Bb. Pilipinas-International 2013 Bea Rose Santiago from the eyes of Raymond Saldana.
The red rose whispers of passion,
And the white rose breathes of love;
Oh, the red rose is a falcon,
And the white rose is a dove.
But I send you a cream-white rose bud
With a flush on its petal tips;
For the love that is purest and sweetest
Has a kiss of desire on the lips.
~ John Boyle O’Reilly 1844-1890
Was Bea Rose Santiago personally handpicked by Bb. Pilipinas 2013 Judge Hirofumi Hashimoto (Miss Beauty Congress President/
International Cultural Association Chairman) for Miss International 2013?
Bb. Pilipinas-International 2013 Bea Santiago is like a Rose in full bloom. And how apt that her name contains the flower she is being compared to.
After nailing the 2nd-highest crown in Bb. Pilipinas 2013, she is now setting her sights at insuring a successful stint in Miss International 2013 later in the year. Of course, even before the time comes to pack for her assignment, she needs to go full blast with training in all aspects of competition. The good thing is that she already experienced participation in the international level. At this point, she has learned from whatever shortcomings she may have committed in Miss Tourism Queen of the Year International 2012 (where she reached the Top 10).
I’m positive that Bea will more than make up for the mere Top 15 placement of her Kagandahang Flores camp sister Nicole Schmitz in Okinawa last year. 😉
Three of the Kagandahang Flores bets (L-R): Bea Santiago, Parul Shah and Charmaine Elima. (Photo credit: OPMB Worldwide)
A little more up close this time (L-R) Bea, Parul and Charmaine. (Photo credit: OPMB Worldwide)
Kagandahang Flores (KF) is the other reputable beauty camp churning out ladies for Bb. Pilipinas. While good friends with Jonas Gaffud, KF Head Rodgil Flores has been in deep competition with A&Q for many years now. Just to name his more recent successes, there are Nicole Schmitz, Dianne Necio, Isabella Manjon and Bianca Manalo to carry the group’s colors. For 2013, five of their bets have already enlisted and I am featuring three of them. Might I also add that they are simply stunning!
Enter Bea Rose Santiago, Parul Shah and Charmaine Elima.
You will remember Bea Rose Santiago as Mutya ng Pilipinas-Overseas Communities 2011 who represented us in the Miss Tourism Queen International 2012 where she landed the Top 10. She stands 5’9″.
The other two appeared in earlier features here. Parul Shah is the Baguio Fil-Indian charmer who placed in Aliwan Festival 2009. She stands 5’9″.
And then there’s Charmaine Elima from Rizal. The dusky beauty is 5’7″.
So the question now is…who will the fountain bless? I’m quite certain that they will make it to the year’s fold. But is there a potential winner among them? I actually like all three, but I would put Parul and Charmaine over Bea for now. 😉