KF’s Rodgil Flores (in black) and his three Top 5 finishers during MPE2016 including big winner Imelda Schweighart (2nd from left)
Congratulations are in order for Rodgil Flores and his KF beauty camp for successfully retaining the Miss Philippines Earth crown via the sweet victory of Puerto Princesa City’s Imelda Schweighart, while nailing two more places in the Top 5 with Kiara Giel Gregorio of London getting Air and Melanie Mader of Vienna completing the magic circle as Eco-Tourism.
It’s no secret in pageant circles that the annual Miss Philippines Earth is what you can call the solid turf of Kagandahang Flores (or KF if you will). A big majority of its winners since 2001 are products of the group. And any other individuals sending in candidates are lucky to get their ladies placed – like this year’s Miss Philippines Water Loren Mar Artajos who comes from the Queen B of Designer Bing Cristobal and Miss Philippines Fire Shannon Bridgman courtesy of Jontie Martinez.
And methinks KF’s stronghold in this environmental pageant will continue for more years to come, just like Miss World Philippines is perceived as leaning towards Aces & Queens. Of course, Bb. Pilipinas will always be fair game to all camps – big or small.
Left to right: Jamie Herrell, Imelda Schweighart and Angelia Ong are all proudly KFamilia (Photo credit: Bruce Casanova)
So once more, kudos to Rodgil for continuing his string of achievements as Beauty Queen-maker! :-D
Rodgil with Jamie and Angelia (left)
Joanna Eden and Nichole Manalo during their casual interview with wazzup.ph
Joanna Louise Eden and Nichole Marie Manalo are the last two women standing from the Kagandahang Flores camp during the Bb. Pilipinas 2016 finals. And it was crystal-clear (at least for me
) during the announcement of Top 15 that these two ladies are already guaranteed of crowns in the final tally. It was as easy as concluding that two titles have already been earmarked for the said group, amd being that they were the only ones to make it past the crucial cut, there simply was no way that they would come home empty-handed.
At this point, you can tell that Joanna and Nichole are still feeling their way in the company of the other titleholders and runners-up who come from Aces & Queens. But I bet that all of them will be a lot closer to each other as international pageant trainings start full blast.
Here now are their interview videos with wazzup.ph.
videos courtesy of wazzup.ph
Yhesley Cabanos will represent the Philippines in Miss Bikini Universe happening in Shenzhen, China on November 16, 2015 (Photo credit: JR Noses)
Yhesley Cabanos as PBQA Season 2 winner
John dela Vega has a new pageant franchise, and it’s Miss Bikini Universe that will have its 2015 finals at the Grand Hyatt Hotel Shenzhen in Shenzhen, China on November 16, 2015.
The girl chosen to represent the Philippines in the said beauty competition is 18 year-old Yhesley Cardano Cabanos who we can remember as the winner of Pinay Beauty Queen Academy Season 2 (where she was trained by Nina Ricci Alagao). She is also a product of Kagandahang Flores, the camp which initially fielded her in Mutya ng Pilipinas 2014 (see her twin photos in the featured image above).
This young lass is determined to show her best qualities and to do the country proud in the said competition. She will leave on November 5 for Shenzhen.
Good luck to you, Yhesley!😉
Get ready for Yhesley Cabanos, Shenzhen!
Miss World Philippines 2015 4th Princess Emma Tiglao after winning Miss Photogenic (Photo credit: Andy Cayna)
Practically everyone I ask about Miss World Philippines 2015 4th Princess Emma Tiglao is saying that this gorgeous Kapampangan lass is cut out for Bb. Pilipinas. Her beauty and peg are so tailor-made for the 6-in-1 nationals that she could very well slip into the one of the titles at stake without a major effort to do so. Bb. Pilipinas International perhaps? Why not? Hers is the type that sizzles onstage in an instant.
So what could prevent Emma from rejoining Bb. Pilipinas next year? Her contract with MWP? Possibly. But she could also do a Bianca Paz and not get tied down. Or she could wait for Bb. Pilipinas 2017.
Regardless, I want to see this girl in Gateway and Araneta Coliseum once again.😉
Emma during the Miss World Philippines 2015 Swimsuit Competition (Photo credit: Jerkerly So Tang)
Emma after being named 4th Princess of Miss World Philippines 2015 (Photo credit: Jhosh Rodriguez)
Jessica Rose McEwen, Miss World Philippines 2015 Official Candidate by Lito Caleon
Jessica during Mutya ng Pilipinas
Here’s another crossover beauty from Mutya ng Pilipinas 2015 where she represented Central Luzon and made it to the Top 10 finalists. Jessica Rose McEwen has successfully made it as Miss World Philippines 2015 Official Candidate. She is with Kagandahang Flores.
This 18 year-old lass possesses a pair of green-greyish eyes that mesmerizes any onlooker who will get to look at her winsome face and stance. One might ask her ethnicity. Well, this nature lover is half-Filipino, half-Kiwi who originated from Whangarei but moved to Angeles City, Pampanga where she majored in Journalism at the Angeles University Foundation. She speaks Kapampangan, aside from being fluent in English, Maori and Tagalog.
Let’s follow Jessica Rose’s journey in Miss World Philippines 2015!🙂
Another Lito Caleon shot of Jessica Rose McEwen
Miss World Philippines 2015 Official Candidate Kiara Giel Gregorio
Kiara by Lito Caleon
Kiara Giel Gregorio will be remembered by many as the representative of the Filipino Community of UK during Mutya ng Pilipinas 2015 which finished just last August. Not wanting to waste the pageant opportunities available immediately after, she trained with Kagandahang Flores and polished herself even more in preparation for Miss World Philippines 2015 where she is now an Official Candidate.
This London-based 18 year-old who stands just a tad shy of 5’7″ is more confident than ever. She wants to do better than her Mutya efforts. And by the looks of it, she has bloomed into a more competitive player now. Will her efforts be rewarded with a good placement come October 18, or can she jack it up even more with the crown itself?
Let’s all wish Kiara Giel Gregorio the best in MWP2015!🙂
Miss World Philippines 2015 Official Candidate Emma Mary Tiglao
Something has definitely changed. And it’s looking good in my eyes. Emma Mary Tiglao is back in the pageant scene, and Miss World Philippines 2015 is where we can now see her new transformation. The face is more ravishing, and in the expert hands of Kagandahang Flores (including HD Make-up Artist Gio Lazaro Flores), she has a clearly more defined beauty that has effectively made her one of the top contenders in this year’s derby. In fact, I just couldn’t stop staring at her face now.
Emma is waging a beauty war that puts her on the lead charge of her camp. And she is very likely to be on a collission course with co-candidates Hillarie Danielle Parungao (formerly with KF), Cassandra Naidas and Mia Hernandez Howell.
How are you sizing up Emma’s chances compared to how she competed in Bb. Pilipinas 2014? I really think she has what it takes to finally nail KF’s very first Miss World Philippines victory.🙂
Emma Tiglao by Lito Caleon during the Final Screening