Miss Supranational 2013 Mutya Datul pose during the Presscon at Tobaco Hotel in Lodz, Poland
Miss Philippines Yvethe Santiago (2nd from left) with some of the ladies during the Presscon
Miss England Zandra Flores (right) pose with Miss Denmark
And just like Miss World 2014 which had a Press Call in London recently, Miss Supranational 2014 also had their round-up with the various media reps covering the competition. And this one took place upon their arrival in Lodz, Poland.
The venue is Tobaco Hotel where everyone got billeted. A flood of photos got uploaded in the pageant’s Facebook page and I simply chose the ones with Yvethe Santiago, Mutya Datul and Zandra Flores – our three Filipinas in the scene.
Obviously, Yvethe and Miss Belarus are now so close that they're practically like sisters
So will the contestants be glammed up all the time from this point onwards? I believe so. Sightseeing could be nearing the homestretch as preparations for the finals in Krynica-Zdrój are starting to steam up. :-)
Miss Philippines Yvethe Santiago enjoying Białka Tatrzańska with Misses Great Britain, Finland and Ukraine
“Just can’t stop walkiiing
” was all Miss Philippines Yvethe Santiago could caption for the photo grid above after discovering that checking out cold as snow Białka Tatrzańska
in the south of Poland on foot can be a both tiring but fulfilling experience. Together with roomie Zandra Flores of Great Britain and the reps of Finland and Ukraine, they treated the place like a walking city where every turn and corner offer endless surprises – both scenic and historical. I’m green with envy, to say the least.
Miss Philippines Yvethe Santiago posing in front of the The Church of St. Simon and St. Jude Thaddeus the Apostles
The ladies are taking advantage of every opportunity to visit as much of the different places in Poland they can explore before arriving in their final pit stop – Krynica-Zdrój – where all the official pre-pageant proceedings of Miss Supranational 2014 will take place. :-)
Miss Philippines Yvethe Santiago (left) and her roomie Miss Great Britain Zandra Flores
Inside the cab going to the gym
Just what are the chances of this happening? Pretty high, I must say. Miss Philippines Yvethe Santiago is glad that even in Poland, she can still keep on speaking Tagalog at the end of the day and after waking up in the morning. You see, her roommate happens to be another Filipina, Zandra Flores, who is representing Great Britain in Miss Supranational 2014. Of course, you know the latter as having joined a number of our national beauty contests before finally finding her pageant destiny in the UK.
It’s amusing how fate really has a way of bringing together two people from different training camps. Yvethe is from Aces & Queens, and Zandra is a product of KF. I’m happy to note that they’re getting along well at this stage. I really hope that they’ll hold each other’s back somehow. ;-)
Working out in the gym with the other ladies
Roommates Yvethe (right) and Zandra pose for Missosology while in Poland.
Miss Supranational Australia 2014 Yvonne Amores
Count Yvonne Amores in.
The lovely Filipina-Austrian model/TV presenter has just been crowned Miss Supranational Australia 2014 over the weekend and will represent Down Under in Krynica-Zdrój, Poland for Miss Supranational 2014 come December.
Sydney-based Yvonne, who also took part in Miss Philippines-Australia 2013 won by Melanie Balagtas, will now get the opportunity of competing along fellow Filipinas Bb. Pilipinas Supranational 2014 Yvethe Marie Santiago and Miss Supranational Great Britain 2014 Zandra Flores for the title currently being held by Mutya Datul.
Yvonne (right) after being announced as Miss Supranational Australia 2014 along with Renera Thompson (in red) who got Miss Grand Australia 2014 (Photo credit: Mike Chang)
The new Miss Supranational Australia is gushing over her new crown.
Congratulations, Yvonne! :-D
P.S. To know more about Yvonne, you can check out her own website HERE.
Bb. Pilipinas Supranational 2014 Yvethe Marie Santiago during the Manila Water ‘Toka Toka’ Event (Photo credit: Jonas Yu for Critical Beauty)
Yvethe eating Pizza Hut
There has never been a more popular year for Miss Supranational than 2014. The representatives to this year’s “real”
edition to take place at Miejski Ośrodek Sportu i Rekreacji (MOSIR) in Krynica-Zdrój, Poland are being crowned in dedicated fashion left and right. And by the looks of it, there is going to be a bumber crop of outstanding ladies vying for the crown on the head of our very own Mutya Johanna Datul.
And that really puts a lot more pressure on Bb. Pilipinas Supranational 2014 Yvethe Marie Santiago who is aiming for a difficult-to-achieve-but-not-impossible back-to-back win in the competition. Our pretty Bicolana is continuous in the training and workouts for the toughest mission of her young life. It actually even adds a bit more strain that another full-blooded (Zandra Flores) is representing Great Britain.
But Yvethe is unfazed. She is focused 100% on the assignment. And she will do everything to make us all proud. #ForThePhilippines mode till December.
Are you still placing your bet on Yvethe? ;-)
Zandra Flores, Miss Supranational UK 2014
A ravishing Zandra
Call it never-ending determination. Call it tenacity. Call it whatever you want. Truth of the matter is that Zandra Flores got her wish granted – maybe not for Miss Universe and not for the Philippines – but she will take part in an international beauty competition. As the newly-installed Miss Supranational UK 2014, she will travel to Poland come late November for the much-anticipated finals set for the first weekend of December.
So with this new development, there will be at least three (3) Filipinas going to the spa town of Krynica- Zdrój – the reigning winner Mutya Datul, Bb. Pilipinas Supranational 2014 Yvethe Marie Santiago and Zandra. Nice!
Congratulations, Zandra! :-D
Zandra during the Miss Universe Great Britain 2014 finals wearing an Edwin Uy creation
Zandra Flores may have joined and failed in her bid to win the Miss Universe Great Britain 2014 crown last weekend. But in the end, we should still applaud her efforts to achieve a fervent dream to take part in the biggest beauty pageant in the Universe. She knows what she wants, and will leave no stones unturned to cover all possible options to have it actualized. Sadly, the stars were simply not in her favor and Grace Levy was the one who got elected after the dust settled.
Perhaps, there is a different mission for her. It may not be in the pageant world where she wants to prove her worth to the fullest. But in an avenue she still hasn’t discovered yet.
Chin up, Zandra. Time to move on. And still with a smile in your heart. :-)