I have had the chance to know a good chunk of the 43 Miss Earth Philippines 2018 Official Candidates the past week and a half. I must say that I am impressed with a lot of them. This national pageant has really found a good niche, and it shows in the quality of advocacy and communication skills in majority of the participants. So in alphabetical order now, I am sharing with you my Top 16 running favorites among them:
Berjayneth Chee – Balingasag, Misamis Oriental
Marla Alforque – Cebu City
We’Am Ahmed – Davao City
Lea Macapagal – Dinalupihan, Bataan
Zahra Bianca Saldua – Las Piñas City
Joana Cristine Dalangin – Lipa City
Flordeliz Mabao – Mandaluyong City
Dianne April Pangilinan – Mariveles, Bataan
Theressa Anne Mariano – Fil-Queensland
Silvia Celeste Cortesi – Fil-Rome
Leandrea Camille Batingan – San Jose del Monte City
Jean Nicole de Jesus – San Rafael, Bulacan
Naomie Hannah White – Fil-Sydney
Gabrielle Camille Basiano – Tacloban City
Lovely Lamptey – Taguig City
Noelle Uy-Fuentes Tuazon – Tangalan, Aklan
The #EarthWarriors have a lot more deciding pre-pageant activities in the coming weeks so the list could still change. And once the finals night on May 19 approaches in the homestretch, I will be more confident in ranking them.
More about Miss Earth Philippines 2018 soon!
“Dyosa ng Inang Kalikasan” (Goddess of Mother Earth) is the theme for Miss Philippines Earth 2018. And starting April 21, the Pre-Pageant events will begin with the Resort Wear Competition to be held at Laus Event Center in Pampanga. From there, a succession of carefully-planned activities will follow one after another leading to the May 10 Press Presentation at Diamond Hotel Manila and the May 19 Coronation Night to be held at the SM Mall of Asia Arena.
Here are some of this year’s Earth Warriors (including Naomie White of Fil-Comm Sydney on the left photo above) who will compete along with the other ladies to complete a roster of forty:
Hot on the heels of Bb. Pilipinas 2018 is Miss Philippines Earth 2018 which has already started to assemble its roster of Official Candidates for this year’s edition. There are a few familiar faces like Noelle Uy-Tuazon, Zarah Bianca Saldua and Jean Nicole de Jesus. The majority, though, are fresh faces in the national level who are taking their big leaps into the big pageant stage. Names like Berjayneth Chee, Liz Mabao, Brazzirie Yanson, Theressa Martinez, Gabrielle Camille Badiang and Naomie White don’t ring a bell yet. But they will soon!
Pre-pageant activities will go into full swing after the Lenten Season all the way to the Finals Night at the SM Mall of Asia Arena on May 19.
Here are some of the 2018 Earth Warriors for your initial consideration.
Vickie is one of KF’s flag-bearers this year
Muriel is another winnable KF bet this year
Beauty camp Kagandahang Flores (KF) has already uploaded fourteen (14) of the thirty-one (31) official close-up photos of their Binibinis for Bb. Pilipinas 2018. I took the liberty of highlighting the potential flag-bearers in this group and they are ABS-CBN celebrity/former Mutya ng Pilipinas Vickie Marie Rushton and Presidential Cabin Crew/former Miss Philippines Water Murielle Adrienne Isidore Orais.
How about you, dear readers? Who are your picks from the remaining twelve presented in this blog entry?
At the poolside of New World Makati Hotel
Earlier in the day, the thirty-five (35) Official Candidates of Miss World Philippines 2017 were presented to the media at both the Ballroom 2 and poolside of New World Hotel in Makati City. The beautiful comers jockeyed up for positions in the eyes of the press to get the important attention to ve interviewed and featured in their respective PRs.
Miss World Philippines 2016 Catriona Gray added the extra glitter to the event, along with National Director Arnold Vegafria and GM Bessie Besana.
The 35 Official Candidates (with their official numbers) are:
1) Shawntel Cruz
2) Veronica Villones
3) Glyssa Perez
4) Rose Flores
5) Kaycie Lyn Fajardo
6) Jona Sweett
7) Jane Darren Genobisa
8) Nikki Deveza
9) Teresita Ssen Marquez
10) Leidda Paulette Babasanta
11) Gabriela Ortega
12) Henna Kaizelle Cajandig
13) Kathryn Jade Cudiamat
14) Cristina Marie Coloma
15) Laura Lehmann
16) Ethel Abellanosa
17) Jellie Alliana Escandon
18) Angel Alvaira
19) Joanna Rabe
20) Trizha Ocampo
21) Netania Deveza
22) Chelsea Anne Manalo
23) Princess Laureano
24) Zara Carbonell
25) Karren Dela
26) Janela Joy Cuaton
27) Ella Eiveren Lubag
28) Sheila Marie Reyes
29) Krystle Anne Ongjanco
30) Kathkeen Gomez
31) Jeanyfer Ozbot
32) Cynthia Thomalla
33) Noelle Uy-Tuazon
34) Andrea Poliquit
35) Sophia Senoron
The instant favorites from this roster are the familiar names and faces like Teresita Ssen Marquez, Cynthia Thomalla, Laura Lehmann, Janela Joy Cuaton, Gabriela Ortega and Jona Sweett. But a few more of the ladies also drew a lot of supporters from the audience such as Zara Carbonell (daughter of actor Cris Villanueva), Glyssa Perez (Miss Bohol 2016) and Noelle Uy-Tuazon (the Forensic Anthropologist from the US who is now representing Davao).
Aside from Miss World Philippines who will represent the country in Miss World 2017, three (3) other titles will be given away: Reina Hispanoamericana Filipinas, Miss Multinational Philippines and Miss Eco Philippines.
Finals will be on September 3 at the MOA Arena with a slightly delayed telecast over GMA-7.