A dozen of our national beauty titleholders (plus runners-up and a Canadian-Pinay BQ) who posed on the cover of FHM Philippines
Filipina by heart, Priscilla Meirelles-Estrada was on the cover of FHM back in 2010
Posing for a magazine like FHM is a curse to beautiful Filipinas aspiring to become beauty queens, but not after becoming or placing in one years after the reign. And this is exactly what these ladies bravely decided to go into when the risks were no longer high.
Bb. Pilipinas titleholders Maggie Wilson, Carlene Aguilar, Bianca Manalo, Nina Ricci Alagao, Joanne Santos, Danielle Castano and Alice Dixson. Miss Philippines Earth 2002 April Ross Perez. Bb. Pilipinas runners-up Rich Asuncion (aka Richelle Angalot) and Wendy Valdez. Miss World Philippines 2nd Princess Chloe Dauden (aka Chloe McCully). Fil-Canadian rep of Canada to Miss Universe, Miss World and Miss Earth Riza Santos. And one-time Bb. Pilipinas Official Candidate Francine Prieto (aka Anna Marie Falcon). And let’s also add Miss Earth 2004 Priscilla Meirelles who, while Brazilian, remains Filipino by heart on top of being married to local actor John Estrada.
Bb. Pilipinas Universe Joanne Santos (with Jackie Forster) on FHM
Truth be told, I don’t have anything against beauty queen-wannabes who decided to pose for magazines like FHM prior to signing up for national pageants. For as long as their pictorials were done tastefully, go ahead. But then again, that’s just my own take. And I’m not the one running the pageant, after all.
Below is a video showing behind-the-scenes of the FHM shoot of Bb. Pilipinas Unìverse 2009 Bianca Manalo
courtesy of FHM Philippines
Ina Dominica Guerrero - Miss Mun. of Daraga, Albay in Miss Philippines Earth 2012
Among the 48 Official Candidates of Miss Philippines Earth 2012, one lady easily stands out because of her beauty, styling and long curly tresses. Her name is Ina Dominica Guerrero, representing the Municipality of Daraga, Albay. The Management junior at Bicol University is another clear proof how beautiful and diverse the Bicolana women can be.
That said, do you guys think Carousel Productions is ready for a more exotic Miss Philippines Earth? We’ve already seen a number of mixed-racial winners (e.g. Karla Henry, Sandra Seifert, Tamera Marie Szijarto, Jeanne Harn and Laura Marie Dunlap) and fair-skinned ones (e.g. April Ross Perez, Carlene Aguilar and Psyche Resus), but never a darker beauty in the mold of Ina Dominica Guerrero above.
I, for one, would be happy having someone like her represent us in Miss Earth. But that would mean ignoring the fact the she is facing heavy competition from the more hyped and more environmentally articulate contenders in the batch. Let’s see if she can hold up her own when judgment time gets tough.