The beautiful Daisha Jimenez models for Charming Charlie
Ok, let’s do the credits first for this feature which appeared in today’s issue of Inquirer Lifestyle
for the Philippine Daily Inquirer:
Photography: Jerick Sanchez
Styling: Luis Carlo San Juan
Makeup and hairstyle: Syd Helmsley
Daisha Jimenez appears in this blog post in her pictorial for the new accessories brand “Charming Charlie”. You will remember her as the young lady who was supposed to be one of the two flag-bearers (along with Rachel Peters) of beauty camp Kagandahang Flores (KF) for Bb. Pilipinas 2017. But as fate would have it, her parents’ decision on not joining the nationals prevailed. After all, she is all of 19 and still has a long & bright future ahead in pageantry. With more training and maturity, she will definitely become a stronger force to reckon with come 2018 or 2019 when she can better rock the competition.
This 5’10” lass – who many say is a deadringer for actress Liza Soberano in person – is already making heads turn even before her name broke out as a KF trainee for BBP. And I would not be surprised at all if she is pitted against the likes of Catriona Gray – who is said to be seriously mulling about joining in the next Bb. Pilipinas.
Your thoughts about Daisha in this feature, dear readers?
A whole new world awaits Mae Liezel Ramos after Bb. Pilipinas
Third time may not have been the charm Mae Liezel Ramos was hoping for in Binibining Pilipinas 2017, but she is holding her head high and always full of optimism. Lessons have been learned and she is ready to go beyond the cavernous walls of Araneta Coliseum in search for something that is written in her fate. There are (still
) no signs of joining a different pageant brand, and I believe she will go where she will be welcomed with far more success than she could ever imagine.
Below is the final message she posted regarding Binibini:
Success is to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived, this is to have succeeded. ❤️ With my 3-year journey as a Binibini, not only did it make me believe in myself more, but it made my heart a little bit bigger than before. A heartfelt THANK YOU to everyone who were with me on my journey & I hope I’ve inspired you to take risks & be brave in whatever field you’re aiming for.
Signing off to pageantry, & on to dream new dreams 💋 Love you guys, gays & girls! & sorry kung may mga 😭💔 last Sunday for me. Let’s move forward & stay beautiful 💃🏻
🥀Somewhere, someone is looking for exactly what you have to offer. No one is you & that is your power🌹✨
Liezel courtesy of EJM Styling and in a gown by Manny Halasan
Your blogger’s parting shot for Mae Liezel Ramos:
For whatever its worth, Liezel, I know that you always gave your 100% in all three years that you took part in Bb. Pilipinas. And from here, the opportunities could be endless if you take your sweet time in considering all the options that will come your way.
Just remember this cute but inspiring parting message:
“When life shuts a door, open it again. It’s a door. That’s how they work”
Three times is max for Angelique de Leon
2017 is the end of the Binibining Pilipinas road for Angelique de Leon. The last edition of the nationals is her 3rd and last time to take part in pageantry (unless someone really convinces her to join Miss Global Philippines which has a wider age limit
). And she clearly puts in the message below (as a final response to those egging her to give another contest a try) in the way her creative mind works:
Guys, for real though. I am not joining any more pageants. Not Miss Earth, Miss World nor Miss Global.
I have a job I need to go back to — a job I love and wherein I am deeply loved and appreciated by my staff, my boss and my clients. I am now 27 years old and who gets to be a General Manager at the age of 26? This is an equally important achievement and dream for me. I can’t chase a dream forever if it wasn’t meant to be while others would kill to have my position in the company at a very young age.
A lot would say that they have been a beauty queen during their 20s but not many would be able to say that they were a beauty queen and a general manager during their 20s. My plans have been set for the coming years and hopefully everyone would appreciate that it is the end of the road for me in the pageant scene.
But you’ll never know. You may never see me as a candidate in any pageant but maybe… you’ll see me as a franchise owner? Lol 😂 I was told that if you want to dream, might as well dream big 💪🏼👑 if you can’t win the crown, might as well buy it 😂 JOOOKE 😂
#PeroPwedeDin #MissUniverseCanadaDaw Tapos si Weng De Leon bibilhin ang #MissUniverseAustralia si Victoria Sabina Lorenzo-de Leon bibilhin ang #MissUniverseIndonesia Maglalaban laban kaming mag-ina sa Miss Universe 😂
Angelique Celine de Leon will forever be a Binibini regardless of how many times she joined. From the years when she was still a part of R-L’s Angels to this year’s batch when she crossed over camps to Kagandahang Flores (KF), she has remained bubbly and full of life.
You ain’t seen the last of her – maybe not in pageantry, but in the corporate world where she spreads her smarts, shines brighter and is in full control of her destiny.
