Today is the birthday of two ladies who initially took the same pageant paths this year but ended up with two different crowns from separate organizations.
Happy Birthday to Bb. Pilipinas Supranational 2017 Chanel Olive Thomas and Miss Manila 2017 Maria Gail Devora Tobes!
Below are two senti videos of the two prior to their joining Bb. Pilipinas 2017.
courtesy of Roger Berioso
courtesy of Pageanthologist Net
Queen P crowning Miss Manila 2017 Maria Gail Tobes
Miss Manila 2016 Cristelle Tolentino
More than a few eyebrows were raised during the finals night of Miss Manila 2017 last June 24 when – instead of outgoing titleholder Cristelle Tolentino – Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach (who sat on the panel of judges
) was the one tasked to put the crown of Miss Manila 2017 Maria Gail Tobes.
Well, I asked Cristelle about the whole thing (which is as equally important as the farewell walk to any outgoing titleholder) and this was her reply:
A lot of people are actually concerned about the crowning moment…it was Viva Entertainment who decided to do it po. There’s quite a few who asked me din po about it…Maybe because Ms. Pia was Miss Universe and they are after making it trend.
Well, if Viva wanted to trend the finals (or even the pre-pageant activities leading to it), then the people behind should have sought more support from the online media. I wanted so much to give enough focus on the other candidates, but then again…
Miss Manila 2017 and her court
Based on the order of the ladies above, the Miss Manila 2017 winners are: 4th runner up – No. 21 Naelah Alshorbaji Almazik, 2nd runner up – No. 18 Diana Mackey, Miss Manila – No. 11 Maria Gail Tobes, 1st runner up – No. 23 Francesca Camargo and 3rd runner up – No. 7 Sofia Sibug.
Below is an off-cam video of the crowning moment.
Tonight, two beauty pageant finals will unfold simultaneously.
First is the Miss Global Philippines 2017 at Resorts World Manila where Camille Cj Hirro will crown her successor among the 22 beautiful contenders below. See who will take home the victory at the Newport Performing Arts Theater.
Best of luck to all the ladies, but most especially to my favorites Jacqueline Mayoralgo, Mary Ann Mungcal, Charmaine Aller, Frencheska Frias Nueva and Christine Balaguer.
normannorman.com will be at the venue to cover with Joy Arguil and Joseph Gerard V. Jose.
And over at the PICC Plenary Hall at CCP Complex in Pasay City, the thirty (30) candidates of Miss Manila 2017 will try to outshine each other as they go onstage for the crowning of a new face for the city to succeed Cristelle Tolentino.
I have more than a few ladies here who I want to land on top, such as former Binibini 4 Maria Gail Tobes, Kristine Montes, Joanna Tolledo, Katrina Sese and Athena Catriz.
Who will be the lucky girl to win PhP1 Million Pesos in the end?
There are thirty (30) ladies competing for Miss Manila 2017 which will have its finals this coming June 24 at the PICC Plenary Hall. Some of the faces are distinctly familiar, like Maria Gail Tobes who was Binibini 3 during Bb. Pilipinas 2017 or Diana Mackey who took part in a previous edition of Miss Philippines Earth or Athena Catriz who was Miss Summer International Philippines a couple of years back or the previously-blogged Glenn Aeela Krishnan sister of Mutya ng Pilipinas Ganiel Krishnan and a deadringer for Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach.
Here now are the official swimsuit photos of the ladies. Tell me who your favorites are after:
Shiela Mae Morales
Bea Generosa Aquino
Maria Gail Tobes
Allhia Charmaine Estores
Alyssa Joreen Reyes
Shaine Nicole Chavez
Naelah Alshorbaji Almazik
Geri Francheska Camargo
Kristine Eiriel Nolasco
Jhan Nicole Ambata
Regine Sarah Turjman
They could really pass off as twins (well, almost)
Are these throwback images of Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach? Or does she have a twin sister who looks almost like her?
Well, not at all.
The young lady in the swimsuit photo below is Candidate #1 in the ongoing Miss Manila 2017. And her name is Glenn Aeela Krishnan.
Does the surname sound familiar to you?
Yes, she happens to be the younger sister of reigning Mutya ng Pilipinas-Asia Pacific International Ganiel Krishnan.
Beauty indeed runs in the family!
Watch out for more about Glenn in the city-wide beauty competition which will have its finals on June 24 – Manila Day, that is.
Glenn Aeela Krishnan for Miss Manila 2017
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Reigning Miss Manila before she won last year
It’s the season for Miss Manila
once more. And the city-wide beauty pageant traditionally culminates in the selection of a new queen on or around June 24 which happens to be “Araw ng Maynila”.
Reigning titleholder Cristelle Tolentino – who won a cool PhP1 Million Pesos for topping last year’s edition – is excited to see which ladies will vie to be her successor. Aside from the big cash prizes (thanks to the Office of Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada), this is a good training ground/source of experience for a national competition. Remember Ganiel Krishnan who landed 2nd Runner-Up and went on to grab the Mutya ng Pilipinas Asia Pacific International crown and 2nd Runner-Up honors in the international tilt?
Last year’s Top 5 for Miss Manila
So if you’ve got what it takes to bring your A-game to this contest, then fill up/download the application form HERE
. Submit the filled-up document plus requirements on or before Friday, June 2. You may want to contact numbers below for any inquiries you have regarding the submissions.