I am sharing with you now the Prejudging of the Miss Philippines Earth 2021 Long Gown Competition – a significant component that will determine the ladies who will make the cut to the semifinals.
PROMEDIA, an events management company specializing in beauty, fitness, bodybuilding and wellness events, unveiled its plans for 2021 as relayed by its CEO Paul Izon Reyes.
From last year’s virtual presentation of its pageant anchored on total fitness – Miss FIT Philippines, and total beauty – Miss Bikini Philippines, it will now conduct actual live pageants which will unfold in the 3rd and 4th quarters of the year.
Miss Bikini Philippines 2020 Grand Winner Chelsea Fernandez was present during the event. This 22 year old lass from Tacloban City has strings of beauty titles to her credit, most notable are Reyna ng Aliwan 2018, Miss Philippines Water 2019 and Miss Gandang Contesera Quest 2020.
PROMEDIA also vouched its support to previous candidates, winners and members of their organization that are venturing into national pageants….
The PROMEDIA beauty athletes:
Miss Philippines Earth 2021 contestants:
Louise Theunis –representing Carrascal, Suriago del Sur. A 22 year old, Magna Cum Laude Graduate of BS Pharmacy and 2018 Phamacist Licensure Examination Board No. 1 Top Notcher. Louise stands 5’6” and measures 33-24-37. Louise is the Miss Bikini Philippines 2019 winner.
Elda Louise Aznar – representing Davao City. Elda is a former flight attendant and the current Miss Bikini Philippines 2020 runner-up who stands 5’9” and measures 32-24-37.
Anita Rose Gomez – representing Olangapo City, she is the Miss FIT Philippines 2020 2nd runner-up. She stands 5’7” and measures 34-20-33.5.
Also a product of Miss Bikini Philippines 2020 is Miss World Philippines 2021 candidate Natasha Jung, 18 years old representing Tacloban City. Natasha stands 5’7” and measures 35-24-35.
Two ladies aspiring to be national beauty queens were also presented to the media:
PROMEDIA Operating Officer Chiara Alix Lim, 23 years old, standing 5’8” and measuring 35-24-37. Chiara formerly joined Miss Philippines Earth 2019 and Miss Scuba Philippines 2019.
Miss Bikini Philippines 2020 finalist and Miss Scuba Philippines 2019 Marine Ambassador Sheikha M. Calapatia. Sheika is 21 years old, standing 5’7” in height and measuring 34-25-35.
The main part of the program was the “Meet and Greet “ with the media of Bb. Pilipinas candidate #6 – Shanon Tampon from Caloocan City. Shanon is 24 years old, 5’7” in height with body measurements of 34-24-36. Shanon is a BSBA Marketing Graduate and is currently taking her second degree- BS Mechanical Engineering. Being an animal lover, this Binibini advocates AGAINST ANIMAL CRUELTY. Shanon’s pageant experiences include – Miss Bikini Philippines 2019 Finalist, Miss Caloocan 2019 winner and Mutya ng Pilipinas 2018 candidate.
The Media Get-Together organized by PROMEDIA was hosted by GMA Network’s The Clash Season 3 of 2020 finalist, singer and actor – Eygee de Vera.
After the #MeetThePress events and before the more challenging tasks ahead, allow normannorman.com Pageantry Norms to share his Early Favorites for Miss Philippines Earth 2021. The photo grid above presents the twenty (20) delegates in alphabetical order according to the city/municipality/province they represent:
Angeles City – Gail Ventic
Atimonan, Quezon – Ameera Almamari
Baler, Aurora – Verna Abby Catusalem
Bayambang, Pangasinan – Jan Rlee de Guzman
Carrascal, Surigao del Sur – Louise Theunis
Catanauan, Quezon – Maria Vivien Fabella
Iloilo City – Rocel Songano
Mabini, Batangas – Samantha Elin Coloso
Malungon, Sarangani – Fatima Kate Bisan
Mandaluyong City – Roni Meneses
Moalboal, Cebu – Charissa Rama
Olongapo City – Anita Rose Gomez
Parañaque City – Naelah Alshorbaji
Quezon City – Angelica Tagadtad
Silay City, Negros Occ. – Riah de Ocampo
Sto. Domingo, Albay – Angelie Aubrey Asuncion
Sugbongcogon, Misamis Or. – Katheryn Guipetacio
Taguig City – Jia Gold Bustamante
Talisay City – Mia Jane Salisbury
Tanay, Rizal – Sofia Galve
It goes without saying that the short-listed lineup can easily change after individual performances in upcoming segments of the competition. So if a candidate doesn’t see her image in the grid, there’s no need to worry because the scored areas are not yet in play.
