Catch her at National Bookstore Glorietta tomorrow, March 21
While the book may have already been released last year, “He Can Catch You When You Fall
” is getting a second wind with a book signing activity tomorrow at National Bookstore in Glorietta.
Catch Miss Universe 1999 1st Runner-Up Miriam Quiambao and get a chance to have your copy of the book signed by her. And while you’re at it, have a quick photo op with her as well.
It’s all happening mid-afternoon of March 21. So if you’re a fan and still don’t have the book, head off to the activity and maybe get to ask a question or two. 😉
The reaction of Gemma Cruz after winning Miss International 1964 in Long Beach (Photo credit: Tony Paat of Worldcupbeauty)
Gemma's Official Portrait (left) and winning moment as Miss International 1964 (Photo credit: Tony Paat of Worldcupbeauty)
One of Gemma's photos back in 2011 (Photo credit Emerson Cebanico)
Gemma surrounded by her court (clockwise from her right): 1st Runner-up Linda Taylor from the USA, 2nd Runner-up Vera Lúcia Couto dos Santos from Brazil, 3rd Runner-up Tracy Ingram from England and 4th Runner-up Maila Maria Ostrïng from Finland
Miss International 1964 Gemma Teresa Guerrero Cruz has already been featured, talked about and interviewed in many pageant sites, TV and broadsheet media. But there doesn’t seem to be enough when it comes to posting about the very first international pageant of a Filipina. Even if the achievement took place way before a big majority of people here (excluding your blogger who came to this earth a few days before the victory took place) were born.
While the win preceded my nearly-lifelong passion for pageants by five years, it still doesn’t take away the thrill of looking back from time to time. I will always love the fact that she was at her smartest and most elegant at the time, aside from being uniquely statuesque for an Asian candidate during the mid-60s. What’s more, I remember her delightful writer of a mother Chitang Guerrero Nakpil who chronicled the whole memorable stint in Long Beach as part of a long-forgotten locally-published book (by National Bookstore) about Filipino achievements abroad. (A personal copy of the same got lost during one of the great floods of the 70s when my first collection of pageant memorabilia got swept away from our Bulacan ancestral house).
At the moment, Gemma – who is a real-life descendant of our National Hero Dr. Jose Rizal – is connected with the Heritage Conservation Society as Chairperson and member of the Board of Trustees, while serving as Vice-Chairperson of the Manila Historical and Heritage Commission (MHHC). She also continues to be an Editorial Columnist of the Manila Bulletin.
Do you think Edward Mendez is a good fit for Mr. World Philippines 2014?
Edward promoting his first fitness book
TV/Film Actor. Commercial Model. Gym buff. Fitness Professional. Book author.
Aside from having a body to die for, Edward “Eddie” Mendez is one intelligent guy who knows only too well that having good looks and hard muscles won’t bring him far in the biz.
A fitness expert for Sexy Solutions by Belo, he is now the proud author of the book titled “Your Dream Body Come True” (available at National Bookstore and Fully Booked). And while we’re at it, don’t you think he is also a possible appointed candidate for Mr. World Philippines 2014?
courtesy of christinesantolan
The tall hunk studied Sports Science and Medicine at the University of Maryland. And at the rate this 30 year-old is running his career, he could be one of the more in-demand TV leading men in a year or two. But before that happens, I hope Ms. Cory Quirino will include him in the short-list for our Mr. World 2014 representative in South-West, England.
His very Pinoy looks and engaging personality could be an excellent follow-up to Andrew Wolff who placed 1st Runner-Up in the last edition.
What say you, dear readers? 🙂
For those who still want to grab a copy of the Bb. Pilipinas 2013 Souvenir Program, you can go to one of the selected National Bookstore branches (indicated on the left) and buy yours at just P150.00 per copy. It is a worthy addition to your pageant memorabilia. And for those in the provinces, don’t worry. It will soon be distributed nationwide via NBS as well. 🙂