Now this is one teaser that I am dead serious about actually happening in 2020. And it’s not just because she could be one of the most gorgeous faces that any of our national beauty pageants will have next year. She also has such a spontaneous personality that blends with an engaging physical presence.
Daisha Jimenez gave it one pre-empted try a number of years back (in 2017 if memory serves me right) when she was introduced during a mock pageant of KF held at the House Manila. She did not push through with the actual application with Bb. Pilipinas, though. I was a bit disappointed then because she has all the makings of a winner. Good height (minimum of 5’9”), standout looks, excellent communication skills and, oh, she can also sing.
If you have watched the trailer of the upcoming teleserye of ABS-CBN titled “Make It With You”, Daisha somehow reminds me of the Billy/Belinda character that lead female star Liza Soberano is playing. Now it comes as no coincidence that I am making a comparison here. There simply is a striking semblance between these two. But that’s as far as I would describe the former because she has a marked identity all her own.
I really don’t care much whichever camp gets to field her (although I was told that she was supposed to join Bb. Pilipinas earlier this year under A&Q). The important thing is that she gets convinced to finally give her nod. And that 2020 is the year to do it. If the upload of her latest photo below is any hint, she could be considering it at the very least. And I am keeping my fingers crossed. She is definitely a keeper!
Rodgil Flores of KF is finally in Atlanta, Georgia for Miss Universe 2019 as well.
Our Miss Universe Philippines Gazini Christiana Jordi Ganados should be very pleased that her support teams are now complete with Jonas Borces of #KFCebu also present!
The wings beyond the #Phoenix are here!
Allow me to share a documentary by Raphael Bosano shown on ABSCBN in the late night #NoFilter. It is about the journey of an aspiring beauty queen from scratch until her training at KF. Gezza Avila, newly-crowned Miss Universal Ambassadress Philippines 2019, was featured in the same, along with Rodgil Flores.
Introducing to you another miss who filed her Bb. Pilipinas 2019 application earlier this week.
Joahnna Carla Saad (yes, her first name is spelled as such) is a 26 year-old from Dumaguete who works as an International Flight Attendant of Philippine Airlines. She stands 5’7” and graduated from Silliman University with a degree in Business Administration major in Management. In the past, she took part in provincial pageants like Miss Silliman, Miss Dumaguete and Hara Sang Negros. She went to the national level via Reyna ng Aliwan 2013 where she was named 2nd Runner-Up.
Trained by Kagandahang Flores, she is ready to use all her learnings and previous experiences once she faces the scrutiny of the final screening panel next week.
Good luck to you!
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Danielle Isabelle Dolk
This tall and vibrant 18 year-old from Laguna can strike you as someone who has already done the pageant route for quite some time. By far, she has conquered the provincial level of pageantry as a former Mutya Ng San Pablo titleholder and Binibining Laguna finalist. In the national level, she took part in last year’s Miss Lumiere Philippines where she was named as Miss Lumiere Montage International.
In 2019, I bet we will see Dani leveling up as she steps up to the plate for the big league. A proud #KFamilia, she is definitely not taking her preparations lightly.
Watch out for more of this Fil-Dutch hottie soon!
Photo credit: Allen Cabs for Miss Lumiere Philippines
Dani in Louis Pangilinan
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Resham Ramirez Saeed
This 25 year-old Fil-Pakistani beauty is a real charmer in person. She fluidly articulates her thoughts with grace and sensibly answers any kind of question thrown at her.
Rae doesn’t hide the fact that she wants to become a #Binibini this year. And if she makes the cut, Maguinadanao is the province she will represent. She is a firm advocate of women empowerment and would actually campaign for ALEng Entrep in the upcoming national elections if given the chance.
A Psychology major back in Toronto where she reigned as Miss Philippines Canada back in 2017, she has been independently residing (and intensively training) in the country for almost a year now.
Watch her brief introductory video below.
Martina Turner Diaz
She is a 22 year-old beauty who professionally travels around the world as a flight attendant. Half Filipino, half-American in descent, she graduated from DLSU Benilde (Antipolo) with a degree in Marketing Management. She is currently taking up her Masteral studies in Business Administration.
A resident of Muntinlupa City, she is toying with the idea of representing Roxas, Isabela if and when she makes it to the nationals.
Let’s see where Martina’s pageant dreams will bring her to.
Photo credit: Jr Noses