#TeamVisayas is looking more and more like the strongest contingent in Miss Philippines Earth 2019. The group took eight (8) spots in my Top 20 forecast. And why not? Eastern Visayas alone has three strong aspirants with Chelsea Fernandez of Tacloban City, Emily Brumby of Tanauan, Leyte and Donna Ceniza of Ormoc City. If you add the other areas in this region, I can throw in two Ilonggas with Anna Thea Cenarosa of Iloilo City and Karen Nicole Piccio of Maasin, Iloilo, one Cebuana in Mariafe Loayon of San Remigio, Cebu and the Romblon bet, Danica Acuña. We can complete the mix with the youthful lass from Altavas, Aklan – Elmarie Dewara.
But not to be taken lightly, #TeamNCR has the next highest number of qualifiers in my Top 20 – five (5) all in all. Shanon Tampon of Caloocan City, Alexandra Dayrit of Marikina City, Janelle Tee of Pasig City, Janella Manuel of Valenzuela City and Maricres Castro of Muntinlupa City deserve to be recognized just as much.
#TeamMindanao and #TeamLuzon contributed three (3) apiece with the ladies from the south coming strong with Maricel Buscato of Dapitan City, Jade Dyll Asis of Midsayap, North Cotabato and Ana Monica Tan of Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental. And the trio from the country’s biggest region has Amiel Saquisame of Gattaran, Cagayan Valley, Janielle Fajardo of Dasmariñas, Cavite and Mae Angela Miguel of Castillejos, Zambales.
Completing my Top 20 is one from the Overseas Communities – Denise Jessica Pimlott of Fil-Melbourne.
The Top 10
It is in cutting my Top 20 to a Top 10 where there is a greater level of difficulty. More than half of the ladies above are both smart and beautiful. And this is the point where the composition of the Top 5 is starting to take shape.
My Top 10 are (in random order):
1. Alexandra Dayrit of Marikina City
2. Anna Thea Cenarosa of Iloilo City
3. Jade Dyll Asis of Midsayap, North Cotabato
4. Janelle Tee of Pasig City
5. Chelsea Fernandez of Tacloban City
6. Shanon Tampon of Caloocan City
7. Ana Monica Tan of Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental
8. Danica Acuña of Romblon, Romblon
9. Mae Angela Miguel of Castillejos, Zambales
10. Mariafe Loayon of San Remigio, Cebu
Who has the potential of winning Miss Philippines Earth 2019?
Three ladies with the highest potential of being the highest-ranking blossom among them all are:
1. Chelsea Fernandez of Tacloban City
2. Janelle Tee of Pasig City
3. Danica Acuña of Romblon, Romblon
I can see any one of them as pilot of the 2019 court for one year of reign.
To join them and complete a Top 5, I will add:
4. Mariafe Loayon of San Remigio, Cebu
5. Ana Monica Tan of Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental
Two potential spoilers are Shanon Tampon of Caloocan City and Alexandra Dayrit of Marikina City.
Therefore, my personal winners will read as follows:
Miss Philippines Earth 2019:
Chelsea Fernandez of Tacloban City
Miss Air Philippines 2019:
Janelle Tee of Pasig City
Miss Water Philippines 2019:
Danica Acuña of Romblon, Romblon
Miss Fire Philippines 2019:
Mariafe Loayon of San Remigio, Cebu
Miss Philippines EcoTourism 2019:
Ana Monica Tan of Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental
Now since the Q&A is given strong weight in the finals, it is likely that one of the ladies in my winners’ circle might be replaced if an unsung contender suddenly shoots up in the rankings on Grand Coronation Afternoon (the finals will start at 3pm; The Cove at Okada Manila). That is where the surprise lies, and one which I look forward to knowing once the going gets real tough.
Best of luck to all the Blossoms of 2019!