No need for a long introduction for this blog post. Here is Nicole Cordoves during her media sit-down interview with Catriona Gray at the Manila Hotel.
courtesy of Manila Bulletin Online
courtesy of Manila Bulletin Online
The 65th Miss Universe is now over. The fond memories are starting to creep back inside my head, but pageant life goes on. And this year’s screenings for the national successors of Miss Universe Philippines 2016 Maxine Medina, Miss International 2016 Kylie Verzosa, Bb. Pilipinas Intercontinental 2016 Jennifer Hammond, Bb. Pilipinas Supranational 2016 Joanna Eden, Miss Grand International 1st Runner-Up Nicole Cordoves and The Miss Globe 2016 3rd Runner-Up Nichole Manalo will be tougher than all previous editions combined. Why? Because right from the get-go (or scheduled screening dates if you will), a grill-worthy Q&A will be conducted in order to add a more in-depth assessment of interested ladies who will sign up.
So you think you can become the next Bb. Pilipinas? Watch out for the formal announcement soon. And get into your beauty-and-brains mode faster than you can say “Binibini!” 🙂
PS. Early talks are saying that the repeaters and crossovers will lord it over this year. We’ll see about that. 😉
And Maxine was emotional in a very happy way. This will just be one of her few big send-offs of sorts. All for the 65th Miss Universe.
Here is a brief interview with Nicole Cordoves about her best friend Maxine.
More Joy Arguil photos to follow soon!
Here’s the teaser:
courtesy of ABS-CBN
For the National Children’s Congress of the DSWD, she spoke to the young ones and shared the importance of being aware about the social issues affecting them and life in general. This is what she posted on social media about it.
And Nicole doesn’t stop there. She also shared her time for the reading advocacy of Manila Bulletin called “Read for 20” (or simply put, make a habit of reading at least 20 minutes a day). Here is her take on this.
“Hindi tayo ginawa ng Diyos para maging ordinaryo lamang, may ekstraordinaryong tadhana siya na isinulat para sa atin. | You weren’t created by God to become ordinary, you are all given an extraordinary purpose.
It was a priceless opportunity to be able to speak to these kids about life. When the floor was opened for questions, they asked a lot of social issues about our country today. They are aware, they are worried, and they need us to make sure that it really is going to be okay.
“Every time you finish reading a book, you see the world a little more differently. This is why I am sharing Manila Bulletin’s advocacy, READ FOR 20! I am encouraging everyone to keep a book in your bag, get off social media and read for AT LEAST 20 minutes a day. So drop your phones and grab a book!”
There is something really important about being Nicole Cordoves. She puts into good use the power and responsibility given to her as a national beauty titleholder. And knowing this lady, she won’t stop doing what she loves best. In fact, she’s just getting started!
I love you, Nicole! 😉
So what’s new with Nicole? Well, she will also have a victory celebration with her #Cordobesties this coming weekend. I was invited to take part (as I know that the honoree will definitely put me on the guest list). Sadly, I will be in Cotabato City to judge a pageant this Friday evening and will go straight to Sariaya, Quezon for a media launch of Figuras 2017. That will really test my resistance to fatigue!
Both Joanna and Nichole were at their loveliest that I could almost swear that they will bring home the crowns in their respective missions – the former with our 2nd Miss Supranational win (in Slovakia and Poland) and the latter with a back-to-back 2nd country victory in The Miss Globe (in Albania).
Here now are videos which form part of their thank you messages earlier.
Nicole Cordoves, on the other hand, was her usual articulate self all throughout the simultaneously-held Arrival Presscon in her honor. She gamely answered “Trump”-related questions from the Press and said that she would not change a single thing in every move that she made in Las Vegas. She proudly displayed her 1st Runner-Up trophy to the delight of many.