Miss World Philippines 2014 Valerie Weigmann
Valerie during the MWP2015 Press Presentation
These are bittersweet days for Miss World Philippines 2014 Valerie Weigmann. In just a week from now, she will relinquish her crown to a new successor. And while her reign may not have met the expectations of pageant fans and followers in terms of a high Miss World 2014 placement, she still managed to come up with a meaningful representation of the country. Having made it to the Top 10 of the Beauty With A Purpose (BWAP) sub-competition in London has definitely provided validation in the MusiKaramay project she spearheaded for the indigenous families of Mayantoc, Tarlac.
As she begins counting the days leading to October 18, allow your blogger to thank our beautiful Valerie. Personally, she has become a dear friend (thanks to her handler, Caloy Buendia, who facilitated our fateful introduction) who always found time to show her warmth and sincerity everytime we see each other. And she will remain a Queen in my eyes long after the finals.
Thank you for being just simply you, my dear. I haven’t forgotten our oft-postponed lunch and coffee date. We may finally find the time for that soon! :-)
Valerie (right) with her ever friendly handler Caloy Buendia
Arnold Mercado of Aces&Queens is flanked by Miss World 2013 Megan Young (left) and Miss World Philippines 2014 Valerie Weigmann at the Pasig training site of the beauty camp (Photo credit: Arnold Mercado)
Bessie Besana of Aces&Queens is flanked by Miss World 2013 Megan Young (left) and Miss World Philippines 2014 Valerie Weigmann at the Pasig training site of the beauty camp (Photo credit: Bessie Besana)
Last year, all three of A&Q's bets placed in the finals of MWP2014
Over the weekend, Aces & Queens started the training of the ladies who is/are likely to be fielded by the camp in Miss World Philippines 2015. The identities of the trainees could not be revealed just yet, let alone any categorical answer to the question, “How many will you enter in the competition this year?
But if we are to speculate based on 2014, the camp is likely to ready more than one candidate. This despite some people saying that there was originally just one (1) (Valerie Weigmann) bet that was increased to three (3) after the announcement of candidates have already been made. If you will remember, Christine Balaguer and Nicole Donesa were accommodated and not groomed right from the start.
A&Q had 13 bets during Bb. Pilipinas 2015. Will they stick to one or field more for Miss World Philippines 2015?
Let’s see which girls or how many will be sponsored by A&Q for MWP2015. You can start replying with your guesses, but no confirmation will be made until the camp green-lights the reveal. ;-)
Miss World Philippines 2014 Valerie Weigmann inside the pages of Rogue Magazine June 2014 issue, a couple of months before winning the title.
And we have our 2nd Senti Special for today, July 19.
Since planning for Miss World Philippines 2015 should be back to the drawing boards – hopefully in a month’s time – I thought of featuring Valerie Weigmann before she actually won the title last year. The cover shoot she did with Photographer Mark Nicdao for Rogue Magazine was scheduled to coincide with her anticipated pageant joining then, and also to drum up the much-needed excitement with the candidacy. If I remember correctly, it was also around this time last year when she became more pro-active with Musikaramay – the street music activity that helped source funds for her Beauty With A Purpose project for the indigenous Aeta families in Mayantoc, Tarlac.
But enough of the small details for now. Time to re-appreciate Val in her best and brightest elements as a model. Watch the video below which quickly followed the release of the cover issue containing her abundant photo spread on the inside pages.
courtesy of Rogue Magazine
Miss World Philippines 2014 Valerie Weigmann in Eric delos Santos
Valerie on the cover of the latest issue of Wedding Essentials
No, Miss World Philippines 2014 Valerie Weigmann is not getting married yet. At least not after a few more years of enjoying her single life.
She just happens to be a favorite cover girl of Wedding Essentials Magazine, this being her second time to grace the glossy front of the publication. And our beautiful Fil-German lass is bringing edginess to wedding gowns – free-spirited and ethereal – like swaying to the music of a haunting concerto.
Val still has more than a few months (or four to be exact) to fully enjoy her reign as MWP2014. By August, preparations for the next edition might start getting busy (unless Ms. Cory decides to move things a little farther). ;-)
Val doing what she does best
Miss World 2014 Rolene Strauss (middle) is in the country, and she reunited with Miss World 2013 Megan Young (right) and Miss World Philippines 2014 Valerie Weigmann
Rolene being interviewed by the TV networks. Looking on are Julia Morley and Cory Quirino
Miss World 2014 Rolene Strauss is in the house!
The beautiful South African, who is the reigning blue crown wearer, arrived in the Philippines last night along with Miss Julia Morley. Together with Ms. Cory Quirino of CQGQ, they made a special visit to the Philippine General Hospital (PGH) to check out the progress of the BWAP (Beauty With A Purpose) project started by the Miss World Organization for the ward of the Pediatric Oncology and Hematology Department. Being a medical student herself, she particularly took interest in the same.
And what would Rolene’s visit be without a reunion with dear friends Miss World Philippines 2014 Valerie Weigmann and Miss World 2013 Megan Young? The three of them took the time to bond again even for a brief moment. And they really had so much to update each other with.
Rolene's OOTD for the PGH visit
While the stay in the country won’t be a long one, I hope that she will enjoy our hospitality. For a warm and kind-hearted lady like her, we should really roll out the carpet! :-D
Binibini 27 Ina Dominica Guerrero
After having made the rounds of Miss Philippines Earth 2012 and Miss World Philippines 2014 – aside from screening for Bb. Pilipinas 2013 where she missed the Official Candidates cut
– Ina Dominica Guerrero of Daraga, Albay finally made it to this year’s nationals. And she is now Binibini 27.
This Bicolana has come a long way, and she should be reaching full circle with Bb. Pilipinas 2015. Gone are the days in the province when she would sport long kinky hair in the regional beauty contests. And if her styling is still a work in progress for some, it’s because her perfect look is yet to be achieved. But if the screenings last week are to be used as gauge, she could be finally getting the best possible aura that balances her dusky color with a mildly fairer skin tone.
Let’s see if now is the right time for Ina to take her spot centerstage while proving her qualities in becoming a true Bb. Pilipinas. ;-)
After several stints in other national pageants, Bb. Pilipinas 2015 should be an acid test for her.
Binibini 5 Christine Ramos Balaguer
Binibini 5 Christine Ramos Balaguer now holds the honor of being the first deaf Official Candidate of Bb. Pilipinas. And she is overjoyed with being chosen as one of the competitors in this year’s edition. From etching a small name for herself as a Dragonboat rower to giving a respectable performance during Miss World Philippines 2014 where she made the Top 13, she is now upping the ante even more by vying for one of the crowns in the country’s premier pageant.
Sure, there is more effort spent in her Aces & Queens training. But being the quick learner that she is, Christine continues to prove that no amount of physical disability can ever prevent a fighter of a person from fulfilling her dreams.
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Keep it up, Christine! :-D