Hello, dear readers! How’s Valentine Week treating you so far? I am currently having a swell time spending this love-filled observance with my mom at Hotel 101 Manila for a much-deserved – albeit brief – staycation.
Back to pageant business now. Have you ever thought how some of your Binibinis will look and sound like as web newscasters? Well, Manila Bulletin and former Bb. Pilipinas titleholder Nicole Cordoves gave three of them a chance to prove their worth on-cam.
Watch the video below to see how your #Binibini20 Catriona Gray, #Binibini6 Janice Roman and #Binibini3 Muriel Orais acquitted themselves as possible news-bringers on the net.
Rachel (left) with Nicole Cordoves (right) and Jaz Cerezo
Designer Jaz Cerezo presented her latest collection in the Manila Fashion Festival – Beyond where she had two beauty queens as muses – Bb. Pilipinas Grand International 2016 Nicole Cordoves and Miss Universe Philippines 2017 Rachel Peters.
In this blog entry are images of Rachel on the runway as photographed by Rosvic Castro for Scene Zone online magazine.
Who doesn’t watch Miss Q&A on It’s Showtime nowadays? All eyes are glued on this segment of the noontime show that it has become such a popular viewing fare that nobody wants to pass up on. And when Matrica Mae “MatMat” Centino won the crown for the tenth time, she automatically advanced to the Grand Finals – and became Hall of Famer – of the search and was promptly guested by host Boy Abunda in his nightly show on ABS-CBN.
Here are videos from her TV interview guesting. Watch now.
courtesy of ABS-CBN Entertainment
And since we’re in the subject of Miss Q&A, below is resident judge Miss Grand International 2016 1st Runner-Up Nicole Cordoves defending her style of judging on the show.
With the release of the latest photos Raymond Saldaña took of Bb. Pilipinas Grand International 2017 Elizabeth Clenci, the countdown starts for her date with Miss Grand International 2017 which will officially start happening in Vietnam less than two months from now. She will be the first among the Bb. Pilipinas 2017 Queens to wage beauty battle abroad, and it would be wise to start bringing in the noise for our bet right now.
While Liz won’t be going for a back-to-back, surpassing the 1st Runner-Up placement of her predecessor Nicole Cordoves is an equally daunting task because the next step to be able to do that is already winning the crown currently being held by Ariska Putri Pertiwi of Indonesia. Corollary to this, the tightening factor of another Asian getting the big win is an added weight on her shoulders.
But let’s leave it to our girl. I know she can be the silent killer supporters and believers have tagged her to be. 🙂
Not one but two Filipinos will host the finals of Miss Grand International 2017 which will take place at the Vinpearl Convention Center in Phú Quốc, Vietnam on October 25. And including our Bb. Pilipinas Grand International 2017 Elizabeth Clenci, there will be a trio of our countrymen onstage.
We already know about Miss Grand International 2016 1st Runner-Up Nicole Cordoves as the female host. But now, she will be joined by Filipino actor and singer Xian Lim to form a new tandem that will hopefully bring the big event to greater heights. The latter has been co-hosting Bb. Pilipinas so pageant owner Nawatt Itsaragrisil must have been convinced of his skills during the last edition which he personally attended at the Big Dome.
This will be Xian’s first big break in international pageant hosting so who knows what new doors of opportunites will open up for hin right after.
Below is the new teaser of Miss Grand International 2017.
courtesy of Hot Picks
Your thoughts about the Nicole Cordoves-Xian Lim hosting pair, dear readers?
Miss Grand International 2017 will be hosted in Vietnam this year with the finals slated to take place at the Vinpearl Phu Quoc Resort & Villas Convention Hall in the island of Phu Quoc. The interesting development in this edition is the confirmed hosting duties for last year’s First Runner-Up and our very own Bb. Pilipinas Nicole Cordoves who was present during the formal announcement held last month at the Pan Pacific Hotel in Hanoi.
Watch the teaser of the 2017 edition where Elizabeth Clenci will represent the Philippines, and who will most likely be the first among the Bb. Pilipinas 2017 Queens to wage her beauty battle overseas.
courtesy of Hot Picks
MGI Owner Nawatt Itsaragrisil sandwiched by Nicole Cordoves and Elizabeth Clenci
Last Sunday night, Miss Grand International owner Nawatt Itsaragrisil was a member of the audience inside Araneta Coliseum. He waited in bated breath as to who will be crowned Bb. Pilipinas Grand International 2017 to represent the Philippines in Miss Grand International 2017 scheduled to be hosted in Vietnam later this year.
And Nawatt must have been pleased with the choice of Elizabeth Clenci. He is known to have this fondness for sweet and intelligent ladies who can express themselves with a dash of spontaneity and consistent common sense. The musical talent is an added bonus. And the Fil-Aussie from Mandaue City nicely fits the bill, in my opinion.
Watch a video of her full performance including the Evening Gown presentation where she wore that very elegant Jaz Cerezo creation.
courtest of MCA Trends
Elizabeth Clenci is now one of our Queens. It took her years (since 2011) to reach this point. And 2017 is the right time to make a pageant breakthrough. Congratulations! Your next destiny awaits in the Land of the Blue Dragon. 🙂