Since the finals of Miss Philippines-Earth 2010 will culiminate in a grand pageant tonight at the Manila Ocean Park, I will now be sharing my Top 15 picks for the crown., I’m pretty sure one of these ladies will take it all the way and become the country’s official representative to the Miss Earth 2010 in Vietnam later this year. All the images below are courtesy of my good friend, Boyet Blas, of Mabuhay Beauties.
In no particular order, my personal choices are:
Miss Olongapo City Rosemary Joan Turner
Miss Mun. of Pandan Emerie Dale Cunanan
Miss Taguig City Nicole (Kaufmann) Ortega
Miss Meycauayan City Christine Hermoso
Miss Fil. Community of USA East Coast Rene McHugh
Miss Municipality of Lubao Angela Fernando
Miss Municipality of Infanta Kris Psyche Resus
Miss Fil. Community of France Gwennaelle Ruais
Miss Makati City Angelica Pasumbal
Miss Municipality of Kabacan Lady Lou Garidan
Miss Vigan City Marie Lorraine de Guzman
Miss Tagaytay City Nadine Karla de Roxas
Miss Municipality of Bongabong Abbygale Rey
Miss Cebu City Sian Elizabeth Maynard
Miss Tarlac City Aura Donna Garon
By international beauty pageant standards, a lady is considered petite if she stands 5’5″ and below. And since the more outstanding candidates this year belong to the 5’4″-5’5″ height category, I sub-titled this blog emphasizing that the petites will shine bright tonight. In fact – save for the amazonic Gwennaelle Ruais who is at least 6′ tall – majority of the ladies are taller than the average Filipina but shorter than the generally pronounced statistic when fielded abroad. Nonetheless, what more than makes up for this is the fact that a good number of the 49 contenders have very beautiful and charming faces as can be seen in my 15 selections above.
Anyways, if I had to whittle down the 15 to just my Top 5, at least 3 petites will enter the group and they are Pandan’s Emerie Dale Cunanan (gorgeous!), Infanta’s Kris Psyche Resus (beautiful face and sensuous aura), and Meycauayan City’s Christine Hermoso (sweet face and visibly toned – albeit less shapely – body). This trio can possibly be joined by Lubao’s Angela Fernando and Taguig City’s Nicole (Kaufmann) Ortega. Conversely, if the judges would favor statuesque – in keeping up with previous winners who stand a minimum of 5’7″ – then there’s a high probability that the Top 5 would include Fil-France’s Gwennaelle Ruais or Fil USA East-Coast’s Rene McHugh and even make either win in the process.
Unless one of the five really fails in the all-important environmental Q&A, Emerie, Nicole, Angela, Kris and Christine will likely come out on top.
Watch out for the delayed TV Telecast of Miss Philippines-Earth 2010 on April 25, Sunday night over ABS-CBN’s Sunday’s Best. Reigning Miss Earth 2009 Larissa Ramos of Brazil will grace the finals. ;-)