Congratulations to the winners of the inaugural edition of Mr. Universe Tourism Philippines. Four (4) new titleholders were crowned during the Grand Finale held at the Carlos P. Romulo Theater at RCBC Plaza last night. They are:
Kelvin Aguilan Vicente of Baguio City who will be the host delegate for Mr. Universe Tourism in May, 2019;
Mark Ryan Avila who will wear the Philippine sash in the inaugural edition of Gentlemen of the World Pageant in Manado, Indonesia come June, 2019;
Keanu Fernando who will represent the country in the next edition of Man of The Year which will happen in Thailand 3rd quarter of next year and
Christian Villarin who will travel halfway around the world to the South American country of Colombia in September, 2019 for Mister Imperial Universe.
1st and 2nd Runners-Up are Miggy Uchimura and Patrick Santillan Acebo, respectively.
The show was hosted by beauty queens Angelee delos Reyes and CJ Hirro, with guest performances from singer Jett Pangan (who sang the theme song composed by Pageant President Dr. Jumel Bornilla) and Pinky Amador.
Here are the winners of last night’s big event at the Newport Performing Arts Theater of Resorts World Manila:
Mr and Miss Hannah’s World Tourism Philippines 2018:
George Reylor de Lumen of Marikina City and Nicole Miñano of Caloocan City
Mr & Miss Hannah’s Ecotourism Philippines:
Christopher Joshua Ibañez of Tagaytay City and Juvel Mangubat Ducay of Bantayan Island, Cebu
Mr & Miss Hannah’s Tourism Ambassador:
Gerome Bongco of Quezon City and Kylah Sanchez of Liloan, Cebu
Nicole will now represent the country in the inaugural edition of Miss Hannah’s World Tourism which will be held come September, while George will also get the chance to do an international male competition to be announced soon and which should take place in the first quarter of 2019.
Judges include Miss Universe Philippines 2018 Catriona Gray, Miss Thailand Earth 2017 Paweensuda Drouin, Peachy Veneracion of Miss Earth and Miss Earth Philippines, Hemilyn Escudero-Tamayo of Mutya ng Pilipinas, basketball star Ricci Rivero and Col. Ricardo L. Nolasco Jr. among others.
Miss Universe Philippines 2017 Rachel Peters and TV personality Robi Domingo hosted the finals, with Miss Global Philippines 2016 CJ Hirro as commentator.
Tonight, two beauty pageant finals will unfold simultaneously.
First is the Miss Global Philippines 2017 at Resorts World Manila where Camille Cj Hirro will crown her successor among the 22 beautiful contenders below. See who will take home the victory at the Newport Performing Arts Theater.
Best of luck to all the ladies, but most especially to my favorites Jacqueline Mayoralgo, Mary Ann Mungcal, Charmaine Aller, Frencheska Frias Nueva and Christine Balaguer.
normannorman.com will be at the venue to cover with Joy Arguil and Joseph Gerard V. Jose.
And over at the PICC Plenary Hall at CCP Complex in Pasay City, the thirty (30) candidates of Miss Manila 2017 will try to outshine each other as they go onstage for the crowning of a new face for the city to succeed Cristelle Tolentino.
I have more than a few ladies here who I want to land on top, such as former Binibini 4 Maria Gail Tobes, Kristine Montes, Joanna Tolledo, Katrina Sese and Athena Catriz.
Who will be the lucky girl to win PhP1 Million Pesos in the end?
Photos from the Miss Global 2016 Presscon with Special Guest Miss Global 2015 Jessica Peart
Earlier in the day, a Press Conference was held at the St. Francis Shangri-la Place to formally announce the hosting of Miss Global 2016 in the country – the second consecutive time of doing so after the successful staging last year at Resorts World Manila.
Reigning Miss Global titleholder Jessica Peart of Australia flew to our shores and graced the event along with former Miss Global Philippines winners Candice Ramos and Catherine Almirante plus Miss Global Philippines 2016 Camille CJ Hirro and her court that includes Perlyn Ocampo, Sammie Anne Legaspi, Clarize Barrameda and Princess Garcia.
Miss Global Philippines 2016 Camille CJ Hirro
Pauline Sofia Laping for Miss Global 2016 hosting
This time around, Miss Global 2016 will be bigger and more exciting with the full support coming from the country’s Department of Touris and the Fashion Designers Association of the Philippines (FDAP). It is expected to welcome around 40-50 foreign delegates starting September 9, with the finals set for September 24 at the PICC Plenary Hall.
