Get to know your #Binibini33 Jessarie Dumaguing through her life struggles and a melanated skin that became her ticket to being popularly called “Black”.
Jessarie was very young when her parents parted ways. She was left in the care of a uncle whose scarcity in life prompted her to draw for her classmates’ projects and do mural paintings at school just to get the occasional allowance and somehow make it through elementary and high school.
It didn’t take long before she decided to chase her dreams of pursuing college in Puerto Princesa where she initially accepted work as a househelp to save money – just like a slice in the life story of former Bb. Pilipinas International Janicel Lubina-Valera. She was eventually discovered for modeling and pageantry. The rest is history, as she was given the monicker “Black” due to a dark skin that always sets her apart from the other aspiring dreamers in Palawan.
Jessarie Dumaguing is 23. She finished a degree of Bachelor of Science in Tourism Management from the Palawan State University. She advocates for the promotion of education to the youth. She is also the current Ambassador of Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park (PPSRNP), also known as the Puerto Princesa Underground River (PPUR).
Let’s flit now to a fresh-faced national pageant newbie who is as smoldering hot as any island girl can get. She can potentially follow the footsteps of fellow Palaweña Janicel Lubina.
Jessarie “Black” Dumaguing is a 23-year old from the province of Palawan. She graduated Bachelor of Science in Tourism Management at the Palawan State University.
She held the titles of Miss STRASUC Olympics 2015 and Binibining MIMAROPA Festival Queen 2017. She is currently the ambassador of Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park (PPSRNP), also known as the Puerto Princesa Underground River (PPUR). It is a responsibility given to her by the City of Puerto Princesa last November 2018 after she was crowned as the Subaraw Festival Queen 1st Runner-up.
Also known as “Black” by her co-models, friends, former teachers and classmates; she possesses a great stage presence whenever participating in pageants or strutting her stuff on the runway. Just like her alias, she is not only a dark horse but also a crowd favorite.
Jessarie stands 5’7″ and advocates for the promotion of education to the younger generation.
Janicel and her special someone James
“When I first met you, I honestly didn’t know you were going to be this important to me. Now, everything I’ve never done I want to do it with you..l love you my chubby.”Those are the words straight out of Bb. Pilipinas International 2015 Janicel Lubina when she started posting photos about her vacation in the US at the moment. And the timing couldn’t be more apt since she celebrated her birthday (April 2) in the arms of her special someone James Valera, a Fil-Am based in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Janicel deserves to be this happy with her love life. We all know the responsibilities she had to shoulder for the longest time being the breadwinner of the family back in Palawan. And now that her brother Dante has already graduated, she can ease up on the duties to focus on romantic matters of the heart.
You all know NY now that Toni Alyessa Hipolito underwent the most unique reign of an international beauty competition when she was offered the 2016 crown of Miss Globe International which did not take place during its intended dates late last year. She accepted the appointment inspite of not having a crowning moment to look back to. Neither did she enjoy any luxury of travel in the process.
But now she will. Formally as the reigning titleholder.
Yesterday afternoon, a Meet-and-Greet Press Conference was held at Scatter MNL where members of the media were informed of the upcoming departure for Anatolia, Turkey to crown her successor in the 2017 edition next month. In fact, she is very likely to spend Christmas abroad. And she doesn’t mind. After all, she waited long enough for this moment. She was promised to be given her cash prize for being the 2016 appointee, plus a collection of jewelry to come with it.
Present during the event were Bb. Pilipinas International 2015 Janicel Lubina, Rodgil Flores and Gio Lazaro Flores of KF plus Officers and members of JCI International who sponsored the Presscon.
Toni with good friend Janicel Lubina
Below is part of her interview with ABS-CBN and GMA-7.
It was a well-attended product launch at Solaire Resort & Casino that gathered Queens – Miss World Megan Young, Miss Universe Philippines Rachel Peters, Bb. Pilipinas Grand International Elizabeth Clenci, Miss Tourism Queen of the Year International Leren Mae Bautista, Bb. Pilipinas International Janicel Lubina, Mutya ng Pilipinas Janela Joy Cuaton and Mutya ng Bohol Glyssa Perez – and Kings – Mister World Philippines titleholders Andrew Wolff and Sam Ajdani (the brand endorser) – for My Daily Collagen Drink which is a 100% Japan-made product that has hit the Philippine market for the first time.
Cristian Imazu of Nizona Japan and Ana Perez of Global Wellness Enterprise partnered to give us the everyday collagen drink for health and beauty. It is formulated to promote a firmer, youthful and radiant skin, as it is fortified with Collagen, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin C, Elastin and Royal Jelly. It will be made available in wellness shops and health/beauty counters of popular outlets very soon! A 100ml bottle costs only P149.00 each so it is the most reasonably-priced collagen drink available right now.
Everyone had a pleasant time during the launch as even the Japanese partners introduced their other products that will definitely be hits in the local market. If you want to be one of the first to give them a try, visit http://ph.buyjapanproducts.com
In the meantime, here are more photos from the said event.
When Bb. Pilipinas International 2015 Janicel Lubina, Bb. Pilipinas Supranational 2014 Yvethe Santiago, Bb. Pilipinas 2014 1st Runner-Up Laura Lehmann and Bb. Pilipinas 2015 1st Runner-Up Hannah Ruth Sison were brought by David’s Salon for their first overseas hair fashion shoot in the Affinage Australia HQs in Brisbane, little did they know about the actual difficulty levels of the project they signed up for.
