2014’s Leren Mae Bautista and J.E. Adajar (left photo) with 2015’s Justin Aninias and Justine Mae San Jose (Photo credit: Jonas Yu Photography)
Achievers both, Leren and J.E.
During the Ginoo at Binibining Laguna 2015 finals last Sunday night, the outgoing winners were especially memorable because they have individually pursued their provincial pageant victories to the national level and with marked measures of success. Binibining Laguna 2014 Leren Mae Bautista joined and won Mutya ng Pilipinas Asia Pacific International 2015, while Ginoong Laguna 2014 J.E. (John Edgar) Adajar signed up for Misters 2015 The Pageant, became an Official Candidate and finished in the Top 15 during the finals last September 13.
Leren and J.E. are relatively tough acts to follow. And the newly-proclaimed winners – Justine Mae San Jose and Justin Aninias – may have to deal with the expected pressure on their shoulders. Not that they need to go higher in their next competitions right away, but their predecessors have somehow established a benchmark that make for big challenges they should seriously consider in 2016.
Will the two successors bite? Or will they just let the 2014 winners enjoy their achievements? We shall see next year. 😉
Ara Arida in front of the Eiffel Tower
No, it’s not an official business trip. And no again, she is not in so much love (yet) to be swept off her feet all the way to the City of Lights. But Miss Universe Philippines 2013 and Miss Universe 2013 3rd Runner-Up Ara Arida is having a relaxing vacation in Paris and cities outside the French capital. She is enjoying the food, the wine, the cheese and the countryside. And she is in such an inspired mood everyday with the scenery, the flowers and all things beautiful in one of the most visited countries in the world.
And you can see just how much she is having a wonderful time by looking at the image below. Very refreshing. 🙂
Ara Arida in Betting, France
Miss Earth 2014 Jamie Herrell enjoying Vienna
Jamie in front of the UNIDO Headquarters
Miss Earth 2014 Jamie Herrell is indeed the travel bug these days. She just visited Vienna, Austria – host city of Miss Earth 2015 – where she went to the UNIDO Headquarters as well as filmed ft some promotional videos for the upcoming beauty competition in the Austrian capital. Along with Carousel Productions’ Lorraine Schuck, they were treated to all-around hospitality by the hosts.
Jamie was also afforded the chance to tour the city and enjoy the sights and hospitality. She is definitely having the time of her life. This is the best year to be a reigning titleholder, given the first European gathering of all environmental beauty warriors.
Enjoy the rest of your trip, girl! 🙂
Jamie on a break from filming her Miss Earth 2015 promotional videos and visiting the Vienna Contemporary Art Exhibit
Ann with Miss Jamaica
While it still is a getting-to-know stage for all the Miss Globe 2015 candidates, the organizers thought it best to start them up with a nice little party just to shake things and have everyone bonding in no time. At Toronto’s Salute Piano Bar, the ladies got the chance to hang out with one another. Miss Philippines Ann Lorraine Colis, being the friendly girl that she is, mingled with everyone although she is starting to get more comfy with the bets from South Africa, England, Czech Republic and Mexico. And you can tell in the group picture above that our Queen is always effortlessly beautiful. She has no bad shots so far, and I don’t think she ever will in this competition.
Just keep it up, girl!
Misters 2015 2nd Runner-Up Kevin Fichera enjoying the sights of the Swedish capital
Kevin and Precious Anne Medina during the Charity Masquerade Gala
Misters 2015 2nd Runner-Up Kevin Fichera is literally going places nowadays. After spending a month in the Philippines for the male pageant, he immediately packed his bags and flew to Stockholm, Sweden with his manager Chase Dasalla upon the invitation of the Adicon Charity Organization to be one of the special guests of their Charity Masquerade Gala held at Clarion Hotel.
The 20 year-old Filipino-Italian could not believe his good fortune at being able to visit the Swedish capital soon after collecting fond memories of the Philippines. There, he was met by male pageant franchise holder Precious Anne Medina for the black-and-tie event where he actually met local actor John Arcilla who is currently making waves in the Oscar-bound movie ‘Heneral Luna’, as well as some of the high society personalities in the organization.
More trips and cities to conquer for dear Kevin. Next stop, Hamburg, Germany come October 17!
La vita e bella, Signore Fichera! 😀
Kevin enjoying a Swedish breakfast
Manny Pacquiao, Chavit Singson, Cory Quirino and the Miss World Philippines 2015 Candidates pose in front of the 737 (Photo credit: Collin Yap)
The Miss World Philippines 2015 Official Candidates made a promotional appearance for the inauguration of the Chavit Singson Boeing 737 Manny Pacquiao plane at the NAIA together with Ms. Cory Quirino and the two named-Gentlemen themselves. And with Ilocos Sur committing as provincial host of the pageant this year, it all makes sense as the ladies will visit Vigan and other places in the said province as part of their pre-pageant activities.
Meanwhile, GMA-7 will be airing the finals on October 18 after a contract signing with the network the other day. Ms. Cory Quirino promises this year’s edition as the biggest ever, mentioning that the number of contestants has been the biggest assembly ever for the search to date.
Watch the video below.
courtesy of GMA News and Public Affairs
Swimsuits will soon be just a fond memory in Miss World. Looking back at what MWO (Miss World Organization) Head Julia Morley stated as her reasons behind the decision last February in Indonesia, it makes a risky albeit trend-setting sense. There will definitely a flood of online resistance, but nothing that won’t eventually go down the drain in due time. The commercial disadvantage is built in. And there will be some felt levels of disheartenment. Worldwide viewership will even be affected. If people used to classify the pageant boring in pace, what more without the swimsuit portion altogether?
Well at least, the future representatives need not toil in the gym just to get abs or definitions. They simply should maintain healthy trim figures, or make sure that they can slip into those extremely body-hugging gowns.