The original speech (with revisions) of Bea Rose Santiago that helped her win Miss International 2013
Bea Rose during the greatest moment of her pageant life (Associated Press photo)
Just the other day, Miss International 2013 Bea Rose Santiago updated her FB status with the following statements:
“Its almost Miss International and i remember around this time i was cramming for my speech! It wasn’t until late November when i wrote my winning speech. Ara Pia and i went to Roxas City to help during #typhoonyolanda i had no idea the 3rd level of Roxas City, City hall changed my life. The experience was so overwhelming i thought i was gonna cry! all the people from different sorts of organization (canadian troops, UN, etc) were there and i had to say Thank you in 10 secs! Honestly….. They are the reason for my speech, Thank You! Those beautiful souls helping us, they deserve the best way of thank you. Of course, behind my speech was equally beautiful people who stayed with me for hrs making sure i will deliver every lines with love and sincerity. We made sure that the thought should be straight from my heart. I made so many but at the end i did my very best! My aunt Aurelia L. Castro, direk chris violago of abs cbn, Dale Carnegie masters doodz policarpio and Oliver Espiritu my ESA teachers sir Bong and sir Gian. Thank you for believing in me. Sorry if matagal ko na sabi pero i always thank god for my mentors. You didn’t ask credit or anything i am forever grateful for all your support! – here are some of them my mentors deserve to be named!!”
Miss International 2013 Bea Rose Santiago in Leo Almodal (Photo credit: Ari Simangan)
In just a little over a month from now, Bea Rose will be returning to Tokyo, Japan. Initially, she will be doing some photo and video shoots in preparation for the arrival of delegates to Miss International 2014 by the last week of October. The moment the batch is complete, she will also act like a big sister to all the new contenders vying for the crown on top of her head. And in between the activities, she will be finalizing the speech that will be simultaneously aired during her farewell walk.
Time really flies so fast. And Bea Rose can’t help but feel a mix of emotions that is mostly filled with happy memories of the year that was. Regardless of some intermittent regrets for not having been given the opportunity to do a lot of travels during her reign, she remains grateful.
Having given much pride and honor to the country, our Miss International 2013 remains a true symbol of the world-class Filipina. :-)
Have you visited Mang Jose’s blogsite?
The masked Mang Jose
I’m not the person easiest to believe in predictions based on visions. On the other hand, I’m not the hardest to convince if the individual has already built a respectable track record of revelations that have come true after they have been posted days or weeks or months prior.
Mang Jose is one such special guy. While my interest was piqued when his pageant-related visions made me raise my eyebrows (like when he saw the victory of Miss International 2013 Bea Rose Santiago last November 27, 2013), he has a wide assortment of predictions (in showbiz, politics, world affairs and disasters) that have mostly come true and are very likely to make most anyone a convert.
If you would like to check his blog out, click HERE. In the meantime, I took the liberty of posting some of his pageant visions below that should take place in the remaining months of 2014. Let’s see if one or all of them will take place. ;-)
One of Mang Jose’s recent predictions
Now the prediction above is very interesting. Can you hazard a guess?
Mang Jose’s take on MJ Lastimosa last April 27
Bb. Pilipinas International Bianca Guidotti (right) with host Carla Lizardo
When Binibini 28 Carla Jenina Lizardo from Bb. Pilipinas 2014 started hosting “Personage” over at PTV-4, it was only a matter of time before she would eventually convince bosom buddy Bb. Pilipinas International 2014 Mary Anne Bianca Guidotti to guest in her show. And when the latter finally did, both of them had a bit of a hard time keeping their straight faces on while talking about relatively serious matters that are completely different from the usual light stuff that they huddle about during slack days. Watch the video below, which incidentally includes the guesting of Miss International 2013 Bea Rose Santiago as well. :-)
courtesy of PTV
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