The Araneta Center Giant Christmas Tree Lighting was attended by the Bb. Pilipinas 2018 Queens – Catriona Gray, Jehza Huelar, Eva Patalinjug, Karen J. Gallman and Michele Gumabao – along with Madame Stella Marquez de Araneta and other celebrities.
This is an annual tradition of the shopping district in Cubao, Quezon City and one that many people are looking forward to.
Photos by Joy Arguil
At the Monet Ballroom of Novotel Manila Araneta Center, Miss Universe Philippines 2018 Catriona Gray and Miss Supranational Philippines 2018 Jehza Huelar took the spotlight this afternoon when they were given their proper send-off to Miss Universe 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand and Miss Supranational 2018 in Karpacz/Krynica-Zdrój, Poland.
Both ladies were given the usual messages of encouragement from their Bb. Pilipinas sisters. Present this time are Miss Intercontinental Philippines Karen Gallman, The Miss Globe Philippines Michele Gumabao and 2nd Runner-Up Samantha Mae Bernardo. BPCI Chair Madame Stella Marquez de Araneta was also around to give her personal message to the two Queens.
As expected, Catriona was at her most eloquent during the open mic forum with the media as she answered every single question like a pro. Jehza, on the other hand, was visibly filled with excitement as she has been looking forward to this day for the longest.
Jehza will be leaving for Poland on the last week of this month, while Cat will be flying to Bangkok on the 2nd of December.
From all of us here at normannorman.com, we wish you the best in your respective missions. We know that you will both do well, Cat and Jehza!
Here are more photos taken by Joy Arguil from the said event.
The results are in.
Yu Yizhou of China was crowned The Miss Globe 2018. Her court includes 1st RU Australia, 2nd RU Turkey, 3rd RU Italy and 4th RU Albania.
Miss Philippines Michele Gumabao made it to the Top 15 and was awarded Miss Social Media & Miss Dream Girl of the Globe.
Miss Philippines Michele Gumabao as Miss Dream Girl of the Globe (top left), as Miss Social Media (top right) and as part of the Top 15 for #themissglobe2018
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.
Earlier, Bb. Pilipinas Globe 2018 Michele Gumabao boarded her sponsored Philippine Airlines flight that will bring her to a connecting layover to Tirana, Albania where she will join the other candidates for The Miss Globe 2018 which has a shorter competition period that will culminate in the Finals on October 21 at The Amphitheater in Tirana.
Our best wishes go to Michele as she tries to score a second victory in the said pageant.
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!