Jonas Gaffud (middle) with Shamcey Supsup (left) and Venus Raj on the cover
This is something pageant fans should watch out for. Jonas Gaffud of Aces & Queens will be coming out with a book (to be released by ABS-CBN Publishing) which will feature everything about the successful beauty queens produced by the camp plus his personal insights on how he was able to conquer the World and the Universe during the last three years.
Now if only Miss World 2013 Megan Young is not a GMA-7 talent now, she would have made a worthy addition on the cover. Don’t you think, dear readers?😉
BTS from the cover shoot
A group photo with Jonas Gaffud and Bessie Besana (center)
Jonas Gaffud (back to the camera) in action with the ladies
Miss Earth 2014 Jamie Herrell (middle in light blue denims) taking a groupie with the ladies
This one will happen tomorrow in Vienna
In Austria at the moment, Aces & Queens’ Jonas Gaffud and Bessie Besana are bringing their world-class beauty pageant training for the beautiful Fil-Austrian ladies of Vienna in preparation for the finals of Miss Teen and Miss Filipina Europe 2016 Austria which will have its Coronation Night tomorrow at the Wiener Konzerthaus. With the former doing the older participants and the latter coaching the teens, the duo has been tasked by the organizers to weave their magic and transform the candidates into confident and competitive beauty queens.
Miss Earth 2014 Jamie Herrell (who will host the finals) is also around to hold inspirational talks to the candidates and regale them with lessons-filled stories about her turns in both national and international levels of pageantry.
By the time the big event unreels in the Austrian capital, the candidates will be more polished and ready to hit the stage with all the charm and regal bearing they could muster.
Good luck to everyone and the organizers of Miss Teen and Miss Filipina Europe 2016 Austria!😀
Miss Universe 2010 4th Runner-Up for Project: Beautiful You
Aces & Queens and Jonas Gaffud have actively resumed Project Beautiful You which is the camp’s advocacy campaign to look for beauty beyond the skin-deep dictates we have gotten used to. And as part of the recent push, Miss Universe 2010 4th Runner-Up Venus Raj has joined the activities via a social media presence on Instagram where she will answer valid questions about various subject matters related to the cause. Read the mechanics below, take part and win special prizes!
Need some advice about pageants, fashion, or anything about life? I will gladly answer selected questions, screened in accordance with the ideals of #ProjectBeautifulYou and the rights and privacy of its advisory council. Just share or repost this photo, tag us (@onlyvenusraj @projectbeautifulyou ) with your questions or just comment your questions below. Don’t forget to like our Facebook page (projectbeautifulyou) and use the hashtag #ProjectBeautifulYou to win special prizes
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Jonas Gaffud (leftmost) training the Miss World Philippines 2016 entries of Aces & Queens
Aces & Queens is deep in training their bets for Miss World Philippines 2016. The ladies – which include Catriona Gray, Arienne Calingo, Vinie Dyquiangco and Sandra Lemonon – are currently being mentored by Jonas Gaffud himself who is looking at perfecting the next potential successor of last year’s Hillarie Parungao who placed in the Top 10 of Miss World 2015 in Sanya, China.
By now, the beauty camp has mastered the preferred profile of Miss World Organization for its candidates and likely winner. And aside from runway skills, these ladies are also being immersed into their individual ‘Beauty With A Purpose’ (BWAP) projects and crucial talents for the competition.
Photo credit: Jonas Gaffud
While most of the followers out there are already picking Catriona Gray as the woman to beat for the national crown, the other aspirants are polishing themselves to the max so that they will be ready for anything and everything that will comprise the exacting demands that the contest will require.
