The Araneta Center Giant Christmas Tree Lighting was attended by the Bb. Pilipinas 2018 Queens – Catriona Gray, Jehza Huelar, Eva Patalinjug, Karen J. Gallman and Michele Gumabao – along with Madame Stella Marquez de Araneta and other celebrities.
This is an annual tradition of the shopping district in Cubao, Quezon City and one that many people are looking forward to.
Photos by Joy Arguil
When Bb. Pilipinas Intercontinental 2018 Karen J. Gallman competes for the 47th Miss Intercontinental right here in the Philippines come January, she will be wearing a national costume by Patrick Isorena.
Photo below shows our Queen meeting with the #StarrCreations Designer for the design and theme of her NatCos.
Can’t wait to see the modern traditional garb she will parade in as #MissIntercontinentalPhilippines2018.
At the Monet Ballroom of Novotel Manila Araneta Center, Miss Universe Philippines 2018 Catriona Gray and Miss Supranational Philippines 2018 Jehza Huelar took the spotlight this afternoon when they were given their proper send-off to Miss Universe 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand and Miss Supranational 2018 in Karpacz/Krynica-Zdrój, Poland.
Both ladies were given the usual messages of encouragement from their Bb. Pilipinas sisters. Present this time are Miss Intercontinental Philippines Karen Gallman, The Miss Globe Philippines Michele Gumabao and 2nd Runner-Up Samantha Mae Bernardo. BPCI Chair Madame Stella Marquez de Araneta was also around to give her personal message to the two Queens.
As expected, Catriona was at her most eloquent during the open mic forum with the media as she answered every single question like a pro. Jehza, on the other hand, was visibly filled with excitement as she has been looking forward to this day for the longest.
Jehza will be leaving for Poland on the last week of this month, while Cat will be flying to Bangkok on the 2nd of December.
From all of us here at normannorman.com, we wish you the best in your respective missions. We know that you will both do well, Cat and Jehza!
Here are more photos taken by Joy Arguil from the said event.
This entry is actually a late upload of the (still unpublished) interview video with Bb. Pilipinas Intercontinental 2018 Karen Gallman when she came early for the media launch of the 47th Miss Intercontinental at Conrad Manila. We (two of my media colleagues and I) immediately asked her a series of questions about her preparations for the January, 2019 competition in our shores and how she will “personify” herself as the “Miss Philippines” of that batch.
Earlier at the Monet Ballroom of Novotel Manila Araneta Center, Bb. Pilipinas International 2018 Ma. Ahtisa Manalo was given her Official Send-Off to Miss International 2018 in Tokyo, Japan.
With both Eva Patalinjug and Michele Gumabao in competition abroad (and Karen Gallman with a prior engagement), Miss Universe Philippines 2018 Catriona Gray and Bb. Pilipinas Supranational 2018 Jehza Huelar gave words of encouragement to their youngest sister.
Ahtisa will be leaving for the Land of the Rising Sun soon!
Below are more photos from the said event.
The Philippine hosting of the 47th Miss Intercontinental has been formally launched at the Taft Ballroom of Conrad Manila earlier. Present in the said event are Miss Intercontinental Organization CEO Detlef Tursies, Miss Intercontinental 2017 Veronica Salas Vallejo, Miss Intercontinental Japan Organization CEO Joanna Leonisa Gimena Miyamae and COO Kumi Miyamae, Miss Intercontinental Japan 2018 Akari Maeda and Bb. Pilipinas Intercontinental 2018 Karen Gallman.
Contrary to what other pageant followers might think, it was Miss Intercontinental Japan Organization that brought the hosting here as the group holds the franchise for the 2018 hosting. Hence, our very own Karen won’t technically be the host delegate as Akari Maeda will assume that role.
Check out the interview below with Miss Intercontinental Organization CEO Detlef Tursies and Miss Intercontinental 2017 Veronica Salas Vallejo:
Around 85 delegates are expected to participate in the 47th Miss Intercontinental (or Miss Intercontinental 2018 if you will), with the finals night set for January 26, 2019 at the Mall of Asia Arena. To date, Calatagan, Batangas is one of the confirmed provincial hosts and several other places in the country are being finalized for the caravan of the participating candidates.
Watch out for my blog entry about Karen Gallman and how she is looking at her chances of winning the very first Miss Intercontinental crown for the country in her own backyard.
Watch out for more updates!
At the Novotel Manila Araneta Center Monet Ballroom earlier, the Official Sendoff for Bb. Pilipinas 2018 Queens Eva Patalinjug and Michele Gumabao was held with invited members of the media. The two lovelies’ spotlight event was graced with the presence of their “sisters” Catriona Gray, Ahtisa Manalo, Jehza Huelar and Karen Gallman who gave words of encouragement and endearment to the first duo in their group to start with their respective pageant missions abroad.
Both Eva and Michele will be departing for Yangon, Myanmar (host city & country for Miss Grand International 2018) and Tirana, Albania (host city and country for The Miss Globe 2018) by the end of September, respectively.
Our warm wishes of good luck to the two of you. Do the Philippines proud!