Parul & Maggie are moving up on The Amazing Race Asia 5
A photo grid summary of their performance so far
Parul & Maggie on the mat with fellow Philippine team Eric & Rona
Beauty Queens Parul Shah and Maggie Wilson continue to make us proud in The Amazing Race Asia Season 5 with their gradual ascent to the top of the pack. From a 7th place finish during the premiere episode, the duo moved up to 6th the following week before landing on 5th when the teams finally headed to Malaysia. Last Thursday, they secured their best leg finish so far by getting to the mat in Thailand at 3rd place. And FYI, the other Philippine team – married couple Eric & Rona – is still safe.
For those who missed Episode 1 (the start of the race in Jakarta) more than a few weeks back, here is the video provided by AXN and TARA itself.
courtesy of The Amazing Race Asia
For Episode 5, here is the preview teaser so you will know what the remaining racers are up against.
Beauty Queens Parul Shah and Maggie Wilson are two of the Philippine teams in the latest season of The Amazing Race Asia
This coming October, the latest season of The Amazing Race Asia on the AXN Channel will premiere with eleven (11) teams from different Asian countries competing for the US$100,000 grand prize. For the interest of pageant followers, one of the two Philippine pairs is the tandem is made up of former Bb. Pilipinas titleholders Parul Shah (who competed for and placed 3rd Runner-Up during Miss Grand International 2015 in Bangkok) and Maggie Wilson-Consunji (our entry during Miss World 2007 held in Sanya, China).
Parul and Maggie trained hard for the race
Along with the 2nd Philippine team – married couple Eric Tai (formerly of It’s Showtime) and Rona Samson – they will try to bring back-to-back honors to the country by bagging top place in the reality series that saw the last season’s pair of best buddies Richard Hardin and Richard Herrera taking it all the way to #1.
courtesy of EntertainmentPH
I need to do this special feature because I am extremely proud of our super talented Filipinos. As I watched the Grand Finals of Asia’s Got Talent last night on AXN, my sense of pride was heightened even more. Imagine, out of nine (9) Asia-wide finalists, four (4) are from the Philippines! And boy, did they give their ultimate out-of-this-world performances, especially El Gamma Penumbra and Gerphil Flores who gave acts that are both world-class and honor-worthy.
Now’s the time for all of us to show our support for all of them. Voting can be made up until Monday (May 11) midnight. And here are the codes to guide you:
EL GAMMA PENUMBRA – Text AGT7 to 2929
GERPHIL FLORES – Text AGT8 to 2929
JUNIOR NEW SYSTEM – Text AGT9 to 2929
GWYNETH DORADO – Text AGT3 to 2929
If you don’t have the load to do SMS voting, you can opt to visit the Facebook page of Asia’s Got Talent to cast your votes.
The voting codes for the four Filipino acts are specified above. Just text and send to 2929.
To boost your voting spree, here are the videos of their performances last night, all courtesy of AsiasTalentFINALS.
Here’s Gerphil Flores with her magnificently spellbinding vocal number
Get ready for the magically hypnotic performance of El Gamma Penumbra
Be amazed with Junior New System’s wicked moves
And get enchanted with Gwyneth Dorado
Ready to vote?
Start doing it now and help one of them win! 😀
Tonmorrow night, “The Kitchen Musical” will air its’ Asian Premiere on the AXN Channel at 8:00PM. This innovative – genre busting if you will – production with a Pan-Asian cast revolves around the lives of people working in a fictional fine dining restaurant. The story is spiced up with a big helping of song-and-dance segments performed by a talented group of artists that include Filipino singers Karylle Tatlonghari and Christian Bautista plus US-based stage actor Arthur Acuna. They are joined by Stephen Rahman Hughes and Rosemary Vandenbrouke in completing the quintet of lead characters. The plot is anchored around the storyline of a rich young girl’s journey of self-discovery when she starts working in the kitchen of the restaurant, straight out of Le Cordon Bleu, Paris.
Watch the video below for a taste of the new show:
courtesy of TGESingapore
The cast of Kitchen Musical together with the broadcasters during the Media Day in Singapore.
The Kitchen Musical – drected by the very creative Cheek – will air regionally via nTV7 (Malaysia) Studio 23 (Philippines), Metro TV (Indonesia), and AXN (19 Asian Countries).
videos courtesy of SLWarriorXXX
For those who might have missed the episode this week, I’ve taken the liberty of posting the four-part video that revealed the Top 3 teams of The Amazing Race Asia 4 who will race for the USD100,000.00 top prize.
I’m bummed that Jess & Lani were eliminated, but still hopeful that the Richards (Rich Hardin & Rich Herrera) made it to the very final leg. I will surely be rooting for them!
Here are the three teams who will vie for the big moolah of Season 4:
The Richards (Philippines)
Natasha & Hussein (Indonesia)
Claire & Michelle (Singapore)
Who do you think will win? Well, your guess is as good as mine!
Watch the Season Finale of The Amazing Race Asia 4 – hosted by Allan Wu – on the AXN Channel on Thursday, December 9, 2010 at 9:00 PM. 😉
The AXN Channel is introducing a new concept for The Amazing Race Asia, Season 4. You have the option of watching the weekly episodes online in their website or catch the regular programming on cable TV every Thursday night starting September 23. But if you’re a fanatic who just can’t wait for next Thursday or simply too busy to schedule your tasks around the schedule, you can start watching Episode 1 today, September 16. You can either click HERE or on the image below to get your fill of Season 4’s first installment.
Allan Wu, host of The Amazing Race Asia, starts it off today (online) or next Thursday (on the AXN Channel). Take your pick!
If you’d like to get into engaging discussions with other TARA fanatics, do visit this forum and join in the fun! You can also click on the forum’s image below.
Meanwhile, I’m off to Taiwan this morning for a 4-day trip to Taipei. It’s my first official visit to the island republic and hopefully, I can still blog from there. I was told that my hotel room at QStay will have a personal computer with free wi-fi. One less (heavy) laptop bag to carry around. Yay! 😉
The Amazing Race Asia, Season 4 will premiere on September 23 on AXN and even online!
Here’s the press release from the axn-asia website:
They learnt a traditional Maori dance in New Zealand, delivered spices in India, cleared elephant poo in South Africa, rolled beer kegs in the Czech Republic and ate stinky tofu in Taiwan, all through the last three seasons. For each team of buddies, couple, siblings and lovers who have ever joined The Amazing Race Asia, audiences have shared in their joys and tears, as well as ups and downs. Bep prepared for gripping drama from the get go with the return of The Amazing Race Asia Season 4, promising contestants and viewers alike the “Ride of a Lifetime”!
Who will follow in the footsteps of winning teams from Malaysia, Singapore and Hong Kong, who have brought glory to their nations as the winners of The Amazing Race Asia? Will it be the first father and daughter team in the race, the pair of martial arts experts, or the team with prior reality show experience? From athletes, actors, tattooists, social workers to musicians, the diverse mix of teams will have to possess the street smarts and savvy know-how to run the race on a whole new level.
More than 34 million viewers across Asia have tuned in to the first three seasons of The Amazing Race Asia. It has been honoured by the Asian Television Awards 2008 and 2009 for the “Best Adaptation of an Existing Format” and attained international recognition with an Emmy nomination in the “Non-Scripted Entertainment” category in 2009.
The Amazing Race Asia Season 4 is hosted by Alan Wu and will start airing on September 23 over at the AXN Channel.
Watch for it! 😉