This coming May 1, the Coronation Night of Mutya nin Bogñabong (a Barangay in Tabaco City, Albay) will crown the most Queen-worthy among the fifteen lovely contenders.
What three things make this pageant extra special? First, the King of Pageant Heels (and my favorite shoemaker of an anak) Jojo Bragais is the organizer. It is his way of giving back to his hometown on his birthday. Secondly, a surprise guest performer will serenade the ladies, and I was told that it will be ABSCBN artist Xander Ford. And third, two of my dearest lovelies will serve as judges – Miss Universe Philippines 2018 Catriona Gray and Bb. Pilipinas 2016 1st Runner-Up Angelica Alita.
This is going to be an exciting finals!
Don’t miss it if you’re in Albay!
Credits for the swimsuit shots of the candidates:
Styling – Vhee Co
Photography – Mark Neto Diaz
The Official Candidates of Mutya nin Bogñabong 2018
1. Claress B. Burce
2. Margarette Briton
3. Christine M. Taduran
4. Rica Joy Bon
5. Jasmine Jiocsion
6. Maryens Bueno
7. Judy Ann B. Taller
8. Mary Grace Trilles
9. Mary Rose M. Bermas
10. Giezell Kenette Kallus
11. Christaline Reina Bequillo
12. Aliya C. Rohilla
13. Abegail M. Borlaza
14. Sheila Rose Calingacion
15. Glendle Mae B. Buenavente
Last night, a Victory Dinner was hosted by Hannah’s Beach Resort & Convention Center and AMWSLAI in honor of their favorite Queen – Miss Universe Philippines 2018 Catriona Gray – at Romulo Cafe in Quezon City. Close friends and associates attended the gathering where she thanked everyone who supported her bid during Bb. Pilipinas 2018. Present were Col. Ricardo Nolasco Jr. and daughter Hannah, Ton Lao, Jojo Bragais, Clint Bondad, Nicole Cordoves, Tessera Jewelry owners and more.
Very soon, Cat will start her training for Miss Universe 2018 which – I hear – is likely to happen by September-October. No official confirmations on where it will be held, though.
Guess who’s in town for tomorrow’s Grand Coronation Night of Bb. Pilipinas 2018? Miss Universe Organization Vice-President Shawn McClain @theshawnmcclain, that’s who! Photo shows him with Pageant Heels Maker Jojo Bragais during technical rehearsals at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
It’s all up to you on how to read into his presence, dear readers.
This is the look of Miss Philippines Katarina Rodriguez during her Preliminary Interview for Miss Intercontinental 2018 at the Sunrise Crystal Bay Resort in Hurghada, Egypt. And our bet believes that she confidently answered the questions well enough to impress the judging panel.
Credits for her outfit –
Styled By: PJ Almera
Red Pant Suit: H&M Philippines
Shoes: Jojo Bragais
Photo credit: Detlev Helmerich
So the question in (most) everyone’s mind is this: Will Catriona Gray finally join Bb. Pilipinas 2018? The answer will be known early next week if she submits an application by the closing of the 8th of January.
In the meantime, enjoy the video clip of Catriona for Aura – the #bragaisperfume carrying the name of my favorite shoemaker (or heels-maker if you will) Jojo Bragais.
Since we’re done with Miss Universe, let us move to another part of the world where another one of our Queens is still competing. Bb. Pilipinas Supranational 2017 Chanel Olive Thomas must be feeling greater pressure now more than ever to deliver an excellent performance during the finals of Miss Supranational 2017 this coming December 1 in Krynica-Zdroj, Poland. She remains in the thick of the fight, while maintaining the genuinely warm and friendly persona with the other candidates.
Here are videos of the Swimsuit (where she slipped into a red two-piece number by Edwin Uy) and Evening Gown (wearing a Rau Uson-Ablaza creation) Preliminaries held at AquaCity Poprad and Horizont Resort respectively. Tell me your assessment of her presentation in each round.
courtesy of Miss Supranational
Keep on voting for Chanel in the popularity segment of the competition. You can do this by downloading Vodi on your smartphone/laptop.
There are 2 awards for online voting:
1. Miss Voda Fan Favourite – by downloading Voda app from the app store and using MISSSUPRA17 as referral code.
2. Miss Internet – by liking or loving Chanel’s official photo on Miss Supranational’s Facebook page.
Voting will end on December 1.
Winner of either will secure spot in Top25.
Please check Miss Supranational’s website and FB page for other details.