Bb. Pilipinas Grand International 2018 Eva Psychee Patalinjug appears to be the first among the 2018 Queens to wage a beauty battle abroad. Miss Grand International 2018 will be held (for the first time) in the Golden Land of the World – Myanmar – on October 25.
Eva hopes to do two notches better than her predecessor Elizabeth Clenci who placed 2nd Runner-Up in Vietnam, just as she is zeroing on a better output than Nicole Cordoves who was adjudged 1st Runner-Up during the 2016 edition held in Las Vegas.
Below is a video clip of the hosting of MGI2018 in Myanmar.
Eva’s make-up is courtesy of Shone Zendon.
Prior to the actual National Costume Presentation of Bb. Pilipinas 2018, the forty (40) Binibinis walked the stage in Jag Jeans and showed their fiercer and sexier side while showing off their curves in the latest collection of the denim brand. Reigning titleholders Rachel Peters, Mariel de Leon, Chanel Olive Thomas, Elizabeth Clenci, Nelda Ibe and Katarina Rodriguez led the group. Here are some photos from the said segment of the fashion show held last Saturday night.
Tomorrow afternoon, the Store Tour of the Bb. Pilipinas 2018 Official Candidates will happen in select establishments at Araneta Center starting at 2pm. Their first stop will be Pizza Hut and Dairy Queen at Ali Mall before heading straight to the Taco Bell at the Cyber Park beside Novotel.
This will be another chance to meet the ladies and – hopefully – get quick photo ops with them.
See you there!
Photo grid above contains photos from last year’s equivalent as taken by Joy Arguil for normannorman.com.
Below is the Store Tour when the winners have already been crowned as covered by Joseph Gerard V. Jose for normannorman.com
With the Bb. Pilipinas 2018 Talent Competition scheduled to take place at the Farmers Plaza Activity Area this coming Saturday – February 10 – I thought it would be appropriate to take a look-back at last year’s version where the more memorable presentations were placed in a video grid above. Included are the opera number of Mariel de Leon, the ballet performance of Arienne Calingo, the Taekwondo exhibition of Ma. Camille Manalo, the interpretative dance of Gillian Colcol and the bass guitar skills of Elizabeth Clenci.
Now if you want to get relatively up close and personal with this year’s Binibinis, then the above-mentioned upcoming event will be your best bet for some sort of a limited meet-and-greet.
I was told that around fifteen or so ladies will display their talents that are mostly in the song, dance and song-and-dance formats, with one doing a rhythmic gymnastics exhibition.
See you there!
Below are some shots taken from 2017 by Joseph Gerard V. Jose for normannorman.com.
Mariel de Leon
Ma. Camille Manalo
Left to right: Myanmar, Indonesia, MU supervisor, Philippines, China, Bulgaria and Lebanon for Miss Universe 2017
Miss Philippines Rachel Peters is heating up!
Doesn’t she look real good in the group photo above? I know that some of you are thinking that her wardrobe pales in comparison so far to what Elizabeth Clenci wore during Miss Grand International. But since they had the same BPCI stylist (Bonita Penaranda), I trust that things will look up in the days to come, OOTD-wise, that is.
By the way, below are the judges for the Preliminaries on November 25.
Megan Olivi – Host the Ultimate Insider on Fox Sports 1 Morgan Deane – Director of Marketing for TAO Group in New York city. Wendy Fitzwilliam – Miss Universe 1998, entrepreneur, lawyer, philanthropist, host and co-executive producer of Caribbean’s next top model Bill Pereira – member of IDT Corp’s Board of Director and Chief Executive Officer, President and Co-Chariman of IDT Telecom Isabelle Lindblom – NYC based model scout for International Modelling agency IMG Cecilio Asuncion – Filipino American Producer. Founder and director of the world’s first all-transgender model agency, Slay model management.
Aside from the Triple Send-Off for Bb. Pilipinas 2017 Queens Rachel Peters, Chanel Olive Thomas and Katarina Rodriguez, it was also a Double Homecoming Presscon for The Miss Globe 2017 1st Runner-Up Nelda Ibe and Miss Grand International 2017 Elizabeth Clenci that made the entire event more meaningful for all members of the Press who attended.
Our departing ladies are all eager to prove their worth in the international pageant arena, especially that pressure is mounting on their anticipated successes abroad. Instead of feeling the weight on theor shoulders, the motivation is coming from the performances of everyone ahead of them. Let us now watch videos of the well-wishes given by the three departing Queens to each other.
courtesy of seng19200
27 year-old Maria Jose Lora of Peru was crowned Miss Grand International 2017, succeeding last year’s Ariska Putri Pertiwi, during the (initially rain-drenched) finals at the Vinpearl Phu Quoc Resort and Villas.
Tulia Aleman Ferrer of Venezuela was named 1st Runner-Up with our very own Elizabeth Clenci getting 2nd Runner-Up honors. Brenda Azaria of Jimenez of Puerto Rico came in as 3rd Runner-Up and Nikola Uhlirova of Czech Republic closed the Top 5 as 4th Runner-UP.
Elizabeth wore a Val Taguba gown for the finals.
Congratulations to all the winners!