This beautiful Filipino-British lady was the one I hinted before as the former GMA Artist Center talent of GMA Network who screened for Miss World Philippines last February 3 at the Red Hotel. Stress on the word “former” because her talent management contract with GMA7 has already expired last year. She is doing this national pageant as an independent.
19 year-old Janelle Lewis took part in the latest edition of “Starstruck” – the GMA reality TV search for potential stars to be built up for their shows and teleseryes. She did not win that one, but was still signed up. Shortly after, she was able to appear in guest/supporting roles from time to time.
Except for the 5’9” Klea Pineda (who is now an afternoon teleserye headliner), I have always thought that taller girls have a harder time making it big in showbiz, owing to the fact that we have a dearth of tall actors (6’0 tall and above) to be paired with them. Janelle is 5’6” and her overall beauty and stance could be appreciated more in pageantry. Hence, the decision to screen for her first national tilt.
Let’s see what’s in store for Miss Lewis in MWP.
Janelle during the MWP screening
Bea Patricia “Patch” Magtanong
Now that Patch Magtanong is a successful Law graduate from UP Diliman, is she finally ready to go the pageant route?
She could join Miss World Philippines 2018 if reviews for the Bar exams won’t get in the way.
Otherwise, we could be seeing her signing up for Bb. Pilipinas 2019 when all her academic and licensure requirements will have already been fulfilled.
I am not always brimming with excitement when pushing for a showbiz personality to do big-league pageantry. But I make an exception for the beautiful Klea Pineda – the GMA Artist Center and GMA Network talent who is so full of potentials to join a national beauty pageant in 2019. She could even do so within the year with Miss World Philippines, but might be overruled by network commitments that include an upcoming teleserye and various public appearances nationwide.
She is young, tall (over 5’9”) and stunningly gorgeous!
Your thoughts, dear readers?
Don’t look now, but the young lady some people are egging on to join Bb. Pilipinas 2018 is currently in Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands representing the country in The 11th Asian International Supermodel Contest which will have its finals tomorrow.
GMA-7 Contract Artist Klea Pineda – a tall looker at 1.77m – is hoping that the competition will open more opportunities for international modelling. There was supposed to be another Filipina competing there – Koreen Medina – but passport problems prevented the latter from going abroad.
Looks like the Philippine spotlight will remain solely on Klea. Let’s hope she does well so that she can be further encouraged to give the nationals a try – if not 2018, then 2019 perhaps?
Klea (2nd from right) with some of her fellow candidates