The Bb. Pilipinas 2013 winners produced a Miss Universe, a Miss International, a Miss Supranational, a Miss Universe runner-up and a Top 10 MTQI finisher!
Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach was the only winner in the Top 5 of Bb. Pilipinas 2013 who was not issued crown jewels being the sole runner-up. But it must have been written in the stars that she will eventually win and wear the best one after two years – the Miss Universe DIC art deco-inspired gems itself.
But there is more to Pia’s win that made the titleholders of Bb. Pilipinas Gold more special. It produced our 5th Miss International (Bea Rose Santiago), our first Miss Supranational (Mutya Johanna Datul) and a Miss Universe runner-up (Ariella Arida). In addition, this batch had the last recorded Philippine paricipant in Miss Tourism Queen International with Cindy Miranda placing in the Top 10. Tally-wise, this quintet edged out the equally-successful 2012 counterpart simply because it had more victories than top placements. It also eclipsed the reigning group in terms of collection.
Let us now reminisce on the crowning moments of Bb. Pilipinas Gold more than two years ago. :-)
courtesy of ABS-CBN News
Miss International 2013 Bea Rose Santiago is looking beautifully radiant in this photo taken by Ari Simangan and art directed by Leo Almodal
Bea as photographed by Niccolo Cosme
Miss International 2013 Bea Rose Santiago has successfully moved on from her reign. Now, she is being managed by Viva Artists Agency which handles a large number of celebrities in TV, Movies and Events, and has actually been booked for hosting gigs – something that she can do so well.
It’s about time that Bea Rose finds her own place in the sun. After all, her one-year stint as Miss International wasn’t the rosiest in terms of travel and appearance opportunities. It did open a couple of doors, but not enough in terms of sustaining the significance of her stay as such.
Best of luck in your newly-found career. This blogger wishes you all the best! :-D
Miss International 2013 Bea Rose Santiago enjoying her trip to Arizona
Clowning around with Marc Nash
Miss International 2013 Bea Rose Santiago spent a few days in Arizona. And she literally enjoyed every minute of her sunny vacation in the Grand Canyon State (or Copper State if you will
). Together with Marc Nash, they were like cute teenagers on an extended date or tireless tourists taking advantage of being toured around the place with friends. She even had a picture taken with cacti (see below
Let’s watch out for her other state pit stops in the US. I’m quite sure she will upload more. ;-)
A photo grid of Bea Rose, Marc and friends
Miss International 2013 Bea Rose Santiago for H&M Philippines
In the latest fashion editorial
released by Yahoo Philippines’ Kai Magsanoc, the Holiday 2014 Look Book
of H&M Philippines
is in focus.
And Miss International 2013 Bea Rose Santiago, together with male model Marc Nash, are the chosen photo subjects wearing the latest collection in the international clothing brand’s line. Check out all the photos HERE.
Bea is back to her original passion which is modeling. And she is definitely in her best elements here. Good thing her contract with ICA (International Cultural Association) has finally been completed. She can now take on the new and different work projects to her heart’s desire.
Good job here, Bea!
P.S. All images in this post are courtesy of top lensman Rxandy Capinpin.
Bea shares the frame with model Marc Nash
Miss International 2013 Bea Rose Santiago presiding over the orientation of the Miss International 2014 contestants
Just hours back, the general orientation of the Miss International 2014 delegates took place inside a function hall of the Grand Prince Hotel New Takanawa. The activity was presided over by Miss International 2013 Bea Rose Santiago and some Japanese Officials. It was like a getting-to-know-you session as well for the ladies who have not been formally introduced to each other yet. This was followed by the Welcome Dinner wherein which the symbolic start of the competition was announced in front of all the contenders. Everyone was so amicable and pleasant. I daresay that the more aggressive ones are already starting to assess their challengers up close and personal.
Tomorrow, the battle continues. :-D
Snapshots during the orientation
Photos from the welcome dinner
Miss International 2013 Bea Rose Santiago (middle) and Miss Philippines Bianca Guidotti (1st from right) with the already checked-in delegates shopping in Ginza (Photo credit: Stephen Diaz for Missosology)
Bianca (1st from right) with two delegates (Photo credit: Stephen Diaz for Missosology)
I envy my Saitama-based friend Stephen Diaz (of Missosology
) who resides only two train rides away from where the Miss International 2014 delegates spent the afternoon shopping at Ginza. The photos above and left are exclusives of the pageant site
Miss International 2013 Bea Rose Santiago accompanied the ladies which included Miss Philippines Bianca Guidotti. And what made the small group of 12 early delegates even more excited about the whole outing is that it’s not an official activity (notice that they still don’t have their country sashes on) so they can shop around without worrying too much about TV cameras following them or checking out only the sponsor shops/department stores.
Tomorrow will be entirely different because there will be more than sixty (60) foreign beauties already accounted for. ;-)
Miss International 2013 Bea Rose Santiago (front) and Bb. Pilipinas International 2014 Biance Guidotti during a lull in taping for their UKG guesting.
If you watched the morning show “Umagang Kay Ganda
” on ABS-CBN earlier in the day, you will have seen the final TV guesting of Miss International 2013 and Bb. Pilipinas International 2014 Mary Anne Bianca Guidotti before they leave for Tokyo, Japan this coming weekend.
The two beautiful ladies were actually in the segment where they exhibited some relevant beauty queen gym exercises that are helpful in maintaining their shapely bodies.
In the following days, they will be busy as Queen Bees. Bea Rose will start packing her luggages, while Bianca – whose competition wardrobe has already been prepared and packed by the BPCI team – will get ready for her (Strictly by Invitation) Official Send-Off at Araneta Center tomorrow afternoon.
P.S. Let’s have some good clean fun in the meantime. Try putting a caption on the big photo of Bea Rose and Bianca above. ;-)