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.
One more time for Alaiza Malinao?
Once is really not enough, especially if you are someone like the gorgeous Alaiza Flor Malinao. And if she failed in her first bid to win one of the titles during Bb. Pilipinas 2015, failure should no longer be an option for her return. This pride of Davao (just like Jehza Huelar) has a fierce determination to work hard for something once she puts her heart and mind to it. Never mind the short-lived stint during Asia’s Next Top Model Season 4 when she prematurely bowed out of the regional modeling search and lost in Elite Model Look Asia. Such must be signs telling her that she will eventually find her place in the sun while garbed in sparkling gowns, elevated on top of platform heels and wearing a clasped candidate number that will signify her original dream of becoming a national beauty titleholder.
So are you ready for Alaiza Malinao 2.0? I’ve been ready for her since 2016, to be honest. 😉
I still believe that Alaiza has it in her to win a crown
Alaiza (center) with co-candidates
Alaiza Malinao spent a good part of last month representing the Philippines in the Elite Model Look Asia-Pacific hosted in Shanghai, China. She may not have gotten what she wanted to achieve in the modeling competition, but she learned so much that it didn’t require a lot to move on from the experience.
Below is Alaiza’s personal account of the whole challenge:
Back in the Philippines! Sorry I was gone for quite a bit. No social media in China. 😂
Elite Model look. Hmmmm. Well, it wasn’t really what I expected it to be. 😂 It was a completely different experience but I learned a lot from it. I even got better with sign language cause most of the participants are Chinese and couldn’t speak English. I had to do some weird actions to be able to communicate! Pak! #MasterOfCharades na ako! 😂 haha but srsly, The Elite Model Look Asia was more of like a boot camp for models. Which I think is even better cause I gained a new perspective about modeling. It was real modeling where we have to go to castings and do different walk depending on what the designer wants. Also, I gained new friends (by the way, in this pic is the Non-China or Asia Pacific team) and I get to travel for free! Overall, it was a great experience! Being a part of competition, gives me an opportunity to challenge all aspects of me as a human being. It allows me to connect to other people and learn from each other. It keeps me growing. 🤘🏾I’m grateful for this opportunity cause this experience is relevant to my road map. I’m building up my character for a future battle… I may not have won any from this competition, but I trust in God’s perfect timing! 😉 I always do! All the Glory to him! #Lokalokal #Superblessed
P.S. I recommend this competition to someone who is younger than 20 years old, over 175cm, fair skin and with chinky eyes. 😊
I’m wondering what that future battle Alaiza is preparing herself for. A return to the pageant scene? Why not?
Alaiza Malinao for Elite Model Look Asia Pacific 2016
courtesy of Elite Model Look Asia Pacific
Alaiza Malinao has gone beyond Asia’s Next Top Model and is now gunning for the bigger model search in the region – Elite Model Look Asia-Pacific 2016. And with the backing of some important names in the industry (including the very familiar Ines Ligron), she could be in good hands for this tough competition where the winners will be guaranteed with attractive modeling contracts in Asia-Pacific and even beyond depending on the breaks that will come their way.
Will Alaiza find her true place under the sun here? I certainly hope so because she really wants to do good in this one. Aside from being the Philippine entry, she will have her future locked and sealed in bright hues and hefty contracts if she wins the big one.
Best of luck, Alaiza! 😉
Good luck, Alaiza!
Tonight, Cherry Samuya Veric will unveil his Holiday Collection 2016
And Bragais will add more glitter to the fashion show
Custom made Bragais heels for Cherry Samuya Veric
Bragais heels for Cherry Samuya Veric
Discovery Primea is the venue of the show. It is the tallest hotel and residential building in Makati (Photo credit: Macy Yap)
Tonight at 9:30PM, all roads will lead to Discovery Primea – the tallest hotel and rssidential building in Makati City – for Cherry Samuya Veric (Holiday Collection 2016) X Bragais.
This is a much-awaited event that will come as part of Philippine Fashion Week Holiday 2016. Cherry and Jojo collaborated on these masterpieces of collection as the former’s latest creations and the latter’s meticulously-crafted heels made exclusively for the same will come together for a fashion gathering that will showcase some of the more talked-about pieces in the days and weeks to come.
Cherry Samuya Veric X Bragais will feature some of the country’s top models and beauty queens including Bb. Pilipinas Supranational 2014 Yvethe Santiago and AsNTM S4’s Alaiza Malinao.
normannorman.com will the show for your viewing pleasure afterwards. 🙂
It was a successful fashion event last night at B Hotel in Quezon City when Designer Kim Gan unveiled her latest collection of Gakuya/Seishun which is very Japanese-inspired but filled with a lot of unique touches only she can come up with.
Beauty Queens/Kings and Professional Models walked the ramp, including Miss Universe Philippines 2014 MJ Lastimosa, Bb. Pilipinas International 2014 and 2015 Bianca Guidotti & Janicel Lubina, Bb. Pilipinas Supranational 2014 and 2015 Yvethe Santiago & Rogelie Catacutan, Mister World Philippines 2015 Sam Ajdani, Miss World Philippines 1st Runner-Up Cassandra Naidas, Kim Ross delos Santos, Alaiza Malinao and more.
With shoes by Jojo Bragais, take a look at the photos taken by my partner-in-coverage Joy Arguil:
Kim Ross delos Santos
Kim Ross delos Santos
Designer Kim Gan (left) and shoemaker Jojo Bragais
Jojo Bragais made the shoes for Kim Gan