One set of judges for the Pre-Pageant. A second set for the Finals Night. That is how Mutya ng Pilipinas 2014 will be elected. A big change from previous years, but a welcome development for the beauty competition.
And true to its reputation of attracting the most number of delegates from Filipino Communities in different countries (with at least seven (7) so far), they continue to get the support from abroad given their more lenient policy regarding overseas-born joiners.
Mutya ng Toronto Christine Devries
One of them is Mutya ng Toronto Christina Montero Devries who already represented the Philippines during Miss United Continent 2013 held in Guayaquil, Ecuador. This time around, she is more enthusiastic about being recognized as a fully-certified Filipina beauty queen by hopefully nailing the Mutya ng Pilipinas 2014 crown next month. Will she make it?
Mutya ng Tarlac Cheryl Chen
But perhaps, one of the homegrown contenders will be favored by the judges. Mutya ng Tarlac Cheryl Chen is coming into the contest as one of the Kagandahang Flores
entries. This 20 year-old reigned as Miss Moncada 2010 and lives quite an active lifestyle.
The truth is, it will be quite difficult to pinpoint the one who will claim the one and only title being offered this year. There may be a Top 5, but a runner-up status is the highest place four other ladies can claim bragging rights for.
Let’s see which other ladies who will vie for Mutya ng Pilipinas 2014 in the days to come. :-)
According to my source, this lady from Cebu is being reserved for Bb. Pilipinas 2015.
The mysterious girl from Cebu in this post stands 5’9.5″ on bare feet and is a graduate of the London School of Economics and Political Science in England (tagged by many as the most prestigious social sciences institution in the world). And she is, according to my reliable source, a potential trainee who might possibly be polished and groomed for Bb. Pilipinas 2015. It may still be early for next year’s nationals, but hey, it’s always best to have excellent options waiting on the wings. By the looks of it, Kagandahang Flores could get the first option on her.
What’s her name? Well, don’t ask me because I don’t know yet. That is part of the initial mystery. Just be rest assured that next year’s beauty derby will have another explosive set of contenders. ;-)
Will this mixed-race charmer be KF’s second ace for Miss World Philippines 2014 after Lorraine Hendrickson?
KF’s Rodgil Flores with Margo Midwinter
Remember Margo Katherine Midwinter? She’s the half-Filipino/half-Welsh girl who wore the Miss Manila sash during Miss Philippines Earth 2011. She failed to capture the crown that year. And after lying low for the past couple of years, she has resurfaced and rekindled her ties with Kagandahang Flores. Could it be for Miss World Philippines 2014? Very likely, in my opinion.
If ever, the 23 year-old stunner is going to be the beauty camp’s strongest bet after Lorraine Kendrickson. While she may only have a middling height (around 5’5″ or thereabouts), there could be other factors going in her favor like an articulate self and the fact that she traces half of her descent to the UK.
Let’s see how Margo will turn out in the upcoming weeks. ;-)
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If my percentages are accurate, the three major beauty camps make up a big chunk of candidates in Miss Philippines Earth 2014. Around 71% come from Kagandahang Flores, 12% from Aces & Queens, 4% from House of JDV and the remaining 13% (or approximately 6 contenders) are independents. And Rosebel Bastasa of Jose Dalman, Zamboanga del Norte is one of the unaffiliated beauties who need to work double-time in order to get their share of media exposure and pre-pageant spotlights. Not an easy thing to accomplish if you ask me. But the girl remains unfazed and focused on the commitment she signed up for.
Hopefully, she will find some sort of reward for her dedication during the May 11 finals night.
Keep on fighting, Rosebel! ;-)
A beaming Miss Cebu City Jamie Herrell (left) with Miss Philippines Earth 2013 Angelee delos Reyes
While her stint during Miss Resorts World Manila 2013 fell below personal expectations (she did not even enter the Top 5 in that one), Jamie Herrell of Cebu City is back with a vengeance in Miss Philippines Earth 2014 and currently enjoying a highly-favored status among the forty-eight (48) ladies in contention.
