The rains didn’t cooperate during the actual event, but the ladies were the least bit bothered. They wanted to get it over with and done. The rain-drenched effect created a less than appealing view of the proceedings, but if you were in Boracay actually watching the show, it looked like an epic display of beach bodies and confident challengers all throughout.
After the candidates concluded their Beach Beauty competition and the succeeding deliberations, the ten (10) candidates below emerged on top:
27 Bless Villablanca
17 Sam Santamaria
22 Cassandra Bermeo Chan
13 Maria Gigante
18 Justine Felizarta
36 Lady Justerinnie Santos
25 Gwen Fourniol
34 Francesca Beatriz McLelland
21 Paula Madarieta Ortega
24 Alison Black
Find out who wins the Beach Beauty competition on June 5 during the Coronation Night.
“Would you like to know your future? If your answer is yes, think again. Not knowing is the greatest life motivator. So enjoy, endure, survive each moment as it comes to you in its proper sequence, a surprise.” – Vera Nazarian
At this point, the greatest motivator of Resham Ramirez Saeed of #Maguindanao is to win one of the Bb. Pilipinas crowns on June 9. If she does, then it will be a life-changing moment that she will embrace for the rest of her life.
#ReshamSaeed #bbpilipinas2019 #beyondbeauty
Photo credit: Eve Ferrer
In a news article released by Inquirer.net, the six-month closure of Boracay for rehabilitation might prompt the government – through the Department of Tourism – to make a bid to host Miss Universe 2019 after its re-opening.
Read the quoted news release below and share your thoughts afterwards, dear readers.
The Department of Tourism (DOT) may bid for the country’s hosting of the 2019 edition of the Miss Universe pageant as a way to reintroduce Boracay to the world once the six-month rehabilitation of the world-famous island has been completed.
Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo said in a government podcast that during a recent Cabinet meeting, President Rodrigo Duterte himself raised the idea of having Boracay host next year’s Miss Universe to help the island recover from expected revenue losses.
Teo said the DOT would be “very proud and happy” to showcase the island once it had recovered from the environmental damage it had suffered through the years.
Ara Arida in Boracay. What beautiful sights!
Time now for the regular admiration post for my dear Miss Universe Philippines 2013 and Miss Universe 2013 3rd Runner-Up Ara Arida.
Just last week, Ara hied off to sunny Boracay for a well-deserved holiday break. Of course, word got around that she was indeed spending more than a few days in the island. And so, the organizers of Mutya ng Kalibo 2016 hurriedly made arrangements for her to become a guest judge in the provincial beauty competition. That really added more prestige because she joined Bb. Pilipinas International 2015 Janicel Lubina in the panel.
Back to Ara now. She was seen sunbathing and showing off that enviable figure to everyone who happened to chanced upon her on the beach. I wish I was there. I’d love to spend a little more than short moments of talk with this enchanting Binibini. 😉
Snapshots of Laura during her Boracay trip for Smart Communications
Laura's last shot before leaving Boracay
It’s not very often – seldom, in fact – that we get to see Bb. Pilipinas 2014 1st Runner-Up Laura Victoria Lehmann taking part in promotional activities of big companies. In fact, she gave her studies at Ateneo more priority during much of last year till the early months of 2015, reason why she had to be absent in some Bb. Pilipinas functions.
But since it’s summer and she’s on break, Laura agreed to a well-deserved break in Boracay which coincided with the #SmartSummer event of the telecoms company. It was a fun working vacation where she did hosting duties – something she does so well. It was like a fish-in-the-water engagement for her.
On the sands of Boracay for Smart, our Laura.
The more important concern, though, is if we shall see the pageant comeback of Laura sooner or later. I would be the first to express joy should the wish finally happen – be it within the 3rd Quarter or next year’s 1st Quarter.
Where do you want Laura to take part in, dear readers? 😉
P.S. All photos are courtesy of Laura’s Instagram account.
Bora beckons! The hot and humid Philippine summer is here!
With the launching of the country’s two biggest TV network’s new station IDs, summer has definitely arrived in the hot tropical islands of the Philippines!
Here is GMA-7’s “Halo-Halo ang Summer Saya” station ID for 2011…
video courtesy of megan064
On the other hand, ABS-CBN pitches in with its “Bida Best sa Tag-Araw”
video courtesy of MightyWolf
I wonder if TV5 will come up with their own as well…. 😉
Irina Shayk on the cover of Sports Illustrated 2011 Swimsuit Edition shot in Hawaii and Boracay Island, Philippines (as photographed by Raphael Mazzucco)
Kate Upton posing in front of the Boracay sunset as photographed by Raphael Mazzucco.
It took them a while to choose Boracay Island as their venue, but the wait was all worth it. Sports Illustrated launched its 2011 Swimsuit Edition with Hawaii and the lovely beach of Boracay as the backdrop for these smoking hot babes led by Russian Irina Shayk who landed the cover this year. She was joined by equally voluptuous ladies Kate Upton, Esti Ginzburg, Chrissy Teigen and Jessica White.
Want to see more? Then click HERE. 😉