There has never been a more fruitful year of bonding with the Earth Warriors than the 2017 batch. I have actually met all of them in person and have started bonding with a lot of them even before the Press Presentation scheduled early next month at the Diamond Hotel Manila.
It really helps to know them beyond the superficial hi/hello pleasantries. The quality time spent with them gives me a better impression as to who deserves to be up there come finals night on July 15 and who are continuously slugging it out with the rest to make good with their respective bids for the highest crown and the elemental positions.
Vanessa Mae Castillo of Lobo, Batangas | Samantha Acosta of Pulilan, Bulacan | Sherlyn Doloriel of Cagayan de Oro City | Rianne Kalaw of Lipa City | Nelzza Bautista of Villanueva, Misamis Occ | Jessica Rose McEwen of Fil-New Zealand | Lea Audrey Laano of Tayabas City | Karen Ibasco of the City of Manila | Jessica Marasigan of Caloocan City | Celine Pangan of Ozamiz City | Danna Rose Socaoco of Magsaysay, Misamis Or.| Princess Nicolas of Camiling, Tarlac | Catherine Tabaniag of Panglao, Bohol | Shane Tormes of Mandaluyong City | Krishia Antonio of Porac, Pampanga and Madelle Estaya of Nueva Valencia, Guimaras.
But who knows what the other ladies have in store for the upcoming weeks? There’s still a long way to go before the crystal-clear front-runners take their place in the eyes of everyone. 🙂