In shots taken by Mark Neto Diaz with Creative Direction and Styling by Vhee Co plus swimwear by Bench Body, here are the 40 Beach Beauties of Miss World Philippines 2018.
By the way, they did their own makeups using BYS Cosmetics PH.
Be vertically challenged now with Official Candidates 1-40. Then share your personal favorites below:
The entire Blue Team won and each member made it as Finalists for the Sports Challenge
Announcing the ladies who made it as Top 10 Finalists during the Miss World Philippines 2018 #SportsChallenge held at Victoria Sports Tower yesterday:
Kim De Guzman
Crissia Del Atienza
Kudos to you, girls!
May the best sportswoman win the fast-track slot for this challenge!
So you might ask how these ladies perform such physically strenuous tasks during the Miss World Philippines 2018 #SportsChallenge and still look beautiful?
The answer is simple. When you’re aspiring to become a Beauty Queen (or are already titleholders like Katarina Rodriguez and Kim De Guzman), you can’t afford to look less than one in any public activity.
Now it’s down to the task of the assigned photographer to make sure that he/she makes those perfect shots in motion.
Miss World Philippines 2018 Official Candidate #12 Neesha Murjani
“Hello! I’m Namrata Neesha Murjani and I’m 25 years old. I am part indian part filipino but I was born and raised in Cebu City. I graduated BS Biology in Cebu Doctors’ University but didn’t proceed to medicine. Instead I went to follow my parents footsteps in the business industry, helping out in the family business to owning my own franchise of a resturant and cafe. I also work as a Marketing Communication at Megaworld at the Fort. Sometimes when I have free time, I do a lot of outdoor activities like hiking or island hopping – something most Cebuanos love to do. I do enjoy travelling— exploring and discovering new things in every place I visit and making new memories.
As I experience new things, I find myself conducting personality development and inspirational talks to different groups which I personally enjoy doing. I like inspiring and motivating people to never give up and keep moving forward because just like in the pageant industry, we never give up; we keep moving forward and most importantly we inspire.
Ever since I was young, my family would always give back to the community however we can. I brought that with me even up to this day and that’s why my advocacy is for the street children. I make sure that every year I get to help out may it be through feeding, outreach activities and even a small party for them to enjoy. As the saying goes by Judy Blume, “our fingerprints don’t fade from the lives we touch” To be part of Miss World Philippines, will give me a chance to touch more lives, to see more smiles and to give hope. I can’t help everyone but I can help as many as I can.”
Credits for the photo:
Styling – EJM Styling
HMUA – Jessie M Maghuyop
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
Aces & Queens has three (3) Cebuana bets for Bb. Pilipinas 2018. First is Wynonah Buot. Then there is returnee Neesha Murjani. And the third is our subject for this entry – Rhina Aileen K. Arcilla.
Rhona graduated with a Bachelor degree in Tourism Management with Academic Honors from the Cebu Institute of Technology where she resigned as the prettiest last 2015. She is a consistent Dean’s lister while going through the demands of being a working student to support her school needs. She enjoys going to the beach and meeting people from every walk of life. Most importantly, she can be a real charmer in person.
Will she make it as one of this year’s Binibinis?
Photo credit above: Dencio Natividad
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The #AQ2018 Presentation Show was held at the Mayuree 2 Ballroom of Dusit Thani Manila hours earlier where members of the camp’s Class of 2018 were presented to selected members of the media and invited guests. But before I give you some juicy details, let me clarify first that the more than twenty beauties presented are being fielded not only in Bb. Pilipinas 2018, but also Miss World Philippines and – possibly – Mutya ng Pilipinas. And there are two (2) more ladies – relative thoroughbreds in my opinion – have not been introduced yet. I was told that these duo will beat the deadline set by BPCI. If you want clues, check the final sentence in this entry.
Anyways, the usual suspects were formally introduced. I cannot name all of them yet (especially the newbies) so as to protect their identities for now. Not all of them will make it to the list of Binibinis for 2018, and as I have said, some of them are being prepared for MWP2018 instead.
The familiar names and faces so far are Volleyball superstar and former PBB Housemate Michele Gumabao, Miss Bicolandia 2017 Kayesha Clauden Chua, MWP2016 4th Princess Sandra Lemonon, Bb. Niyogyugan 2016 & Reyna ng Aliwan 2017 2nd Runner-Up Ahtisa Manalo, runway model Annalita Vizcarra, MWP2017 2nd Princess Zara Carbonell, Cebuana top model Wynonah Buot, 2015’s Binibini 33 Neesha Murjani, last year’s Binibini 28 Juliana Kapeundl plus Binibini 38 Anna Patricia Asturias.
