Mr World 2016 Rohit Khandelwal of India
The Top 3 (left to right) 2nd RU Aldo Esparza Ramirez of Mexico, Mr World Rohit Khandelwal of India and 1st Runner-Up Fernando Alvarez of Puerto Rico
India won its first Mr World title by placing on top of the competition during the recently-concluded finals in Southport, UK hosted by Miss World 2013 Megan Young. He is an actor back in his home country, and is now tagged as “The World’s Most Desirable Man”.
Edged out for the title is 1st Runner-Up Fernando Alvarez of Puerto Rico who – inspite of missing the big win by just a few points- got some sort of vindication after missing out a Top 5 placement during Mister International 2015 in Manila.
Aldo Esparza Ramirez of Mexico completed the winning troika by snatching 2nd Runner-Up honors.
Our bet, Sam Ajdani, failed to advance to the semifinals. His late arrival in the competition might have costed him precious points in the fast-track segments and the over-all judging of the pre-pageant.
Congratulations to all the winners!
Rogit hugging Nicklas (back to the camera) after winning the title
Miss Universe Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach
You know that it is not possible for Miss Universe to be hosted in the Philippines this year. The Government budget for 2016 has already been finalized way prior. So what is the next best thing to happen if ever it will materialize in our shores?
Have the next edition hosted in 2017. And just to really spice things up a bit in a discussion-inducing kind of way, I am getting some buzz that – should it happen – a January or February schedule is not very likely. The summer month of May is tentatively being considered. Shucks.
Of course, all of these will not come to fruition without the support coming from both the Government and the Private Sector. But will somebody make the crucial first move to make talks prosper to decent levels of certainty? 50/50 deal, anyone?
Share your thoughts, dear readers!😉
Miss Universe with President Duterte
Mutya 28 is Ganiel Krishnan representing the City of Manila
By now, Mutya 28 Ganiel Krishnan has become a relatively familiar face in the local pageant scene after she took part in Miss Manila 2016 and wound up getting 2nd Runner-Up position. She is already a Kapamilya celebrity of sorts having appeared in some of the ABS-CBN shows in the past.
At this juncture, the lovely Fil-Indian lass is setting her sights on a bigger crown – something that will afford her the chance to represent the country in an international pageant abroad if she ends up winning.
Wanna know just a bit more about Mutya 28? Read on.
I’m Ganiel Akrisha Krishnan, 21 years old, Half Indian-half Filipino. Born and raised here in the Philippines. Incoming 3rd year college student of Far Eastern University. Reigning Miss Manila 2016 2nd Runner-Up. Sportscaster at ABS-CBN Sports and Action UAAP.
Coming from Miss Manila, I ended 2nd Runner-Up so I want to do better here (in Mutya) and of course prove everyone that I can compete in national pageants. Hopefully, I can make it this time. I know it’s gonna be tough because everyone deserves the crown but yeah I’ll just do my best!
Will Ganiel do notches better than her Miss Manila 2016 performance and finally get the top prize in Mutya ng Pilipinas?
We’ll just have to wait and see!😉
Miss Tourism World Philippines Sharyl Diana Catchillar by Raymond Saldaña
Ace photographer Raymond Saldaña released his latest photos, with Miss Tourism World Philippines 2016 Sharyl Diana Catchillar as his beautiful subject.
With HD make-up artistry from Giovanni Lazaro Flores, Sharyl (who is currently vacationing in Italy) was captured at her most elegant and mystifying best while wearing a creation by Designer Vince Sityar.
Sharyl still has time in her hands before getting down to the business of representing our country in Miss Tourism World 2016. For now, she is still enjoying some quality time off with her family in the Eternal City.
Stay gorgeous, Sharyl!
Selfie time with President Duterte and Miss Universe Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach
Yesterday, Miss Universe Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach made her second courtesy call to a second Philippine President during her reign. This time, she spent some time with newly-elected President Rody Duterte who was visibly elated with the visit from the most beautiful woman in the Universe. No serious talks about the hosting of the beauty pageant in the country yet. Plain pleasantries with our Head of State. In her salmon-colored Bessie Besana number, she was accompanied by Jonas Gaffud of Mercator and Aces & Queens.
A selfie was in order, of course. And a visit to the Department of Tourism soon followed. This could be where deeper talks about Miss Universe transpired. But I’m jumping in for now. This matter is so big that it won’t help much to constantly hype the increasing possibilities.
Let’s just be hopeful. For now.😉
Miss Universe Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach and Jonas Gaffud
Queen P wore this salmon-colored original from Bessie Besana
Miss Bohol 2016 Glyssa Perez (center) with her court
A big congratulatory shout-out to Glyssa Perez of Danao for being crowned Miss Bohol 2016! This is such a big achievement to the former Miss Philippines Australia who wants to solidify her roots in the country by passing through the regional pageant circuit first. Shall we see her in bigger competitions come 2017? I don’t see why not.
Anyways, kudos as well to Glyssa’s runners-up, as follows:
1st Runner Up – Queenebeth Barcelona of Tagbilaran
2nd Runner Up – Ashley Nicole Collamat of Jagna
3rd Runner Up – Jean Olive Zoilo of Tubigon
4th Runner Up – Lovely Sheena Empuesto of Miss Talibon
P.S. Miss Universe Philippines 2016 Maxine Medina must be proud and happy for Glyssa. After all, they are real-life cousins
Miss Bohol 2016 Glyssa Perez of Danao
Mutya 17 is Petche Ann Vale of Bohol
Now here is one girl who pleasantly surprised your blogger during the Mutya ng Pilipinas 2016 Press Presentation. Initially, the official photo I received had her sporting naturally curly hair. But when she was spotlighted at Hotel 101, she suddenly had her locks straight and styled in a “Taras Bulba” do that captured her brightly-smiling face along with a projection that makes her stand out (she could tone it down a bit but everything else is fine).
Petche Ann Vale is Mutya 17 representing Bohol and below is her self-written 411. Read now:
“I am Petche Ann Vale, 20 yrs old. I come from the town of music and from the city of friendship proudly representing Loboc, Bohol for Mutya Ng Pilipinas. I’m just a simple woman who always has the trust and faith in God, in short I’m a Christ-centered woman. Talent-wise, I may not be that good in singing but I know how to sing, and for your information I know how to play instruments like Clarinet because I’m a band member of Loboc Youth Ambasadors Band (LYAB) since the age of 12. We’ve been taught how to read notes and how to play instruments with the the Loboc Youth Education Ass. (LYEA) I’m one of their scholars and it is a big help for me when I was a student before. As a working scholar, I graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Radiologic Technolgy at BIT-IC. Though I haven’t yet taken the Licensure Examination this year, I am using my time to join pageants and modelling gigs so I can practice more on how to present myself in public and become more confident. Taking part in Mutya Ng Pilipinas is my greatest achievement in life. I can’t be here without the guidance of the Holy Spirit from the Heavenly Father and my parents who are very supportive in what I do and who I am today. I always have that positive thinking that I will make it in athis conpetition. I do believe that what i think in my mind I will become.”
How far will the bet of Bohol go in Mutya ng Pilipinas?
There is a palpable level of self-confidence brimming in the personality of Petche Ann Vale. And together with her good looks and over-all personality, she could perform well in the competition.
Your thoughts, dear readers?