Fellow pageant blogger Hector Joaquin Colon (leftmost) with co-stars in the movie
On a Good Friday, I am posting a happy blog entry about my friend and fellow pageant blogger Hector Joaquin Colon Gonzales who has evolved from a pageant blogger to pageant host to TV host/presenter and now, a film actor.
Hector made a comedy movie in Costa Rica where he was included in the cast as one of the villains. The film is titled “El Lugar más Feliz del Mundo” (The Happiest Place on Earth) and directed by Soley Bernal.
I am actually very happy with the beautiful turn of events in the career of Hector. I kidded him that he might become so popular that he won’t recognize me anymore. And his quick reply? “Oh, come on!”
See you in Hangzhou! That is, if Miss Universe 2018 will finally be hosted there.
In the meantime, here is the trailer of the movie. Watch out for Hector in the clip!
Their reigns are not yet finished, but Miss Universe Philippines 2017 Rachel Peters and Bb. Pilipinas International 2017 Mariel de Leon are definitely showbiz-bound. In fact, the latter’s first leading lady project will already come out on Christmas Day with the modern Female of “Ang Panday” starring Coco Martin.
As for Rachel, I’m not sure yet what peg she will slip into once offers start pouring in. I could see her as a TV travel/magazine segment host for now. But let’s leave the planning to ABS-CBN or its sister networks.
Speaking of movies, Miss International 2016 Kylie Verzosa will also appear – in her first high-profile project – as a fairy of sorts, also in “Ang Panday”, just as Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach will be in “The Revenger Squad” as a superheroine, with Ara Arida and Bianca Guidotti playing villainess cameos.
Meryl Streep and Ana Wintour
Dear readers, please indulge me on this one.
Meryl Streep is my all-time favorite actress and Ana Wintour is such an iconic woman of fashion and style that I just can’t help but be delighted with the video of their meeting.
Meryl is starring in the Steven Spielberg movie “The Post” with Tom Hanks and where she plays the role of American Publisher Katherine Graham.
Watch the video now.
courtesy of Vogue
Marlon and Pia during the Empireph Grand Launch
Pia’s movie opens on Christmas Day
The love life of Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach is no secret to pageant fans and followers. With Marlon Stockinger, she always feels safe and happy. You should see how the latter supports and adorably fusses over the needs of her lovely girlfriend. And inspite of the controversies that happened before, they both remain solid.
BTS shot from Pia’s photoshoot for the movie (Credit: Jeff Hernando)
This coming Christmas Day, Queen P has a treat for everyone. Her first full-length feature movie in one of the lead roles will open for the Metro Manila Film Festival. Titled “The Revengers Squad”, she stars with Vice Ganda and Daniel Padilla as superheroes. And just to stretch the pageant relation of the action-comedy flick, two more beauty queens are in the cast as villains – Miss Universe 2013 3rd Runner-Up Ara Arida and Bb. Pilipinas International 2014 Bianca Guidotti.
Here’s the teaser for “The Revengers Squad”.
courtesy of ABS-CBN Entertainment
Maxine on the set of the movie
I don’t normally blog about movies, but this one is pageant-related in a way so here goes…
On November 1, please support Miss Universe Philippines 2016 and 65th Miss Universe Top 6 Finisher Maxine Medina in the movie Spirit of the Glass 2: The Haunted. She stars alongside Benjamin Alves, Cristine Reyes, Daniel Matsunaga, Ashley Ortega and more.
Like the FB page of the movie here: https://www.facebook.com/SpiritOfTheGlass2/
Watch the trailer now:
courtesy of OctoArts Films
Mariel with leading man Coco Martin
Look who’s going to be the next leading lady of actor Coco Martin in Star Cinema’s remake of “Ang Panday” for the 2017 Metro Manila Film Festival – it’s Bb. Pilipinas International 2017 Mariel de Leon!
This is going to be the first big movie break of our Bb. Pilipinas queen and in a love interest role to one of the country’s top film and TV actors at that. I am pretty sure Mariel is excited about the project. I just hope that the principal photography and post-production demands won’t interfere with her training and preparations for Miss International 2017.
Congratulations, Mariel! 🙂
courtesy of Regal Entertainment
Paolo Ballesteros during the MMFF Parade
You can’t let this movie pass. Go watch it now!
The movie has also conquered India!
As of today, the movie “Die Beautiful
” is in a tight contest for the #1 spot in terms of box-office receipts in the ongoing Metro Manila Film Festival. But with the positive word-of-mouth and glowing praises about it, I wouldn’t be surprised if it will end up as the official top grosser in the annual filmfest. Despite the R-13 rating, people are coming in droves just to watch the Paolo Ballesteros flick. And you should, too. Besides, it has pageantry written all over, aside from the fact that Pia Wurtzbach photos of my coverage partner Joy Arguil were actually used in one scene.
There are so many quotable quotes to laugh or be sad/pensive about. And instead of me posting them, I will allow you – my dear readers – to reply with your favorite line from the Jun Robles Rana-directed film.
After “Die Beautiful” conquered Tokyo, Japan and Kerala, India with awards to be proud of, I’m pretty sure the MMFF Awards Night will award it with more.
courtesy of GMA News
Make sure you support the movie “Die Beautiful” during the MMFF!