Now how about the two heavyweights I mentioned above? Well, let’s just say that they could spell a good difference in the competition the minute they formally file their respective applications. One is a crossover national titleholder, while the other lady is the daughter of a former Bb. Pilipinas titleholder. Call it Alcoholics Anonymous meets Fifty Shades Freed. (Get it?) 😉
Bb. Pilipinas 2015 Official Candidate Neesha Murjani proudly wearing her new uniform for Cebu Pacific
Neesha (standing, front row, 5th from left) with her batchmates
Binibini 33 during Bb. Pilipinas 2015 is now a full-pledged Flight Attendant for Cebu Pacific. Neesha Murjani is shown in the photo above proudly wearing her uniform as she looks forward to her first assignment with the airline company. There are still no details on whether she will fly local or international right away. But one thing is for sure. This pretty Cebuana
will definitely add a lot of smile in your flights, that is, if you decide to fly with them or you chance upon her team in one of your future trips.
Fly high, Neesha! 🙂
Maria may strike you as Goddess-like distant in studio shots. Truth is, she is down-to-earth accessible.
Maria is very close to her dad, Lindo
Please don’t get tired of my blog posts about Maria Gigante. This pretty Cebuana
fascinates me. And if you find her exotic face and appeal alluring, wait till you hear her speak.
Back in Cebu, she dabbles in event and cable TV hosting. Her gift of gab can be easily seen by the way she talks to people and big crowds. She can be the true charmer.
Sans make-up, platform heels and cocktail dress, though, Maria is just your typical girl next door who is as sweet to her parents as she is to her dear friends like Miss Cebu 2013 Neesha Murjani who took part in Bb. Pilipinas 2015. I wonder what important pageant tips they share among themselves during lull moments. Care to guess?
Maria (left) with one of her best pals, Neesha Murjani (Miss Cebu 2013 and Binibini 33 from BbP2015)
Below is a one-minute clip of Maria’s Q&A during Reyna ng Aliwan 2014 courtesy of her father, Lindo Gigante.
She looks like someone you know, but the semblance stops with this photo
You'd think that she is only your typical exotic girl
One look at the photo above and you would quickly assume that girl to be our Miss Philippines during the 63rd Miss Universe Pageant. But no, she is definitely not MJ Lastimosa.
And then you gaze your eyes on the exotic lass standing amidst a scenic view of nature on the left image. You must have already seen her somewhere, but still unsure if she is the one running inside your head.
Yes, she was already in a pageant, having placed 2nd Runner-Up to Neesha Murjani during Miss Cebu 2013, aside from taking part in Reyna ng Aliwan 2014. And 2015 could be the year she may have to make that fateful decision to take the giant leap to do the nationals – sign up for Mutya ng Pilipinas, wait a little more for Miss World Philippines (where her dusky type might be preferred this year) or exercise that extra stretch of patience for Bb. Pilipinas 2016?
Whatever she ends up doing, it will be something she has her heart for.
By the way, her name is Maria Gigante.
And this Cebuana has both the looks and the smarts to go national
Bb. Pilipinas 2015 Official Candidate Neesha Murjani is now a full-pledged graduate – diploma, toga, march and all!
Bb. Pilipinas 2015 Official Candidate Namrata Neesha Murjani is feeling pleased and fulfilled nowadays. While she is already considered a B.S. Biology graduate of Cebu Doctors Hospital during the Summer of 2014, it was only last April 26, 2015 that she made her graduation march in full regalia.
“I was a summer grad last year and because of that I wasn’t able to join the April 2014 graduates in marching. I felt incomplete receiving my diploma knowing that I didn’t wear a toga (YES, that means a lot to me.) Today, I took the chance to join the 2015 graduates and I finally feel complete! It feels so good to walk that aisle, wearing a toga and see my parents smiling. College was definitely a roller coaster ride. You know that kind of ride where you don’t want to ride again.”
Congratulations, Neesha! While your Bb. Pilipinas bid was not met with the results you originally aimed for, there are still greater career opportunities heading your way. It may not be in the form of a beauty title, but the rewards will be just as meaningful, I’m sure. 😉