Bb. Pilipinas World 2006 Anna Maris Igpit married Tommy Taylor last May 28
The date was May 28. The setting was South Palms Resort in Panglao, Bohol. The occasion? It was the day that Bb. Pilipinas World 2006 finally bid goodbye to her single status and married Tommy Taylor in a beach wedding ceremony fit for a former Bb. Pilipinas titleholder, no less.
Anna Maris is Bohol’s first and only Boholana titleholder in the nationals so it is just proper that the island gives her the most dreamy nuptial experience ever.
For more about the details of her fab exchange of “I-do” with Tommy, visit the site of my fellow blogger, Raul Gatal. His coverage of the grand event is nothing short of amazing. 🙂
From all of us here at normannorman.com, Congratulations and Best Wishes, Tommy and Anna Maris!
Anna Maris as photographed by Mango Red
Anna Maris as photographed by Mango Red
Kirsten Delavin was crowned Miss Kaogma 2016 last week
The winners of Miss Kaogma 2016 with Kirsten Delavin (middle) as top placer
The last time I saw the beautiful Kirsten Danielle Delavin was during the 37th Flores de Mayo 2016 “Luwalhati” at the SM Mall of Asia Music Hall. I knew back then that she could do well in beauty pageants if given the chance to do so. And I was right. Just last week, she was crowned Miss Kaogma 2016 – an annual tradition which presents Camarines Sur’s finest and most elegant women – during its 437th Foundation Anniversary festivities.
I guess it won’t take very long till Kirsten finds her way into one of the bigger national pageants after taking part in last year’s Miss Teen Earth Philippines. In the meantime, let’s wish her this 15 year-old the best in fulfilling the role of representing the best of Camarines Sur in both the Bicol Region and the rest of the country. 🙂
Kirsten Delavin (left) during the 37th Flores de Mayo “Luwalhati” with fellow sagala Janicel Lubina
Your blogger (middle) and the kids/teens who participated in the Culminating Fashion Show of the 2-day workshop in Gensan
I was a Career Planning teacher for almost a decade before finally hitting it full-time in pageantry and coaching/mentoring. And it always gives me a solid sense of high to see wide-eyed amd enthusiastic kids and teens transformed right before my eyes. They may have different reasons to participate in my Personality Development and Modelling workshops, but one thing stands clear: everyone wants to become better versions of themselves. Some of them are nurturing dreams of joining beauty pageants someday, with the rest encouraged by their respective parents to learn and be trained by a knowledgeable practitioner in the field of public speaking and presentation as a whole.
Kids are not the easiest to mold, believe me. But they are the ones who always perform beyond expectations and deliver results that are nothing short of amazing. Coupled with the teen spirit of ambition and determination, the whole group becomes an exciting mix of education and fun and self-discovery.
Take for example the recently-concluded 2-day workshop I conducted for Les Elite Societe in General Santos City. It was an opportunity I grabbed upon first offer because I know that it will be such an amazing experience. At first, I thought that it would be an uphill climb to transform the joiners into confident and show-ready models and young individuals. But much to my surprise, it was a smooth experience that made it easy for me to inject the changes that will be beneficial to their improvement.
Starting them young in Gensan
More photos from the workshop
And I was right. The culminating fashion show at Robinsons Place Gensan that capped the whole exercise was a successful event that made big dreamers out of everyone. And I am so pleased to have been part of their journey, however brief it was. 🙂
Mariel de Leon: MWP2016-bound?
The last time we all saw Maria Angelica de Leon in pageant mode was during Bb. Pilipinas 2013 when she placed in the Top 15. After that, she kept a low profile and decided to stay away from making any second attempts upon the advise of her Aces & Queens camp.
This year, the daughter of celebrity couple Christopher de Leon and Sandy Andolong has resurfaced. And how. She definitely possesses a softer and more vibrant appeal now (see photo with Jonas Gaffud below). And what’s more, it’s looking more and more like she’s one of the ladies being groomed for Miss World Philippines 2016, along with the previously-revealed Catriona Gray.
Does this mean that there will be no re-appearance for Kim Ross delos Santos? Will it be a battle between two talented singers (Mariel and Catriona)? Can we anticipate the Beauty With A Purpose (BWAP) Project of Mariel in the days to come?
