Today is Orientation Day (left photo) for the Miss International 2018 Candidates, with the competition advocating to achieve a world where women can live with positivity, inner strength and individuality. The more than 70 candidates have started receiving an assortment of gifts from the various pageant sponsors.
And prior to this assembly, 25 of the ladies were handpicked to join in the special audience with the President of Japan Travel Bureau (JTB)where the Travel To Japan campaign was discussed and promoted. Miss Philippines Ahtisa Manalo was part of the group.
Yesterday, our doll-like bet was also able to meet the reigning Miss International Kevin Lilliana of Indonesia in person. She took the chance to have a photo taken with her at the lobby of Tokyo Dome Hotel – Official Residence of the Candidates.
Tomorrow will be the official start of competition with the Press Conference and Presentation scheduled in the early afternoon. More about Miss International 2018 soon!
Above is the photo of Bb. Pilipinas International 2018 Ma Ahtisa Manalo inside the VIP Lounge of NAIA Terminal 2 before boarding for her Philippine Airlines flight bound for Tokyo, Japan.
And below is Miss Philippines Ma Ahtisa Manalo surrounded by her almost 100 kilos of luggage upon arrival at Narita Airport Terminal 2 before checking in for Miss International 2018.
Ahtisa is ready to fight, fight, fight!
Earlier at the Monet Ballroom of Novotel Manila Araneta Center, Bb. Pilipinas International 2018 Ma. Ahtisa Manalo was given her Official Send-Off to Miss International 2018 in Tokyo, Japan.
With both Eva Patalinjug and Michele Gumabao in competition abroad (and Karen Gallman with a prior engagement), Miss Universe Philippines 2018 Catriona Gray and Bb. Pilipinas Supranational 2018 Jehza Huelar gave words of encouragement to their youngest sister.
Ahtisa will be leaving for the Land of the Rising Sun soon!
Below are more photos from the said event.
Since Indonesian makeup master Albert Kurniawan (left photo) is personally doing the imaging of Bb. Pilipinas International 2018 Ma. Ahtisa Manalo for her upcoming pageant mission in Tokyo, I thought it best to share with you the video of the session he vlogged with one of our Queens.
Soft glamour make-up is the focus on Ahtisa’s beautiful doll-like face.
Watch the video now.
Ahtisa Manalo as photographed by Dookie Ducay
Bb. Pilipinas International 2018 Ma. Ahtisa Manalo should be next in line for her sendoff after Eva Patalinjug and Michele Gumabao last Wednesday afternoon.
In this blog entry, you can see her latest shot (above) taken by Dookie Ducay. The close-up images are courtesy of Makeup Guru Albert Kurniawan after their latest session.
What’s your vibe about Ahtisa, dear readers?
At the Novotel Manila Araneta Center Monet Ballroom earlier, the Official Sendoff for Bb. Pilipinas 2018 Queens Eva Patalinjug and Michele Gumabao was held with invited members of the media. The two lovelies’ spotlight event was graced with the presence of their “sisters” Catriona Gray, Ahtisa Manalo, Jehza Huelar and Karen Gallman who gave words of encouragement and endearment to the first duo in their group to start with their respective pageant missions abroad.
Both Eva and Michele will be departing for Yangon, Myanmar (host city & country for Miss Grand International 2018) and Tirana, Albania (host city and country for The Miss Globe 2018) by the end of September, respectively.
Our warm wishes of good luck to the two of you. Do the Philippines proud!