Interestingly enough, seven of the ten ladies who became Official Finalists for Century Tuna Superbods Ageless 2018 are familiar names and faces in pageantry like Miss World Philippines 2012 Queenie Rehman, the beautiful Kim Ross delos Santos, the very sporty Alexandra Faith Garcia, former Mutya and Miss World America runner-up Maureen Montagne, former Miss Philippines Earth runner-up Joanna Tolledo, the inspiring Christine Balaguer and former Miss Bikini Philippines participant Mariah Nilo.
Who do you think will do well in the fitness-driven competition among them?
Kim Ross delos Santos
Alexandra Faith Garcia
Photos by Joy Arguil
Familiar beautiful faces walked the ramp for Designer Chito Vijandre during the 8th Edition of the Annual Red Cross Charity Ball, the Red Charity Gala at the Shangri-La at the Fort, Manila. Directed by Ari Anover Styled by Noel Manapat HMU by Henri Torres Calayag.
Some of them are Bb. Pilipinas titleholders Christi Xi McGarry and Yvethe Marie Santiago, Miss World 2011 1st Princess Gwendoline Ruais, Miss World Philippines 2015 1st Princess Cassandra Naidas, former Binibinis Sheena Dalo and Tanya Hyde plus Jodilly Pendre, Jeane Louise Flores and Kim Ross delos Santos.
Photo credit: Bruce Casanova
The final trail with Cassandra Naidas in the foreground
Kim Ross delos Santos
Jeane Louise Flores
Christi Lynn McGarry
Designer Chito Vijandre (center) takes a bow
The former Binibini 20, Kim Ross delos Santos
I was about to retire for the night and made just a last quick look on my Facebook news feed. And these two images suddenly appeared courtesy of Photographer Raymond Saldaña.
I suddenly stood up in a flash and began preparing a quick press of the previously-unseen Bb. Pilipinas 2016 images of the former Binibini 20 Kim Ross delos Santos and former Binibini 1 Janelle Olafson.
I suddenly missed Kim Ross.
I also miss Janelle but she is competing for Miss Global Philippines now so there is some sort of pageant continuity running in that regard.
But I really started missing Kim Ross again.
She is really something else.
The former Binibini 1 Janelle Olafson
A potential MWP break for Kim Ross delos Santos?
Inhale. And say a wish inside your head for Kim Ross delos Santos. Then exhale.
I was informed that the Miss World Organization (MWO) of Julia Morley has already adjusted the ceiling age limit for her Miss World pageant starting this year. It’s now 26.
Kim Ross is 26. Does this mean that she will agree to get hold of that one last chance to take part in a major national beauty competition? Not that fast. But methinks that the Aces & Queens camp will do everything in its capacity to convince her into joining.
Kim Ross can fit the Miss World peg nicely, just as much as she was originally envisioned as a Binibini of Miss Universe quality before the untimely disqualification dashed all her dreams for that one.
So do you want to see Kim Ross vie for Miss World Philippines 2016?
Kim Ross Delos Santos for MWP2016, anyone? 🙂
It was a successful fashion event last night at B Hotel in Quezon City when Designer Kim Gan unveiled her latest collection of Gakuya/Seishun which is very Japanese-inspired but filled with a lot of unique touches only she can come up with.
Beauty Queens/Kings and Professional Models walked the ramp, including Miss Universe Philippines 2014 MJ Lastimosa, Bb. Pilipinas International 2014 and 2015 Bianca Guidotti & Janicel Lubina, Bb. Pilipinas Supranational 2014 and 2015 Yvethe Santiago & Rogelie Catacutan, Mister World Philippines 2015 Sam Ajdani, Miss World Philippines 1st Runner-Up Cassandra Naidas, Kim Ross delos Santos, Alaiza Malinao and more.
With shoes by Jojo Bragais, take a look at the photos taken by my partner-in-coverage Joy Arguil:
Kim Ross delos Santos
Kim Ross delos Santos
Designer Kim Gan (left) and shoemaker Jojo Bragais
Jojo Bragais made the shoes for Kim Gan
Geisha poured her heart out about being one of the most bashed Binibinis of Bb. Pilipinas 2016
Geisha Naganuma is one of the most – if not the most – bashed Binibinis of Bb. Pilipinas 2016. A significant part of the online bullying came from the fact that she is the one who replaced the original (and much-anticipated
) Binibini 20 Kim Ross delos Santos. Hence, netizens initially treated her like a punching bag of criticisms left and right. The mudslings were ferocious, to say the least. But this lady from Bulacan got steady moral support from her JDV camp and fellow candidates. She gradually stood up from the non-stop throwing of negative comments and is now proud of how she has firmed up her emotions.
I asked Geisha to share her sentiments. She readily agreed. The good part is how she was able to overcome the bad vibes. Pardon whatever typo errors you can spot below. She wrote this at a unique moment when she wore her heart on her sleeve, which is not always wont to her true self. Read now:
Geisha during the Bb. Pilipinas National Costume Competition (Photo credit: Joy Arguil)
Regardless of the results this coming April 17, Geisha has shown strength of character. Being a Binibini is tough, and what she went through on top of wearing pin number 20 made everything more difficult. She came out of it a better and wiser individual.
