133 comments on “normannorman.com Exclusive: Thoughts from Las Vegas-bound Rodgil Flores

  1. May alam akong non-public info about rodgil. Maayos na tao si rogil at may alam din ako about jonas. Kaya alam ko kung sino ang nagsisimula ng bashing against kf.

  2. why does mr. flores look melancholic in that photo?
    you would think he would look more celebratory
    considering the recent successes of his candidates

    • There is a book entitled “Personality Plus: How to understand others by understanding yourself” by Florence Littauer and there is a personality called “Perfect Melancholy”. It will answer your question without any loopholes.

      As applied in beauty pageant, that book will also answer questions why the personality of some beauty queens is a mismatch to the pageant they are joining thus they don’t win.

      • thanks @Claire
        i looked it up and perfect melancholy makes perfect sense in this context
        perhaps the perfectionist/overly analytical side causes that certain “sadness”

  3. I remember when it was Sirene Sutton’s turn at Bb Pilipinas Q&A the crowd was noisy and rowdy. I hope those weren’t Rachel’s fans because karma can be a bitch.

    • Si Rachel parang Miss Aussie ang style sa pagsagot ng Q&A. Yung tipong cool lang pero walang trademark! eg Rachel Finch, Renae Ayris, Monika Radulovic, at ung Jesinta Campbel kahit nga ung Jennifer Hawkins walang kwenta sumagot maganda lang accent nila. Sosyal!!!!

      • I don’t really know about the Aussie girls because I haven’t heard them speak in length. Rachel is half British though and the way her mind works based on her speech pattern is not remarkable. She repeated “I believe” too many times in that Bb Pilipinas Q&A. She lets her mouth runover her mind. Pia thinks through while opening her mouth. That is why she was able to catch herself saying “world” and “corrected” herself. Imagine she realized that the word should be “universe” in a split second! World was nevertheless correct it’s just that she is competing in a pageant hilariously named for the universe.

      • Dont you knpw that her father might be British but she never been there. Rachel studied for years and lived in Australia!!!! So she must ve more of Australian demeanor and not British at all!!!

      • That is exactly what i mean Adrian.
        try to watch the Q&A of Misses Australia in Miss Universe. They do not have a proper contruction and choice of words in a sentence. They have very informal style of English.

      • Spoken English is different from written. Jennifer Hawkins speaks well actually. Sometimes it’s the listener who may be not hearing right. They are native English speakers. We only have English as our second language. Pia’s speech was flawless to a fault almost like rehearsed because she practiced a lot. But after Miss Universe she made uncomfortable errors and it was apparent English is not her strength. She was just prepared for that night and that night alone.

  4. Sad to say, but when the candidate wins it’s the candidate who reaps the accolades simply because it’s the candidate who is visible. If the candidate loses, fans will analyse and look for what or, worse, who to blame. I hope Rachel wins. It is a sticky situation that Mr. Flores helped Indonesia and Japan’s wins in Miss International. But it should be said that no matter how much time and effort is put in training, if a candidate is really just lacklustre(lacking in vitality, force, or conviction; uninspired or uninspiring) then only our votes can do her in. Lol But now that her moral support has arrived, she will have that vigor, power, and aura. Lamunin mo sila Rachel! You can very well be Miss Universe 2017! We will vote like crazy each round on Monday morning! I have all my devices ready.

  5. Goodluck and all the best Rachel! Truth be told you so deserve the MU 2017 crown. Only destiny will decide so just keep that faith in yourself and in your glorious destiny. And to Tita Rodg, thank you so much. Whatever you do for your country and for yourself, people with wisdom to understand will keep supporting you. God’s will be done.

