Bb. Pilipinas 2017 1st Runner-Up Charmaine Elima promoting Skinny Juicery PH on her IG account
Ever since Charmaine Elima was named Bb. Pilipinas 2017 1st Runner-Up last April and got temporarily stressed days after when the whole controversy behind Katarina Rodriguez allegedly dilly-dallying with her commitment to the Bb. Pilipinas Intercontinental crown dragged on for a bit with her name being tagged as potential alternate, the next time she became “slightly” visible was when she had her long tresses cut off. Since then, it was only last night when she uploaded two new photos on her IG account promoting The Skinny Juicery PH.
Now I am not one to pry into private details about Maine’s current whereabouts. If she wants to keep her personal life from a safe distance, then I respect that choice. It’s just that she has not yet joined the titleholders in any of our covered public appearances and inquisitive individuals never stopped asking me. It’s good that 2nd Runner-Up Kristel Guelos already did during the victory lunch hosted by David’s Salon. But I am really missing her a lot.
I am keeping my fingers crossed that she accompanies the Queens during the scheduled visit to the wounded soldiers from the Marawi City crisis this week. That would be a good opportunity to show up – short hair and all – for everyone at BPCI so that the cast will be complete. 🙂
From London to the Philippines to El Gouna, Christa Borja is now a Philippine sash wearer
You used to tag her as Binibini20 of Bb. Pilipinas 2017 and a proud Top 15 finisher. Now, Christa Borja is in El Gouna, Red Sea, Egypt wearing the Philippine sash as our representative in the 24th Edition of Top Model of the World which will have its finals on July 14. And at the moment, the tall Londoner is having the time of her life, making friends with new ladies from all over the globe and putting her best foot forward to hopefully add another achievement to the performance of Filipinas in international competitions.
Christa is on Cloud 9 and optimistic. She knows that the contest is looking for a potential winner who can rule the catwalk (something she revels in doing) and can bring to the table a new face that will make the organization evolve into a more sought-after search in years to come.
Below are more early photos of Christa in the competition.
To give you an idea of how the 23rd edition unfolded last year, below is a video you can watch courtesy of Detlev Helmerich.
Four of the Bb. Pilipinas 2017 titleholders VS the Puteri Indonesia 2017 crown-wearers
As my last blog post for the month of June (barring any blog-worthy topic that might still make it for the month
), I am giving way to this interesting post that should invite most of you to pitch in your say on the matter.
I did use the two-lettered “VS” (versus) to make the title of this post more enticing. However, I am not really into creating a good catfight between two national beauty pageants of the same stature, but just a friendly comparison of the winners who will be fielded in the same competitions abroad.
Since Puteri Indonesia has only four titles – Universe, International, Supranational and Grand International – I opted to not include both Bb. Pilipinas Intercontinental Katarina Rodriguez and Bb. Pilipinas Globe Nelda Ibe in the mix to strike a balance.
Now instead of me injecting personal judgments right away, I chose to let you – my dear readers – to fill in your inputs first. Now after a few days – and hopefully a substantial number of comments to tally “objective” preferences from – I will put in my running picks in the four (4) matches below:
UNIVERSE: Rachel Peters VS Bunga Jelitha
INTERNATIONAL: Mariel de Leon VS Kevin Lilliana
SUPRANATIONAL: Chanel Olive Thomas VS Karina Nadila
GRAND INTERNATIONAL: Elizabeth Clenci VS Dea Goesti Rizkita
By the way, watching the videos below might help your personal comparisons as well.
courtesy of ABS-CBN News
courtesy of Indonesian Pageants
This is how Charmaine Elima looks right now
This was how Maine looked like during Bb. Pilipinas 2017
The caption on her latest Facebook update says it all: “when was the last time you did something for the first time? 😎💇🏻👌🏻
Bb. Pilipinas 2017 1st Runner-Up Charmaine “Maine” Elima now sports a significantly shorter hair that begs the question: Is this her way of telling everyone how she really feels about not getting a title last April? Or is she just going for a totally “wash-and-wear” look to give her long hair a rest from all the constant stylings during the competition?
We know that our reigning Queens (including the two runners-up) have long tresses to frame their faces in a more feminine way. And with Maine’s new cut, her public appearances will be the talk of everyone. Not that BPCI will reprimand her for doing so. After all, she won’t be prepped up for any international pageant as 1st Runner-Up.
Are you liking the short hair, dear readers? 🙂
Mariel is the muse of MegaStyle.ph for the month of June
For the month of June 2017, MegaStyle.ph
has Bb. Pilipinas International Maria Angelica de Leon as their muse in this fashion pictorial that is at once full of frills and fanciful the next. And you can see a softer side to this beauty who has really lost more weight towards a shapelier figure after we saw each other twice in the past week alone.
Here is an excerpt from the article written by Louise Sicat:
Curious, inquisitive, and a definite old soul, Miss International Philippines Mariel De Leon captures our hearts with her classic beauty and her easygoing smile. Sweet as pie, Mariel takes us through her journey through Binibining Pilipinas and dials us in with her obvious passion for the arts. Reincarnated through the renaissance era, Mariel shares her life before the crown and proves how self-love and a strong advocacy is all you need to be a queen in your own right…
Read the article in full HERE. Below are the credits:
Words: Louise Sicat | Art Direction: Deiniel Cuvin | Photographer: Erwin Canlas | Creative Direction: Rain Dagala | Styling: Patricia Melliza | Makeup: Lei Ponce of Makeup Forever | Hair: Renz Pangilinan | Location and Special Thanks to Moss Manila Home