Bb. Pilipinas Tourism 2014 Parul Shah photographed while giving her send-off tribute to Bianca Guidotti
Hannah Ruth Sison (left) and Laura Lehmann during Bianca Guidotti's send-off
While four of the five Bb. Pilipinas 2014 titleholders are all pumped up for their pageant assignments happening one after the other, I am a bit gloomy for Bb. Pilipinas Tourism 2014 Parul Shah who might end up mission-less for the remainder of her reign. With the mushrooming of so many new international beauty contests, she could easily take part in one of them and quite effortlessly bring home the crown, regardless if the title is not as popular as the rest. It’s a pity that the franchises are under different individuals. It’s even worse that BPCI is stuck with Miss Tourism Queen International which is spiralling down to anonymity.
And while we’re at it, why not include the fate of 1st Runner-up Laura Lehmann and 2nd Runner-up Hannah Ruth Sison as well? I bet these two ladies can also register victories if given the chance. But if Parul will be unfielded, their chances are even slimmer.
Your thoughts, dear readers?
Our Queens pledged their hands to save lives!
Yesterday was Global Handwashing Day. And at the Mandaluyong Elementary School, five of our Bb. Pilipinas 2014 Queens – MJ Lastimosa, Bianca Guidotti, Yvethe Santiago, Parul Shah and Hannah Sison
– continued their big sister roles as they demonstrated to the children how to properly wash their hands to make sure they are 100% clean so as to avoid disease-causing germs and the like. Along with Unilever Philippines and actor/endorser Jericho Rosales, they all went happily throughout the whole event.
Check out some of the pictures below. :-D
Our Bb. Pilipinas 2014 Queens get their hands squeaky clean for the kids to emulate
Our Bb. Pilipinas 2014 Queens teaching the young ones how to properly wash their hands
Miss Universe Philippines 2014 MJ Lastimosa gets a selfie with actor Jericho Rosales
Our Bb. Pilipinas 2014 Queens fulfilled an Operation Smile mission at Sta. Ana Hospital
MJ bonding with the kids
It was a fulfilling mission our Bb. Pilipinas 2014 Queens went through when they visited the Sta. Ana Hospital for Operation Smile.
The ladies – Miss Universe Philippines 2014 MJ Lastimosa, Bb. Pilipinas International 2014 Bianca Guidotti, Bb. Pilipinas Supranational 2014 Yvethe Santiago, Bb. Pilipinas Tourism 2014 Parul Shah and 2nd Runner-up Hannah Sison – acted like big sisters to the kids who were scheduled to be operated on their cleft lips and palates. Prior to the surgeries, they played with the little ones and made sure that the latter bravely took on the procedure. And Parul took things one step further when she actually provided assistance in one of them.
Bb. Pilipinas Tourism 2014 Parul Shah assisting in the medical procedure.
Kudos to our Queens for having big hearts for the cause! :-D
Take note of the dates above to see your favorite Bb. Pilipinas 2014 Queens in hosting action!
The Queens in their latest groupies
Wanna go and enjoy Enchanted Kingdom in the company of your favorite Bb. Pilipinas 2014 Queens as hosts? You will definitely enjoy the fireworks display as well. Starting today (September 27
), the 2nd International Sky Wizardry Fireworks Competition will be held in the theme park for three (3) weekends. Bb. Pilipinas International 2014 Bianca Guidotti will be the first to host, followed by Bb. Pilipinas Intercontinental 2014 Kris Janson on Sunday, September 28. Bb. Pilipinas Supranational 2014 Yvethe Santiago and 1st Runner-Up Laura Lehmann will take their turns on October 4 and 5, respectively. On the third weekend of October 11 and 12, Miss Universe Philippines 2014 MJ Lastimosa and Bb. Pilipinas Tourism 2014 Parul Shah will be the assigned hosts.
