(L-R) Mister International 2013 Jose Anmer Paredes, Miss Supranational 2013 Mutya Datul and Miss Supranational China 2013 Jie Pan during a dinner hosted by the Miss China Landscape Organization at Westin Guangzhou.
The candidates of Miss China Landscape 2014
Tonight , Miss China Landscape International
2014 will culminate in the Grand Finals scheduled at the Westin Guangzhou where three (3) titleholders will be crowned as China’s representatives to Miss Supranational, Miss Grand International and Miss United Continents to be held later in the year.
Our Miss Supranational 2013 Mutya Datul, together with Mister International 2013 Jose Anmer Paredes, are in the host city right now to help crown and award the top placers. At the same time, Mark Manlapaz of Gouldian Atelier will sit as one of the judges to help select the winners.
I will wait for the results and see if the new Chinese queens will live up to the constantly evolving trends in modern pageantry. :-)
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. ;-)
courtesy of TheEmeraldvideos
Miss Supranational 2013 Mutya Datul (Photo credit: Rappler.com)
Inspite of some heated online discussions about who really deserves to take credit for the training and transformation of Miss Supranational 2013 Mutya Johanna Datul from a simple provincial lass to a Bb. Pilipinas titleholder to an international winner who has brought pride and honor to the country, the simple and unassuming Isabelan
remains unaffected and takes each blessing that comes her way with joy and gratitude.
Just to keep it plain and simple, I would simply give due credit to Fashion and Wedding Designer Mitch Membrere for discovering our beautiful Queen. Anything that happened afterwards is open to a lot of potshots so it’s best to refrain from any arguments and the like.
Let’s just be happy for Mutya and wish her continuous luck long after crowning the next winner in Poland. ;-)
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
(L-R): Miss Supranational 2013 Mutya Datul, Miss Supranational 2010 Karina Pinilla and Miss Supranational 2011 Monica Lewczuk promote the real Miss Supranational.
As we all know, Miss Supranational 2013 Mutya Johanna Datul is in Poland right now to help in the promotion of the beauty competition that will be held in the Central European country on the first weekend of December.
At the same time, she was joined by previous titleholders Karina Pinilla (2010) and Monica Lewczuk (2011) for the same task and also to promote awareness of the real and legal Miss Supranational competition. They even went as far as having their picture taken together while holding signs stating which the genuine organizer really is – the World Beauty Association headed by Gerhard Parzutka von Lipinski (WBA S.A.)
I hope this will put an end to the never-ending fight for ownership. There’s no use tarnishing the image of the pageant any longer.
As I have said in the past, I will go to the side where Mutya will eventually relinquish her crown. So there. :-)
Mutya at Warsaw Chopin Airport
P.S. Mutya will soon leave Warsaw for Bangkok where she will serve as one of the judges in Miss Grand Thailand 2014. She will be there from June 15-18.
And since we’re in the subject of Miss Supranational, belated Happy Birthday to Bb. Pilipinas Supranational 2014 Yvethe Marie Santiago who turned 21 last Sunday.
What’s with December that the Grand Slam pageants are fighting for a finals date on the 12th month?
Miss Supranational 2014 has joined the slew of December-scheduled editions with a December 5 calendar date in Krynica-Zdrój. What’s nice is that all the candidates (including Bb. Pilipinas-Supranational 2014 Yvethe Marie Santiago) will have a grand time visiting the biggest spa town in Poland. That could be quite an exciting stay, especially for reigning titleholder Mutya Datul who will definitely get the VIP treatment out there! :-)
Bb. Pilipinas 2014 Winners and Runners-Up
Your blogger with Rodgil Flores, MI2013 Bea Rose Santiago and BBP Tourism 2013 Cindy Miranda plus shots of the successful KF team plus the BBP Gold Queens with Madame Stella.
The good news: I had a very pleasant encounter with the newly-crowned Bb. Pilipinas 2014 winners at Balay in Araneta Center earlier. All seven ladies are in full bloom and looked every inch the beauty queens they have been transformed into just last Sunday night.
The not-so-good news: It was a full-on Press Conference instead of an opportunity to do one-on-one interviews with them. In fact, I was the last and only digital press rep to be able to ask one question. As expected, the broadsheet media and TV networks were given the chance to throw in questions ahead plus on-cam coverages, respectively.
Watch the 3-minute video below when I fortunately squeezed a question for Bb. Pilipinas Intercontinental 2014 Kris Tiffany Janson.
It was a thrill seeing the winners once more. But I was more excited when Miss Universe Philippines 2014 MJ Lastimosa stated about the possibility of winning our 3rd Miss Universe crown as: “I’ll make it my destiny!“.
She clearly elicited the most number of interest from the guests present. And her aura alone is starting to exude traces of a future big winner.
I was hoping to ask more questions, but time wasn’t on our side as the allotted schedule for the press conference already went beyond the intended frame.
But don’t fret. I got an invite to attend the thanksgiving party of Bianca Guidotti soon. I will make a separate post on that this weekend. ;-)