PS This is one of the strongest lineup of MPE delegates owing to the standout entries from different provinces.
Here they are. The 68 Official Candidates of Miss Philippines Earth 2021:
1 ALAMINOS CITY Le-Ann Casandra Chan Racuya
2 ANDA, BOHOL Irish Delima
3 ANGELES CITY Gail Ventic
4 ATIMONAN, QUEZON Ameera Almamari
5 AURORA, ISABELA Myra Yzabelle C. Rola
6 BACLAYON, BOHOL Jessyville Ugat
7 BALAYAN, BATANGAS Elize Relacion Galvez
8 BALER, AURORA Verna Abby Catusalem
9 BAYAMBANG, PANGASINAN Jan Rlee De Guzman
10 BUGALLON, PANGASINAN Chynna Kaye Verosil
11 CALAMBA CITY Ma. Trisha Medrana
12 CALOOCAN CITY Jerimi Nuqui
13 CARRASCAL, SURIGAO DEL SUR Louise Theunis
14 CATANAUAN, QUEZON Vivien Fabella
15 CEBU CITY Guia Moreno
16 CLAVER, SURIGAO DEL NORTE Jan Junibelle Dagasdas Lura
17 CORDON, ISABELA Zeneth Khan
18 COTABATO CITY Alexandra Salazar
19 DAVAO CITY Elda Louise Sinajan Aznar
20 DIGOS CITY Irish Ebuen
21 DUMAGUETE CITY Krizia Hamsirani
22 EL NIDO, PALAWAN Daena Yapparcon
23 EL SALVADOR CITY Sarah Jane Fabricante Behiga
24 ESPERANZA, SULTAN KUDARAT Amira Alisha Qamhawe
25 GENERAL SANTOS CITY Sunshine Mae Ningasca
26 ILOILO CITY Rocel Angelah Songano
27 JAGNA, BOHOL Mary Gwynn Curambis
28 LAPU-LAPU CITY Claire Codilla
29 LAS PINAS CITY Hannah Quinalayo
30 MABINI, BATANGAS Samantha Elin Coloso
31 MABINI, DAVAO DE ORO Chenna Gamale Solamillo
32 MABITAC, LAGUNA Jelina Pearl Miranda
33 MAKILALA, NORTH COTABATO Arra Rago
34 MALOLOS, BULACAN Nikka Vhea
35 MALUNGON, SARANGANI Fatima Kate Bisan
36 MANDALUYONG CITY Roni Meneses
37 MANDAUE CITY Esperanza Mina
38 MANILA CITY Sarah Margarette Joson
39 MARIBOJOC, BOHOL Gea Caroline Gabaisen
40 MARILAO, BULACAN Meleah Moreno
41 MOALBOAL, CEBU Charissa Rama
42 NAGTIPUNAN, QUIRINO Xyra Ballesteros
43 NAIC, CAVITE Jezreal De Ocampo
44 OLONGAPO CITY Anita Rose Gomez
45 PARANAQUE CITY Naelah Alshorbaji
46 POLOMOLOK, SOUTH COTABATO Precious Valerie Animas
47 PUERTO PRINCESA CITY Rocheanne Bonggat
48 QUEZON CITY Angelica Tagadtad
49 ROXAS, ORIENTAL MINDORO Marie Manansala
50 SAGUDAY, QUIRINO Angel Keith Dizon
51 SAN FERNANDO CITY, PAMPANGA Marinel Angeline Dizon
52 SAN FERNANDO, CEBU Kheshen Babatid
53 SAN JUAN CITY Ellyssa May Cedilla
54 SAN LUIS, AGUSAN DEL SUR Judie Ann Castro
55 SAN MARCELINO, ZAMBALES Mavi Cabling
56 SILANG, CAVITE Alyanna Villena
57 SILAY CITY Riah De Ocampo
58 SINILOAN, LAGUNA Yllana Marie Aduana
59 STA. CRUZ, DAVAO DEL SUR Christine Cadiz
60 STO. DOMINGO, ALBAY Angelie Aubrey Asuncion
61 SUAL, PANGASINAN Yna Jalin
62 SUGBONGCOGON, MISAMIS ORIENTAL Katheryn Tan Guipetacio
63 TAGUIG CITY Jia Gold Bustamante
64 TALISAY CITY Mia Jane Salisbury
65 TANAY, RIZAL Sofia Grace Galve
66 TUNGAWAN, ZAMBOANGA SIBUGAY Myrizza R. Borja
67 URDANETA CITY Marvie Fernandez
68 VICTORIA, TARLAC Frincess Dannug
So many ladies. So many names and represented places to remember. But in my eyes, the early Top 10 picks could be Naelah Alshorbaji, Angelie Asuncion, Gail Ventic, Ameera Almamari, Katheryn Tan Guipetacio, Louise Theunis, Sarah Margarette Joson, Charissa Rama, Anita Rose Gomez and Samantha Elin Coloso.
