Miss Netherlands Shauny Bult (left) and Miss Philippines Parul Shah do a selfie before calling it a first night in Bangkok
Shauny and Parul upon arrival in Bangkok
There must really be something about Miss Grand Netherlands 2015 Shauny Bult that brings her close to our Bb. Pilipinas Queens as pageant roommates. Last year, she ended up sharing a room with Bb. Pilipinas International 2014 Bianca Guidotti during Miss International in Tokyo, Japan. And they’ve become so close that the former even spent one month of vacation here in Manila last August.
And now, she is rooming with another Filipina once more. This time around, she has been assigned with our Bb. Pilipinas Grand International 2015 Parul Shah. And at the rate that I am sizing up both ladies, I feel that they will bond fast. I personally know Shauny to be a sensible and intelligent girl, just like our bet.
The picture above – taken just before removing their makeups – won’t be the first and last for sure. And in the days to come, they will become closer.
Rule the competition, Parul and Shauny! :-D
Bb. Pilipinas Grand International 2015 Parul Shah before leaving for the airport for her flight to Bangkok, Thailand (Photo credit: Rodgil Flores)
Here are photos of Bb. Pilipinas Grand International 2015 Parul Shah earlier this morning before leaving for NAIA Terminal 2 to catch her 9:35AM flight to Bangkok, Thailand via Philippine Airlines today. She will be arriving in the Land of Smiles around noontime and will be armed with all the preparations to hopefully become the country’s first Filipina winner of Miss Grand International.
From all of us here at normannorman.com, we wish you the best of luck, Parul!
Bring it on, Binibini! :-)
Safe travels, Parul!
Bb. Pilipinas Grand International 2015 Parul Shah by Raymond Saldaña
Looking every inch the highly-anticipated foreign delegate in the Raymond Saldaña shots in this post, Bb. Pilipinas Grand International 2015 Parul Shah’s date with destiny is drawing near as her departure schedule for Bangkok, Thailand will indicate. Miss Grand International 2015 awaits her presence and I can confidently say that her preparations are tightly gathered together to show what Miss Philippines is really made of.
Parul promises to do well. And on our part, we can show her united support by continuously voting for Miss Philippines in the Miss Grand International app on iTunes and Google Play Store.
Watch out for our bet’s final look for the competition! :-)
Bb. Pilipinas Grand International 2015 Parul Shah
Bb. Pilipinas Grand International 2015 (with brand-new sash and all) Parul Shah is super ready for Miss Grand International 2015. In the introduction video below that is already uploaded in the international competition’s website, our bet makes a good impression of herself and her ideals as an individual. She focused on her multi-cultural background and being raised in a different country before finally calling the Philippines her true home.
Parul will be leaving for Bangkok, Thailand in a week’s time to start her quest for pageant glory. In the meantime, please continue supporting her in the Miss Popular Vote by clicking HERE.
Watch her vid now.
courtesy of Miss Grand International
Bb. Pilipinas Grand International 2015 Parul Shah
You know the drill when it comes to pageant online voting. This time, the support is for Bb. Pilipinas Tourism 2014 and Bb. Pilipinas Grand International 2015 Parul Shah who will need your full back-up in gathering as many votes as possible to insure her semifinal appearance in next month’s finals of Miss Grand International 2015 in Bangkok, Thailand.
The candidate with the highest number of votes will automatically make the first cut – a fast-fast-track segment if you will. And it’s called the ‘Miss Popular Vote’ contest.
You can download the Miss Grand International app via iTunes or the Google Play Store now and start working those daily stats for our bet.
Parul will definitely appreciate your undivided support in this. :-)
Click above to download the app
Parul Shah (left) and Ann Colis can't contain their happiness during today's Special Announcement (Photo credit: Bruce Casanova)
This is indeed a Happy Parul and Ann Day! These photos by Bruce Casanova show how excited the two ladies are.
For starters, Parul was just waiting for her 18-month contract with BPCI to expire before finally going to Dubai to accept a job offer. But when she got a serendipitous call from Madam Stella Marquez de Araneta herself, the lovely lass from Baguio City was filled with so much joy that she set aside all her pending plans to jump at the opportunity to represent the Philippines in Miss Grand International 2015.
Ann, on the other hand, has a different story. She admits to not having been out of the country yet. And the right to compete in Toronto, Canada for Miss Globe 2015 is more than what she could ask for. She was actually teary-eyed talking about the chance, particularly that her best friend has already migrated there and will now be looking forward to a reunion.
Indeed, happiness was in the air earlier. And their fellow Binibini sisters gladly shared their well-wishes for both ladies. Below are more photos from the Presscon.
Left to right: Yvethe, Kris, Parul, SMA, CSB, Ann and Hannah (Photo credit: Bruce Casanova)
Photo credit: Bruce Casanova
Our Bb. Pilipinas 2014 Queens in a grid of their later/latest photos
MJ and Janine take selfies in Sta. Monica Beach, CA
Miss Universe Philippines 2014 MJ Lastimosa was just on vacation in Los Angeles after attending the Bachelorette Party of Miss USA 2014 Nia Sanchez in Las Vegas. She also found time to reunite with Miss Universe 2012 1st Runner-Up. Bb. Pilipinas International 2014 Bianca Guidotti is still into her NGO commitments after hosting her friend Miss Grand Netherlands 2015 Shauny Bult who was here on a one-month vacation. Bb. Pilipinas Intercontinental 2014 Kris Tiffany Janson is back in Manila after her London and Paris sojourn (photo above was taken during her day trip to Paris Disneyland
). Bb. Pilipinas Supranational 2014 Yvethe Santiago is spending precious time in Albay with family and friends. Bb. Pilipinas Tourism 2014 Parul Shah is doing pictorials to build up her portfolio and accepting out of town pageant judging invites. 1st Runner-Up Laura Lehmann is busy with her studies at Ateneo de Manila University while accepting occasional modeling shoots (like the photo above which appeared on the Philippine Daily Inquirer yesterday
). And just very recently, 2nd Runner-Up Hannah Ruth Sison (who continues to be part of the 2015 Queens
) proudly celebrated her 27th birthday.
These are just quick updates on our 2014 Bb. Pilipinas Queens for our Sunday lookback. The group photo below gives me such fond memories of this batch. ;-)
Our Bb. Pilipinas 2014 Queens during their victory night in Araneta Coliseum last year (Photo from pinoyambisyoso.com)