Above are photos of Bb. Pilipinas Intercontinental 2019 Emma Tiglao during the Kulturang Kawit Fashion Show courtesy of Angelo Tacadena.
And below, she Bb. shows us why she deserves to score a back-to-back win in Miss Intercontinental 2019. She is wearing Furne Amato in the photo.
Egypt, watch out for her!
While everyone else was not looking last September, Bb. Pilipinas Intercontinental 2019 Emma Tiglao quietly departed for Dubai, UAE to be one of the keynote speakers during the Arab Youth International Model United Nations (MUN). This is a United Nations simulation conference organized by Globalizon in collaboration with UYC.
We all know that Emma will be competing in Egypt for Miss Intercontinental 2019 next month. This engagement served as a good preparation for her future activities as Miss Philippines.
Watch the video below.
Fifteen (15) days in Egypt for Bb. Pilipinas Intercontinental 2019 Emma Tiglao who will represent the country in Miss Intercontinental 2019 where she will aim for a back-to-back win. The reigning winner is Karen Gallman.
Host venue will be SUNRISE Montemare Resort in Sharm El Shiekh, Egypt from December 6-20.
BB. PILIPINAS-INTERCONTINENTAL EMMA TIGLAO COMES HOME TO JOIN THE CITYHOOD ANNIVERSARY PARADE TODAY (JUL. 23,2019)
The city parade celebrating the 7th anniversary of Mabalacat’s cityhood reeled off today with the newly-crowned Bb. Pilipinas Intercontinental Emma Mary Tiglao gracing the affair. The parade also serves as a homecoming celebration for local girl Emma, who did the city proud by capturing one of the major crowns in the 2019 Bb. Pilipinas Coronation Night held last 9 June. She also won Best in National Costume in the same contest.
During the event, Emma rode a float and was cheered loudly by her “kabalens” as the parade winded its way to the city hall. Along with key Mabalacat officials led by Vice Mayor Geld Aquino, she participated in the wreath laying ceremonies and had her spotlight moment when the grateful city presented her with P250,000 as its support on her upcoming international competition in India this December.
Photos courtesy of Mabalacat City News FB page.
Emma Mary Tiglao of Pampanga struggled to earn her stripes during the first three major national pageants – Mutya ng Pilipinas 2012, Bb. Pilipinas 2014 and Miss World Philippines 2015 – that she took part in. She was either a runner-up or finalist but never the crowned titleholder. She even took the risk of joining a lesser-known contest last year – Miss Midori Clark – where she placed 1st Runner-Up.
But not the type who would bow down to one defeat or two, she constantly stood up, reinvented her image and presented renewed versions of herself every single time. She has definitely paid her dues in national pageantry and it was only a matter of time before she would collect a handsome reward in the form of a Bb. Pilipinas Intercontinental crown which she claimed last Sunday night.
Emma has grown in front of our pageant-loving eyes. And what she has shown all throughout the Bb. Pilipinas 2019 competition is that she can do all things with a lot of grace and patience. She never lost footing every step of the way. Maybe she wasn’t the choice of many for the highest title of Miss Universe Philippines, but definitely a deserving recipient of any of the five other crowns at stake.
This Kapampangan beauty will have the tough assignment of preparing for one of two back-to-back victory missions for the Philippines. But with Karen Gallman as the reigning Miss Intercontinental, she will receive all the precious advices and support in order to conquer the 48th Miss Intercontinental with the heart of a fighter.
And so we come to the first of two titles in Bb. Pilipinas 2019 that will challenge the winner to go for a back-to-back win in her pageant mission – Bb. Pilipinas Intercontinental 2019.
Truthfully, Miss Intercontinental – inspite of its long history – still occupies a spot in global rankings that is somewhere between prestigious and less-than-prestigious. Credit goes to the mother-daughter tandem of Jhona Gimena and Kumi Miyamae for adding power-packed glitter during the 47th Edition last January here in Manila. There was no scrimping on the budget whatsoever as evidenced by the presence of Sofitel Philippine Plaza as Official Residence, Okada Manila as Official Pre-Pageant host and MOA Arena as the finals venue. While it hues close to the truth that the entire venture was not a profitable one, the image of the pageant brand stepped up by more than a few notches.
What’s more, there was no significant backlash in having host delegate Karen Gallman becoming the country’s very first Miss Intercontinental.
My #Infinity8 for this crown are:
Martina Turner Diaz of Muntinlupa
Maria Andrea Abesamis of Pasig
Maria Isabela Galeria of Sorsogon
Bea Patricia Magtanong of Bataan
Nicole Guerrero of Ilocos Sur
Samantha Lo of Cebu
Samantha Bernardo of Palawan
Resham Ramirez Saeed of Maguindanao
Ranking the ladies above, I would cite the three (3) potential grabbers of this honor – two (2) Samanthas and one (1) Andrea. This is the highest placement I can – in my heart – bestow on the Pasig City bet. But wait, the two namesakes are no pushovers. In fact, they can ease out Aya anytime of the day because of the sheer strength of their respective bids in this year’s nationals.
So if we are to do a Samantha Bernardo versus Samantha Lo match, I would give the advantage to the Palawan representative because – among all the Binibinis in this batch – she has the biggest fighting heart. Her determination is solid. She might have stumbled during the freetalk portion during the televised Pageant last Sunday, but that was just a thirty second-clip that should not pull down her chances so low. After all, what you didn’t see on TV were the longer closed door interviews that were actually scored by the panel. In all other areas of competition, she remained steadily in the top tier of favorites.
Thus, I wrap up this blog entry with my final choice for Bb. Pilipinas Intercontinental 2019 – Samantha Bernardo of Palawan.