John’s send-off to Mr. Gay World 2017 is coming up soon!
The dates of the big mission of Mr. Gay World Philippines John Raspado are closing in. And in less than a week’s time, he will be given his formal send-off to Madrid and Maspalomas in Spain to compete for the title of Mr. Gay World 2017 from May 5-10 and, hopefully, bring home the country’s very first victory in the competition among gay men from different parts of the globe. Your blogger is strongly encouraging everyone to support his bid in the online voting
segment. Here is his message:
MR. GAY WORLD 2017 VOTING PAGE IS ALREADY OPEN!!!
Dear friends, relatives, supporters and fans all over the world…
Pls support me in my running towards the coveted title of Mr. Gay World 2017 in Madrid and Maspalomas, Spain in May 5-10, 2017
YOU CAN VOTE EVERY 24 hours
Pls Do VOTE, SHARE and also TAG your friends on this post…
Dios ti Agngina… Agyamannak
John is in high spirits. He is getting all the love from the Mr. Gay World Philippines Organization courtesy of Wilbert Tolentino, as well as the Kagandahang Flores camp and all his good-intentioned fans and followers.
Let us unite in bringing him closer to the crown!
Half-Italian but proudly Filipina, that’s Beatrice Valente for you
“I feel overwhelmed because I’ve been working hard for this for so long and Kagandahang Flores camp is helping me improve day by day to hopefully win the Miss Universe Philippines crown. I want to have a powerful platform as Binibini to help rehabilitate traumatised children through art therapy and helping them to have a vision of a world where children keep dreaming and believing even after all they went through.
Here are the credentials of 24 year-old Beatrice who will represent Bayawan City, Negros Oriental in the nationals:
-Graduated from the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera Milano with a Bachelor Degree of Graphic Arts
-worked as a cashier, ice cream bar crew and baby sitter to support my school and dreams of Binibining Pilipinas
-Miss Earth Fire 2013
-Miss Earth Italy 2014
-Miss Philippines Italy 2015
-Miss Republic of the Philippines International 2015
-Volunteered in different pediatric hospitals making children smile and bringing positivity
-Volunteered in different environmental organisations during my reign in Miss Earth
-Volunteered in houses for abandoned children
-Travelled around the world alone with one back pack, went to Paris, Germany, Barcelona, Rome, Venice, Mexico, Belize, Guatemala and around the Philippines
-I love painting, everything that has to do with arts, singing and I enjoy Adventures.
The beauty of Beatrice is atypical of what pageant watchers prefer to see in their favorite beauty competition. Hers is the kind that would gradually grow on you before finally appreciating the glow that emanates from within. Her inner beauty is undeniably strong, and whatever you see on the outside is what she will showcase to the max in the pre-pageant and finals as your Binibini 27.
Meanwhile, here is the video interview of Beatrice.
courtesy of Beauty Pageant Updates
Here are the 40 Official Candidates during their individual announcements at the Kia Theater early last night.
For now, the numbers are stacking up like this:
Eighteen (18) for Aces & Queens
Leitz Camille Ang
Ana Patricia Asturias
Maria Angelica de Leon
Jennyline Carla Malpaya
Dane Felisse Marasigan
Gabriela Patricia Ortega
Chanel Olive Thomas
Maria Gail Tobes
The 18 from Aces & Queens
Fifteen (15) for Kagandahang Flores
Sammie Anne Legaspi
Larah Grace Lacap
Angelique de Leon
The fifteen from KF
Six (6) Independents
Maria Camille Manalo
Kristi Rose Cequeña
Karla May Manongsong
One (1) for Galatea Family
Clarice Marion Villareal
I say ‘for now’ because all or some of the Independents might be adopted by either Aces or KF so a couple of minor adjustments may be made.
Let the discussions begin, dear readers. 😉
And so, we now go to the third of three blog features on my classification of the Kagandahang Flores ladies for Bb. Pilipinas 2017 – the First-Timers.
These are the potential aspirants who will embark on the journey to becoming a Binibini – either for the very first-time or a return to the screening for a hoped-for first acceptance as an Official Candidate.
