Miss International 2013 Bea Rose Santiago (middle) and Miss Philippines Bianca Guidotti (1st from right) with the already checked-in delegates shopping in Ginza (Photo credit: Stephen Diaz for Missosology)
Bianca (1st from right) with two delegates (Photo credit: Stephen Diaz for Missosology)
I envy my Saitama-based friend Stephen Diaz (of Missosology
) who resides only two train rides away from where the Miss International 2014 delegates spent the afternoon shopping at Ginza. The photos above and left are exclusives of the pageant site
Miss International 2013 Bea Rose Santiago accompanied the ladies which included Miss Philippines Bianca Guidotti. And what made the small group of 12 early delegates even more excited about the whole outing is that it’s not an official activity (notice that they still don’t have their country sashes on) so they can shop around without worrying too much about TV cameras following them or checking out only the sponsor shops/department stores.
Tomorrow will be entirely different because there will be more than sixty (60) foreign beauties already accounted for. ;-)
Bb. Pilipinas International 2014 Bianca Guidotti was one of the first delegates to register in Tokyo. And today will be relatively light for everyone since the other ladies have yet to check-in. The main bulk will be arriving later and tomorrow.
And no, she hasn’t updated me yet on who her roommate is. Perhaps, that girl hasn’t landed in Narita till now.
Anyways, it’s going to be a bit of shopping plus a tea ceremony for the eleven accounted heads plus Miss International 2013 Bea Rose Santiago for now. ;-)
Miss International 2013 Bea Rose Santiago (front) and Bb. Pilipinas International 2014 Biance Guidotti during a lull in taping for their UKG guesting.
If you watched the morning show “Umagang Kay Ganda
” on ABS-CBN earlier in the day, you will have seen the final TV guesting of Miss International 2013 and Bb. Pilipinas International 2014 Mary Anne Bianca Guidotti before they leave for Tokyo, Japan this coming weekend.
The two beautiful ladies were actually in the segment where they exhibited some relevant beauty queen gym exercises that are helpful in maintaining their shapely bodies.
In the following days, they will be busy as Queen Bees. Bea Rose will start packing her luggages, while Bianca – whose competition wardrobe has already been prepared and packed by the BPCI team – will get ready for her (Strictly by Invitation) Official Send-Off at Araneta Center tomorrow afternoon.
P.S. Let’s have some good clean fun in the meantime. Try putting a caption on the big photo of Bea Rose and Bianca above. ;-)
courtesy of Pageant KEENOPh
Will Bianca's wish of following Bea Rose in this group come true?
Practicing her eyebrows, Bianca is.
In less than a week from now, Bb. Pilipinas International 2014 Mary Anne Bianca Guidotti will be arriving in Tokyo fully pumped-up to go for her pageant mission with a sincere smile, a heart of gold, a warm disposition and a wealth of conversational Nihongo in memory that should bring her closer to the Japanese people.
By the time she opens her mouth and tests her ability to speak to the locals, Bianca will unleash her “Konnichiwa, Arigato Gozaimasu and Kombanwa” with a dash of charm only a woman of true loving and caring substance can offer.
A confidence check on our girl will show that she has the right balance of niceties, conformity and aggression to show to everyone that she means serious business in wresting a back-to-back win for the Philippines in Miss International 2014. I can still remember our chat where she jokingly but in an oddly serious tone said that she has already collected all her annual allocated wishes for that one special gift – a pearl-encrusted Mikimoto crown that she intends to give back in gratitude to all the Filipinos who supported and cheered her on every step of the way.
I love you, Marianne. You are the younger beauty queen sister I never had, the tall Bb. Pilipinas niece I might never get the chance of raising and guiding to pageantry and the pure unadulterated celebrity-friend I discovered serendipitously.
Tōkyō de saikō no kōun!
Best of luck in Tokyo! :-D
First off, the video of the TV guesting of Miss International 2013 Bea Rose Santiago and Bb. Pilipinas International 2014 Mary Anne Bianca Guidotti on ANC Headstart this morning can already be seen below. Thanks to Pageant KEENOPh for taking the time to upload the whole clip on YouTube.
