Philippines’ Next Top Model is coming Soon on TV5
Miss International 2016 herself will be the model mentor
Guess who’s going to be part of Philippines Next Top Model | High Street
as Model Mentor and part of the PNTM Fashion Council? It’s Miss International 2016 Kylie Verzosa herself. Our lovely queen will be in the newest show on TV5 to serve as a role model/inspiration/adviser to all the officially aspiring young ladies who want to become famous on the runway, editorials and/or photoshoots and showbiz perhaps.
Watch out for more announcements about the show very soon!
Catch it on TV5 soon!
The Search will definitely be starting soon!
This is neither an official announcement nor the official poster
So since today is already the first day of February, allow me to start the ball rolling or fan the flames of excitement for the upcoming search that will officially unreel soon. This. Is. Binibining Pilipinas. 2017.
The 65th Miss Universe is now over. The fond memories are starting to creep back inside my head, but pageant life goes on. And this year’s screenings for the national successors of Miss Universe Philippines 2016 Maxine Medina, Miss International 2016 Kylie Verzosa, Bb. Pilipinas Intercontinental 2016 Jennifer Hammond, Bb. Pilipinas Supranational 2016 Joanna Eden, Miss Grand International 1st Runner-Up Nicole Cordoves and The Miss Globe 2016 3rd Runner-Up Nichole Manalo will be tougher than all previous editions combined. Why? Because right from the get-go (or scheduled screening dates if you will), a grill-worthy Q&A will be conducted in order to add a more in-depth assessment of interested ladies who will sign up.
So you think you can become the next Bb. Pilipinas? Watch out for the formal announcement soon. And get into your beauty-and-brains mode faster than you can say “Binibini!” 🙂
PS. Early talks are saying that the repeaters and crossovers will lord it over this year. We’ll see about that. 😉
Maxine Medina sees no reason why a back-to-back is out of reach
Earlier during a rainy send-off hosted by Bb. Pilipinas Charities Inc. at the Versailles Tent of the Novotel Manila Araneta Center, Miss Universe Philippines Maxine Medina was showered with all the warm wishes and positive thoughts that will set her up for the 65th Miss Universe on the right note. Our Queen is brimming with beauty and confidence that one can’t help but think that – indeed – a back-to-back win is not at all impossible. When asked to name at least two contestants who could be thorns in her path to victory, she simply answered “no one” because she is visualizing herself as the successor of Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach come January 30. You might think that she may have gone overconfident. But no, she delivered her answer in such a tempered manner that you can feel the sincerity stemming from within.
Maxine with her Bb. Pilipinas sisters and BPCI Chair Stella Marquez de Araneta
Designer Rhett Eala will do the EG and NC of Maxine
Maxine shared that her training has been comprehensive and the only thing she asks for are prayers from all Filipinos to guide and see her through each step of the way. There is no doubt that she will forge ahead and prove to all and sundry that the host delegate deserves to be the next. She has done her homework and would not want nothing more than to give the Filipinos the gift of victory right before our very eyes.
Here is Miss International Kylie Verzosa’s message to Maxine.
Now here is Maxine’s younger sister Ferica with the heartfelt message she is sending to her “Ate“.
And here is boyfriend Marx Topacio with his message for Maxine.
Shots taken by my Asst Photographer Joseph Gerard Jose
From all of us here at normannorman.com, achieve the back-to-back dream Maxine! You can do this one #ForThePhilippines!
Four Bb. Pilipinas 2016 BQs for Family Feud
Kylie, Jenn, Nicole and Jehza guest on ABS-CBN’s Family Feud
A groupie during the taping
Wanna watch the Bb. Pilipinas 2016 Queens play “Family Feud” on national TV? Then tune in to ABS-CBN at around 5:00PM-ish later this afternoon to catch Miss International 2016 Kylie Verzosa, Bb. Pilipinas Intercontinental 2016 Jennifer Hammond, Miss Grand International 1st Runner-Up Nicole Cordoves and 2nd Runner-Up Jehza Huelar compete with another popular group – the DLSU Green Archers star players – for the special New Year’s Eve episode of the weekend game show hosted by Luis Manzano.
Here’s the teaser:
courtesy of ABS-CBN
If this holds water soon, then I would really be genuinely thrilled
Unlike my previous blog post, the initiative on holding Miss International 2017 in Manila is something that started from small talks that allegedly originated from the country’s Department of Tourism. And 15 hours before Christmas, I am telling you now that if everything goes beyond loose lip service and a Philippine delegation flies to Tokyo, Japan to make formal negotiations, then I would be genuinely thrilled for the dream event becoming a reality.
The now extinct Miss Young International competition has been held in the Philippines twice and consecutively from 1980 to 1981. Wouldn’t it just be more exciting to see the surviving Japan-based pageant (that has honored the Filipina six times now) to finally land on our shores? And with Kylie Verzosa as the reigning titleholder, crowning her successor here would be the real icing on the cake.
Start your comments now, dear readers. And Merry Christmas as well! My December 25 feature will be truly image-filled! 😉
Kylie’s first endorsement in Japan
As part of her prize for winning Miss International 2016, Kylie Verzosa is now the latest endorser of Miss Paris Group
– a Japan-based beauty company engaged in spa services, weight loss and more.
And Kylie’s part in the promotion of the company (which is a major sponsor of Miss International) has given its new posters a refreshing lift that should widen the appeal even more.
Check out the Miss Paris Group website to know more about the organization. A trip to Japan would not be complete without a visit to one of their several branches in Tokyo. 🙂
Kylie getting her massage at Miss Paris Beauty Spa
Five Asian winners in the international pageant stage for 2016 so far
Even in male pageants, Asian men are not lagging behind
Thailand won Miss Tourism Metropolitan International as well
To date, 2016 has been a harvest-filled year for Asians in the global pageant stage – both female and male categories. Miss International, Miss Supranational, Miss Grand International, The Miss Globe, Miss United Continents and Miss Tourism Metropolitan International have reigning winners from the continent courtesy of Kylie Verzosa, Srinidhi Shetty, Ariska Putri Pertiwi, Dimple Patel, Jeslyn Santos and Chalisa Amanda respectively.
On the other side, Mister World, Mister Model International, Mister Tourism World and Man of the Year are also now being held by Asians via Rohit Khandelwal, Narapat Sakunsong, Okkar Min Maung and Karan Singhdole respectively.
And the year is not over yet. With three more finals coming in soon – Miss World, Miss Tourism International and Miss Tourism Queen of the Year International – I bet the number will increase.
And mind you, I did not even include Miss Asia which has a Filipina titleholder as this contest is continent-focused.
Truly, Asia is in its best year of performance in international pageantry. 🙂