May is the month of Flowers. It is also the season for Flores de Mayo and an excellent opportunity for some of our beautiful titleholders and handsome consorts to parade in public in traditional attires that symbolize an essence of the annual tradition.
At the SM Mall of Asia over the weekend, one such activity took place where the likes of Bb. Pilipinas Tourism 2014 Parul Shah, Miss Asean 2014 1st Runner-Up Ferina Ann Juny de Paz, Reyna ng Aliwan 2015 1st Runner-Up Faith Garcia, Mr. Global Philippines Joseph Doruelo and Mr. RP 2015 3rd Runner-Up John Ver Sibangan took centerstage to proudly display the creations of some of our local designers like Edwin Uy, Raphael Louis Gonzales and Renee Salud, as well as be part of the international retail chain’s version of the much-loved activity.
Check out the images in this post. Don’t they just look grand? :-)
Vijita Shah is the younger sister of Bb. Pilipinas Tourism 2014 Parul Shah
Parul (left) and Vijita
Some of you may not be aware that Bb. Pilipinas Tourism 2014 Parul Shah has an equally beautiful younger sister who might – just might
– follow in her pageant footsteps. But not to be too presumptuous, I simply reckoned that Vijita Shah has started showing interest, albeit on a small scale at the moment.
The younger Shah is currently participating in Limgas na Pangasinan 2015 where she is the entry of San Nicolas. While this province-wide competition is not looking at sending its winner to any of the national beauty contests, the experience should give Vijita a taste of how it is to face up to crowds in public and be appreciated for her natural beauty and charm. Of course, the comparison to Parul can’t be helped. But if she eventually decides to turn serious with her efforts and go for the more demanding affairs in Metro Manila, then there’s no choice but to muster enough guts and confidence to live up to her older sister’s pageant fame.
Vijita as the bet of San Nicolas in Limgas na Pangasinan
Your initial impressions about Vijita, dear readers? :-)
Can you tell me the names of the two beautiful ladies above? (Photo credit: Louie Arcilla)
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Yes, they are both former Bb. Pilipinas beauty queens. And yes, they are best buddies as well.
The shot was taken in Zambales by Life+Style Photographer Louie Arcilla.
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And if you guessed (without quickly scrolling down to this point) that the babe in black is Bb. Pilipinas Pilipinas Tourism 2014 Parul Shah and the one in white is Bb. Pilipinas World 2007 Maggie Wilson-Consunji, then you’re absolutely right.
Have a wanderlust of a weekend, dear readers! ;-)
Bb. Pilipinas Intercontinental 2014 Kris Tiffany Janson during her swimsuit pictorial for BeMyWanderlust in Balesin
Kris (right) enjoying the jacuzzi in their Balesin unit with friends Nancy Leonard (middle) and Julian Flores
One of the first gigs of Bb. Pilipinas Intercontinental 2014 Kris Tiffany Janson after passing on the crown to Christi Lynn McGarry is to join six other beauties (including Miss International 2013 Bea Rose Santiago, Bb. Pilipinas Tourism 2014 Parul Shah, Miss Asean 2014 1stRU Ferina de Paz, Bb. Pilipinas Official Candidates Nancy Leonard and Julian Flores
) in uber
private Balesin Resort to do a sexy swimsuit photoshoot in the island for the BeMyWanderlust
swimwear line of Bb. Pilipinas 2007 Maggie Wilson. And you know how beaches bring out the best in her. She was, quite simply, in her best elements all throughout the pictorial.
Hopefully, she can get all the good breaks now that she is almost done serving her contract for BPCI.
Watch out for the sizzling photographs from Balesin very soon! Or you can also visit the site for some early stills. :-D
Bb. Pilipinas 2007 Maggie Wilson for Wanderlust. Click above to view the collection or purchase one online
Bb. Pilipinas Tourism 2014 Parul Shah
A peek into her latest photoshoot
Now that Bb. Pilipinas Tourism 2014 Parul Shah has already turned over her crown to Ann Lorraine Colis, it’s high time to think about her next career move/s.
According to updates in her Facebook page, Parul has already started building up her portfolio for possible modeling projects that could possibly bring her outside the country and to other places in the region or beyond. She deserves to get her due recognition abroad, and if the route is by way of anything other than pageantry, then so be it.
Parul enjoying a working vacation in Balesin
Another Parul shot - sexiness personified
For now, enjoy her latest photos.
Be prepared for what she may have in store for fans and followers in just a month or two.
With well-intentioned individuals guiding her along the way, I’m pretty sure she is in good hands and will get her due rewards with a little more patience and determination.
I’m looking forward to that. ;-)
Parul, mysteriously now
Bb. Pilipinas Tourism 2015 Ann Lorraine Colis with her predecessor, Parul Shah
Will Ann be fielded abroad in 2015?
“Star light, star bright,
The first star I see tonight;
I wish I may, I wish I might,
Have the wish I wish tonight.
Bb. Pilipinas Tourism 2015 Ann Lorraine Colis must have been chanting the nursery rhyme above from the time she won a national crown two nights ago. And by the way BPCI has not been serving its holder an assignment to any overseas pageant mission, our lovely Kapampangan beauty queen might need to exert more wishful thinking to make the reign extra meaningful compared to her predecessor, Parul Shah.
Truth be told, Ann could have easily gotten a better title. She continuously oozes with unmistakable appeal that can be greatly appreciated in an international beauty competition. But with what she ended up with, all we can hope for is that one of those Tourism contests make serious negotiations with Bb. Pilipinas to allow this lass to spread her magnetic charm and perhaps give the country one more deserving representative to cheer for.
Bb. Pilipinas Tourism 2015 Ann Lorraine Colis (Photo credit: Bruce Casanova)
At the rate the Facebook page of Miss Tourism Queen International
has been miserably inactive except for a sad-looking Lunar New Year post last month, there’s really no use expecting any signs of life (or flogging a dead horse
) in that organization anymore.
Left-to-right: Bb. Pilipinas Tourism 2014 Parul Shah, Bb. Pilipinas Intercontinental 2014 Kris Tiffany Janson, Miss Universe Philippines 2014 MJ Lastimosa, Bb. Pilipinas International 2014 Bianca Guidotti and Bb. Pilipinas Supranational 2014 Yvethe Santiago
2013 was a truly tough act to follow – what with a Miss International, a Miss Supranational and a Miss Universe 3rd Runner-Up to face up to. But the Bb. Pilipinas 2014 Queens faced the past year head-on and took on their respective missions with head held high and the promise to give their very best abroad. They all did.
While a Miss Intercontinental 2nd Runner-Up placement, a Miss Universe Top 10 finish and a Miss Supranational Top 20 inclusion are not enough to please everyone, do keep in mind that 2014 was the Philippines’ Year of Representing Dangerously.
Yvethe, Kris, MJ, Bianca and Parul during a Sponsor Visit
The Bb. Pilipinas 2015 Souvenir Program (Photo credit: Gines Enriquez)
Our reigning titleholders were never amiss in their individual assignments. They followed their game plans as best as they could. If the sincere efforts did not yield the desired results, then it is already destiny speaking to us in bold letters. It still wasn’t time to either shine brighter or continue the streak or even achieve rare back-to-back feats.
I salute all of you, ladies!
The year wasn’t the kindest, but you still gave Filipinos reasons to be proud.
Prouder than most nations, I daresay. :-)