Both ladies looked really good during the interview with host Karen Davila. And they answered all the questions with confidence and clarity.
courtesy of Pageant KEENOPh
One part that stood out for me, though, was when Karen asked Bea Rose how she prepared and why she won last year’s Miss International crown. The latter went about explaining that she did everything by the books, like knowing and emulating the kind of women the Japanese people love among many other strategies. And she rattled adjectives like soft, gentle, caring, sweet, lady-like. To this, the former quickly responded with something like “but really you’re not?” That witty remark from the host floored me a bit.
Go watch it now and find out Bianca’s planned speech on why she wants to win the title. Then return here to give your two cents! ;-)
Yvethe, Valerie and Bianca: all going for back-to-back wins (Photo credit: Pao Oap)
Looking for victories in Miss World, Miss International and Miss Supranational are Valerie, Bianca and Yvethe, respectively
Call it fate, sheer coincidence or plain luck of the results. But Aces & Queens ended up with the major titleholders who will work hard for back-to-back wins abroad. It’s like a blind-folded Jonas Gaffud dipped his hand inside a velvet bag to select three random challenge chips and picked the tougher ones like clustered destiny.
But as the popular saying goes, “when the going gets tough, the tough get going.” And when the successful track record becomes like second skin, the next step is to up the level of difficulty to see how far the envelope can be pushed.
As far as Miss World Philippines 2014 Valerie Weigmann, Bb. Pilipinas International 2014 Mary Anne Bianca Guidotti and Bb. Pilipinas Supranational 2014 Yvethe Marie Santiago are concerned, they will not settle for anything less than the crowns currently on the lovely heads of Megan Young, Bea Rose Santiago and Mutya Datul, respectively. The three missions sound ambitious. But the objective is to set the bar high, and not be distracted from focus. You can bet your bottom dollar that they will give more than their 100% best efforts to go for the big wins.
With our constant cheers and support, nothing is impossible for our Queens. After all, it’s #ForThePhilippines ! :-D
Miss International 2013 Bea Rose Santiago
At exactly 1:11 into the video below, Miss International 2013 Bea Rose Santiago gathered enough guts to reveal on nationwide TV her dismay and frustration over her reign. Citing that she was not given the permission to start and move forward with planned charities, she could only bow her head in disappointment. And while there was no mention of which specific organization she is directing her complaints at, it could be the Japan-based ICA (International Cultural Association)
being allegedly hinted since it has control over her activities and appearances.
In my opinion, BPCI can mediate but only to a certain extent.
“I wanted to do more but I couldn’t,” said Bea to reporter Mario Dumaual.
courtesy of ABS-CBN News
My hope is that Bea’s public declaration of dismay won’t put unnecessary strain in her relationship with the people behind Miss International. To express my sentiments in Tagalog, “Sana naman ay hindi ito maka-apekto sa paglaban ng ating kandidata ngayong taon sa Tokyo. Hindi pare-pareho ang disposisyon ng bawat tao, kaya hindi maikukumpara ang pananaw ni Bea sa kung sino man ang papalit sa kanya. At si Bianca na rin sana ‘yong makoronahan nyang susunod.“
I would have wished Miss International 2013 doing the TV patrol interview after her reign ends on November 11. But then again, it has already been aired all over the country and around the world via YouTube and TFC.
In Tagalog again, “Sa abot ng aking nalalaman, naka-kontrata siya sa Miss International kaya ang pagsulong ng kanyang mga pang-sariling kawanggawa ay maaari lamang simulan ng malawakan sa oras na matapos ang kanyang panahon ng pagkapanalo. Sana ay hindi lamang ang kakulangan o kawalan ng pag-biyahe sa iba’t-ibang bansa ang pinanggagalingan ng kanyang pagka-dismaya.“
Your thoughts, dear readers? ;-)