Below are Official photos taken from the Charity Visit of the Bb. Pilipinas 2018 Official Candidates to the Bistekville Housing Project of Habitat for Humanity Philippines in Quezon City.
See who among them still look good while mixing cement, carrying hollow blocks, doing gravel and sand and the like.
Michael Cinco in Iceland
You want something juicy to talk about? Now this one is a safe blind item because – after all – negotiations did not prosper so it’s just something to make wild guesses about.
Who is this Binibini among the present forty (40) who was originally scheduled to be dressed up by the Impalpable Michael Cinco in the competition? At first, the mere thought of this lady wearing his creation/s would be so intimidating to other designers or even the other candidates as it will give that kind of advantage that can be considerably hard to match in terms of media mileage and popularity. Somehow, the lit-fire was doused just at the right moment. Perhaps, the risk on both wearer and the Designer can be weighty – more on the latter in my opinion.
Do not ask me clues on who the Binibini is because my lips are permanently sealed on this one. Just enjoy the discussions.
Now since we are in the subject of Michael Cinco, do watch out for the fashion show that will be this year’s most anticipated as he will be joined by Francis Libiran, Amato Furne, Ezra Santos and Cary Santiago in a grand event aptly titled “World Class” in celebration of Waterfront Cebu City Hotel’s 20th Anniversary. It will be held at the Pacific Grand Ballroom on October 6. 😉
Today’s Charity Event of the Bb. Pilipinas 2018 Official Candidates brought them to Bgy. Culiat in Quezon City where the Bistekville Housing Project of Habitat for Humanity Philippines is located. This place will house the largest number of informal settlers in the country, with more than 200,000 families who used to live or are still living in areas considered danger zones. Many of them dwelled in patched-up houses made of salvaged materials they find in dump sites.
The forty (40) Binibinis spent precious hours helping build and paint some of the houses in the area as part of their annual contribution to the charity organization. More photos will follow soon.
Here’s a brand-new victory for the Filipina in the international pageant stage. Miss Philippines Sophia Senoron was crowned the inaugural edition of Miss Multinational 2017/2018 during the finals of the pageant held at the Kingdom of Dreams in Gurugram, India. She defeated twelve other contenders for the title. First runner-up is Miss Germany, Saskia Kuban and 2nd Runner-up is Miss India, Shefali Sharma.
National Pageant Director Arnold Vegafria went to the host country to personally witness another achievement for the Philippines after he also flew to Bolivia for last Reina Hispanoamericana won by another one of his titleholders, Teresita Marquez.
Below is her crowning moment video.
courtesy of Miss Universe Superfan
Interestingly enough, seven of the ten ladies who became Official Finalists for Century Tuna Superbods Ageless 2018 are familiar names and faces in pageantry like Miss World Philippines 2012 Queenie Rehman, the beautiful Kim Ross delos Santos, the very sporty Alexandra Faith Garcia, former Mutya and Miss World America runner-up Maureen Montagne, former Miss Philippines Earth runner-up Joanna Tolledo, the inspiring Christine Balaguer and former Miss Bikini Philippines participant Mariah Nilo.
Who do you think will do well in the fitness-driven competition among them?
Kim Ross delos Santos
Alexandra Faith Garcia
Photos by Joy Arguil
It used to be that the Philippines always sends more than one representative for the annual Miss International Queen Pageant in Pattaya, Thailand. But for 2018, we will have a sole entry on whose shoulders will weigh in the mission of notching another victory in the said pageant after Kevin Balot and Trixie Maristela.
Carla Marie Madrigal of Misamis Oriental Province has already departed for the Land of Smiles and is 100% ready to fight for the Philippines. She will be wearing the country’s sash up until the finals to be held at Tiffany’s Show on March 9.
Watch her introductory video below.
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The Binibinis are now back in Manila after spending more than a few days at Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar in Bataan for photoshoots, a workshop and pure bonding time with each other – just like what the 2017 batch did in Subic. This allowed all forty (40) ladies to get to strengthen their sisterhood even more so that they become a cohesive group all the way to the finals next month.
The photoshoot in their respective National Costumes will also give the official photos a more interesting backdrop once uploaded for everyone to enjoy.
With forty (40) Binibinis vying for only six (6) titles at stake, any pageant fan or follower would be at a loss as to how to properly distribute the wins to way less than 1/4 of them. And so, the reason why I am doing a second round of articles for the ladies is so that you will get to know them even more. After all, pageant sites/blogs should give them all the equal exposure that the big networks and publications would not go into on an individual basis.
