Rogelie Catacutan, Hannah Ruth Sison, Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach and Christi Lynn McGarry during the House of Lux event at Valkyrie
Miss Universe Philippines 2015 Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach
When Lux Philippines launched their new line of perfumed body washes at the House of Lux event held at Valkyrie, four of our Bb. Pilipinas 2015 Queens were invited to add glitter to the affair. Miss Universe Philippines 2015 Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach, Bb. Pilipinas Intercontinental 2015 Christi Lynn McGarry, Bb. Pilipinas Supranational 2015 Rogelie Catacutan and 1st Runner-Up Hannah Ruth Sison came to personally check the creation of Master Perfumer Nicole Mancini of Givaudan who mixed the signature scent called ‘Magical Spell’.
Below is a video from the House of Lux event held at Valkyrie. Watch now.
courtesy of Lux Philippines
Looks like the 2015 edition will be pushing through after all
The pageant's Facebook status update yesterday
A photo during the last MTQI
This should be good news for one of the Bb. Pilipinas 2015 runners-up after the organizers of Miss Tourism Queen International announced in their Facebook page thst the 2015 edition of the pageant will happen from October 28 to November 9 in Wenzhou, China.
So who gets first priority for the same? 1st Runner-Up Hannah Ruth Sison, of course. Not unless, Bb. Pilipinas Charities, Inc. (BPCI) gave up on the franchise after acquiring Miss Grand International and Miss Globe. But methinks it is still with them.
Is it time to jump for joy for our potential representative? Maybe after BPCI releases a Press Statement naming the Binibini going to Mainland China more than a month from now. ;-)
Bb. Pilipinas 2015 1st Runner-Up Hannah Ruth Sison should get first dibs for MTQI2015
Bb. Pilipinas 2015 runners-up Hannah Sison and Kim Suiza (Photo credit: Bruce Casanova)
Last Thursday was happy for both Parul Shah and Ann Lorraine Colis after the announcement of their overseas pageant assignments. It was long overdue for one and well-deserved for the other.
But how about runners-up Hannah Ruth Sison and Kimverlyn Suiza? Will these two beauties have their happy day as well? I really want to see them wear the Philippine sash abroad just like the rest. Gone are the days when at least the 1st Runner-Up would have something to look forward to during her reign. Are we pushing things a little too far in this regard? Don’t you think Hannah is also competitive enough to fight abroad? Or is there no longer an available franchise for BPCI to consider?
I just wish. Really. ;-)
Only fate can tell what good things await either of these two Binibinis
Could there really be light at the end of the tunnel for either Bb. Pilipinas Tourism 2015 Ann Lorraine Colis or Bb. Pilipinas 1st Runner-Up Hannah Ruth Sison? The question can be answered differently by an optimist and otherwise. But of late, some things are starting to roll in trickles and the clues are not for those who have been living under a rock these past few weeks or so.
I am not braving possible developments with an eternal sunshine of the spotless mind. I am treading with caution. Because if the chips possibly fall where they are supposed to land, then it could only bring smiles on our faces.
Let’s cross our fingers now until the next few weeks or so. :-)
Miss Grand International owner Nawat Itsaragrisil posting the Bb. Pilipinas logo in his FB account last August 13
Nawat Itsaragrisil himself
Last Thursday night in Bangkok at around 10am in the Land of Smiles, the Thai owner of Miss Grand International – Nawat Itsaragrisil – uploaded an image of the Bb. Pilipinas logo on his Facebook account. It was enough to send tongues wagging from Manila to Mainland USA. What is his purpose of doing so? Why make a post that he knows will send shock waves of rumor milling among Filipino pageant fans in particular? Is he trying to imply that negotiations are in progress with BPCI for his contest to be included among the titles of Bb. Pilipinas?
