There is an unstinting kind of confidence when one is over 6 feet tall and competing in a national pageant. After all, standing head and shoulders above the rest can be such a boost in morale and presence.
Such is the case with Miss Universe Philippines 2022 Top 32 finalist Jewel Alexandria Palacat of Ilocos Sur (who stands close to 6’1”) shown here in photos. This was her look during yesterday’s shoot.
Retouch by: @rosepedayohmua
Hair by: @valenzuelajericho
SUNSHINE DIZON facial index!
Thank Jezuzz she’s 6’1″!
Pixie cut is definitely an “in” thing now among Hollywood A-listers. It may be short but it can be very versatile.
This largely suits Jewel’s fun personality (a self-professed tomboy in one of her casual interviews) and her checkbones. I feel that sporting long tresses like she did in her tourism and casting videos didn’t make her stand out (no recall). She can sport it to look feminine and edgy at the same time.
I suggest though that Jewel varies that style from the usual slick that Billie Hakenson did in 2020 (which by the way boosted the latter’s confidence then). She can experiment between the elegant pixie of Charlize Theron at the 2020 Oscars, the full volume pixie of Jennifer Lopez in Allure Magazine or the chic pixie of Kate Hudson in Sia’s “Music” film at the upcoming MUP prelims and finals.
For casual daily takes, she could go for Cardi B.’s hip pixie (with a little washable temporary color here and there), Demi Lovato’s super cheeky pixie with bangs (does not need to be pink), or Blake Lively’s dark stringy pixie for fun. I do agree though with some commenters that that dress is a little dated (she can don bright colors with light fabrics with that tall frame and short hair of hers).
Wow tall, well-proportioned w/ a feminine face.. Too bad her beauty is wasted with this not so ideal styling… She needs a fiercer make-up.. liftthose droopy eyes.. sharpen that nose… contour the upper half of her triangular face to make it look like a diamond/oval… She needs thick long hair like a cross between Farah Faucett and Irene Esser… or something straight and long like Pocahontas… for the gown.. she needs somthing feminine long and modern… I see something like a serpentina version of Lady Gaga’s gown when she sang the songs of Julie Andrews but with a huge slit on the side.. or something super tight like Mortisha adams but in a shimery iridescent light pastel color and geometric patterns that emphasize her hourglass figure… I see potential in her… If she can talk then she could be a front runner in these upcomming years.
not quite there ang dating nya. she looks short in the pics. Long pony tail might suit her. The “gown” also has a problem – parang bitin na di mawari.
My lola said that when she joined Miss Republic of the Philippines there was a candidate who stood at 6 feet and 4 inches. I dudn’t believe her. And then we have this lady. Meron pala talagang ganyan katangkad na, maganda pa.
Jennifer Mendoza measured 6’4.5″ during the Ms. Republic of the Philippines 1976/1977.
Wow. How do you know such things Norman, when in 1976 you were just a twinkle in your father’s eye? =)
I think there is such a thing as statuesque, and there is such a thing as freaky. If ever I’ll see a 6’4” delegate wearing a 5 inch Bragais shoes, I will run away. Lol.
Height will only get you so far in a beauty contest. Facial beauty, proportioned body, bearing, wisdom, being articulate and a genuine goodness of the heart are equally or even more important.
As to Jewel Palacat above, I agree with some comments here saying may kulang. She looks so…..so.. boring. Pretty but boring. Her styling is so dated, It reminds me of 80s stars: Anna Marie Gutierrez of Scorpio Nights. Is that hair gel she is donning for some wet-look, slick effect? Lol.
And that purple, velvety gown …reminds me so much to visit Quiapo Church. Lol.
It comes with the pageant territory to know small trivias, Thomas. 🙂
Hmmm. Small trivias. Do you like em “small” Norman? And do you like them to “come” to your territory? Lol.
Size doesn’t matter for me. Oh my, what am I talking about? It’s Maundy Thursday!
@Norman, don’t worry about talking “small sizes” on Maundy Thursday. You symbolically simply does the traditional Christian ritual on this day— washing the feet of a namesake of the biblical Thomas, the Doubter, who did not believe on Jesus’ resurrection until he saw His Crucifixion wounds.
