18 comments on “Dressing up our Beauty Queens

  1. @Angelo Reyes
    Ang pagiging payak at natural na talino na likas mong katangian ay bukod na kahanga hanga. Ako po ay muli na namang naliwanagan sa mga isinaad mo sa blog na ating pinagsasaluhan.
    Maraming salamat @Angelo Reyes.
    Sana po ay ipagpatuloy ninyo ang mga natatanging impormasyon na malugod naming/Ko na tanggapin at basahin dahil sa huli ay ikinagagalak namin na siguradong may aral kang ibinahagi.
    Salamat @Angelo Reyes

  2. @Closer2Fame
    Ako’y lubos na nalinawan sa mga isinaad mo tungkol sa pagsagot Ni Ariella, iisa ang ating paniwala sampu ng ating mga kaibigan sa “Norman’s Blog” na kaya Ni Ariella ang Lahat na paghahanda para sa patimpalak ng kagandahan.
    Maraming Salamat Closer2Fame!

  3. Sir Norms, I cant wait for you to post Boy Abunda’s interview with Ariella Arida on his segment ” Ikaw na” in Bandila the other night so this is off topic again. I promised myself not to comment on her chances in MU but a lot of my firiends has articulated my thoughts that Ariella’s communication skills seems lacking.Sa lahat daw ng interviews ki Ariella na napanood nila, hindi sila na-impress. What is your thought on this observation?

      • @norms and @Closer2fame
        Alam Ko na wagas ang pagsuporta na binabahagi ninyo Kay Ariella, pero ako’y nababahala kapag nakakabasa ako ng mga obserbasyon na negatibo tungkol sa isang aspeto na hinuhusgahan ng mambabasa sa blog. At Ito ay ang di kaaya ayang husay Ni Ariella sa pagsagot o husay sa pagsagot kapag siya sumasagot sa mga piling katanungan.
        Gayun paman, ako’y abot langit ang dasal at pag asa na huhulmahin at papandayin ng Aces&Queens ang mga aspeto o mga katangian Ni Ariella para maging handa sa patimpalak na Miss Universe 2013.
        Sana’y maunawaan ng mga mambabasa na magtulungan tayo at bukas ang Norman’s Blog sa inyong mga suhestiyon kahit ito’y negatibo ngunit mayroong Positibong solusyon para sa tagumpay ng ating kandidata sa pandaigdigang patimpalak….

      • @PinayGem

        Ako ay hindi natatakot sa ganyang bagay. Nakilala ko si Ariella bilang matalino at masipag na para sa akin ay sapat na dahilan para makuha nya ang aking tiwala. Naniniwala ako na bago paman sya isalang sa pandaigdigang entablado, atin siyang ipagmamalaki dahil malaki na ang kanyang ipinagbago. Para sa akin, masyado pang maaga para atin siyang husgahan. Ang ikinatutuwa ko sa kanyang estado ngayon ay pinagiisipan pa nya mabuti ang kanyang mga sasabihin bago pa siya magsalita. Para sa akin ito ay tama naman sapagkat mas konting salita, mas konting pagkakamali.

      • Okay. After looking up and watching that interview, I would have to agree and am sadly turning down my expectations a few notches after watching this interview. First off, I don’t understand why she keeps answering in Filipino, when she should be treating each and every interview as an opportunity to rehearse and gain confidence when conversing in English. Practice does make perfect, and command of another language does not develop magically overnight. If I were Ara, I would be speaking in English 24/7.

        I remember in grade school when I was still in the Philippines, we had a “no speaking in Filipino unless you are in a Filipino class” rule instituted by the teachers, where if you were caught, you had to write “I will not speak in Filipino again.” on each line on a long pad paper as punishment. It helped, although we sure looked funny doing it. For my job interviews here in the US, I tried to think in English as well, in order to come across as more spontaneous and to avoid the problem of having to translate my thoughts from Filipino to English. I think Gloria Diaz’s observation that “Filipinos think in Tagalog and answer in Filipino” is accurate.

        Secondly, she seems to lack grace and charm in answering questions. I found myself squiring as well every time I see her squirm and almost give a frown-like expression everytime she answers questions. To her credit, she does appear relaxed throughout the interview, but there is no “wow” factor.

        Thirdly, that Ariba walk… paging Venus Raj and Janine Tugonon… you are needed at the bootcamp STAT!

      • Oops… I meant to say: I think Gloria Diaz’s observation that “Filipinos think in Tagalog and answer in English” is accurate.

        One last thing: Say “NO” to straight hair for Ara Arida when she finally competes for Miss U.

      • @ Grounders

        I agree with your opinion on this whole communication issue. She should practice speaking in English at all times even if she has to wear an iPod with an English tutorial playing over and over while she’s sleeping. But still, I am happy that she is now more opinionated and more comfortable in front of the camera compared to her past TV appearances. I also agree that straight hair just makes her face look flat. A beautifully curled hair creates golden ratios that act like a homing beacon to her face even from afar.

        By the way, your school sounds very familiar. 🙂

      • @C2F: Hmmm… I’m intrigued. Care to venture a guess? Also: please view my comment/reply to your response in Norm’s previous blog post (the one on golden dresses), and tell me what you think.

      • @Grounders

        Do you share your school’s patron saint with teachers, soldiers, Catholic schools or animals?

  4. Eric delos Santos and Harley Ruedas gown fabrics is more into seat covers than being a gown.

    • These gowns from Tutuban are the best among the rest.
      http://www.markmaranga.com/tutuban-mall/
      Aside rom the fact,that they are the cheapest among the cheapests.
      Though they are simple, I believe that simplicity is beauty and beauty is in the eye of the beholder, so………behold.
      I thank U!

  5. I have always been a big fan of local young designers. Each of them may have strengths and weaknesses but I have all the confidence to say that the Filipino talent can be very competitive in the global arena. I feel like Cherry Veric with his oppulent designs is already on his way to level up to be at par with Cary Santiago and Francis Libiran. I also love the modern cuts of Albert Andrada and the sophisticated creations of Jerome Salaya Ang. But when it comes to pageants, I believe that Jaz Cerezo has already perfected the serpentina cut while Cheetah Rivera has already proven her creativity with her ambitious designs under limited resources. I would love Cherry, Jaz and Cheetah to collaborate in creating evening gown masterpieces for our candidates. I hope all or at least one of the major pageant organizers would create a design competition and the winner would have a chance in dressing up our beauty Queens in their international pageants.

  6. Albert Andrada/ Raoul Ramirez/ Jaz Cerezo gown for Ara.

    Erwin Tan gown for Bea.

    Harley Ruedas gown for Cindy.

    June Pugat or Jerome Ang gown for Mutya.

    Jaz Cerezo gown for Angelee (to show the curves and sone cleavage).

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