Beauty camp Kagandahang Flores has carefully prepared her styling, projection and training. And random feedbacks I’ve been receiving from fellow contestants tell that this girl is oozing with confidence and elan. Her face – a cross between TV actresses G Toengi and Jackie Lou Blanco – never fails to catch the attention of many. If she keeps it up, then we might have another Rodgil Flores titleholder in our midst. ;-)
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Miss Liloan, Cebu Crystal Star Aberasturi could be a major spoiler in Miss Philippines Earth 2014
FYI, there are four (4) representatives from Cebu competing in Miss Philippines Earth 2014. One of them is the sash-wearer of Liloan who competed for Miss Cebu 2014 last January. Crystal Star Pearson Aberasturi or “Star” for short is one of the more winsome-looking contenders in this year’s batch of environmental warriors. She may not be the most aggresive among the ladies, but she sure has the kind of magnetic charm that can pull in instant supporters without really trying too much.
But I’m telling you. All the Cebuanas in the group are particularly very competitive. And each one of them have their own unique strategies to shine and be noticed by the judges and key Carousel decision-makers.
While she may not have the significant height advantage to tower above the more statuesque comers, this proud Medical Technology board exam passer is confident that she can still leave a dent in the ongoing beauty contest. After all, she adheres to the belief to “…never give up on your dreams even if you fail a lot of times just be your best all the time.”
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Good luck, Star! :-)
KF beauty Lorraine Kendrickson is getting ready for MWP2014
Rodgil Flores and his Kagandahang Flores team has given us a peek into one of his upcoming entries for Miss World Philippines 2014. The girl’s name is Lorraine Kendrickson whom we have already featured once last January.
The reigning Miss Dumaguete looks like she’s channeling an inner Megan Young vibe. In fact, she has already had encounters in public where people would mistake her for Miss World 2013. A sign of things to come?
Anyways, Lorraine is in the middle of training for the pageant that is tentatively being scheduled for a July 31 finals. Let’s see how much more transformation can be seen between now and the screenings come late June. ;-)
Below is a video of the portion of last night’s TV Patrol World where Korina Sanchez reported on Beauty Queen Universities or in pageant language, the Beauty Camps. The two main groups – Aces & Queens and Kagandahang Flores – were heavily featured, as well as pitted against each other in a somewhat tale of the tape kind of comparison. Watch now.
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MPE2014 is shaping up to be a battle between Ross and Bianca.
If beauty pageants had the corresponding equivalents of alpha males, then the likes of Mary Anne Ross Misa and Ma. Paula Bianca Paz will probably get categorized as such. Aside from having stamped their class – albeit with only near-successes so far – in an equal number of national competitions, they always stand head and shoulders above their fellow candidates whenever presentation skills are required. This goes just as literally for Ross who can give quite a towering presence at a little over 5’11” in height.
In the ongoing Miss Philippines Earth 2014, the two ladies are at it again. And at the rate the pre-pageant events are being conducted, things are looking more and more like a Misa VS Paz show with their commanding dispositions at every turn of events. Of course, the other side of the coin could also spoil the anticipated results for both stunners if the organizers are more leaned on the gentler and milder auras of the other contestants who fit the regular template more closely.
You see, Ross and Bianca are two of a kind. And if Carousel is keen on showing off a more definitive Miss Earth wannabe who can be either scene-stealers or performance beauty queens, then crowning one of them would be a wise move. Of course, I’m not touching on camp affiliations yet. If we go by that parameter, then KF is likely to have an edge after having invested their talents a lot longer in MPE than A&Q.
This is one battle royale worth watching, I tell you. ;-)
Two of the several Kagandahang Flores bets for Miss Philippines Earth 2014
Kagandahang Flores entered a good number of entries for Miss Philippines Earth 2014. The reigning winner alone, Angelee delos Reyes, is a proud product of the camp.
Now, two of the lesser-known KF trainees are the representatives of Mariveles, Bataan and Dalaguete, Cebu.
Jenn-Kristel is a typical pretty young thing who wanted to become a beauty queen someday. The graduate of Bataan Peninsula State University is hoping that the judges of MPE2014 will take notice of her passion and desire to use the beauty and environmental platform to further her objectives of helping out her kababayans in Central Luzon.
On the other hand, Pircelyn is one girl who is just as used in front of the camera as she is behind one. Having had previous exposures as Cebu-based PTV4 Newscaster and RPN-9 Field Reporter has afforded her the chance to speak in public with confidence. She actually believes in having the skills to impart her ideas about Mother Nature in an effective way – having covered quite a number of natural calamities in the past.
Will both eye candies find the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow? The competition is at its fiercest for 2014 because of all the strong crossovers from Bb. Pilipinas. But just the same, there is nothing wrong with giving it their best shot and hoping for the most desirable results to come true. ;-)