On this last day of 2019, allow me to thank the shows of these TV networks that invited, guested, phone-patched and interviewed me for pageant-related discussions and special segment judging:
ABS-CBN: To Umagang KayGanda for the twin appearances for their #GandangMissU spots for Miss Universe 2019 and the month-long engagement for the #BoomBAEro2019 contest in cooperation with the Bureau of Fire Protection last summer;
GMA News: To Nelson Canlas for the phone-patch interview a day before the Miss Universe 2019 finals that was included in his report for the network’s evening news;
CNN Philippines: To #TheSource of program host Pinky Webb for having me as guest for the Miss Universe and Miss Universe Philippines topic earlier this month.
Maraming salamat po!
#HappyNewYear to all my readers, visitors, regulars and everyone who added to the discussions, banters and engagements in this blog.
You should already know by now that our Miss World 2013 Megan Young will be co-hosting the Finals of Miss World 2019 that will take place at ExCel London this coming Saturday, December 14.
In the meantime, here are her London photos so far. Loving her looks!
Below, she was photographed with Miss World Philippines 2019 Michelle Dee during the Charity Gala Dinner of Miss World 2019 held at indigo at The O2 in London.
Michelle is wearing an Albert Andrada gown with earrings by Christopher E Munar. Styling by Francis Chee.
By the way, the Finals will be aired at 10:20pm this coming Saturday on GMA-7.
Tonight in Atlanta, Georgia (and tomorrow morning here in Manila), the Miss Universe 2019 Preliminary Competition and National Costume Show will take place at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis. This will be crucial as the ladies with the 19 highest combined preliminary scores will be chosen (the 20th being the online voting winner) as part of the first cut.
Let us keep on cheering and giving Miss Universe Philippines 2019 Gazini Ganados our full support. Regardless of the different factors that most of you perceive as being obstacles on the road to a back-to-back win, let us unite behind her.
Meanwhile from my end, I just got off an interview with Nelson Canlas of GMA News for his news segment on Miss Universe 2019 and Miss Universe Philippines Gazini Christiana Jordi Ganados that will be aired tonight (in the entertainment news part) on 24 Oras and Saksi of GMA Network.
Catch my take on our Queen’s chances for a back-to-back.
And on Monday and Tuesday, I will be part of the discussion panel on Umagang Kay Ganda of ABS-CBN for the live broadcast of Miss Universe 2019 and the post-coronation analysis the day after.
The next few days will be full of excitement!
The Gazini artwork above left is courtesy of Mikhail Ciriaco.
#gaziniganados #missuniverse2019 #24Oras #Saksi #GMA7
Catriona and Gazini in one frame
This is a big break indeed for Thia!
Guess who’s the newest leading lady of popular heartthrob Alden Richards in his newest GMA Network Teleserye “The Gift”?
Miss Eco International 2017 Cynthia Magpatoc Thomalla who will now be known by her screen name #ThiaThomalla!
Congratulations my dear! I know that you have patiently waited for this opportunity to really shine as an actress.
It may still be a wee bit premature to make a teaser blog about this subject matter, but Michelle Dee is being talked about in small pageant circles as seriously considering to enter the pageant route via Miss World Philippines 2019.
She just started her TV career at GMA7 and will have a part in an upcoming rom-com flick showing later this month. But with her home network handling MWP, then I can see no big obstacle for that happening this year.
Will blog more about this as soon as details become more final.
Miss Earth has a new home – network, that is.
Earlier today, the contract signing was held formalizing the move of Miss Earth and Carousel Productions Inc. to GMA-7 as its Official TV airing network.
Present were Carousel EVP Lorraine Schuck, Carousel VP Peachy Veneracion, GMA Network’s Joey Abacan and some of this year’s candidates, including Celeste Cortesi of the Philippines.
Meanwhile, the Welcome Party for this year’s candidates was held at Carousel Mansion in Mandaluyong City. Below are some photos of the delegates during the festive gathering.
Exactly one Sunday from this date, the finals of Miss World Philippines 2018 will culminate in the much-anticipated finals that will be held at the Mall of Asia Arena. And more than knowing who the next winners will be, I am curious to find out what new title/s will be announced (if the organizers are already at liberty to make them known on nationwide TV and social media).
As for the reigning titleholders, they have only one more week before handing away their national titles. Check out the interview below where GMA Network conducted a casual interview with Laura Lehmann, Win-Wyn Marquez, Cynthia Thomalla and Sophia Seneron.