And so, we now go to the third of three blog features on my classification of the Kagandahang Flores ladies for Bb. Pilipinas 2017 – the First-Timers.
These are the potential aspirants who will embark on the journey to becoming a Binibini – either for the very first-time or a return to the screening for a hoped-for first acceptance as an Official Candidate.
There are fourteen (14) in this last batch – Angelika dela Cruz, Gianna Elaiza Colcol, Maria Benjielyn Nama, Thoreen Halversen, Karen Borbon, Christina Marie Coloma, Jeanena Mae Rafer, Henna Santos, Pamela Grace Janson, Christa Borja, Marie Sherry Ann Tormes, Jamaica Ambal, Caitlyn Chao and Daisha Jimenez.
Here they are:
Angelika dela Cruz
Gianna Elaiza Colcol
Maria Benjielyn Nama
Karen KC Borbon
Christina Marie Coloma
Jeanena Mae Rafer
Pamela Grace Janson
Marie Sherry Ann Torres
If you will notice, there are only thirteen (13) photos above. The fourteenth is Caitlyn Chao who was unable to attend the Presentation Show yesterday.
Who are the ones you’re liking above, dear readers? 🙂
Miss Pagadian 2016 Angelika dela Cruz is sugar and spice and everything nice (All corner photos by Brian Lu)
She is young. She is what you might call a diamond in the rough. But you cannot deny that there is beauty oozing in her photos. Her name is Angelika dela Cruz, 18 summers young, stands an even 5’7″ and the winner of Miss Pagadian 2016.
Some of you might quickly snap. “Oh, she is very young and still unpolished!” I will take that. But if you come from Pagadian where local pageants for potential training and improvements are few and far between, the next step would be for someone from Manila to pluck her out of anonymity and have her train in the big city for something big and bold and challenging. This is where Angelika’s fighting spirit will come in. The photos in this feature were taken around 3rd quarter of 2016. And since then, she has slowly evolved. Just wait and see. 😉
If you go for youth and beauty, Angelika is a good bet
I love dogs. Whenever a movie revolves around one, I make an effort not to miss it. On Philippine TV, it’s rare to find a program that includes a canine character playing the title role, let alone a significant part. And GMA-7 is taking the risk of producing a primetime teleserye titled “Aso ni San Roque” (literally translated as ‘St. Roch’s Dog’) which stars child actress Mona Louise Rey along with Princess, a half-Cocker Spaniel half-Labrador Retriever, which used to be a bomb-sniffing dog before it was signed up by the network for the pivotal role of Anghel. You might remember the charming pooch sharing screen time with actor Eddie Garcia in the Cinemalaya indie favorite “Bwakaw“.
courtesy of GMANetwork
As for Mona Louise Rey, she is simply continuing her evolvement as a young actress-in-the-making. After proving her acting chops in “Munting Heredera” (Little Heiress) and “Luna Blanca” Book 1, she is now being challenged to play Fatima – a blind girl who was born to help stop the spread of evil gripping a fictional town. Together with her guardian dog and Mateo (the Chief of Police being played by TJ Trinidad), they should put their hands together to defeat the unrelenting forces of the dark.
“Aso ni San Roque” stars Mona Louise Rey, TJ Trinidad, LJ Reyes, Pen Medina, Gardo Verzosa, Paolo Contis, Angelika dela Cruz, Nova Villa, Rich Asuncion, Gwen Zamora, Buboy Garrovillo and Princess the dog. It will premiere tomorrow night on the second slot of GMA Telebabad which starts at around 8:45PM. 🙂