  6. No.16. Miss Universe Philippines Rachel Peters: Rachel wore this strapless gold/nude gown from Dubai-based designer Val Taguba, who also created her “Golden Chicken” national costume which you can see HERE in my Miss Universe 2017 National Costumes BLOG. The gown featured gorgeous intricate gold sequined detail over a nude tulle base and super high side front slit. She looked Va Va Voom Super sexy–continuing her “theme” started with her also-very sexy National Costume. If there were any critiques, it would be that I wished she wouldn’t have worn those nude platform pumps and instead opted for gold strappy heels; and I thought she could have bumped up her earrings to something more luxe. Also, since this style of dress has become so “Pageant Typical”, there is nothing very exciting about this look.
    Score: 8.50

    http://nickverrreos.blogspot.com/2017/11/sashes-and-tiarasmiss-universe-2017_24.html

    • No.19. Miss Universe Philippines Rachel Peters: In the No. 19 spot, I had to add Rachel Peters Miss Universe Philippines for simply looking like A SEX BOMB in her “national costume”. When she stepped out onto the stage, I was like “Someone give her the SEXIEST National Costume Award NOW!”. Her costume was inspired by the Sarimanok–or “Golden Chicken”–a legendary bird of the Maranao people from Mindanao. The bird is supposed to be a symbol of fortune for the Maranao people. Dubai-based designer Val Taguba designed the golden swimsuit and overskirt and Jojo Bragais designed the knee high shoes. While it might not have been such a showstopper like Miss Universe Japan’s or Myanmar’s “Entire Burmese Orchestra Stage” costume, it was still HOT HOT HOT!

      http://nickverrreos.blogspot.com/2017/11/sashes-and-tiarasmiss-universe-2017_22.html

    • Fans are not seeing how lacklustre Rachel is. Nia Sanchez has remarked on this. Norman’s latest post shows the difference in her photos where she is actually happy. If you compare it to her previous photos, her eyes were blank. No twinkle in her eyes at all. I hope her family and loved ones being there now will help her be happy and competitive. It is just sad that a beautiful candidate is overcome by her personality. Pia just happens to be mestiza but she brought out all the guns when it mattered.

      • Nia Sanchez is bitch calling Rachel as lackluster. But thats the fact!!!!! Parang ayaw manalo ni Rachel!!!!!!! Mentality nalang to win the title ang kulang sa kanya di niya pa magawa. Look at Mutya, Pia, Megan, Angelia, Kylie, Jamie, Bea, at higit sa lahat ang ubod gandang si KAREN IBASHKO. Lahat sila gutom sa crown at gustong manalo kaya ayon nag success. Si Rachel wala talaga! Parang Ariella Arida/Joanna Eden/Mariel de Leon/Laura Lehmann na parang walang plano manalo….

      • It’s really her personality Baklah. Kaya nga no matter how I try to use cognitive dissonance like some blind fanatics here, I can only see Rachel struggling. She has beauty, body and legs for days, and she can speak but not witty. Pia is average beauty, boobs compensated for her body, but witty and full of personality and the 25% of her scores came drom fans. Mas may lamang si Rachel come to think of it but it takes grit to succeed at anything in life.

    • Napansin ko rin yan kay Rachel. Sobrang ganda niya, talo sina Pia, pero kulang sa ngitngit, gigil at hunger. Pag sumasagot siya sa kahit simpleng tanong, walang masyadong pasabog—hindi ganun ka-memorable.

  7. She – female
    He – male
    Furniture without an “s”

    Why do i get the feeling that Germany will win for MU 2017 ?

    But i still wanted the fourth crown of the Philippines . Go Rachel !

  8. Guys curious ako bat walang yammay photoshoot si Rachel? Is this a sign top something lang tayo?

  9. babaha ng luha sa Lunes (Manila Time)

    wala pang nanalo na Pinay kapag nag judge ang Pilipino/a

    just stating a fact

    Oceania for the win

  10. omg seeing this post gave me a hunch na rachel might win or get a close shot at the crown!
    it’s about time that rodgil also gets an MU crown under his camp after all these years!

    • 2010- Venus =Aces and Queens -made it to top5,4ThRU
      2011-Shamcey=Aces and Queens- made it to top 5,3rdRU
      2012-Janine=Aces and Queens-made it to top5,1stRU
      2013-Ara=Aces and Queens-made it to top5,3rdRU
      2014-MJ=KagandahNg Flores,DID NOT MAKE IT TO TOP5(IS THIS JUST A COINCIDENCE?)
      2015-Pia=Aces and Queens,WINNER
      2016-Maxene=Aces and Queens, made it to top6
      2017-Rachel=Kagandahang Flores, will she make it to the top?or same fate as MJ last 2014?
      Share your thoughts please..

