Miss Philippines USA 2017 has been crowned and she is 23 year-old Nicole Guerrero from San Jose, California who stands 5’9″. The new titleholder is a Global Marketing Coordinator of OPI who used to be a Campus Representative for Victoria’s Secret Pink at the San Jose State University where she majored in Business.
Among the judges this year are Miss World 2013 Megan Young and Jonas Gaffud of Aces & Queens. Expect Nicole to receive potential projects in the Philippines as she will be gradually ushered in to the local modeling and pageantry scene.
From all of us at normannorman.com, Congratulations!
The first solo blog feature of Katarina Rodriguez as your Bb. Pilipinas Intercontinental 2017 wasn’t planned to be structured this way. It was supposed to be celebratory in approach, just the way another Binibini would prefer it had the crown landed on another head.
But such is the unique quality of her personality that branding Katarina as fickle-minded would fall short of a good assessment. In my opinion, she really needs to fully know what she will be committing herself into for eighteen (18) long months before giving in to the demands of the crown (or signing on the dotted line, if you will). Watch the video below where Jonas Gaffud of Aces & Queens was interviewed about the matter.
courtesy of Asean Connection
Just an hour or so back, I asked Arnold Mercado of Aces & Queens what the current status is, and he said that it is a GO for Katarina. He can’t deny the fact that the girl was still dilly-dallying on her final decision late Monday till early yesterday. But I am taking the GO as a sign that she has finally made up her mind today. If something on the contrary crops up again, then don’t be surprised anymore.
It’s a GO for Katarina. For now.
Such are the quirks in the personality of Katarina – you either take her imperfections as part of the total package or ignore whatever she ends up doing altogether.
The FB status update of Jonas Gaffud
KATARINA RODRIGUEZ on the Bb Pilipinas Intercontinental crown : ” I am keeping it and I am sleeping with it. I will win the FIRST Miss Intercontinental crown for the Philippines.”
Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach
By now, you will have already read the news item
regarding the alleged complaints of a Brunei-based Filipina businesswoman against Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach during the latter’s visit to Brunei with her boyfriend Marlon Stockinger.
As it is wont to my nature not to give premature judgment on the issue, I decided to post the initial reaction of Jonas Gaffud regarding the matter first:
To those who are reading or have read news about whatever happened in Brunei, stay tuned. We will give our statement soon. Don’t believe everything you read. People love to gossip and spread rumors but we are prepared to answer allegations such as this. Thanks to everyone who always believe in Pia Wurtzbach. ❤❤❤
We have evidence to show that somebody took advantage of Pia.
This is going to be a beautiful tribute like no other…Trust me.
Mercator Artist and Model Management, Inc., Aces & Queens and Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila present
QUEEN OF THE UNIVERSE
A Festival of Flavors and a Tribute to Miss Universe Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach.
It will happen this coming Sunday, January 22 starting 5:30PM at the Harbor Tent of Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila.
For ticket inquiries, please get in touch with Angelo Camaya at 0917-8433947
Jonas Gaffud shared this photo of Miss Universe Philippines Maxine Medina during her final training day
Maxine with Nad Bronce (middle) and Arnold Mercado
Yesterday, Miss Universe Philippines Maxine Medina (in a red Christian Moya gown
) underwent her final training day/rehearsals as the country’s bet and host delegate for the 65th Miss Universe. All bases were neatly covered. And the three pillars of Aces & Queens – Jonas Gaffud, Arnold Mercado and Atty Nad Bronce – saw to it that our Queen is more than 100% in-the-zone and on target for a back-to-back victory. The pressure is extremely high that it can cut like a knife if something goes amiss. So at this point, we can say with certainty that Miss Philippines is well-prepared, polished with confidence and ready for the Universe. I daresay that her preparations are even more meticulous than that of Queen P’s.
Get ready for #4M4MU (the hashtag cheer for Maxine Medina). She is ready to welcome all the delegates with a big smile and wide open arms.
The pillars of Aces &a Queens (Arnold, Jonas and Nad) who supervised Maxine’s training
Jonas (center) with Megan Young and Mireia Lalaguna after the finals
There are malicious stories spreading in the pageant world that Jonas Gaffud of Aces & Queens allegedly “walked out” of the Theater at MGM National Harbor after Miss Puerto Rico Stephanie Del Valle was announced as the winner of Miss World 2016. It’s so easy to make stories and bold interpretations of something that can never hold water when faced with real facts.
Truth be told, Jonas Gaffud himself confirmed that he was inside the theater the entire time after the winner was crowned. He was in the company of another Aces & Queens pillar, Arnold Mercado. He even went up the stage to have pictures taken with the winners and Julia Morley (with whom he had a small talk with).
Jonas with Miss World 2013 Megan Young
Afterwards, a security guy approached him because Megan Young needed her mobile phone. And since he volunteered to hold on to her unit for safety while the Finals was ongoing, he then stepped out and went backstage to hand over Miss World 2013 the phone.
And here is where talks of an alleged “walkout” started. Totally untrue. There is really nothing into this except to spread lies of hate and lack of sportsmanship – something that Jonas will not even entertain thoughts of doing.
So whoever started the whole thing, please check your facts first. Better yet, you could have followed Jonas when he went backstage to give Megan her phone. You would have gotten a clearer flow of events instead of putting one-and-one together and weaving an entirely different version out of it.
-End of story-
Jonas with Miss World 2016 Top 5 Finisher Catriona Gray