So if you fancy spending time with them, plan a trip to Enchanted Kingdom. Bring your family and friends. It will be a real treat for everyone! :-D
Group hug for (left to right): Hannah, Parul, MJ, Yvethe, Kris and Bianca
There has never been a better time for our Bb. Pilipinas 2014 Queens to get real close and sisterly with each other than now.
One by one, they will head off to their respective pageant assignments (at least four of them) starting next month with Bb. Pilipinas Intercontinental Kris Tiffany Janson leaving for Jordan on October 5. After her, Bb. Pilipinas International Bianca Guidotti will head to Tokyo on October 25 – right on the same day that a Miss Intercontinental will be crowned. A few weeks later, Bb. Pilipinas Supranational Yvethe Marie Santiago will get her date with destiny as she embarks on a much-awaited trip to Poland to gun for a back-to-back victory in Krynica-Zdrój. And for the pièce de résistance, Miss Universe Philippines MJ Lastimosa will be sent-off (to a still unknown destination) in an almost date-overlapping fashion for Miss Universe 2014 by mid-November as well.
In all of these, our Queens will have each other’s back as moral and emotional support. Individually, their targets are zeroed in on claiming victory abroad. As a group, their mission is united – to be the most successful Bb. Pilipinas batch of winners. :-D
Our 2014 Bb. Pilipinas Queens - MJ, Kris, Bianca, Yvethe and Parul - as photographed by Bruce Casanova
The Queens clowning for the camera
When Photographer Bruce Casanova uploaded the five-in-one portrait (see above
) of our Bb. Pilipinas 2014 Queens, I got inspired once more to come up with this short Sunday feature on who among them will be the best ever in this batch.
Without a doubt, Miss Universe Philippines 2014 Mary Jean ‘MJ’ Lastimosa could be it if she wins our 3rd Miss Universe crown. Bb. Pilipinas International 2014 Mary Anne Bianca Guidotti and Bb. Pilipinas Supranational 2014 Yvethe Marie Santiago are also in the running if they achieve the rare back-to-back wins in Tokyo and Krynica-Zdrój, respectively. And not to be outdone, Bb. Pilipinas Intercontinental 2014 Kris Tiffany Janson can also pull some weight if she nails the country’s first victory in Jordan. I really wish I could say something about Parul at this point. But the lack of clarity regarding a pageant assignment leaves me no choice but to simply wish that something is in the offing for her.
Our Bb. Pilipinas 2014 Queens for Araneta Center as photographed by Bruce Casanova
In the end, I want 2014 to be the best group of Bb. Pilipinas winners ever – much better than their predecessors.
Is that too much to ask, dear readers? ;-)
The Bb. Pilipinas 2014 Queens (l-r): 1st RU Laura Lehmann, Bb. Pilipinas International 2014 Bianca Guidotti, Bb. Pilipinas Tourism 2014 Parul Shah, Bb. Pilipinas Supranational 2014 Yvethe Santiago, Miss Universe Philippines 2014 MJ Lastimosa and Bb. Pilipinas Intercontinental 2014 Kris Janson during the Toka-Toka Water Advocacy Campaign at Araneta Center.
The ladies doing some dance moves with the Toka-Toka mascot
Last Monday, the Bb. Pilipinas 2014 Queens graced the launching and educational gallery opening of Manila Water’s Toka-Toka Water Advocacy at the Araneta Center. The ladies wholeheartedly obliged to the appearance and support because its objective is to “…ensure cleaner and safer rivers in Metro Manila, particularly the Marikina, Pasig and San Juan rivers.
As further explanation of the campaign, “Toka-Toka stems from the root word “Toka” means to share and commit.
TokaToka has four “ownable” acts where an individual or institution can contribute as his or its “toka” (share) namely: proper disposal of garbage; desludging of septic tanks; connecting to Manila Water’s sewer network; and supporting the company’s community-based sanitation and used-water projects.“
To know more about Manila Water’s “Toka-Toka Para sa Malinis na Ilog“, click HERE.