Julie with her new hair style
Now here is an entry of Kagandahang Flores (KF) for Miss World Philippines. She is actually one of two ladies from Northern Samar who screened last February 4 at Red Hotel.
Julie Tarrayo is no stranger to beauty pageants. Having reigned as Miss Pintados last 2018, she went to Manila to seek greater fortune in national competitions. During Miss Bikini Philippines 2019, she made it as one of the Top 10 Finalists. And later that same year, she took part in Ambassadress of the World Philippines where she was also named a finalist.
Julie during the screening
Standing at 5’9”, Julie is aged 25. She has blossomed even more when she sported a shorter hairstyle during the screening. And by now, she has already learned a lot on how game plans in the national level of pageantry work.
Good luck, Julie!
Julie with her casual look during the MWP screening
For this blog entry, let us give the spotlight to your #Binibini7 Shanon Jumaylh S. Tampon of Caloocan – the lady with the most interesting surname that is consistent with her lively/energetic personality.
Shanon could not give the most definitive origins of the Tampons in the Philippines, except for a good cluster of her ancestors living in the northern part of Cebu (Bantayan/Madridejos). Other than that, she is clear about everything else – her pageant plans in particular. Having joined Miss Philippines Earth 2019 and Mutya ng Pilipinas 2018 while finishing in the Top 10 of #Promedia’s Miss Bikini Philippines before Bb. Pilipinas 2020, she feels that past experiences have prepared her for the more rigorous demands of the competition she is presently a part of. She is braver and more confident. And even if she admits to the need of leveling up her communication skills even more, she pours her time and effort to diligently training in the aspect of Q&A and the like.
Advocacy-wise, Shanon chose to delve on the fight against animal cruelty – a cause closest to her heart. At its core, she has been taking care of and looking after stray dogs and cats on top of the ones living inside their house compound. Reason why she is excited about the regular affiliation of BPCI with PAWS (Philippine Animal Welfare Society) and the help it extends to the group.
This beauty is aware that competing against 39 other Binibinis can be daunting for a first-timer. In her own small way, she helps guide her newbie sisters on how to tackle the ins and outs of the national beauty pageant game. As for her 22 year-old self, she is determined to make a good impression up to the Grand Coronation Night. She is passionate about winning a crown that would give her the right to represent the country internationally. And she won’t stop until this mission is accomplished.
Below is your blogger’s exclusive interview with Shanon conducted yesterday.
Louise Theunis, a Magna cum Laude Pharmacy graduate representing Carrascal, Surigao del Sur, was crowned Miss Bikini Philippines 2019 which comes with a cash prize of P300,000.00. You will remember her as a semi-finalist during Miss World Philippines 2019. The finals was held at the AFP Theater in QC.
Her court is made up of 1st Runner-Up Roberta Angela ‘Roan’ Tamondong of Quezon City and 2nd Runner-Up Kim Velasco of Quezon Province.
Kudos to ProMedia, Paul Izon Reyes and Lahaina Mondoñedo for the successful comeback of the pageant that used to be associated with one of the country’s top fitness centers.
Miss Earth 2018 Nguyen Phuong Khanh, who sat in the panel of judges, is a Brand Ambassador of Miss Bikini Philippines.
Photo credit: Edmund Ong Chua