Four of the five or more entries of Aces & Queens for MWP2016
Best of luck to you, ladies!😀
Aces & Queens recently hosted a thanksgiving dinner for its Bb. Pilipinas 2016 Queens
Just very recently, Aces & Queens hosted a Thanksgiving Dinner for its six (6) winners in Bb. Pilipinas 2016 at the Gloriamaris Restaurant inside Gateway. The beauty camp had a very bountiful harvest this season with four (4) titleholders – Miss Universe Philippines Maxine Medina, Bb. Pilipinas International Kylie Verzosa, Bb. Pilipinas Intercontinental Jennifer Hammond and Bb. Pilipinas Grand International Nicole Cordoves – and two (2) runners-up – Angelica Alita and Jehza Huelar.
Jonas Gaffud (standing, center) poses with his six Bb. Pilipinas 2016 winners
It was a meaningful gathering attended by the team that trained and polished them for the nationals. In attendance were Jonas Gaffud, Arnold Mercado, Nad Bronce, Bessie Besana, Gerry Diaz, Boyet Blas, Directors Jeff Jeturian & Cesar Evangelista, Pao Baysa, Jim Ryan Ros, Gery Penaso, Raymond Galang, Carissa Cielo Medved, Dave Grona and more.
Again, I doff my hat to Aces & Queens for a job extremely well done!😀
Family photo now. You were missed, John Cuay!
With four titleholders, two runners-up and seven Top 15 placers, Aces & Queens is definitely on a roll!
The beauty camp is definitely on a roll. And the members of Aces & Queens – headed by Jonas Gaffud – could not contain their excitement after surpassing all expectations during Bb. Pilipinas 2016.
Consider this. Four (4) titleholders – Miss Universe Philippines Maxine Medina, Bb. Pilipinas International Kylie Verzosa, Bb. Pilipinas Intercontinental Jennifer Hammond and Bb. Pilipinas Grand International Nicole Cordoves. Two (2) Runners-Up – Angelica Alita and Jehza Huelar. Seven (7) Top 15 placers – Dindi Pajares, Apriel Smith, Riana Pangindian, Kimberle Mae Penchon, Roshiela Tobias, Edjelyn Joy Gamboa and Vina Openiano.
And among these ladies, several special and sponsor awards were bagged, such as Miss Photogenic, Jag “She’s Got the Look” & Manila Bulletin’s Readers Choice for Kylie Verzosa, Miss Philippine Airlines for Maxine Medina, Best in Long Gown for Jennifer Hammond, Miss Talent & Miss Friendship for Vina Openiano plus the Best in National Costume for Angela Lauren Fernando.
The four Bb. Pilipinas 2016 titleholders from Aces & Queens
This is truly a stellar year for Aces & Queens in the nationals!
More from Jonas Gaffud about the disqualification of Kim Ross delos Santos
From the time that news broke out about the disqualification of Binibini 20 Kim Ross delos Santos and as confirmed by Jonas Gaffud of Aces & Queens yesterday early evening, the disappointments, protests and justice-seeking voices uniting against such a move from BPCI multiplied exponentially. Sadness was an understated feeling. My message inbox kept piling up with a lot of questions, concerns and comments about her true fate as a Bb. Pilipinas 2016 Official Candidate. I do not have the answers, only a small channel through which the true sentiments of people can be aired. Personally, I was left speechless. It’s more than just the removal of a potential winner that sets me two steps back. The mere fact that the sexy photo that caused her getting DQ’d is an unpublished shot gives rise to a flood of opinions as to whether the move was well thought-of or enough to give her this kind of “punishment”. It makes a lot of people think about the circumstances surrounding the submission of the same to the lawyers of BPCI. Is this situation similar to what happened to Megan Young before she won Miss World 2013 in Bali when some detractors did not stop in giving the Miss World Organization sexy images of her Rogue Magazine pictorial to topple her ascendancy to the blue crown? I don’t want to make speculations on who might have “goaded” the decision-makers.
The matter is now all in the hands of BPCI. And we can only hope for the best resolution, if one can still be arrived at after everything has been said, screamed and hollered about. Is this really the end of the pageant road for Kim Ross delos Santos? And even if she gets reinstated in the process, will she still keep the fire burning in her to give it a good fight?