, the broadsheet media and TV networks were given the chance to throw in questions ahead plus on-cam coverages, respectively.
Watch the 3-minute video below when I fortunately squeezed a question for Bb. Pilipinas Intercontinental 2014 Kris Tiffany Janson.
It was a thrill seeing the winners once more. But I was more excited when Miss Universe Philippines 2014 MJ Lastimosa stated about the possibility of winning our 3rd Miss Universe crown as: “I’ll make it my destiny!“.
She clearly elicited the most number of interest from the guests present. And her aura alone is starting to exude traces of a future big winner.
I was hoping to ask more questions, but time wasn’t on our side as the allotted schedule for the press conference already went beyond the intended frame.
But don’t fret. I got an invite to attend the thanksgiving party of Bianca Guidotti soon. I will make a separate post on that this weekend. ;-)