#Teaser: Aces & Queens will field twenty-seven (27) aspirants to three national pageants this year. Above and below are the beautiful backs of twenty-two of them during an orientation.
Posted @withregram • @aces_and_queens CAN YOU RECOGNIZE ANYONE? Presenting 22 of the 27 ladies completing Aces & Queens Class of 2022 who were present during the Final Screening and Orientation last January 22.
This year’s harvest of beauties was highly competitive – pretty, great personality, smart, intelligent and articulate. The tallest stood at 5’11, one was 5’10” and five were 5’9″. Impressive academic credentials. And all achievers in their respective fields.
These days, all sorts of rumors and wish lists are aplenty in the pageant world, Omicron notwithstanding. It’s almost as if the ladies being mentioned as potential joiners are immune to the COVID-19 variant and free to go through their trainings, photoshoots and the like under any alert level. Truth be told, they are just as cautious of what’s happening around us.
Be that as it may, former BbPilipinas International Ahtisa Manalo is being egged on to finally push through with Miss Universe Philippines this year.
We’ll see. She recently came out in the open with her good-looking boyfriend Marco Suarez with an IG post as proof. Is she even keen on adding a significant division to her already busy skeds between business (Koomi) and love life?
Ahtisa with boyfriend Marco Suarez
Miss Kuyamis 2022 Annabelle McDonnell who will hopefully take part in Miss Universe Philippines 2022
First Runner Up Jimena Tempra who may possibly be sent to Binibining Pilipinas 2022
2nd Runner Up Vanessa Dulay who just might be a fit for Mutya Pilipinas
3rd Runner Up Nice Lampad who I suggested for Miss World Philippines 2022
4th Runner Up Natazha Vea Bautista who might go for Miss Philippines Earth just like her older sister Nellza Bautista a few years back.
Photo credit: Phillip Vallespin
Congratulations to all the winners:
Miss Kuyamis 2022:
Annabelle Mae Tate McDonnell of Naawan
1st Runner Up:
Jimema Tempra of Jasaan
2nd Runner Up:
Vanessa Atienza Dulay of Manticao
3rd Runner Up:
Nice Lampad of Sucbongcogon
4th Runner Up:
Natazha Vea Bautista of Villanueva
McDonnell will most likely represent the province in Miss Universe Philippines 2022 scheduled for screening next month. You will remember her as part of Miss Millennial Philippines last 2019.
And like saving the best for last, Misamis Oriental Governor Bambi Emano pulled out all the stops for the #9thKuyamisFestival. It is, after all, his last term as Governor of the beautiful province. The outstanding staging/production of Miss Kuyamis 2022 is just one of them.
Your leadership is a source of inspiration for all Misamisnons!
Mabuhay ka, Gov!
From Origin Models Management – the same modeling agency that fielded Beatrice Luigi Gomez and Tracy Maureen Perez in 2021 – Chantal Schmitz is being rumored to be one of the next protégés that might be fielded in the nationals. This 5’7” Law student has been getting the buzz of late. Will she pursue?
On the other hand, another rumored joiner is Binibining Pilipinas International 2019 Patch Magtanong who – just like Ahtisa Manalo – is said to be looking at 2022 for a possible Miss Universe Philippines crossover. She was largely non-committal last 2020 due to a still pending contract with BPCI followed by an anticipated employment in a law firm. Is the coast clear this time around?
Share me your thoughts about this decision of Victoria Velasquez Vincent:
Posted @withregram • @victoriavelasquezvincent Shortly after the MUPH coronation night, I was offered to be Miss Universe New Zealand 2021.
After a week of contemplation, countless discussions with my family, friends and team, I eventually came to the decision to politely decline the offer.
So many people will say I’m crazy for turning down this opportunity, but I had to choose what I know in my heart was the right thing to do.
My heart is, and always will be here to serve the Philippines. Some may say I’m not Filipina enough, and that’s ok.
I know who I am.
I know what I stand for.
I am a Filipina.
Thank you to the MUNZ org for your kindness. I am endlessly grateful that you had faith in me and offered me the opportunity of a lifetime 🇳🇿
Thank you to the MUPH org for offering your support regardless of what I decided to do 🇵🇭
I am so excited to see what the future holds for us, Philippines.
Victoria Velasquez Vincent
Miss Universe Philippines 2021 – Charity
Do you know where you’re going to?
Well these ladies sure do.
They just went with neon and boy, are the colors really making them stand out loud!
With those bright jeepney signages in the background, a glimpse into one of the themes for 2021 can be seen now.
Miss Universe Philippines 2020 Rabiya Mateo, Bella Ysmael, Michelle Gumabao, Pauline Amelinckx and Billie Hakenson lead the way!
Photography & Creative Direction: @sevenbarretto of @studio7manila
Set Design & Art Direction: @erwnbotin of @botinstudios
Photo Team: @claudevillahrmsa
Stylists: @mikeeandrei @soundwve
Assisted by @ignaciojerald
#MissUniversePhilippines2021 #MUPHSisterhood #PhenomenalWoman #InspireYou
Sharing with you the vlog episode started by two of our former Miss Universe Philippines titleholders MJ Lastimosa and Janine Tugonon titled “After the After Party.
#Shoutout to our Miss Universe Philippines National Director Shamcey S. Lee:
I wonder what your birthday wish will be. 😊
But whatever that is, it will come true. 👸🏻
Enjoy your special day in Florida!
Photo by Jai Murcillo
Styling by Mikee Andrei
Outfit by Mara Chua
Makeup by Carissa Cielo Medved
Hair by Mark Ibarrola / Culture Salon MNL
Shoes by Jose Joaquin Bragais
Now since we are still in the topic of Miss Universe…
Tonight at 7:30pm on The Philippine Pageantry and its YouTube channel:
Pageantry Norms will have a one-hour Season Break Special on the 69th Miss Universe where your blogger will reveal his Final Predictions for the Finals.
We will also have a special guest who will share her thoughts about the competition and one of the issues that affects the delegates on social media.
Tune in later!
Soon, the two of them will be reunited in Hollywood, Florida for the 69th Miss Universe:
Miss Universe Philippines National Director Shamcey Supsup and #MissUniversePhilippines Rabiya Mateo
Not as Mother-Daughter tandem, but as Queen and Crown Princess.
Photo by Seven Barretto
Styling Mikee Andrei
Designer Chico Estiva
Accessories Christopher E Munar
Makeup Carissa Cielo Medved
Hair Aries Manal
#69thMissUniverse #MissUniverse #RabiyaMateo #ShamceySupsup
In the meantime, below is a quick clip of Rabiya wearing the country’s sash for the 69th Miss Universe.