I am sharing these introduction videos at random – a mix of the familiar and the fresh-faced.
You will definitely find gems among the still-unfamiliar delegates.
Here are some twenty-four of them first.
Jane Darren Genobisa
Victoria Velasquez Vincent
Gliyam Marianna Cundangan
Jedidah Hefervez Korinihona
Noelyn Rose Campos
Jamilla von Gestel
Sheikha Manglicmot Calapatia
Janela Joy Cuaton
Hershey Gail Dacera
Samantha Sigrid Abordo
Kristina Alexandra Rodriguez
Katrina Alyana Lopez Chavez
Cheri Angel Anne Flejoles
Simone Nadine Bornilla
Krizzaleen Mae Valencia
Jessica Medina Holz
Rio Gabrielle Sinay Ocampo
The smiles of these Filipinas are some of the most captivating around the world. And in Miss Universe Philippines 2021, there are so many of them who give out those curves on their lips with such joy that they can #InspireYou to no end.
Here are four of them who are aiming to secure spots in the #Top75.
Jane Darren Genobisa – fetching
Roxanne Ibo Sarmiento – gleeful
Gliyam Marianna Cundangan – wholesome
Grace Charmaine Vendiola – queenly
Vote for them now!
1. Download the Miss Universe Philippines app.
Android – https://bit.ly/3rxx5pv
iOs – https://apple.co/3i6bxNI
2. Open the MUPH app and go to the voting tab by tapping on the star icon on the lower left part of your screen.
3. Vote by pressing the star icon on your favorite delegate’s headshot
Glam teams, prevail!
When the immediate task at hand is to review the ninety-nine (99) headshots – yes, one already dropped out for reasons I am not privy to – of the Miss Universe Philippines 2021 official delegates, I avoided overthinking as much as possible. There are considerations for makeup, hair, lights, and styling to think of. But I did not want to burden myself analyzing so many factors one by one. I just look at the image, and if I am instantly drawn to her, I surrender.
The Smile: it has to be natural-looking, if not the lady’s best angle. In this regard, I plucked Jane Darren Genobisa, Beatrice Luigi Gomez, Jedidah Hefervez Korinihona (what a mouthful of a name) and Grace Charmaine Vendiola.
The Mystique: she needs to exude that dreamy and magical presence that is at once hypnotic and with an air of secrecy. Victoria Velasquez Vincent (I swear I could almost genuflect if it was a life size photo), Khesha Ramachandran (a serene Fairy in an enchanted forest) and Katrina Dimaranan (like a Caribbean priestess or headdress-less Samba Queen) qualify here.
Those who did not disappoint: this is where the familiar names and faces come in. They delivered as expected and did not underwhelm (thankfully!). Steffi Rose Aberasturi, Leren Mae Bautista and Maureen Wroblewitz belong here.
One level up: Both Izabella Jasmine Umali and Sam Santamaria climbed one notch to show a side of their faces I haven’t seen before. The latter especially proved that a head-tilted-up pose can be surprisingly entrancing – with a beautiful neck sufficiently exposed.
So who are your favorites, dear readers?
Before the actual virtual challenges of Miss Universe Philippines 2021 begin, I will endeavor to short-list 30 ladies from the announced Top 100 and see how they will compare to the actual 30 Official Candidates who will vie for the title on September 25.
This is a mix of the familiar, the experienced and my gut-feel good performers. They are:
Beatrice Luigi Gomez
Izabella Jasmine Umali
Steffi Rose Aberasturi
Leren Mae Bautista
Victoria V. Vincent
Darren Jane Genobisa
Janela Joy Cuaton
Maria Ingrid Santamaria
Charlene Jay Bailey
Zandra Mae Diokno
Gliyam Marianna Cundangan
Jane Nichole Miñano
Your “premature” choices, dear readers?
The first half of the Binibinis of Bb. Pilipinas 2019 were flown to Boracay Island today (the other half to Vigan, Ilocos Sur) as part of the out-of-town island tour organized by Miss Universe Philippines for the national pageant.
Henann Prime Beach Resort and Henann Regency Resort & Spa are hosting them.
Above and below are some personal shots of the ladies who are part of the group.
Official swimwear shots of the 40 Bb. Pilipinas 2019 Official Candidates as taken by Raymond Saldaña.
Swimwear provided by DR SWIM
Owen Suan Reyes | Maxie Geranta | JJ Maghirang III
Hair & Make up by David’s Salon
Shoes and Shades by Jojo Bragais
Set Design: Blooms 2710 Events
Styled by Patrick Henry Mergano & Vhee Co
Associate Stylists: Cev Cendaña & Shone Rivera
Accessories by Arnel Papa & Frank Faj Jones
Graphic Designer: Miko Bigornia
Get to know your #Binibini6 Jane Darren G. Genobisa through her tribe and a life full of trials and tribulations.
Jane was orphaned at early age. Her mother passed away when she was only 6 months old, while her father died from a fatal accident when she was 12. Raised by her grandparents, she was nurtured to become a person with strong values amidst the realities of life. She grew up in different town plazas because the family’s major source of income is running a #perya or amusement fair. Her childhood was like a merry-go-round full of ups and downs.
Jane has experienced sleeping on the streets and even in shanties. She met a lot of people with different personalities, attitudes, backgrounds and even encountered a string of humiliations because of her status in life. Tough love and situations molded her to become what she is today – a strong fighter.
This #Binibini’s ancestors are the Lumads who belong to the group of the Bagobos from Tagabawa tribe. And her advocacy is to uplift the health, education and safety of the Bagobo children, while preserving their culture and traditions as well as the other indigenous groups in the country.
Photo credits: Mark Caceres and Bb. Pilipinas (Official)
Tomorrow, one of the beautiful Marine Ambassadors below will take it one big notch higher. She will be crowned as the worthiest to be titled Miss Scuba Philippines 2018 and become the country’s representative in Miss Scuba International 2018 to be held in Malaysia.
Who will the most precious one be?
Below are my Top 5 Favorites going into the Finals:
Find out during the Coronation Night at Chaos Manila. Show starts at 7pm.
See you there!
Photo credit: Allen Cabs