45 comments on “Miss Universe Philippines 2022: Headshot Challenge

  1. Why am I not liking most of the photos for this edition? At first glance I saw headshots for Ms Philippines Earth.

    I am sad to see M.Dee’s headshots like I have seen it before but hmm, the only 2 headshots that caught my attention were Kat Llegarda and, woah the BAGUIO rep (who may be the surprised spoiler of this batch)!!

    • I don’t understand why do you have to mention Miss Earth in a condescending manner.
      Miss Earth is a respected pageant by over 100 countries in the world with its own brand and own criteria of selecting its candidates/winners.
      We Filipinos hate everything that is home grown instead of being proud of it. Colonial mentality at its best.
      You can critique without being condescending of other pageants specially towards an org that has proven its worth in the world of pageantry.

      • I dont sound condescending. Unfortunately how you replied showed your perspective of ME Ph.

        My comment was straightforward about branding between MU Ph and ME Ph and an org has to be distinct over the other.

  2. Weak batch. Kung this year sumali si Steffi mas malaki chance nya.

  3. Watch the miss Czech republic swimsuit competition jusko wala sa kalingkingan beauty at katawan ng mga candidates doon dito.

  4. Aklan, Roxas City, Taguig and Orcena (dunno what place she represents as it’s cropped)

  5. Quick reaction. Kudos to the creative directors of the following shots for different aesthetic reasons (you were thinking through your outputs carefully):

    1. Jedidah = Best use of “Bokeh” that pops her exotic face in focus to avoid looking too busy with that gloriously big frizzy hair. This can only be done using a camera with an aperture of f/2.8 or wider.

    2. Chantal = The girl looks visually immersed in the right setting – i.e., wet hair (humid rainforest effect) and almost 3D with the right perspective using variable depths.

    3. Dorothy = Also good use of blurring that’s almost “Gaussian” plus a dreamy blending of foreground flowers, making her appear like a mythological nymph. This one is done at editing stage.

    Good job.

    • I like the technical explanations you gave. I may not be a photography enthusiast, but I appreciate the details.

    • Your comments come sporadically but they always contain technical information that helps us better appreciate beauty. Thanks for sharing your expertise. Personally, I learn practical things from dispassionate comments of people like you coming from other disciplines.

    • I CANT SEE ANY BOKEH THAT POPS UP ON JEDIDAH’S FACE, PROBABLY YOU ARE PERTAINING TO JEANNE

      ACTUALLY, CHANTAL FACE IS OVER EXPOSED, THERE IS NO DRAMA IN TERMS OF LIGHTING,VERY BASIC AS ONLY ONE LIGHTING WAS USED.

      AND DOROTHY’S GAUSSIAN EFFECT IS TO HIDE HER NOT SO SMOOTH SKIN

      • AND THE COLOUR GRADING ON PAULINE’S PHOTO IS JUST HORRIBLE, PARA SIYANG MAY HEPATITIS, EVEN HER EYES AY HAWA BY THE COLOUR GRADING…HALATANG CHEAPIPAY YUNG RETOUCHER NANG PHOTO NIYA

    • Wala namang mga bokeh yung pictures ni Jedidah ah
      Ang bokeh is naki create lang sa background na maraming ilaw such as sa streets- mga ilaw ng sasakyan or lamp posts as background. You can not create bokehs kung walang mga ilaw during actual photography.

      • TRUE, MAKA HANASH LANG, KAHIT WALANG BOKEH, MAY BOKEH DAW…PRETENDING A PHOTOGRAPHER…AT MARAMING NABUDOL

  6. saubier really needs facial enhancement.
    Baguio is really beautiful

    • I agree with you re: Saubier. Something is missing, or wrong. Di ko sya mapinpoint! Parang nilagay randomly yung mata nya, yung ilong, yung bibig, etc sa mukha nya by a blind person, na hindi nagtugma 🙂

      I liked her aura before.