1976 – Miss Republic of the Philippines (World) = Josephine “Joy” Salazar Conde
1st runner-up (Miss Luzon) = Caroline Villaverde
2nd runner-up (Miss Visayas) = Maria Blesilda “Bessie” Badilla
3rd runner-up (Miss Mindanao) = Jennifer Mendoza (6’4.5″ tall beauty)
4th runner-up (Miss Manila) = Maripaz Medel
01. Sophia Hoffman
02. Emma Rose Dy
03. Helen Sunga
04. Soraya Pilar de Guzman
05. Milagros Agustin
06. Tita Vente
07. Maria Cristina Paras
08. Salud Ver Reyes
09. Lorna Molina
10. Flordeliza de Leon
11. Josephine Salazr Conde
12. Caroline Villaverde
13. Maria Blesilda Badilla
14. Jennifer Mendoza
15. Maripaz Medel
THE 30 OFFICIAL ENTRIES:
01. Amelia Venida
02. Bernadette Olalia
03. Caroline Villaverde
04. Delia Gonzales
05. Edna Dalaiodao
06. Elizabeth Ripol
07. Emma Rose Dy
08. Evelyn Madla
09. Flordeliza de Leon
10. Helen Sunga
11. Hiyasmin Dacanay Untong
12. Ilma Gallardo
13. Jennifer Mendoza
14. Josephine “Joy” Salazar Conde
15. Lorna Molina
16. Maria Antonette Cruz
17. Maria Blesilda “Bessie” Badilla
18. Maria Cristina Paras
19. Maria Luz Garcia
20. Maripaz Medel
21. Milagros Agustin
22. Nelly Castillion
23. Rosa Maria Merin
24. Maria Rosario Aspillera Diaz
25. Rosemarie Ortiz
26. Salud Ver Reyes
27. Saraya Pilar de Guzman
28. Sophia Hoffman
29. Thelma Nicolas
30. Tita Vente
Since you mentioned my name, implying that like my namesake, apostle Thomas The Doubter whose feet need washing this Holy Week, let me remind you that your name is even worse this Holy Week : SCORG as in Scorging at the Pillar. Lol.
@Thomas, you obviously do not understand the washing of the feet ritual during Maundy Thursday. Jesus washed the feet of his disciples as an act of SERVANT LEADERSHIP. It is in fact an honor that the Disciples were accorded the selfless act of their Master by washing their feet. During those times, when shoes are nonexistent and sandals are a luxury, the cleaning of the feet is done by the lowliest of servants to their honored guests.
What I thought was an honor ascribed to you in the context of Maundy Thursday, was differently interpreted by you.
I don’t want this to be an issue. In the spirit of this Lenten Season, let this be the last word on this. To borrow your usual close: Peace on Eart!
Tito Norman..i was able to correspond with a 3rd degree cousin of Ms.Jennifer Mendoza,the Tallest Pinay Contesera in Philippine Pageant History.He said that Ms.Jennifer is already staying in the USA since the early 80’s pa.She is still alive but sadly wasn’t able to pass on her Tall genes as she remained Single and unmarried.He also narrated that Jennifer was once offered by Salem Bed to be their TV Model where she was asked to lay on the Salem bed..pero yung pa-a nya, Lumampas sa kama!! But the supposed TV deal did not push through dahil she was asked daw to pose in a very Sexy underwear which her parents at that time did not approve…those are just some of the Vintage tidbits i was able to get about Ms.Jennifer Mendoza,Ms.Mindanao 1976.
konitng develop pa sa oomph factor, hunger too maybe? she is already beautiful, dapat ma feel na she wants it,
This is really unusual for the Philippines. Sa latin America that’s just any other candidate. Miss Venezuela doesn’t accept girls that are 5″6 ( Osmel’s Time). Strict 5″7 sila. They have a candidate in the early 2000s who stand at 187 cm. Sobrang tangkad na.
I saw her pic in her fb na nakalugay buhok nya…so beautiful
Matangkad talaga to, saw her when she joined a barangay pageant in Ilocos, 5’10” and she was only 18 then, at maayos naman ang comms. Hope she places well.
Hmmm. I have to hear her speak to see if she sounds sincere and natural or if she’s one of those pageant patties with rehearsed, echosera spiels. If she is, then she is just an Echoserang Palacat. Lol.
She is wanting for fierceness nd xfactor
not bad … I hope her projection and pasarela are great , and comm skills are strong enough