Puteri Indonesia Bunga Jelitha
Miss Universe Thailand Maria Poonlertlarp
Miss Universe Malaysia Samantha Katie James
With Miss Universe 2017 in Las Vegas very fast, let us take a look at three of the fellow ASEAN candidates who will compete with our very own Rachel Peters from November 13-26.
Indonesia has Bunga Jelitha (who spent part of her training in Manila for the competition), Thailand with Maria Poonlertlarp who is the winner of Miss Universe Thailand where one of the current favorites for Miss Earth – Fahsai Drouin – is her 2nd Runner-Up and Malaysia with Samantha Katie James.
Samantha in her pre-arrival swimsuit photo
Maria in her pre-arrival evening gown photo for MU2017
Bunga in her pre-arrival swimsuit photo for MU2017
I am sure you have already scouted the competition of Rachel by now. And with the release of these shots from three of our neighboring countries, who has the best chance of challenging our bet to the max?
Now on its 2nd year, Supermodel International – aka Supermodel of Asia Pacific in the past – is being hosted once more by Bangkok, Thailand where its headquarters are located. According to the modeling competition’s website, it is “a world-class fashion tourism and cultural event held to promote the features, resources and people located in popular tourist destinations.” The reigning winner is Indonesia’s Bunga Jelitha Ibrani, an exotic looker who stands 1.80m.
Supermodel International 2012 will run from August 27 – September 6 to follow the schedule below. And as far as Philippine representation is concerned, the honor goes to Angelee Claudett delos Reyes who participated in Bb. Pilipinas 2012. She is all set to leave for the Land of Smiles this weekend. You can show your support by clicking on her FB Fanpage HERE.
Angelee Claudett delos Reyes, Supermodel International-Philippines 2012
Good luck, Angelee and make the most out of the experience…or bring home the crown instead! 😉