Team Mercator was supportively present during yesterday's formal opening of Book and Borders Cafe in Tomas Morato, QC (Photo credit: Jonas Gaffud)
Bb. Pilipinas 2015 alumna Teresita Ssen Marquez during the book reading (Photo credit: Jonas Gaffud)
If you attended the formal opening of Book and Borders Cafe along Tomas Morato in Quezon City yesterday, chances are that you’d get starstruck with the beautiful and handsome guests who graced the happy and mind-filling occasion – all from Team Mercator of Jonas Gaffud.
Two lovely Miss Universe runners-up – 2010’s Venus Raj and 2013’s Ariella Arida – gamely offered their time to be the ‘baristas’ during the event. Bb. Pilipinas 2015 alumna Teresita Ssen “Wynwyn” Marquez lent her full dramatic speaking voice when it was time to do the book reading. Singer-actor Ken Alfonso delivered a melodious number that made the girls in the place go ga-ga over his looks and voice. Models Sam Ajdani and Amadeo Leandro made sure that their presence alone was more than enough to make heads turn 180 degrees everywhere they go. And TV/Film personalities Benjamin Alves and Karylle warmly welcomed everyone with their usual book-loving charms.
Do take the time to drop by Book and Borders Cafe one of these days. You won’t be able to see the complete cast of beautiful guests all in one place again, but you will definitely get more for your productive time with books, coffee, smoothies and good food to while those lazy afternoons or relaxing early nights inside its cozy set-up.
Miss Universe runners-up Ariella Arida and Venus Raj helping out in preparing coffee for the guests (Photo credit: Jonas Gaffud)
Jojo Bragais in Boracay
Following yesterday’s post about the latest pageant heels of Jojo Bragais for BRAGAIS™, here now is the 2nd part of that new collection named this time around after the Four (4) Filipinas who gave us the Miss Universe Top 5 winning streak from 2010-2013 – Venus Raj, Shamcey Supsup-Lee, Janine Tugonon and Ariella Arida.
As Jojo himself stated, “I will start my day again by giving tribute to the beautiful Filipinas who conquered the UNIVERSE!
The WINNING STREAK and the 4-PEAT WIN that proves that Filipinas are one among the most beautiful girls in the world!”
Named after Miss Universe 2010 4th Runner-Up Venus Raj
Named after Miss Universe 2011 3rd Runner-Up Shamcey Supsup-Lee
Named after Miss Universe 2012 1st Runner-Up Janine Tugonon
Named after Miss Universe 2013 3rd Runner-Up Ariella Arida
Which style do you like best, dear readers?
Personally, the Ariela style could work for me.🙂
The last five Miss Universe Philippines (2010-2014)
You have seen their individual Miss Universe performances, and yet, watching them all over again and again will never be a bore. Our last five Miss Universe Philippines titleholders (Bb. Pilipinas Universe still for the first two
) – Venus Raj of 2010, Shamcey Supsup of 2011, Janine Tugonon of 2012, Ariella Arida of 2013 and MJ Lastimosa for the 63rd edition – always provide us the pride and joy.
And Bb. Pilipinas (Official) uploaded a new video piecing together their swimsuit and evening gown performances for your convenient viewing pleasure.
Watch again for the nth time.
courtesy of Bb. Pilipinas (Official)
Let us look back at how the outgoing Queens from the Bb. Pilipinas 2014 finals night delivered their farewell speeches as they traversed the entire stage of Araneta Coliseum.
Time really flies so fast. The Bb. Pilipinas 2014 Queens will be doing theirs tonight. Will the tone be emotionally grateful? Or will MJ Lastimosa, Bianca Guidotti, Kris Tiffany Janson, Yvethe Santiago and Parul Shah choose to be joyfully positive?
I’m expecting both.🙂
courtesy of Pageant Guru
Your hosts for Bb. Pilipinas 2015 this coming March 15
Ann Curtis and Xian Lim during Bb. Pilipinas 2014
Last year, it was Ann Curtis. Now, it’s Toni Gonzaga’s turn to host Bb. Pilipinas 2015. Together with Xian Lim, she will lead the way in navigating the finals night into its exciting climax this coming Sunday, March 15.
The pair will be joined by our ever trusty trio of Venus Raj, Shamcey Supsup-Lee and Ariella Arida who will serve as anchorpersons all throughout the proceedings.
Happy with the hosting combo?😉
Left to right: Shamcey, Ara and Venus taping for the 2015 Bb. Pilipinas Primer (Photo credit: Jonas Gaffud)
If only Miss Universe Philippines 2012 and Miss Universe 2012 1st Runner-Up Janine Tugonon is not swamped with work and modeling gigs in the US, she would have been able to join her sisters Ariella Arida, Shamcey Supsup-Lee and Venus Raj in taping for the 2015 Bb. Pilipinas Primer that will be aired by ABS-CBN a week before the March 15 finals.
At any rate, the three former Miss Universe Philippines titleholders were able to handle the filming and production demands of the program.
Below is the latest Instagram image of Janine, a part of the photoshoot she did with American lensman Miles Schuster.
Above is Janine's latest pictorial with photographer Miles Schuster
Miss Universe 3rd Runner-Up Ariella Arida for "On The Scene" (Photo credit: Jonas Gaffud)
Here it is, dear readers!
The first webisode of Miss Universe 2013 3rd Runner-Up Ariella Arida for “On The Scene” has already been uploaded, with the pageant rehearsals as her first coverage.
Watch now and tell me how she did in your opinion. 😉
courtesy of Miss Universe