First off, Bb. Pilipinas Grand International 2016 Nicole Cordoves is thrilled to the max that she is going to Las Vegas for her competition. She has long wanted to fulfill her pageant mission in the city where: 1) the Philippines got its third Miss Universe crown and 2) the support of Filipino-Americans from East Coast to West Coast all converge in a place where no stones (or cards) are left unturned to insure that they got her back from Day 1.
Actually, as early as two months ago, Nicole already got confirmation from different Filipino groups in the US that they will rally their troops to go to Las Vegas to cheer and push for her potential victory.
And our bet is not sitting on these guarantees. She is faithfully doing her assignment. She knows that she got the speech and Q&A parts in the bag. So right now, she is preparing for explosive presentations a la Miss Universe Pageant. Miss Grand International is known to idolize the said contest so the parallelisms will definitely be felt.
Now you know why she attended her send-off in a yellow gown that brought out her sexiness even more. She knows what MGI wants, and plans to give them the peg that they want on a silver platter.
My photo with Nicole Cordoves
So who’s betting on Nicole now?😉
Send-off X 3 for Jennifer, Nicole and Kylie
Answering questions from the members of the Press
The Bb. Pilipinas 2016 Queens
Jennifer, Nicole and Kylie with BPCI’s Conchitina Sevilla Bernardo and Betsy Westendorp
Earlier in the afternoon, a triple send-off was hosted in honor of Bb. Pilipinas International 2016 Kylie Verzosa, Bb. Pilipinas Intercontinental 2016 Jennifer Hammond and Bb. Pilipinas Grand International 2016 Kylie Verzosa at the Monet 2 Ballroom of Novotel Araneta Center.
The three queens showed to everyone how well-prepared they have already transformed themselves into, especially Nicole Cordoves who is sporting a very sexy (explosive) vibe knowing that her contest will expect a Miss-Universe-like fierceness. Kylie Verzosa continues to be her very confident self as she is adding extra elements of elegance to her stance as she knows that this is one of the key strengths the Japanese are looking for. As for Jennifer, she has studied Sri Lanka and all its practices, traditions and religion so that she can adapt best to the liking of the locals.
All in all, I believe we have a really strong set of contenders who can literally bring home their respective international crowns if fate continuously stays in their favor.
Best of luck in your missions abroad, Binibinis!😀
Blowing kisses now!
Miss Globe 2016 will go to Tirana, Albania for the Finals on November 25
Bb. Pilipinas Globe 2016 Nichole Marie Manalo
Sisters Bianca (left) and Nichole Manalo
And Nichole Manalo’s date with destiny has been finalized!
Our Bb. Pilipinas Globe 2016 will travel to Tirana, Albania for The Miss Globe 2016 which will take place from November 13-25. The Coronation Night will be at the National Opera Theater on November 25.
Now this is the reason why the reigning winner – our very own Ann Colis – made a trip to the Albanian capital more than a month ago. The organizers are putting the final pieces on the hosting of the pageant’s 43rd edition.
Nichole will be the 4th Bb. Pilipinas 2016 Queen to compete (after Jennifer, Nicole and Kylie). Joanna Eden will be next come early December, with Maxine going for glory come January.🙂
The Return of Miss United Continents 2016 Jeslyn Santos
A close-up of the crown
With John dela Vega
Fresh from her successful conquest of the crown in Guayaquil, Ecuador, Miss United Continents 2016 Jeslyn Santos returned home to Manila amidst the warm reception given by friends and supporters plus selected members of the media. The 23 year-old Bulakenya
was visibly elated by the rousing welcome she received and was even game enough to repeat the answer she gave during the finals in Spanish (watch below).
Jeslyn will donate part of her cash winnings to Red Cross, as she herself stated. And aside from this arrival presscon, a separate Victory Party will be hosted on her behalf this coming October 1.
From all of us here at normannorman.com, let me congratulate you once more for a job well done.
Mabuhay ka, Jeslyn!😀
Miss United Continents 2016
Miss Global 2016
Miss Tourism Queen International 2016
What is the common denominator among the three (3) international beauty pageants which crowned its 2016 winners all in a matter of three days?
Miss Philippines, of course!
First, there is Miss United Continents 2016 in Guayaquil, Ecuador won by our very own Jeslyn Santos. In the process, she became the first Asian and Filipino to finish on top in the same.
And then there is Miss Global 2016 held at the PICC Plenary Hall last Saturday. Angela Bonilla of Ecuador may have clinched the title, but her 1st Runner-Up (and closest pursuer) is Miss Philippines Camille Hirro.
Thirdly, the Miss Tourism Queen International 2016 finals was held last night in Wenzhou, China. Anu Namshir (who also took part in Miss World 2015 in Sanya) was chosen as the winner. Miss Philippines Nancy Leonard made it to the Top 10 and was given the Best in Long Gown award afterwards.
These three results speak a lot about the strong participation of the country in the global pageant stage. And the titles are not even categorized in the big league.
Wait till you see what Jennifer Hammond, Nicole Cordoves and Kylie Verzosa will do this October.😉
Anu Namshir of Mongolia was crowned MTQI2016
MTQI2016 Anu Namshir (center) with her court
MTQI2016 Anu Namshir of Mongolia
MTQI2016 1st Runner-Up Caro Lilian Verle of Belgium
MTQI2016 2nd Runner-Up Darya Koleychik of Belarus
MTQI2016 3rd Runner-Up Joanna Agnieszka Jochemczyk of Poland
MTQI2016 4th Runner-Up Pitchanok Jimchoo of Thailand
Miss Philippines Nancy Leonard (in red) reached the Top 10 and was named Best in Long Gown
Anu Namshir of Mongolia was crowned Miss Tourism Queen International 2016 tonight in Wenzhou, China. She defeated 27 other candidates for the title. Her court includes 1st Runner-Up Caro Lilian Verle of Belgium, 2nd Runner-Up Darya Koleychik of Belarus, 3rd Runner-Up Joanna Agnieszka Jochemczyk of Poland and 4th Runner-Up Pitchanok Jitchoo of Thailand.
Miss Philippines Nancy Leonard made it to the Top 10 of the finals and was awarded Best in Long Gown (courtesy of Designer Edwin Uy) before the announcement of top winners.
Congratulations to everyone!🙂