The Return of Miss United Continents 2016 Jeslyn Santos
A close-up of the crown
With John dela Vega
Fresh from her successful conquest of the crown in Guayaquil, Ecuador, Miss United Continents 2016 Jeslyn Santos returned home to Manila amidst the warm reception given by friends and supporters plus selected members of the media. The 23 year-old Bulakenya
was visibly elated by the rousing welcome she received and was even game enough to repeat the answer she gave during the finals in Spanish (watch below).
Jeslyn will donate part of her cash winnings to Red Cross, as she herself stated. And aside from this arrival presscon, a separate Victory Party will be hosted on her behalf this coming October 1.
From all of us here at normannorman.com, let me congratulate you once more for a job well done.
Mabuhay ka, Jeslyn! 😀
Jeslyn in her Lemuel Rosos Natcos (Photo credit: Lito Caleon)
Photo credit: Lito Caleon for Fabmanilaph
Photo credit: Lito Caleon
Today, Miss United Continents Philippines 2016 Jeslyn Santos will be departing for Guayaquil, Ecuador (via Amsterdam) to represent the country in the Miss United Continents 2016 which will have its finals on September 24.
Jeslyn – my kababayan from Hagonoy, Bulacan – will have her hands full once she arrives in the Ecuadorian capital. She needs to compete well and exceed the Top 10 placement of her predecessor Anabel Christine Tia last year. But our girl is ready. She’s got all bases covered as you can read in excerpts from John dela Vega’s Press Release below:
“…To prepare for the competition, Jeslyn studied Spanish culture and language. She also underwent intensive physical training with Gold’s Gym under the supervision of Fitness Guru Mr. Angelo Mendez. For her pasarela projection, beauty queen-maker and trainer Mr. John Dela Vega who is also the National Director mand franchise holder of Miss United Continents left nothing untouched.
“Polishing and perfecting everything from head to foot was the goal and I’m happy with the result. She has an even stronger walk and gait this time. I’m confident she’ll make us proud”, says John. The entire team assembled an impeccable wardrobe for her with the help of stylist Domz Ramos and pageant trainer Jojo Mangalino. Designers Cathy Capistrano, North Paril Ortiz and Lou Vella are providing her gowns while her casual and cocktail outfits are from Julius Jaguio of Pegarro Clothing, accents by Cathy Mora Caspistrano and Alfie Jolo Desamparado. her “sinulog” national costume inspired by the country’s national flower Sampaguita and South Sea Peals is designed by Cebu based designer Lemuel Rosos.”
Best of luck, Jeslyn! Do us proud!
Jeslyn with JDV and family/supporters
Candy del Castillo
Marah Olivan Muñoz
Sarah Margarette Joson
John dela Vega (or JDV) has also fielded ladies for Miss World Philippines 2016 – a first for him. He enlisted four beauties – three of whom may already be quite familiar to you.
There is Candy del Castillo who was Binibini 6 during Bb. Pilipinas 2016. Second in line is Marah Olivan Muñoz who participated during Mutya ng Pilipinas 2016. She is followed by Sarah Margarette Joson who was a candidate during Jewel of the Philippines 2016. And completing the four is Jan Villanueva from PBQA Season 2.
I was told that the organizers are trying to hit at least 25 Official Candidates (28 if it can be stretched to that number) with the tentative finals night date for September 25 at the Manila Hotel.
Let’s see which ones will finally step it up to complete the line-up. 😉
Jeslyn Santos for Miss United Continents 2016
Look who’s bound for Guayaquil, Ecuador this coming September. It’s Bb. Pilipinas 2016 Official Candidate Jeslyn Santos who will soon be announced as Miss United Continents Philippines 2016 on the FB page of Miss United Continents
. This is the big actualization of her search for another international pageant representation and the fruits of her patience will finally be put once more in a mission in South America. She effectively succeeds Anabel Christine Tia who was our entry in 2015.
Here’s wishing Jeslyn the best for this pageant mission! 🙂
Jeslyn during Bb. Pilipinas 2016 (Photo credit: Joy Arguil)
Part of the ladies who made it during the screening of Jewel of the Philippines
The accepted ladies with the members of the screening panel
The screening panel included Christianne Ramos (in purple), Jean Tumang (in red), Jeslyn Santos (in black with gray blazer) and Anabel Tia (in black spaghetti strap). Domz Ramos of Pegarro Swim (2nd from right) was also part of the group
Last Saturday night, Jewel of the Philippines 2016 – the inaugural edition – had its screening at the Madison 101 Hotel & Tower in Quezon City. Beauty Queens and Binibinis – such as Miss United Continent Philippines 2015 Anabel Tia, Miss Tourism Philippines-Model of the Universe 2016 Jean Tumang, Miss World Peace Philippines 2015 (and Bb. Pilipinas 2016 candidate) Jeslyn Santos and Binibini 40 of Batch 2016 Christianne Ramos – joined the panel along with Domz Ramos of Pegarro Swim among others.
Pageant owner John dela Vega was visibly happy with the healthy turnout of ladies as he was already able to assemble at least half of the Official Candidates who will vie for the crowns at stake come August 10 at the Tanghalang Pasigueno. Winners will represent the country in Miss World Peace, Miss Bikini Universe and Charity Queen International.
Let’s follow this beauty competition and see who will shine even more once the real beauty battle begins. 😉
Jewle of the Philippines 2016 will be held on August 10 at the Tanghalang Pasigueno
This one’s happening on Saturday, July 2
Screening for Jewel of the Philippines 2016 will be held this coming Saturday, July 2, at the Madison 101 Hotel & Tower at the corner of Madison and Araneta Boulevard starting at 6:00PM.
Interested applicants are encouraged to come at their best, in cocktail dress, heels, make-up, the works!
Be one of the Official Candidates in John dela Vega’s inaugural edition of the multi-titled beauty pageant.
See poster above for more details.
Jewel of the Philippines 2016 is here
John dela Vega, or JDV to many, has already launched Jewel of the Philippines 2016
, a multi-titled beauty search which will have three (3) titleholders as winners. This new competition will seek our next representatives to Miss World Peace, Miss Bikini Universe and Charity Queen International Pageant. Screenings have already started and here is an encouraging call from the Founder himself:
Calling all Handlers, Scouts and aspiring Beauty Queens! Join the country’s newest beauty spectacle with coronation night in August. Get the chance to represent the Philippines in international competitions…. JEWEL OF THE PHILIPPINES 2016!
Provincial, City and Regional Pageant Organizers and Afficionados who are interested to send us delegates, feel free to message us as we are looking for Partners in various pageant areas in the country to either organize a local screening or simply handpick a delegate to represent the area (for approval-upon review of sent profile and pics).
If you have what it takes to become our country’s next jewels, apply now and get the chance to represent the Philippines in international competitions abroad. 🙂