Michelle, Trixie and Francine will fight for the Philippines tonight!
Tonight, Miss International Queen 2015
will have its finals at the Tiffany’s Show Theater in Pattaya, Thailand with 27 of the loveliest transgenders from all over the world. There are three Philippine representatives – Francine Garcia, Michelle Binas and Trixie Maristela.
The grand show will start at 23:00hrs Thailand time (or around 00:00hrs Manila time) so get ready to burn the midnight oil following the live streaming which you can watch HERE.
Our two entries in Miss International Queen 2015 had their formal introductions in Bangkok, Thailand yesterday. Trixie Maristela and Francine Garcia proudly wore their National Costumes for the competition.
Trixie looked fantasy regal in her outfit made by Designer Chico Estiva. On the other hand, Francine projects a femme fatale aura and pose in her NatCos created by Benjamin Leguizamo IV, in collaboration with Rhexell Bermudes Cruz.
Miss International Queen 2015 will have its finals at the Tiffany’s Theater in Pattaya, Thailand on November 6.
Good luck to both of you, Trixie and Francine! 🙂
Francine Garcia will compete in Miss International Queen 2015
More than winning last week’s Ms. Gay Manila 2015, Francine Garcia is clear about her more anticipated purpose – to represent the Philippines in Miss International Queen 2015 and hopefully do a Kevin Balot. She has actually started completing all the requirements for the Pattaya-hosted competition and is looking forward to training hard for the same. The prize money of P200,000.00 (or at least half of it for the moment
) she got for placing 2nd Runner-Up to Trixie Maristela will significantly help in her expenses and all.
MIQ2014 Isabella Santiago
I have a good feeling about Francine’s chances of doing well in Thailand. And most definitely, she’ll make sure that her participation will be felt by everyone out there.
7:40 into the video below, she confirmed her joining as one of the Philippine representatives to MIQ2015 this coming October. She is acquainted with the reigning winner (Isabella Santiago of Venezuela, photo on the right) who was here in Manila during Super Sireyna Worldwide 2014.
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Francine Garcia during Ms. Gay Manila 2015 (Photo credit: Jory Rivera)
Good luck in your preparations, Francine! 😀
Trixie Maristela (with crown) is the first ever Ms. Gay Manila 2015. She is flanked by 2nd Runner-Up Francine Garcia (left) and 1st Runner-up Marianne Arguelles (Photo credit: Jory Rivera)
Miss Manila 2014 KC Halili (left) and Ms. Gay Manila 2015 Trixie Maristela (Photo credit: Jory Rivera)
Just as I predicted, the winner of Ms. Gay Manila 2015 could only be one of my two top picks. Trixie Maristela took home the crown, while Francine Garcia settled for 2nd Runner-up honors. In between the two of them is 1st Runner-up Marianne Arguelles.
Trixie won P500,000 in cash prize and will now be the LGBT spokesperson for the City of Manila. Marianne and Francine each got P200,000 and P100,000, respectively.
The finals night – held at the PICC Plenary Hall – was hosted by Paolo Ballesteros and Divine Lee, with Anne Curtis Smith as guest performer.
Congratulations to Trixie, Marianne and Francine! 😀
The Top 3 (Trixie, Marianne and Francine) in their festival costumes. (Photo credit: Jory Rivera)
The Top 3 (Trixie, Marianne and Francine) in their evening gowns. (Photo credit: Jory Rivera)
P.S. To those looking for a video of the finals, I will post one as soon as it is made available. For now, here’s the one showing highlights of the Ms. Gay Manila 2015 Pre-Pageant.
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The twenty-seven candidates of Miss Gay Manila 2015
courtesy of GMA News and Public Affairs
Tomorrow night, Ms. Gay Manila 2015 will be crowned at the PICC Plenary Hall. One of the twenty-seven (although only 26 are pictured on the website due to a duplicity of photos
) lovely candidates will take home the first-ever title which comes with half a million in cash prize. Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada will grace the occasion to award the top winners and show his 100% support to the search.
Going back to the contenders, you’ll be surprised at the smart and smooth communication skills of most as they can easily give our national beauty pageants a quick run for the Q&A money. I listed below my dozen favorites to take the crown. 😉
My Twelve (12) Picks for Miss Gay Manila 2015
Off my head, I would anticipate both Francine Garcia and Trixie Maristela (Super Sireyna winners both
) to fight tooth and nail for the victory, although there could be some really pleasant spoilers – like Michelle Binas – just waiting to get their moment in the spotlight.
But this much I can say, whoever will end up as #1 will definitely be a great spokesperson for the LGBT community of the City of Manila. For once, I am totally doffing my hat to Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada for elevating the image of gay beauty pageants and going all-out in this endeavor. 😀
(Left to right): Inday Sita of Cebu City, Justine Valenciano of Baguio City, Francine Garcia of Quezon City, Faiel Valenciano of Baguio City and Patricia Maristela of San Juan City. (Photo credit: Jory Rivera for OPMB Worldwide)
In the recently-concluded finals night of Manila’s Five Prettiest 2014, a quintet of gorgeous contenders proved that they have the beauty-and-brains package to rise above twenty-seven other aspirants vying to place on top.
I am happy that two of my personal favorites – Francine Garcia (last year’s Super Sireyna) and Justine Valenciano (People’s Choice in this year’s Super Sireyna) – were able to secure their spots in the magic circle with ease and charm. Kudos as well to the three others who made it – Inday Sita, Faiel Valenciano and Patricia Maristela.
Keep on bringing the charm, ladies! 😀
Francine Garcia (aka Kim Chiu of QC) was crowned Super Sireyna Queen of Queens 2013.
The eight Super Sireyna Queens
Guys, I want to share with you the much talked-about Grand Finals of Super Sireyna Queen of Queens 2013. Below are the videos divided into six parts. Apologies for the less than clear quality, but this is the most complete set I could find on Youtube. Just the same, you will be amazed at the finalists, most especially the world-class fantasy costumes. The Q&A, especially of the winner Francine Garcia, was a killer (what with a killer question from judge Isabelle Daza). I was impressed with the whole event over-all. Do watch now. 😉
All videos courtesy of Richardson Guinto