Ever wondered about the individuals behind Aces & Queens now?
Well, the group photo below should answer your question.
Front row, sitting (l-r): Ian Mendajar, Raymond Galang and Mikee Andrei;
Middle row, standing (l-r): Dave Grona, John Jay Graciano Cuay, Cesar Evangelista, Gerry Diaz, Jim Ryan Ros and Maui Kline Potente;
Third row, standing (l-r): Direk Jeffrey Jeturian and Dave Ocampo.
Missing but part of the group: Carissa Cielo Medved, Albert Kurniawan and Atty JV Salud (Q&A mentor)
Photo credit: Dion Besa
ACES & QUEENS 2020
Passion. Mission. Vision
– for Beauties and Pageants.
– to help beauty queen wannabes.
-to produce national and International winners
Photographer Dix Perez took charge of shooting the successful group that brought us the Philippines’ 3rd Miss Universe and 1st Miss World crowns
As far back as I can remember, Aces & Queens has never had a pictorial of the whole team that was as properly set up as this. So when the lovely photographs taken by Dix Perez started showing up in the Facebook accounts of both Jonas Gaffud and Arnold Mercado, I said “Finally!” It could perhaps be the best time to do so after the camp has successfully helped in getting the 3rd Miss Universe crown (via Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach
) for the country that matched well with our 1st Miss World victory (courtesy of Megan Young
) for which they also got significant credits for.
So without further ado, let me just give you a quick rundown of the members in their grouped and family portraits.
The starting pillars of Aces&Queens (left-to-right): Arnold Mercado, Jonas Gaffud and Atty. Nad Bronce
From wardrobe to styling to fitness to scheduling (left-to-right): Bessie Besana, John Cuay and Pao Baysa
The Wisdom of the Senior Advisers (left-to-right): Cesar Evangelista, Boyet Blas and Gerry Diaz
The hair and makeup artists/stylists (left-to-right): Gery Penaso, Carissa Cielo Medved, Jim Ryan Ros and Raymond Galang
Note: There were four important members who missed the photoshoot so let me just cite the following individuals as well: Carlos Buendia, Jr. (for wardrobe/dancing/choreography), Yuventus Albert Kurniawan (for make-up), Dave Grona (for hair) and Film Director Jeffrey Jeturian (Senior Adviser)
An almost complete family portrait for Aces&Queens
I doff my hat to all of you! 🙂
Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach being styled by Marquis Bias
Miss Universe 2015 Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach and her victory were discussed on Tonight with Boy Abunda (TWBA) with her mentors at Aces & Queens, including Miss Universe 2011 3rd Runner-Up Shamcey Supsup-Lee. It’s also interesting to hear their points of view on the subject matter.
Watch the particular episode now.
courtesy of ABS-CBN Entertainment
courtesy of ABS-CBN Entertainment
Miss Universe Philippines 2015 Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach
Without a doubt, it is hard being Miss Universe Philippines 2015 Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach nowadays. Her date with Miss Universe 2015 will start in less than a month from now and the gym trainings, fittings and photoshoots have been keeping her on a tailspin of activities. What’s more, her fitness regimen and food intake are being supervised by eagle-eyed John Cuay to make sure that our bet achieves the final result they have been rigorously toiling on these past several months.
Watch now the video of her interview with ABS-CBN’s TV Patrol to see how she has been devoting almost all her time in the gym and proving that, really, no pain, no gain. 🙂
courtesy of Bb. Pilipinas Official
The hardworking Aces & Queens Team
Yesterday, Aces & Queens started screening the ladies who will form part of the beauty camp’s Class of 2016 for Bb. Pilipinas. Everyone was present – from Jonas Gaffud to John Cuay to Bessie Besana to Arnold Mercado to Gerry Diaz and more. Of course, the identities of the ladies (filtered from more than two hundred applicants
) cannot be revealed just yet. It’s way too premature to even give hints or teaser photos. But this much I can say. All of them came out with smiling faces – a good sign that next year’s batch could be potentially an excellent one.
The names of the ladies who qualified will only be known at the right time. For now, let’s rest easy knowing that the group is going to prepare and train a new set of wow beauties who will vie for the quintet of titles for Bb. Pilipinas 2016.
Stay tuned! 🙂
John Cuay (right) with now Miss Globe 2015 Ann Colis
John Cuay is doing it for Pia
Fitness Guru John Cuay knows his stuff and does it well. He delivers the results and makes sure that we – as pageant followers and enthusiasts – are happy with the body transformations of our beauty queens.
But how does he really do it for our ladies? What basic rules and principles does he lay on the table before starting off with one? What does he need to do to get the full commitment from them?
In John’s recent guesting on GMA News TV, he explained to host Mariz Umali the tailor-made approach he makes for each Binibini. Watch the video now.
courtesy of GMA News and Public Affairs
This is how Pia’s body actually looks now. Thanks to John Cuay for all the expert help and fitness guidance.
Pia and John Cuay: An Excellent Tandem
“Just the visibility of her six packs and tone thighs, and she’ll be ready to show Miss China the perfect Ms Universe body.”
Those are the exact words of Fitness Guru John Cuay after uploading a photo grid showing the body of Miss Universe Philippines 2015 Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach. No filters. No nothing. Just plain hardwork and determination for both the trainer and the student.
The focus is unshakeable. And you can tell that, despite the increasing levels of difficulty by the day, Pia never complains. Sure, she gives updates of her “ordeals” in jest, but that’s just to show everyone that she continues to be up for the challenge. And will never ever let up.
See what the use of a chair can do to help Pia achieve her body below. 😉
courtesy of The Emerald
Miss Universe Philippines 2015 Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach by Raymond Saldaña
We all know that Miss Universe Philippines 2015 Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach has started hosting Dear David for David’s Salon weeks back. Enjoy now her other webisodes for the hair care and salon chain.
You will find it amusing how she gradually achieved her sexiness. With the help of Fitness Guru John Cuay.
Watch the Hair Color episode now.
courtesy of David’s Salon
After that, click on the Blowdry episode.
courtesy of David’s Salon
Our Queen Seductress in an Avel Bacudio creation. She now weighs 118 lbs and still losing more.
I know that some of you are waiting for me to blog about the photo of Miss Universe Philippines 2015 Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach. Dressed in a black Avel Bacudio number that will be part of the designer’s show for Mercedes-Benz Paris Fashion Week, she looks a lot slimmer and sexier.
And in an accompanying update of the same photo from Jonas Gaffud, there was mention of our Queen’s weight nowadays: 118 lbs. And I bet she intends to lose more to make sure that she will be in her best proportions for Miss Universe.
Of course, Fitness Guru John Cuay must be smiling at Pia’s improvements. After all, the two of them have agreed on a plan that will make her even more curvaceous in time for the mission. 😉
This book can help you look young. Painlessly.
I’m not posting this “Facercise
” book by Carole Maggio just for promotional purposes. Truth is, Fitness Guru John Cuay will be gifting Miss Universe Philippines 2015 Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach with a copy very soon. As such, expect our diligent Miss Universe 2015 rep to go through the various instructional facial exercises which are totally non-invasive and painless. You only need your face and two hands to do the various steps (check out the sample video below
) on a daily basis.
And don’t worry about looking silly while stretching and flexing your facial muscles. You won’t be doing the same in public anyways. Give it a try. I just did! 😉
courtesy of violetvonsnorton