Unless one of the five (5) independents* who got in will be “adopted” by Kagandahang Flores (KF), the beauty camp has a solid group of ten (10) successful entries among the Official Candidates of Bb. Pilipinas 2016. Let’s not start throwing statements starting up some wild discussions about their number being smaller than before. The more significant thing is that these ten ladies represent a striking combination of experience and relative newness in the nationals. The ten qualifiers are:
Mariella Castillo, Jessica Gonzales, Maria Gigante, Paula Rich Bartolome, Joanna Louise Eden, Alexandra Faith Garcia, Kristin Angeli Estoque, Maria Lina Neri Prongoso, Anjellica Lopez and Nichole Manalo
In this batch, Nichole Manalo appears to be taking the lead. The younger sister of Bb. Pilipinas Universe 2009 Bianca Manalo is definitely looking different this time around. The facial features are fiercer and the stance more confident. There is also the transferee from Aces & Queens – Paula Rich Bartolome – who is a lot thinner and more gorgeous in person. How about the promising Jessica Gonzales who appears to be the tallest Official Candidate? This winsome lass could pass off as a six-footer, but always states her height as 5’11”. Let’s not forget Maria Gigante, the Cebuana who could be one of the top spoilers this year, aside from Maria Lina Neri Prongoso from the Bicol region.
Give all the KF ladies leeway to show their strengths. I’m pretty sure they will surprise you in the coming weeks ahead! 😉
* – the five (5) independents on my record are Angela Ritter Valdez, Janel Olafson, Crescent Samaco, Aniger Wiji Cruz and Roshiela Tobias.