Watch out for this reality beauty pageant search on GMA News TV beginning October 4!
Host Ali Forbes with some of the hopefuls
Starting October 4, Pinay Beauty Queen Academy
will air on GMA News TV and every Saturday nights thereafter. The reality beauty pageant training and development search will have twenty (20) lovely Filipinas undergoing intensive polishing and make-overs on their way to becoming world-class stunners worthy of good shots for a national title.
Hosted by Miss Grand International 2013 3rd Runner-up and Bb. Pilipinas 2012 1st Runner-up Ali Forbes, the show will have four (4) respected mentors – Miss International 2005 Precious Lara Quigaman, Miss World 1973 1st Runner-up Evangeline Pascual, Bb. Pilipinas Universe 1985 Joyce Ann Burton-Titular and Bb. Pilipinas Universe 1982 Maria Isabel Lopez – who will each be assigned their team of wannabes similar to what is being done by the US/UK program “The Face”.
Six of the familiar faces in the show (clockwise from top left:) Janelle Olafson, Jeslyn Santos, Joana Angelica Romero, Pircelyn Pialago, Steffy Gerona and Leslie Ann Pine
Let’s set aside our doubts and give this show a chance, dear readers. Who knows, it might even turn out better than expected. 🙂
P.S. By the way, you can support your favorite Pinay Beauty Queen Academy contender by texting PINAY(Number of Candidate) and send to 2929.
From this group of thirty, 20 Official Contenders will be chosen for Pinay Beauty Queen Academy.
Three familiar faces who joined the reality show.
In the ongoing final screenings for the reality TV program “Pinay Beauty Queen Academy
“, a few familiar faces have stood out as making it to the 30 ladies who passed the screenings and with a strong chance of making it to the Final 20 who will eventually make up the core group of candidates who will participate in the show and be mentored by the likes of Evangeline Pascual, Precious Lara Quigaman and Joyce Ann Burton-Titular.
Former Binibinis Jeslyn Santos and Joana Angelica Romero from Bb. Pilipinas 2014, plus Miss Philippines Earth 2014 Top 10 finisher Leslie Ann Pine from San Leonardo, N.E. have been seen slugging it out with the other enlisters who will most likely make it to the next cut and be part of the show.
Will they achieve the fame and fortune they missed in their respective national pageants and become stronger and more confident beauties after the show is over?
That we’ll have to see. Anyways, good luck to all three girls! 🙂
Miss Philippines Earth 2014 Jamie Herrell (Photo credit: Melvin Sia)
(L-R) Kimberly Covert, Water; Monique Manuel, Eco-Tourism; Jamie Herrell, Miss Philippines Earth 2014; Diane Querrer, Air and Ma. Paula Bianca Paz, Fire (Photo credit: Jory Rivera)
courtesy of Beauty King
Shout for joy after being called winner.
The Philippine elements of 2014 have been crowned. And the results did not really come as a big surprise anymore. Making it as Miss Philippines Earth 2014 (and the country’s official representative to Miss Earth 2014) is Jamie Herrell of Cebu City. Comprising her elemental runners-up are Miss Philippines Air Diane Querrer, Miss Philippines Water Kimberly Covert, Miss Philippines Fire Ma. Paula Bianca Paz and Miss Philippines Eco-Tourism Monique Manuel.
The five others in the Top 10 are Angelie Crizelle Ocampo, Melanie Balagtas, Crystal Star Aberasturi, Ma. Jenny Gonzales and Bencelle Bianzon. Meanwhile, five ladies eliminated earlier in the semifinals included Mary Ann Ross Misa, Janelle Tee, Ashlejane Alcancia, Leslie Ann Pine and Sarah Theresa Stewart.
Three Very Special Awards were also handed out last night with Jamie Herrell bagging Miss Solaire Resort & Casino, Kimberly Covert getting Miss SM Supermarket and Janelle Tee clinching Miss Hana Shampoo.
Enjoy your reign, ladies! (Photo credit: Melvin Sia)
Congratulations to all the winners! Stay queenly, humble and warm all throughout your reign. 🙂
Pircelyn got our attention alright (Photo credit: Edmund Chua)
The online community (actually even the public and the grammar nazis out there) have already feasted on the ‘honest mistake’ committed by Miss Dalaguete, Cebu Pircelyn Pialago when she was interviewed by ABS-CBN’s Mario Dumaual on what happened to her friend and fellow contestant Leslie Ann Pine during the swimsuit competition of Miss Philippines Earth 2014.
And she got our attention alright when she said that Leslie “passed away” instead of “passing out” minutes after the latter collapsed due to fatigue, electrolyte imbalance and sheer hunger. What struck some individuals is the fact that Pircelyn is a TV news anchor and field reporter in her home province. She could have easily prevented the minor slip from getting blown out of proportion. But then again, she already got her 5 minutes of fame for the same so she must be tickled pink in a way with the quick spotlight. 😉
Leslie Ann Pine and the news report from abscbnnews.com
While she may not be one of the crowd favorites, Miss San Leonardo (Nueva Ecija) Leslie Ann Pine in the ongoing Miss Philippines Earth 2014 hugged the spotlight recently when she collapsed while the contest’s swimsuit competition was underway. Reports stated that the girl has been skipping meals of late and is actually one of six girls under weight watch by the organizers for gaining a little too much for their own pageant good.
And this brings me to the question: When is a contestant’s weight alarming enough to be placed under watch? Is it based on a standard set of numbers or on the proportions of a particular individual?
I’m pretty sure the organizers are coming from a reasonable standpoint when it comes to reminding the ladies to watch their figure and go easy on the food intake. But advises like that can be taken by the targetted recipients differently. One can opt to exercise more diligently and be more conscious of what she eats, but another might interpret it as a warning to lose weight or else. The latter has the tendency to skip meals altogether and instead, go the dangerous route of getting electrolyte imbalance (like what Leslie suffered) or develop a bad case of ulcer.
Leslie Ann Pine during the Resort Wear event and the Swimsuit competition (Photo credit: Melvin Sia)
Weight notices in pageants should not be addressed to a group for fear of sending the wrong signals. An in-house nutritionist (or a commissioned one) should be around to take each case as unique so as not to generalize on the possible body chemistry of everyone. Each person’s reaction to weight-loss methods should be studied in order to find the most suitable alternatives.
I find it eyebrow-raising in a way that of all our national pageants, Miss Philippines Earth is the one where something like this would be news-covered. I was of the impression that they are the most liberal-minded and would just let the ladies independently stand for the consequences of what they do to their own bodies. After all, the schedule imposed to all the wannabes is punishment enough to leave them craving for food when hunger pangs go beyond tolerance.
Calling the handlers of Leslie Ann Pine and/or whoever is attending to her health/fitness concerns. I hope you will guide her accordingly so that a situation like this can be avoided. Find time to sit down with her so that the proper recommendations can be given. We don’t want her finishing the competition with a sick body instead of a crown.