24 comments on “Ready for take-off | Your #Binibini18 Nelda Ibe

  1. I personally feel and from what i have gathered from insiders that candidate #18 Nelda Ibe will surprise a lot of people. From the initial screening alone she impressed the key people who decides who gets what crown…What sets her apart from the typical candidates is she is a cadet pilot, a male dominated profession. If she wins a crown she will be the first pilot to do so, unlike Gemith Gemparo who won a title first before jumping into aviation school so its a reversal of roles that’s why there is a buzz about this 5’8″ pretty lady from Tarlac among the screening committee. Experience wise she already have enough, last pageant she joined was in 2014 finishing 2nd princess in the Miss World Philippines and prior to that in 2013 she was part of Mutya. Even in her teenage years she competed in several local pageants already so she is ready. About a month ago she had extra weight but as of late she definitely lost a lot and looking much better and peaking at the right time I should say. She still has work to do with just about a month left, I hope she reaches the perfect body to weight ratio for a crown holder. Unlike most of the candidates who are looking gorgeous at this stage, they already have reached their peak or best look so to speak, unlike Ms. Ibe if she continues working hard she will surpass most of the candidates because she still has a lot of room to work to improve which is good for her, others no matter what they do at this stage that’s all they got in terms of physical appearance. What makes Binibining Pilipinas successful I think is they spend a lot of time with the contestants, there are a lot of activities which gives them more chance to know and observe each candidate. Its hard and unfair for outsiders to judge all the contestants based on some pictures or videos because there are some angles, lights that does not show the true potential of a candidate that’s why its good BCPI spends a lot of time with their candidates to get first hand look up close and personal who the best is. My prediction for this girl one of the crowns if not depending on the Q&A performance she even has a shot at a major crown since she already has one foot in being one of the early favorite of the screening committee maybe not by the public but at least the important people who decides…

    • I believe Ms. Gemith Gemparo has set the bar for being a Captain (she is now a Captain on the A320 Airbus with Jet Blue in New York) as she flew for PAL on the B737-400, and was also Miss World 1991 and Model of the World 1992

    • But she might get wasted like Bianca Guidotti because MI never allows a back2back… It would be a huge waste if she won’t even make the semi-finals due to political reasons.

  2. Pia Wurtzbach’s manager Jonas Gaffud confronts News5 reporter at an event
    Source: pep.ph

    Kinumpronta ni Jonas Gaffud (kanan), manager ni Pia Wurtzbach, ang TV5 reporter na si Laila Chikadora (kaliwa) sa isang event kagabi, March 29. Nag-ugat ito nang tanungin ni Laila si Pia sa isang event noon tungkol sa balitang may mga anak na diumano ang boyfriend ng dating Miss Universe na si Marlon Stockinger.

    Nakaranas diumano ng pambabastos ang News5 reporter na si Laila Chikadora mula sa talent management executive na si Jonas Gaffud.

    Si Jonas ang presidente ng Mercator Model Management, Inc., na namamahala sa career ng beauty queens at top models sa Pilipinas.

    Kabilang sa contract artists ng Mercator ay si Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach.

    Ayon sa impormasyong nakarating sa PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) mula sa isang nakasaksi ng pangyayari, itinaboy raw si Laila ng entourage ni Pia sa viewing party ng Asia’s Next Top Model Season 5, na ginanap sa The Palace Pool Club, nitong Miyerkules ng gabi, March 29.

    Nagkaroon daw ng tensiyon sa red-carpet event dahil gusto ni Jonas na umalis si Laila sa venue, bagamat imbitado siya ng organizer ng event bilang kinatawan ng News5.

    Pagkatapos ilabas sa PEP Alerts ang insidenteng nangyari kagabi, nagpadala ng mensahe si Laila sa PEP upang ilahad ang kanyang panig.

    Ayon sa News5 reporter, noong dumating si Pia sa venue ay tumayo siya sa kanyang kinauupuan upang bigyan ng instruction ang kasamang cameraman.

    Salaysay niya, “Tumayo lang ako at lumapit sa cameraman ko, kasi may gusto akong ipagawa na shot sa kanya habang naka-pose si Pia sa tarp.

    “Nilapitan ako ng taga-Star World, ang sabi, ‘No interviews.’

    “Sabi ko, ‘Kahit po sa Asia’s Next Top Model?’

    “Sabi ni Star World, ‘Hindi po talaga puwede.’

    “So, sabi ko, ‘Okay.’”

    Ang Star World ang cable channel kung saan ipinapalabas ang Asia’s Next Top Model Season 5.

    Si Pia naman ay special guest judge sa naturang reality-competition show.

    Pagkatapos daw nito ay biglang sinugod ni Jonas si Laila.

    Kuwento ni Laila, “Sabi niya, ‘Ikaw, lalapit ka na naman! Magtatanong ka na naman! Ikaw din yung sa Downy.

    “‘Bastos ka! Sinabi nang tungkol sa women empowerment lang kung anu-ano na ang tinanong mo.’

    “Sinagot ko siya nang mahinahon. Sabi ko, ‘I apologize but it was a ‘for clarification’ question.’

    “Tapos, mas nilakasan niya ang boses niya.

    “Sinabi niya [Jonas] sa Star World, ‘You kick her out of this event or else, kami ang aalis! Palayasin niyo ‘yan! Palayasin niyo ‘yan!’”

    Patuloy niya, “Star World [staff] held my shoulders lightly and said, ‘No, Miss Laila, you are not leaving! You will just keep your distance but you are not leaving.’”