Best of luck, Geisha! 🙂
More from Jonas Gaffud about the disqualification of Kim Ross delos Santos
From the time that news broke out about the disqualification of Binibini 20 Kim Ross delos Santos and as confirmed by Jonas Gaffud of Aces & Queens yesterday early evening, the disappointments, protests and justice-seeking voices uniting against such a move from BPCI multiplied exponentially. Sadness was an understated feeling. My message inbox kept piling up with a lot of questions, concerns and comments about her true fate as a Bb. Pilipinas 2016 Official Candidate. I do not have the answers, only a small channel through which the true sentiments of people can be aired. Personally, I was left speechless. It’s more than just the removal of a potential winner that sets me two steps back. The mere fact that the sexy photo that caused her getting DQ’d is an unpublished shot gives rise to a flood of opinions as to whether the move was well thought-of or enough to give her this kind of “punishment”. It makes a lot of people think about the circumstances surrounding the submission of the same to the lawyers of BPCI. Is this situation similar to what happened to Megan Young before she won Miss World 2013 in Bali when some detractors did not stop in giving the Miss World Organization sexy images of her Rogue Magazine pictorial to topple her ascendancy to the blue crown? I don’t want to make speculations on who might have “goaded” the decision-makers.
The matter is now all in the hands of BPCI. And we can only hope for the best resolution, if one can still be arrived at after everything has been said, screamed and hollered about. Is this really the end of the pageant road for Kim Ross delos Santos? And even if she gets reinstated in the process, will she still keep the fire burning in her to give it a good fight?
Kim Ross delos Santos is no longer Binibini 20 as per the update of Jonas Gaffud himself
Sad day for the #Kimcredibles and all the fans and supporters of Binibini 20 Kim Ross delos Santos. As per the Facebook update of Aces & Queens’ Jonas Gaffud himself, she has already been disqualified from competing further due to sexy test shoot
photos taken in the past.
In another camp, however, there is reason to rejoice as a 4th JDV girl has now officially become a Binibini (see image below). She is Geisha Naganuma.
Geisha Naganuma is in as per the update of JDV himself
Will there be a next disqualification happening soon? Or will the bleeding stop with Kim Ross?
This is sad. 😦
Binibini 20 Kim Ross delos Santos by Joy Arguil
When Binibini 20 Kim Ross delos Santos finally committed herself to Bb. Pilipinas 2016, she also said yes to transforming her supermodel ways to a more pageant-friendly profile that will serve the needs of a national beauty competition. The ramp and modeling skills are already ingrained in her system. What she needs is to fit in the peg of a true Binibini, and this is something that she has been dutifully incorporating into her style, projection and moves. After all, this is no Philippine Fashion Week or the unveiling of a new collection from a specific designer. She needs to reach out to people unconditionally and become the prospective idol of fans and followers as the potential successor for the Miss Universe Philippines crown – the title she is being eyed for by many.
Are you seeing the distinct changes in Kim Ross who now sports a sweeter vibe that is significantly endearing her to a solid support group of #Kimcredibles and more? It may sound so proverbial in a sense, but she is definitely in it to win the top prize. Do you see major hurdles in her way? Or is the route all smooth and glossy for her trek to the crown? 🙂
Kim Ross (right) with Binibini 19 Maria Lina Prongoso (Photo credit: Joy Arguil)
Kim Ross by Joy Arguil
Using their assigned numbers as basis, Binibinis 18, 19, 20 and 21 are the tallest in the current batch
Height is always an important factor in Bb. Pilipinas, let alone any nationwide beauty pageant for that matter. In the case of the nationals, assigned pin numbers are clear indications of who are the tallest in the batch. And in the current batch made up of forty (40) gorgeous ladies, it would be easy to pinpoint that the middle dwellers are the most statuesque – 18, 19, 20 and 21 to be specific.
Binibini 18 Sheena Seinne Dalo of Ilocos Norte is 5’11” or just a tad shy of this number to be exact. Binibini 19 Maria Lina Neri Prongoso is a proud 5’10” from the Bicol Region. The same follows for Supermodel Binibini 20 Kim Ross delos Santos who stands an ideal 5’10” based on her set card as a runway veteran. And the tallest of them all is Binibini 21 Jessica Gonzales of Bulacan Province who is virtually 6’0 tall, but would be safely tape-measured at around 5’11.5″ just to be very exact.
Being the tallest is definitely no assurance of victory at the onset. If at any, pageant followers have learned to overlook the height in favor of a truly standout face and presence. But if these four ladies prove that they have a lot more going for them than just towering presence, then wouldn’t it be cool to see a set of winners who can never be commented as short by international standards?
I am optimistic about Sheena, Lina, Kim Ross and Jessica. Are you, dear readers? 😉