Venezuela, here she comes!
Bb. Pilipinas Grand International 2019 Samantha Lo was photographed before checking in for her Philippine Airlines flight that will connect to another one before arriving at her destination – the capital of Caracas.
normannorman.com wishes you all the best in this journey to the Miss Grand International crown.
Stay safe and slay them all in the competition!
MUA: Carissa Cielo Medved
Hairstylist: MJ Rone
Designer: Mikee Andrei
Accessories by: Christopher E Munar
Samantha for Raffia Ablaze of Designer Mikee Andrei
Below is the introductory video for Samantha Ashley Lo, our Bb. Pilipinas Grand International 2019 and representative in the upcoming Miss Grand International 2019.
After Mutya ng Pilipinas, could Binibining Pilipinas 2020 be the next chapter in the pageant life of the über beautiful and well-spoken Pauline Amelinckx?
The photos here were taken during her co-hosting of the Mutya Pilipinas 2019 Press Presentation.
Hair and Makeup Jim Ryan Ros
Earrings Christopher E Munar
Dress Mikee Andrei Bride
There is something about a woman when she is photographed on the steps of and around a beautiful old church that gives the vibe of beauty and serenity combined.
Nicole Guerrero, Binibining Pilipinas Ilocos Sur, exudes just that in a Mikee Andrei Bride ethereal design and shot in the province’s majestic church.
Location: Santa Maria Church, Ilocos Sur
Photography: Ernie Mangoba
Post Process: Carti Jays
Logistics: Dan August Guerrero BLorraine Vaq
Hair and Makeup: Raymond Galang
What’s your tale on #Binibini24 Jean Nicole Guerrero, dear readers? I know that this lady has prepared so much for the competition. With the field wide open for any of the 40 contenders to snatch one of the six titles at stake, it really could be anyone’s ballgame at this point.
Nicole may not be as hyped as the others. But I feel like she still has strong aces up her sleeve when it matters most. I’d also like to see what kind of impact she will make on members of the media in tomorrow’s Press Presentation.
Nicole in Mikee Andrei
When the new pictorial of Reina Hispanoamericana 2017 landed in my inbox (thanks to my dear friend Voltaire Tayag of Rappler), I immediately thought of using the popular phrase “…a rose by any other name…” from William Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet as inspiration for this blog entry. This wonderful lady – who is always a joy to work with – decided to use Teresita as her public name right before, during and after her successful stint in Bolivia. But somehow, the showbiz affiliation is so strong that the popular nickname of “Win-Wyn” just could not be erased that easily from the minds of everyone.
Call her Teresita. Or call her Win-Wyn. She will always be our Reina Hispanoamericana 2017.
This latest photoshoot was a special one because our Queen herself had a say in every shot taken. The overall atmosphere, though, was fun and relaxed that everyone in the studio enjoyed doing all the layouts and did not mind the time at all.
Below are the other stills from the said shoot. Here are the credits first:
Photographer: Jose Dyowi Contreras
Make-up: Carissa Cielo Medved
Hair: Dave Grona
Creative director/styling: Voltaire Tayag
Black gown, Floral Dress and Top by: Rhett Eala
White gown: Mikee Andrei
She’s not like everyone else. Her unique personality quirks are a joy to watch such that one can’t help but find her beautifully endearing. And if that’s not enough, she has a heartwarming nature that will never go unnoticed. Truth be told, I like Pauline Amelinckx for the entirety of who she is, and not just the polished facade most everyone adopts in their best behavior.
Your Mutya ng Bohol in the 50th Mutya ng Pilipinas got her good share of ups throughout the pre-pageant competition. She was named Best in Modern Terno last Tuesday with her Mikee Andrei garb cited as one of the Top 5 creations for the event. She also copped three important Special Awards from the sponsors – Mutya ng Camera Club of the Philippines, Mutya ng Mags Clothing and one of the five Sol Y Viento Ambassadors. And people are just continuously charmed with her grace and humility that were consistently observed these past two weeks.
Now watch my ambush interview with Pauline earlier this week. You can really sense the kind quality in her character. And I can go as far as saying that she will do the entire Bohol Province, even the Visayas Region, proud this coming Sunday night.
May the stars align in her favor!
Photo credits: Mark Ryan Alvarez for the swimwear shots and Joy Arguil for the Modern Terno.
Swimwear and Styling by Mikee Andrei
Makeup by Raymond Galang
Hair by Donna Abitria