Below is a short video of Angelique and her supporters right after the finish of Bb. Pilipinas 2017.
courtesy of Kris Oliver P
Bb. Pilipinas 2017 2nd Runner-Up Kristel Guelos
Call her Doctor. Or call her a Dentist. Kristel Guelos from Batangas has added a new item in her credentials. She is your Bb. Pilipinas 2017 2nd Runner-Up – the one Binibini who surpassed the expectations of a whole lot and went up to take her podium finish in the nationals last Sunday night. In fact, she never did figure out well in the forecasts, but proved to everyone that she can outsmart the predictions and come out with a good placement.
Kristel is lucky to be part of the winning circle. Aside from winning a P250,000.00 management contract from BPCI, she will also join the six titleholders and 1st Runner-Up in most of their appearances plus pageant trainings in the coming months. These will definitely shape her up more competitively even if there is no pageant representation in store for being 2nd Runner-Up. What’s more, the province of Batangas will celebrate her placement. After all, it’s not easy getting as far as she did.
Welcome to your new world, Kristel and make the most out of the earned achievement! 🙂
Kristel with Shamcey Supsup-Lee
Joy Arguil took these shots of Rachel from the time she declared Miss Universe Philippines 2017
Rachel Peters proved that she deserved to win the title of Miss Universe Philippines 2017 last Sunday night. There were no missteps and no hesitations – a no holds barred performance that earned not only the nod of the judges but everyone watching inside the Araneta Coliseum and on ABS-CBN.
Watch her full performance in this video.
courtesy of Beauty Pageant Fan
“I still can’t believe it, Tito Norman!” exclaimed Rachel when I congratulated her.
This Fil-Brit stunner prepared long and hard for Bb. Pilipinas 2017. She was the first to personally admit to me that she is all set to gun for the nationals, and even then, I already knew that she was already deep in training when almost everyone else was still contemplating on whether to sign up and screen for the competition.
By now, the victory must have completely sunk in, and Rachel is looking forward to more intense months of training and dedication ahead. The road to the 66th Miss Universe won’t be an easy one for sure. But she is ready for everything – lock, stock and barrel.
Strongly destined for a crown? I believe your #Binibini19 is.
There was a small discussion going on in a few pageant sites on who is the one true standard-bearer of Kagandahang Flores camp in Bb. Pilipinas 2017. Is it Rachel Peters or Nelda Ibe?
Well, if we are really going to be technical about it, I know that Rachel is KF’s Golden Girl because Nelda is originally a product of KF Tarlac under Ef Taberna. But that doesn’t really matter because they are one KFamilia so whoever shines best in the end will be a source of pride for the group. Heck, both of them could even be victorious this coming weekend.
But let’s set aside those prediction-related statements between the two first and focus on this statuesque Fil-Brit lass who has come a long way since her days in Miss World Philippines and all.
Wanna see a bit of Rachel’s fun side first? Below is a video of the Binibinis’ guesting on ABS-CBN’s It’s Showtime where she was picked to be interviewed.
Rachel came into this competition with her eyes on the prize, something she has fully internalized even before she was pinned with the number 19 and dutifully committed herself to all the demands of Bb. Pilipinas. Truth be told, it’s not easy filling her shoes right now because the expectations are so high for her to deliver – not only from her beauty camp and loved ones, but also the fans and followers who have rallied behind her from the start.
This 25 year-old possesses the regal aura whenever she walks and presents herself. She also complements this with good communication skills that she uses with just the right amount of savvy in all types of appearances. But what’s most important is that she possesses the genuine dedication to serve the title if she wins on April 30. Actually, all the Binibinis are ready to serve. But from where I stand, she notches it up one level higher along with a string of other contenders. And that is where you start separating the women from the girls.
So who’s placing their bets on Rachel Peters? Time to share your insights about Binibini 19.
Angelique has waited long enough. Could 2017 be her winning year in Bb. Pilipinas?
Angelique de Leon is one of two three-peaters in Bb. Pilipinas 2017 (Liezel Ramos is the other one). And from the two years that she was handled by R-L’s Angels, will the move to a bigger camp (Kagandahang Flores
) spell the big difference?
This Binibini has paid her dues quite handsomely from where I stand. From the time that she made a splash in the nationals alongside Aiza Faeldonia, she moved on to take solo flight last year – the time when everyone was expecting her to nail a victory or a good placement at the very least. And she is not lacking in the looks and curves department, just as her English communication skills cannot be taken for granted. Is 2017 the right time for her to finally move up several notches, make Top 15 and possibly go for the jugular with a hard-earned win?
Gut-feel is telling me that this could be her best performing year. But as to what rank, it will all be revealed come April 30. Will the hashtag #AngeliQueen finally be sealed in stone?
Your inputs, dear readers. 🙂