This is one of those bubble-bursting updates, unfortunately.
It only took my last blog post about Miss Globe 2015 Ann Colis to finally break her silence regarding Miss World Philippines 2017 and her talked-about joining. She personally called me up to explain matters very thoughtfully. We had quite an enlightening conversation. Afterwards, I asked her to come up with her official statement on the matter.
“I have considered and still continue to entertain the possibility of joining Miss World Philippines. But 2017 is definitely a no-go because of all my current plans to further pursue my modeling career in the US. Actually, I will be moving to New York City in a month or so to explore more career options out there. And at 24, I really need to do this – travel and get possible projects that would hopefully give me reasons to stay on as an international model. I will be in Toronto soon to judge Miss Globe Canada (and Miss Globe 2017 eventually), but that’s the farthest I plan to get involved in pageantry this year.
By 2018, that is the time when I will definitely sit down and make that one final decision to sign up for Miss World Philippines – a big move that will make all fans and supporters happy. Fingers crossed!
I know that my followers have already started building me up in social media as one of this year’s aspirants. But I sincerely hope that you will still be there with me next year once I focus on joining MWP. By then, it will be a “now-or-never” proposition, and your continuous rally behind my back is something to keep me up and running for another crown.”
If we are to go by interpretation of captions, then one of the latest uploads of Bb. Pilipinas Tourism turned Bb. Pilipinas Globe 2015 and Miss Globe 2015 Ann Colis is indicative of the next step she is very likely to take – “Eyes on the Prize 🌏”.
For the past week now, Ann has been dilly-dallying on finally answering my questions sent via private messages. And I gave her all the room to contemplate on the matter. If she was able to (very discretely) beat the July 22 deadline for Miss World Philippines, then I will definitely see her screening this weekend alongside the other hopefuls.
What’s your take on the possible crossover of Ann Colis, dear readers? Do the rewards far outweigh the risks? 🙂
As some of you may know by now, the Final Screening of Miss World Philippines 2017 will take place this coming Saturday, July 29. I am not at liberty to share the exact venue first since it will be a closed-door activity with restricted access.
Miss World Philippines Organization General Manager Bessie Besana has already given out clues to the bullet profiles of the ladies who managed to submit their application forms before the end of the day last July 22. And one of the more obvious references is former Binibini Teresita Ssen Marquez who is classified as “actress and niece of a Miss International”. Can it get any clearer than that description?
Anyways, we all know that Wyn-Wyn is definitely aspiring to become a certified beauty queen and Miss World Philippines could be the most appropriate venue for her to do so. Will she finally show up and screen for this one?
Your thoughts, dear readers?
From Bb. Pilipinas 2015 to Miss Universe Canada 2017, Justine Felizarta has shifted gears
From being Binibini 23 of Bb. Pilipinas 2015 and making it to the Top 15 of that strong edition lorded over by now Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach, Justine Beatrice Felizarta is finally evolving into a more polished and renewed version of herself as one of the delegates for Miss Universe Canada 2017.
The Vancouver-based 23 year old will be one of the ladies vying for the national crown currently on the head of Siera Bearchell who placed in the Top 9 of the 65th Miss Universe in Manila last January. And this early, she is one of the more active contenders who is spreading her cause for Operation Smile with a benefit fundraiser (see image below) and the physical presence in the different activities of the Filipino Communities in Canada.
normannorman.com will follow Justine’s journey in Miss Universe Canada 2017. If she is fortunate enough, then we just might see a second Filipina competing in Miss Universe 2017 along with our very own Rachel Peters.
Good luck, my dear! 🙂
Justine’s benefit fundraiser for Operation Smile
Mia Hernandez Howell for Bb. Pilipinas 2017
Mia (leftmost) with Vianca Marcelo and your blogger during MWP2015
And the fencer is back! Mia Alysson Hernandez Howell will show that she has the guts and confidence more than any sable, foil or epee events sha may have mastered in the past. And this articulate beauty will turn the heat more than ever with her excellent communication skills and expressive self once the pressure to do Q&A becomes a battle of wits and reasoning.
Mia joined Bb. Pilipinas 2015 and signed up for Miss World Philippines 2015 afterwards. She has the 2nd Princess crown to be proud of. But more than a princess she dreams of herself to be. A Queen’s title is what she is aiming for. And once she sets her eyes on the prize, there’s no stopping this KF bet in making her second appearance on the Bb. Pilipinas stage more fulfilling.
In the meantime, here is Mia’s fun video from Bb. Pilipinas 2015.
courtesy of Madel Parocha
Good luck to you, Mia! 🙂
Is Mae Liezel Ramos ready for her 3rd and final attempt at Bb. Pilipinas glory?
Mae Liezel Ramos of Naga, Camarines Sur is twice the familiar face in the nationals by now. Having joined both the 2014 and 2015 editions of Bb. Pilipinas, she has learned everything important to make a 3rd and final attempt more memorable. And this time around, she is not leaving any stones unturned. At 26, she does not have time on her side anymore. It’s make-or-break mode for this beautiful Bicolana
if and when she finally joins the line of applicants at the Araneta Coliseum office of BPCI this month.
Liezel has learned to conquer whatever self-doubts she may have in making one more move. Could this be her luckiest year in Bb. Pilipinas? Lady luck’s charm should hopefully stay by her side and be headed for the pageant glory of her dreams.
Your inputs on Liezel, dear readers? 🙂
Liezel during Bb. Pilipinas 2015
Will we finally see a return of Wyn-Wyn Marquez to the Bb. Pilipinas stage?
Back in 2015, Teresita Ssen Marquez – or Wyn-Wyn Marquez if you will – almost blew the Bb. Pilipinas finals over with her fiery presentations onstage that gave the other favorites a big run for their money. She was a joy to watch in both swimsuit and evening gown as the training showed in every move and turns that punctuated her solo spotlights. Everyone inside the Araneta Coliseum then was sure that she would get one of the crowns at stake. But when announcement of winners came, her name was not included inside the sealed envelope. No use looking back to the reasons behind the same. Move on she must.
And this 2017, are we bound to see her once more in the nationals? It was earlier blogged that her cousin – Michelle Marquez Dee – is also being convinced to sign up for the screenings. Will we see a battle of the two? This should be very interesting if all things fall into place.
Back to Teresita, does she deserve a spot in the list of Binibinis for 2017, dear readers? Raise of hands please.
Watch her overall performance two years ago.
courtesy of Powerhouse Ph