Jonas Gaffud (back to the camera) watches each of the 50 aspirants for the Aces & Queens Class of 2018
Over the weekend at the Theatre at Solaire, the fifty (50) short-listed members of the Aces & Queens Class of 2018 were given their formal orientation where the journey towards Bb. Pilipinas 2018 continues. Camp pillars Jonas Gaffud, Arnold Mercado and Atty. Nad Bronce presided over the briefing while doing their running assessment of each of the ladies who will be trained and polishes for the nationals. Senior Adviser (Direk) Jeffrey Jeturian, along with the members of the beauty camp, were also in attendance.
The important question now is how many of the fifty (50) will survive the training. Truth be told, this is also like a mini-version of Bb. Pilipinas as aspirants will be eliminated one by one en route to building the core line-up of around 15 ladies who will be officially fielded for the country’s biggest beauty search.
I will update you with developments from time to time. In the meantime, here are more photos from the said orientation.
Jonas Gaffud, Arnold Mercado and Nad Bronce presiding over the orientation
Direk Jeffrey Jeturian joined the group
50 wide-eyed wanderers looking for a crown in 2018
Members of Team Aces & Queens pose for a group shot
Aces & Queens will have a one-day only screening in the Queen City of the South – Cebu – this coming Sunday, September 24 starting at 2pm. Venue will be at the Golden Hall of Golden Peak Hotel & Suites Cebu (Gorordo Ave. cor. Escario St., Lahug)
The said affair will be in preparation for the beauty camp’s Class of 2018 for next year’s Bb. Pilipinas. So if you’re from anywhere in Cebu or the Visayas and Mindanao area in general, here’s the chance to step up and be screened!
Time to spread your wings!
2017 is passing by so fast. And now that we are already on the 3rd month of the 3rd Quarter, the call for beautiful ladies who wish to be part of the Aces & Queens training pool for Bb. Pilipinas 2018 has officially started.
So if you’re one of those who wish to join the A&Q Class of 2018, then time to prepare yourselves for the scheduled screening next month. You have until October 5 to follow the instructions detailed above.
Below is a Throwback Thursday video of the Aces & Queens mock pageant for Bb. Pilipinas 2017 courtesy of Roger Berioso.
The “Barbie Doll” of the Queen City of the South is all set to conquer the World. Miss World Philippines, that is. I learned from a reliable source that Cynthia Magpatoc Thomalla is all set to try her luck in this competition and will sign up on or before the July 22 deadline.
Cynthia, who just completed her reign as Reyna ng Aliwan 2016 after crowning her successor – fellow Cebuana Marla Alforque – is training hard for the new challenge. She is ready to step up during the scheduled screening before month’s end. And I was further told that the originally-blogged Steffi Rose Aberasturi is more keen on suiting up for Bb. Pilipinas 2018.
Cynthia is not all sugary sweet and pretty on the outside. She is also a focused lady who takes this latest objective with much seriousness. She is motivated even more after learning that the eventual magic circle winners will represent the Philippines internationally.
Watch out for her!
Angelica Alita’s look during the Mega Millennial Ball courtesy of Carissa Cielo Medved
When photos of Bb. Pilipinas 2016 1st Runner-Up Angelica Alita before and during the recently-concluded Mega Millennial Ball came out, I just had to stop and think of a blog entry dedicated to her. She is, quite simply, blooming in all aspects. Her face is always radiant whenever we see each other, just as her public appearances always elicit oohs and aahs from curious individuals who can’t help but gaze at her glowing presence.
And this leads me to the heart of this post – Angel’s planned 2nd foray into the nationals by way of Bb. Pilipinas 2018. She intentionally skipped the recent edition in order to fulfill all her responsibilities to BPCI and complete the 18-month contract before finally jockeying up for position in next year’s beauty derby. And the timing couldn’t be more perfect. She is ready to shine and finally own up a title lock, stock and barrel. The risks will always be there, but she has calculated her next moves to make sure that the future will be perfect. 😉
Angel wearing Rau Uson Ablaza during the Mega Millennial Ball
Watch out for this beauty in 2018!
Patricia Denise Babista is all of 19 and a future Binibini in my opinion
Pat is currently vying for Mutya ng Lucban 2017
I was introduced to Patricia Denise Babista way back in 2015 when she was barely 18 and already an engaging stunner who stood at 5’7″. I can already see the potentials just waiting to be tapped.
Over an inch in height later – or Summer of 2017 – I have rekindled my ties with this beauty who is currently one of the Official Candidates for Mutya ng Lucban 2017. Pat is on a break from studies at De La Salle University at the moment (but is dead set on finishing her degree before taking on any big pageant commitment) and wants to take the provincial challenge first to earn more experience in the game. I know that she has already been assessed by beauty camp Aces & Queens for one of its future classes (2018 perhaps?) so it won’t take long till we see her going through the entire Binibini journey.
Pat (center and wearing the “Paraguay” sash) was one of the participants during the Pia Wurtzbach tribute last January (Photo credit: Noli Berioso)
In fact, she already got a quick taste of the whole “Miss Universe” thing when she was chosen to be one of the participants during the mock pageant (right photo
) that formed part of the Tribute to Pia Wurtzbach given by Aces & Queens and Mercator during the homestretch of the 65th Miss Universe last January.
Watch out for Patricia Denise Babista in full bloom once she hits the national pageant route in 2018. Remember, you’ve seen her first in normannorman.com as an early watch for Bb. Pilipinas 2018! 🙂