The Bb. Pilipinas 2014 Queens (MJ is hidden) guested on Boy Abunda's The Bottomline.
courtesy of ABS-CBN Online
Something you may have forgotten to watch last Saturday night (April 26, 2014) on ABS-CBN was “The Bottomline with Boy Abunda” which had the seven (7) Bb. Pilipinas 2014 Queens – MUP2014 MJ Lastimosa, BPI2014 Mary Anne Bianca Guidotti, BPIc2014 Kris Tiffany Janson, BPS2014 Yvethe Marie Santiago, BPT2014 Parul Shah, 1st RU Laura Lehmann and 2nd RU Hannah Ruth Sison – as guests.
“What an amazing experience!! Thank you so much Tito Boy for sharing your advice and knowledge. It was such an honor to be graced by your wisdom. We learned so much!! Don’t forget to catch your #bbpilipinas winners, this week only on ABS-CBN!
And based on the Instagram post of Laura Lehmann (@laulehmann) above, all of them had a great time bonding and chatting with the prolific host. They even learned a significant thing or two that would be useful in international pageants.
Let’s wait for the full video to be uploaded on YouTube or you can try this LINK. I didn’t catch the whole thing myself, but I like the near tail-end portions I was able to watch. 😉
Below is a direct link to the episode
The Bottomline with Boy Abunda April 26 2014 | Watch Pinoy TFC.
courtesy of Gee Candy
If my percentages are accurate, the three major beauty camps make up a big chunk of candidates in Miss Philippines Earth 2014. Around 71% come from Kagandahang Flores, 12% from Aces & Queens, 4% from House of JDV and the remaining 13% (or approximately 6 contenders) are independents. And Rosebel Bastasa of Jose Dalman, Zamboanga del Norte is one of the unaffiliated beauties who need to work double-time in order to get their share of media exposure and pre-pageant spotlights. Not an easy thing to accomplish if you ask me. But the girl remains unfazed and focused on the commitment she signed up for.
Hopefully, she will find some sort of reward for her dedication during the May 11 finals night.
Keep on fighting, Rosebel! 😉
Angelie Crizelle Ocampo and Jamie Herrell are like the younger competitive versions of Ross Misa and Bianca Paz in MPE2014.
I did mention in a previous post that Miss Philippines Earth 2014 could turn out to be a Mary Ann Ross Misa and Bianca Paz show. But at the rate recent pre-pageant results are coming in, it could also be a tug-o-war between their younger versions Angelie Crizelle Ocampo and Jamie Herrell who are doing quite well so far. In fact, both ladies were just recently awarded Miss Ever Bilena and Miss Careline – two of the beauty/cosmetic sponsors – respectively.
If one of them ends up taking the crown come May 11, it only means that the organization is looking for a more refreshing and youthful titleholder to represent us in Miss Earth 2014.
Photo credit: Melvin Sia for OPMB Worldwide
Who do you fancy between the two? 😉
Jamiel worked hard to get to his new physique.
A more confident Jamiel
19 year-old Jamiel Ventosa received all sorts of criticism when he won Manhunt Philippines International 2013 October of last year. But the guy vowed to vindicate himself. And six months after, the new version of him started showing up online. With a leaner physique, nice muscles and washboard-abs-in-progress, the 6’2″ hunk-in-the-making is staying true to his promise of transforming himself regardless of the extreme sacrifices.
After all, he wants to do the Philippines proud in Manhunt International 2014 happening in Beijing, China soon.
What do you think, dear readers? 🙂
Our seven Bb. Pilipinas 2014 Queens did an outreach program for the kids (Photo credit: Noli Berioso)
Earlier in the day, the Bb. Pilipinas 2014 Queens spent time with the children-beneficiaries who are part of BPCI’s Outreach Program as they give back to the little ones by giving them school supplies and stuff plus yummy Dairy Queen treats. Apart from that, they made them happy by showing what it is like to be big sisters.
MJ Lastimosa, Mary Anne Bianca Guidotti, Kris Tiffany Janson, Yvethe Santiago, Parul Shah, Laura Lehmann and Hannah Sison bonded, took group selfies and had fun chatting with everyone.
