74 comments on “#TurningPhenomenal Series No. 4

  1. JawsKuh. Kulelat to kumpara sa magaganda at matatangkad na possible candidates. Sabagay, Basta A&Q pa rin Ang mananalo. Good luck sa ibang candidates na hindi A&Q🤗

    • How tall is she? I remember seeing her along with other top 5 candidates along with Rabiya and Michelle G towers them all by like 3-4inches and Michelle wasn’t even wearing any pageantry shoes. Michelle even towers Supsupan.

      • @ Ver ‘Ay! Tama’ng-tama… By August, in-season na ang rambutan.

        Yup! The one MPE 2016 said had edible seeds and became the subject of several posts here then.

        🙂

        Iba’t-iba’ng uri ng rambutan (Nephelium lappaceum). MAKINIG!

        1) ‘Tuklapin’, currently the favored type due to the ease of separating the pulp from the seed.
        2) ‘Supsupin’, old-school and self-explanatory.
        3) ‘Laplapin’, bawdy connotations specially when taken as bar chow or accompaniment to beer.

        June is within reach, boys! WE ARE HALFWAY… (And someone’s birthday looms.)

  2. This is off-topic, but quite interesting…

    Ayan na nga, Paul. Nagsalita na si Miss Puerto Rico Estefania Sotto about sa experience n’ya na nasira o may sumira ng kanyang gown. Navi-vindicate na nga ang sinabi ni Miss Bolivia na may mga kandidatang naninira ng dresses ng ibang kandidata. Before hand, naibulong na din pala ni Miss Portugal ang kanyang observation about other candidates na naninira ng gown. Kaya nag-usap daw sina PR at roommate n’yang si Natasha Joubert kung paano nila ise-secure ang kanilang dresses. Nakakaaliw ang ganitong kwento. Mga bitch candidates! Hahaha!

    Bigla akong nag-flashback dahil sa kwentong ito. Hindi kaya ‘yung national costume noon ni Catriona, eh, sinabotahe din kaya ba nawalan ng ilaw ito? Baka may shondidates din na naiinggit kay Cat kaya sinira nila ang natcos ni Cat. Wild thought lang.

    That’s all.

    • Ana matagal na sa pageantry ang mga pagsasabotahe. Siraan ng gown at national costume. Taguan ng heels at kung anu-ano pang mga kalokohan. Hindi lang mga kandidata ang envolved, including their respective teams. Panahon ni Venus Rah sa MU nangyari na rin yan.

    • I have a friend who is a well-known beauty queen who described her campmates as “bitchesas”. That was all I needed to hear to know about how competitive and catty it can get it even within a beauty camp.

    • The 1st El Tocuyo awardee did a lot of sabotage that was caught on camera.. and Panama, her room8 even mentioned that the bitch hid her shoes which made her late at one of the events…

      • Spill the beans na, dear C2F. Sino ‘yan? Si Colombia ba? Mukha kasing bitchesa si Colombia talaga. Sana walang Asian girl ang gagawa n’yan.

        Grabe no, na-leverage ang sabotage sa ganyang contest, at sa Miss Universe pa talaga. Akala ko pa naman these girls have created camaraderie among themselves. Well, kunsabagay, this is still a competition.

      • vile , pungent , squalid !!! … Pinas delegates will never be like this

      • I’m talkin about Mariam Habbach, the original..
        Btw, she’s half Syrian during the time Syria was being bombed by the US… o dba el tocuyo…
        Swerte nga ni Gazini at nag Top 20 pa sya kahit sya half Palestinian… Meaning, buti parin at lakas sash-factor natin which prevented her from breaking our long time placement streak.

        Our Best Latino venue aside from Brazil could be Peru… Peru actually has close diplomatic ties with the Philippines ever since they had that Japanese- Peruvian president during the 90’s… And Peru was one of the 1st few countries visited by President Duterte…

  3. ANOTHER RABIYA PROTO-TYPE, SHORT, LACKING OF VAVAVOOM AND OMMMPHHH FACTOR,,, SHE WILL BE EATIN ALIVE BY THE LATINAS …..NEXT

  4. Angkol Fabian SORI ha HINDI ako interesado kay Bella Ysmael. This afternoon in the Philippines, I AM FAR MORE INTERESTED with the (KAHIT) FIRST TWO NUMBERS of your STUDENT #. Sino kaya sa inyong dalawa ni Serge ang MAS bata? He, he, he… Please…

  5. Tito Norms, how true is the buzz that The Camp is fielding the transwoman Keylyn Trajano in MUP? Would MUPO be open about this trailblazing entry of a transwoman in its national pageant? The question is, would any Accredited Partner take the challenge to sponsor such a trans?

