The first quarter of a new year is usually the launching period for national beauty contests in the country like Bb. Pilipinas and Miss Earth Philippines. And in the US, the search has likewise started for their annual Miss Philippines US – the most prestigious Filipino-American pageant in the USA – which seeks to crown the lady who will both epitomize a woman of substance and prove that she is beyond beautiful.
Miss Philippines US 2018 Janet Lyn Hammond
The mission of the organizers is to develop the finest Ambassadors of Goodwill and role models for the Filipino-American community. Just like reigning titleholder Janet Lyn Hammond (sister of Bb. Pilipinas Intercontinental 2016 Jennifer Hammond
) who continues to be primed for the task of advocating for its several causes like the Breast Cancer Walk, Historic Filipinotown Festival & 5K Run and ABS-CBN Foundation among others.
I encourage you, young and beautiful Fil-Ams to step up and go for this experience of a lifetime. Previous winners Nicole Guerrero (left photo, who has been staying here in the Philippines to fulfill her residency requirements for our nationals) and Jazlynn Dizon have only the best things to say about their respective turns and how life-changing the entire journey can become.
Visit the pageant’s website to download the application form or click HERE.
You will learn more about Miss Philippines US soon, and how this year’s edition (which is scheduled to have its finals on July 19) promises to be its biggest one yet!
Ladies who gave very interesting Q&A turns with mixed results
MU2012 2nd Runner-Up Irene Esser giving her answer that costed her the crown that year
As Good Friday continues around the Catholic world, some of you might have already ran out of things to do or movies to watch. So let us continue with our couch-watching moments. Here are videos of beauty pageant fails in the Q&A that gave the thumbs down to most of them, but a high thumbs up to one inspite of her answer.
Let’s start with the compilation of my friend, Raul Gatal, which features the likes of Janina San Miguel, Dindi Gallardo and Jeannie Andersen. And then on the second vid, take another look at the few minutes of fame of Miss Philippines USA candidate Joanlia Lising, Miss Teen South Carolina Caite Upton and Miss Universe 2012 2nd Runner-Up Irene Esser.
courtesy of Raul Phillip Gatal
courtesy of CNN
Vice Ganda (left) and Georgina Wilson
As for our next video to watch, check out comedian Vice-Ganda as he pokes fun at beauty pageants and even had a fun time spoofing the same with Georgina Wilson during one of his past concerts at the Araneta Coliseum.
The next one is a previous sketch of the Miss Universe 2013 in Moscow made by the comedians of Saturday Night Live led by Taran Killam and guest Kerry Washington, with the last coming from the same show with a Miss Drag World laugh out loud segment.
courtesy of ABS CBN News
courtest of FRESHMODO
courtesy of Saturday Night Live
Bb. Pilipinas 2012 candidate #13 Katrina Jayne Dimaranan as photographed by Bruce Casanova for BPCI
Katrina during the Bb. Pilipinas 2012 screenings (Photo credit: OPMB Worldwide)
Katrina Jayne Dimaranan may be U.S.-bred, but this 18 year-old knows deep in her heart that she is 100% Filipina. One of Jonas Gaffud’s Aces & Queens’ taller bets at 5’9″, she is definitely a looker in the flesh, not to mention her excellent communication skills in English. It amuses me how disciplined she is in terms of the trainings and improvements she had to absorb all throughout the pre-screening period. Her straight-body posture commands attention, just as her styling (except the hair on occasions) does.
At this point, the former Miss Philippines USA is now officially representing San Juan City in Bb. Pilipinas 2012. And in an earlier blog I made about her, it was mentioned that she sings like a professional R&B performer. So on top of what she can offer as a beauty contestant, she can also give the other ladies a stiff fight in the talent competition.
Bb. Pilipinas has not had a winner from the Filipino Community in the U.S. for a long time now. And since Katrina has more than fulfilled the residency requirement of the pageant (she has been living in San Juan City for more than six months to date), there is a good chance that a titleholder might be from our kababayans in the West Coast. Let’s see if this fierce eighteener can take it all the way on coronation night.
Katrina singing during the Bb. Pilipinas 2012 Talent Competition (Photo credit: Melvin Sia/ OPMB Worldwide)
See more of Katrina Jayne Dimaranan as she competes for Bb. Pilipinas 2012. 😉