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Miss Universe Iris Mittenaere
And so the answer is now final. It’s a big NO to Miss Universe in the Philippines this year as per Department of Tourism Chief Wanda Teo in a news article
posted by ABS-CBN News. There has always been that wishful thinking on my part for Miss Universe 2017 not pushing through in the country either November or December. The stress and the major expenses that go with hosting are just too soon to be experienced all over again. Besides, there are far more important matters that the Government needs to address first, and I think that the situation in Mindanao is just the tip of the iceberg so to speak.
Will this development affect the chances of Miss Universe Philippines Rachel Peters? I don’t think so. The DOT is still giving everyone hope of a possible hosting in 2018.
Super thanks to Ton Lao for these exclusive photos (except the small one on the left)
First of all, big thanks to my friend Ton Lao who provided me with these latest exclusive photos (except the small one on the left
) of Miss Universe Philippines 2017 Rachel Peters as photographed by Mark Nicdao.
Consider these shots as Rachel on first gear of her preparations for Miss Universe 2017. While details on whether she will be a host delegate or a traveling representative are still officially unconfirmed, there is no stopping her drive to transforming herself into the best version of the country’s Miss Universe bet. And part of the credit goes to Ton Lao for helping prepare her in the journey – aside from what BPCI will provide.
I’m liking what I see. And if this is just first gear, what more if we move up to higher speeds.
Your thoughts, dear readers? 😉
Bb. Pilipinas Intercontinental 2017 Katarina Rodriguez is really a kid at heart. During yesterday afternoon’s Charity Visit at Sta. Ana Hospital for Operation Smile Philippines, she literally unleashed her inner child the minute she started playing and bonding with the little girl patient who warmed up to her instantly. And as you can see in the captured video below, she totally enjoyed the previous few hours spent with the little ones.
I have always sized up Katja as a person who continues to enjoy the simple things in life. She may have been exposed to the glitz and glam of modeling plus the pedestaled life of a Beauty Queen, but she still remains a girl, uninterrupted. The weight of a national crown on top of her head may be more demanding than what she has initially signed up for, but she is settling down into the role just fine. Maybe not too quickly as we all expect, but she is definitely getting there. 🙂
Sam Ajdani and Andrew Wolff during yesterday’s product launch
During yesterday’s product launch of My Daily Collagen Drink at Solaire Resort & Casino, the presence of both Andrew Wolff and Sam Ajdani (it would have been if John Spainhour was also around
) got me into thinking about the possible staging of the next edition of Mr. World Philippines – the future winner of which is expected to banner the country’s representation in UK for 2018.
We all know that Arnold Vegafria (along with General Manager Bessie Besana) is in the midst of finalizing preparations for the formal launch of Miss World Philippines 2017. And knowing that the same individual now holds the Philippine franchise of Mr. World, plans for holding the search for the successor of reigning titleholder Sam Ajdani will follow suit – maybe not soon after, but either very late this year or early next. Mr. World 2018 will definitely happen in the May-June period so our next bet should be chosen a few months before.
So after Andrew Wolff, John Spainhour and Sam Ajdani, who could potentially be next? 🙂
Reigning Mr World Philippines Sam Ajdani and I
It was a well-attended product launch at Solaire Resort & Casino that gathered Queens – Miss World Megan Young, Miss Universe Philippines Rachel Peters, Bb. Pilipinas Grand International Elizabeth Clenci, Miss Tourism Queen of the Year International Leren Mae Bautista, Bb. Pilipinas International Janicel Lubina, Mutya ng Pilipinas Janela Joy Cuaton and Mutya ng Bohol Glyssa Perez – and Kings – Mister World Philippines titleholders Andrew Wolff and Sam Ajdani (the brand endorser) – for My Daily Collagen Drink which is a 100% Japan-made product that has hit the Philippine market for the first time.
Cristian Imazu of Nizona Japan and Ana Perez of Global Wellness Enterprise partnered to give us the everyday collagen drink for health and beauty. It is formulated to promote a firmer, youthful and radiant skin, as it is fortified with Collagen, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin C, Elastin and Royal Jelly. It will be made available in wellness shops and health/beauty counters of popular outlets very soon! A 100ml bottle costs only P149.00 each so it is the most reasonably-priced collagen drink available right now.
Everyone had a pleasant time during the launch as even the Japanese partners introduced their other products that will definitely be hits in the local market. If you want to be one of the first to give them a try, visit http://ph.buyjapanproducts.com
In the meantime, here are more photos from the said event.