Here is a Q&A video with Miss World Philippines 2019 Michelle Marquez Dee where she answers questions about her reign and the challenges she had to deal with.
#NextAttraction on #PageantryNormsSeason2 Episode 3:
“#RISE UP, Mr and Ms Chinatown Philippines!”
With the 2020 edition being promoted as a movement for the #Chinoy youth to #RISE amidst the pandemic, we have invited both the reigning titleholders and a former winner to shed light on the new direction the competition is heading to.
Join Mr & Ms Chinatown Philippines 2019 Jonah Chantong and Nina Tay Lee, along with Mr Chinatown Philippines 2017 Jacob Munez in an interactive discussion about the biggest pageantry event for the Chinoy youth in the Philippines.
Tune in this Sunday, 4pm on TPPTV via The Philippine Pageantry or its Youtube channel.
And as a bonus segment in tomorrow’s third episode, I will reveal my Pre-RingLightSeries Selection of 20 for Miss Universe Philippines 2020 during the last fifteen (15) minutes of the program.
Don’t miss it!
“Tomorrow is not guaranteed. If it is worth dreaming about, it’s worth fighting for now.”- Rebecca K. Sampson
Miss Universe Philippines 2020 candidate
Pauline Amelinckx of Bohol is always in fighting form. In these photos, she transforms orange to a powerful color while wearing an outfit from Rose Paul Silhouette.
Photography TJ Medrana
Makeup Gio Vain Montomo
Hair Nayr Shufa Plazos Sines
Styling Mikee Andrei
There are more than 100 languages in the Philippines. For the first time, a national pageant is allowing contenders to express themselves in their own languages, even in interviews, speeches and Q&A. Interpreters and subtitles will be provided.
Miss Universe Philippines’ Ring Light first episode : LIGHTS ON, will start on Sunday, September 27 on http://www.empire.ph
#missuniversephilippines2020 #phenomenalwomen #ringlight #empireph
Before the day ends, I want to give a #Shoutout to another beautiful and #phenomenalwoman who is celebrating her special day today:
#HappyBirthday, Sandra Lemonon❣️
Keep focused on your Miss Universe Philippines 2020 journey. Stay sweet and caring as you have always been. 😘
Photo by Dookie Ducay
Styled by @teamryujishiomitsu
Gown by @julianne_syjuco
In a landmark event hailed as a strong and successful finish amid the pandemic, Century Tuna Superbods 2020 named nursing student and ESL instructor Samantha Ashley Lo and fitness coach and professional model Sam Ajdani as the Century Tuna Everybod Superbod title holders. The most anticipated health and fitness event of the year was also a momentous occasion as it set the standards for future online events in the new normal.
Held at the Blue Leaf Cosmopolitan in Quezon City, the finals event followed strict adherence to the FDCP-DOH-DOLE safety protocols for film and audio-visual shoots.
“We needed to rise up to the challenge. We knew it was going to be tough but we stayed focused and if we’re able to pull this off successfully then at least we are able to provide a template for the industry to learn from and use. We soldiered on despite the challenges to show that it can be done,” said Century Pacific Food Inc. EVP & COO Greg Banzon. He also added, “It’s important to stage the event to provide inspiration and a good benchmark for the country to put health, wellness and fitness as the top priority.”
The success of the event amid the pandemic made their victory even more memorable for both Samantha (27) and Sam (30). Sam, who is a professional commercial model, admitted that one of the most challenging part of the competition was trying to stay healthy given the restrictions of the pandemic. Meanwhile, Samantha, who is a former Miss Grand International Philippines winner, had to strengthen her focus and remain creative in her home workouts, even when she could not go the gym. Their persistence and commitment to stay strong and focused paid off when they were proclaimed winners of the biggest health and fitness competition in the country.
Samantha and Sam bested 25 other Superbods candidates and will each take home Php 500,000 tax-free cash and other amazing prizes. Both winners passed rigorous digital challenges required during the competition to emerge as the new ambassadors of Century Tuna Superbods 2020—health and fitness advocates who are passionate in promoting health and wellness as an everyday commitment especially during these trying times. They are also exceptional individuals who remain optimistic and believe in getting back up again even after falling so many times.