    • He really has a humble demeanor if you’ve seen his interviews and the way he train his girls. Mga alalay or team members Lang niya ang matataray. Pero ganun naman talaga Ang team, “one goal, different personalities”

    • 2010- Venus =Aces and Queens -made it to top5,4ThRU
      2011-Shamcey=Aces and Queens- made it to top 5,3rdRU
      2012-Janine=Aces and Queens-made it to top5,1stRU
      2013-Ara=Aces and Queens-made it to top5,3rdRU
      2014-MJ=KagandahNg Flores,DID NOT MAKE IT TO TOP5(IS THIS JUST A COINCIDENCE?)
      2015-Pia=Aces and Queens,WINNER
      2016-Maxene=Aces and Queens, made it to top6
      2017-Rachel=Kagandahang Flores, will she make it to the top?or same fate as MJ last 2014?
      Share your thoughts please..

  11. WynWyn reports about Val Taguba and his thoughts about Rachel’s leaked gown.

    WynWyn looks great here! Malinis 🙂

    • WynWyn, our very first Reina Hispanoamericana 🙂

      Two years ago, 2nd Runner-up of Miss Universe Spain, Sofía del Prado won Reina Hispanoamericana. In 2017, she competed again for Miss Universe Spain and eventually won the title. She is now competing for MU 2017.

      Malakas ang dating ni Miss Spain. She easily gobbles up Miss South Africa. She easily makes South Africa forgettable as soon as she enters the stage.

  12. Top 10 lang si Rachel mga baklah asa pa more.

    TAELANDIA na panalo mga besh. Predetermined na pagpili ngayon ng MUO parang Hulya luto na ang peg ni Ms. Azucar!!!

  13. I watched a news kagabi on TV, ang trainer pala ng pasarela ng KF ay si Garido. Naloka ako sa balakang ni bes, sobra ang pagka-tsunami! Win na win! Ganun pala ang trademark ng pasarela nila sa KF, kaya naman from MJ down to Clenci and Rachel, sobrang energy at live ang hampas ng balakang!

    Anyway, may the best force be with you, tito Rodgil!

    Teka, ano naman ang balita kay Madam Stella Marquez de Araneta, is she Vegas-bound (sounds like vegabond, kaloka)? Bakit ganun, mas naha-highlight ang pageant training camps after the local pageant than the BPCI itself, ‘di ba dapat we should take a look at how the BCPI work for our queens than the camps?

    • Ang perception kc ng mga bakla ay walAng silbi Ang training sa BbPCI at nagstart nag-ingay Ang camps ng nananalo na Ang mga protégé nila.
      May carnegie at John Robert powers pa Ang BbPCI pero mga talunan halos Ang mga merlat hihihi. ..Go Beauty Camps😗

      • BONGOK700 TALITALINUHAN KA NAMAN!@ ISA KALANG BAKLANG BOBO NA NAGKUKUNWARING MATALINO. YAG NANAY NYO NI ANA WINTER NA POKPOK ASIKASUHIN NYO!

    • Too granny to travel na si SMA, Mare!

      Although si Lola Osmel, Aling Lupita at Mareng Desiree eh nasa LV na! Tatlong Yan palaging present kahit last January sa MoA.

      • Maaari ngang ganun, Mare Claire! Pero malay natin, bigla s’yang sumulpot bilang suporta man lang kay Rachel.

  14. Anyone close to Rachel , pls ask her to smile more and show her pearly whites more . She is a lot prettier that way !!!!

  15. So Rodgil did not watch MJ live ?
    Can’t blame him . Ticket to the MIami area is ultra -expensive .

  16. I hope there’s a beso beso scenes in Vegas with unity and happiness na walang kaplastikan with tears on both Mama’s Rodgil and Jonas where both camps will celebrate the triumph of Rachel as MU2017 hihiji CHERETTE but that’s a great events na mag viral sa mundo ng kabaklaan at mga pekeng kagandahan hihihi 😗🤗

  17. dami kuda

    wala po saten ni isa sa mga hurado

    IMG pa rin magluto sino bet nila na best for their organization
    na wala naman mga ganap sa charity events.

    another darkhorse not a horse will win

    • If Rachel was a horse , then it would be a compliment to be called a horse.
      Rachel is pretty in shape and very articulate .
      I’m sorry that you can’t see that .
      Win or lose , she will have my respect .
      Hopefully she goes all the way to the end . I will only stay on tv as pomg as Rachel is there . Once she is out , my tv is turned off .

