Aces & Queens is proud of their four Bb. Pilipinas 2016 titleholders
There has been a significantly rising interest in Aces & Queens
especially after the beauty camp was able to produce winners for four out of six Bb. Pilipinas 2016 titleholders (Maxine, Kylie, Jennifer and Nicole
) plus the two runners-up (Angelica and Jehza
). And the messages, emails and inquiries (from prospective joiners and handlers
) just keep on pouring in (flooding in, if you will
So in its FB page, an announcement was made to give everyone guidance as to how they recruit and build up their pool for the nationals. Here goes:
Thank you for your continued support to Aces & Queens. We really appreciate it.
For those who have been sending us private messages, we apologize if we have not replied to all of them but let us assure you that we are trying our best to answer all your messages.
For those who are asking on how to be part of the training pool of ACES and Queens, here’s the process:
We send out an announcement through this page and other social media platforms inviting those who are interested to submit their application online. We usually do this around September to October. Then we gather all pre-screened online applicants in a one-day final screening in Manila to pick ladies to be included in our training pool.
Please visit the A&Q page again for our announcement on the screening dates. Thank you! 🇵🇭
Miss Universe 2010 4th Runner-Up for Project: Beautiful You
Aces & Queens and Jonas Gaffud have actively resumed Project Beautiful You which is the camp’s advocacy campaign to look for beauty beyond the skin-deep dictates we have gotten used to. And as part of the recent push, Miss Universe 2010 4th Runner-Up Venus Raj has joined the activities via a social media presence on Instagram where she will answer valid questions about various subject matters related to the cause. Read the mechanics below, take part and win special prizes!
Need some advice about pageants, fashion, or anything about life? I will gladly answer selected questions, screened in accordance with the ideals of #ProjectBeautifulYou and the rights and privacy of its advisory council. Just share or repost this photo, tag us (@onlyvenusraj @projectbeautifulyou ) with your questions or just comment your questions below. Don’t forget to like our Facebook page (projectbeautifulyou) and use the hashtag #ProjectBeautifulYou to win special prizes
Please like and share the FB Page of Project Beautiful You by clicking on the image below:
Q&A training of the Miss World Philippines 2016 bets of A&Q
The photo above shows Atty. Nad Bronce (2nd from left) doing one of the all-important Question-and-Answer sessions with the Miss World Philippines 2016 candidates of Aces & Queens over the weekend. While this part is considered to be the least physical among the different aspects of training and development of the ladies, it is the ultimate test of one’s capacity to express herself in words intelligently. And added to the other areas which the aspiring candidates are expected to master in time for the national competition, the puzzle pieces should fit nicely and form a battle-ready contender when it matters most.
As the song (“Putting It Together”) made famous by Barbra Streisand goes:
“A vision’s just a vision if it’s only in your head
If no one gets to hear it, it’s as good as dead.
It has to come to life
Bit by bit, putting it together
Piece by piece, only way to make a work of art.
Every moment makes a contribution
Every little detail plays a part
Having just a vision’s no solution.
Everything depends on execution
Putting it together, that’s what counts
Jonas Gaffud (leftmost) training the Miss World Philippines 2016 entries of Aces & Queens
Aces & Queens is deep in training their bets for Miss World Philippines 2016. The ladies – which include Catriona Gray, Arienne Calingo, Vinie Dyquiangco and Sandra Lemonon – are currently being mentored by Jonas Gaffud himself who is looking at perfecting the next potential successor of last year’s Hillarie Parungao who placed in the Top 10 of Miss World 2015 in Sanya, China.
By now, the beauty camp has mastered the preferred profile of Miss World Organization for its candidates and likely winner. And aside from runway skills, these ladies are also being immersed into their individual ‘Beauty With A Purpose’ (BWAP) projects and crucial talents for the competition.
Photo credit: Jonas Gaffud
While most of the followers out there are already picking Catriona Gray as the woman to beat for the national crown, the other aspirants are polishing themselves to the max so that they will be ready for anything and everything that will comprise the exacting demands that the contest will require.
