First pageant post for 2020:
Here are three of the many gorgeous ladies who will #definitely shake the nationals this month – be it Miss Universe Philippines 2020 or Bb. Pilipinas 2020.
Alaiza Malinao | Ysabella “Bella” Roxas Ysmael and Celeste Cortesi
Watch out for them #real soon!
Here is a newly-released photo of Alaiza Malinao for social media.
Makeup by Justine Navato and Shasha Tagud.
Does she remind you of a morena version of Arci Muñoz or a pageant-ready version of Kelsey Merritt-cum-Isabelle Daza?
I remember egging her on to join Bb. Pilipinas 2019. But she was firm in saying that she’s not ready yet.
And Alaiza Malinao added that 2020 will be for all the marbles. She is preparing for next year with a clear vision and a ready spirit. It’s looking like she won’t fail me this time around.
If not Bb. Pilipinas 2020, then Miss Universe Philippines 2020 is waiting for you. And I’m pretty sure this Davaoeña will pursue the latter.
A lot of people have been asking and messaging me why Alaiza Malinao did not file an application for Bb. Pilipinas 2019. Having known this beautiful and spunky lady for several years now, I am aware that she is not the type who would give long explanations on the decision. She actually chatted with me shortly after the deadline lapsed. This was her reply:
”Tito. Hindi muna ako sasali. Naghahanda pa din ako. Thanks sa support tito.
Gusto ko solid plans. Mas responsable…
…Last ko na ang 2020… ito na talaga ang huling hirit kaya itotodo ko na… kaya 100% talaga dapat.”
Photo credit for the grid above: Miguel Alomajan for Town & Country
Binibini Watch List 2019:
There is a thought in Human Psychology that goes, “If you want to do something which is right, don’t wait for the right time. Start doing the right thing and make the time right.”
Alaiza has been part of the wish-lists and watch-lists of pageant followers almost every year after her first Bb. Pilipinas experience last 2015. She was 21 then.
Practically four years after – and at just the perfect age to rejoin – she has reached maturity. And a totally different mindset into the game. I hope.
Will she accept the challenge?
Alaiza is wearing Boom Sason swimsuit in the photos here.
At 24, Alaiza Flor Malinao is ripe for a second attempt in the nationals. After her first Bb. Pilipinas foray last 2015, the gap of more than two years has seen her pursuing a place under the sun in the World of modeling. She has already given it her best shots. Do you think it’s time to get back to the pageant route and fulfill a previous dream to be crowned as a Queen?
In my opinion, Alaiza is ready for a return. After stints in Asia’s Next Top Model Cycle 4 and Elite Model Asia-Pacific 2016 plus the experience of modeling in the US, the signs are egging her to make a Bb. Pilipinas comeback.
Will we see her signing up soon?
Do watch her latest interview with US-based host Janelle So below.
courtesy of So True
Alaiza Malinao models T’nalak by Bragais™ (Photo by Ahleks Fusilero)
My favorite shoemaker – Jojo Bragais – has just released his latest non-pageant heel creation. This time around, he utilized his creative mind to come up with footwear called T’nalak by Bragais™ – using the indigenous fabric from Mindanao – and pairing it with suede to come up with a boots-like creation that is definitely both unique and eye-catching.
Alaiza Malinao has been tapped to be one of the two main models for T’nalak by Bragais™. And you need to watch out for the photos of Miss World Philippines 2016 Catriona Gray as well. Both ladies were photographed by ace lensman Ahleks Fusilero.
Additional credits for the photo of Alaiza Above are Styling: Patrick Henry | Makeup by Mary Letim | Hair by Marky Buenaobra.