At the Eclipse Bar/Lounge of Solaire Resort & Casino earlier in the day, I was invited to the Press Presentation of the forty (40) hopefuls vying to win Bodyshots Philippines 2014 – the model search that has spawned the careers of many successful names in the local fashion and showbiz world such as Marina Benipayo, Ricardo Cepeda, Joann Bitagcol, Hayden Kho, Patty Betita, Eric Quizon, Rhea Santos and Zanjoe Marudo.
Among the female candidates are a few familiar names and faces we have seen during Bb. Pilipinas 2014 such as Racquel Kabigting, Ednornance Agustin and Leonalyn dela Cruz and another one – Vina Openiano – who took part in last year’s Mutya ng Pilipinas and Miss World Philippines.
Here now is the roster of this year’s contenders:
FEMALE: Raquel Kabigting, Ednornance Agustin, Aira Inoque, Hanah Kayle Iglesia, Elle Hollman, Maria Angelica Bernardo, Analita Vizcara, Ricalyn Ponce, Arianne Jane Espejo, Vina Openiano, Catherine Legaspi, Jinlyn Talocod, Charisma Tejerero, Leonalyn dela Cruz, Chantal Serafica, Christienne Garcia, Hilda Ronato, Claire Cubar, Ciara Mendoza and Jessica Ann Bino
MALE: Archie Severino, Rommel Cardiente, Jolo Dayrit, Jerome de Castro, Arcel Yambing, Christopher Matecki, Ricardo de Jesus, Nathan Wilson, Neil Wilson, Christian Anthony Arbasto, Nicko dela Cruz, Jhon Mark Marcia, Juan Carlos Schubert, Clint Richard Peralta, Karanjit Singhdole, Prince de Guzman, Patrick Magtanong, Joshua Dimaculangan, Justin Bonifacio and Art Natividad.
Let’s see who among them will take the competition all the way to the top.
Bodyshots 2014 is presented by the Fashion Designers Association of the Philippines, Solaire Resort & Casino, AVA Prime, and SCBC8 Entertainment Corp. together with Lee Cooper Jeans.