Gazini Ganados is representing Cebu City for Miss Pearl of the Philippines 2016
While a few of my pageant colleagues were slightly taken aback upon learning that Gazini Christiana Ganados Ewamer surfaced as Official Candidate of Miss Pearl of the Philippines 2016 instead of the previously-anticipated signing-up for Bb. Pilipinas 2016, I took it as possibly a personal assurance on the part of this lovely Cebuana to create a superior impact in the brand-new pageant and hopefully become its inaugural winner come May 14.
Now some might ask again why she went from Miss World Philippines 2014 to a lesser known competition. And I thought, why not? The possibility of this participation affecting her stock value (read: overall assessment of pageant experts) for future entry into the nationals may be imminent. But then again, she is standing out effortlessly among the Miss Pearl of the Philippines joiners as expected. Once she clinches this one (which I can confidently say she will), the achievement is already in the bag and will remain in place should she come forward to the major beauty derby next year or in 2018.
So I can only wish Gazini the best in this endeavor. She deserves to get a shining victory regardless of the contest’s still-untested appeal to the public. 🙂
Get the chance to be part of Cebu's Origin Models via their Summer Workshop
If you are based in the Queen City of the South or are planning to spend time this coming April-May on vacation there, then I can maybe interest you to enroll in the Summer Workshop of Cebu Modelle Institute in cooperation with Origin Models Mamagement where you can be mentored by the likes of Cynthia Thomalla, Gazini Ganados and the Aberasturi sisters.
Read the press release below:
Get a chance to be part of ORIGIN MODELS MANAGEMENT and be part of the family with Cebu top models-guest speakers Daina Nelson, Gazini Christiana Ganados Ewamer Apriel Smith, Cynthia Thomalla, Aberasturi sisters and more . Enroll now!!!! Workshop starts on APRIL 5! For more information contact this number 09223121130
CMI Integrated workshop offers:
Basic Hair and Make up
Haute Couture Poses
Live Mannequin Poses for Ramp Modeling
in 12 modules sessions/classes which are held every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 1:00 pm onwards.
Tuition fee is PhP5,000.00. Installment basis is allowed, just register at PhP1,000 upon enrollment and your balance can be paid on a weekly basis.
Graduation will be held in one of the malls in Cebu City by way of a fashion show.
Enrollment is now going on!!!!
Summer workshop starts on April 5.
Origin Woman : Kim Covert , Dianne Santillan, Hazel Ortiz , Jamie Herrell & Gazini Ganados
Origin Woman Jamie Herrell
is starting to get more hype nowadays. Sven Chua, Jonas Borces and the team in Cebu are crackling like the famous Chicharon
in Carcar. And they have excellent reasons to brag about. No, make them beautiful ones if you will. There is Miss Earth 2014 Jamie Herrell to begin with. She is like the muse. And then there are the ladies who were blogged here before as joining Bb. Pilipinas 2016 – Hazel Ortiz, Maria Gigante, Cynthia Thomalla and Gazini Ganados. Add to the mix the likes of Kim Covert, Dianne Santillan, Monica Tawide, Steffi Aberasturi, Kristine Beltran, Jessa Cariaga, Chloe Harris and Daina Nelson. Even Miss Cebu 2016 Raine Baljak is in the fold. Collectively, they are more than just tall and beautiful ladies under the Origin Woman tag.
This is Origin Model Management of Cebu – “Gracing covers, walking runways, transcending standards. That is an Origin model.”
Is this the breakaway group many people in local pageant circles are talking about? Well, you can call them whatever you want. I will only use the word “Origin” from now on. No intrigues. No hushed whispers. No secrets.