    I understand that beauty pageantries in the Philippines are mostly LGBTQ fan fared. But, I also understand that many of its members do not like the idea having a trans in a pageant dedicated for naturally borne women. Nakakatuwa ang debate sa isang FB Page about it.

    That’s all.

    • @ Ana Winter-Lund ‘Kow! ‘Yan’g Keylyn Trajano na ‘yan, dati na’ng may ‘pahiwatig’ ‘du’n sa FB page ni Boss of Pageantry. Sasali daw ng Nationals… ‘Eh, what other brand is open to the LGBT+ community? MU lang.

      Kung sasali siya, then I will again encourage the lesbian mountaineer from Mindanao na minsan na rin’g na-feature ditey sa Norman’s Blog. Veteran na rin siya ng Nationals (‘yun ‘ata’ng pageant dati ni Col. Nolasco (+),… Hannah’s. Or, SCUBA?), pero ‘di ata nakakuha ng financial backing from her LGU to come to Manila to screen for… Not MUP kasi that article was 2019 pa…

      MAGANDA si KT! She was one of my faves at CTS 2020… Methinks now kung her sexuality cost her a higher finish. Pero, nakita ko pa ‘yun’g comments from last year, post-Result ng win nina Lo at Ajdani… Na ‘yun’g isa’ng male candidate was open about his homosexuality pero respectable naman siya kaya never naging issue. Mas malaki’ng issue pa ‘yun’g pagyurak nu’ng bunso’ng kapatid ng ex- ng isa’ng MUP sa tuna flakes… Silly kid turned it into protein shake! 🙂

      • Auntie Flor T, actually I am opposed to transgenders joining beauty pageants devoted to women. Precisely because it encourages divisiveness among pageant enthusiasts and poses unfairness to women and transgenders-alike.

        Isipin mo na lang, halimbawa sumali si betla pero ang features n’ya eh pangbetla talaga at hindi babae, kakawawain lang s’ya sa pageant. Maba-bash s’ya ng bongga, so unfair ‘diba? Pero kung mas maganda si betla sa karamihang babae na sumali o kaya s’ya ang tanghaling pinakamaganda sa lahat, hindi ba’t unfair din ito sa mga babae dahil sasabihin lang ng mga tao, “nadaig pa ang mga babae ng isang betla.” I know mababaw, pero that’s the truth.

        Okay lang sa akin na sumali ang lesbian sa pageant, so long as she possesses qualification and none of the disqualifications laid down by the organizer. After all, she is considerably naturally borne woman.

        That’s all.

    • @Ana…

      I am highly in favor of Keylyn… She is not only beautiful… She is a self-made independent woman…
      Ang ganda ng lifestory nya…. Shes a good person and I am sure you would also fall in love with her when you get to know her. She is truely beautiful inside and out.

    • I’m not in favor of transgender women to join beauty pageants that are intended specifically for natural born women. I mean they have their own platforms already.
      I just feel that they diminish the class and authencity of beauty pageants for real women because no matter how hard they try, there will always be that glimpse of them being a man and when they compete against real women, they tend to appear like second rate trying hard copy cats which does not work for their advantage i.e Miss Spain of MU and that MUC candidate few years back.
      Sorry, I’m just expressing how I really feel about the issue.

      • @Just passing

        I think if Keylyn joins… she doesn’t have to win… Her joinning alone would be highly beneficial for our candidate because it would more than enough to blow up the internet… It would give our Miss Philippines sufficient media-buzz to make it in the TOP5 at Miss Universe even if we are not favored in the host country… let the tranny join and send the Lesbian to MU.. for sure we would reach the TOP 5.

      • Closer2Fame,
        I don’t like and I don’t need lol😂😂😃

      • @Justpassing

        Now that is a social issue that MUP needs to fix by changing the minds of people like you. FYI, dami ng tranny sumali ng BBP, at nag semi-finalist pa… hindi ka lang informed.