I give you back #Binibini29 Samantha Avestruz from the Province of Leyte who always strikes me as a far more outstanding (and underrated) delegate the minute you get to spend quality minutes with her. Bb. Pilipinas is her very first national pageant, and making it as an Official Candidate in her first try is already considered a big achievement.
Here are eight (8) facts about Sam that you may not be aware of yet:
1. Graduating Student of Political Science from the University of Santo Tomas
2. Spearheaded a project in her University entitled seminART: The Role of Visual Arts in Shaping Philippine Politics
3. She was a Literary Writer and Cartoonist for her School Newspaper
4. She was an Intern at the Senate of the Philippines
5. Started modeling at the age of 13 and was Miss Teen Leyte 1st runner -up and Miss Leyte Pintados runner-up.
6. She advocates raising political and social awareness through visual arts
7. Runs a personal blog where she showcases her poetry and writing
8. Skilled in photo shop and adobe illustrator, designing brochure for NGOs and other organizations
So what do you think of Sam, dear readers?
Credits for Sam’s topmost and third photos:
Photography / Ross Paris
Creatives/ It’s all about Fashion
Styling/ Yul Avestruz
When the idea of combining the wonders of skin care science and the fortune-laden wisdom of feng shui was initially presented to me, the first reaction was more of doubt. Perhaps, I needed to know more about how the Chinese metaphysical and quasi-philosophical system (that seeks to harmonize individuals with their surrounding environment) can be blended with the science of beautifying our skin and over-all physical disposition. Montage Skin Science and Aesthetics has done just that.
MONTAGE BRINGS TOGETHER SKIN CARE AND FENG SHUI
Montage Skin Sciences & Aesthetics has entered into a partnership with world-renowned feng shui expert Ms. Yuri Saito to promote skin care services to celebrate the Chinese New Year.
According to Marketing Manager Andy Marantal, feng shui can show an interesting dimension on providing skin care.
“We approach skin care based on the skin type and skin goals of our clientele (customers). For the Chinese New Year, we augment our approach by giving our customers a glimpse of their future so they can prepare their skin and body for what that future holds for them,” he said.
Mr. Marantal said that this collaboration with Ms. Saito reflects Montage’s commitment to bringing expertise to skin care while being inspired by the beauty and power of nature.
“Our guiding principle in skin care is that beauty should always be closest to its natural state. Feng shui seeks harmony with nature, that is why our partnership with Ms. Saito brings a new level of care in skin care,” he said.
Yuri Saito is a graduate of Lilian Too’s Institute of Feng Shui, and is the president and owner of Power of Feng Shui.
Starting this month, all Montage branches will be providing feng shui readings for customers who avail of skin care services as part of the consultation procedure.
Miss Philippines Earth 2013 Angelee delos Reyes (an endorser of Montage Skin Science and Aesthetics) during a visit to one of the clinics
The Province of Albay has always been a rich source of beautiful Filipinas for enlisting in national pageants. And the force of the Albayanas continues in Bb. Pilipinas 2018 with the presence of #Binibini10 Kayesha Clauden Chua and #Binibini28 Angelica Mae Corbe from Legazpi City, #Binibini20 Catriona Gray from Oas and #Binibini40 Angelie Aubrey Asuncion from Tabaco City – all gorgeous but with different personal styles for the competition.
Aubrey – she who sings so much like Sitti Navarro – is actually a morena deadringer for actress Janine Gutierrez in person. And once she uses her piercing set of eyes to the max, then one can’t help but be taken in by her charms.
Angel – she who belly-dances like a sweet Turkish delight – is the most pageant-exposed among the four given her rich experience in beauty contests – both provincial and regional levels. She is also a joy to converse with.
Kayesha – she who has been said to move and project like Miss International 2016 Kylie Verzosa – is the type of opponent who never misses a beat in setting her game plan into motion. She goes into action mode the minute she steps into the spotlight.
And Catriona – she who is now the current subject of many online criticisms for being the #1 pick of most and the overrated choice for the rest – continues to be one of the Binibinis with the Golden Halo in the eyes of the individuals whose decision matters and the large fan base rallying behind her bid.
Dear readers, this year’s beauty derby is not the easiest to assess given the choices of potential winners we need to base our predictions from. Given that, how are you scoring the four ladies above?