Miss Supranational 2017 Jenny Kim
I was in a close huddle with Mario Dumaual of ABS-CBN and Lhar Santiago of GMA-7 during the Press Presentation of the Mr. & Ms. Republic of the Philippines 2017/2018 Official Candidates earlier. The Kapamilya correspondent was quick in telling me that he has already been calling me twice but no answer. I was busy covering the event so my iPhone was on silent mode. His question came in fast.
“Is it true that the Miss Supranational franchise is moving to another organization? And I heard its going to be both Miss and Mister Supranational?”
I fell silent.
I have been sounded off more than a few times in the past few weeks about the rumor. And I am not confirming anything right now. I don’t want to preempt any kind of formal announcements from either parties – where the franchise will depart from and where it will make a landing soon after.
By now, some of you – dear readers – are already well aware of the details of the alleged transfer. And I am certain that you most likely know more than what is stored inside my head.
What I clearly can say is that a Press Conference is being scheduled within the coming weeks. By the alleged new owner/s, that is. I cannot push the envelope any further and divulge more specific infos.
P.S. This topic should keep you busy till my next “In the Spotlight” entry tomorrow morning.
Today marks the start of the pageant’s major events. Around lunchtime at Sofitel Philippine Plaza, the press will have a field day watching the forty (40) Bb. Pilipinas 2014 Official Candidates put their best foot forward in hopes of getting short-listed as their respective favorites with possible name-drops in a still-to-be-published article about the event.
Who will get the loudest applause? Who will be interviewed by ABS-CBN’s Mario Dumaual for the camera and a coverage appearance in the early evening news? Who will press photographers huddle around and decide upon as this year’s Miss Photogenic?
It’s all happening today. 🙂
Photos of Joana, Parul, Zahara, Shauna and Gabe above are courtesy of Emerson Cebanico.
courtesy of AdamsApple
While the quick news segment of Mario Dumaual on TV Patrol showed a sprinkling of ladies who are set to screen for Bb. Pilipinas 2014, what we actually saw is just a small dose of confirmed and possible contenders
If you will notice, the only Jonas Gaffud ward (now BPCI-managed talent) shown was the long-established re-joiner Pia Wurtzbach and Mercator celebrity starlet Wynn-Wynn Marquez (who is not even confirmed to be part of Aces & Queens’ Sixteen to Shine for Batch 2014). Meanwhile, Rodgil Flores did not show his best bets as well. The ones in the video are just his Team B aspirants, imo.
So there really is much to still be excited about. 😉