Here are official photos from the “Raise Your Flag For Catriona Gray” tribute concert for Miss Universe Catriona Gray last night at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Watch out for the scheduled TV telecast of the grand event over ABS-CBN on March 10.
P.S. Heard from the grapevine that it could have been a full house in terms of attendance if only tickets were given away ahead of time. As a result, some members of the audience in the upper sections were asked to take the patron seats to insure that the floor was really occupied. Sayang, I know of so many people who wanted in but would not go to Araneta Center without the guarantee of tickets.
It is no longer a secret that the 47th Miss Intercontinental will be held in the Philippines from January 9-26, 2019. Coronation night will be on January 26 at the Mall of Asia Arena, with the delayed telecast airing (possibly over ABS-CBN pending final negotiations) a day after.
This is the reality awaiting Bb. Pilipinas Intercontinental 2018 Karen Gallman – to be a host delegate to the arriving foreign candidates who will vie to become the successor of Veronica Salas of Mexico. It effectively doubles the pressure since we have not yet won the crown, and to aim for such on your own backyard could get tricky in the process.
Regardless of the possibilities and eventualities, Karen will bravely go through the challenge. She is armed with the knowledge that the support of her fans and supporters are within arms’ reach. You could say that she is the top favorite of the Filipinos to win, unless one or two of the other contenders will spring a big surprise the minute the visitors start pouring in.
The Queens on UKG
The Queens on ANC Early Edition
Our newly-crowned Bb. Pilipinas 2018 Queens spent the entire morning today guesting on ABS-CBN’s “Umagang Kay Ganda” and ANC News Channel’s Early Edition.
Below are video clips from their appearances.
Below are BTS (Behind-The-Scenes) photos of some of the Binibinis during the shoot of the Speaking Test segment of the Bb. Pilipinas 2018 Primer “The Road to the Crown” shown on ABS-CBN last night. Venue was Basement 88 (the FB page of which where the images below were shared).
Who among them did well in your opinion?
Right after the shots are a couple of vids during the program shown on Channel 2.
This will be the continuation of a more Binibini-filled weekend as we approach the homestretch of the competition in the coming week. After yesterday’s Grand Parade of Beauties at the Araneta Center, get ready to watch the ABS-CBN TV Special “The Road to the Crown” featuring the forty (40) Binibinis during all their pre-pageant activities with focus on their stay in Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar in Bataan where they did network-exclusive OBB shoots and pictorials that will also be shown on Finals Night.
In the meantime, here are the 35-seconder video clips of the ladies for tonight’s TV Special. It will air right after GGV.
Miss Supranational 2017 Jenny Kim
I was in a close huddle with Mario Dumaual of ABS-CBN and Lhar Santiago of GMA-7 during the Press Presentation of the Mr. & Ms. Republic of the Philippines 2017/2018 Official Candidates earlier. The Kapamilya correspondent was quick in telling me that he has already been calling me twice but no answer. I was busy covering the event so my iPhone was on silent mode. His question came in fast.
“Is it true that the Miss Supranational franchise is moving to another organization? And I heard its going to be both Miss and Mister Supranational?”
I fell silent.
I have been sounded off more than a few times in the past few weeks about the rumor. And I am not confirming anything right now. I don’t want to preempt any kind of formal announcements from either parties – where the franchise will depart from and where it will make a landing soon after.
By now, some of you – dear readers – are already well aware of the details of the alleged transfer. And I am certain that you most likely know more than what is stored inside my head.
What I clearly can say is that a Press Conference is being scheduled within the coming weeks. By the alleged new owner/s, that is. I cannot push the envelope any further and divulge more specific infos.
P.S. This topic should keep you busy till my next “In the Spotlight” entry tomorrow morning.
And the most beautiful face of 2017 belongs to our very own Liza Soberano! And I am not at all surprised because her gorgeousness definitely belongs up there – high in the pedestal and still reachable for the Filipino fans and supporters of this talented ABS-CBN artist.
The 100 Most Beautiful Faces of 2017 list is released on a yearly basis by TC Candler and The Independent Critics since 1990 and it includes 100 women from almost 40 countries. According to Candler, the list is “not about the hottest or the most famous celebrity.” It rather “attempts to inform and broaden public opinion, instead of reflecting it.” Also, the list “introduces new faces to countries they ordinarily would not reach.”
Watch the video now.