  6. (Ayaw ni Admin na ma-menos ang paksa tuwing ihinahambing sa iba…)

    🙂

    BASTA, ‘yun’g isa sa ‘tin, tama ang sinasabi. Maaari’ng maanghang, pero NEVER with agenda.

    Ganito na lang. Yaman rin lang at nakaranas na ng Internationals ‘yun’g dalawa’ng alaga ng A&Q, let’s give The Camp a chance to sink their teeth into the challenge!

    Ang speaking of teeth, Bella has SO NICE… Like an Astrud Gilberto Summer Samba…

    (Siguro nemen pasok na ‘to’ng comment na ‘to… Hoping for that picnic/buffet sponsorship for our little community here. PUSO.)

  7. Paul , I hope you watch Reina Hispano Americana to see how Wynwyn slayed every single one of them Latinas . Height never seemed to be a hindrance and her facial beauty was amazingly outstanding especially when she was wearing the black dress . Very classy and very fluid on stage . Great at interview.

    • Angkol iba ang Reina Hispano-Americana. Maraming nagwagi dun na THANK YOU GIRLS sa Miss Universe.

      Kol maiba naman tayo. Pinag-usapan mo sa baba si Chat Silayan. NAIS kong malaman ang FIRST TWO NUMBERS ng STUDENT # MO. PLEASE… I just want to know if you are younger or older than Flor Tula. Sige na Kol. Thank you.

  8. Paul , if Bella is not pretty , how would u describe Patch ?

    • A LOT PRETTIER!

      There is a very beautiful picture of Patch Magtanong but I cannot paste it here. SORRY the system does not allow. Actually it was posted in this blogsite two years ago after she was crowned as Bb. Pilipinas-International. It was her official photo as the winner of the said title.

      • @ paul There are two photos of Patitay from that time frame that remain in my memory.

        🙂

        The first is a glam shot (with a dedicated post here). Electric-blue (!) eye shadow by Albert Kurniawan.

        Then, her official one for Miss International 2019.

        I REALLY just did not like the ‘ribbon manga warrior’ dress Pablo Galicia Mendez III did for her Screening look at BBP. She literally looked like a gift! 😦

        (There were also those REVEALING photos in Boracay post-MI with Cordovez’ younger sibling.)

      • That picture of Patitay in powder (electric?) blue and white (silver?) gown. She is so beautiful in that picture. Right hairstyle & make up and what a lovely gown she wore in that photo shoot.

      • @ paul Go to My Blog Library (here).

        Check out the following.

        “Retro Patch”, 25 June 2019
        “Purple Patch”, 21 July 2019
        “The Eyes of Patch Magtanong”, 28 July 2019

        Atty. looks good in soft colors. No? 🙂

    • Correct ka Flor. Patitay looks good in pastel colors like powder & icy blue, coral pink, melon orange, mint green, lavender, etc.

  9. A lot of people were saying then that Chat won because she was a Silayan
    Now some here say people take a second look at Bella only because she is a Roxas and a niece of a former MU . Why was there no buzz around Margie’s own daughter when she was of age ?

    I am rooting for Bella because she is pretty in shape and very classy . Her demeanor is calm but confident. She is the only one among potential candidates who can equal Cat’s comm skills . Nobody else comes close … not even Maureen .

    • Matapos mong i bash before si Catriona, now you are saying she has excellent communication skills???? NAPAKAPLASTIK NG BAKLANG TUTUBI!

      • @ Chezka I didn’t know hermaphrodite dragonflies is a possibility….

        … (OMG)…

        Snails, yes. They fertilize each other, so both individuals reproduce. They could, in theory, probably impregnate themselves. But the ‘tryst’ is essential as it is the exchange of DNA that propels EVOLUTION.

        🙂

      • @flor. You are omniscient. You know everything From as tiny as subatomic particle to as big as the universe. Ang dami mong alam sa buhay. How to be you po. He he he.

