It is no longer a secret that the 47th Miss Intercontinental will be held in the Philippines from January 9-26, 2019. Coronation night will be on January 26 at the Mall of Asia Arena, with the delayed telecast airing (possibly over ABS-CBN pending final negotiations) a day after.
This is the reality awaiting Bb. Pilipinas Intercontinental 2018 Karen Gallman – to be a host delegate to the arriving foreign candidates who will vie to become the successor of Veronica Salas of Mexico. It effectively doubles the pressure since we have not yet won the crown, and to aim for such on your own backyard could get tricky in the process.
Regardless of the possibilities and eventualities, Karen will bravely go through the challenge. She is armed with the knowledge that the support of her fans and supporters are within arms’ reach. You could say that she is the top favorite of the Filipinos to win, unless one or two of the other contenders will spring a big surprise the minute the visitors start pouring in.
The hosting of the 47th Miss Intercontinental in the Philippines from January 9-26, 2019 is already a sealed deal with the finals scheduled to take place at the Mall of Asia Arena. And as Bb. Pilipinas Intercontinental 2018, Karen Gallman has the double assignment of being a most gracious and hospitable host delegate as well as winning the country’s first-ever crown in the said competition. It is not an easy task honestly, but neither is it a tall order the way I see it.
A hometown decision is always met with resistance by all other participating countries. But our representative is dead serious in claiming the victory that has been “robbed” from us at least twice. The 2nd Runner-Up finish of Kris Tiffany Janson last 2015 was a close call and we know the controversy surrounding the results at the time. The 1st Runner-Up placement of Christi McGarry last 2016 should have already earned for us the much-awaited win. And the identical rank of Katarina Rodriguez last January in Egypt was such a major source of complaint from Filipino pageant fans who could not accept the decision. That was supposed to be our big moment finally.
So here comes the Philippines hosting Miss Intercontinental for the first time. Will we finally get the well-deserved #1 position?
What do you think, dear readers?
#LastChance to be one of the fifty (50) Official Candidates in the 50th Mutya Ng Pilipinas so you can join the others who already made it via the regional/provincial qualifiers, previous screenings and the eliminations from Overseas Filipino Communities.
This coming Sunday, July 15, the Manila Screening will be held at the Filipinas Function Room of Ascott Makati from 2pm-6pm.
Check out the requirements above and see if you are ready and qualified to take part in the biggest and brightest edition ever of one of our favorite national beauty pageants.
According to Mutya ng Pilipinas President Hemilyn Escudero-Tamayo, four (4) titles will be handed out on September 16 – Grand Coronation Night – at the Mall of Asia Arena:
Mutya ng Pilipinas Asia-Pacific International 2018 – to compete as host delegate of Miss Asia-Pacific International 2018 in the Philippines immediately a day after she is crowned;
Mutya ng Pilipinas Tourism International 2018 – to compete in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for Miss Tourism International 2018/2019 this coming December where our very own Jannie Alipoon is the reigning titleholder;
Mutya ng Pilipinas Global Beauty Queen 2018 – who will travel to Incheon, Korea from October 10-28 for Miss Global Beauty Queen 2018 and;
Mutya ng Pilipinas Tourism Queen of the Year International 2018 – to compete in a still unannounced host Asian City for Miss Tourism Queen of the Year International 2018 by early December.
Earlier in the day, the very first Miss Millenial Philippines was crowned during the finals held at the Mall of Asia Arena – a pageant that syncs with GMA-7’s noontime show “Eat Bulaga”.
Julia Gonowon of Camarines Sur topped the strong competition and won for herself P500,000.00, a brand-new Mitsubishi Montero Sport and a house-and-lot from Bria Homes (this prize package makes the winnings of our national beauty queens pale in comparison, without a doubt).
Carina Cariño of La Union finished 1st Runner-Up, with Eleonora Valentina Laotenza of Aklan and Shiara Joy Dizon of Malabon claiming 2nd and 3rd Runner-Up placements, respectively. Dianne Lacayanga of Ilocos Norte was named Bayanihan Queen.
Watch a video of the Q&A now and tell me your thoughts about the quality of their answers.
courtesy of Chin Chin
Now watch the crowning moment of Julia Gonowon.
courtesy of GMA Network
Tickets will start selling like hot cakes tomorrow at 10am
Are you ready to start buying tickets for the 65th Miss Universe Coronation Night on January 30, 2017 at the MOA Arena – SM Mall of Asia?
Then head on over to smtickets.com or click any of the several images in this post for more information starting at 10am tomorrow. 😊
For those who would rather pay in cold cash, you can visit smtickets at all SM Supermalls or at specific The SM Store branches listed below. Or better yet, go to the box-office of Mall of Asia Arena (at the corner of Coral and Marina Way) to score some.
You can also go to the SM Supermalls or The SM Store to buy using cash
Want to be part of the next Bench Denim and Underwear Show?
Bench Tower in BGC
It’s that time of the year again. At least for the eagerly-anticipated Bench Denim and Underwear Show. This year, the event will be called “The Naked Truth” and it will be staged again at the Mall of Asia Arena on September 19.
This coming Wednesday, there will be a Go-See for potential models who will strut their stuff on the huge runway together with all the celebrity endorsers of the brand. And if you have what it takes to be part of the big night, then go to the Bench Tower Playground (30th cor. Rizal Drive, Crescent Park West 5, Bonifacio Global City, 1634 Taguig) between 2-6pm.
Don’t forget to bring your A-game (and your Bench underwear). A as in abs, abs and more abs! 😀