I always appreciate spending time with Miss Millenial Philippines 2017 (and Miss Kaogma 2017) Julia Gonowon. During my judging stint at the Kaogma Festival last Friday night, we had quality time together before and after the finals where she relinquished her crown in Camarines Sur. And I can easily tell that she is bound for bigger things in the pageantry world. For sure, we will see this sweet and charming 5’7.5” of a beauty doing one of the big leagues come 2019. After all, she has the right ingredients to shine even more.
During last Friday’s pre-judging and finals of Miss Kaogma 2018 at Villa del Rey in CWC and the Freedom Sports Complex in Pili, Camarines Sur, one candidate really wowed all the judges the minute she presented herself. She is only 17 years old, stands 5’8” and has Filipino-Indian ethnicity. Her name is Rheema Alfonso Adakkoden, the newly-crowned successor of Julia Gonowon and is also the recipient of the title of Miss Millenial Camarines Sur.
Truth be told, the strong front-runners – like former Binibinis Sigrid Grace Flores and Angelie Aubrey Asuncion – had to play catch-up with the dusky beauty from start to finish and had to settle with being named Miss Kaogma Tourism and 1st Runner-Up, respectively.
In a year or two from now, you will definitely see Rheema joining the national pageants. And with more training and polish, she will definitely be one of the new Darlings in pageantry in time.
Let me take this opportunity to thank Camsur Governor Migz Villafuerte and Miss Universe Philippines 2017 Rachel Peters for the invite and the super warm accommodation at CWC. Looking forward to the 2019 edition!
Miss Universe Philippines 2018 Catriona Gray for Inquirer Lifestyle.
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Tonight, one of the twenty (20) gorgeous candidates above will be crowned Miss Kaogma 2018 at the Freedom Sports Complex in a big finals production that will seek to find the successor of Julia Gonowon. Hosts Rachel Peters and Robi Domingo will lead us through the proceedings, together with special guest Ian Veneracion.
Your blogger will serve as one of the judges alongside distinguished personalities in the pageant and entertainment industry.
Who will the lucky girl be?
Find out soon!
Here is a big shoutout to our youngest Bb. Pilipinas 2018 Queen who is celebrating her very special day.
Happy Birthday, Bb. Pilipinas International 2018 Ma. Ahtisa Manalo! Shine bright as you always have. You are destined for great and wonderful things. May this occasion be a special milestone leading to bigger achievements.
Miss Universe Philippines is in El Nido, Palawan at the moment to do a feature shoot in Lagen Island Resort for Inquirer Lifestyle. In between takes, she went swimming and snorkeling and got crazy sunburnt as well. She is definitely enjoying the workcation mode.
Watch out for the final edits soon! In the meantime, let’s watch a video of our Queen – where she got to show off some of her singing skills – for Preview Magazine
By now, the call for entries is intensive. It’s the 50th edition of Mutya ng Pilipinas and the organizers – headed by its President Hemilyn Escudero-Tamayo – are reaching out nationwide and to the Filipino Communities abroad to assemble its biggest number of Official Candidates ever – fifty (50). And so far, the list is growing by the day. I have seen some of the early contenders. All I can say is that this is definitely going to be the best batch ever in its long years of existence.
Make history and join the 50th Mutya Ng Piipinas -Bigger, Better, Bolder as we crown the next Queen on September 16, 2018.
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