Left to right: Kate Manalo, Binibini 28 Nichole Manalo and Bianca Manalo during the Press Presentation (Photo credit: Edmund Chua of Fabmanilaph)
When Bb. Pilipinas Universe 2009 Pamela Bianca Manalo and Bb. Pilipinas World 2002 Katherine Manalo attended the Bb. Pilipinas 2016 Press Presentation, it wasn’t only to add more to the glitter of having former titleholders present. They were there for youngest sister Nichole Marie Manalo who is in her 2nd and final attempt to win a crown in the nationals.
You see, nothing would make the sisters more pageant-fulfilled than to eventually see Binibini 28 grab one of her own. And if a good crown is in the offing, then that would make it more celebratory for the Manalo clan. For starters, the Bb. Pilipinas International title is out of the question because of age. So which honor will Nichole be fitted with?
I am not saying that a crown is already in the bag for the third pageant-prepared Manalo sibling. But she has really prepared hard for this and my hunch is that she will gain more success in 2016 compared to the last.
Your thoughts, dear readers? 🙂
Once more, the Manalo Sisters by Edmund Chua of Fabmanilaph
And the youngest Manalo sister will also shine
Looks like the eldest sister prevailed. Kate Manalo will now see their youngest sister Nichole Manalo following her and Bianca’s Binibini footsteps. The question is, will she be as fortunate in nailing a crown? This year’s batch is going to be a battlefield of beauties exploding everywhere. And unless one is ready to charge a possible loss to experience early on, the casualties will be quite heavy.
But on another side of the coin, will Nichole benefit from whatever influence her two older siblings can pull? Does Kagandahang Flores have a winner in her? What do you think, dear readers? 😉
Nichole Manalo is keen on joining Bb. Pilipinas 2014
Another buzz that’s been making the rounds of pageant circles is the possible joining of the younger sister of two previous Binibini titleholders Katherine (MW2002) and Bianca Manalo (MU2009).
Nichole Manalo is a Nursing graduate who feels that she also has what it takes to approximate the successes of her older siblings in beauty competitions. And I don’t see why not. She has the height and beauty to take part in one.
Bianca (left) and Kate Manalo are allegedly at odds on whether to allow sister Nichole to join Binibini.
But what is this I hear that Kate and Bianca are allegedly at odds on whether to allow Nichole to submit her application? According to hushed talks, the former has given her thumbs up while the latter an opposite. Sibling rivalry or just a typical disagreement among sisters?
Well, whichever way the decision goes, you’ll know who prevailed should we see a 3rd Manalo sister screening for Bb. Pilipinas 2014.;-)
Miss World 2010 Alexandria Mills
Next Tuesday, January 25, Miss World 2010 Alexandria Mills will set foot in the Philippines together with MWO (Miss World Organization) Head Julia Morley to attend the formal contract signing with Cory Quirino – the new Philippine franchise holder of the biggest global beauty pageant. It will be remembered that BPCI (Binibining Pilipinas Charities, Inc.) took charge of sending local representatives to the Miss World from 1992-2010 and can be credited for a number of respectable placements in the competition such as 2nd Princess in 1993 (Ruffa Gutierrez); Top 5 in 2003 (Mafae Yunon) & 2004 (Karla Bautista); Top 10 in 2002 (Kate Manalo) & 1994 (Cara Subijano); and Top 15 in 2005 (Carlene Aguilar).
I’m keeping my fingers crossed that Cory Quirino’s Fusion Excel group can eclipse BPCI’s performance and finally produce the Philippines’ first Miss World titleholder. 😉