The lovely Binibinis had fun with the kids. (Photo credit: Noli Berioso)
courtesy of Mercator TV
Snippets from the video shoot (Photo credit: Jonas Gaffud)
In cooperation with Bluewater Day Spa
and Spyder Philippines
, the talents of Mercator Artist and Model Management have prepared a hot summer video ad campaign which sizzles with the participation of such familiar pageant faces like Venus Raj, Shamcey Supsup, Kimverlyn Suiza, Mariel de Leon and Cassandra Naidas plus showbiz personalities Benjamin Alves, Daniel Matsunaga, Fabio Ide and Wynn Marquez. Of course, some of their models – Kevin Redder and Ann Casas – are also in the vid.
Steffi Aberasturi of Cebu, Aliwan Festival Queen 2014
1st Runner Up Shaira Lenn Roberto of Bulacan
2nd Runner-Up Maria Gigante of Cebu
2nd Runner-Up Hazel Trasmonte of Negros
2nd Runner-Up Michelle Marie Monte of Iloilo
I can’t help but gush over the awe-inspiring festival costumes of the winners of Aliwan Fiesta Queen 2014. If only our national beauty queens will wear the same during their international pageant stints, I’m pretty sure they will effortlessly stand out in traditional wear.
The winners, led by top placer Steffi Aberasturi and runners-up Shaira Lenn Roberto, Maria Gigante, Hazel Trasmonte and Michelle Marie Monte, all wowed me with their attires.
In fact, some of the non-placing participants also upped the ante in their respective festival gowns like the ones worn by Trixia Marana of Dumaguete (left below) and Lovely Gemma Abdul of Gensan.
More grand festival costumes
All photos courtesy of John Co.
If the silent reports are true, this needs to stop now!
I thought that pageant bullying has not invaded our shores in full force just yet. But I was wrong. It has slowly crept like a pungent odor in the dressing room, the backstage and places where restricted entry should have been fully enforced. Mind you, I am not referring to the usual pageant sabotage situations here. The ways and methods have sharply levelled up. And quite hurtfully, I must add.
I am not in a position to divulge specifics at this point. But let it be known that I am all for fair and square competition. There should be no room for misguided attitude, ganging-ups, careless whispers and unacceptable goading. The reports I have been receiving so far need to be addressed. As in now. Even before things get worse than they already are.
I am just thankful that our last biggest national pageant was spared (or at least incidents were kept to the barest minimum). Perhaps, the organizers made sure that no flies were caught in the ointment.
P.S. Please don’t ask me to name names. I cannot go that far. Just understand where the concerns are coming from. For now.
Rohaibie Rennie is the new Miss Intercontinental New Zealand.
If you thought Arielle Garciano was the only candidate of Filipina descent who won in the recently-concluded Miss World New Zealand 2014, then be amused that her 1st Runner-Up and now Miss Intercontinental New Zealand is also one.
Rohaibie Rennie will also represent the Kiwis abroad and she will be joining our very own Kris Tiffany Janson who will be in Germany for Miss Intercontinental 2014. It seems like there is a renewed spark of interest in Filipinas to take part in global beauty pageants.
Let’s see who will shine more. The homegrown queen or the foreign-bred counterpart? These are indeed exciting times for Pinays in the world of pageantry. 😀
Instead of noticing Monique's Resort Wear, one can't help but look at the taller than platform heels she had on her feet.
Indeed, the heels gave Monique a real boost in group shots.
Oops, Bianca just stepped on Monique's Resort Wear.
At least, Monique (2nd from right) wore the official heels during the swimsuit show.
It’s interesting. I’m referring to the pair of really tall platform heels Monique Manuel of Dinalupihan, Bataan wore during the Miss Philippines Earth 2014 Resort Wear Competition. She must have been given an extra long garb by her designer and had no choice but to use the same.
Of course, it boosted her height when posing for group shots. Although in the third photo above, her blue attire must really be so looong that Bianca Paz of Gapan City accidentally stepped on her hemline.
Anyways, I wanted to start my week right so I opted to share these images just to put a grin or a snicker in everyone’s face. 😉