Some people say that this girl has some semblance to Miss Universe 2010 Ximena Navarrete. Some people may not agree and reject the comparison outright. But one thing that cannot be denied is the fact that she is one good- looking babe. This Filipina-Australian can definitely make heads turn, aside from her decent height of 5’7″.
The name Karen Gallman doesn’t ring a bell after first hearing. The oddly-spelled surname may even raise the eyebrows of a few biotches who would snap at seeing the Filipino-sounding family name get an extra L to make it foreign to the ear. Regardless, this 19 year-old is one fine specimen who can invade the Bb. Pilipinas 2012 screenings and breeze through the various cuts all the way to being named an Official Candidate. Don’t you think so, dear readers? 😉
Cebu has always been a good source of beautiful ladies for many national pageants in the country. In fact, no batch is complete without a candidate or two from the Queen City of the South. Take for example Bb. Pilipinas 2012 which is being eyed by Mia Arcenas as the possible fulfillment of a childhood dream to become a beauty queen. This 21 year-old doesn’t really need the pressure of going through the pageant rigors. After all, she comes from a rich and prominent clan in Cebu where she has chosen to be the CEO of the successful family business (Ferimar) following the completion of a fashion and merchandising degree in Los Angeles,CA and a Summa cum Laude at that. But the girl is up to the added challenge. She knows what she wants and is willing to start from square one en route to hopefully nailing a crown that will give her the right to represent the Philippines internationally. Given her exotic charm, gift of gab, 5’7″ height and 23-inch waistline, I’m confident that she will impress the panelists in the upcoming screenings for the pageant. What fortune awaits her? Abangan! 🙂
Michelle Martha Braun’s credentials include a stint with Miss Philippines-Earth 2009 where she came very close to claiming top victory after being selected Miss Philippines Air or 1st Runner-Up. After that, her name and face entered a low profile phase up until she resurfaced last year as the Philippine representative to the ill-organized and controversial Miss Asia-Pacific World 2011 held in Seoul, Korea. That’s all water under the bridge.
At the moment, Michelle is lining herself up for a far more demanding challenge, i.e., join Bb. Pilipinas 2012 and hopefully make a decent placement if not take home one of the crowns at stake. That’s a mission possible for this lovely lady who is a sensuous mix of the east and the west. The competition will be tough, but her very reputable and successful handler is not leaving any stone unturned in training her to the max and give the earlier-hyped ladies a good run for their money.
Will this 5’8″ eye candy be one of the top bets for this year’s premier national beauty pageant? Your guess is as good as mine. 🙂
It’s not easy postponing a lifelong dream of joining a national beauty pageant year after year in favor of finishing one’s studies. That is exactly what Cherrielyn Alvior did. But now that she is over and done with college and postgraduate demands, she wants to take a stab at joining Bb. Pilipinas 2012 before it’s too late. At the age of 25, this Mutya ng Taguig 2008 2nd Runner-Up – who stands 5’6″ – is preparing herself for the initial screenings of the pageant, hoping that she makes it to the first cut. If and when she qualifies, she should thank her lucky stars because this year is shaping up to be one of the toughest ever. Clinching an ‘Official Candidate’ sash alone can already be considered an achievement.
With that in mind, I’d say ‘Good luck, Cherrie!’ 😉
Gong Xi Fa Cai! Happy Lunar New Year!
Today starts the Year of the Water Dragon. And since your blogger is a Dragon himself, a feeling of optimism can’t be helped. But not overly so. I’m just hoping for a 12-month period that would be significantly better than 2011.
And to invite the best of luck, wearing red, pink and orange should help. As early as last November, I started buying shirts (and underwears) in these colors. Nothing to lose in doing so – just additional fillings for my already bursting closet.
Anyways, I am looking forward to another amazing year for Filipinas (and Asians) in the global pageant arena. This could be the time we all have been waiting for. 😉
Janine Tugonon during the swimsuit round of Bb. Pilipinas 2011
A better chance for 2012?
Janine Tugonon was almost there. She was one of the more pleasant packages in Bb. Pilipinas 2011 – neither ignored nor perched high among the Top 5 of many armchair judges’ selections. In fact, when she nailed the Q&A, it came as no surprise that she was named 1st Runner-Up.
But then again, a 1st Runner-Up placement is just that – a runner-up. Throughout 2011, she never had the opportunity to represent the Philippines in international beauty competitions. And this might have triggered the confidence to give the pageant a 2nd try. So if she presents herself for Bb. Pilipinas 2012 screening, we all know that she has already relinquished her rank last year, and is more than ready to re-conquer the contest in hopes of getting a crown this time around. And I don’t see that as a herculean objective, i.e., unless we are deluged with a topnotch quality of contenders who are just as eager to follow (and better) the act of Shamcey Supsup. I’m sure she will get the blessings of Madame Stella Marquez de Araneta, just as she backed up Dianne Necio. But how far will that support bring her to? Let’s wait and see. 😉
Fresh-faced and with the Gem Padilla vibe, this Grace de Castro.
The girl has a long name – Divine Grace Alemania de Castro to be exact. And she has long tresses that could rival a mermaid’s mane. If that’s not enough, she has long legs that make her appear taller than 170cm.
Divine Grace is currently busy representing the College of Tourism and Hospitality Management in the upcoming Miss UST 2012 (or The Ideal Thomasian Personalities 2012). Yes, my dear readers, she is a Thomasian (just like me!) and a proud one at that.
Anyways, back to why I featured her today. Do you think she has beauty queen potentials? I can see possibilities. And with the right guidance from handlers on how to build a good personal style and the like, she could be seriously considered for a candidate’s slot in either Bb. Pilipinas or Miss World Philippines.
What say you, dear readers? 🙂