Former Binibini wins Miss FIT Philippines 2020
Malka Shaver, a 25-year-old entrepreneur from Dumaguete City, was the winner of the inaugural Miss FIT Philippines, besting the field of 24 contestants and which was held online due to the COVID 19 pandemic.
With a degree in Mass Communications from Silliman University, Malka works as an executive secretary at Phil Pharma. Measuring 33-24-36, 5-foot-7, her fitness mantra is: “Listen to your body. Take control of your mind.”
Malka is the 2nd eldest of 8 siblings who grew up together with their grandmother in Dumaguete City. She had a tough childhood that made her strong and describes herself as “simple and contented but ambitious.”
She was named Malka at birth which, unbeknownst to her parents, means Queen in Hebrew. “I only found out growing up, and I strive to live up to my name through my art,” Malka revealed.
Malka has a string of beauty titles to her name: Miss Dumaguete 2014, Miss Mandaue 2016, Miss Manila 1st runner-up 2019, Bb. Pilipinas 2019 top 25 finalist, and Miss Mandaluyong 1st runner-up 2020.
Interestingly, Malka’s first runner-up in Miss Mandaue 2016 was Louise Tan Theunis, the reigning Miss Bikini Philippines and national director of Miss FIT Philippines which advocates for wholistic fitness, with the acronym F.I.T. standing for Face, Intelligence and Toned Body.
Winning as the first ever Miss FIT Philippines, the newest pageant in the new normal, Malka feels extremely honored and grateful. “I wasn’t expecting to win but I’m so glad that I got to represent a cause I wholeheartedly believe in,” Malka said after her victory. “Fitness holds the key to so many issues in an individual’s life, and achieving a balanced and holistic approach to fitness could solve so much of the societal issues that plague us.”
”I think my faith, the people who supported me, and fate made me win. I didn’t expect to win, but I always tried to manifest positive vibrations even in the face of doubt. I first conquered the mental and spiritual aspect and I think the physical followed after. I managed to get myself in shape for competing and my amazing team consisting of my MUA Leonico Thoegersen, hair stylist Bianca Serion and videographer Jeben Taob put the cherry on top by making me look my best through their craft. The guidance of some angels in my life contributed too and the rest was up to God and the Universe,” said Malka.
”I look forward to advancing in my fitness journey and learning about all the innovative ways to maintain a healthy lifestyle. The world we live in continues to evolve and science is finding out new ways everyday on how to harness nature and the tools available to us to keep ourselves in optimum shape so we can give our best performance,” Malka continued. “I’m excited to share all that I learn, and inspire people to be proactive in their health so they have the energy to keep doing what keeps them going.”
