Season 2 of the Reality Pageant search on TV will have its winner sent to MGI2015
Miss Grand Philippines – the title – will no longer exist this year. In its place, there will be a Pinay Beauty Queen Grand International 2015 who will be the successor of last year’s Kimberly Karlsson. And the winner of Season 2 of the reality TV pageant search will be going to Bangkok, Thailand come October.
Since John dela Vega and Ali Forbes will continue to be involved in the same, there’s really no issue at all when it comes to calling the winner as such and not Miss Grand Philippines 2015. It’s a pity the winner of Season 1 can no longer lay claim to this new development. Joana Angelica Romero would have been one happy lady.
Alas, the rightful rep will still be determined by May 2015.
Watch out for this on GMA News TV! 😉
The Season 2 winner will represent the Philippines in Miss Grand International 2015
P.S. I wonder how MGI owner Nawatt Itsaragrisil feels about this. If oyu ask me, he should be happy with the televised search.
Above are four of the 1st round glamshots for Pinay Beauty Queen Academy
The first round glamshots of Pinay Beauty Queen Academy
can be seen HERE
. I just thought of featuring four of the familiar participants in the reality TV/Beauty Queen search.
Remember Janelle Olafson? She’s the girl who won Ms. EcoTourism Philippines-The Mossimo Bikini Summit 2011.
Remember Pircelyn Pialago? She’s the girl who represented Dalaguete, Cebu in Miss Philippines Earth 2014 and who got her 15 minutes of fame via the “she passed away” comment when a fellow candidate (Leslie Ann Pine) fainted during the swimsuit competition.
Remember Jeslyn Santos? She’s my kababayan from Hagonoy, Bulacan who was Binibini 32 during Bb. Pilipinas 2014 and was originally crowned in the province for MWP2014 but decided to do this reality program instead.
Remember Joana Angelica Romero? She’s the Bicolana more popularly called Binibini 3 during Bb. Pilipinas 2014 and is more interested now to explore the possibility of a TV career than otherwise.
They are just four of the twenty-one beauties who made it to the program proper and who will be seen in the show once it starts airing on GMA News TV soon. Check out their Facebook page to get updates on telecast dates. 😉
From this group of thirty, 20 Official Contenders will be chosen for Pinay Beauty Queen Academy.
Three familiar faces who joined the reality show.
In the ongoing final screenings for the reality TV program “Pinay Beauty Queen Academy
“, a few familiar faces have stood out as making it to the 30 ladies who passed the screenings and with a strong chance of making it to the Final 20 who will eventually make up the core group of candidates who will participate in the show and be mentored by the likes of Evangeline Pascual, Precious Lara Quigaman and Joyce Ann Burton-Titular.
Former Binibinis Jeslyn Santos and Joana Angelica Romero from Bb. Pilipinas 2014, plus Miss Philippines Earth 2014 Top 10 finisher Leslie Ann Pine from San Leonardo, N.E. have been seen slugging it out with the other enlisters who will most likely make it to the next cut and be part of the show.
Will they achieve the fame and fortune they missed in their respective national pageants and become stronger and more confident beauties after the show is over?
That we’ll have to see. Anyways, good luck to all three girls! 🙂
Joana Angelica Romero during a fashion show at Fisher Mall in QC (Photo credit: Fabmanilaph)
Photo credit: Fabmanilaph
Joana Angelica Romero was Binibini 3 during Bb. Pilipinas 2014. She gave the nationals her best shot. Moving on from the experience, she should consider joining another beauty competition before officially turning 25 years old. There are still two (2) options left – a) submit her form to Miss Grand Philippines 2014
in time for the June 28 screening and b) try her luck with Miss World Philippines 2014
on or before the deadline next month. Where should she head to next?
My two cents? Go for Miss Grand Philippines, Joana. A KF-trained beauty like you should show that there is still unity among the beauty camps. While the pageant may be identified with the House of JDV, franchise holder John de la Vega promises to give equal treatment to all comers, regardless of affiliation. 😉
Our reigning Bb. Pilipinas titleholders for Creme Silk
Let’s do some quick grouping of ladies according to the possible international pageants they are likely to be good fits for.
Top of my head, I took the liberty of dividing the forty (40) Bb. Pilipinas 2014 Official Candidates into five (5) groups of eight (8). Each group is assigned a specific title to be handed out on March 30, under which the likeliest placers are included. See if your choices compare close (or not so close) to mine.
