The Mikimoto-encrusted crown of Miss International and the reigning titleholder, Bea Rose Santiago.
Miss International 2013 Bea Rose Santiago does not hide the fact that she loves traveling a lot. She simply finds fulfillment in visiting different countries and learning about their culture without having to spend an arm and a leg for plane fare and accommodations. So when she was crowned with the Mikimoto-encrusted crown last year, the anticipation for a string of personal appearances and crowning duties was well-justified. And why not? If the likes of Miss World 2013 Megan Young can country-hop non-stop and Miss Supranational 2013 Mutya Datul got to stay in Belarus with fulfilled invitations to places like Poland, Panama and Gabon during their reigns, why can’t she? Her year is about to end in four months’ time, and the antsy feeling can’t be helped.
Well, a little birdie whispered to my ear that the Japanese organizers allegedly charge a high amount for guest appearances of their winner. As a result, interested groups allegedly opt out even before negotiations can be started.
Definitely, the missed opportunities of this Miss are the stuff she can only reminisce with great regret by the end of 2014. But what can she do? Her title-related moves are just as good as what her ‘bosses’ will approve.
Let’s hope that she can at least be given the chance to travel to Korea and China before November arrives. ;-)
Miss International 2013 Bea Rose Santiago for Almodal Jewelry
She may not be as busy as a travel bug like Miss World 2013 Megan Young who has been hopping from one country to the next in her still active reign. Neither does she have the relatively light crowning responsibilities of Miss Supranational 2013 Mutya Johanna Datul who has already been to Panama, Poland, Thailand and Gabon so far.
Be that as it may, Miss International 2013 Bea Rose Santiago cannot really be faulted for anything that only the Japanese organizers of International Beauty Congress will require their reigning winner to fulfill in terms of duties and appearances.
So to keep herself busy, she focused on projects that allowed touching base with her hometown in Cataingan, Masbate. She has also done a number of charity projects that increased a continuing awareness of her efforts to become a useful Miss International.
And as image endorser of Almodal Jewelry and Leo Almodal creations, Bea Rose has also reminded us all how beautiful and captivating she still is. She is a woman who is constantly in bloom.
Don’t you think so, dear readers?
Miss International 2013 in a Leo Almodal creation
Miss International 2013 Bea Rose Santiago teaching the candidates of Bb. Cataingan 2014 on how to walk like a queen.
When Miss International 2013 Bea Rose Santiago visited her hometown in Masbate, one of the activities she committed to was the pep talk-cum-on the spot training of the Bb. Cataingan 2014 candidates on the rudiments of a beauty competition, particularly having the right attitude plus the proper way of walking, posing and applying make-up.
It was an afternoon well-spent as all the young ladies who attended were simply in awe of seeing a real-life international beauty queen in front of them and imparting useful tips on how to handle the provincial contest.
Just keep on paying it forward, Bea! ;-)
Make-up 101 from Miss International 2013
A public library in the name of Miss International 2013 Bea Rose Monterde Santiago
Miss International 2013 Bea Rose Santiago is all set to enter national pageant records as the international beauty queen with a public library named after her. And Cataingan, Masbate – her beloved hometown – is where it will be inaugurated.
For now, the people behind the project is seeking groups and individuals as partners who can donate books to fill up the shelves and allow everyone in the locality to benefit from reading and constant self-learning.
If you are interested to reach out, you can contact Era Menchavez dela Pena via email at email@example.com or through 09295592532.
Miss International 2013 Bea Rose Santiago bonds with the kids during her Masbate homecoming
A simpler float and parade this time around
It is interesting to note that – compared to her first grand homecoming as Bb. Pilipinas International 2013 – the return to the same province as Miss International 2013 was a far more simple and funfare-minimized affair. And I can certainly add that Bea Rose Santiago must have felt more sincerity among the Masbatenos
this time around as the love and attention they showered had a more personalized feel to it. Her physical accessibility added a dash of delight to the welcoming locals. Let’s not connect any kind of old controversy anymore. The important thing is that she never forgot to give thanks to her kababayans
for the genuine pride and support.
Thumbs up to you, Bea Rose! :-D
Bb. Pilipinas International and Miss International 2013 Bea Rose Santiago for Creme Silk
Bb. Pilipinas International is the second-highest title on offer at Bb. Pilipinas 2014. And might I add, a very good alternative if Miss Universe Philippines is out of one Binibini’s destined reach.
Of course, the right to represent the Philippines in Miss International 2014 is a highly-regarded mission. But taking part in a global pageant where the reigning winner is also a Filipina makes the challenge more exacting than exciting. The only thing that could approximate a predecessor’s achievement is to win the Mikimoto-encrusted crown for a second consecutive year, or a back-to-back if you will.
So who’s up to the challenge among the forty (40) Binibinis? Well, anybody who’s 24 years old and below and capable of handling the pressure by going through the whole exercise with an “I-will-enjoy-the-whole-experience” disposition instead of “I-will-become-the-6th-Miss-International-of-the-Philippines” vision that could make the titleholder overly-conscious of how she will compete abroad.
Okay, dear readers, give me the names of those who fit the template and let’s see how they will figure out come finals night. ;-)
Still beautiful, Nathalie den Dekker is. (Photo credit: Jonas Yu/Critical Beauty)
I’m sure you’re all aware by now that Miss International 2013 First Runner-Up Nathalie den Dekker of the Netherlands arrived in the Philippines for two reasons – help out/contribute donations for the ST Yolanda victims and fulfill a number of print and commercial endorsements arranged by Pageant Organizer and Talent Manager Ovette Ricalde.
Let’s hope her stay in the country will be warm and enjoyable. And that her aim to reach out via the relief efforts for Tacloban/Leyte will be maximized. :-)
Shots of Miss International 2013 Bea Rose Santiago during her victory parade (Photo credit: Bruce Casanova/OPMB Worldwide)
If only she can turn back the hands of time and freeze the happy moments, Miss International 2013 Bea Rose Santiago certainly would. She was the picture of endless joy during her two victory parades earlier – one in Ayala Avenue in Makati City and the other around Araneta Center in Quezon City. The cheers, shouts and adulation from the crowds were more than enough to make this day one of the most umforgettable – next to winning the Mikimoto crown, of course.
And if this parade is a prelude to more victorious occasions in 2014, then everyone would not mind running on the streets just to show their love for our Binibining Pilipinas. ;-)
The start of the parade of Miss International 2013 Bea Rose Santiago on Ayala Avenue (Photo credit: Bb. Pilipinas Official)
Photo credit: Pat G. Gamboa
Photo credit: iamdvalerio
Miss International 2013 Bea Rose Santiago is, quite simply, beaming with pride! :-)
Tomorrow, December 27, all roads will lead to Ayala Avenue at 12 noon and Araneta Center at 3:00PM for the Victory Parade of Miss International 2013 Bea Rose Santiago.
Be there to cheer our latest Queen. :-)