Binibini 15 Paula Rich Bartolome
Paula Rich Bartolome is no longer new to beauty pageants. Back in 2012, she participated in Miss World Philippines won by Queenie Rehman. Years before that, she was a finalist during Supermodel of the World Philippines 2009. And in her province of Laguna, she already held the title of Binibining Sta. Cruz. For all its worth, she has already paid her dues enough to qualify as Binibini 15 of Bb. Pilipinas 2015.
Standing at a competitive 5’8.5″, Paula is treating the nationals with a lot of determination. She wants to do her province and beauty camp (Aces & Queens) proud, aside from proving to herself that she made the right decision to give it one last big try.
Will Paula clinch the victory she so longingly wanted the past number of years? She will give it one hell of a fight, that’s for sure. 😉
Sexy and captivating, this Paula
Binibini 3 Ria Rabajante (Photo credit: RL de Leon Lacanienta)
Ria Rabajante is the type of young woman we have always seen as poised, elegant and classy in ways and actions. Personally, I have never seen this beauty let loose with her actions and can always be credited for having the right blend of charm and femininity in everything she does publicly.
So imagine my surprise when this R-L Angel actually did a funny- looking (and sounding) dare in the video below. She was asked to mimic the sound of a chipmunk and check out the tune she actually chose to do it with.
You floored me there, Ria! 😀
courtesy of John Paul Maquilang
One of the latest FB updates of Bb. Pilipinas
Miss Philippines MJ Lastimosa by Bruce Casanova
Looks like someone listened and is now more open to using Filipino designs for the presentation of the Bb. Pilipinas 2015 Official Candidates. Hopefully, the wardrobe approval will extend to the eventual winners of the five crowns come March 15 and their respective pageant assignments throughout the year.
As some people would say, there’s nothing like a good (or loud if you will) wake-up call to finally rouse a sleeping giant from deep slumber. This could very well be the start of a new chapter in Bb. Pilipinas. 🙂
Bb. Pilipinas Intercontinental 2014 Kris Tiffany Janson in her Cary Santiago traditional costume that won the award in last year's competition (Photo credit: Rappler.com)
Bb. Pilipinas Tourism 2014 Parul Shah in a showstopping Edwin Uy creation.
It’s so timely that, just last year, the Official Candidates of Bb. Pilipinas paraded in the National Costume Competition wearing traditional attires that showcased the creative genius of our local designers. And just a week back, the whole country was practically up in arms with the Alfredo Barraza flower-filled Filipiniana getup worn by Miss Philippines MJ Lastimosa during the 63rd Miss Universe Pageant in Doral Miami. Watch the video of the event before, still fresh in our minds I reckon.
courtesy of The Pageant Guru
MJ during her grand entrance to the Presscon
Shots from the homecoming presscon
MJ is back where her heart belongs – home!
At the Banquet Hall of Gloriamaris Restaurant on the 4th level of Gateway Mall, the Homecoming Press Conference of Miss Universe Philippines 2014 and 63rd Miss Universe Top 10 Finisher Mary Jean “MJ” Lastimosa was held with full capacity attendance. Everyone is just eager to be present in this event. And for good reasons (and juicy questions
) at that.
Before the actual presscon started, the guests were treated to a sumptuous lunch that only the popular Chinese restaurant can offer. And right after getting filled, the activity began with the introduction of the reigning titleholders, and the star – MJ Lastimosa.
Rodgil Flores of KF (rightmost) giving his message for MJ
The Press Reps got a special bonus with the presence of the Bb. Pilipinas 2015 Official Candidates as well. And while separate interviews were made with MJ by the TV networks, the other guests had a heyday talking to and having photo ops with our current Binibinis.
MJ (center) pose with the current titleholders plus the 2015 Binibinis
MJ with one of the kids from Operation Smile (Photo credit: Bruce Casanova)
Instead of quoting MJ about the things she is thankful for, please watch a video I took of her during the homecoming presscon.
MJ Lastimosa is back!
Miss Philippines MJ Lastimosa during her arrival at NAIA Terminal 2 early this morning (Photo credit: Lhey Son Macato)
Miss Philippines MJ Lastimosa at the VIP Lounge of NAIA Terminal 2 (Photo credit: The Pageant Queens)
Miss Philippines Mary Jean’MJ’ Lastimosa is back home.
MJ safely landed in Manila via a Philippine Airlines flight from Los Angeles. She was met by fans and media reps and was immediately whisked to the VIP Lounge of NAIA Terminal 2 for an interview with the TV networks who covered her arrival.
This afternoon, a homecoming Press Conference is scheduled at the Banquet Hall of Gloriamaris Restaurant in Araneta Center. All the reigning titleholders plus the current Binibinis in contention for the 2015 crowns will be in attendance.
It will be quite an interesting affair in my opinion. 😉
Presenting…the Bb. Pilipinas 2015 Official Candidates in their portraits for the competition. Take your early picks for the crowns. Or tell me how you feel about their individual shots. 😉
For your guidance:
1 – Samantha Barbara Balbin
2 – Jenny Feliz Gonzales
3 – Ria Rabajante
4 – Renee Soraya Hassani
5 – Caneille Faith Santos
6 – Toni Alyessa Hipolito
7 – Enrica Roxiele Guieb
8 – Kimverlyn Suiza
9 – Maolin Yalung
10 – Pia Wurtzbach
11 – Janicel Lubina
12 – Kylie Fausto Verzosa
13 – Mae Liezel Ramos
14 – Princess Joy Camu
15 – Paula Rich Bartolome
16 – Marvi Ann de Lima
17 – Brenna Cassandra Gamboa
18 – Crissa Mae Mendiola
19 – Christi Lynn McGarry
20 – Tanya Angelica Nicole Hyde
21 – Alaiza Flor Malinao
22 – Anja-Vanessa Peter
23 – Justine Beatrice Felizarta
24 – Ann Lorraine Colis
25 – Rogelie Catacutan
26 – Anabel Christine G. Tia
27 – Ina Dominica Guerrero
28 – Hannah Ruth Sison
29 – Nancy Lee Leonard
30 – Patricia Lae Ejercitado
31 – Mia Allyson Hernandez Howell
32 – Danita Joan Ruazol
33 – Namrata Neesha Murjani
34 – Teresita Sen Marquez