It used to be that the Philippines always sends more than one representative for the annual Miss International Queen Pageant in Pattaya, Thailand. But for 2018, we will have a sole entry on whose shoulders will weigh in the mission of notching another victory in the said pageant after Kevin Balot and Trixie Maristela.
Carla Marie Madrigal of Misamis Oriental Province has already departed for the Land of Smiles and is 100% ready to fight for the Philippines. She will be wearing the country’s sash up until the finals to be held at Tiffany’s Show on March 9.
Watch her introductory video below.
Jojo Bragais and his shoe tribute to Miss International Queen winners Kevin Balot and Trixie Maristela
Just last night, the shoe tributes to Miss International Queen winners from the Philippines – Kevin Balot (2012) and Trixie Maristela (2015) – were revealed by Bragais™ through the main man himself, Jojo Bragais, who I fondly call my favorite shoemaker.
Here is what Jojo had to say about the release:
Tribute to the first two Pinay Transgender Queens who brought pride to our country!
Miss Kevin Balot Miss International Queen 2012
Miss Trixie Maristela Miss International Queen 2015
BRAGAIS™ recognizes and honors the LGBT community!
Photo by Onecho Gabinete
Well done, Bragais™!
Looking forward to your next tribute release which is keeping me in suspense every single day. 🙂
Miss Philippines Trixie Maristela for Miss International Queen 2015
A Trixie Maristela selfie now
Last night, Trixie Maristela arrived in Bangkok, Thailand to represent the Philippines in Miss International Queen 2015.
And so, she begins her quest to become the country’s 2nd victor for the popular Pattaya-based beauty pageant among transgenders from all over the world.
Trixie promises to give everything she got for the competition. She is ready, willing, prepared and super-able. She is aiming for the top prize and wants to follow the trail started by Kevin Balot last 2012.
“Todo ko na to. To the nth level! “ said Trixie.
Trixie Maristela (center) during registration, sashing and fittings
Step up to the player, Trixie. I know you will do us proud out there! 😉
Francine Garcia will compete in Miss International Queen 2015
More than winning last week’s Ms. Gay Manila 2015, Francine Garcia is clear about her more anticipated purpose – to represent the Philippines in Miss International Queen 2015 and hopefully do a Kevin Balot. She has actually started completing all the requirements for the Pattaya-hosted competition and is looking forward to training hard for the same. The prize money of P200,000.00 (or at least half of it for the moment
) she got for placing 2nd Runner-Up to Trixie Maristela will significantly help in her expenses and all.
MIQ2014 Isabella Santiago
I have a good feeling about Francine’s chances of doing well in Thailand. And most definitely, she’ll make sure that her participation will be felt by everyone out there.
7:40 into the video below, she confirmed her joining as one of the Philippine representatives to MIQ2015 this coming October. She is acquainted with the reigning winner (Isabella Santiago of Venezuela, photo on the right) who was here in Manila during Super Sireyna Worldwide 2014.
courtesy of Pinoyland
Francine Garcia during Ms. Gay Manila 2015 (Photo credit: Jory Rivera)
Good luck in your preparations, Francine! 😀
Maria Venus Gomez will represent the Philippines in Miss International Queen 2014
The Philippines already has at least one confirmed delegate for Miss International Queen 2014, and she is Maria Venus Gomez.
Our candidate, who was fortunate enough to undergo some training sessions with the Kagandahang Flores camp of Rodgil Flores, is now getting ready for the big competition in Pattaya where she will be facing a fierce group of transgender ladies for the crown currently being held by Brazil’s Marcelo Ohio.
Finals night is scheduled on November 7 at Tiffany’s Show Theatre, but all participants are expected to be in Thailand a little over a week prior to be able to take part in all the pre-pageant activities.
Best of luck, Maria Venus! May you do the Philippines proud and become our 2nd titleholder after Kevin Balot. 😀
This year's edition will happen on November 7 at Tiffany's Show Theatre in Pattaya, Thailand
The gorgeous Miss International Queen 2013 Marcelo Ohio of Brazil
With Super Sireyna Worldwide 2014 having its Grand Finals around this time on GMA-7’s Eat Bulaga, I thought of featuring the latest photos of the beautiful Marcelo Ohio of Brazil who was crowned Miss International Queen 2013. There is a good chance that one or a few of the finalists for the former will endeavor to take part in Miss International Queen 2014 which should happen in Pattaya, Thailand come November.
Can they live up to the high standards set by Marcelo or even our very own Kevin Balot who won the year before? The quality of candidates has been constantly rising so these ladies should pump up the competitiveness if they want to shine internationally.
Anyways, you may want to watch the Wild Card Round of Super Sireyna Worldwide 2014 aired on TV yesterday. You can also see the seven other main contenders who have already won spots in the Grand Finals. 😉
courtesy of Eat Bulaga Dabarkads
Miss Amazing Philippine Beauty 2013 Nathalie Arcache Masade (Photo credit: Jory Rivera/OPMB Worldwide)
The wait may be long, but trust our Philippine entry/ies to Miss International Queen 2014 to be another excellent batch if ever. Leading the pack will be newly-crowned Miss Amazing Philippine Beauty 2013 Nathalie Arcache Masade who will give her best to do a Kevin Balot and bring honor to the country in the Pattaya-based pageant next year. Tall and shapely, she will be a force to reckon with.
Congratulations to all the winners! 😉