The Press Presentation of ICSM Infinity Pageants – Philippine Global Queens was successfully held yesterday afternoon at the Grand Ballroom of Shangrila at the Fort amidst the presence of invited members of the media from TV (ABSCBN, GMA7 and TV5), Radio, Print and Digital.
42 of the 47 Official Candidates were introduced in their Twinkle Ferraren swimwear and Nere Ku heels, as the representatives of Davao City, Bukidnon, Malibay and the Filipino Community of Los Angeles sent their regrets owing to personal reasons beyond their control. It was one of the longest, if not the longest runway ever used for a Press Presentation and everyone agreed that the challenge made the ladies shine even more.
Darling of the Press Kylah Sanchez
The Darling of the Press was voted upon and Kylah Sanchez of Liloan, Cebu (right photo) – who was a Miss World Philippines 2018 Semifinalist – garnered the most support from the Press to be declared as such. The entries of Mandaluyong City and Agno, Pangasinan placed 2nd and 3rd respectively. The 18 year-old Cebuana is now considered a front-runner for one of the six titles at stake, including Miss Cosmos Philippines which she is specifically aiming for.
Below are photo grids of the ladies as captured by Daryl Navaretto for normannorman.com.
Two more early favorites from Sta. Rosa City and Masbate
The Grand Coronation Night of Philippine Global Queens will be held at the same venue on October 18, 2019 where our 2020 representatives for Miss Cosmos International, Miss Regency International, Miss United International, Miss Global United, Miss Continents and Miss United Nations – will be crowned.
Last night during the Fashion Show For a Cause hosted by ICSM Infinity Pageants – Philippine Global Queens at the Grand Ballroom of Shangrila at the Fort in BGC, members of the media were surprised that one of the two finale runway models of Designer Val Taguba (left photo with Celeste) is the beautiful Celeste Cortesi who resurfaced in the public eye after missing for so long during the past number of months- especially during the entire competition period of Miss Philippines Earth 2019 when she was supposed to crown her successor as the reigning titleholder. I could not claim that she was officially dethroned by Carousel Productions owing to a lack of official announcement about the real status of her absence.
Be that as it may, Celeste remains as gorgeous as the first day she landed on Philippine shores to take on a pageant career as the representative of the Filipino Community in Italy. And in my understanding, she is eyeing a next move that will bring her to Bb. Pilipinas 2020.
Any thoughts, dear readers?
Photo credit: Edmund Chua
Too early to finalize on title assignments for Miss World Philippines 2019. But I am sharing with you my Ten Early Favorites based on yesterday’s Press Presentation:
Michelle Marquez Dee
Ilene de Vera
Tracy Maureen Perez
Who are yours?
Best foot forward, ladies!
Tomorrow is your time to shine.
The invitational Press Presentation of ICSM Infinity Pageants-Philippine Global Queens will happen at the Grand Ballroom of Shangri-La at the Fort, Manila in BGC.
Best smiles. Best turns. Best poses.
And the chance to be voted as #DarlingOfThePress.
More than three months after being crowned as Reyna ng Aliwan 2019 during this year’s Aliwan Fiesta, Nicole Borromeo (of Sinulog Festival of Cebu) was stripped of the title when the organizers finally reached a decision to make the bold move when the Cebuana joined Miss Millennial Philippines 2019 – a direct violation of the stipulations in her contract which she and her manager conformed to prior to winning the annual festival-themed national competition last May.
In her place, 2nd Runner-Up Roi Neeve Comanda of Panagbenga Festival of Baguio City was chosen to take over the unfulfilled reign, and was given her ceremonial crowning during a Press Conference held at the Davao Ballroom of Sofitel Philippine Plaza.
To continue what Borromeo (right photo
) is now unable to do, Neeve will be the one to tour around the Philippines and grace the various festivals in the country in preparation for the next Aliwan Fiesta. She reigned as Miss Baguio Tourism last year. She is 20 years old and a freshman Tourism major at the University of the Cordilleras.
Best of luck to the new Reyna Ng Aliwan!
Presenting the Top 7 Finalists for the Talent Fast-Track Challenge of Miss World Philippines 2019:
Isabelle Daza De Leon
Jacqueline Diamzon Hammoude
Sheila Marie Reyes
Sammie Anne Legaspi
Erica Rose Madlangsakay
The elimination was held at Empire Studios in BGC. Mr World 2019 Talent Winner Mikaele Ahomana of Tonga joined the screening panel and even rendered a song performance during the same.
Her mission is fast approaching!
Here is the photo of Bb. Pilipinas Globe 2019 Leren Mae M. Bautista for The MISS GLOBE Beauty Pageant in Albania.
The photos in this entry show one of the main reasons why Mr World remains as the most prestigious and substance-filled international male competition – the Charity Causes that the MWO under Julia Morley raises funds for.
Tuloy Foundation is one of the main beneficiaries this year and the presence of Fr. Rockie Evangelista and the kids during the finals last Friday night was easily the most memorable part of the entire proceedings. It left members of the audience teary-eyed seeing the candidates express their love and fondness for the young ones onstage.
Just as I correctly predicted, the rocket scientist zoomed to the top of the World.
Rejoice, England 🏴! Jack Heslewood is Mr World 2019. He is joined in the podium finish by 1st Runner-Up Fezile Mkhize of South Africa 🇿🇦 and 2nd Runner-Up Brian Faugier of Mexico 🇲🇽.
Jack is a 27-year-old Aerospace Engineering graduate with a Masters in Business. He hails from Hertfordshire. Formerly a rocket scientist for Marshall’s Aerospace, he is now an advertising technology manager. In addition, Jack has modelled from an early age. He speaks English, basic French and Bahasa (Indo-Malaysian). Keeping fit is an important part of his lifestyle aside from playing the drums (a skill he was able to display during the Talent Finals the other night).
The continental winners are:
Mr World Europe Alberto Nodale of Austria 🇦🇹
Mr World Caribbean Alejandro Martinez of Dominican Republic 🇩🇴
Mr World Americas Brian Faugier of Mexico 🇲🇽
Mr World Africa Fezile Mkhize of South Africa 🇿🇦
Mr World Asia/Pacific JB Saliba of the Philippines 🇵🇭
The two other finalists in the Top 5 are Carlos Franco of Brazil 🇧🇷 and Alejandro Martinez of the Dominican Republic 🇩🇴.