    • ilong ranger strikes again! thats why I cant wait for other camps to score their own ms.u para mailugar ng tama ang mga nawawala sa lugar …

      • Kapal talaga ng mukha! Di ba! Values values class class pweh! Kaya lumaki ulo niyang si Pia kagagawan ng gagang Jonas na yan! Eh kung di pa naman lahat ng model na dala-dala niya hinahada nila at inireregalo sa mga politico ang merla! Alam ng industry ang ginagawa nyo! Bugaw!

  3. I like her background! MUO would love her. Sadly, MUP will go on an A&Q girl for the foreseeable future given Jonas involvement in the hosting efforts. Don’t hate the messenger. We all know it’s true.

    I think we should start thinking outside the box for stories like hers. Not the cliches, FAs, halfie-models who want to do their advocacies for downtrodden, child laborers, blah blah blah. But the latter is A&Q’s mold. We all know it’s true.

    Nelda has been a pleasant surprise and she seems to be peaking just at the right time!

    Still as the candidates are getting more exposure on social media, its clear Elima and Sutton are catching the eyes of those outside the Philippines.

    • If this is true, lalapitan ko si Jonas at sasabihan ko ng bastos ka at bakit mo ako pinapalayas dito at imbitado ako sa event na to. Sino ka ba para mag-asta ng ganyan. Napaka-unprofessional mo… * recorded yan with my camera man kung ako si “Laila with the Kitten” hihihi Charette charette lng 🙂

  4. ipalit ko na lang si Colcol kay Sutton sa top 10

    Top 10

    • #Binibini2 – Arienne Louise Calingo
    • #Binibini10 – Jehza Huelar
    • #Binibini12 – Angelique Celine De Leon
    • #Binibini13 – Sirene Sutton
    • #Binibini15 – Mariel De Leon
    • #Binibini18 – Nelda Ibe
    • #Binibini19 – Rachel Peters
    • #BInibini21 – Jamaica Ambal
    • #Binibini32 – Charmaine Elima
    • #Binibini39 – Elizabeth Durado Clenci

    Top 20
    • #Binibini2 – Arienne Louise Calingo
    • #Binibini3 – Maria Gail Devora Tobes
    • #Binibini6 – Ma. Bejieleen Nama
    • #Binibini10 – Jehza Huelar
    • #Binibini12 – Angelique Celine De Leon
    • #Binibini13 – Sirene Sutton
    • #Binibini15 – Mariel De Leon
    • #Binibini16 – Larah Grace Lacap
    • #Binibini18 – Nelda Ibe
    • #Binibini19 – Rachel Peters
    • #BInibini21 – Jamaica Ambal
    • #Binibini22 – Chanel Olive Thomas
    • #Binibini23 – Arah Salientes
    • #Binibini28 – Juliana Kapeundl
    • #Binibini30 – Mae Liezel Ramos
    • #Binibini32 – Charmaine Elima
    • #Binibini34 – Gabriela Ortega
    • #Binibini37 – Sammie Anne Legaspi
    • #Binibini38 – Ana Patricia Asturias
    • #Binibini39 – Elizabeth Durado Clenci

  5. As commented below, yun din napansin ko…

    Parang may excess skin SA kili-kili. Pumayat siya siguro pero di nakahabol yung pag retract ng skin.

    I just can’t figure out what benefit does a beauty pageant will give her given the fact she has already achieved something in her career.

    Nevertheless, ISA siya SA possible 3 slots na natitira on my list for the top 15.

    For the record, second beauty queen pilot siya after Gemith Gemparo.

    • sabagay hindi parang si Pia nag-Miss U na waley pa ring career! O kaya si Megan, nag-Miss World lalong nalaos!

    • Wag na uie..alam mo naman ang taste ng Miss Intercontinental..kinukuha nila yung mga babaeng mukhang burara at hindi marunong sumagot sa question and answer…sayang naman si Nelda doon.

  6. One of us commented that Ms. Ibe looks plain sans make-up. I tend to agree. But so does the ethereal Diana Zubiri. And NO, I AM NOT IMPLYING THAT Ms. Ibe is… And Ms. Zubiri is wonderful!

    Those soft curves and serene-girly face are what set straight male pageant fans on fire! Here or abroad. This is one empowered lady they would not mind flying their private jets!

    She has some resemblance to Ms. Nicole Manalo. Send her to The Globe. Or Supranational if she can demolish the runway like Ms. Datul.

    • In fact, I am fantasizing now that she will somehow run into HRH Prince Abdul Mateen Bolkiah of Brunei Darussalam, himself a fighter jet pilot with the Royal Brunei Air Force, and hit it off with His Southeast Asian Hotness.

      Go visit the Town and Country Philippines fanpage to see why this fellow has been dubbed the “Prince Harry of Asia”.

      If His Royal Hotness/Highness proposes marriage to the lass from Tarlac, she would probably have to convert to Islam. But (I think) so did Queen Rania when she married King Abdullah of Jordan.

      Ensconed in the finest istanas (temples), she will no longer have to work a day in her life, with fiercely-loyal servants and undercover security agents assigned to attend to her EVERY concern, as per the Prince’s orders.

      Wow. I hope I don’t get decapitated for this. But if I am, please tell Ms. Ibe it was worth it… SLAY!

      • Wasnt there numerous Pinay Beauty Queens whom have already made the rounds in Brunei -as Brunei Beauties??? Wasn’t Ruffa one of them before?? And numerous others??

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