Nicole Schmitz’s fun day at Miyako island.
When Nicole Schmitz and her group landed on Miyako Island, they were warmly welcomed by the locals. She was even pleasantly surprised when a group of Filipinos approached her for photo ops and some kumustahans. As expected, it was a day of non-stop girl bonding and appreciation of the island’s natural beauty.
By now, the delegates have already started rehearsing for the big day, while the real competition has become more heightened with the preliminary judges analyzing each and every delegate.
Let’s wish Nicole the best for these all-important days! 😉
No day passes by in the ongoing Miss International 2012 that I miss checking out on the progress of our Nicole Schmitz. Her photographs constantly amaze me. All I can hope for is that the judges are also on the same page the way we see her. I know that there is a handful of other beautiful candidates to spoil her bid. At the end of the day, it all boils down to who matches well with what the International Cultural Association is looking for in a winner. With fingers crossed, we hope Nicole is an excellent match. 😉
(All images courtesy of Miss International 2012)
It has always been a lifelong dream of Nicole Schmitz to become a beauty queen and represent the Philippines in a pageant abroad. After an unsuccessful attempt in Bb. Pilipinas last 2007, her wish was finally granted earlier this year when she was crowned Bb. Pilipinas-International 2012. As a result, she became the country’s bet to Miss International 2012 currently being hosted by the city of Okinawa in Japan. Her experiences in the last two weeks have been memorable and life-changing to say the least. With less than a week to go before the finals on Sunday, October 21, she has been installed as one of the favorites to top the competition. To date, her performance is nothing short of outstanding. She is able to hold her own against the entries of the 68 other nations. Whatever the outcome of the coronation night is, your countrymen are mighty proud of you!
“Watashi tachi wa anata ga dai suki desu, Nicole!” (We really like/love you, Nicole!) 😀
Miss Ukraine Julia Gershun and Miss Philippines Nicole Schmitz.
By the pool, Misses Poland, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Nepal and Russia do their beautiful poses.
‘Gambare!’ is a more informal way of saying ‘Gambatte!’ – referring to the phrase ‘Keep it up!’ in Japanese. My very limited vocabulary in Nihongo is fast running out of inspiring tag lines to use (help, Koala-san!), but not my strong support for our girl Nicole. 🙂
Singapore’s Leong Ying Mae, New Zealand’s Hannah Carson and the Philippines’ Nicole Schmitz (Photo credit: Miss International 2012)
The 69 Miss International 2012 candidates in their swimsuits enjoying Kanucha Resort.
Pardon if I seem to be gushing everytime I blog about our Nicole Schmitz. I can’t help it. She always comes out stunning in photos and is easily one of the most beautiful faces in this edition, along with Rafaella Butarelli of Brazil and Rochelle Maria Rao of India.
Nicole taking her turn on the segway.
If she continues at this rate, we might be looking at our 5th Mikimoto crown from Miss International. The prospects are looking good by the day. Let’s continue voting
for her as Miss Internet. Our support is something that will always lift her confidence as judgment time nears. 😀
Nicole Schmitz during her shopping day with the candidates.
Up to October 19, or two days before the finals of Miss International 2012, you can show your support for our Nicole Schmitz by voting for her as “Miss Internet“. This is the same special award won by her predecessor Dianne Necio in China last year. The procedure is very simple. Just go to the link/s above (plus the images on both sides of this post) to get to the page where you will see the images of all 69 contestants. Once there, click on the image of Nicole and follow the instructions afterwards. Fast and easy!
Nicole Schmitz (front row, 2nd from left) and the rest of the MI2012 delegates are all garbed in the traditional Yukata as part of their experience program. (Photo credit: Miss International 2012)
Nicole with Misses Poland and Singapore in their yukatas.
While the word ‘yukata
‘ literally means bath(ing) clothes in Japanese, it can also refer to traditional summertime wear for both men and women of the country. The outfit is light, airy and very easy to slip into after an initial lesson on its how-tos. This is exactly the experience learned by all Miss International 2012 candidates as they were introduced to the rudiments of the attire. Afterwards, they proudly displayed themselves in different colors of the ‘yukata
‘ to express their appreciation of learning something about the same and how it has somehow been a staple visual of how the world sees the people of Japan in a more culturally casual get-up.