This is the moment that Sarah Jireh Cruz Asido of Bulacan has been looking forward to for the longest – the opportunity to represent the country in the international pageant stage. And as Jewel of the Philippines | Miss United Continents Philippines 2018, she will be departing on September 7 for Guayaquil, Ecuador where this year’s edition of Miss United Continents will be hosted from September 8-22.
The Port City is getting ready to receive the candidates for the Miss United Candidates.
The representatives of the countries will arrive soon in Guayaquil City this September 8 and They are going to visit different touristic locations of Ecuador, getting prepared for the Final Contest on September 22 in the Conventions Center of Guayaquil.
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Everything is all set for Sarah as her mentor John dela Vega has painstakingly built her daily wardrobe and accessories and trained her in pasarela plus Miguel West who guided her on how to get away with the best amount of conversational Spanish that will serve the purpose of impressing the hosts, fellow delegates and the locals.
Will she be able to follow the footsteps of another Bulakenya – Jeslyn Santos – who was the Philippines’ first big winner in the said pageant? We’ll see!
Best of luck, Sarah!
Stylist for the photos above: EJM Styling by Emman John Mondia
Photorapher: Sef Aniag
HMUA: Amos Martin Nunez
John Dela Vega
Still ongoing as I blog this entry, the Press Presentation of Jewel of the Philippines 2017 is in full swing at the Madison 101 Hotel & Tower in Quezon City. Twenty (20) Official Candidates were introduced to members of the media as they will vie for the right to represent the country in Miss United Continents 2018, Miss World Peace 2017, Miss Globe International 2017, Miss Tourism World and Miss Charity Queen International. Pageant owner John dele Vega enthusiastically presented the contenders – most of whom are fresh faces save for a few like former Binibini Sarah Jireh Asido, Miss Tourism Philippines Visayas 2016 Karen Grace Atienza and former Miss Global Philippines 2017 candidate Andrea Delgado.
Achelle Joy Medrano was voted Darling of the Press during the proceedings. She was followed by Sarah Asido and Andrea Delgado.
The twenty Official Candidates are:
1. Jennifer Daguro
2. Maria Gianna Margarita Llanes
3. Czarina Totanes
4. Andrea Delgado
5. Kristine Somera
6. Michelle Carcido
7. Achelle Joy Medrano
8. Kirsten Einna Lister
9. Sarah Jireh Asido
10. Mary Rose Cajayon
11. Mary Grace Tautuan
12. Cyrhill Renn Querejero
13. Kayla Fajardo
14. Gina Faye Belmonte
15. Rhejeam Julienne Duran
16. Karen Grace Atienza
17. Ana Rose Tee
18. Kimberly Joy Asetre
19. Geraldine Dorepes
20. Trixia Anne Flores
Sarah Jireh Asido – easily the most recognizable candidate among the 20
Finals night will be held on October 7 at the UP GT Toyota Auditorium for the national competition that Philippine Culture through Education, possibly the only “Cultural Pageant” in the country right now as the candidates will undergo a battery of culture-related seminars to better equip them with the right knowledge and exposure to its advocacy.