26 comments on “Sunday Senti Specials: Bianca Manalo then and now

  1. OMG!!! just watched Manalo’s performance in Miss U 2009 and her gown was a reminiscent of Janine Tugonon’s Miss U gown. lack of artistry talaga is bazzura

    • And yet Janine made it as 1st runner-up. Gown is important but that’s not the only thing judges see. So sabi nga ni Ate MJ, wag blame yung gown. Mas maganda lang talaga si Columbia, Jamaica, and Ukraine talaga, at mas exotic si Netherlands.

      Pero tuloy pa rin laban for our cause to dump Bazzurra.

      • I agree except for Netherlands… isa syang malaking JOKE sa top 5… ok nang makaabot sya sa top 15… but top 5??.. compare her na lang kay MJ… wala sya sa kalahati… pasarela, waley…stage presence, waley… eloquence, WALEY…. ok lang na di nakapasok si MJ sa top 5, kahit si Spain na lang sana basta wag lang si Netherlands…
        Obviously, sa gown tumingin yung majority ng judges this year,mas pinaboran nila yung mga bonggang gown not the way the candidates carried it…

      • Its the scoring of the judges that propelled Netherlands to the TOP 5…. Judges like Nina Garcia who’s Colombian would surely give low scores to MJ because she’s the biggest threat to Ms. Colombia if she makes it to the TOP 5. Back when the judges scores were shown on TV, same thing happened in 1997 when Carolina Herrera was giving low scores to all the Top contenders except for Venezuela which is her motherland. While Manny was already outnumbered by the Latino Judges, he was no help to MJ since he may have also been giving the top contenders high scores. Since Netherlands was never a threat, nobody gave her a high or low score and because of that her mediochre score became higher than the averaged scores of the real Top contenders who were given extremely low scores.

      • pero si netherlands ang pinakamaganda sa top 5… kahit konti lang make-up 😀

        netherlands deserved. this is a beauty pageant in the first place.

  2. The average Filipina is much shorter than Wynwyn, just look around you. Di common ang matangkad over 5’2″. Wynwyn’s beauty is typical pinay din.

    Sa mga nagko-comment about di dapat mag-send ng kandidata with oriental features na kesyo hindi tayo China, Korea, Taiwan etc etc. LOOK around again, majority of pinoys are not mestizo and mestiza, karamihan ay maliit ang mga mata at ang variation lang ay ang skin color – some are maputi, most are not. Typical ang beauty ni Aling Liit at Athena Imperial sa Pinas, so wag na mag-bash, enhance nlang natin ang ating kakaibang ganda until the rest of the world see beauty through our standards and not always their’s. Take note our first Miss International is an oriental beauty, while our first Miss U is more Malay beauty. Wag na bash, support nlang natin ang typical pinay beauty which is really predominantly Malay features or oriental features. Not Caucasian looks.

  3. They are keeping an eye on…….
    Read and See more –
    http://missosology.info/forum/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=599650
    or
    https://www.facebook.com/14800767196638 … 23/?type=1

    LAS MISSES DE VENEZUELA

    Si ella gana el Miss Filipinas será una de mis favoritas al Miss Universo, OJO CON ELLA…
    If she wins the miss philippines will be one of my favorites at the miss universe, eye with her…
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    Robert Maldonado madre de mujeron es tiempo de que tengan su miss universoMother mujeron it’s time to have your miss universeAutomatically Translated

    Yvan Reynoso Que mujer por dios…la nueva miss universo…ya es tiempo que filippinas tenga una corona…estos ultimos años les quitaron la corona…porque fueron las mejores desde mi punto de vista…y el de miles de personas por siempre son favoritas a nivel mundial….That woman for god… The new miss universe… It is time that filippinas have a crown… These past years i took off the crown… Because they were the best from my point of view… And the of thousands of people for they are always favorites worldwide….Automatically Translated

    Horacio Gomes Es quizá la más bella en los últimos años. Porque tiene ese porte de belleza universal.It is perhaps the most beautiful in the last few years. Because it has the size of beauty universal.

    Gustavo Rizo Arango Muy hermosa…muy filipina…muy imponente…un cuerpo con curvas…se le ve energia en estas fotos…Very beautiful… Very filipina… Very impressive… A body with curves… You will see energy in these photos…

  4. I think at 5″5′ Wynwyn is taller than the average filipina… I agree with the comment that she may be smaller that the other candidates but the way she carries herself makes her like 5’10’ tall… Gloria Diaz is just above 5″4′.

  5. OMG, i still remember the first time I stumbled upon your site almost 5 1/2 years ago and it was a blog about Bianca’s road to Miss Universe in 2009, “Good luck, Miss Philippines!” was the title! I became your fan instantly! I thought your blog was refreshing, witty and simple but well written.. I started commenting mga 2010 na pero pa- isa isa lang. There were a small number of people commenting before pero hindi sila blog followers. To this day I still get that excitement every time you post something…So Cheers to Five and a Half Years and Cheers to many, many more Norman! 🙂

  6. She has a name you know? And a good majority of Filipinas stand shorter than her, so why should it affect the morale of Filipinos?