      • @Florera di ka lang pala byucon expert, nerdiriffic ka rin pala😎😎😎😎😎🙄🙄🙄🙄

  10. I really think that the panel of judges for the closed-door preliminary interviews should not be on the panel of judges for the live finale show … I think this is more fair and will level the field , as they say , they will all start at zero on the finale. But if they are insistent, perhaps one or at most two of the preliminary interview judges can sit in the panel of judges for the live finale show … at most two only , and for more fairness , it should be one woman and one man…

  11. If Bella is not a Roxas Ysmael and not a niece of MU Margie Moran is she winnable? Pls comment down below… pang parami comments sa post na ito. Thank you

  12. Attractive, classy and articulate.

    However, however, I don’t find her THAT beautiful, face-wise. How shall I put this delicately, she lacks chin. Her face is the type that will not age well due to eventual face collapse. Just look at Margie Moran now. That is how her face will look like.

    World Peace.

  13. Paul, si Winwyn pala ay age-qualified pa rin for Miss Universe. She is 29 years old now and turning a year older in May next year. Why is she not in our list when we need an A-list Latina slayer in Costa Rica? Winwyn’s number one characteristic is her grit, that’s why she can confidently win a crown.

    If Winwyn doesn’t want to join MUP, sana ang mapili ng MUP is somebody in her caliber. Meron ba, Paul?

    That’s all.

    • Ana good morning. Kung gusto ng MUP org. na makaabot ng top 10 or top 5 ang ating candidate , dapat itong tatlo lang ang dapat pagpipilian – Patch Magtanong (1st choice), Ahtisa Manalo (2nd) and Steffi Aberasturi (3rd choice). What we need is a TALL, SEXY & PRETTY candidate who at the same time can communicate very well. These three (esp. the first two) have good pageant experiences that serve as their training ground. They need less training, just “repolishing” and repackaging suited for MU contender to be sent to Costa Rica.

      Wyn-wyn Marquez is too small (in height & frame) and just like Bella, lacks in facial beauty. In other words, maliit siya at kulang sa ganda. She cannot compete with the tall and va-va-voom Latinas in a bigger pageant stage such as MU.

      THANK YOU SO MUCH ANA for requesting on my opinion. I VALUE IT A LOT. LOVE from Mindanao.

      p.s. Sori matagal ang reply coz I spent time in my garden tending my ornamental plants.

      • Agree naman ako dyan Paul… the first 2 are even more qualified than anybody. We need a girl who is ready and have an international experience.

      • Paul, mukhang under soul searching pa si Atty. Patch if she is gonna give her self one last shot in beauty pageant. Minsan kase ang mga lawyer ay may isang salita, si Duterte lang ang wala. Char!

        Of course, I am rooting for Atty. Patch. Maganda, matangkad, may abs, matalino, dusky, etc. Styling lang ang kelangang i-improve sa kanya, especially sa make-up n’ya. Her eye shadows shall not overemphasize her eyelid, nagmumukha s’yang mature na Pops Fernandez. Dapat mala-Dawn Zulueta lang na talukap. Hindi ba, Paul?

        That’s all.

      • @Serge, I believe C2F is a friendly DDS in the neighborhood. He is mature enough to handle opposing opinions of others pertaining to President Duterte. Above all, C2F is a dear friend.

        That’s all.

      • Correct ka dyan sa observations mo on Patitay Ana. Maayong hapon diha sa imo.

  14. If MUPO decides not to hold a national pageant and instead appoints Bella to compete in MU, then I don’t see any problem with that at all. After all, Bella is well prepared and can rock on the MU stage, especially with her superb pasarela skills and amazing charm and personality. She cannot let us down with her excellent communication skills as well. Above all, her cosmopolitan bearing will make her way to confidently stand tall above all other candidates in MU. So, height is not an issue for her.

    However, the thing is, MUPO is quite determined to hold a national pageant albeit our situation. Mounting a pageant won’t be that challenging to them, especially that they have already weathered the same last year, and it was very successful. They have to because they must earn from sponsors in order to fund their organization. The only thing at stake in holding a pageant is if they crown an unprepared girl. That will make our chance in MU a nil.

    Considering the foregoing, it is not adviseable for Bella to rejoin MUP. Like what her aunt Margie Florendo had once said, there is other bigger thing that will come to Bella aside from clinching MUP. And I see a Miss World crown on Bella’s head. Yes, Bella has the embodiment of Miss World which Julia Morley is looking for. Bella can simply amaze Julia with her ballerina skills in the Talent fast track. Her pasarela and fashion style can stun the judges in the Fashion fast track. And her charm and beauty fits Miss World.

