Here is a farewell message from Miss Universe Philippines 2022 Celeste Cortesi before she crowns her successor tomorrow night:
“It was never a walk in the park, as some people would think. It’s not just about the fierce walk, killer poses, and sultry image. Underneath all the things that people see are hours upon hours of hard work.
The journey was an emotional rollercoaster, where I faced criticism, rejection, and self-doubt. I wouldn’t have it any other way, for it led me to self-discovery, growth, and empowerment. Sure it was difficult, but it helped me overcome my fears, confront my insecurities, and it pushed me to be the best version of my self.
Thanks to all the people who supported me and believed in me. All this time, I didn’t wear the crown alone, I wore it together with all the people who helped me to get to where I am today.
And I couldn’t be more grateful.”
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Imagine this, if you will.
A horse race with eleven (11) competitive jockeys at the starting gate.
And then the starting pistol was fired.
During the first furlong, two thoroughbreds grabbed the lead – securing their spots as horse bettors’ picks.
Going into the second to fourth furlongs, though, the initially underrated thoroughbreds started to step up and take the lead one after the other.
Now that the race is starting to wind up, the initial leaders are back at the top of their games and looking more and more like big winners.
Who will cross the finish line first?
That is the story of Miss Universe Philippines 2023 from where I blog.
At the onset, Pauline Amelinckx of Bohol and Michelle Dee of Makati jumped to the lead in fast and furious fashion.
And then slowly, the likes of Krishnah Gravidez of Baguio, Angelique Manto of Pampanga, Klyza Castro of Davao Oriental, Samantha Panlilio of Cavite, Emmanuelle Vera of Cebu Province and even Christine Opiaza of Zambales started proving their individual mights to the excitement of their fans and supporters. Now the race is becoming very competitive.
Now that we are on the penultimate day before the Finals, the momentum has suddenly shifted back to Amelinckx and Dee. The Preliminaries have greatly helped their causes.
It’s all up to the Boholana and the Makatizen if they will allow other comers to muddle up their positions at the top.
As for me, I vote for Pauline Amelinckx as Miss Universe Philippines 2023. I like Michelle Dee as well, but the former is looking like the template the Miss Universe Organization is searching for.
My Final Predictions are
Pauline Amelinckx – MUPH2023
Michelle Dee – Tourism
Klyza Castro – Charity
1st Runner-Up – Krishnah Gravidez
2nd Runner-Up- Angelique Manto
Kali Navea Huff
Airissh Ramos (my wildcard)
P.S. We all know that there will be no official proclamation of a Miss Supranational Philippines and Miss Charm Philippines. But if Michelle Dee and Klyza Castro get their respective post-coronation appointments as such, then I’m all good with them getting the crowns.
Binibining Pilipinas 2023 Official Swimsuit Photos are Here. Who are the standouts for you?
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Sherwin Patiga of La Rosa Events and Catering & Star Moreno
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March 24, 2023, they tied the knot.
Today, it is officially revealed.
Welcome, Mr & Mrs Jeremy Jauncey!
So happy for the both you, Queen Pia Wurtzbach!
Live in forever bliss!
Posted @withregram • @themissuniverseph Congratulations to the winners of our National Costume Competition! 👑🌾
1st Place: Airissh Ramos of Eastern Samar who wore a creation by John Hubert Capito
2nd Place: Joemay Leo of Benguet who wore a creation by Lhee Wel Tokia
3rd Place: Kimberly Escartin of Southern Leyte who wore a creation by Nick Guarino and Daniel Guarino of Festivali
These delegates and their designers captured the essence of honoring Philippine Agriculture in such a creative and beautiful way. ✨
#MissUniversePhilippines #MUPH #MissUniversePhilippines2023 #MUPH2023
Photos by Ken Garcia Photography
Tingog ng Pilipina Winners for Miss Universe Philippines 2023:
Luzon: Krishnah Gravidez of Baguio
Visayas: Airissh Ramos of Eastern Samar
Mindanao: Jannarie Zarzoso of Agusan del Norte
Posted @withregram • @themissuniverseph Empowered women represent!
Handpicked by the representatives of the Eastern Visayas region and Tingog Party List, these amazing ladies were hailed as Tingog ng Filipina Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao for exemplifying the beauty, values, and smarts that a modern and empowered Filipina must possess in order to inspire others. 💫
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Here are some photos during the Miss Universe Philippines 2023 candidates’ cruise to San Juanico Bridge for the light and sound show. The 38 candidates arrived in Tacloban City yesterday for the 5-day tour in Leyte and Samar with the main event on May 4 for the national costume competition at the HRDC Hall, Leyte Normal University.
Photo credit: PIA Leyte
Miss Grand Philippines 2023
Posted @withregram • @msgrandphil Deadline of Submission is on May 31, 2023!
Apply now and be a part of the Grand family. Show the Philippines what you’ve got to become the first Filipina to bring home the golden crown.
Get the form on through this link: https://bit.ly/MGPH2023Application
Email the accomplished copy together with one full body, swimsuit, and headshot photos at email@example.com
Follow the Miss Grand Phillippines Social Media Accounts:
Facebook – Miss Grand Philippines
Instagram – @msgrandphil
As expected, the top favorite took it all the way to the top.
Congratulations to all the winners!
Miss Philippines Earth 2023
Yllana Marie Aduana of Siniloan, Laguna
Miss Philippines Air 2023
Kerri Reilly of Mangatarem, Pangasinan
Miss Philippines Water 2023
Jemimah Joy Zabala of Puerto Princesa City
Miss Philippines Fire 2023
Sha’uri Livori of Fil Comm Melbourne Aus
Miss Philippines Eco Tourism 2023
Athena Auxillo of Toledo City, Cebu
Yllana Marie Aduana will now represent the country in Miss Earth 2023 to be held in Vietnam.
The results of tomorrow night’s Finals and Coronation of Miss Philippines Earth 2023 is looking more and more like a foregone conclusion by the day. Call it like a repeat of Miss World Philippines 2016 and Binibining Pilipinas 2018 when Catriona Gray dominated both national pageants and comfortably walked away with the crown. This time, Yllana Marie Aduana of Siniloan, Laguna is expected by almost everyone to bag the title. And come hell or high water, she will not allow anyone to pull the win from right under her nose.
That is the beautifully difficult situation the Lagunense is facing right now. Being the most experienced, well-prepared and well-trained among the 29 candidates, acing every segment of the competition should be a breeze. Not unless two of her closest pursuers spoil the anticipated victory. Keep an eye on Kerri Reilly of Mangatarem, Pangasinan and Sha’uri Livori of Fil-Comm Melbourne. They will not make things easy for Yana.
Here now are my Top 10 Final Predictions for Miss Philippines Earth 2023:
1. Yllana Marie Aduana – Siniloan, Laguna
2. Kerri Reilly – Mangatarem, Pangasinan
3. Sha’uri Livori – Fil Comm Melbourne
4. Cea De Jesus – Taguig City
5. Chrystel Mae Correos – Carrascal, Surigao del Sur
6. Meri Lasil Relevo – Balayan, Batangas
7. Jeica Dimatatac – San Pascual, Batangas
8. Nicolle Lagera – Fil Comm California USA
9. Athena Auxillo – Toledo City
10. Jemimah Joy Zabala – Puerto Princesa City
The Finals Venue will be the Toledo City Sports Center or Megadome in Toledo City, Cebu. It will be LIVE-STREAMED via the pageant’s FB page and YouTube channel. A delayed TV telecast will be aired over A2Z Channel 11 on Sunday, April 30 at 10am.
Good luck to all the ladies!