Meanwhile, the runners-up were Superbod 2020 Stunner Candice Ramos and Superbod 2020 Ageless Erie Matic. Other candidates who took home special awards were Shirley Garcia, Zai Ebido, Enzo Bonoan, Samantha Purvor, Philippe Magalona, Nelson Banzuela, Key Trajano, Albert Lorenzo, and Grace Del Rosario.
The 25 finalists were all strong contenders, showcasing inspiring traits and skills to encourage themselves and their fellow Filipinos to keep going, and remain healthy and strong during these trying times.
The finalists were judged by a distinguished panel of judges. Joining Century Pacific Food Inc. EVP & COO Greg Banzon, Century Tuna marketing director Carlo Endaya, triathlete and SEA Games gold medalist Nikko Huelgas, GMA Network senior assistant vice president for alternative productions Gigi Santiago-Lara, Isabelle Daza, Alice Dixson, Sarah Lahbati, Ina Raymundo, and DJ Toni Tony.
The health and fitness competition was relaunched last July 25 with a more inclusive and relevant #StayStrongPilipinas theme. To signal its resumption, Century Tuna released a rousing video via its official Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/centurytuna), featuring Century Tuna celebrity ambassadors Nadine Lustre and Alden Richards with the Superbods finalists urging everyone to stay strong and to continue pursuing their dreams of a healthier future through proper diet and exercise.
To relive the “Century Tuna EverybodSuperbod 2020” finals, visit and follow Century Tuna’s Facebook page, @centurytuna or Instagram @centurytunasuperbods.
This is not pageant-related per sé, but I still want to share because of three good reasons:
1) Carolina Herrera is one of my all-time favorite designers ever. Her creations always make women look classy and expensive.
2) I use Carolina Herrera EDTs up to now because her scents are so classic and unfading.
3) Carolina Herrera is a pure joy to watch and I hope that Miss Universe Philippines will also take inspiration from her magical view of fashion.
Below is her conversation with American Fashion Designer Wes Gordon – who will take over the House of Carolina Herrera – uploaded just last week.
Sharing with you the Miss Universe Thailand 2020 Swimsuit Competition video held at the Intercontinental Hua Hin Resort.
See if your favorites stood out.
It wasn’t easy tracking down this Miss Universe Philippines 2020 candidate for a number of reasons – one of which is the difficulty to do online communication with her. She hails from a part of Zamboanga Del Sur where internet connection remains challenging to say the least. But being the persistent blogger that I am, my patience got its due reward when we were able to reach a glorious conclusion.
I will now give the floor to this phenomenal woman who happens to be a Licensed Criminologist aspiring to become a Policewoman:
“My name is Perlyn Yamuta Cayona. I am 22 years old. I was born and raised in the simple town of Dumingag, Zamboanga Del Sur. We are five siblings all in all and I am the youngest. I am proud to say that out of the five, only one sister was unable to finish school. The rest of us are all Licensed Criminologists, inspite of all the hardship that our parents experienced and struggled with. There are still people who offered their help during times that we needed financial support.
I graduated and passed the Board Exams last 2016 and it is the greatest joy I’ve ever had. Hopefully, I can get the chance to be a Policewoman – a lifelong dream. I really want to serve and protect the people.
I love basketball as a sport. I am quite good as a player, in fact. I was active during my high school years as a varsity member. My big advantage perhaps is my height because I’m taller than average.
I have proudly lived and continue to live a clean life.
My advocacy is the protection of women and children. Their rights of should be respected at all times regardless of race, color and religious affiliations. Women should be treated as equal human beings with compassion, love, care and respect. I want to continue invoking the rights of every women and children against all forms of abuses, discrimination and oppression. To the best that I can, I want to educate and empower women to be confident and have unfading strength to pursue their dreams and ambitions and as equal contributors and part of the society”
Super Big #Shoutout to Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach:
Wishing you the Happiest of Birthdays!
You are the best example of a Queen who is both inspirational and aspirational. And you deserve nothing but the best in life.
I love you! We all love you! 😘