Today, I will be leaving for Lucena, Quezon to participate as a judge for the province’s Niyogyugan 2016 Festival. But no, I won’t be part of the panel to select the winner of this year’s Bb. Niyogyugan search as I have been invited by the Provincial Government to take part in the assessment of the different booths plus the Grand Parade and Street Showdown Celebration that will end the festivities with a big bang.
And so, I am free to choose my favorites from among the ladies vying for the crown. And top of my head would be a three-way battle for the crown among the bets of Candelaria, Sariaya and Lucena City – Ma. Athisa Manalo, Aubrey Macalalad and Julie Ann Gil respectively. I am almost certain that one of them would take home the title for their municipalities.
But wait, there are potential spoilers waiting in the wings. The entries of Pagbilao (Nicole Kristel Losloso), Gumaca (Ebeth Jasmine Belen) and Quezon (Ellen Otalla) could also figure out well. So as they say, may the best girl (or Quezonian) win!
I intend to enjoy the culminating activities so if you’re in Lucena, see you there!😀
Five of our Bb. Pilipinas 2016 Queens presented themselves at the Philippine Retailers Association Expo at the SMX Convention Center for The Araneta Center. Bb. Pilipinas Intercontinental Jennifer Hammond, Bb. Pilipinas Grand International Nicole Cordoves, Bb. Pilipinas Globe Nichole Manalo, 1st Runner Up Angelica Alita and 2nd Runner Up Jehza Huelar lent special glitters to the booth of Araneta Center and easily drew crowds with their mere presence.
Where could the other Queens be? I missed Maxine, Kylie and Joanna in this event yesterday.😉
Aiko Kitane, Miss Silliman University 2016
On its Sapphire Year – or 70th if you will – the oldest campus beauty pageant in Asia celebrate 70 years of beauty, grace and intellect with the crowning of its Miss Silliman Sapphire winner at the Lamberto Macias Sports Complex. She is no other than the talented Aiko Mercado Kitane.
Miss Earth Air 2009 Sandra Seifert headlined the Board of Judges.
“AIKO MERCADO KITANE, Miss College of Business Administration who topped the talent competition and the themed-wear portion wins the Miss Silliman University crown. Community Media’s favorite Jollyprim Katriz Sy of the Graduate Studies Program is crowned Miss Campus Cover Girl and Best Speaker awardee. Michelle Lynn Wilkins of the High School Department is crowned Miss Campus Headline Girl.”
Congratulations to all the winners!🙂
Bb. Pilipinas Intercontinental 2016 Jennifer Hammond and Designer Nat Manilag
When Bb. Pilipinas Intercontinental 2016 Jennifer Hammond departs for Miss Intercontinental 2016 in Colombo, Sri Lanka by late next month, she will have inside her luggage the National Costume and Evening Gown that Designer Nat Manilag will create exclusively for his dear friend.
The photo above shows the two discussing the color choices and designs that will be finalized. This is subject for the approval of BPCI, but I know that they are already aware of the specifications to be followed.
As we all know by now that Jen is like a muse for the said designer, the decision was mutual in having each other’s back for the pageant mission abroad. I love the aesthetics of Nat so we should be ready to see two exciting masterpieces that our Queen will effortlessly showcase in the Sri Lankan capital.
Jennifer in Nat Manilag (take note that this is NOT the gown she will be wearing in Colombo)
Can’t wait to see the end results!😉
Miss Asia 2016 Trixia Maria Marana (middle) with her runners-up from Belarus (left) and India
courtesy of Pegasus India
This is a late post about the victory of Trixia Maria Marana in India where she was crowned Miss Asia 2016 just last week. This pageant actually did not have that much hype so the win came as a very pleasant surprise and an even more rewarding accomolishment for the Dumaguete-based lass.
Trixia upon her return to the Philippines
“Dumaguete beauty Trixia Maria Marana, a contestant from the Philippines is the new Miss Asia 2016. … Trixia bested at least 18 contestants from across Asia and Eurasian regions of the world who went to India to compete for Miss Asia 2016 beauty pageant.
Congratulations for bringing honor to the country, Trixia!🙂
This sweet girl, Kristine Joy Ocampo Cruz, is in Bucharest, Romania now representing the Philippines in the Top International Model of the World 2016 competition. And boy, has she really prepared hard for this. All the hardwork and training that went into the mission is now being tested where she is faced with the task of doing well and facing the challenge from her fellow delegates who are mostly Europeans.
But I trust Kristine Joy to give her 100% best and do us all proud. She stands out easily with her exotic looks and hood height. And at the rate she is going, the chances of hitting the top prize could be had by the end of the month at Baile Herculane Romania.
But first, let us all show our support to Kristine Joy in the online poll. You can visit the contest’s Facebook page HERE, like her image, comment if you will and voila, you have done your part in backing her bid up!
Click above to vote for Kristine Joy
Oh and by the way, Kristine Joy is also the reigning Miss Belmeré Skin Care which is a proud supporter of the Gentlemen of the Philippines as well.
Best of luck in Romania, girl! You can do this!😉
Janela Joy Cuaton is Cambodia-bound for the competition
When Mutya ng Pilipinas Tourism International 2015 Janela Joy Cuaton relinquished her crown to Justine Mae San Jose last month, she was still in doubt as to where she will be fielded internationally. Her supposed contest would have been Miss Tourism International in Vietnam, but the postponements almost left her hopeless in seeing the light of pageant day overseas.
But there is clarity now. The Miss Tourism Metropolitan International 2016 will be held in Cambodia on November 18 and she will be the country’s representative in the same.
Patience is a virtue indeed. And for the beautiful Janela, she is very happy with the chance to wear the Philippine sash abroad where I feel that she will do very well.
Best of luck, dear!😉
Photo credit: Collin Yap