It is no longer a secret that the 47th Miss Intercontinental will be held in the Philippines from January 9-26, 2019. Coronation night will be on January 26 at the Mall of Asia Arena, with the delayed telecast airing (possibly over ABS-CBN pending final negotiations) a day after.
This is the reality awaiting Bb. Pilipinas Intercontinental 2018 Karen Gallman – to be a host delegate to the arriving foreign candidates who will vie to become the successor of Veronica Salas of Mexico. It effectively doubles the pressure since we have not yet won the crown, and to aim for such on your own backyard could get tricky in the process.
Regardless of the possibilities and eventualities, Karen will bravely go through the challenge. She is armed with the knowledge that the support of her fans and supporters are within arms’ reach. You could say that she is the top favorite of the Filipinos to win, unless one or two of the other contenders will spring a big surprise the minute the visitors start pouring in.
The hosting of the 47th Miss Intercontinental in the Philippines from January 9-26, 2019 is already a sealed deal with the finals scheduled to take place at the Mall of Asia Arena. And as Bb. Pilipinas Intercontinental 2018, Karen Gallman has the double assignment of being a most gracious and hospitable host delegate as well as winning the country’s first-ever crown in the said competition. It is not an easy task honestly, but neither is it a tall order the way I see it.
A hometown decision is always met with resistance by all other participating countries. But our representative is dead serious in claiming the victory that has been “robbed” from us at least twice. The 2nd Runner-Up finish of Kris Tiffany Janson last 2015 was a close call and we know the controversy surrounding the results at the time. The 1st Runner-Up placement of Christi McGarry last 2016 should have already earned for us the much-awaited win. And the identical rank of Katarina Rodriguez last January in Egypt was such a major source of complaint from Filipino pageant fans who could not accept the decision. That was supposed to be our big moment finally.
So here comes the Philippines hosting Miss Intercontinental for the first time. Will we finally get the well-deserved #1 position?
What do you think, dear readers?
Since Missosology already made an official post about the 47th Miss Intercontinental to be hosted in the country come January, 2019, the question in the mind of some pageant followers is this: will the chance of Bb. Pilipinas Intercontinental 2018 Karen Gallman winning the crown be lessened because of this development? We are tired of being perennial runners-up in the competition. And as Host Delegate, Karen might end up getting the same placement like that of Katarina Rodriguez or Christi McGarry or Kris Tiffany Janson.
Your thoughts, dear readers?
Happily sharing this quick update on the status of Bb. Pilipinas Intercontinental 2018 Karen J. Gallman and her lovelife status:
“WE ARE ENGAGED! Two weeks today, the love of my life asked me to marry him… I said YES of course! 💍 Thank you for making me the happiest girl on the planet, I am so blessed to have you in my life. I love you with all my heart” ❤️ #engaged #forever
Bb. Pilipinas Intercontinental 2018 Karen J. Gallman’s Trip to Greece:
Our Queen is currently vacationing in Greece 🇬🇷 where she has been recharging her body and mind with the awe-inspiring beauty and serenity of the country. From the Acropolis in Athens to Elia Beach and Agios Ioannis in Mykonos all the way to Oía in Kikladhes, she is loving the freedom of just being herself.
Where could she be headed to next?
Ready for more of Bb. Pilipinas Intercontinental 2018 Karen J. Gallman and her fierce side? Here are her latest shots from ace photographer Raymond Saldaña, as styled by Patrick Henry Mergano and makeup by Jessie M. Maghuyop
Look who’s on the cover of the latest issue of Metro.Style – our Bb. Pilipinas 2018 Queens. Grab your (digital) copy now and read the individual articles on Catriona Gray, Ma. Ahtisa Manalo, Jehza Huelar, Eva Patalinjug, Karen Gallman and Michele Gumabao on the inside pages.