Note: This post was uploaded with the blessings of KF’s Rodgil Flores
Now that the cat is out of the bag, there is no use pretending we don’t know what’s really happening. Above is a photo of (left to right) Miss International 2017 Kevin Lilliana, Miss Earth 2017 Karen Ibasco and Miss Grand Indonesia 2017 DEA Rizkita during their KF trainings.
There is mutual respect between Filipino and Indonesian beauty queens so we should not make it an earth-shaking (no pun intended) issue that they trained here. The latter respect our expertise in the pageant industry. And whatever they learned in our shores are not CIA-protected secrets that nobody outside the country knows. From their end, it is a kind of validation of what they already know or what they might know.
Fate also plays a big part in the mix. If they won their respective competitions abroad, then it is in their destiny to claim it.
Of course, there are other “hard-to-classify” factors nobody among us (including KF) are no longer in control of or privy to. And I won’t go discussing about matters I have no factual basis for.
Not to be outdone, Kagandahang Flores (KF) is also running full steam ahead in building up its assembly of beauties for 2018. With the video above showing all of the camp’s achievements this year, Rodgil Flores and his team are ready to train more aspiring ladies who want to capture their dreams in the pageant world.
So if you’re up to the challenge of becoming a #KFamilia for next year’s nationals, email your best photos and bio-data to: CampwithaHeartkf@gmail.com
Who knows, you might be the one/s to follow the footsteps of Rachel Peters, Elizabeth Clenci, Nelda Ibe, Karen Ibasco, Ilene de Vera, Cynthia Thomalla, Sarah Bona and more!
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.