Miss Global Philippines 2016 Camille Hirro as taken by Edmund Chua
CJ’s determination paid off. And the short hair could actually have been the positive kicker or perhaps her gift of gab. Regardless, she is now Miss Global Philippines 2016 and our representative to Miss Global 2016 which, according to my sources, will be hosted here in Manila once more later in the year. I am actually very happy that she won, just as I thought.
CJ Hirro and her court (Photo credit: Edmund Chua)
Here is part of her FB update:
“I remember telling my dad earlier this year that I had been having a strong intuition that 2016 will be big for me. I just never thought it would be as big as this–winning the #MissGlobalPhilippines2016 pageant and becoming the first ever short-haired Filipina to win top title in a national pageant. This is a sweet victory not just for me but also for every single person who believed in me and in what I stood for.
Enjoy your reign, CJ. Truly, change came with your short hair and all. But after all has been said and done, it is your substance as a woman of today that will shape your personal advocacies and make a positive impact as a beauty titleholder. 🙂
One of these 23 ladies will win Miss Global Philippines 2016 tomorrow night!
Tomorrow night, twenty-three beautiful ladies will compete for the Miss Global Philippines 2016 crown currently being held by Candice Ramos. And at the rate these contenders have performed the past month, it sure would be difficult for the judges to pick the ultimate winner. It could all boil down to that one final question or it could also be a mix of first impressions/latest impact altogether.
Be that as it may, my Top 10 selection includes Janelle Olafson, Perlyn Ocampo, Camille Hirro, Danica Ebrada, Clarize Barrameda, Kimberly Isla, Marcia Nicole Bautista, Krishia Antonio, Kristine Joy Cruz and Sammie Anne Legaspi. My feeling is that this group has really stepped up to the plate all throughout pre-pageant activities and more.
The ten ladies I am predicting as potential winners tomorrow night
One of these six will win tomorrow night
Of course, the list of ten would not last that many in the final tally. So I filtered the choices further to six potential winners. I know that practically everyone here could seal the deal with a good performance in the Q&A. Top of my head, though, I would give the edge to three – public speakers Camille Hirro and Janelle Olafson plus single mother Perlyn Ocampo. Individually, they can claim the crown on their bright merits. So from this point hereon, it is a matter of which one among them the judges and organizers took a solid shine on and never waivered in any segment.
For now, I congratulate all the candidates and organizers for a job well done. It sure ain’t easy seeing everything through till the end, but the rewards will make the journey a fulfilling one. 🙂
Truly, if the Philippines is blessed with all-around competitive height, then we should have an overflowing abundance of statuesque beauties nationwide. Take for example the Official Candidates of Miss Global Philippines 2016. A big chunk of the 23 Official Candidates during the Press Presentation at the Expo Hall of Fisher Mall possesses such beautiful faces that you might actually consider them as potentials for either the Bb. Pilipinas or Miss World Philippines/Miss Philippines Earth competitions.
But moving on to the event yesterday noon, I can spot more than half who can very well fight for the Miss Global Philippines 2016 whose reigning titleholder is Candice Ramos who placed 4th Runner-Up during the bigger Miss Global finals held here in Manila last year.
The shining standouts include the three ladies voted as Darlings of the Press with #21 Janelle Olafson topping the votes, followed by #4 Danica Ebrada (very beautiful) and #20 Clarize Angelica Barrameda.
The other beauties who impressed this blogger are #9 Kimberly Denise Isla, #2 Nahida Shohaibar, #7 Eliza Johanna Cruz, #23 Perlyn Ocampo and even short-haired #19 Camille Hiro.
Miss Global Philippines 2016 still has a wealth of pre-pageant activities before the scheduled finals night on June 4 at the Newport Performing Arts Theater of Resorts World Manila. Many thanks to its warm and gracious CEO Pauline Laping for accomodating us. 🙂
Ready for a fresh new learning approach about one of our favorite subject matters? Well then, join the beeline to Room 207 of Palma Hall inside University of the Philippines-Diliman this coming Thursday, March 31 from 1-4pm. Here’s the pitch:
Faces and Spaces: An Alternative Classroom Learning Experience (ACLE) about The Geography of Beauty Pageants, a geographic forum organized by the Geographic Society of the University of the Philippines (GSUP). The event will be on March 31, 2015 (Thursday) from 1-4 pm at Palma Hall (PH) Room 207, University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City. Open to the public.
My friend and long-time pageant “fellow”, Professor Wendell Capili Ph.D. of the UP Department of English and Comparative Literature, will lead the learning forum discussions along with Jonas Gaffud of Aces & Queens, designer Bessie Besana also of Aces & Queens and Miss Global Philippines 2015 Candice Ramos.
This should be very interesting. Thanks to the Geographic Society of the University of the Philippines (GSUP) for organizing.
Attend if you’re available. It’s open to the public. 🙂
Jessica Peart of Australia being crowned Miss Global 2015 (Photo credit: Joy Arguil)
Jessica Peart of Australia stood her own and, in the process, the crown-worthiness after she was elected Miss Global 2015 during the Finals at the Newport Performing Arts Theater of Resorts World Manila last night. The beautiful Aussie was considered a top favorite right from the start. She defeated forty-seven (47) other hopefuls.
Her court of beauties include 1st Runner-Up Miss Cambodia Virginia Prak, 2nd Runner-Up Miss Ireland Lorna Murphy, 3rd Runner-Up Miss Bulgaria Gergana Doncheva and 4th Runner-Up Miss Philippines Candice Ramos.
Jessica was crowned by last year’s 2nd Runner-Up Catherine Almirante on behalf of the outgoing winner, Ela Mina of Canada.
Congratulations to all the winners!
Miss Global 2015 Jessica Peart of Australia with her court (left to right): 3rd Runner Up Bulgaria, 2nd Runner Up Ireland, 1st Runner Up Cambodia and 4th Runner Up Philippines (Photo credit: Joy Arguil)
Some of the 48 delegates vying for Miss Global 2015 (Photo credit: Collin Yap)
Two of the easy standouts
When the Press Presentation of Miss Global 2015 was held at the Activity Area of Newport Mall inside Resorts World Manila yesterday, the members of media focused on the single mothers among the close to 50 candidates, like the entries from Turkey, Wales and China. After all, they make this pageant a little more unique. But immediately afterwards, majority of the invited guests checked out the other contenders. While some concluded that there are only slim pickings in this batch, the better ones could really work their way to the top if they play their cards right, just like host delegate Candice Ramos who stood out among the rest.
Let’s see who else among them will really shine in the days ahead. In the meantime, below is a photo grid of the worthier participants courtesy of my photographer-friend Collin Yap.
The representatives from Australia, Myanmar, Puerto Rico, Philippines, Ireland and Jordan were among those worth short-listing (Photo credit: Collin Yap)
Candice Ramos is Miss Global Philippines 2015 (Photo credit: Jhosh Rodriguez)
Candice (center) and her court
Crossover beauty Candice Ramos was the choice of the judges as Miss Global Philippines 2015 last night at the Newport Performing Arts Theater of Resorts World Manila. The former Miss Philippines Eco Tourism back in 2012 will now represent the country in Miss Global 2015 which will be hosted here in Manila come October.
The runners-up include Henna Santos, Mary Eileen Gonzales, Angela Aninang and Meryl Angeline King.
Candice will now be busier than ever preparing for the international pageant, especially that she will be the host delegate to all the foreign candidates who will take part in the same.
Congratulations, Candice! 🙂