Miss Dumaguete 2013 Lorraine C. Kendrickson
The name sounds foreign. Her looks show a slightly more caucasian appeal. But don’t be fooled. Lorraine C. Hendrickson is as Pinay as the next Cebuano-speaking local.
This 19 year-old lass is the reigning Miss Dumaguete who succeeded Frances Claire Vintola. Looks-wise, she has this fresh aura that could work wonders in a pageant like Miss International. But the question is if she will indeed join Bb. Pilipinas 2014. With her predecessor taking part in MWP2013 instead, there’s a greater likelihood of going over to Ms. Cory Quirino’s side.
And now for the part that’s giving me reservations. Her height. The girl stands 5’5″ – just the minimum for the national pageant. In fact, BBP has already upped their starting point at 5’6″. So what could be the solution? Platform heels? 😉
Numbers-wise, Kagandahang Flores is dominating Miss World Philippines 2013.
It just dawned on me that, compared to the single entry (Megan Young) of Aces & Queens, friendly rival Kagandahang Flores has fielded a grand total of fifteen (15) ladies for Miss World Philippines 2013. And they are as follows:
#5 Zahra Bianca Saldua
#6 Karla Patricia Alas
#7 Samantha Bernardo
#8 Frances Claire Vintola
#9 Pia Kamil Ochengco
#10 Janicel Lubina
#11 Mercegrace Raquel (do I see raised eyebrows?) 😉
#12 Angelica Lopez
#13 Paula Estenzo
#14 Vina Openiano
#17 Aikah Dindah
#18 Omarie Linn osuna
#19 Bianca Paz
#24 Zandra Flores
#25 Melanie Barret
With these beauties alone, the competition is looking like a field day for the beauty camp of Rodgil Flores. Of course, given the huge percentage of their participation, the likelihood of getting a Top 5 placement is extremely high. At the same time, the mortality (or loss) rate will be higher since only a few (at most) can get to the highest tier come finals night. At any rate, the experience earned will definitely allow the non-placers the much-needed training and polish to help in their next pageant attempt/s.
The photo above also confirms that former Team JDV member Mercegrace Raquel has already hopped to her new ‘home’.
Okay, dear readers, who’s your Top 5 among the KF entries alone? 😉
Below are the headshots of the 26 Miss World Philippines 2013 Official Candidates. One of them will take it all the way come August 18 and become our country’s representative to Miss World 2013 in Jakarta/Bali, Indonesia.
Who are your picks, based solely on these shots? Give me 12.
My Preferred (not Final) Twelve are: Megan Young, Zahra Saldua, Vina Openiano, Patricia Lae Ejercitado, Janicel Lubina, Ria Rabajante, Samantha Bernardo, Pia Kamil Ochengco, Bianca Paz, Zandra Flores, Mercegrace Raquel and Omarie Linn Osuna.
At this point, Megan is still my top pick. 😉
Dumaguete’s pride in Miss World Philippines 2013 is Frances Claire Vintola.
Photo Credit: OPMB Worldwide
Do you prefer Frances this way?
Talk about diamonds in the rough. Frances Claire Vintola could be one. However, she is so far being outshadowed by equally rough but extra promising finds such as Pia Kamil Ochengco, Omarie Linn Osuna and Samantha Bernardo.
Anyways, please don’t get mad at me for including her photo dressed as a Flight Attendant during her related training with CA1 Training and Development Center. It’s just that she looks so convincing as one and I wouldn’t mind sitting through a long-haul flight with her in the plane’s pantry to engage in small talks with. But enough with the FA association. Miss Dumaguete 2012 is currently getting our attention as Candidate #8 of Miss World Philippines 2013.
Is there reason to hope big for this girl? Or will she be better off charging things to experience and training harder for her next pageant? Either that or we might just see her flying the skies in a year or two. 😉