Bienvenida de nuevo, Reina!
Welcome back, Miss United Continents 2022 Camelle Mercado!
Here are photos taken from her arrival at NAIA T3 last night from a very successful trip in Ecuador. You deserve full rest for the next few days.
See you soon!
Photo credit: Andy Cayna
#Introducing: Manhunt Philippines Male Supermodel Joshua de Sequera
This 25 year-old Property Specialist and Volleyball player stands 6’4” and will represent the Philippines in Manhunt International 2022 which will be held in the country from September 24-October 1. He is the father of Jacob- a one year old and a half toddler who is his main source of joy. For the uninitiated, he is the son of supermodel and TV actress Marina Benipayo.
Joshua is preparing hard for the international modeling competition and promises to give it his best, knowing fully well how consistently successful the country performs in pageants and like-natured contests.
Do watch the documentary prepared by the Miss Universe Philippines Organization for its 2022 edition.
Congratulations to Joanna Camelle Mercado of the Philippines. She is Miss United Continents 2022!
Camelle defeated 24 other candidates from different parts of the world to become our second big winner in the pageant after Jeslyn Santos last 2016.
Her five runners-up include Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Paraguay and Mexico in that order.
I just love the spunk of Camelle. She was a one-woman band in Ecuador who relied on her strong determination to stand out from start to finish. Her interview in Spanglish definitely made her stand out in the Top 6. When it was just Filipinas and the host delegate in the Final 2, it’s easy to tell that the crown is already hers!
Congratulations once more, Filipinas!
In a national pageant finals literally marred by the elements, a new Miss Philippines Earth was crowned and she is heavy favorite Jenny Ramp of Sta. Ignacia, Tarlac.
The program started earlier at 10am, but finished five hours after. Strong rains dampened the proceedings at the poolside and courtyard of TAG Resort Coron just after the announcement of the Top 10. And since the set-up was outside, everything had to be relocated inside the resort – hence, the delay.
But with patience, the event was restored with the Top 10 Q&A, Announcement of Final 5 and Q&A and crowning of winners.
Comprising the elemental court are:
Air: Jimema Tempra of Jasaan, Misamis Oriental
Water: Angeline Mae Santos of Trece Martirez
Fire: Eryka Vina Tan of Legazpi City
Eco Tourism: Nice Lampad of Bayugan City
Jenny will now be the Philippine representative to Miss Earth 2022 to be held later this year.
From @missuupdates on IG:
Posted @withregram • @missuupdates BREAKING NEWS!! Finally!! According to the official instagram of the national director of Miss Universe Dominican Republic – the Miss Universe Organization will start accepting married women and mothers competing for the Miss Universe crown starting next year onwards!! ❤️✨
National directors received an email announcing this so that they can also implement in their rules from next edition on! 🙌
If you remember, a few months ago the MUO asked us to fill in a survey, and this was one of the things asked in it!
SO EXCITED!! 👏👏👏
Your thoughts, dear readers?
The road towards the grand coronation of #MissPhilippinesEarth2022 will take on a hybrid format-producing both virtual and live shows showcasing the country’s breath-taking tourism destinations.
#MissPhilippinesEarth takes on the theme “ME Loves Fauna” to emphasize the importance of caring for animal life.
The Miss Philippines Earth Finals will take place on Saturday, August 6, 2022 at the famous tourist destination and enchanted paradise. Hosted by MUNICIPALITY OF CORON, PALAWAN through the leadership of Mayor Marjo Reyes. In cooperation with TAG Resort Coron Palawan.
The much-awaited TV airing will be shown on August 7, 2022 (Sunday) on A2Z CHANNEL 11 at 10AM to 12NN.
From the Top 20 Finalists, I am going straight to the five (5) ladies who are likely to occupy the Final 5 spots in the competition.
My Final 5 for Miss Philippines Earth 2022
Anyone among them can make it to the top, but I feel that the highest title will be a toss between Justiene Ortega of the City of Manila and Jimema Tempra of Jasaan, Misamis Oriental. The remaining placements could go to Jenny Ramp of Sta. Ignacia, Tarlac for Water, Nice Lampad of Bayugan City for Fire and Kiara Liane Wellington of Cebu City for Eco-Tourism.
2 days to go until the Grand Coronation Night of Miss United Continents 2022!
Show your support and love to our Miss Filipinas 2022 Camelle Mercado as she sets the stage on fire in this year’s Finals Night on August 7 streaming live on Facebook (Portoviejo nace de ti Page) at 8:00 AM (PHT).
Our bet has been doing well so far. Her latest achievement is placing 1st Runner Up in the National Costume Competition. Let’s hope that she keeps the positive momentum going.
Photos: Andy Cayna Photography
Stylist/Creative Director: Jean Lacsina Tumang
Hair and Make Up :
Organización Miss Continentes Unidos
In what is considered to be one of their first live interviews on national television as the new titleholders, do watch our four queens with news anchor (and also one of the judges) Rico Hizon of CNN Philippines:
Hopefully, the statement of host and Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray will put to rest the controversy during the Binibining Pilipinas 2022 announcement of winners.
About last night…
As the hosts of last night’s Binibining Pilipinas 2022, @binibiningnicolecordoves and I announced the winners accordingly based on the titles printed on the individual title cards as these were handed over by SGV & Co. partner and representative, Mr. Ocho.
As a member of the overseeing committee during the deliberations (as pictured on slide 4 by BPCI Execom member @laraquigaman), Mr. Ocho later rechecked the cards and confirmed that the results previously announced were correct, which became the decisive factor in moving forward with the announcement.
As former candidates ourselves, we understand what the girls go through and would, therefore—without a second thought—correct any errors, if any were made. But as already explained, SGV & Co. partner and representative Mr. Ocho himself confirmed the validity of the results.
Let’s celebrate our Queens who are wearing their rightful crowns 👑 👑👑👑
Congratulations to our new @bbpilipinasofficial Queens! I’m so excited to witness your journeys and I know you will make our country proud!! 🇵🇭