Presenting to you now the country’s representatives to Miss/Mister Teen International 2018 to be held in Bangkok, Thailand next month – Joshua Helito and Alysa Esponilla.
This pair won the Junior Division of World’s Best Models – Philippines 2017 and will aim to bring additional honor to the country in international pageantry.
Watch out for them!
Designer: Edwin Uy
Styling: Dave Ocampo
Photography: Mark Neto Diaz
HMUA: Tonett Chua
During their courtesy call with Rep. Lucy Torres-Gomez
Miss Earth Philippines 2017 and Miss Earth 2017 Karen Ibasco
Hers was a reign that had rough patches here and there. And boy, were the potshots so cruel that anyone of a lesser heart and determination would succumb to the bashings that progressed from the nationals all the way to the international pageant stage.
As the reigning Miss Earth Philippines, Karen Ibasco was not spared the iron rod by critics who had a heyday putting her down for not having the traditional look and beauty we always associate with a winner, let alone a titleholder who would represent the country in the bigger Miss Earth. But when her innate smarts, academic credentials and articulate self start reeling in, then everyone would just sit up and take notice of how she would gloriously defeat all opponents coming her way. After all, being a Physicist gave her way more than textbook knowledge about science and stuff. What’s more, being able to translate her thoughts into words that would make the complicated seem reasonably understandable is a gift that not everyone can lay bragging rights on. Do watch two video clips (courtesy of Rappler) of how she was able to pull a well-deserved victory during Miss Earth Philippines 2017.
Since tonight is when Karen will relinquish her Miss Earth Philippines crown, I will stop at this point because her reign as Miss Earth won’t end until the 4th quarter of this Year.
Let me just say how proud I am of this woman who continuously held her head high amidst the varying degrees of stormy weather she had to live through. She remained cool, calm and collected. Gracious in all her moves and every inch a Queen so down-to-Mother Earth (pun intended).
Credits for her topmost photo:
Photographer – Jan Marquez | HMUA – Drew Galleguez | Gown – Edwin Uy
At the Duty Free Philippines in Parañaque City, an exhibit of National Costumes made by Designer Edwin Uy – titled “Anyong Pilipino” – is currently on display for everyone to appreciate and get inspiration from. During the ribbon-cutting yesterday afternoon, present were Reina Hispanoamericana 2017 Teresita Ssen Marquez and Bb. Pilipinas 2018 Top 15 Finisher Sandra Lemonon who each wore his dazzling creations, plus special guests including Parañaque City Mayor Edwin Olivarez. Mister Universal Ambassador 2017 1st Runner-Up Paul Guarnes was also around to wax nostalgic in the NatCos he proudly wore in Indonesia last year.
Except for the photo of Paul, all other shots were taken by Joy Arguil/Fab Philippines.
The Top 10 Bb. Pilipinas 2018 National Costumes are:
#Binibini20 Catriona Gray in Jearson Demavivas
#Binibini11 Aya Abesamis in Chico Estiva
#Binibini4 Ana Patricia Asturias in Dave Ocampo
#Binibini18 Rosantonette Mendoza in Rau Uson-Ablaza
#Binibini Michele Theresa Imperial Gumabao in Nat Manilag
#Binibini29 Samantha Avestruz in Nick Guarino
#Binibini30 Sarah Margarette Joson in Jay-r Gamboa Flores
#Binibini31 Jehza Huelar in Neil Patrick Jimlani
#Binibini33 Stephanie Joy G. Abellanida in Archie Castillo
#Binibini35 Sandra Lemonon in Edwin Uy
Here are their individual photos.
Last night at the Grand Ballroom of Solaire Resort and Casino, the Miss Universe Charity Fashion Gala was held in cooperation with Frontrow Cares and Hope for Change Foundation. Our visiting Miss Universe titleholders Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters and Iris Mittenaere – along with our very own Pia Wurtzbach walked the runway for a good cause. Wearing creations by our top designers like Francis Libiran and Rajo Laurel, they were joined by the Miss Universe 2017 national winners who also displayed their taste and elegance in gowns made by the likes of Mark Bumgarner, Frederick Peralta, Edwin Uy, Val Taguba, Rocky Gathercole, Cherry Samuya Veric, Ofelia Simpao and more.
What added special glitter to the event was the presence of six of our Miss Universe Philippines winners – Bianca Manalo, Venus Raj, Shamcey Supsup, Ara Arida, MJ Lastimosa and Maxine Medina – who also participated in the fashion show and presented onstage in chronological order of their years in competition.
Six of our Miss Universe Philippines titleholders from Bianca Manalo to Maxine Medina
Here are some video clips from the show itself.
Since we’re done with Miss Universe, let us move to another part of the world where another one of our Queens is still competing. Bb. Pilipinas Supranational 2017 Chanel Olive Thomas must be feeling greater pressure now more than ever to deliver an excellent performance during the finals of Miss Supranational 2017 this coming December 1 in Krynica-Zdroj, Poland. She remains in the thick of the fight, while maintaining the genuinely warm and friendly persona with the other candidates.
Here are videos of the Swimsuit (where she slipped into a red two-piece number by Edwin Uy) and Evening Gown (wearing a Rau Uson-Ablaza creation) Preliminaries held at AquaCity Poprad and Horizont Resort respectively. Tell me your assessment of her presentation in each round.
courtesy of Miss Supranational
Keep on voting for Chanel in the popularity segment of the competition. You can do this by downloading Vodi on your smartphone/laptop.
There are 2 awards for online voting:
1. Miss Voda Fan Favourite – by downloading Voda app from the app store and using MISSSUPRA17 as referral code.
2. Miss Internet – by liking or loving Chanel’s official photo on Miss Supranational’s Facebook page.
Voting will end on December 1.
Winner of either will secure spot in Top25.
Please check Miss Supranational’s website and FB page for other details.