Photo by Jhosh Rodriguez
There is intriguing talk on social media about the answer given by your newly-crowned Bb. Pilipinas Grand International 2018 Eva Psychee Patalinjug as a “copy” of actress Nadine Lustre’s post June 12 of last year during the Philippine Independence Day for Mega Magazine. All I can say is that the Cebuana took inspiration from the message, and instead of giving it her own spin (that could alter the entire thought depending on the words used
), she recited choice parts that sounded “memorized” to everyone.
As someone conducting pageant workshops on Q&A, I never encourage memorization. But I don’t restrict it completely as well depending on the capacity of a trainee to think more spontaneously. In Eva’s case, she could have simply quoted it. After all, Nadine Lustre is a popular name and figure in the Entertainment Industry. If Wynonah Buot can specify host/actress Toni Gonzaga as a source of admiration, then I won’t find fault in the former using Nadine as inspiration for her answer.
But that controversy will die down in a matter of days, and Eva will continue with her reign. I reckon that Miss Grand International owner Nawat Itsaragrisil has already given his thumbs up to her selection (photo below) as the Philippine rep to his pageant.
Nawat Itsaragrisil and Eva Patalinjug
The Search for Mr. World Philippines 2018 is on!
The doors are now open to the Filipino men who could be the first Mr. World from the Philippines! In this momentous occassion, Mr. Eco Philippines (and possibly another title – TBC) will also be handed out. Please tag and share to that one fine young man who you think could be it! #MrWP2018.
Download your form through: https://goo.gl/gsV3Fz
Deadline of submission is on May 4, 2018!
And on this note, don’t you think that Clint Bondad would be a perfect fit for the Mr. World Philippines 2018 title?
Clint Bondad for Mr. World Philippines 2018?
With his girlfriend Catriona Gray as the newly-crowned Miss Universe Philippines 2018, vying for the search for the World’s Most Desirable Man could be a fitting touch to it all. I know that some individuals would find the recommendation as pushing things just a bit too far. But hey, why not strike while the iron is hot – as the saying goes.
The Queens on UKG
The Queens on ANC Early Edition
Our newly-crowned Bb. Pilipinas 2018 Queens spent the entire morning today guesting on ABS-CBN’s “Umagang Kay Ganda” and ANC News Channel’s Early Edition.
Below are video clips from their appearances.
Bb. Pilipinas Supranational 2018 Jehza Huelar
The risk paid off, and handsomely I must add. Jehza Huelar is now your Bb. Pilipinas Supranational 2018.
I admit that there were some reservations on my part about her chances early on in the competition. But a week before the finals, I was more confident that she would get one of the crowns. She gradually peaked – albeit slower than most of the favorites. She simply had to perform more than creditably well during the Top 15 Q&A. I placed her for Miss Grand International in my Final Predictions, but as it turned out, she was destined to win a different title. At the end of the day, the most important thing is that she achieved what she signed up for last 2016. She may have been nowhere near the Top 6 last year. But in her 3rd and final try, the stars aligned in her favor. Looks like her boyfriend Nonoy will have to wait for two more years before they can finally tie the knot.
Congratulations, my dear Jehza! I am so proud of what you have accomplished.
Watch her crowning moment below.
Mister Global Philippines 2018 Kristian Sarmiento
It was the biggest night ever for the Province of Quezon, pageant-wise. In two separate national finals, Ma Ahtisa Manalo was crowned Bb. Pilipinas International 2018 at the Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City. Meanwhile, Kristian Nanadiego Sarmiento went home bemedalled as Mister Global Philippines 2018 of Global Bachelor Philippines at the Don Leopoldo Sison Convention Center in Alaminos, Pangasinan.
They will now be prepared to represent the country in Miss International 2018 (Japan) in the 3rd quarter and Mister Global 2018 (Thailand) this coming July.
Congratulations to the two successful Quezonians!
The winners of Global Bachelor Philippines
Bb. Pilipinas 2018 Winners and their NEW crowns!
Miss Universe Philippines 2018 Catriona Elisa Gray
Bb. Pilipinas International 2018
Ma Ahtisa Manalo
Bb. Pilipinas Supranational 2018
Bb. Pilipinas Grand International 2018
Bb. Pilipinas Intercontinental 2018
Karen J. Gallman
Bb. Pilipinas Globe 2018
Michele Theresa Imperial Gumabao
1st RU Vickie Marie Rushton
2nd RU Samantha Bernardo