Host organizer Pauline Sofia Laping is encouraging everyone to give their full support to the hosting of the pageant in the country to make it a very successful one.
Here is part of the Press Release:
Miss Global Organization hopes to crown a deserving winner who possess (sic) the quality of an Empowering woman, that will embrace one’s culture and embodying the beauty within. She will serve as an effective Ambassador of Goodwill in promoting the advocacy of SENHOA FOUNDATION in helping victims of ANTI-HUMAN TRAFFICKING and also help our government in its efforts to promote Philippine Tourism.
From all us here at normannorman.com, we wish Miss Global 2016 the best in this year’s edition!
Angelee delos Reyes hosted the Presscon
Following their selection as the newest endorsers of Belmeré Skin Centre by owner Michelle Encarnacion, the winners of Miss Global Philippines 2016 led by Camille CJ Hirro and Gentlemen of the Philippines bannered by Mister Universal Ambassador Philippines 2016 Andrea Biondo were ushered to a Press Launch that saw the ladies meet the gentlemen for the very first time.
With Tourism Ambassadors Perlyn Ocampo, Sammie Anne Legaspi, Clarize Barrameda and Princess Garcia plus Gentlemen titleholders Job Abogado, Paul Renzo Velo, Jason Martin, Kian Sumague, Christian Lumasag and Joshua Marquez (with Runners-Up Miguel Alexis Maliwat and Rex Calimbayan), the two groups represent the new faces of the skin care centre that has assembled a bigger family of endorsers covering both male and female pageant winners.
The big group are now certified to promote Belmeré for one full year with all their skin care services covered during their reign and pageant missions abroad.
Members from the media, including Tito Lhar Santiago of GMA-7, were around to witness the contract signing as well as field in questions to everyone.
Truly, Belmeré Skin Centre is where beauty begins! 🙂
Belmeré Skin Centre owner Michelle Encarnacion (center) with Miss Global Philippines 2016 CJ Hirro and Gentlemen of the Philippines-Universal Ambassador 2016 Andrea Biondo (Photo credit: Joy Arguil)
Miss Global Philippines 2016 CJ Hirro and 3/4 of her court in front of the Pampanga Capitol
When I saw a Facebook update of Miss Global Philippines 2016 Camille “CJ” Hirro making a visit to her home province of Pampanga along with the other winners, I initially sensed nothing amiss with the group photo she posted in front of the Pampanga Capitol. But after looking closely, I noticed something a bit different with the composition of her companions.
Sure, 2nd Runner-Up and Global Ambassador Janelle Olafson was missing (maybe she had prior commitments in Manila that prevented her from joining). 1st and 3rd Runners-Up and also Global Ambassadors Perlyn Ocampo and Sammie Anne Legaspi were present. But it is the absence of 4th Runner-Up Christine Horstmann that got me into thinking, along with the fact that Clarize Angelica Barrameda now wears a Miss Global Philippines Runner-Up sash. A promotion definitely happened. And with that, could a removal be far behind?
The usual suspects are either Janelle or Christine. Their absence makes it look unofficial that one of them could have been pulled out or something. And a Press Presentation could be looming soon to make things more official on what actually happened.
Be that as it may, I am happy with Clarize being part of the court now. She fully deserves to be up there with the rest. 😉
CJ Hirro for Miss Global Philippines 2016 (Photo credit: Collin Sarthou Yap)
Camille Hirro, or CJ if you want to get her attention fast, is one of the best speakers among the Miss Global Philippines 2016 candidates. She is just as good in expressing herself verbally as she is in translating her thoughts into penned or Word formats. This UP graduate does some work as ghost writer for some politicians and known personalities whose identities cannot be disclosed.
But to better appreciate CJ, one really needs to sit down and talk to her. She has an impressive way of delivering her statements. Call it her gift of gab. And in no time at all, you will know why the short hair really fits herbto a T. She is smart and confident – a good example of a modern Filipina.
Watch a video of CJ now when she was featured on the EZ Shop show “Taumbahay”.
courtesy of Taumbahay EBC
At 28, CJ is one of the big sisters among the Miss Global Philippines contenders. But don’t mind the age because she is one lady you can be proud to show off in any public appearance or perhaps, an international beauty contest here or abroad. 🙂
CJ (leftmost) with the other candidates of MGP2016 at Belmeré Skin Care Centre