Miss Universe Philippines 2014
4 Parul Shah
8 Pia Wurtzbach
13 Kris Tiffany Janson
15 Kimverlyn Suiza
17 Diana Arevalo
22 Mary Anne Bianca Guidotti
25 Mary Jean Lastimosa
35 Yvethe Marie Santiago
Bb. Pilipinas International
1 Julian Aurine Flores
2 Mary Ainjely Manalo
5 Hannah Mariz dela Guerra
7 Aiza Faeldonia
11 Laura Victoria Lehmann
14 Emma Mary Tiglao
23 Nichole Marie Manalo
40 Vessica Sambo
Bb. Pilipinas Tourism
3 Joana Angelica Romero
6 Anabel Christine Tia
9 Joy Antonette Diaz
10 Shauna Indra Curran
16 Zahara Mae Soriano
26 Hannah Sheena Manuel
32 Jeslyn Santos
34 Leonalyn dela Cruz
Bb. Pilipinas Supranational
12 Sarah Jireh Asido
20 Kenneth Santiago
24 Ednornance Agustin
27 Hannah Ruth Sison
29 Krischelle Halili
30 Joy Marie Gangan
33 Gabrielle Tilokani
36 Krystal Alonday
Bb. Pilipinas Intercontinental
18 Ellore Noelle Punzalan
19 Mae Liezel Ramos
21 Racquel Kabigting
28 Carla Jenina Lizardo
31 Angelique Celine de Leon
37 Vanessa Saliba
38 Janine Asanion
39 Ladylyn Riva
This is all for a bit of fun, although I’m sure you will take it seriously. 🙂
Three solid reasons for the Bicol Region to cheer during the Bb. Pilipinas 2014 finals (Photo credit: Bruce Casanova for Bb. Pilipinas)
A sparkling troika, I must say. For the large Bicol Region, there are three (3) outstanding ladies representing them and how. They are:
3 Joana Angelica Romero from Naga City
19 Mae Liezel Ramos from Naga City
35 Yvethe Marie A. Santiago from Daraga, Albay
Of the trio, Joana seems to be the least being considered a potential winner in the making. While she does not come out as photogenic as the other two, it cannot be denied that she is still a contender to reckon with. She has reasonably good credentials to offer and has been performing somewhere between average to high average in terms of stage effect and pre-pageant presence. She could also be a worthy communicator if need be.
And Mae Liezel? This girl is always on fire, even if the flying embers tend to die faster than the highly-favored ones. She is like the starting prototype of a Venezuelan beauty contestant transported to our shores. She knows her angles and constantly flirts with the camera whenever and wherever. During the National Costume competition alone, she wore the most Goddess-like attire among all forty and worked out the stage like a real pro.
And then there’s Yvethe. The Bb. Pilipinas 2014 batch wouldn’t be complete without mentioning her name in the same breath. It’s like she is the face of the competition if there is one. And I can’t blame the supporters of other candidates for always feeling threatened by the protective guardians of her gate. It’s like she is just waiting for March 30 to claim her title. My next question would be: who’s up to fight her head-to-head in a duel to the finish? I’m sure there will still be takers. So let’s just allow the crowns to fall on the heads of the deserving ones.
Photo credit: Bruce Casanova for Bb. Pilipinas
All things considered, do you think Bicol has the best offerings this year? If you prefer to reserve your answer till the end of the day, I won’t mind. Visayas and Mindanao are still set to follow later. 😉
Binibini 3 Joan Angelica Romero: is she starting at just the right time to step up to the plate?
Binibini 3 Joana Angelica Romero is one those ladies who always stay in the middle ground – noticed at times, but easily deflecting the attention once the top favorites start commanding their arrival.
Of late, your blogger has noticed a moderate improvement in her looks and styling to keep up with the competition. But still, I cannot perceive her as a strong opponent for now. Maybe she can inject an extra dose of bubbliness in order to get people to swarm around her presence. In a beauty derby like Bb. Pilipinas, it’s so easy to get sidelined by the more ferocious and attention-hoarding candidates who milk the full worth of their public time by putting their best foot and smile forward all the time. If Joana can do this, then perhaps she can lock in some due interest. 😉
(L-R) Angelique, Janine, Leona, Jeslyn, Vessica, Krystal and Yvethe pose for Barrio Fiesta
Ednornance (who’s looking mighty fine here) and Hannah Ruth smile while getting their food, with a serious Ja concentrating on what she wants to eat.
Eating lunch at Barrio Fiesta
This is probably the closest to a Filipino food feast the Bb. Pilipinas 2014 Official Candidates can get as they do not really have much time to actually attend provincial town fiestas to sample the special dishes served in each locality. The curious thing is that they cannot really indulge with the food beyond their daily calorie limits. They may just get a bite or two of each viand, then hold off on the rice or paella altogether. What an ordeal – but not a really hard one at that. 😉
(L-R) Emma, Pia and Kimverlyn queueing for lunch
(L-R) Anabel, Joana, KC, Kris and Shauna pose before continuing to fill up their plates
Photo credit: Melvin Sia/OPMB Worldwide
Photo credit: Melvin Sia/OPMB Worldwide
Twelve (12) ladies qualified to perform during the Bb. Pilipinas 2014 Talent Show at the Farmers Mall Activity Area.
Four (4) of them sang – Hannah Ruth Sison, Shauna Curran, Jeslyn Santos and Gab Tilokani. The remaining eight (8) danced – Kris Tiffany Janson, MJ Lastimosa, Aiza Faeldonia, Angelique de Leon, Sarah Asido, Vanessa Saliba, Joana Angelica Romero and Emma Tiglao.
And only one (1) will be chosen as Miss Talent to be announced on March 30. I have a feeling it will be one of the vocalists getting this one. 😉