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!
All over this blog entry are the various Official Pre-Arrival shots of Bb. Pilipinas Grand International 2018 Eva Patalinjug for Miss Grand International 2018 as photographed by Raymond Saldaña, with HMUA Shone Zendon and Stylist Oli Sara.
Your thoughts about our bet? Do you feel positive about her chances to win the country’s first-ever Miss Grand International crown?
Inspite of her busy schedule nowadays, I was able to track down Bb. Pilipinas Grand International 2018 Eva Psychee Patalinjug who has less than two months to prepare everything before flying to the Golden Land of Myanmar by early October and represent the country in Miss Grand International 2018 which will have its finals happening on October 25.
Here is a personal update she gave on her preparations:
“I’m not putting too much pressure on myself right now as I’m just enjoying everything. I’m going with the flow and preparing all that I have to bring for my pageant. I’m practicing my speech, my Q&A, doing my own make up and hair and of course my pasarela. We had a meeting already about our collaborative vision on my gowns and national costume. And I’ve already sent the sketches to Binibini for Madame Stella’s perusal. I’m very overwhelmed and grateful with all the support I am getting not just from the Philippines but around the world.
I’m very thankful as well that a lot of well-known designers will be helping me throughout my journey and I hope I wear their creations with justice. I will really do my best in order for us to get our first Golden crown. I am doing all that I can. The rest I leave it all up to Him.”
Eva in Amir Sali
Eva is doing her homework diligently. And I reckon that part of her assignment is to start chatting with her future fellow candidates as well as the pageant owner himself, Nawatt Itsaragrisil. She is fully aware that only her title and that of Karen’s have not yet been matched with a big win internationally. And she wants to be the first Filipina to become Miss Grand International.
PS. I was told that Cebu-based designers Cary Santiago and Phillip Tampus will do Eva’s Competition gown and National Costume, respectively.
Bb. Pilipinas Grand International 2018 Eva Psychee Patalinjug appears to be the first among the 2018 Queens to wage a beauty battle abroad. Miss Grand International 2018 will be held (for the first time) in the Golden Land of the World – Myanmar – on October 25.
Eva hopes to do two notches better than her predecessor Elizabeth Clenci who placed 2nd Runner-Up in Vietnam, just as she is zeroing on a better output than Nicole Cordoves who was adjudged 1st Runner-Up during the 2016 edition held in Las Vegas.
Below is a video clip of the hosting of MGI2018 in Myanmar.
Eva’s make-up is courtesy of Shone Zendon.