And then they became 6
Alyanna Mikaela Cagandahan
The group used to be a quintet. Now they are a sextet. Six ladies from Aces & Queens are now in the running for Miss World Philippines 2016 – Catriona Gray, Sandra Lemonon, Arienne Louise Calingo, Ralph Lauren Asuncion, Vinie Camille Dy Quiangco and the newest addition – Alyanna Mikaela Cagandahan.
You will remember Alyanna as an Official Candidate of Miss Philippines Earth 2015 who became one of its several runners-up and eventually formed part of its singing group, Miss Philippines Earth Angels.
Now she’s setting her sights on another crown and this lady from Laguna is not about to go into the challenge just for the experience.
Let’s see what Alyanna has in store for everyone in MWP2016! 🙂
MPE2015 and ME2015 Angelia Ong, thank you for a wonderful national reign! (Photo credit: Leo Almodal)
Tonight at the UP Theater in Diliman, Angelia Ong will relinquish one of her two major titles – Miss Philippines Earth. And it has been a beautiful journey from the time she won the right to represent the country in Miss Earth 2015 and eventually winning the bigger crown aside from accomplishing a rare back-to-back victory with her predecessor Jamie Herrell.
Allow me now to pay a beautiful homage to the ever so warm and vibrant lady who brought more than just a voice for Mother Earth. She went out of her way to add substance to the title and spearheaded a number of environmental projects that stamped her commitment to the cause of the pageant.
courtesy of Miss Earth
I can still vividly remember the pressure running inside her head (and heart) about going to Vienna but promising to bring back the crown to the Philippines. And she did. “We will because we can” was her battlecry. And the judges saw how much qualified she is to succeed Jamie.
courtesy of Inquirer.net
Angelia in Almodal Haute Couture
On top of being an Earth Warrior, Angelia also continued with her modelling and endorsements (like the Almodal photos you can see all over this post). She is queenly but always down-to-Earth (pun intended
). There is never a dull moment in her company as she always regales people around her with stories and opinions that further show her smarts. She is a real asset of Carousel Productions and an effective titleholder at that.
Best of luck in all your future endeavors, Angelia!
And now that she is on the cusp of giving another beautiful Filipina the opportunity to experience the life of a beauty queen dedicated to the environment, let us all thank Angelia for bringing forward her special qualities as Miss Philippines Earth.
Mabuhay ka, Angelia Gabrena Ong!
Angelia (left) with Leo Almodal and Jamie Herrell
Miss Philippines Earth 2015 Angelia Ong has safely arrived in Vienna, Austria (Photo credit: Bdhette Castilla Yanson)
It was a long flight to Vienna, Austria for Miss Philippines Earth 2015 Angelia Ong. She flew KLM, hence, the need to still land in Amsterdam Schipol Airport for a layover before finally connecting to her Amsterdam-Vienna segment that landed her safely in Flughafen Wien-Schwechat (or Vienna International Airport, if you will)
Angelia was met by relatives and some members of the Ilonggo community in the Austrian capital. A couple of days with them is in order before officially checking-in for Miss Earth 2015 as Miss Philippines.
From there, our bet will go on beast mode for the competition. And I can’t wait till the start of the Battle of the Earth Warriors. 😉
Miss Philippines Earth 2015 Angelia Ong during her Eco-Beauty Video shoot
Time is ticking fast, and before you know it, Miss Philippines Earth 2015 Angelia Ong will be departing for Vienna, Austria to be the Philippine representative in Miss Earth 2015.
Angelia has been quite a busy bee the past month – getting her entry visa to the host nation, assembling her wardrobe for the competition, more fittings and filming her Eco-Beauty Video inside the Carousel Mansion in Mandaluyong City.
Watch her vid now. I love how Angelia was able to use her good communication skills to the fullest, delivering fluid messages about her environmental advocacy and encouraging people to take part in the 4Rs (Rethink,Reuse, Reduce and Recycle) and the continued greening of the country.
courtesy of Miss Earth
Miss Philippines Earth 2015 Angelia Ong by Raphael Yu
Miss Philippines Earth 2015 Angelia Ong is not taking things lightly nowadays. Her upcoming date with destiny for Miss Earth 2015 is fast approaching, and she has been preparing long and hard. Not only are the prospects of a back-to-back victory making it doubly challenging for her, she will no longer enjoy any kind of homecourt advantage unlike her predecessors who have been host delegates for the longest of time.
But I trust Angelia to deliver a masterful gamelan that will continue to make Miss Philippines shine in Vienna, Austria for Miss Earth 2015. And this proud Ilongga-Manileña will show to the competition that she is a force to reckon with. Not only with her string of environmental causes and charity work, but also with her kind of beauty and charm. 🙂
Angelia is living up to her role as Miss Philippines Earth 2015
A fan artwork from Jerome Caducoy
Miss Philippines Earth 2015 Angelia Ong is fulfilling her role as environmental warrior with such fervor and commitment that you can’t help but give her a nice tap on the back or a big hug for doing so. And it’s not like she is the type to brag about her efforts just because she wants to build up her qualifications for Miss Earth 2015 in Vienna, Austria. True, she is earnest in her desire to go for a back-to-back win. But if she can also show everyone the sincerity and desire to be a committed spokesperson for Mother Earth, then nothing can stop her from spreading the advocacy her crown is responsible for.
And Angelia is not counting her earth-ly tasks. She just keeps on moving forward to the next one. 😉
Miss Philippines Earth 2015 Angelia Ong is powerfully beautiful in this photo taken by Peter Jaena
When Miss Philippines Earth 2015 Angelia Ong went to Iloilo for her homecoming, she was also scheduled for pictorials with some of the province’s master lensmen. And the pictures in this post show how our Miss Earth 2015 representative can be transformed in shots that seemed to be lifted from the canvas.
Vintage Angelia as I would call. Vienna, Austria as Angelia’s supporters and followers would say. These are images that will be shared online to build up excitement in her bid for a back-to-back victory in the beauty pageant that will be held in the European city this coming December.
Peter Jaena is responsible for the topmost pic which shows her hauntingly mysterious face and aura, while Manny Libres Librodo shared the one in the bottom where her eyes are like the window to a nation’s soul. The rest were all taken by Don Felipe Uygongco in an effort to project something more classic. And the final outputs are like masterpieces that could be seen hanging in the walls of old ancestral houses – more than enough to elicit oohs and aahs. 🙂
Miss Philippines Earth 2015 Angelia Ong as photographed by Don Felipe Uygongco. The gown she is wearing on the lower right image is by Hector Totong Gellangarin
Angelia in a Jaki Peñalosa from the eyes of Manny Libres Librodo