If you missed reading the Philippine Star yesterday, there were two articles in the Allure section about our top two Bb. Pilipinas 2014 Queens – Miss Universe Philippines 2014 Mary Jean “MJ” Lastimosa and Bb. Pilipinas International 2014 Mary Anne Bianca Guidotti.
Here are quotable quotes from the article which you can read in full after clicking on the corresponding links below.
Miss Universe Philippines 2014 Mary Jean Lastimosa
“My dad taught me that it is still possible to love despite the distance. I may never have bonding moments with him but we know we love each other.”
Read the full article HERE.
Bb. Pilipinas International 2014 Mary Anne Bianca Guidotti
“The most important thing is knowing that you are a force to reckon with. Don’t compare yourself with anyone. Just hang on to your beliefs. I know who I am; I know my own strengths and weaknesses. I believe I’m worth it, and I deserve a crown…”
Read the full article HERE.
Both outputs actually give us reasons to be more excited about the pageant missions of both ladies, right? 😉
The Official Candidates of Miss Philippines Quest USA 2014 took part in the Pre-Pageant last June 27.
Over the weekend, the Pre-Pageant of Miss Philippines Quest USA 2014 was successfully conducted at the Kalayaan Hall of the Philippine Consulate General in New York with all ten (10) Official Candidates stepping out as they tried to outshine each other in cocktail dresses, casual identical summer wear and talent. The judges had a good time scoring the ladies who will now prepare for the finals night scheduled at the Peter Norton Symphony Space in Manhattan, New York on July 12.
The ten ladies glided onstage, with some of them performing their talents.
Personally, I still believe it’s a toss up between Dominique Ivory and Alexa Kirby for the title. These two ladies are just effortless standouts.
In this group shot, it's easy to spot #1 Alexa Kirby and #9 Dominique Ivory as standouts.
For more photos on the event, visit the Facebook Page of OPMB Worldwide.
Some of the ladies who screened for Miss Grand Philippines 2014 (Photo credit: John dela Vega)
More pictures of the applicants (Photo credit: John dela Vega)
Of the limited number of ladies from NCR and GMA who got the callback from the organizers of Miss Grand Philippines, eleven (11) showed up for the screening at the 2GO Hub in Luneta Park last Saturday afternoon. No familiar names or faces in the group that would surprise anyone. And there were also no applicants who can be easily identified as coming from either A&Q or KF. But there were a few who stood out and will most likely be green-lighted as the Metro Manila reps in the roster of Official Candidates to be known soon. There were five (5) other ladies expected but did not make it (with valid excuses) and will still be evaluated at a later time.
Group shot of the Screening Panel plus applicants (Photo credit: John dela Vega)
The screening panel included Miss Grand International 2013 3rd Runner-up Ali Forbes, Bb. Pilipinas 2014 Candidate Sarah Jireh Asido, Miss Philippines Earth 2014 Candidate Leslie Pine, Raymond Golez of Sash Factor, Atty. Art Lascano, Mr. Joem Guillen and John dela Vega himself.
The identities of the passing candidates from NCR will be revealed together with the several entries coming from the pageant’s eight (8) regional coordinators by early July.
Stay tuned. 🙂
This may be the break you are waiting for!
If you missed the boat to London’s West End for the revival of “Miss Saigon” this year, here’s another chance to show what you’ve got via the new musical “Here Lies Love”.
Open call auditions for strong pop singers are scheduled this coming week at Opera Haus (please refer to the poster above for the address in Makati City) and successful applicants should be ready to relocate to London right away for the start of rehearsals come August.
If you have what it takes, then don’t miss the opportunity to perform your best pop piece. Who knows? You just might get the nod and find yourself leaving for England a month from now. 😉
Mr. World Philippines 2014 John Spainhour on the July 2014 issue cover of Men's Health Magazine.
Mr. World Philippines 2014 John Spainhour has already returned from Torquay where he represented the country in Mr. World 2014. Somehow, life has returned back to normal. And Men’s Health Magazine took the opportunity to have him on the cover of its July 2014 issue. Looking mighty fine as always.
Grab a copy of this issue from your favorite newstands and bookstores now! 🙂
Miss Manila 2014 Krischelle Halili (Photo credit: Edmund Chua for Fabmanilaph)
“I really wish I made all my mamas and sisters proud. The journey was highly influenced by the trainings, meetings, and everything in between and beyond shared with them. I hope I’d be able to maximize this year. The difficult part is just about to start.”