First off, that account is Nawat’s real Facebook presence. Unless it was hacked by playful souls, the sudden appearance of the said logo could mean a lot of things, both good and bad. The bad part is that there is a current franchise holder of Miss Grand International in the country, and that is John dela Vega who is coursing the winner of Miss Grand Philippines 2015 via the TV reality program “Pinay Beauty Queen Academy” on GMA News TV. The good indication is that if he is indeed making an effort to penetrate Bb. Pilipinas, then a relatively more reliable title could be added to the list of national crowns.
The question is when? This year or next? 2016 is a more feasible option. Doing it this year will break down the relationship with John dela Vega, not to mention the unnecessary intrigues that will be attached to the same, should any kind of shift persist.
The funny thing is the entry of Hannah Ruth Sison in the picture. The Bb. Pilipinas 1st Runner-Up is being informally lobbied by fans as a possible representative to MGI2015. While the idea doesn’t seem far-fetched, I took the liberty of contacting BPCI regarding the rumor. No answer has been given yet. But if push comes to shove, won’t it be more logical to consider Bb. Pilipinas Tourism 2015 Ann Lorraine Colis first since there seems to be no contest being lined up for her yet? Hmmm….
Let’s see what the next feed will say… ;-)
Our Bb. Pilipinas 2014 Queens in a grid of their later/latest photos
MJ and Janine take selfies in Sta. Monica Beach, CA
Miss Universe Philippines 2014 MJ Lastimosa was just on vacation in Los Angeles after attending the Bachelorette Party of Miss USA 2014 Nia Sanchez in Las Vegas. She also found time to reunite with Miss Universe 2012 1st Runner-Up. Bb. Pilipinas International 2014 Bianca Guidotti is still into her NGO commitments after hosting her friend Miss Grand Netherlands 2015 Shauny Bult who was here on a one-month vacation. Bb. Pilipinas Intercontinental 2014 Kris Tiffany Janson is back in Manila after her London and Paris sojourn (photo above was taken during her day trip to Paris Disneyland
). Bb. Pilipinas Supranational 2014 Yvethe Santiago is spending precious time in Albay with family and friends. Bb. Pilipinas Tourism 2014 Parul Shah is doing pictorials to build up her portfolio and accepting out of town pageant judging invites. 1st Runner-Up Laura Lehmann is busy with her studies at Ateneo de Manila University while accepting occasional modeling shoots (like the photo above which appeared on the Philippine Daily Inquirer yesterday
). And just very recently, 2nd Runner-Up Hannah Ruth Sison (who continues to be part of the 2015 Queens
) proudly celebrated her 27th birthday.
These are just quick updates on our 2014 Bb. Pilipinas Queens for our Sunday lookback. The group photo below gives me such fond memories of this batch. ;-)
Our Bb. Pilipinas 2014 Queens during their victory night in Araneta Coliseum last year (Photo from pinoyambisyoso.com)
Our Bb. Pilipinas 2015 Queens during the Topping-Off Ceremony for Cyberpark Tower 1 (Photo credit: Bruce Casanova)
All seven of them are accounted for!
Just recently, our Bb. Pilipinas 2015 Queens joined the Topping-Off Ceremony for the PhP15 billion Cyberpark Tower 1, along with representatives from the Araneta Center and Megawide Corporation. All seven (7) beauties were in attendance – Miss Universe Philippines 2015 Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach, Bb. Pilipinas International 2015 Janicel Lubina, Bb. Pilipinas Intercontinental 2015 Christi Lynn McGarry, Bb. Pilipinas Supranational 2015 Rogelie Catacutan, Bb. Pilipinas Tourism 2015 Ann Lorraine Colis, 1st Runner-Up Hannah Ruth Sison and 2nd Runner-Up Kimverlyn Suiza. Suffice it to say that their presence added color to the otherwise construction-filled surroundings and gave the workers a lot of reasons to smile about. They got a lot of photo ops as well. ;-)
Can you guess the hand of Pia from among the several imprints above? (Photo credit: Bruce Casanova)