      • Fabian buti binanggit mo once Rachel is out kc naneutralize yung jinx mo like in d case of laura.
        Di mangyayari na ioff mo yung TV kc tuloy tuloy na cya sa top 3 😄

      • Bong 700 sana nga
        The one thing I noticed abt Laura was that she lacked the fire to win . And although she looked great on finals night , her facial features were less than pleasant leading up to the finals . A&Q are known for making brilliant transformations . Why didn’t I see that in Laura , why?

    • Dear Gloria Moran,

      You are so gutter that your name should have been Tina. Tina-moran. Lol.

      World Peace.

  18. Go mamah, pag untugin mo sina Pia at mamah jonas kung alam mong dinehado sya ni Pia sa judging 😂😂😂

      • weeehhh di nga? charoterang long legs and long fez, im sure her passport is blue, thanks to her Father

      • She has to be a Filipino citizen to compete at BP and rep the Philippines to the MU . She may have another passport but it’s legal .

      • Is it a British passport?
        It makes sense .
        Why do you have to apply for a tourist visa when you can get in using your British passport?
        It does not make her any less Filipino .

      • Kung British passport Ang gamit nya ay fake ang pagkapanalo nya as MU2017 yan Ang legal status nya pagpunta sa US and not Filipino kc British Passport nga Ang gamit nya.
        Sana Di masilip ng mga runners up nya hihihi 😄

      • Bobita talaga itong si gloriamoran…yung Kulay P.O. ng British passport eh hindi blue burgandy.dyongak Bobobita .mag aral ka nga muna baklush parati ka nalang sa internet station wala kana ng ang makain internet ng internet pa. Magbenta ka nalang ng gulay para makatulong ka sa magulang mo at makabayad ka ng tax para merong maipagawa ng paaralan.

    • Thailand can speak Thai and English
      Indonesia can
      India can

      Indianesia for MU 2017
      Rachel Top 16

    • no offense meant we can air our own opinions here

      world peace

      Oceania for the win

  19. In fairness kay tito Rodgil, , nag shave and he looks mabango! Good luck tito. Huggies

  20. What is the interaction like between Rodgil, Jonas and Pia in person? Does anybody know? I’m curious to know. Norman, can you shed some light into this?

    Jonas has not posted one thing about Rachel. Seems like he does not support her at all.

    This ALL too weird.

    Jonas Not posting nor showing any support for Rachel, who’s representing HIS country…. And he is training Indonesia. And Pia, his Manok, is with him and was also an ex Miss Universe.

    SUCH A HOT ASS MESS!

    • ANO BANG PROBLEMA NG BAKLANG NU2017 NA TO AT GANYAN NA LANG MAKALITANYA KALA MO NAMAN E MGA BASEHAN. SURE KA NA MAGKAAWAY SINA JONAS AT RODGIL? NAKITA MO SILANG NAGSABUNUTAN? KE ME POST O WALA MAN ANG ISANG TAO HINDI NANGANGAHULUGAN NA DI SYA SUMUSOPORTA, NAPAKARAMING PARAAN NG PAGPAPAKITA NG SUPPORT HINDI LANG POST UGOK! DAMI KA NGANG POST KAPLASTIKAN NAMAN! AT PWEDI BA, HANAPBUHAY LANG YONG PAGTRITRAIN NILA NG TAGA IBANG BANSA, WALANG PERSONALAN ISTUPIDO KA! AKO NGA PROUD NA MGA PINOY ANG NAGTRITRAIN NG IBANG CANDIDATES IBIG SABIHIN NON MAGAGALING ANG MGA PINOY AT PINAGKATIWALAAN TAYO BOBA!

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