Four of the five or more entries of Aces & Queens for MWP2016
Best of luck to you, ladies!😀
Q&A training with Nad Bronce of A&Q
If you take a close look at the group photo above, the familiar and not-so familiar faces of the ladies won’t surprise you that much anymore. Standing from left to right are Catriona Gray, Maria Angelica de Leon, Vinie Dy Quiangco, Sandra Lemonon, Atty. Nad Bronce (A&Q’s Q&A specialist), Arienne Calingo and Charmaine Elima. Crouched is Arnold Mercado, while kneeling are Caloy Buendia, Pao Baysa and Mr. World Philippines 2015 Sam Ajdani.
Q&A training is extra crucial for the beauty camp, reason why the ladies being groomed for Miss World Philippines 2016 and Bb. Pilipinas 2017 (for Maine) plus Mr. World Philippines 2015 are getting their one-on-one and group sessions with Atty. Nad Bronce himself.
There are no rigid structures in the way such public speaking enhancements are reinforced in each one. The natural ability of the individual to express his or her thoughts are circled around and improved so as not to veer away too much from the spontaneous nature inherent in the trainees.
Anyways, watch out for the six ladies above and how they will ne polished in time for their respective competitions.
Aces & Queens recently hosted a thanksgiving dinner for its Bb. Pilipinas 2016 Queens
Just very recently, Aces & Queens hosted a Thanksgiving Dinner for its six (6) winners in Bb. Pilipinas 2016 at the Gloriamaris Restaurant inside Gateway. The beauty camp had a very bountiful harvest this season with four (4) titleholders – Miss Universe Philippines Maxine Medina, Bb. Pilipinas International Kylie Verzosa, Bb. Pilipinas Intercontinental Jennifer Hammond and Bb. Pilipinas Grand International Nicole Cordoves – and two (2) runners-up – Angelica Alita and Jehza Huelar.
Jonas Gaffud (standing, center) poses with his six Bb. Pilipinas 2016 winners
It was a meaningful gathering attended by the team that trained and polished them for the nationals. In attendance were Jonas Gaffud, Arnold Mercado, Nad Bronce, Bessie Besana, Gerry Diaz, Boyet Blas, Directors Jeff Jeturian & Cesar Evangelista, Pao Baysa, Jim Ryan Ros, Gery Penaso, Raymond Galang, Carissa Cielo Medved, Dave Grona and more.
Again, I doff my hat to Aces & Queens for a job extremely well done!😀
Family photo now. You were missed, John Cuay!
We may finally see Catriona Gray in Miss World Philippines this year
Nothing could be more telling than seeing a photo of Aces & Queens’ Arnold Mercado welcoming Catriona as his newest “anak”
When all sorts of buzz floated online about Catriona Gray finally following the footsteps of her bosom buddy Valerie Weigmann in Miss World Philippines, I decided not to lift all ten fingers yet. And when I finally got some faint hints from reliable individuals that she may have finally said yes, I waited a little longer for a more solid evidence to back me up. So the minute Arnold Mercado of Aces & Queens posted a picture of him (and Catriona) with an accompanying caption welcoming the beautiful lass as his newest “anak” (daughter
), it was the clear sign I have been waiting for. While Jonas Gaffud did post another photo (see below
), it was a welcome to Mercator which could still be interpreted as getting modeling assignments from the agency. The former image is definitely more telling.
Catriona at the Mercator office in a post of Jonas Gaffud welcoming her to the fold
I know that this post could be seen as getting ahead of the story. But let’s say – just for the sake of a friendly argument – Catriona really makes good with the joining and becomes next in line to the crown of Hillarie Parungao, don’t you think she really has the Miss World peg in perfect fit like a cookie cutter? She has the beauty, the brains, model aura and the talent (watch below).
Here is proof of Catriona’s talent for Miss World 2016 should she win the nationals.
courtesy of Catriona Gray
Additionally, do read (or re-read) Catriona’s personal blog at: http://cat-elle.com/ so you will get a better insight into this girl.