While a big chunk of my friends will be heading over to SM MOA Arena to ogle at denim- and underwear-clad celebrities and models walking the ramp in Bench for “The Naked Truth” tonight, a good number will prefer instead to avoid the big crowds and troop to Midas Hotel and Casino to watch Miss Casino Filipino 2014. Thirty young and beautiful Filipinas representing different CF centers all over the country are vying for the crown that comes with a half a million pesos in cash prize. Among them, I am specifically giving my good luck wishes to the six (6) contestants below. I would be happy to see one of them win, especially former Binibini Emma Mary Tiglao.
Miss Casino Filipino 2014 may not be as prestigious as the other national beauty pageants, but nobody can contest that it is one of the most generous in prizes. Aside from the top finisher with a cash bounty of PhP500,000, the four (4) runners-up will not come home empty-handed. They will receive PhP400,000. Php300,000, Php200,000 and Php100,000, depending on the final rank. Not bad. 😉
Katrina Reyes, 18 (34-26-31); Lori Ann Mei Lontoc, 18 (34-26-35); Nikki Udani, 21 (32-24-34); Queenie Bautista, 23 (32-25-35); Samantha Page Haire, 18 (34-26-31); Kayesha Clauden Chua, 21 (32-25-34); Julian Aurine Flores, 23 (32-23-35); Ruth Sabrina Linganay, 19 (32-24-34); Angelia Gabrena Ong, 23 (33-24-36); Alexandra Adbon, 20 (32-23-37); Agatha Lei Romero, 19 (32-26-34); Leona Paula Santicruz, 22 (34-24-35); Justine Felizarta, 20 (32-24-34); Mharyel Tapia, 22 (34-24-36); Allhia Charmaine Estores, 18 (35-27-34); Susanne Samantha Stefanowitz, 18 (36-25-36); Bernadette Paez, 22, (33-25-36); Princess Angela Abella, 25 (36-24-37); Alyssa Jasareno, 22 (34-25-35); Nina Ricci Manangan, 17 (34-27-32); Judy Chua, 17 (34-26-34); Shymain Macaso, 21 (34-26-34); Jennifer Ann Mangarin, 21 (36-26-36); Ana Catherine Louise Langitan, 22 (34-24-36); Krischelle Halili, 24 (32-24-35); Mary Monique Angelika Trinidad, 21 (33-24-35); Michelle Abcede, 20 (34-24-34); Arielle Tumanut, 19 (34-26-36); Cheska Laurente, 21 (36-26-36); and Shiela Mae Morales, 19 (35-26-35)…
Only one of them will take home the crown and become the city’s brand ambassadress for 2014.
Here is my photo rundown of twelve (12) short-listed ladies for the title. One of them could be the winner on Araw ng Maynila itself, the scheduled finals tonight at the PICC Plenary Hall.
I would really love to see one of the former Binibinis win Miss Manila 2014. So I will go out on a limb for Julian Aurine Flores, Angelia Ong and Krischelle Halili to nail the honor. As spoilers, my hunch is that either Princess Abella or Justine Felizarta could also be possible victors. 😉