Jonas Gaffud (2nd from right) with left to right: Ara Arida, Venus Raj and Shamcey Supsup-Lee
Look who’s going to be a fellow pageant blogger. Jonas Gaffud, that’s who.
The Beauty Queen-Maker has shared the upcoming endeavor in his Facebook account: “Starting my blog soon about my journey into the world of beauty pageants etc.”
And following the same thread, it is likely that his blog will go live starting Tuesday, September 1. It’s coming real soon. And it should be filled with a lot of highlights and sidelights from all the beauty pageants he has fielded his winning national and international Queens in, and more. Juicier than juicy tidbits, I reckon?
I can’t wait to read the first entry! :-D
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)
Left-to-right: Janine Tugonon, Ara Arida and Venus Raj shopping in L.A.
Ara (left) and Venus meet renowned Filipino designer Oliver Tolentino
Ara walking the street adorned with a large chandelier
Jonas Gaffud (2nd from left) with 3 of his 4-Peat Queens (Photo credit: Jonas Gaffud)
Vacationing in Los Angeles at the moment, Jonas Gaffud made sure that US-based Miss Universe 2012 1st Runner-Up Janine Tugonon found time to reunite with friends and fellow MU placers 2013 3rd Runner-Up Ara Arida and 2010 4th Runner-Up Venus Raj. And the three ladies spent a day hanging out and going shopping like young girls out on a break from their pageant activities.
Also, renowned Filipino designer Oliver Tolentino hosted a sumptuous Pinoy dinner for everyone in the group. It was definitely a night of fun and endless chats.
It would have been complete had Miss Universe 2011 3rd Runner-Up Shamcey Supsup-Lee joined the trip. But with her pregnancy and the busy daily routines at Pedro ‘n Coi, it just could no longer be accommodated. ;-)
Jojo Bragais in Boracay
Following yesterday’s post about the latest pageant heels of Jojo Bragais for BRAGAIS™, here now is the 2nd part of that new collection named this time around after the Four (4) Filipinas who gave us the Miss Universe Top 5 winning streak from 2010-2013 – Venus Raj, Shamcey Supsup-Lee, Janine Tugonon and Ariella Arida.
As Jojo himself stated, “I will start my day again by giving tribute to the beautiful Filipinas who conquered the UNIVERSE!
The WINNING STREAK and the 4-PEAT WIN that proves that Filipinas are one among the most beautiful girls in the world!”
Named after Miss Universe 2010 4th Runner-Up Venus Raj
Named after Miss Universe 2011 3rd Runner-Up Shamcey Supsup-Lee
Named after Miss Universe 2012 1st Runner-Up Janine Tugonon
Named after Miss Universe 2013 3rd Runner-Up Ariella Arida
Which style do you like best, dear readers?
Personally, the Ariela style could work for me. :-)
Janine Tugonon is fiery hot on the pages of GEV Magazine
Suddenly, here’s Miss Universe 2012 1st Runner-Up Janine Tugonon wowing us all again with her latest pictorial for GEV (Gastronomique En Vogue) Magazine
. In these photographs, she is seen wearing the designs of Calvin Klein, Michael Kors, Anna Cecilia Ortega and Trina Turk for H&M.
This pictorial is proof that Janine is indeed doing well in the US. Her portfolio is literally getting filled up from end to end. And I couldn’t wait to see what her next surprise will be.
More shots of Janine in designer labels
An enlarged photo of Janine in Michael Kors
Keep up the good work, Janine! :-D
All photos of Janine Tugonon were shared by Fab Philippines.
This photo would have been complete had Janine Tugonon been around (Photo credit: Jory Rivera)
Past and Future. Jonas with Bianca (left) and Pia (Photo credit: Jory Rivera)
The queenly celebrities in the group photo above were not the easiest to assemble. It took the birthday of Jonas Gaffud to get them together in one frame – Bb. Pilipinas Universe 2008 Jennifer Barrientos, Bb. Pilipinas Universe 2009 Bianca Manalo, Bb. Pilipinas Universe 2010 Venus Raj, Miss Universe Philippines 2011 Shamcey Supsup, Miss Universe Philippines 2013 Ara Arida and Miss Universe Philippines 2015 Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach
. It would have been a casting coup had Miss Universe Philippines 2012 Janine Tugonon flew in from the US just to attend the party. And just for old times sake, I really would be pleased to see Miss Universe Philippines 2014 MJ Lastimosa in the mix. After all, she used to be part of the group and everything should now be water under the bridge.
At least for the special celebrant. ;-)
Jonas Gaffud with his Bb. Pilipinas 2015 Queens
Jonas with Venus Raj
I just want to make this big shout-out to the man behind Mercator Artist & Model Management and Aces & Queens. He is the Beauty Queen Maker who has also helped manage the talent of some of the country’s most sought-after models plus a string of celebrities on Film and TV. And to top it all, he is the brains behind Project: Beautiful You which continues to help Filipinas even in the more remote rural areas discover themselves and their inner beauty.
May you produce more beautiful World-Class Filipinas for the country to be proud of in the international pageant stage!
Happy, Happy Birthday to you! :-D
Happy Birthday, Mama J!
All photos are courtesy of Jonas Gaffud.