Stay tuned! 😉
Mariel during Bb. Pilipinas 2013
Mariel now with Jonas Gaffud
Maybel Perilla won Miss Golden Universe 2016 for the Philippines in Manaus, Brazil
We won Miss Universe last December via Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach. And just over the weekend, the crown of Miss Golden Universe 2016 was claimed by Maybel Perilla of the Philippines in Manaus, Brazil.
And just to sweeten things a bit, this win was complimented by the 1st Runner-Up finish of the country’s entry in the male division – J Daniel Verano.
Congratulations to MB Philippines Italy Organization which is responsibile for training and sending Maybel to the host city.
The 19 contenders for Gentlemen of the Philippines Cagayan Valley
The 10 competitors for Mister Bachelor Philippines Italy 2016
Two of the most highly-anticipated Preliminaries for Gentlemen of the Philippines are the Regional Finals for Gentlemen Cagayan Valley
and the Judgement Day of Mister Bachelor Philippines Italy 201
6. They have some of the most exciting candidates to hit the male pageant circuit this year. And they are not even in the level of the nationals yet.
First to culminate is Mister Bachelor Philippines Italy 2016 which will happen at the Teatro Sala Umberto in Rome on June 5. The Top 2 winners here will represent North Italy and South Italy in Manila on July 30. This early, the ten finalists have already been exciting a lot of male pageant followers here and in the Eternal City as the online popularity voting for Mr Facebook Icon is currently at its peak. And the big reveal of the winners next should be something to look forward to. Kudos to Chase Dasalla and Brian Apostol of MB Philippines Italy Organization for leveling up this year.
On the other hand, Gentlemen Cagayan Valley will be decided upon on June 16 at the University of Cagayan Valley Greyhounds Gymnasium where the nineteen contestants will also vie for two (2) slots for the national finals. The organizers of this group – headed by Roj Anog, Macky Balisacan and Designer Dendridge Alvarez – are leaving no stones unturned to insure its success. Why, they will even have a Pre-Pageant night on June 11! And at the moment, you can also join the popularity voting for the Most Trending Candidate among them. Visit the FB page to know more.
Gentlemen of the Philippines is truly becoming the most authentic nationwide (including Overseas Filipino Communities) male pageant search in the country today. 🙂
Tonight, Cherry Samuya Veric will unveil his Holiday Collection 2016
And Bragais will add more glitter to the fashion show
Custom made Bragais heels for Cherry Samuya Veric
Bragais heels for Cherry Samuya Veric
Discovery Primea is the venue of the show. It is the tallest hotel and residential building in Makati (Photo credit: Macy Yap)
Tonight at 9:30PM, all roads will lead to Discovery Primea – the tallest hotel and rssidential building in Makati City – for Cherry Samuya Veric (Holiday Collection 2016) X Bragais.
This is a much-awaited event that will come as part of Philippine Fashion Week Holiday 2016. Cherry and Jojo collaborated on these masterpieces of collection as the former’s latest creations and the latter’s meticulously-crafted heels made exclusively for the same will come together for a fashion gathering that will showcase some of the more talked-about pieces in the days and weeks to come.
Cherry Samuya Veric X Bragais will feature some of the country’s top models and beauty queens including Bb. Pilipinas Supranational 2014 Yvethe Santiago and AsNTM S4’s Alaiza Malinao.
normannorman.com will the show for your viewing pleasure afterwards. 🙂
Bb. Pilipinas 2016 Runners-Up Angelica Alita and Jehza Huelar
When I got the chance to re-connect with Bb. Pilipinas 2016 Runners-Up Angelica Alita and Jehza Huelar during their lunch and sponsor visit with David Charlton of David’s Salon last Thursday, I immediately popped the question about the probability of re-joining the nationals in 2017. While they sounded tentative at first, I can get a palpable sense of affirmation based on the fact that the momentum has already started building up on their side. Skipping next year could prove to be some sort of a deterrent because the popularity has already been put in place.
Jehza, in my opinion, is the one who needs extra convincing since she wants to go straight to either law school or masteral studies this year. Angel, on the other hand, is more solid in her desire to take part (and get a crown) if she will retrace her steps and change on the gameplan she started this year.
At this point, I can already see them as the more learned Binibinis of 2017 same time, next year. This could still be subject for change, but gut-feel tells me that it would happen. 😉
Angel and Jehza by Joy Arguil