It is no longer a secret that the 47th Miss Intercontinental will be held in the Philippines from January 9-26, 2019. Coronation night will be on January 26 at the Mall of Asia Arena, with the delayed telecast airing (possibly over ABS-CBN pending final negotiations) a day after.
This is the reality awaiting Bb. Pilipinas Intercontinental 2018 Karen Gallman – to be a host delegate to the arriving foreign candidates who will vie to become the successor of Veronica Salas of Mexico. It effectively doubles the pressure since we have not yet won the crown, and to aim for such on your own backyard could get tricky in the process.
Regardless of the possibilities and eventualities, Karen will bravely go through the challenge. She is armed with the knowledge that the support of her fans and supporters are within arms’ reach. You could say that she is the top favorite of the Filipinos to win, unless one or two of the other contenders will spring a big surprise the minute the visitors start pouring in.
Ahtisa by Red Keeler
In continuation of our blog entries about the confirmed dates of mission for our Bb. Pilipinas 2018 Queens, we have Ma. Ahtisa Manalo next who is scheduled to leave for Tokyo, Japan second half of October to join the other candidates who will compete for the Miss International Beauty Pageant 2018 crown on November 9 at the Tokyo Dome City Hall.
I spent last weekend with this doll-like beauty from Candelaria and she has really blossomed from the time she clinched the national crown. Her head-turning face has become more captivating, the same way that her communication skills have leveled up quite nicely.
The pressure to win our seventh (7th) Miss International crown looms in the horizon, maybe not as much as Mariel de Leon last year who had to go for a back-to-back. Sandwich wins have happened in Japan before so there is no impossibility in what Ahtisa wants to achieve.
Now that the host cities, competition dates and finals are being announced, our Bb. Pilipinas 2018 Queens are getting clarity on the respective timelines they will observe for their missions. Take for example Jehza Huelar who will be only one of two Europe-bound titleholders among them. She is set to travel to Krynica-Zdrój, Poland to represent the country in the 10th Anniversary of Miss Supranational which is anticipated to be a lot more momentous than all previous editions combined because of the milestone the organizers will be observing.
Jehza is getting all the training and support she can get to deliver a presentation in Poland that we still haven’t seen before. And knowing the kind of “performer” peg that the organizers are looking for in their candidates and winners, she will – if absolutely required – turn 180 degrees in her overall aura and disposition for the competition. As of now, her stylists (like Francis Chee and Vhee Co) are doing a good job of slowly transforming this beautiful Dabawenya into a more fiery miss.
Wait till you see the new version of Jehza Huelar within the next three months before leaving for her assignment abroad.
Check out Bb. Pilipinas Globe 2018 Michele Gumabao and her middle photo below for the Olay Philippines ad campaign.
Our Queen is currently vacationing in Taipei. But she should be extra thrilled right now after knowing that her pageant mission is already set for her to travel to Albania from October 9-23 with a scheduled October 21 Finals for The Miss Globe Beauty Pageant 2018 in Tirana. The original plan was to have this year’s edition hosted in Vietnam (since the reigning winner comes from that country), but negotiations did not reach a proper finality so everything’s back where it is usually held.
Sandra Lemonon makes good with her promise to learn first-hand about the Build,Build,Build Project of the Government.
Photo shows her with officials of the country’s Department of Transportation – Philippines in their first meeting/orientation.
“Very exciting to witness first hand the upcoming infrastructure projects that buildbuildbuild program is implementing. Change is happening & I’m looking forward to learn more & share my knowledge with all of you! Thank you so much for this opportunity”, says Sandra
For the past couple of months, I have grown more fond of this lady who is always committed to improving herself all-around. It may have been spurred by an unfortunate Q&A encounter during the Bb. Pilipinas 2018 Finals, but it did give her the good reason to do her homework even more.