Miss World Philippines 2015 Hillarie Parungao with boyfriend Bill Castañeda
During the Miss World Philippines send-off for Catriona Gray the other afternoon, her predecessor came in full support and to extend her warm wishes for our US-bound Queen.
Miss World Philippines 2015 and Miss World 2015 Top 10 Hillarie Danielle Parungao came dressed in an eye-catching white number that complemented the outfit of her companion who happens to be boyfriend Bill Castañeda.
Bill & Hillarie. It became a delightful piece of small talk about how I would call them in jest as the “Asian Clintons”. But kidding aside, their relationship is still relatively new and we can only wish their togetherness to grow stronger in the months to come.
Truly, Hillarie’s glow is unmistakeable. Don’t you agree, dear readers? 😉
Lovebirds Bill and Hill
Miss World Philippines 2015 Hillarie Parungao as made up by Carissa Cielo Medved for Bragais Brides
Miss World Philippines 2015 Hillarie Parungao still has at least three (3) full months remaining in her reign. It could go over if the national finals of Miss World Philippines 2016 will be scheduled come October. Regardless, she is still enjoying the best of both modelling and fulfilling her responsibilities as a reigning titleholder. She was recently chosen as one of the faces of Bragais Brides. And public appearances (like the Lumina Event Launch late last month
) and TVCs still keep her busy. Of course, the anticipation as to who will succeed her and become our Miss World 2016 rep hangs over her daily routine. That’s the cycle of pageantry at work.
But let’s allow Hillarie to be the happiest that she can be till she passes the crown to the next. I know that her love life is also doing fine. So from late September till mid-October, that will be the time to rechannel our focus on the 2016 batch. 🙂
MWP2015 Hillarie Parungao in her latest TVC
And you thought Miss World Philippines 2015 Hillarie Parungao is avoiding the limelight nowadays? Not on TV, I should say. In fact, her latest TV commercial for Nestlé Yogurt started airing recently. And she is in the lead alongside character actress Cai Cortez.
TVCs and Print Ads are really the best media exposures of Hillarie even before becoming our Miss World 2015 representative. She has done a lot to say the least. Her lovely face is simply emchanting on the small screen.
Watch the commercial now. 🙂
courtesy of Nestlé Philippines
Miss World Philippines 2015 Hillarie Parungao and Miss World 2015 Mireia Lalaguna
It’s interesting how solid friendships are developed throughout the course of a whole pageant. And during the month-long run of Miss World in Sanya, China last November-December, bonds will definitely be formed among the 114 candidates who competed. Our very own Miss World Philippines and Miss World Top 10 finisher Hillarie Parungao clicked with Miss World Spain and now Miss World 2015 Mireia Lalaguna Royo from Day 1. And alongside Miss World Portugal Rafaela Pardete, they formed a good sisterhood that has extended beyond the competition, being constantly in touch with each other and all.
And with the important BWAP Projects of Julia Morley and Miss World Organization in the Philippines, I can only anticipate a future visit of the reigning titleholder which will give way to a reunion between the two BFFs – Hillarie and Mireia!
Meanwhile, our MWP was a sight to behold during the Mark Bumgarner fashion show at Dusit Thani Manila earlier this week. The two side photos in the grid above were taken from the said event. 🙂
Erika Mari de Castro during MWP2015 (Photo credits: Fil-Sino Fab and Fabmanilaph)
Tall and young Erika Mari de Castro can confidently state that she is at least 5’10” because her actual presence gives the impression of a wide-eyed dreamer who can easily be taller than the stats she would give away.
Last year, Erika summoned enough guts to do her very first national beauty pageant by way of Miss World Philippines where she made it to the list of Official Candidates. It was a heady but fulfilling experience for this Accountancy major who wants to toil over more than just balance sheets and financial statements. With her beauty and height, the possibilities could be limitless given the right training and polishing.
Could Bb. Pilipinas 2016 be her next step to possible pageant success? Or is she still patient enough to wait it out for a year before finally giving it a real big go? Can she summon a stronger will to join in the anticipated battle?
We shall see in the next couple of weeks if a tall lass from Oriental Mindoro will fill up the form and submit herself for screening.
Erika Mari de Castro is currently under Victo Rio Production & Artist Management of my friend Jojo Victorio.
Erika by Lito Caleon of Fabmanilaph
I want Christelle Abello to join Bb. Pilipinas 2016!
I can be quite the stubborn blogger. I may have good information in my hand that Christelle Abello – who took part in Miss World Philippines 2015 – still wants to pursue the same title again for 2016. But then again, I still want this girl to seriously consider applying for Bb. Pilipinas 2016 because she can fit the mold very well. She is tall, beautiful and very charming. What’s more, she is such a friendly soul that even the most iron-clad of individuals will soften with her presence and amicability.
So Can She?: 100% if she finally decides to go for it.
Should She?: 100% if she says yes, my support will be solid.
Will She?: Now this is where the answer could be somewhat teetering. I’m still hopeful, though.
Emma Mary Tiglao: Should she give up her 4th Princess title for Bb. Pilipinas 2016? (Lower photos courtesy of Lito Caleon)
I have always seen Emma Mary Tiglao as an almost perfect fit for Miss International. So when she took part in Miss World Philippines 2015 more than a couple of months back, I temporarily gave up on the idea because it might be the route fated for her pageant dreams. But after finishing as 4th Princess in the said competition, my interest in this gorgeous Kapampangan
going for Bb. Pilipinas was immediately rekindled.
Should Emma take the risk of resigning from her MWP2015 placement to pursue a grander objective in Bb. Pilipinas 2016? Why not? There may be no clear confirmation yet, but I still believe that she stands a better chance of winning in the 6-in-1 nationals. Her glow onstage and even off- is unmissable. And it will only take a full interest on her part to follow the passion. She definitely has it if you ask me.
It won’t take long to find out if she will pursue a return to Bb. Pilipinas. Application and screenings should begin again late next month. And I will be more than happy to see her in that mode all over again. 🙂
I’ve always seen this girl as a good fit for Miss International