You will understand why there are no clear or close-up photos of the ladies who showed up for the Final Screening of Aces & Queens for the Class of 2017. There are around ninety-nine (99) who arrived (filtered from the 267 online applicants) with more than a few qualifiers who did not make it for personal reasons (but they will show up eventually for sure!).
This is the biggest final screening of applicants the beauty camp has conducted to date. And the main man himself, Jonas Gaffud, is so pleased with how the group has grown by leaps and bounds through the years. The hard-earned efforts are paying off. The process has leveled up real nicely. And everyone is accounted for – Arnold Mercado, Bessie Besana, Atty. Nad Bronce, Gerry Diaz, Cesar Evangelista, Direk Jeff Jeturian, Boyet Blas, Albert Kurniawan, Caloy Buendia, Pao Baysa, Jim Ryan Ros, Dave Grona, Raymond Galang, Carissa Medved and more! Let’s throw in my favorite shoemaker, Jojo Bragais, as well. And what’s a final screening without BQs? Hillarie Parungao, Christi McGarry, Arienne Calingo, Angelica Alita, Jehza Huelar, Kimverlyn Suiza and Apriel Smith all clocked in.
I am certain that Aces & Queens will come up with another exciting batch of ladies who will vie for Bb. Pilipinas 2017. Watch out for the hidden gems because they will surprise you! 😉
UPDATE from Arnold Mercado himself:
“The results are in… After tabulating all the members’ votes, 33 made it to the A&Q training pool. 9 more applicants will have a special screening next week. To the Class of 2017, welcome to ACES and Queens. You will receive an advice for the general orientation.”