In particular, Laura (according to David’s Salon Marketing Manager Lotte Villarosa-Agraviador) underwent the most complex (and cry-worthy) hair transformation as it took practically the whole day to achieve what the brand has assigned for her final look. I was also told that any hair care professional-wannabe cannot single-handedly do what a team of professionals toiled over. Hannah had the easiest procedure because the two-colored braids were not as complicated to accomplish. Yvethe had a relatively trying time as well but not to the point of almost wearing her out. Lastly, Janicel looked like she had the hardest-to-achieve hair, but it actually was not as demanding as the rest.
So now, may I present to you the Mermaid Hair Collection of David’s Salon in cooperation with Affinage Australia.
If you’re game enough, try booking an appointment at one of the flagship branches of David’s Salon to get the mermaid look and stand out wherever you go. 😉
Three of our Bb. Pilipinas 2015 Queens as photographed by Raymond Saldaña
Their reigns may be over, but the individual activities continue as winners of Bb. Pilipinas 2015. In this latest shot uploaded by ace photographer Raymond Saldaña, Bb. Pilipinas International Janicel Lubina, Bb. Pilipinas Supranational Rogelie Catacutan and Bb. Pilipinas Intercontinental Christi Lynn McGarry are shown in one frame wearing Leo Almodal, Cary Santiago and Albert Andrada, respectively.
Janicel was last seen participating in the Flores de Maria 2016 in Sta. Cruz, Laguna. Rogelie, on the other hand, went deeper down south as judge of Mister Zamboanga Peninsula. And of course, we all know thst Christi is one of the three endorsers of Bragais Brides.
Janicel during the Flores de Maria in Sta. Cruz, Laguna
Rogelie in another Cary Santiago as judge of Mister Zamboanga Peninsula
Christi Lynn McGarry as a Bragais Brides endorser
From this point, all three ladies can now move on with relatively normal lives but still carrying the Bb. Pilipinas titles they won as “badges” they can use to continue in spreading their personal causes and/or accepting public appearances and projects.
Keep on being beautiful, ladies! 🙂
Janicel as a “sagala” for Sony Boy Mindo during Flores de Mayo 2016 (Photo credit: Joy Arguil)
Her reign as Bb. Pilipinas International 2015 may be over, but Janicel Lubina is moving ahead according to her own working pace. She is picking up all the opportunities that come knocking at her door with a grateful heart. And knowing how hardworking she is as an individual, the chances of getting offers from different corners are bright. It could be pageant judging, personal appearances, TV guesting or, just like last night, as “sagala” (flower maiden
) of Designer Sony Boy Mindo for the 37th Flores de Mayo 2016 at the SM Mall of Asia. The possibilities are just there for the picking.
Janicel may no longer have the chance to pursue any other pageant channels (the risks far outweigh the potential benefits), but she is looking beyond the crown and taking all the options with an open mind and a generous (to her family in Palawan) heart.
Janicel during yesterday’s Flores de Mayo (Photo credit: Joy Arguil)
Good luck in all your future plans, my dear Janicel! 🙂
It was a successful fashion event last night at B Hotel in Quezon City when Designer Kim Gan unveiled her latest collection of Gakuya/Seishun which is very Japanese-inspired but filled with a lot of unique touches only she can come up with.
Beauty Queens/Kings and Professional Models walked the ramp, including Miss Universe Philippines 2014 MJ Lastimosa, Bb. Pilipinas International 2014 and 2015 Bianca Guidotti & Janicel Lubina, Bb. Pilipinas Supranational 2014 and 2015 Yvethe Santiago & Rogelie Catacutan, Mister World Philippines 2015 Sam Ajdani, Miss World Philippines 1st Runner-Up Cassandra Naidas, Kim Ross delos Santos, Alaiza Malinao and more.
With shoes by Jojo Bragais, take a look at the photos taken by my partner-in-coverage Joy Arguil:
Kim Ross delos Santos
Kim Ross delos Santos
Designer Kim Gan (left) and shoemaker Jojo Bragais
Jojo Bragais made the shoes for Kim Gan
courtesy of ABS-CBN Entertainment
Our Bb. Pilipinas titleholders of 2015
On this, the last day of their reigns as Bb. Pilipinas 2015 winners, allow me to pay a brief homage to the most successful batch of titleholders in the modern history of the country’s premiere beauty pageant. This is the quintet which represented us overseas and came home either as the victors or in respectable overall placements.
Miss Universe Philippines 2015 and Miss Universe 2015 Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach
Bb. Pilipinas International 2015 and Miss International 2015 Top 10 Janicel Lubina
Bb. Pilipinas Intercontinental 2015 and Miss Intercontinental 2015 1st Runner-Up and Queen of Asia-Oceania Christi Lynn McGarry
Bb. Pilipinas Supranational 2015 and Miss Supranational 2015 Top 20 finisher Rogelie Catacutan
Bb. Pilipinas Tourism/Bb. Pilipinas Globe 2015 and Miss Globe 2015 Ann Lorraine Colis
Thank you for bringing pride and honor to our country. Thank you for bringing the best of the Filipina beauty to the world, the Universe rather. And thank you for being shining examples of pageant royalty and grace.
Exactly an hour after winning last year, the Bb. Pilipinas 2015 titleholders
Your efforts will long be remembered, Pia, Janicel, Christi, Rogelie and Ann! 😀