FYI, the two biggest beauty camps in the country have the following ladies in the Final 30 of Miss Universe Philippines 2021.
Among the #Top100 Official Delegates of Miss Universe Philippines 2021 announced yesterday, fourteen (14) of them are from Aces & Queens, as follows:
Maureen Wroblewitz – Pangasinan
Kirsten Delavin – Masbate
Izabella Jasmine Umali – Manila
Beatrice Luigi Gomez – Cebu Province
Chella Grace Falconer – Misamis Oriental
Joanna Rabe – Zambales
Kamille Alyssa Pilarca Quinola – Ilocos Sur
Maria Corazon Abalos – Mandaluyong City
Meghan Sanglay – La Union
Alyssa Georgia Maria Felix – Pampanga
Christiana Afia Yeboah – Valenzuela
Patricia Samantha Go – Quezon City
Gianne Kryssee Asuncion – Cagayan Province
Peach Resurreccion – Lucena City
Khesha Ramachandran – Iloilo City (set card still unavailable)
Nicole Miñano – Romblon (set card still unavailable)
Since the date of submission for applications to Miss Universe Philippines 2021 ends exactly one week from now, this will be the last in my #TurningPhenomenal series. This entry is my 20th. So as not to preempt the start of online screenings – and given that there are still many rumored joiners who are classified as, yes, rumors – the buck stops here.
So will this Filipino-German celebrity be one of Miss Universe Philippines’next Phenomenal Woman? The talks are spreading, not like wildfire exactly, but enough for different pageant sites to be either excited or resistant to the idea.
Don’t get me started with the comparison to Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach because other than the similarity in the descent mix, I see no useful parallelisms to use between Maureen and Queen P.
Sure they both entered showbiz, but keep in mind that Pia did so when she was only 11 and without any kind of solid achievement to back up her bid for stardom. Maureen, on the other hand, took advantage of her victory in Asia’s Next Top Model Cycle 5 to jumpstart a career in TV and commercials which included appearances on Eat Bulaga and that TVC of Palmolive Expertique. She also has a YouTube channel that has more than 162,000 subscribers to date.
So how does Maureen sit with you, dear readers? If the rumors are true and she ends up being the representative of Pangasinan or a city in NCR, will she get your full support?
Let the discussions begin.
Here are the nine ladies of Aces & Queens who made it as Official Candidates of Miss World Philippines 2021:
Anne De Mesa
Riana Agatha Pangindian
Danica Theresa Dilla
Kim Panaligan Babao
Tatyana Alexi Austria
Tracy Maureen Perez
Meanwhile, here are the fourteen (14) ladies of Kagandahang Flores who made it as Official Candidates of Miss World Philippines 2021 for now:
Donna Marie Jan Balaoro
Reziah Angelica Datu Famorcan
Kimberly Anne Cimafranca
Sherenade Anne Gonzales
Photos by Joy Arguil
Up to now, the impact of beauty camps in Bb. Pilipinas has always been topic of conversation. It cannot be denied that the support of an established group can do wonders to the bid of any aspiring beauty queen.
In the case of Bb Pilipinas 2021, the analysis can get more interesting.
Just look at the four (4) Independents. Two of them are considered front-runners, and crown-worthy at that. Gabrielle Basiano under RL’s Angels and Honey Cartasano under Paolo Ballesteros are reaping the benefits of a targeted training. Their pictorials are always well-handled, just as the concepts are carefully planned. It is also beneficial that these two ladies have glam teams all to themselves. And lest you forget, Lesley Ticaro is a potential spoiler. She may not have the most physically-present Tagum-based core group all the time because of distance. But on her own, she is starting to shine.
As far as Aces & Queens is concerned, they may only have six to offer. But let’s be honest. Half of them could be eventual winners. Hannah Arnold, Karen Laurrie Mendoza and Patricia Denise Babista are strong contenders, while Cindy Obeñita, Carina Cariño and Shaira Rona can never be classified as push-overs. If camp affiliation is not an “issue”, it would be easy to predict two crowns going to this camp.