  7. No change

    Michelle Dy -Crown

    Celeste Cortesi and Pauline Amelincx complete her court

  8. My current Top 8 in Random order:

    Julia Saubier
    Michelle Marquez Dee
    Pauline Amelinckx
    Celeste Cortesi
    Katrina Llegado

    Lou Dominique Piczon
    Jedidah Korinihona
    Shaira Diaz

    • I agree except Saubier… there is something wrong in her face and that nose is unforgivable. Sorry that I has to say this. Another girl who has been ill-advised to join again.

  9. These 3 candidates for me have the best facial proportions – Lou, Pauline and Katrina.

  10. I think Julia Saubier… ticks almost all the boxes… except for having the ideal universal beauty….

    But if she wins, I trust that MUph can easily transform her into an Asian looking version of Irene Esser…

    Meanwhile, I agree that Miss San Pablo looks quite eye-catchingly memorable…

  11. Ang pang Ms U Lang na faces are:
    Pasay
    Palawan
    Lucena City
    Pampanga
    Bulacan(2)

  12. San Pablo Laguna is beautiful.
    Such a fresh face.
    Love the skin tone and the curls.
    Crossing my fingers that she’s also a good public speaker 🤞
    I appreciate Aklan’s very minimal makeup, her photo isn’t overly photoshopped as well.

  13. The pouty lips that Michelle Dee made were a bit over. Mas maganda yung headshot kung nag-smile na lang siya katulad ni Miss Davao Del Sur, or katulad ni Miss Negros Oriental and Miss Palawan.

  14. THIS BATCH IS THE WEAKEST SINCE 2010…SO MANY FILLERS, I CAN EASILY PICK TOP 5

    PAULINE-NAG MUKHANG DUGYOT SA FAKE TAN AND WIG. NASOBRAHAN NG GRASA…NAKAKALOKA..GIRL ,,,DONT BE GIGIL NA GIGIL JUST RELAX AND CHILLAX LANG.

    CHANTAL- SHE NEEDS TO SOFTEN HER LOOKS KASI MASYADONG STRONG YUNG FEATURES NIYA. HER LOOKS IS VERY EUROPEAN NA WALANG BAHID NA FILIPINA

    ANNABELLE-DITCH THAT DARYL HANNAH MERMAID HAIR, KASI IT IS NOT WORKING. BE AUTHENTIC GIRL

    SASHI- ANOTHER STRONG FEAUTURES, DAPAT MATUTUKAN ANG STYLING KASI MINSAN NAGMUMUKHANG TRANS

    MICHELLE-IF SHE IS NOT MICHELLE DEE, I CAN ONLY SEE AN ORDINARY CANDIDATE FROM THE PROVINCES OF MINDANAO

  15. Walang wow factor khit isa man lang. Overhyped din yung babalu rep ng Albay. Kasing tamlay ni Michelle Dee ang edition na to.

  16. Albay
    Arayat Pampangga
    Bohol
    Lapu-Lapu City
    Makati City
    Pasay City
    San Pablo Laguna

    Is Michelle really serious about consistently imbuing the Jessica Rabbit facial expression?

    It is nice sometimes but not all the time.

    • I agree with you re: Dee. Nakakaumay na yung every time (pouty lips, raised eyebrow, trying-the-seductive look with the sleepy eyes). She needs to be versatile!

      Llegado is pretty although the hairstyle is a thumbs down for me (too “old!”).

      Latugat is the dark horse 🙂

  17. Aklan is magnetic. Taguig, Pasay, Misamis Oriental, Makati, Lucena, Lapulapu & “Jedidah.”

  18. Who is that Latugat girl? She has the best headshot.
    Next would be Michelle Dee, Cortesi, Llegado and Chiesa
    Who is that Diaz girl, I like her too.
    All the rest I feel like I am looking at some headshots of random people displayed at an amateur one-hour photo studio back in the day.
    The top 50 this year is not that impressive.
    I can only see Michelle Dee or Cortesi fighting for the crown but if MUPH continues its selection criteria as those of the last two years, I can see Latugat winning it all.

  19. Madaming photogenic. Pero ang tunay na labanan is on how they appear in motion.

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