The 40 Earth Champions of Miss Teen Earth and Little Miss Earth Philippines 2014
Talk about rushing from one event to another, I quickly moved to Dusit Thani Hotel immediately after covering the Bodyshots 2014 model search at Solaire. And at the Manila Pavilion Tent of the said property, the forty (40) earth champions of Miss Teen Earth and Little Miss Earth Philippines 2014 were presented to the media. Twenty (20) pretty teenaged ladies and twenty (20) young girls proudly paraded to everyone’s delight, while sharing the message of Mother Earth in eco-friendly fun wear designed by Jeffrey Rogador.
It was more fun than competition for these teens and little ones.
It was so easy to fall for these youthful and ever-smiling charmers who keep the level of friendliness in the competition at such a warm level. All of them are obviously having a grand time, just as the organizers are so meticulously on-point in handling the event every step of the way. Kudos goes to the team behind Captured Dream Productions headed by its CEO Vas Bismark plus dependable Managing Director Jed Velasco and PR/Media handlers IC Mendoza and Ria Rabajante. Just as I remarked during the panel Q&A, the quality of joiners – especially the teens – is so high that I have no doubts seeing more than a few of them joining the big-league nationals in just a few years’ time.
Captured Dream CEO Vas Bismark (right) administering the Oath to Mother Nature to the candidates
By the way, the two crowned winners of Miss Teen Earth and Little Miss Earth Philippines 2014 will each receive P500,000.00 worth of cash and prizes plus a talent contract with Captured Dream. The older titleholder will also be given additional funding for an environmental project in her city/municipality. Most of all, they will be the first-time wearers of the Green Crown sponsored by Singapore-based Beverly Tan.
It was a meaningful Press Presentation for everyone who attended.
Presented by Captured Dream Productions and PLDT Telpad, the Grand Finals of Miss Teen Earth and Little Miss Earth Philippines 2014 will be held on May 27 at the SM MOA Arena, with TV Telecast over at GMA-7 scheduled on June 8 at 10pm. You can buy tickets to the big night via SM Tickets with Tel. No. 470-22-22.
Before wrapping this up, I just want to share my favorites – six (6) teens and six (6) young girls. Let’s see if my picks will change after the Gala Night this coming Sunday. ;-)
My Favorite Teens
My Favorite Young Girls
The Urban Dictionary states:
This cannot happen without more than one person
The reason we came out alive is because we worked together. After all, it takes two to tango.
Angee (left) and Aiza are both confident and poised to win.
Once the Official Candidates of Bb. Pilipinas 2014 are finally announced and both R-L Angels Aiza Faeldonia & Angelique ‘Angee’ De Leon make the cut, it only goes to show that their mentor Mr. RL Lacanienta has been doing a mighty fine job of endorsing high quality applicants.
While both ladies filed their applications at the nick of time, there’s no denying that they created the kind of splash reminiscent of Ria Rabajante last year. The big difference is that Aiza and Angee are taller and definitely more gorgeous.
Now that it’s looking more and more like a 2-for-2 or 100% for the emerging camp (similar to the 4-for-4 previous batting average), the duo is bent on making themselves shine to the fullest. As Angee updated on her FB page, “Aiming to bring home the bacon…because I love bacon.“
Aiza and Angee are ready and willing to take any of the crowns at stake.
Good luck, Aiza and Angee! :-)
The two “Angels” of R-L Angels for Bb. Pilipinas 2014
First off, the group responsible for Ria Rabajante, Bence Bianzon, Pauline Quintas and Sofia Mustonen of Bb. Pilipinas 2013 is still alive and kicking.
R-L Angels has two entries this year, and I was told that they are literally Angels, i.e., their nicknames coming from actual first names.
But don’t ask me what their full names are. RL himself is still being a bit secretive, although the two ladies are actually taking part in the screenings.
Let’s see if his two wards will make it in 2014’s line-up. ;-)
Maria Mustonen: Binibini 5 in 2013
During last April’s Bb. Pilipinas Gold, Filipino-Finnish beauty Maria Sofia Gloria Mustonen was tagged Binibini 5 and was one of the four entries of R-L Angels along with Ria Rabajante, Bence Bianzon and Pauline Quintas. She wasn’t fortunate enough to land a semifinal slot, but came out of the competition stronger and more confident.
Will she give Bb. Pilipinas another try and beat the December 30 application deadline for the 2014 edition? Will R-L field her once more in a batch that will definitely have double the pressure than what this year’s winners went through? Has she transformed herself even more to warrant a second attempt?
Pia and Zahra could be the dark horses in MWP2013 (Photo credit: Miss World Philippines)
Outside the endlessly-hyped bids of Megan Young, Patricia Lae Ejercitado, Ria Rabajante and Janicel Lubina, two other Miss World Philippines 2013 candidates appear to have long shots at winning the crown if the favorites get caught unguarded in their respective game plans. One is a fresh-faced newbie from Caloocan who always elicits some oohs and aahs everytime she glides into the midst of pre-pageant activities. The other one is a multi-lingual Filipino-Palestinian from the south of Metro Manila who is always ready and able to speak her heart out in fluid and engaging fashion.
From the looks of it, Pia Kamil Ochengco and Zahra Bianca Saldua could be the veritable dark horses in this year’s finals. While I am not (and won’t be) convinced of anybody other than Ms. Young to nail the top spot come August 18, stranger things have happened in past coronation nights. Surprises are not unusual. And sometimes, the less-likely winners turn out to be well-deserved victors, especially if they happen to be in their best elements when it matters most.
Zahra (L) and Pia giving it their best during the pageant’s talent competition. (Photo credit: OPMB Worldwide/Jory Rivera)
So if you had to choose, who deserves a dose of glory between the two? Pia or Zahra? ;-)
Below are the headshots of the 26 Miss World Philippines 2013 Official Candidates. One of them will take it all the way come August 18 and become our country’s representative to Miss World 2013 in Jakarta/Bali, Indonesia.
Who are your picks, based solely on these shots? Give me 12.
My Preferred (not Final) Twelve are: Megan Young, Zahra Saldua, Vina Openiano, Patricia Lae Ejercitado, Janicel Lubina, Ria Rabajante, Samantha Bernardo, Pia Kamil Ochengco, Bianca Paz, Zandra Flores, Mercegrace Raquel and Omarie Linn Osuna.
At this point, Megan is still my top pick. ;-)
Ria and Patricia Lae are R-L's inaugural bets for MWP
R-L could very well stand for Ria-Lae, or the names of R-L’s Angels for Miss World Philippines 2013. This year being the relatively fledgling beauty camp’s first official entry into Cory Quirino’s pet pageant, Mr. Lacanienta is eager to establish his presence and possibly nail a top spot – if not the highest honor – during the finals night middle of the month.
And with both Ria Rabajante and Patricia Lae Ejercitado out to win for themselves and their mentor, there’s a very good chance of success for one or both if we are to gauge their pageant experiences. The question is which one.
Right now, I give the slight edge to Patricia Lae, but that is only because Ria still exudes that nagging teeny-weeny uptight quality in candid or on-the-spot photos I can’t help but notice. And the former has already shed off all her inhibitions after years of practice by delivering a more smoldering appeal, be it in choreographed poses or ambush shots.
Who’s your pick between the two? :-)