Getting to know your Miss World Philippines 2018 Official Candidate Barmae Aica Chua
“I am 21 years old and I come from Caloocan City. I graduated from St. Paul University Manila with a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Arts. I am a TVC/ramp model and also an Endorser who proudly achieved the following:
Teen Ambassador of the Earth 2014 – Eco Tourism
Miss Campus Role Model Philippines 2015 Grand Winner
Juicy Cologne Ambassador of Goodness 2016
Miss Masbate Pagdayao Festival 2017
I was also a Flight Attendant trainee at PAL Express this year and graduated as the batch Salutatorian.
It’s my first time joining a national pageant, and I uphold my advocacies in life which is women empowerment and to be a role model to the youth by participating and joining in various charity events and programs.”
What do you think of Barmae, dear readers?
Here is an update on the Official Candidates of Miss World Philippines 2018 with their respective beauty camps – Aces & Queens with twenty (20) entries and Kagandahang Flores with fourteen (14) bets.
One (1) is identified with Galatea of Jontie Martinez – Gianna Margarita Llanes
The remaining five (5) are still classified as Independent entries for now, although I was told that John dela Vega has two (2) wards among them.
Presenting the three (3) beauties who will complete the 40 Official Candidates of Miss World Philippines 2018:
1) Kimilei Mugford of Ontario, Canada
2) Cleopatra “Cleo” Jones of Inland Empire, California
3) Crystal Velasco Freedman of Los Angeles, California
These three ladies are all products of California-based Continental Ms Philippines America 2018.
Looking forward to meeting them soon!
Cleopatra “Cleo” Jones
Crystal Velasco Freedman
This quartet is easily getting the biggest initial noise with their just-announced candidacy for Miss World Philippines 2018 – Katarina Rodriguez, Maureen Montagne, Kim De Guzman and Arienne Calingo. And it is up to them (and their respective fans/supporters) to keep the momentum on their side or allow the other contenders to make significant inroads into the competition itself.
Personally, I would never take anything lightly because there are so many potential winners among the thirty-three other successful aspirants. I can name at least 1/4 of the rest as capable of pulling a win (but not for now). And we still haven’t seen the three ladies from the overseas Filipino Communities who will complete the roster of 40.
So all I can say is this.
Let the (bloody) Battle of Beauties begin!
Now comes Micaella Alyssa Muhlach Alvarez who was one of the attention-grabbing aspirants during yesterday’s Miss World Philippines 2018 screening. Her face is hard to miss, especially that kibitzers would take interest in the beautiful daughter of actress Almira Muhlach and former PBA cager Paul Alvarez, plus niece of popular actor Aga Muhlach.
But more than the instant showbiz/celebrity connection, this lady has already started making a niche for herself in the entertainment industry as an acoustic singer who has a Gold Record Award to her name and a nomination during the 24th Awit Awards for Best Performance by a New Female Recording Artist with her song “Solo”.
She has entered a world not entirely different to where she came from. The on-cam demands are different, though. And this 22 year-old – trained by KF – is all set to be glammed up for a national crown.
Watch out for Yssa!
Congratulations are in order for these 37 (of 40) beauties! The Official Candidates of Miss World Philippines 2018
1. Barmae Chua
2. Erica Larkins
3. Kylah Sanchez
4. Alyssa Muhlach
5. Tamara Caballero
6. Katarina Rodriguez
7. Neesha Murjani
8. Marie Danica Reynes
9. Crissia del Atienza
10. Jigg Kirsty Ang
11. Angeline Mae Santos
12. Arienne Calingo
13. Kim De Guzman
14. Marianne Marquez
15. Michelle Oliva
16. Chanel Morales
17. Jerelleen Rodriguez
18. Maria Gail Devora Tobes
19. Mary Jeanne Boniao
20. Rose Murphy
21. Katrina Zayas Acaylar
22. Joemay-an Leo
23. Pearl Hung
24. Maria Divine Angela Veranga
25. Gianna Llanes
26. Eiffel Rosalita
27. Angelica Estrevillo
28. Paulina Labayo
29. Abbyjun Dizor
30. Denielle Denj Magno
31. Angelica Tuzon
32. Annalita Pagunsan Vizcarra
33. Elaiza Alzona
34. Maureen Montagne
35. Pauline Deveraturda
36. Bettina Penales
37. Kathryn Jade Cudiamat
The last 3 ladies to complete the final 40 candidates will be announced next week because they will come from Filipino Communities overseas. #MWP2018
Above are just 36 of the ladies who are being screened right now for Miss World Philippines 2018. More should already be inside the restricted judging area. Around sixty-five (65) aspirants are expected to take part.
The more familiar faces and names who showed up so far are: Katarina Rodriguez, Kim de Guzman, Maureen Montagne, Arienne Calingo, Elaiza Alzona, Rose Murphy, Jerelleen Rodriguez, Maria Gail Tobes, Alyssa Muhlach Alvarez, Pearl Hung and Chanel Morales.
Photos by Joy Arguil
Kim de Guzman
Alyssa Muhlach Alvarez
Maria Gail Tobes