Manny Halasan made the new Miss World Philippines crown
During the unveiling
During the just concluded Miss World Philippines 2017 Charity and Gala Night, the new crown has been finally shown to the attending guests with Miss World 2013 Megan Young along with Hillarie Parungao, Valerie Weigmann, Queenie Rehman, Arnold Vegafria and Bessie Besana.
According to its creator – Designer Manny Halasan – “it is made of pure silver coated with white gold. The stones are signity, blue sapphires and real pearls.” It was also designed in collaboration with Megan Young herself.
I’m definitely liking this new one. Your thoughts, dear readers?
Some of the candidates during the Charity and Gala Night
There is a cool competition going on in the first-ever search for Binibining Cebu. There may be fifty-four (54) candidates vying for the crown, but all eyes are focused on two former Binibinis of Bb. Pilipinas on opposite sides once more – Apriel Smith representing Badian and Maria Gigante bannering Bantayan.-
Maria representing Bantayan
Apriel representing Badian
This is not the first time that both ladies are facing-off in a high-profile pageant. Last year, they already did during the nationals with the former gaining the edge after making it to the Top 15.
How will their respective destinies unfold in Binibining Cebu 2017? The finals won’t be until October 28 at the Waterfront Hotel, but it should be pure viewing pleasure seeing both ladies goes head-to-head in the Queen City of the South.
Of course, the 52 other competitors are not handing the Top 2 slots to Apriel and Maria that easily. So we’ll see how everything pans out in the weeks to come. 🙂
Meet the fourteen (14) lovely ladies who make up the roster of Official Candidates for Miss Scuba Philippines 2017. One of them will eventually be crowned as our representative to Miss Scuba International 2017 to be held in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia come November.
Nicole Jenice Aguilar
Jolina Ann Roque
El Fel Banaybanay
Kristine Eiriel Nolasco
Angela Gene Reeder Valdez
Right now, the ladies are in Bauan Divers Sanctuary Resort in Bauan, Batangas where they are undergoing their training to become certified divers (one of the perks of being candidates
). By next month, the Press Presentation will be held leading to the finals on October 8. National Director Cindy Madumma is optimistic that she will find the best bet for the country among them.
Watch out for the coverage of normannorman.com!
Miss World Philippines 2017 Candidate Cynthia Thomalla Photographer: Chester Chua Veloso Styling: Patrick Henry Hair & Makeup: Galleguez Andrew Bryan Fashion Coordinator: Richard Sumait #MissWorldPhilippines2017 #styledbypatrickhenry #forthecrown #kf #cebu
The photo of Miss World Philippines 2017 Official Candidate above is taking social media almost by storm. Many supporters – even new converts – are mesmerized by this Cebuana beauty. While some quarters are saying that her beauty is way too commercial for the bigger competition of Miss World, others are pointing out her Goddess- or doll-like charm as the key quality that could nail the competition nationally.
Personally, there has never been a time in any of our encounters that I failed to stare long at Thia (her nickname) face to face. She is really gorgeous. And she knows how to work out her gorgeousness very well. But is it in her destiny to win the biggest crown of her pageant career?
courtesy of Gregorio Manuel Pontejos
Share your thoughts, dear readers?
This coming Thursday afternoon will be the Press Presentation of the Official Candidates of Gentlemen of the Philippines 2017 courtesy of Co-Presentor Belmeré Skin Care Centre. Now on its 2nd year, the national male pageant promises to be a bigger and bolder event with the Preliminaries scheduled to take place in the Crown Jewel of the North – Hannah’s Beach Resort and Convention Center – which also happens to be the Official Presentor, from September 1-3. This is where competitions in Ethnic Costume, Swimwear and Formal Wear will take place, as well as the Sports Fast-Track to be conducted by Bond’s Optimal Fitness.
Back in Manila, the Talent Fast-Track will be held – along with the ongoing Social Media and Charity equivalents – before the Dinner-Finals Night scheduled on September 9 at the Grand Ballroom of Hotel Rembrandt in QC.
The thirty-one contenders embody the vision of Gentlemen Charities Inc (GCI) to look for young men with “more than good looks” – individuals who can dig deep beyond pure muscles and express their inner strength and advocacies along with back stories that show character and uniqueness.
The Official Candidates of Gentlemen of the Philippines 2017 are:
1. John David Berganio (Wales)
2. Melvin Lat (Lipa City, Batangas)
3. Al Reggie Dimalanas (Maguindanao)
4. Dan-Riel Cabigan (Carmona)
5. Gerard Bonanza (Legazpi City)
6. Mark Anthony Sy (Tarlac City)
7. Kristian Sarmiento (Lucban, Quezon)
8. Miguel De Castro (Laguna)
9. Wilfred Carlo Aquino (Leyte)
10. Ian Anthony Tan (Lucena City)
11. Christian Pot Castillo (Floridablanca, Pampanga)
12. John Alfred Bendana (England)
13. Juvienz Von Kaisser Maravilla (Olongapo City)
14. Manny Quintos (Tarlac Province)
15. Jay Jay Olano (South Italy)
16. Jush Rosales (Mulanay, Quezon)
17. Gerald Montero (Sta. Maria, Ilocos Sur)
18. Kevin Hernandez (North Italy)
19. Mark David Porcel (Mabalacat City, Pampanga)
20. Jose Gabriel Aquino (Bulacan)
21. Michael Gomez (North Cotabato)
22. Paul Guarnes (Iloilo)
23. Jamil Permigones (Alabat, Quezon)
24. Prince Argel Saycon (Bais City, Negros Oriental)
25. Aaron Sangcap (Concepcion, Tarlac)
26. Gandalf Ray Lao (Tawi-Tawi)
27. Vincent John Musni (Capas, Tarlac)
28. Donelle Karlo ‘DK’ Babiera (Dumaguete City)
29. Jethro Percival Peralta (San Clemente, Tarlac)
30. Rafael Jamir (Cavite City)
31. Keny Ong (Ilocos Sur)
Reigning top winner Andrea Biondo, who is also Mister Southeast Asia International, will be there to see who has what it takes to succeed him as Mister Universal Ambassador Philippines.
Watch out for normannorman.com’s coverage of the Press Presentation!
Truly. More than good looks.
Let us move on now to the second group of Miss World Philippines 2017 Official Candidates so you can take a second look at each one of them in the latest official photos uploaded for your review. See if your winners belong to one or more among these seventeen (17) contenders.
We will check out Candidates 19-35 now.
Janela Joy Cuaton
Ella Eiveren Lubag
Sheila Marie Reyes
Just so that you can review the faces of the Miss World Philippines 2017 once more, here are their latest official shots.
I have divided the list of thirty-five into two groups so you won’t have a hard time scrolling down/uploading the post right away.
Here are Candidates 1-18 now.
Kaycie Lyn Fajardo
Jane Darren Genobisa
Teresita Ssen Marquez
Leidda Paulette Babasanta
Kathryn Jade Cudiamat
Jellie Alliana Escandon
Christine Angel Alvaira