Last year, KF Tarlac brought us #PilotBeautyQueen Nelda Ibe who eventually won the Bb. Pilipinas Globe crown and went on to place 1st Runner-Up in The Miss Globe held in Tirana, Albania. This time around, the same group prepared an International Flight Attendant who goes by the name of Maria Samantha Celis.
Sam is no stranger to beauty pageants, especially in her province of Tarlac where she held the titles of Miss Tarlac State University 2009, Miss Teen Tarlac City 2010, Miss Tarlac City 2013 and Mutya ng Lalawigan ng Tarlac 2014. She graduated Magna cum Laude from Far Eastern University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Tourism Management. These achievements helped a lot in clinching her first job as FA in a local airline company before moving up to her current one for Saudia Airlines – something she passionately enjoys being an avid traveler.
In the public speaking department, she also had her share of the limelight in the past after having represented her university in various nationwide Academic Extemporaneous Speaking contests.
Sam is a brainy 24 year-old who stands 5’6.5” and measures 34-25-35. She will submit her Bb. Pilipinas 2018 application tomorrow – January 6 – along with some of the other #KF2018 beauties.
Aside from the Triple Send-Off for Bb. Pilipinas 2017 Queens Rachel Peters, Chanel Olive Thomas and Katarina Rodriguez, it was also a Double Homecoming Presscon for The Miss Globe 2017 1st Runner-Up Nelda Ibe and Miss Grand International 2017 Elizabeth Clenci that made the entire event more meaningful for all members of the Press who attended.
Our departing ladies are all eager to prove their worth in the international pageant arena, especially that pressure is mounting on their anticipated successes abroad. Instead of feeling the weight on theor shoulders, the motivation is coming from the performances of everyone ahead of them. Let us now watch videos of the well-wishes given by the three departing Queens to each other.
The Miss Globe 2017 1st Runner-Up Nelda Ibe returns home from Tirana, Albania after a successful pageant mission.
See you in the send-off later, Dhot!
The Miss Globe 2017 Do Tran Khanh Ngan of Vietnam
Miss Vietnam and Miss Philippines – last two women standing for The Miss Globe 2017
Asian power was at its finest in Tirana, Albania when Miss Vietnam Do Tran Khanh Ngan won The Miss Globe 2017 with Miss Philippines Nelda Ibe getting 1st Runner-Up.
Miss Siberia Elena Latypova is 2nd Runner-Up. Miss Albania Alessia Çoku is 3rd Runner-Up. Miss Capo Verde Simone Heijligers is 4th Runner-Up.
While the transmission was not at its best, kudos to the organizers for staging the pageant creditably well.
Kudos as well to Bb. Pilipinas Globe 2017 Nelda Ibe for bagging 1st Runner-Up honors, plus National Costume Maker Frederick Berches and Evening Gown Designer Paolo Blanco for making her look more radiant onstage during the Finals. Jojo Bragais provided the heels all throughout the competition.
We are proud of you, our #PilotBeautyQueen!
This just in: Contrary to rumors that Miss Philippines Nelda Ibe was eliminated during the Talent Finals of The Miss Globe 2017 for allegedly “lip-syncing” her song performance, my source in Tirana, Albania confirmed that NO such elimination took place at all. I was told that she delivered her number beautifully well.
Let us not bash our Queen and distract her chances of doing well in the competition. She has been nothing but nice to everyone (including the organizers) and spreading such information does not help her bid.
This is how my source explained it. “Just to clarify what all the bashers online are spreading, she (Nelda) did an excellent job in her talent and she used “plus one back music tracks” because all the other singers did the same also…”
And this explanation came from Nelda herself: “I wasn’t present during the announcement of the winners during the talent show (that’s why everyone is making rumors that I was eliminated) kasi dinala na po ako sa hospital right after I performed. Yes, I wasn’t feeling well but still I want to show up and the organizers know that.”
Let us maintain positivity in supporting our representatives please!
During The Miss Bikini Competition (or like the Swimsuit Prejudging) of The Miss Globe 2017, Miss Philippines Nelda Ibe was one of the candidates who really stood out. As a result, she was named 2nd Runner-Up behind the entries of Nigeria (winner) and Albania (1st Runner-Up).
Kudos, my dear #PilotBeautyQueen!
And in other parts of the contest, the National Costume photo of Nelda was already released, showing her in a Sampaguita and Ilang-Ilang-inspired Filipiniana created by Lumban-based Designer Frederick Berches.
Yesterday, The Miss Globe 2017 Candidates went to Bashkia Kamëz where they made a courtesy call to Xhelal Mziu, who is the Mayor of the City of Kamëz in Albania.
The Top 7 Talent Finalists – which include Miss Philippines Nelda Ibe- were issued Certificates of Recognition for showing their best skills in the competition.
Pageant Organizer Mias Santa Ana Pilar was present to accompany the ladies.
Thank you for the photos, Kim Magistrado!