Clockwise from top left: Ednornance Agustin, Diana Arevalo, Kimverlyn Suiza, Froilene Villanueva, Margie Alatan, Ruffa Nava and Aiza Faeldonia
Was Ednornance Agustin too exotic? Was Diana Arevalo too mature-looking? Was Aiza Faeldonia the entry of just a small beauty camp? Was Froilene Villanueva too smart? Was Ruffa Nava too thin? Was Margie Alatan in the middle of a too KF-crowded batch? Did Kimverlyn Suiza cross over too soon?
Whatever the real reasons are behind their snub in the nationals will remain a mystery. One thing remains clear for me. These seven (7) beautiful ladies are the most overlooked beauty contestants in our 2014 competitions. Four from Bb. Pilipinas and one each from Miss World Philippines, Miss Philippines Earth, and Mutya ng Pilipinas. They do not deserve clapper status, and should have made the first cut at the very least.
Left to right: Diana Arevalo, Aiza Faeldonia and Kimverlyn Suiza
Diana Arevalo, Aiza Faeldonia and Kimverlyn Suiza are the most prominent faces in this ignored group. When their names weren’t called into the Top 15 during the finals of Bb. Pilipinas 2014, I couldn’t help but wonder why. Individually, they have all the qualities to inch their way closer to the crown. I may not have forecasted them as titleholders, but to be part of the semi-finals should have been a given.
And the four others? I feel the same, although not with the same intensity. Ednornance Agustin should have also been noticed during BBP2014. But if she had to be sacrificed in favor of one of the three aforementioned, I would cave in. Ruffa Nava during MWP2014 could have easily replaced one of the surprise candidates who made Top 11. Margie Alatan of Zamboanga City in MPE2014 should have been part of the Top 15. But with so many KF entries, her inclusion might have been deemed going beyond the allocated number. And finally, I have always had a soft spot for Mutya candidate Froilene Villanueva. If only she moved up a little more, the Q&A would have been a little more impressive with her turn if ever.
Looking back, it is fairly likely that the results of the different contests would’ve given slightly different outcomes with the seven named ladies entering the semis. But since it wasn’t meant to be, I just decided to give them a dedicated post to show that their efforts were never left unnoticed by your blogger. ;-)