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.”
courtesy of MissPhilippinesEarthOfficial
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.
courtesy of itsKEENO
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. ;-)
Rodgil Flores and his team with the winning Binibinis (Photo credit: Noli Berioso)
Rodgil Flores and his Kagandahang Flores team must be smiling ear to ear nowadays. And for valid reasons at that. Four, in fact:
1) KF reclaimed the Miss Universe Philippines crown with the win of MJ Lastimosa. The last time they held on to the honor was way back in 2009 with Bianca Manalo.
2) KF captured the first-ever Bb. Pilipinas-Intercontinental crown via Kris Tiffany Janson who will now be Germany-bound for the pageant.
3) KF snatched another win courtesy of Parul Shah who is the new Bb. Pilipinas Tourism.
4) Hannah Ruth Sison was named 2nd Runner-Up and will now be training with the new Queens.
If that’s not enough, the beauty camp nosed out constant rival Aces & Queens in terms of numbers 4 is to 3.
All in a coronation night’s work that was preceded by months (a year or two for some) of hard training and polishing of the ladies.
Congratulations, Rodgil and Kagandahang Flores! You have earned more than your well-deserved stripes for 2014. And we’re done with just the first quarter. :-)
Binibini 28 Carla Lizardo: a Mutya to a Binibini?
The Bb. Pilipinas Intercontinental crown is such a tease for Binibini 28 Carla Jenina Lizardo. Not only was she the former Mutya ng Pilipinas titleholder for the same honor, she is now vying to possibly land the right to become the country’s bet to Miss Intercontinental once more. Now that would be a first if it does happen on Sunday night. And I bet she wouldn’t mind history repeating itself in a way. Double the fun, double the recognition. Life couldn’t get any sweeter (or stranger) for this Atenista if ever.
Binibini 23 Nichole Manalo: Manalo kaya siya? (Will she win?)
Winning Bb. Pilipinas crowns runs in the Manalo family. First, it was eldest sister Katherine, then followed by Bianca. And now, Nichole is eyeing that third win to solidify their bid for a Grand Slam of sorts. And in order to do that, she needs to get the Bb. Pilipinas International crown from Bea Rose Santiago. Quite a tall order, if you ask me. But the ball is round, and if it happens to be made of crystal, what good fortune could be in store for this Florence Nightingale of a beauty?
Will MJ wake up on a bed of roses come March 31? (Photo credit: Bruce Casanova for Bb. Pilipinas)
The phrase definitely sums up Binibini 25 Mary Jean “MJ” Lastimosa’s participation in Bb. Pilipinas 2014. This is her one final year of joining and the only edition where she can realize if she is truly meant to wear one of the crowns or finally lay down to rest her aspirations of becoming a national beauty queen.
MJ has never been amiss so far, save for a couple of questionable turns like the interesting make-up she had on her face in the video teaser for the pageant. If only she had age in her favor, the competition would have been kinder to her cause. Just the same, there is no stopping this hard-working beauty until the official winners are announced before midnight of March 30.
The Photo Evolution of MJ Lastimosa as a Binibini
Outside of those who would move mountains to see MJ finally wear a well-deserved crown, there are still individuals who believe in her capabilities. There will always be solid supporters behind her back. So it’s just a matter of playing the waiting game and hoping to high heavens that her aspirations get rewarded.
Will the transfer to KF do the trick? ;-)
Angelo Mendez took this shot of Binibini 1 Julian Aurine Flores showing her excellent form and well-defined shoulders.
At the onset of pre-pageant competition, nobody really considered Binibini 1 Julian Aurine Flores a threat. There she was, a tall winsome lass who, despite having a most refreshing face and aura, didn’t click with the fans and followers of Bb. Pilipinas. And to add more fuel to the relative snub, small intrigues even hounded her candidacy, capped off by an allegedly rushed national costume almost setting fire on her planned momentum-gaining status. But that’s water under the bridge by now. I think. No, make that one, I hope.
By now, the tide has already turned in her favor. Ja has started climbing up the charts like a one-hit wonder that suddenly found a solid niche in the sea of beauties contesting this year’s crowns. Call her a spoiler. Call her a pleasant surprise. But I would rather consider this lovable beauty a viable alternative – a candidate who may not top the list of anyone’s personal favorites but someone who does not gather dust of bashings left and right.
Binibini 1 Julian Aurine Flores from the City of Manila with her Vice-Mayor Isko Moreno.
Here is a Kagandahang Flores entry who can spin excitement in the minds of armchair judges looking for the most qualified contender to eke out a win when nobody’s watching. I always love well-deserved come-from-behind victories. And if she keeps on nailing the remaining parts of this year’s beauty derby, then my hunch is that she could be the perfect foil for the top picks who have been endlessly hugging the limelight.
How’s that for a 180-degree game plan, Julian Aurine Flores? Methinks it makes the crown-ticipation more delectably precious. :-)
Is Binibini 13 Kris Tiffany Janson a surefire winner?
The last time a Cebuana won a Bb. Pilipinas crown was back in 2012 when Nicole Schmitz snatched the right to represent the country in Miss International. At the time, she was among the favorites going into the finals but not the most solid pick to win. This year, another Cebuana is in the hunt for a title. The difference between the two is that Kris Tiffany Janson appears to be headed to a more definitive victory more than ten (10) days before the coronation night itself. And the floating rumors that she is a personal favorite of Madame Stella Marquez de Araneta is adding more weight to the statement. I won’t argue with that if ever.
The 24 year-old fair lady from the Queen City of the South is not competing this year to start a career out of joining beauty pageants if she doesn’t get any come March 30. It’s more like Bb. Pilipinas 2014 or bust. No more second attempts, the way I see it. She could be the type of individual who structures her life like a business planner instead of rolling the dice or looking for all the signs in nature or her immediate vicinity. This edition is the one and only beauty contest she will immerse herself into – reason why she is giving it her 100% best effort every step of the way.
So is it right to conclude that Kris has the best chance among the Kagandahang Flores entries to get a crown? I daresay yes. Plus another hopeful from the camp if their lucky stars align when it matters most. It will all depend on who the judges will pick as the most universal or most international or otherwise. But, without a doubt, a Top 5 finish is already looming in the horizon, bright and shiny like the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Or a 2.59-carat Platinum Diamond ring from Tiffany & Co. ;-)