Anne Barker is the tallest among the bets of Aces & Queens
Anne Barker in Mark Bumgarner
Standing at just a tad short of 6 feet tall, Anne Barker is the tallest among the entries of Aces & Queens for Bb. Pilipinas 2017. She is a Professional Freelance Model who has been making the rounds of both Philippine Fashion Week and the runways in a few Southeast Asian countries. Before being taken in by the camp for pageant training, she has actually been seen modeling for various top designers in the country.
I asked (half-British) Anne to introduce herself to all of you, dear readers. Here is what she has to say:
“I am 24 yrs old. I graduated at FEU with the degree of BS Tourism Management in 2013. I am a middle child sandwiched between two brothers. My mom hails from Isabela but I grew up in Makati. I learned to speak a bit of Ilocano but I am more fluent in Ibanag (a local dialect in Cagayan Valley). I have been modelling since the age of 16. I was trained by Inno Sotto on how to do proper catwalk and became one of the Fashion Watch Faces. And right after college, I was lucky enough to get job placements in Indonesia in 2013. There, I was able to walk for JKT fweek where I had the opportunity to be the finale for Ivan Gunawan – one the most well-known designers in Indonesia. I also did a Marc Jacobs show in JKT. Then I tried my luck again in HK where I got the chance to walk for some of the most renowed designers during HK fashion week, aside from doing a show for Kate Spade. Locally, I’ve been given the chance to work with some of our most talented designers like Michael Cinco, Francis Libiran, Furne One, Amir Sali and a lot more.
I am a very optimistic person and believes that there’s always room for improvement. I am a pet lover – I have 5 dogs and they’re like a family to us. I love to travel and meet different types of people and see different cultures. When I’m not booked for a fashion show, I prefer to stay at home and take care of my dogs as well as my Mom.”
Good luck in Bb. Pilipinas 2017, Anne Barker!
So what do you think of Anne Barker, dear readers?
Philippines’ Next Top Model is coming Soon on TV5
Miss International 2016 herself will be the model mentor
Guess who’s going to be part of Philippines Next Top Model | High Street
as Model Mentor and part of the PNTM Fashion Council? It’s Miss International 2016 Kylie Verzosa herself. Our lovely queen will be in the newest show on TV5 to serve as a role model/inspiration/adviser to all the officially aspiring young ladies who want to become famous on the runway, editorials and/or photoshoots and showbiz perhaps.
Watch out for more announcements about the show very soon!
Catch it on TV5 soon!
Tall and beautiful Chantal Roi Serafica for Bb. Pilipinas 2017
The first time I laid eyes on Chantal Roi Serafica was during Bodyshots Philippines 2014 when she was still young and innocent-looking – qualities that fashion designers are looking for in prospective runway and photographic models. She already stood an easy 5’9″ then.
And then last year during Miss Manila, this girl re-surfaced as one of the twenty contenders for the city-based beauty competition. That was her first taste of actual pageantry. And this year, she is ready to go full steam ahead with an intended filing of application for Bb. Pilipinas 2017. Having grown an inch more the past couple of years, she will troop to BPCI with a statuesque stance and looks that could be styled according to the standards set by the competition.
Let’s see if Chantal will become one of this year’s Binibinis. 🙂
Chantal during Miss Manila 2016 (Photo credit: Lito Caleon)
John dela Vega will field in five girls for Bb. Pilipinas 2017
During the photoshoot of the ladies
You cannot put a good man down that easily, especially not if he is someone like John dela Vega. His beauty camp – JDV Girls – is in the thick of preparing five (5) beautiful ladies scheduled for filing of application with Bb. Pilipinas 2017. And trust the guy to come up with a relatively tall line-up as he has always been known to have in the past. Remember the likes of Merry Joy Respicio and Valiry Vispo who stand in the 5’10”-5’11” height range?
Anyways, more than a few pageant watchers may tend to belittle JDV’s efforts to come up with his own brand of beauty queens for the nationals. You really need to give him credit where it is due. This is true labor of love, an unending passion if you will. And with the common vision to give the Philippines world-class beauties for global pageantry, all camps deserve a salute.
Best of luck to all JDV Girls for Bb. Pilipinas 2017! 🙂
During the Q&A training of the ladies
Joselle Mariano is gearing up for Bb. Pilipinas 2017
Joselle Mariano has been seen taking the pageant route from Mutya ng Pilipinas 2013 to Miss Philippines Earth 2014 to Miss Republic of the Philippines 2015. In the last of the three, she achieved her personal best performance so far by getting Miss Luzon (or 1st Runner-Up in rank
). This year, she is upping the stakes by gearing up for what could be her biggest challenge so far – Bb. Pilipinas 2017.
KF-trained Joselle knows the ins and outs of the beauty contest game by now. And she has prepared well for the nationals. Before the weekend, she would have already filed her application at the BPCI office and well on her way to the bloody screenings next week. I say bloody because the 54th edition is seen by many as the toughest so far with the number of interested ladies exceeding the past number of years.
Will she make it?
Good luck to you, Joselle! 🙂
Will she be one of the Binibinis for 2017?
The search for Miss Global Philippines 2017 is now on
Miss Global Philippines 2016 Camille Hirro
For a three year-old national beauty competition, Miss Global Philippines
has started to find its niche in the country’s pageant landscape by being the only one of its kind that encourages single mothers to take part, aside from extending the age qualification to 28. These two unique features effectively widened its reach to all the potential candidates, including the ones who may have “overlooked” their chances of joining the likes of Bb. Pilipinas, Miss Philippines Earth and Miss World Philippines. What’s more, the opportunity to represent the flag internationally is also an exciting part of the whole process with the annual Miss Global that has particularly allowed reigning titleholder Camille “CJ” Hirro to strengthen her personal platform after placing 1st Runner-Up in the last edition held right here in Manila.
Pauline Sofia Laping of PSL Entertainment Production – who is also the CEO and National Pageant Director of Miss Global Philippines – is ready to make the 2017 search bigger and brighter. She wants the pageant to make a more commanding stand that would further attract the participation of smart and cause-oriented Filipinas to sign up and vie for the title.
Check out the qualifications for Miss Global Philippines 2017 above. If you fit in (or you know a qualified contestant), then get ready for the first screening scheduled on March 18 at West Avenue Suites in Quezon City.
CJ Hirro continues to have a beautifully significant reign so far
Click above to visit the Miss Global Philippines Facebook Page
She’s Fil-Aussie alright, but is a proud Bulakenya
Alright, let’s start with the basic stats on Helga Farmer Cerbo first. She is 23 years old, stands 5’9″ and measures 36-25-36. Her bloodline is a mix of Filipino/Australian but was born and raised in the province of Bulacan where she reigned as its Lakambini
for the year 2014. She graduated from Centro Escolar University with a degree in Business Administation, major in Financial Management.
This beauty just arrived from Japan where she worked for 6 months in – of all the places you would least expect to see her – farms and fish markets! The trip was a big learning adventure, she admits.
Helga is independent, for now. But if she does make it as one of the Binibinis for 2017, I bet it will only be a matter of short time before one of the beauty camps decide to “adopt” her on the spot.
Before the February 24 of Bb. Pilipinas 2017, Helga will be filing her application at the BPCI Office. And I wish her the best of luck because she has glowing potentials from my vantage point.
Your thoughts on Helga, dear readers? 😉
Helga was Lakambini ng Bulacan 2014