”My fitness advocacy is all about promoting an exodus from our blind passive toxic lifestyles and coming back home to our inner sanctuary (the self, the body and soul) to wake up and listen to the yearnings of our souls and the aches of our bodies begging us to treat ourselves the way we should,” shared Malka.
”Coming back home to our humanity – our human family and community. Reconnecting our social fabric into a harmonious unit. And coming back home to Mother Earth, the stage where the performance of our lives take place. We need to come home to her in the food we eat and the products we use; they should be natural and organic as not to harm us or Her. We need to come home to Her natural landscapes and breathe Her fresh air, so we are reminded of how everything that is possible now is only possible because she can thrive. We need to come home and come back to basics because I’m afraid we’ve been living so disconnectedly that we think we are separate from one another, from what we do and put into the earth, and even from ourselves that it has resulted to so much madness that should easily have been avoided if only we were more conscious and in touch with what truly matters. This is the essence of living holistically,” Malka concluded.
Crowned First Runner-up to Shaver was Arielle Jazmine Roque, 26, from General Santos City. Arielle stands 5’6″ and measures 35.5 – 26 – 37. She is a copywriter, freelance project manager, and a graphic design and content creator. Arielle was Reyna ng Aliwan 2017 2nd runner-up and Miss Philippines Earth 2020 runner-up.
Named Second Runner-up was 19-year-old Anita Rose Gomez from Olongapo City, Zambales. Standing 5’7″ with vital statistics of 36 – 22 – 35, Anita Rose is a freshman Bachelor of Science in Customs Administration at Gordon College and a front desk officer at Slimmer’s World International Gym.
The remaining runners-up are: Clytemestra Juan, 21, a 5’4″ office secretary from Dasmariñas, Cavite; and Karen Nicole Piccio, 23, a 5’6″ painter and entrepreneur from Iloilo who was Miss Philippines Earth Eco Tourism 2019.
Rounding up the Top 10 are: Marylyn Avila, 24, of Camarin, Caloocan City; Mary Mae Soriano, 20, of Iloilo City; Jemyla Nicole Velilla, 22, of Baliuag, Bulacan; Julianne Dizon, 18, of Albay; and Kaitlyn Landicho, 19, of San Mateo, Rizal.
The virtual pageant, hosted by Miss Philippines Earth 2013 Angelee de los Reyes and Sean Kyle Ortega, also awarded several special awards from sponsors.
Awarded Miss Sora was Karen Nicole Piccio who won P20,000 worth of Sora items. The Miss Ultra Young title went to Jemyla Vellila who received P20,000 worth of Ultra products. Miss Ultra White was Wyndielyn Cometa who got P20,000 worth of Ultra Products. Miss Ultra Slim was awarded to Marylyn Avila who took home P20,000 worth of Ultra products.
Pre-pageant round winners were: Malka Shaver, Best in Swimwear as well as Best in Evening Gown; Marylyn Avila, Fitness Challenge winner; and Mary Mae Soriano, Miss Empire 2020 Community Choice award.
The panel of judges who selected this year’s first ever Miss FIT Philippines was composed of: (from ProMedia) CEO Paul Izon Reyes, President Francisco Eleazar, Director Gib Osbert Ang, Director for Operations Lahaina Mae Mondeñedo, National Director and Miss Bikini Philippines 2019 Louise Theunis, and Executive Chiara Kathleen Lim; Man of the World Philippines 2018 and Man of the World 2018 1st runner-up Clint Karklins, Century Tuna Everybod Superbod 2020 Finalist Keylyn Trajano, Mutya ng Pilipinas Tourism 2017 and Miss Tourism International 2017 Jannie Loudette Alipo-on; and TV Host and Miss Philippines Earth 2019 Janelle Tee.
Miss FIT Philippines 2020 was presented by UltraLife and ProMedia with the support of its sponsors: Mr. Hong’s Samgyeopsal, Sora Amazing Athleisure, Piggy Papa, King FU Express, Empire Marketing Corporation and Athlete’s Bite Performance Foods.