Gazini Ganados is representing Cebu City for Miss Pearl of the Philippines 2016
While a few of my pageant colleagues were slightly taken aback upon learning that Gazini Christiana Ganados Ewamer surfaced as Official Candidate of Miss Pearl of the Philippines 2016 instead of the previously-anticipated signing-up for Bb. Pilipinas 2016, I took it as possibly a personal assurance on the part of this lovely Cebuana to create a superior impact in the brand-new pageant and hopefully become its inaugural winner come May 14.
Now some might ask again why she went from Miss World Philippines 2014 to a lesser known competition. And I thought, why not? The possibility of this participation affecting her stock value (read: overall assessment of pageant experts) for future entry into the nationals may be imminent. But then again, she is standing out effortlessly among the Miss Pearl of the Philippines joiners as expected. Once she clinches this one (which I can confidently say she will), the achievement is already in the bag and will remain in place should she come forward to the major beauty derby next year or in 2018.
So I can only wish Gazini the best in this endeavor. She deserves to get a shining victory regardless of the contest’s still-untested appeal to the public.
Kristine Estoque is reportedly one of the many KF entries for Bb. Pilipinas 2016
Kristine Angeli Estoque is said to be one of the ladies being prepared by Kagandahang Flores
for Bb. Pilipinas 2016. And the beauty camp is rumored to be submitting a more record-breaking number of applicants than Aces & Queens – numbering in the 30s if the information reaching me is true. And this tall, promising beauty from Davao is in the thick of preparations for screening days.
Back in 2014, Kristine had her first taste of national pageantry via Miss World Philippines when she was just 21. It was a good experience for this BS Biology graduate who got the full family support in the competition. Prior to this, she participated in Mutya ng Dabaw 2013 where she bagged 2nd Runner-Up (or the title of Sinag ng Danaw) during the finals.
Will this 5’9″ comer leave a strong impact on the screening panel of Bb. Pilipinas 2016? She has the potentials alright. Let’s see how well she will deliver on the bid.😉
Would you like to see Kristine in Bb. Pilipinas 2016?
Will Gazini Ganados be the next cross-over from MWP to BBP? (Composite card above courtesy of Origin Model Management)
I have always had faith in Gazini Christiana Ganados as having the right makings of a beauty queen. Back in 2014 when she took the first step of going for the nationals by participating in Miss World Philippines, I was confident that this Cebuana
will be noticed and recognized for her knockout beauty and allure. But with only one (1) title to vie for then, it was considered an uphill battle with entries from other camps seeking equal attention, let alone the strong competition coming from her own sisters at Kagandahang Flores
. I surmise that she went back to the drawing boards to plot her next attack in the big league. And with Bb. Pilipinas 2016 already opening its doors to the next batch of potential successors to the successful winners of 2015, I think this is the right time to make her move.
Gazini is a better fit for Bb. Pilipinas. She’s got all the right ingredients to see her through the tough challenge – looks, height, communication skills and the right bearing to leave a more indelible mark this time around.
So will we see her screening in the upcoming weeks? My sources are saying yes. And I couldn’t agree more.😉
I’ve always believed that Gazini is a better fit for Bb. Pilipinad more than any other national beauty pageant (Images courtesy of Origin Model Management)
Lorraine Kendrickson is the beautiful lass from Dumaguete City who gave eventual titleholder Valerie Weigmann stiff competition during Miss World Philippines 2014. Proof of that is placing as 1st Princess and being tagged as one of the few strongest contenders in that batch.
And now that Lorraine has fully served her contract with CQGQ, she should be finally ready to face up to other pageant options without any hurdles in her way. Bb. Pilipinas 2016 could be the next big step. My sources are saying that she has been dutifully training with her camp – Kagandahang Flores – and should be more than ready for a nice reveal of her current version soon.
I’m very interested in seeing her new transformation. Lorraine is a very good competitor – charming, well-spoken and very refreshing. She could very well become one of the more exciting faces to join what is deemed to become the most battle-filled edition of the nationals ever.
Thumbs up for Lorraine, dear readers?😉
With Rachel Peters now a Philippine Passport holder, will she seriously consider joining Bb. Pilipinas 2016?
When Rachel Peters won as 4th Princess during Miss World Philippines 2014, she made a commitment to fulfill her contractual obligations for the organization. Never mind that it stopped the continuous move on her tracks. After all, she is also keen on establishing local residency to be able to acquire a Philippine Passport – regardless of it being personal or pageant-related. Of course, seeing her picture (check photo grid above
) proudly displaying the said document made some beauty contest followers think that she could now be ready to pursue a stint with Bb. Pilipinas. Or is she?
Rachel is keeping options close to her chest for now. The last time I had a small talk with her (during the MWP2015 screenings, she was still firm with the idea of not joining another pageant anymore. Of course, plans can change in just a matter of months. And if this tall and beautiful lady does reconsider, then I will give her the thumbs up for Bb. Pilipinas 2016!
What say you, dear readers?😉
Rachel Peters during Miss World Philippines 2014
Miss World Philippines 2014 Valerie Weigmann
Valerie during the MWP2015 Press Presentation
These are bittersweet days for Miss World Philippines 2014 Valerie Weigmann. In just a week from now, she will relinquish her crown to a new successor. And while her reign may not have met the expectations of pageant fans and followers in terms of a high Miss World 2014 placement, she still managed to come up with a meaningful representation of the country. Having made it to the Top 10 of the Beauty With A Purpose (BWAP) sub-competition in London has definitely provided validation in the MusiKaramay project she spearheaded for the indigenous families of Mayantoc, Tarlac.
As she begins counting the days leading to October 18, allow your blogger to thank our beautiful Valerie. Personally, she has become a dear friend (thanks to her handler, Caloy Buendia, who facilitated our fateful introduction) who always found time to show her warmth and sincerity everytime we see each other. And she will remain a Queen in my eyes long after the finals.
Thank you for being just simply you, my dear. I haven’t forgotten our oft-postponed lunch and coffee date. We may finally find the time for that soon!
Valerie (right) with her ever friendly handler Caloy Buendia
Arnold Mercado of Aces&Queens is flanked by Miss World 2013 Megan Young (left) and Miss World Philippines 2014 Valerie Weigmann at the Pasig training site of the beauty camp (Photo credit: Arnold Mercado)
Bessie Besana of Aces&Queens is flanked by Miss World 2013 Megan Young (left) and Miss World Philippines 2014 Valerie Weigmann at the Pasig training site of the beauty camp (Photo credit: Bessie Besana)
Last year, all three of A&Q's bets placed in the finals of MWP2014
Over the weekend, Aces & Queens started the training of the ladies who is/are likely to be fielded by the camp in Miss World Philippines 2015. The identities of the trainees could not be revealed just yet, let alone any categorical answer to the question, “How many will you enter in the competition this year?
But if we are to speculate based on 2014, the camp is likely to ready more than one candidate. This despite some people saying that there was originally just one (1) (Valerie Weigmann) bet that was increased to three (3) after the announcement of candidates have already been made. If you will remember, Christine Balaguer and Nicole Donesa were accommodated and not groomed right from the start.
A&Q had 13 bets during Bb. Pilipinas 2015. Will they stick to one or field more for Miss World Philippines 2015?
Let’s see which girls or how many will be sponsored by A&Q for MWP2015. You can start replying with your guesses, but no confirmation will be made until the camp green-lights the reveal.😉