Above is a photo grid of the Miss Republic of the Philippines 2015 Official Candidates (Photo credit: Jhosh Rodriguez)
Before the scheduled Press Presentation of Miss Republic of the Philippines 2015 tomorrow late morning at Astoria Hotel in Ortigas, allow me to share with you the swimsuit shots of the Official Candidates taken at Solaire Resort and Casino the other day.
There are thirty-three (33) ladies in this post, with more than a few still to be accounted for very soon. But given this already big group, I can already pick out my early favorites to make it to the winners’ circle come November 4. Of course, I still need to do a further review of everyone. But these are the twelve who have caught my attention so far:
These twelve ladies are on my early shortlist for now (Photo credit: Jhosh Rodriguez)
Just to cite the ones I’m liking so far, I would include Cristelle Tolentino, Kristie Cequeña, Joselle Mariano, Alexia Sonia Edmund, Sigrid Flores, Digna Diaz, Shanon Tampon, Natalie McDiarmid, Christine Madamba, Kristine Friel Nolasco, Pollyheart Calvero and Marielle Montaña.
Let’s see if my list will change after the Press Presentation. 😉
Some of the Miss Republic of the Philippines 2015 Official Candidates during their visit to Malacañan Palace (Photo credit: Jhosh Rodriguez)
Miss Republic of the Philippines 2015 is definitely in full swing. With the arrival of the international candidates along with most of the provincial bets last October 25, the pre-pageant activities have been ongoing one after another.
A group visit to Malacañan Palace was made. Led by Ms. Lynette Padolina and Marcott Almeda, the ladies – most of whom have never been inside the place yet – were given a special tour. President Noynoy Aquino was scheduled to briefly meet with them, but the busy campaign schedule prevailed so they had to settle for a photo op with the life-sized wax figure of him.
On to Solaire Resort and Casino, the swimsuit photoshoot took place with media photographers angling for the best positions to capture the beautiful Miss RP girls in their two-piece swimwears.
The Press Presentation should be up next, with each of the contenders expected to shine through with hopes of becoming the media favorite.
Some of the Miss Republic of the Philippines 2015 Official Candidates during their swimsuit photoshoot at Solaire Resort and Casino (Photo credit: Jhosh Rodriguez)
Watch out for more news and events about Miss Republic of the Philippines 2015 soon! 🙂
Alexia Sonia Edmund during her stage turns in the Miss Republic of the Philippines 2015 Screening (Photo credit: Jhosh Rodriguez)
Alexia filling up her application (Photo credit: Jhosh Rodriguez)
During last Tuesday’s screening of Miss Republic of the Philippines 2015 at the Fisher Mall, one applicant always received resounding applause from the crowd everytime she would be called onstage for her spotlight turns. And when she nailed the Q&A round with the judges (myself included
), the audience got even more excited about this girl who has both the beauty and brains to do well in the scholarship pageant. I won’t even go into pointing out the color of her skin which brings out her soulful eyes even more.
Her name is Alexia Sonia Edmund, currently residing and studying in Baguio City but hailing from Roxas, Isabela. Her racial mix comes from a Filipina mother and a black British father. She is 18 years old and studying towards a degree in Medical Laboratory Science at St. Louis University. She is an avid fan of America’s Next Top Model, and adds that she is also a religious person who never misses Sunday mass.
As Queen Isabela Tourism 2015
Regionally, she is the reigning Queen Isabela Tourism – a title that holds dear to her heart as it allows the promotion of the province everywhere she goes. And if she eventually makes the list of Official Candidates for Miss Republic of the Philippines 2015 (gut feel tells me she will
), then it wouldn’t be so hard adjusting to the nationals.
Alexia’s youth, grace and open-minded views will definitely be plus factors for the pageant. 🙂