Candidates 1-12 for Queen Philippines 2015 (Photo credit: Jon Unson)
Candidates 13-25 for Queen Philippines 2015 (Photo credit: Jon Unson)
Five crowns at stake for Queen Philippines 2015
The Cebu-based Queen Philippines
has presented its twenty-five (25) Official Candidates for the 2015 edition. Headed by renowned Designer Cary Santiago, it is expected to be the most lavish beauty contest for transgender women in the country with the scheduled finals set for August 1 at Waterfront Hotel Cebu City. Just look at the contenders and you’ll see what I mean. 😉
courtesy of Pageanthology 101
Four of my early favorites for Queen Philippines 2015
For now, my early bets are Justine Valenciano, Nathalie Masada, Michelle Montecarlo, Princess Datul, Fayel Valenciano and Joan Sytangco.
The twenty-seven candidates of Miss Gay Manila 2015
courtesy of GMA News and Public Affairs
Tomorrow night, Ms. Gay Manila 2015 will be crowned at the PICC Plenary Hall. One of the twenty-seven (although only 26 are pictured on the website due to a duplicity of photos
) lovely candidates will take home the first-ever title which comes with half a million in cash prize. Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada will grace the occasion to award the top winners and show his 100% support to the search.
Going back to the contenders, you’ll be surprised at the smart and smooth communication skills of most as they can easily give our national beauty pageants a quick run for the Q&A money. I listed below my dozen favorites to take the crown. 😉
My Twelve (12) Picks for Miss Gay Manila 2015
Off my head, I would anticipate both Francine Garcia and Trixie Maristela (Super Sireyna winners both
) to fight tooth and nail for the victory, although there could be some really pleasant spoilers – like Michelle Binas – just waiting to get their moment in the spotlight.
But this much I can say, whoever will end up as #1 will definitely be a great spokesperson for the LGBT community of the City of Manila. For once, I am totally doffing my hat to Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada for elevating the image of gay beauty pageants and going all-out in this endeavor. 😀
Top photo: Jessika Simoes of Brazil 1st Runner-Up, Kevin Balot of the Philippines Winner, Panvilas Mongkol of Thailand 2nd Runner-Up
Miss International Queen 2012 Kevin Balot of the Philippines
Congratulations are in order for Kevin Balot of the Philippines for defeating 22 other competitors and winning Miss International Queen 2012 in Pattaya, Thailand last night – the country’s first ever victory in the popular beauty pageant for transgenders/transsexuals. First Runner-Up went to Jessika Simoes of Brazil, with Panvilas Mongkol of Thailand placing Second Runner-Up.
If that’s not enough, Kevin was also named Miss Photogenic. Plus, two other Philippine reps, Miriam Jimenez and Michelle Montecarlo, made it to the Top 10. Another entry, Stefania Cruz, got the Miss Ripley’s Popular Vote, with Guam’s Fil-candidate, Matricia Mae Centino, also reaching Top 10.
Victorious Kevin Balot of the Philippines!
Great job, Kevin and the whole Philippine contingent! 😀