  7. feelingera kasi siya masyado, isa yan sa mga feeling diva nung 2009, ayun clapper lang ang bagsak, tapos magrereklamo na kesyo anti asian daw ang miss u nung time niya, na kesyo may advantage daw ang may mga interpreter…

  8. Those Bianca’s baby fats are now being justified as Janicel’s ‘curves’.

    I was one of those who believed Bianca had a chance… Until I heard her talk. She didn’t sound good at all.

    • KF’s signature body…. In honesty, MJ was on the thicker side at Miss U. Very obvious on stage in Doral, but her body was proportional and toned.

      I remember seeing one shot of Bianca frolicking on the beach somewhere in the Bahamas with a very pronounced bilbil. Ngeck!!! Dark before the dawn for Miss Universe Philippines for sure.

      Janicel has very much the Manalo body type — soft tummy, bottom heavy. Jiggly. If she does win MUP, KF should take a good hard look at Bianca’s MU stint and tighten up that body.

      In fairness to KF, whoever their pasarela coach is — knows what he/she is doing. Amazing. That being said, I think MUO is advising judges to value beauty of face and body over pasarela.

  9. Bianca, ang babaitang hindi matanggap na ligwak sya.
    Natatandaan ko pa ang interview nya sa The Buzz dati, she told na hindi raw sana’y maglakad ang mga European na pumasok sa semi.
    Nyeta, ano yun baldado?
    Bianca, magmove-on ka na.

    Bianca Natalo, 69, Felepens!

  10. Kuya Norman, mas lalo pong gumanda si Bianca Manalo ngayon. Sana po next time yung ibang naging MUP po ang ifeature niyo po. Thanks po! God bless!

  11. Mga insecure di nyo matanggap na magaling si Wynwin puro kayo pandak don’t forget that our first MU titleholder is just 5’4″ and she stoodout!

    • Carla Gay Balingit (5’6) in 2003,Maricar Balagtas in 2004 (5’6 pero ginawang 5’8) and MJ Lastimosa (obviously around 5’4-5’5 but on her official MU profile they made her 5’9)

    • norman: you’re asserting something without proof. Balingit is 5’7″ same as MJ. Balagtas is 5’8″.

    • @norman, MJ is 5″7…. she said it in one of her interviews… some people may look short on TV till you see them in person…
      sample, Sharon Cuneta..she’s 5″6…. she doesnt look tall on TV but in person malaki syang babae…as in malaki.. lol 🙂

  12. John Prats Implies That Ex-GF Bianca Manalo Was A ‘Materialistic’ Girlfriend – See more at: http://www.pinoystop.com/news/celebrity/2424/john-prats-implies-that-exgf-bianca-manalo-was-a-materialistic-girlfriend#sthash.KIXa5ToC.dpuf

    ’Bilmoko’ girl The exact term he used was ‘bilmoko girl,’ which is known to refer to a woman who constantly asks for expensive presents from her boyfriend. Showbiz insiders were quick to assume that John was referring to Bianca because they recalled that back in the days when the two were still together, there have been issues about Bianca reportedly asking expensive gifts from John. That, according to sources, was why John immediately decided to ditch Bianca. Anyway, from the looks of it, John seems to be really serious in his intentions for Isabel. Many showbiz observers have noticed that he is head over heels in love with her. Isabel, for her part, also looks happy and contented about what she has with her current boyfriend. She has also been involved with several traumatic breakups in the past. John has already declared that he has plans to marry Bianca not once but twice. That is obviously an effort to further please her future wife. But as many showbiz observers opined, he should stop making nasty comments, even indirectly about Bianca. For now, John and Bianca may have less chance of bumping into each other because the latter is currently busy doing projects for TV5 while John is still loyal to ABS-CBN. – See more at: http://www.pinoystop.com/news/celebrity/2424/john-prats-implies-that-exgf-bianca-manalo-was-a-materialistic-girlfriend#sthash.KIXa5ToC.dpuf

    • http://www.pinoystop.com/news/celebrity/2424/john-prats-implies-that-exgf-bianca-manalo-was-a-materialistic-girlfriend#sthash.KIXa5ToC.dpuf

      John Prats Implies That Ex-GF Bianca Manalo Was A ‘Materialistic’ Girlfriend

      ’Bilmoko’ girl The exact term he used was ‘bilmoko girl,’ which is known to refer to a woman who constantly asks for expensive presents from her boyfriend. Showbiz insiders were quick to assume that John was referring to Bianca because they recalled that back in the days when the two were still together, there have been issues about Bianca reportedly asking expensive gifts from John. That, according to sources, was why John immediately decided to ditch Bianca. Anyway, from the looks of it, John seems to be really serious in his intentions for Isabel. Many showbiz observers have noticed that he is head over heels in love with her. Isabel, for her part, also looks happy and contented about what she has with her current boyfriend. She has also been involved with several traumatic breakups in the past. John has already declared that he has plans to marry Bianca not once but twice. That is obviously an effort to further please her future wife. But as many showbiz observers opined, he should stop making nasty comments, even indirectly about Bianca. For now, John and Bianca may have less chance of bumping into each other because the latter is currently busy doing projects for TV5 while John is still loyal to ABS-CBN.

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