How would you like to see Mary Anne Ross Misa (left) and Anthea Murfet in Miss World Philippines 2014? (Photo credit: Paul Frederick Chiongson)
Ross (right) and Anthea during their recent Boracay photoshoot
Two tall ladies. 5’10″ Mary Anne Ross Misa and 5’9″ Anthea Theresa Murfet.
One is a Miss World Philippines 2012 1st Princess. The other a Miss Resorts World Manila 2nd Runner-Up.
Vivacious Vixens. Are they bound for Miss World Philippines 2014?
Or do you prefer someone else with a more noble-sounding resume?
For Ross, it could be a big risk. But then again, she backed out in what could’ve been her final attempt at Bb. Pilipinas 2014. And having already made inroads with the MWP competition in the past, she could be at a better advantage.
As for Anthea, she hasn’t really taken part in any of the big-league national pageants. MWP could be a first.
Who do you like between Ross and Anthea? (Photo credit: Paul Frederick Chiongson)
Carla for Bb. Pilipinas 2014
Carla Jenina Lizardo had her first taste of pageantry back in 2010 when she joined Mutya ng Pilipinas and ran away with the Intercontinental sash. She was unable to represent the country abroad, though.
Two years later, she enlisted for Miss World Philippines 2012 where fellow camp sister Queenie Rehman was crowned winner.
Since then, she has been more visible on TV as a host of Government network PTV-4. But buoyed by the successes of Filipinas in the international stage last year, Aces & Queens was able to convince her to give it another go.
The 5’7″ fair-skinned lovely already filed her application for Bb. Pilipinas 2014.
Will she be successful here as she was in Mutya?
Me and MWP2012 1st Princess Ross Misa
During my post-birthday lunch for employees at the office last Monday, I got a surprise visit from MWP2012 1st Princess Mary Anne Ross Misa who joined us for the simple buffet brought in by our regular caterer.
Ross and I spent a good amount of time talking about a variety of subject matters, including the ongoing Miss World Philippines and her tentative plans for next year. It was more like sisterly bonding that stretched till way after the food was demolished by everyone at work.
Notes from our conversation:
- She is now happy with the batch of MWP2013. Back during the pre-final screenings at Solaire, she had reservations with the low turnout/quality of joiners, but was pleasantly surprised by the set of ladies presented to the Press last July 31.
- Although she prefers not to share her final favorites, the names of two particularly special candidates came out of her mouth (my lips are still sealed, though).
- She is supposed to re-join MWP this year, but had an understandable change of heart at the last minute.
- She was sounded off on possibly getting appointed as the Philippine bet to Miss United Continent 2013 in Guayaquil, Ecuador. The negotiations did not prosper, though.
- She is contemplating hard on which national pageant to join in 2014. That will be her last hurrah, and it’s between Bb. Pilipinas 2014 or Miss Philippines Earth for now.
- She is still keen on wearing the country’s sash abroad. If she doesn’t get it by way of pageants, a slightly different avenue of representation is being seriously considered.
The girl is a great big bundle of joy to make chika with. She is frank but very pleasant. Plus, she is still gorgeous and remains to be one of the true-blue barefoot 5’11″ beauty candidates we have around.
Good luck in all your future plans, Ross!
Mariz Ong during Miss World Philippines 2012 (Photo credit: OPMB Worldwide)
I initially mistook her for someone else, but here’s Mariz when she filed for BBP2013.
Backtracking less than one year during the time of Miss World Philippines 2012, then 20 year-old Isabela native Mariz Ong enlisted for and became an official candidate for the crown won by Queenie Rehman. I reckon that she learned a lot from the experience, such that Team JDV has buffed her even more for a possible date with Bb. Pilipinas this time around.
Will 5’8″ Mariz breeze through the three scheduled (and very tough) screenings of the national pageant? I think she just might. If you compare the two photos above (taken about six months apart), there is already a marked improvement in the styling and projection – which could mean that she is a good learner. Thoughts, dear readers?
Maham Ahmed: Is the most promising find of MWP2012 joining Bb. Pilipinas 2013?
