During last Friday’s pre-judging and finals of Miss Kaogma 2018 at Villa del Rey in CWC and the Freedom Sports Complex in Pili, Camarines Sur, one candidate really wowed all the judges the minute she presented herself. She is only 17 years old, stands 5’8” and has Filipino-Indian ethnicity. Her name is Rheema Alfonso Adakkoden, the newly-crowned successor of Julia Gonowon and is also the recipient of the title of Miss Millenial Camarines Sur.
Truth be told, the strong front-runners – like former Binibinis Sigrid Grace Flores and Angelie Aubrey Asuncion – had to play catch-up with the dusky beauty from start to finish and had to settle with being named Miss Kaogma Tourism and 1st Runner-Up, respectively.
In a year or two from now, you will definitely see Rheema joining the national pageants. And with more training and polish, she will definitely be one of the new Darlings in pageantry in time.
Let me take this opportunity to thank Camsur Governor Migz Villafuerte and Miss Universe Philippines 2017 Rachel Peters for the invite and the super warm accommodation at CWC. Looking forward to the 2019 edition!
Rachel Peters when she co-hosted Miss World Philippines 2016 (Photo by Joseph Gerard Jose)
Rachel (left) during MWP2016 with Lauren Reid
Here’s another 1.0(B) beauty since she has not joined Bb. Pilipinas yet. Rachel Peters got everyone’s attention when she took part in Miss World Philippines 2014 and finished as 4th Princess to Valerie Weigmann. Since then, she took a low profile from the pageant scene and resurfaced only last year during Miss World Philippines 2016 where she hosted the Press Presentation and Pre-Pageant, while co-hosting the finals with Richard Gutierrez and Lauren Reid.
Rachel with boyfriend Gov Migz Villafuerte
This Fil-Aussie has also made the Philippines her home, acquired a Philippine passport in the process and has been quite chill carrying on a happy relationship with Camarines Sur Governor Migz Villafuerte for quite some time now.
Rachel wants to give Bb. Pilipinas one big try, and I was told that Kagandahang Flores is preparing her well for the screenings and all. If given the shot, she will show in the nationals how much she has improved and matured since her last pageant foray.
Rachel in Rafael Louis Gonzales