    I think if we send Bella in Miss World, pageant enthusiasts will join forces to support her. That way, we can have Miss World in our midst again. Ah, 2nd Miss World crown is underway therefore.

    That’s all.

    • @ Ana Winter-Lund The classy bearing, which one pageant blogger (not Ungkol, of course) said was a hindrance to connecting with the ‘jologs’ MU fan base, would be simply irresistible to Mdme. JM!

      Imagine Mademoiselle tagging along as Mdme. makes the rounds of posh charity events in the British Commonwealth? O’, dili ba? @ Cool Brew’s socialite aunt would positively adore it. 🙂

      ‘Yun nga lang, Boss ALV will have to iron out the nitty-gritty specifics of how Bella’s ‘show business career’ will pan out. It goes without saying dapat medyo high-end ang gigs at endorsements… NOT FABRIC CONDITIONER (lolz).

      Kung kotse, not MG but maybe Jaguar… Kung distilled spirit, not GSM but Gilbey’s… I know! How about single-malt whiskey somewhere in Ireland? I can so imagine Bella in a distillery for a tasting.

      • Flor T, Bella need not go down the stellar to be relatable to masses, I guess. All she needs to have is a crown on her head as the new generation member of Margie Moran’s pedigree.

        If ALV wants Bella to get a litmus paper in showbiz, I see Bella as a seasoned TV host. Her eloquence is passable enough to a hosting job. She can very well replace Iya Villania in the Chika Minute segment of the GMA’s early evening news. Wanna bet?

        That’s all.

  15. Her aunt’s face, Margie’s facial beauty is truly for the MU look and a winning feature … Bella’s facial beauty does not exactly have that MU X factor … the beauty that stands out from the sea of delegates

  16. Paul, kahit madalas hindi kami magkasundo ni Fabian, pero pagdating kay Bella magkakampi siguro kami.😊
    How can you say na kulang sa ganda si Bella? Well maybe for you but for me, she is pretty! The only problem I see with Bella is her height but I think height is not measured anymore in MU. She can also communicate well. Given the proper and complete training before leaving, I believe she can easily surpass Rabiya’s top 21.

  17. There is no doubt Bella will deliver an excellent performance at MU. My only concern is the implication of sending an appointed, 2nd-rate representative at this year’s MU. This could be the reason for non-inclusion of Natasha Joubert at 69th MU. If feasible, MUP should held national pageant this year to select our representative at 70th MU.

    • Puerto Rico was appointed also but still reached top 10 but I agree with you that MUP should hold a national pageant this year, whether they appoint someone or not. It’s a win-win situation for MUP. If they send the new winner next year, this will give ample time for preparation.

      • This could be the reason for non-inclusion of Puerto Rico in top 5 inspite of her excellent performance in swimsuit and evening gown competetions.

      • I have fear that the highest placement an appointed candidate could land at MU is first runner up.

      • @ Jane Great points!

        🙂

        Our warmest regards to @ Tarzan… (now we wait for him to manifest here in the blog…)

        Parang MI. Sapat na sa kanila na appointed, basta Top 3 of a BIG-PRESTIGIOUS National.

        (And again we be all reminded that Boss JG has other Filipinas franchises in his portfolio, such as Supermodel International and Charm… I WANT AMELINCKX TO SUCCEED ASHLEY, please. Perky-pretty Boholana has proven herself world-caliber already; she need not endure running the gauntlet yet again! Her Mutya international assignment would have been it. Sadly, it didn’t materialize.)

    • @flor. Tarzan to manifest here in this blog. Nakakaloka. Ha ha ha.

      • Lovie Poe’s is a Moran who won most special awards but did not even get a runner up position.
        Is this Moran related to Margie Moran?

  18. I like Bella, for me she is beautiful and I believe she can easily surpass Rabiya’s top 21. Well she is short as well but height is not measured anymore in MU.

  19. Fix the teeth and maybe . Facially she is just not appealing to internationally. She is preferred by old fashioned and just plain old beauty pageant fans like Lola Fabiana . Also she’s short . So not a slam dunk . Good luck tho

  20. Kitang-kita sa mga larawan sa itaas na ang KULANG kay Bella ay GANDA ng MUKHA. Angkol Fabian paano pa natin pagandahin si Bella?

    Magandang umaga sa lahat.

    • I think it’s not the face per se, but the face-neck-shoulders proportion.

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