This show will air its pilot episode tonight at 9:45pm on GMA News TV
What: Pinay Beauty Queen Academy
When: Tonight at 9:45PM
Where: GMA News TV
What to expect: Four (4) mentors – Precious Lara Quigaman, Evangeline Pascual, Joyce Ann Burton-Titular and Maria Isabel Lopez – head four teams of five members each to try and hurdle different challenges while coaching each one of them in hopes improving their chances of becoming the true national Beauty Queens in the future.
Ali Forbes hosts with comic relief coming from Joy Viado.
This could be worth following. ;-)
Watch out for this reality beauty pageant search on GMA News TV beginning October 4!
Host Ali Forbes with some of the hopefuls
Starting October 4, Pinay Beauty Queen Academy
will air on GMA News TV and every Saturday nights thereafter. The reality beauty pageant training and development search will have twenty (20) lovely Filipinas undergoing intensive polishing and make-overs on their way to becoming world-class stunners worthy of good shots for a national title.
Hosted by Miss Grand International 2013 3rd Runner-up and Bb. Pilipinas 2012 1st Runner-up Ali Forbes, the show will have four (4) respected mentors – Miss International 2005 Precious Lara Quigaman, Miss World 1973 1st Runner-up Evangeline Pascual, Bb. Pilipinas Universe 1985 Joyce Ann Burton-Titular and Bb. Pilipinas Universe 1982 Maria Isabel Lopez – who will each be assigned their team of wannabes similar to what is being done by the US/UK program “The Face”.
Six of the familiar faces in the show (clockwise from top left:) Janelle Olafson, Jeslyn Santos, Joana Angelica Romero, Pircelyn Pialago, Steffy Gerona and Leslie Ann Pine
Let’s set aside our doubts and give this show a chance, dear readers. Who knows, it might even turn out better than expected. :-)
P.S. By the way, you can support your favorite Pinay Beauty Queen Academy contender by texting PINAY(Number of Candidate) and send to 2929.
Mentors of the upcoming reality TV show “Pinay Beauty Queen Academy” (l-r); Miss World 1973 1st RU Evangeline Pascual, Bb. Pilipinas Universe 1982 Maria Isabel Lopez, Miss International 2005 Precious Lara Quigaman and Bb. Pilipinas-Universe 1985 Joyce Ann Burton-Titular
Miss Grand International 2013 3rd RU Ali Forbes (center in golden yellow gown) will also join the four other ladies as mentors
Here’s a big shout-out for friend and former Bb. Pilipinas-Universe Joyce Ann Burton-Titular
who will be part of an upcoming reality TV show titled “Pinay Beauty Queen Academy
” where she will be joined by Miss World 1973 1st Runner-Up Evangeline Pascual, Bb. Pilipinas Universe 1982 Maria Isabel Lopez, Miss International 2005 Precious Lara Quigaman and Miss Grand International 2013 3rd Runner-Up Ali Forbes as mentors. According to Joyce’s post
about the show itself, this will be “a reality TV show that will show viewers just how strict the selection process of candidates is and just how rigorous the training can be for those who compete.”
Qualifications for those who will join, plus the specific TV network to air the same, will be made known soon. Stay tuned for more updates on “Pinay Beauty Queen Academy”. ;-)
courtesy of tcketworldmanila
I was trying to google the word ‘cuchera‘ but always keep on getting ‘cuchara‘ instead. Of course, it’s not the Spanish word for spoon I’m looking for, but just a mere confirmation of my understanding that the former refers to a female driving a horse-drawn carriage or kalesa.
After reading the plot of the movie “Cuchera” from the Cinemalaya website, I think I may be close to how I interpret the title. It’s about the notorious drug mules in the country.
Based on a true story, Cuchera is about Filipino drug mules, drug couriers and their recruiters. It follows the story of Isabel, a veteran drug mule, in her first attempt at running her own drug transshipment operation between Manila and China. Isabel’s character is based on the story of an actual Filipina drug mule who was caught with eight capsules of heroin lodged in her sex organ, 48 in the rectum and 11 in her abdomen after an x-ray was conducted by Chinese authorities. Cuchera presents an accurate depiction of how some Filipinos end up becoming entrenched in the world of illegal drugs. Currently, the Philippines leads all Southeast Asian countries in the number of nationals arrested for drug smuggling charges in China. As of 2009, there are currently 95 Filipinos languishing in various jails in Chinese territories—four of whom are on death row. Violators include minors who enter China with fake passports.
If Laban deftly and accurately handled the subject matter, “Cuchera” could be an engaging movie to watch – eye-opening even – given the execution of three Filipino drug mules in China just last March. My list of movies to watch is getting long by the day, but I don’t mind.
The film is part of Cinemalaya’s New Breed section and will start screening at CCP and Greenbelt between July 15-24. It stars indie favorite Maria Isabel Lopez, supported by Simon Ibarra, CJ Ramos, Paolo Rivero, Isadora (I remember this sexy actress from the 80s), Sue Prado, Jon Neri and Kimmy Fajardo.
1984 was the year that the original “Working Girls” movie was released. It became a box-office hit back then as well as an iconic piece of work from the late great Director Ishmael Bernal. The seven ladies who played the title roles were Hilda Koronel, Rio Locsin, Chanda Romero, Gina Pareno, Carmi Martin, Maria Isabel Lopez and Baby Delgado. I remember watching the movie twice in the cinema and enjoying it over and over again on TV. It was a fun chick flick that spawned a sequel that unfortunately flopped.
This year, exactly 26 years after, a remake of “Working Girls” is set for release this coming April 21. And boy, am I hyped for it. Director Jose Javier Reyes wants to pay homage to Ishmael Bernal via this movie and I really hope he lives up to expectations. Viva Films – which produced the original – is also behind the same together with GMA Films and Unitel Productions. The seven ladies in the cast are Ruffa Gutierrez, Eugene Domingo, Iza Calzado, Cristine Reyes, Jennylyn Mercado, Bianca King and Eula Valdez who take on new roles quite different from their predecessors in order to keep up with the times. I must admit, though, that some of them are likely patterned after the first. Take for example Eugene Domingo. She is obviously filling in the comedic part of Gina Pareno (who played an alajera and is now featured in the remake with her) but this time, the former is a seller of fake handbags. On the other hand, Jennylyn Mercado’s character reminds me of Rio Locsin’s role and surprise, they play mother-and-daughter in the movie. Anyways, two other original cast members are part of the new ensemble. Carmi Martin (who popularized the line “Sabel, this must be love!”) is back as a patient of Eula Valdes’ Vicki Belo-reminiscent part, while Maria Isabel Lopez is returning as an activist type who fights against malpractices in cosmetic surgery.
Here is the full trailer of the movie:
video courtesy of YouTube/PinayScandal2009
I’m sure this is going to be fun to watch.
Mark the date – April 21! ;-)