And lastly, the dominating group in Bb Pilipinas 2021 is Kagandahang Flores with twenty-four (24).
It would be unimaginable to see them not getting two crowns at least. By sheer percentage or probability, KF stands to shine the most in terms of numbers and presence. With Vickie Rushton already out of the race, the flag-bearer position has unquestionably landed on the lap of Maureen Montagne. I just cannot see her going home empty-handed at this point.
Next to MM, the ones likeliest to be plucked out for serious consideration are Justine Felizarta, Patrizia Garcia, Francesca Taruc and Samantha Panlilio.
And there are only four (4) crowns at stake. It makes me wonder if BPCI will resurrect the Bb. Pilipinas Tourism crown so that there will be a 5th titleholder who can be earmarked for a possible new franchise that they can acquire after the finals. Or perhaps, have four (4) runners-up for a change.
Your thoughts, dear readers?
From the Bicol region comes Danica Theresa Sheen Dilla who is the tallest Miss World Philippines aspirant so far at a clean 5’10”. She is from Aces & Queens.
24 year-old Dhan is a Flight Attendant of Philippine Airlines who measures 34-24-36. She comes from Iriga City and is a product of the annual Miss Bicolandia where she finished in the Top 5 last 2019 when your blogger was part of the judging panel.
This Bicolana is sweet and well-spoken. And her competitive height and soulful eyes could be her biggest pluses in the national pageant.
Good luck, Dhan!
Here is a newbie from Aces & Queens for Miss World Philippines. And she represents the best of Milano and Batangas City all in one package.
Kim Panaligan Babao is aged 25 and stands 5’9”. She was born and raised in Milan, Italy and speaks very fluent Italian. Just a few years ago, the parents brought her back to the Philippines so she will keep the Filipino culture and values.
Pageantry-wise, her background was during the search for Miss Lobo in Batangas which she won, and where your blogger served as one of the judges. She also took part during Miss Oriental Mindoro and Miss Silka Batangas.
Her charming personality, height, nice modelesque figure and fluency in Italian will surely make her stand out as a contender for any of the MWP crowns.
Now here is one Aces & Queens bet for Miss World Philippines who instantly became a girl-crush of mine during the screening last February 4 at Red Hotel.
Her name is Izabella Jasmine Umali. A statuesque 24 year-old from Parañaque City, she stands 5’9” and measures 36-26-36. She is a Flight Attendant of the nation’s flag carrier.
Beauty definitely runs in her genes. Jasmine is the daughter of former model and Mutya ng Pilipinas 2nd runner-up Mary Jane Umali and Vincent Pinto, Manhunt International 1997 2nd runner-up – our first ever Top 5 placer in the international male competition.
This uber charming beauty might as well be nicknamed Miss Sunshine. With her bright smile and warm personality, she will surely endear herself to the judges and pageant fans once the actual competition starts.
Good luck in MWP, Jas!
Will Riana Agatha Pangindian get her due reward in Miss World Philippines this time around?
At 24 with measurements of 32-24-36, this 5’7” charmer from Pasig City graduated with a Bachelor degree in Secondary Education from the University of Santo Tomas.
A semifinalist in both Miss Universe Philippines 2020 and Binibining Pilipinas 2016, Riana will use her valuable experiences to win one of the crowns at stake. Add to that her natural beauty, warm personality, poise and good communication skills, she may very well be in line for a victory in 2021.
She may still be in her teens, but this tall Gen Z has already represented the country during Supermodel International 2020 held in Chiang Mai, Thailand. This stint was made possible by taking part in Global Asian Model Philippines last 2019.
Tatyana Alexi Austria is now 17 years old. A resident of Parañaque City and graduating student of Makati Science High School, she stands 5’8.5” and could very well be in line for the Miss Eco Teen Philippines crown.
A fresh face from Aces & Queens, she also impressed the screening panel of MWP with her bubbly personality, good communication skills and smart answers.
Makeup Paula Maceda
Hair Culture Salon MNL
Photographer Rap Yu
Styling Yeoh Egwaras and Mikee Andrei
Location Culture Salon MNL