– Krischelle Halili, Miss Manila 2014
It would be an understatement to say that newly-crowned Miss Manila Krischelle “KC” Halili is happy to have won the title last June 24. She is ecstatic, over-the-moon with joy even.
And for what she has achieved, KC is deeply grateful for all the guidance and trainings she received from Aces & Queens. Her transformation in their hands is something she would have never imagined possible at the onset. But now that she has proven herself capable of the objective she has targetted for herself, the platform to initiate some change or to further the worthy projects of the City of Manila is already in her midst.
From this point, Miss Manila 2014 is dedicating her time, knowledge and effort to becoming an effective ambassadress.
Life indeed happens in Manila. And Krischelle Halili is out to prove that.
Raring to start her productive reign as Miss Manila 2014, Krischelle Halili is. (Photo credit: Edmund Chua for Fabmanilaph)
Good luck, Girl! 😀
Miss Universe Australia 2014 Tegan Martin
First off, if you fancy supporting Miss Universe Australia 2014 Tegan Martin (next to our MJ Lastimosa, of course), you can visit and like her official Facebook Fan Page to get updates on her training and preparation for Miss Universe 2014.
21 year-old Tegan – who is the youngest Aussie ever to win the national honor – is taking her title very seriously and wants to make sure that the opportunity she worked hard for since 2012 will yield the desired results. She aims to follow the trail of Kerry Anne Wells and Jennifer Hawkins who became Miss Universe last 1972 and 2004, respectively.
Do you like Tegan enough to see her as a tough contender for the Diamond Nexus Lab crown come December? 🙂
With clear confirmation from the Japanese organizers that Miss International 2014 will definitely take place in Tokyo, Japan from October 27 to November 11, it would be safe to say that Bb. Pilipinas-International 2014 Mary Anne Bianca Guidotti will be the first from the Bb. Pilipinas 2014 Queens to wage a beauty battle abroad.
At this juncture, she is in the heat of training and gym workouts to make sure that she is 100% ready the moment she sets foot in the host city.
And trainer John Cuay is literally keeping our bet on her toes 24/7.
Bianca’s resistance training with John Cuay
Bianca is fully aware of the tough assignment she is tasked to accomplish – a 6th Miss International crown in a back-to-back scenario. The mere thought is enough to discourage the weak-willed. But not our girl. She is always pumped up and optimistic of her chances. There simply is no room for uncertainty.
By the way, the Miss International 2014 Coronation Night on November 11 will be held at HITEN Main Banquet Hall of Grand Prince Hotel New Takanawa.
HITEN Main Banquet Hall of Grand Prince Hotel New Takanawa – venue of Miss International 2014 Finals Night on November 11, 2014.
Vina Openiano and Christopher Matecki are the Grand Winners of Bodyshots Philippines 2014
Vina Openiano and Christopher ‘Sin’ Matecki came out victorious during the Bodyshots Philippines 2014 finals at the Grand Ballroom of Solaire Resort & Casino.
The win is sweeter for Vina who took part in both Mutya ng Pilipinas and Miss World Philippines but with less success last year. This time, she gave it her best to finally win the title in the country’s biggest model search. Christopher, on the other hand, was overjoyed that he came out on top and nosed out earlier favorite Jhon Mark Murcia. He actually came to the Philippines just for a vacation and found himself being eased into the modeling world. And now this.
The Top 8 Finalists for the Ladies (Photo credit: OPMB Worldwide)
The Top 8 Finalists for the Gentlemen (Photo credit: OPMB Worldwide)
By the way, both Christopher and Vina were also named Mr. & Miss Bodyshots Solaire before the final announcement.
Bodyshots Philippines 2014 winners both (Photo credit: OPMB Worldwide)
Congratulations to both winners! 😀
Britt Roselyn Rekkedal, 22, Mutya ng Nordic 2014
One of the aspirants from the overseas Filipino communities in Mutya ng Pilipinas 2014 is 22 year-old Chef Britt Roselyn Rekkedal who happens to be the reigning Mutya ng Nordic.
Born to a Norwegian father and a Filipina mother, she also works as a fashion/photographic model on the side. She dances and kickboxes as hobbies and enjoys expressing her views about Politics.
For her trip to Manila, Britt is also looking at the possibility of pursuing a modeling career locally. Unless, of course, Mutya ng Pilipinas gets to sign her up first as its 2014 winner, in which case she will have to fulfill the responsibilities that come with the crown.
Best of luck in the competition, Britt! 🙂