There are fourteen (14) in this last batch – Angelika dela Cruz, Gianna Elaiza Colcol, Maria Benjielyn Nama, Thoreen Halversen, Karen Borbon, Christina Marie Coloma, Jeanena Mae Rafer, Henna Santos, Pamela Grace Janson, Christa Borja, Marie Sherry Ann Tormes, Jamaica Ambal, Caitlyn Chao and Daisha Jimenez.
Here they are:
Angelika dela Cruz
Gianna Elaiza Colcol
Maria Benjielyn Nama
Karen KC Borbon
Christina Marie Coloma
Jeanena Mae Rafer
Pamela Grace Janson
Marie Sherry Ann Torres
If you will notice, there are only thirteen (13) photos above. The fourteenth is Caitlyn Chao who was unable to attend the Presentation Show yesterday.
Who are the ones you’re liking above, dear readers? 🙂
Continuing with our blogs on the classification of the Kagandahang Flores beauties for Bb. Pilipinas 2017, let us move on to the next group – the Crossovers.
We have nine (9).
These are the ladies who have already joined other national beauty contests and decided to try their luck with Bb. Pilipinas to become first-time Binibinis.
From Miss World Philippines: Rachel Peters, Zarah Bianca Saldua, Nelda Ibe and Ruffa Nava. From Miss Philippines Earth: Stephany Stefanowitz and Krystel Guelos. From Mutya ng Pilipinas: Larah Grace Lacap. Miss Global Philippines: Sammie Anne Legaspi. And from Miss Republic of the Philippines: Beatrice Valente.
Who are your bets among them, dear readers? 🙂
Larah Grace Lacap
Zarah Bianca Saldua
Ruffa Nava, Nelda Ibe and Sammie Anne Legaspi are part of this group even if they failed to make it yesterday afternoon.
26 of the 30 Kagandahang Flores entries for Bb. Pilipinas 2017 were presented earlier
Earlier in the evening at House Manila, the entries of Kagandahang Flores were presented to select members of the press plus special guests and beauty queens in a mock pageant. Thirty were supposed to be introduced, but one came in late and could only join in the very last group walk, while three were unable to come for various personal reasons.
Anyways, the roster of KF 2017 for the nationals is a mix of fresh faces, repeaters, crossovers, camp crossovers and one national beauty titlist who already competed in a major international beauty competition. They are:
1) Angelika dela Cruz
2) Rachel Peters
3) Gillian Eliza Colcol
4) Maria Benjielyn Nama
5) Thoreen Halvorsen
6) Sarah Jireh Asido
7) Karen Borbon
8) Beatrice Valente
9) Liezel Ramos
10) Larah Grace Lacap
11) Christina Marie Coloma
12) Jeanena Mae Rafer
13) Zarah Bianca Saldua
14) Henna Santos
15) Pamela Grace Janson
16) Christa Borja
17) Marie Sherry Ann Tormes
18) Angelique Celine de Leon
19) Jamaica Ambal
20) Mia Alysson Howell
21) Henna Kaizzelle Nicole Cajandig
22) Sarah Bona
23) Stephany Stefanowitz
24) Elizabeth Clenci
25) Krystel Guelos
26) Daisha Jimenez
27) Ruffa Nava
28) Sammie Anne Legaspi
29) Dorothea Ibe
30) Caitlyn Chao
Photo grid of the 26 KF ladies
But for now, top of my head standouts so far are definitely Rachel Peters, Daisha Jimenez, Stephany Stefanowitz, Liezel Ramos, Christa Borja, Angelique de Leon and Mia Howell.
I will present to you the girls in three batches in my next few blogs so that you will appreciate them better.
KF will field 30 ladies for the Bb. Pilipinas 2017 screening
It doesn’t take a genius to guess who the lady above is
That is the confirmed number of beautiful delegates beauty camp Kagandahang Flores (KF) will field in for the Bb. Pilipinas 2017 screenings tomorrow, February 27. Their entries have already been received by now.
And the video below is the initial teaser they released of some of those who signed up their application form for the nationals.
courtesy of Events & Pageants 2 Critic TV
But before the face-offs happen, KF will hold its mock pageant later this afternoon to formally introduce the thirty on track to becoming potential Binibinis for the 54th Edition. normannorman.com got an exclusive invite for the event. The faces will be named very soon!