Left to right: Monica Tawide, Cynthia Thomalla, Steffi Aberasturi, Kristine Beltran, Jessa Cariaga, Daina Nelson and Maria Gigante
Click to know more about Origin Model Management
The girl’s name is Ena Velasco. She recently won Miss Mandaue 2015
The onslaught of beauties of Cebu continues. This time, the winner of the recently-concluded Miss Mandaue 2015 comes to your screen. Her name is Ena Velasco, standing 5’9″ and a product of Sven Chua’s Origin Model Management which handles the modeling careers of Jamie Herrell and Gazini Ganados.
Back in 2012, Ena was named Miss Masskara in Bacolod. A year after, she went on to claim the Miss Southwestern University title which awarded her a meaningful prize – 100% scholarship to take up her Medicine studies in the institution. In between, she takes ramp and print modeling assignments for earn her own keep.
But being part of KF Cebu could only mean that Jonas Borces will groom her for Bb. Pilipinas, either next year or 2017. So do you think she has the potentials to follow the likes of Kris Tiffany Janson and Rogelie Catacutan in the nationals? 😉
Ena Velasco (center) beams after winning Miss Mandaue 2015
It’s getting real hard to pick the best Festival Costume every year. Photo credit: Collin Yap
Colorful, full of joy and life! Photo credit: Collin Yap
The variety of festival costumes and contenders are more than rnough to draw anyone in. Photo credit: Collin Yap
There are two perfectly good reasons why Reyna ng Aliwan continues to be a crowd-drawer at the CCP Complex year after year during the Aliwan Fiesta. And this edition is no exception. Aside from the beautiful ladies vying to be the best among the best Festival Queens, the equally gorgeous costumes are more than enough to satisfy any stone-cold member of the audience.
I just wish that the makers of the National Costumes of our pageant representatives will take an inspiration or two from the celebratory attires of these ladies.
Do you agree, dear readers? 😉
All photos in this post are courtesy of Collin Yap.
Tonight will be the crowning of Reyna ng Aliwan 2015
Who will win among these 21 Official Candidates of Reyna ng Aliwan 2015?
Courtedy call to the Mayor of Pasay City
Tonight is one of the most important events of Aliwan Fiesta 2015 at the CCP Complex- the crowning of this year’s Reyna ng Aliwan from among the twenty-one (21) Festival Queen contenders.
And while we tend to overlook its festivities more often than not, it cannot be denied that the festival focus gives the whole pageant a more traditional color, what with the ladies parading in their dazzling costumes and trying to outshine one another in the process. There are no swimsuit segments here – just pure joy in the appreciation of each region’s colors and celebration.
And as usual, I have short-listed my favorites to win the crown. Two of them are actually familiar names and faces to you, dear readers. One is Gazini Christianna Jordi Ewamer (or Gazini Ganadaos, if you will) representing the Sinulog Festival of Cebu. The other one is Alexandra Faith Garcia for the Dinamulag Mango Festival of Zambales. The former was in Miss World Philippines 2014, while the latter took part in Mutya ng Pilipinas 2014.
The three other ladies in my Top 5 are Jaymie Lou Palermo Pagulayan from Bato Art Festival of Luna, Isabela, Errolha Lynn Seballos from the Tuna Festival of General Santos City and Stephanie Abellanida from the Halad Festival of Midsayap, North Cotabato. Their photo grid is right below.
My Top 5 Favorites for Reyna ng Aliwan 2015
Meanwhile, if you still want to catch the remaining events of Aliwan Festival 2015 this weekend, below is the calendar of activities for your review.
The Calendar of Activities for Aliwan Fiesta 2015
Gazini Ganados is now seriously mulling about Bb. Pilipinas 2015
Photo credit: Maverick Joel Chua Bernal
Gazini Christiana Ganados got flooded with words of encouragement of late to join Bb. Pilipinas 2015 after she uploaded on her Facebook page a quick collage of the dedicated blog posts I made about her in the past months.
“I feel the love. Thank you. I’ll see what I can do…”
But the proddings didn’t stop after making those statements. She must have noticed how the positive comments came one after another.
Till finally, she parted with just one word.
And I’m sure her mentor Jonas Borces is all ears. 😉