Maham Ahmed wowed us all when – from out of nowhere – she springboarded her way to relative popularity as one of the Official Candidates in Miss World Philippines 2012. We all thought that she was still way too young to win a major crown last year. But is this beautiful young thing giving Bb. Pilipinas 2013 a try just to test the waters even more? Why not? It’s the experience that should count a lot if she wants to eventually top a beauty pageant and represent the Philippines abroad.
Agree, dear readers?
Kaye Agnes right after submitting her BBP2013 application. (Photo credit: OPMB Worldwide)
I just featured Kaye Michelle Agnes last January 5 and only yesterday, she already filed her application for Bb. Pilipinas 2013. The girl looks like she gained a beneficial amount of weight – which is a good thing because she comes across better and not reed-thin or undernourished. And her aura is more relaxed, neither tentative nor too guarded like before.
Let’s see what lies ahead for this former MWP candidate.
Good luck, Kaye!
Kaye Michelle Agnes: is the former MWP2012 candidate looking at joining BBP2013?
Last year, Kaye Michelle Agnes was one of the more refreshing new faces in Miss World Philippines. She was touted as a dark horse to steal the limelight from among the favored front-runners. But as she remained relatively low-profile throughout the same, her star failed to shine during the finals. Did the loss disappoint her? Most likely. Did it totally dampen her spirit to give pageants one more try? At the onset perhaps. Will she consider Bb. Pilipinas this time around? Why not?
So will we see more of (an improved version of) Kaye Michelle Agnes in the next couple of months? Very possible.
Andrew in the heart of London's West End.
Andrew with his fellow candidates in Mr. World 2012.
Andrew chilling aboard the London Eye
If Mr. World Philippines 2012 Andrew Wolff is always feeling upbeat nowadays, it’s because he is having the time of his life representing the country in Mr. World 2012. Although their home base in England is in Kent, the whole group went to London to spend time touring the city and watching a musical on the West End.
Andrew is very positive about the physical challenges of the competition. While he may be dead beat after all the initial activities, he is still raring to prove his worth in all the sports-related tasks amidst the cold weather of the place.
Let’s keep on supporting him by clicking and liking his FB Mr. World Philippines Page, just like we all did during the time of Miss World Philippines 2012 Queenie Rehman in Ordos, China.
I know this is late notice, guys. But for those interested in attending the (casual) Meet-and-Greet with Miss World Philippines 2012 Queenie Rehman tonight at 8:00PM. Venue is Izakaya at the Ground Floor of Greenbelt 2 in Makati City.
This is a good opportunity to meet Queenie in person, have some photo ops and spend a few hours bonding with her plus some of the people at Aces & Queens. It’s going to be a cool night if you can come.
If you’re available, email your name and confirmation to email@example.com so you can be counted. Once there, you can look for Pat. Your blogger will also be there!
Queenie in a Philip Tampus original
When Miss World Philippines 2012 Queenie Rehman set out to Ordos, Inner Mongolia, China for Miss World 2012, one of her smaller targets in the competition is to have a side-by-side picture individually taken with all the candidates. To date, she has already collected quite a large number of shots with them. I don’t think she has really completed each and every one of her fellow delegates yet, but she has definitely won the hearts of most, if not all. Instead of just associating herself with the Asian contestants all the time, she opted to spread her wings and hop to the reps of other continents – be it the Europeans, the Latinas, the Africans and the Carribbean belles. The opportunity happens but once in a lifetime so she’s really making the most out of this life-changing experience.
Tonight, a new Miss World will be crowned. If fate has it for Queenie to be the ONE, then what a lovely gift this will be for all her countrymen, apart from the achievement of becoming the first Filipina to win the elusive title. Otherwise, we can still smile and congratulate her for a job well done.
The mentor and the Queen(ie) in Ordos. Jonas Gaffud (L), the #1 cheerer of Miss World Philippines in a shot with his precious ward.
In the meantime, feast your eyes on grids of Queenie’s images in Ordos and Shanghai.
Knock them out, Queenie!
***Miss World 2012 will be beamed by TV5 live from the Dongsheng Fitness Center Stadium in Ordos starting at 7:30PM.***