Megan and Pia
If you missed the live broadcast of the Opening Ceremony of the 30th Southeast Asian Games at the Philippine Arena, eleven of our international beauty queens paraded with the eleven participating nations in the biennial regional sporting event that drew a full house in the gigantic venue.
Pia Wurtzbach, Megan Young, Precious Lara Quigaman, Karen Gallman, Jamie Herrell, Angelia Ong, Karen Ibasco, Cynthia Thomalla, Sharifa Akeel, Jannie Alipo-on and Sophia Senorom added World-Class Beauty to the proceedings when they led each of the SEA Games nations during the parade onstage.
Just in case you missed it, you can watch below:
Amidst all the controversies (and unforgiveable embarrasments) with the initial days of SEA Games hosting in the country, the Opening Ceremony this coming Saturday, November 30, should be a source of pride for Filipinos. Aside from the showcase of World-Class singing talents, the muses of the participating countries in the region’s biennial sporting event will be eleven (11) of our international beauty titleholders, namely:
Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach for Team Philippines
Miss World 2013 Megan Young for Team Indonesia
Miss International 2005 Precious Lara Quigaman for Team Malaysia
Miss Earth 2014 Jamie Herrell for Team Singapore
Miss Earth 2015 Angelia Ong for Team Thailand
Miss Earth 2017 Karen Ibasco for Team Myanmar
Miss Intercontinental 2018 Karen Gallman for Team Brunei
Miss Eco International 2018 Cynthia Thomalla for Team Laos
Miss Asia Pacific International 2018 Sharifa Akeel for Team Vietnam
Miss Tourism International 2017 Jannie Alipo-on for Team East Timor
Miss Multinational 2017 Sophia Senoron for Team Cambodia
Let’s hope that things go on an upswing after the festive start.
Congratulations to Suheyn Cipriani @suheyncipriani of Peru for winning Miss Eco International 2019. She was crowned by last year’s winner @thia_thomalla.
1st Runner-Up is Maureen Montagne of the Philippines
2nd Runner-Up is Jordan Elizabeth of the USA
3rd Runner-Up is Diana Voliakova of Ukraine
4th Runner-Up is Amy Nurtinie of Malaysia
It was almost a back-to-back win for the country!
This is the time to be merry. Ceasefire on negativity, intrigues bashings and all things unpleasant.
All our Queens (and Kings) – major or minor in title – have done their best to bring pride to our country. Let us continue to celebrate them instead of looking at where to nitpick or say something to pull down their hard work and dedication.
Merry Christmas to one and all!
Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray
Miss Eco International 2018 Cynthia Thomalla
Miss Asia-Pacific International 2018 Sharifa Akeel
Mister Universal Ambassador 2018 George Reylor de Lumen
Miss Multinational 2018 Sophia Senoron
Miss Tourism Worldwide 2018 Zara Carbonell
Miss Landscapes International 2018 Karen Grace Atienza
Miss Summer World 2018 Kacey Coleen Lim
Exactly one Sunday from this date, the finals of Miss World Philippines 2018 will culminate in the much-anticipated finals that will be held at the Mall of Asia Arena. And more than knowing who the next winners will be, I am curious to find out what new title/s will be announced (if the organizers are already at liberty to make them known on nationwide TV and social media).
As for the reigning titleholders, they have only one more week before handing away their national titles. Check out the interview below where GMA Network conducted a casual interview with Laura Lehmann, Win-Wyn Marquez, Cynthia Thomalla and Sophia Seneron.
Earlier in the day, the Miss World Philippines Organization conducted its screening of candidates for Mr. World Philippines 2018 at the House Manila. The good-looking (and nicely desirable) Filipino aspirants trooped to the venue where they were assessed by a panel headed by Miss World Philippines 2017 Laura Lehmann amd Miss Eco International 2018 Cynthia Thomalla.
There is a good assortment of applicants who came – models, professionals, students, showbiz upstarts and previous pageant winners.
It’s still too early to tell how the actual competition will unravel for #MrWorldPhilippines2018, but the two aspirants who really stood out today have something in common between the two of them – Italy.
Marco Poli – Fil-Italian who at 6’3” is the tallest enlister today. He has a quiet charm all his own. But once he speaks, one can sense the no-nonsense quality of his answers. He is also one mean chef in the kitchen.
Former Mister Philippines titleholder Denver Hernandez – a full-blooded Filipino raised in Italy who is a force onstage and off because of his very masculine appeal, much like a discerning brute who mixes Pinoy suave with Italian machismo. He represented the country in the Dominican Republic during Men Universe Model 2017.
Let’s see if these two guys can sustain the marked impressions or allow the other comers to get in the way of getting closer to the titles at stake. They are shoo-ins to become Official Candidates, after all.
Today, Miss Eco International 2018 Cynthia Thomalla was named United Nations Goodwill Ambassador (for IIMSAM) by the General Secretary Mr. Romegio Maradona and Dr. Ismail Abdelghafar who is the Chairman of the Arab League in Alexandria, Egypt.
Given this new responsibility, Cynthia can now start her mission of promoting tourism, taking care of the environment and helping the poor.
Congratulations, Miss Eco International 2018!
Photo Credits: Nour photography Nour Youssef | Amaal Rezk
In this blog entry are BTS shots of Miss Eco International 2018 Cynthia Thomalla during her latest photoshoot – a retro-inspired Barbie theme that really made our Queen shine like a doll!
Credits: Jan Gonzales Photography | Styling by Josei Cuizon | HMU Raisa Bercede | Hair Nicko dela Peña and Shyra Qyumbi
Miss Eco International 2018 Cynthia Thomalla has stayed for so long in Cebu that many non-Visayan pageant followers must have concluded that she is a Cebuana. Well, she actually takes roots in Macrohon, Southern Leyte where her Filipina mother and German father have taken residence ever since moving from Germany when she was just a kid.
Last week, Cynthia made her happy homecoming in Southern Leyte where she was warmly welcomed by officials and given a grand motorcade around Macrohon. Here are more pictures from the said event, as provided by our Queen herself.