This time around, let’s pick on the brain of another top favorite for Bb. Pilipinas 2013 – Official Candidate #13 Charmaine Elima. OPMB Worldwide’s Jory Rivera had the chance to squeeze out a video quickie from this beautiful 20 year-old from Kagandahang Flores. Harsh criticisms are not disallowed but I suggest that you follow it up with something constructive afterwards. That’s not so hard, right? Let’s try to be a bit gentle and not settle for just punch comments. At any rate, I love the tone of this girl’s voice – soothing enough to the ears. 😉
OPMB Worldwide, through Jory Rivera and Noli Berioso – two of its hardworking correspondents – was able to corner Bb. Pilipinas 2013 Official Candidate Pia Wurtzbach during the Talent Show held last Saturday afternoon. Call this a quick pick on the brains of the lovely Fil-German contender who is proudly representing Cagayan de Oro in the competition. Three questions, three answers. Here goes the video:
Through the courtesy of OPMB Worldwide’s Jory Rivera, I am posting below a short video of the 50 Official Candidates of Bb. Pilipinas 2013 right after they were named as such (with a single yellow rose to indicate their inclusion). See if you can find your favorites. You can also check on who’s really taller than who, or who registers telegenically.
This is just the start.
Watch out as these lovelies start their respective quests for the crown! 😉
2012 had been a very fulfilling year, not just for me but for the Philippine pageant world. With good news coming in one after another, it definitely gave me the push to do better and make sure that every single visit you make to my blog is worth the time and internet space. I hope that 2013 will give us more exciting developments – be it pageant-related or otherwise – all around.
Special mention goes to my friends and colleagues at OPMB Worldwide, my beloved pageant group that has been a constant ally since 2009 when I started blogging.
Extra special thanks to everyone who voted. It sounds cliché, but from the bottom of my heart, Maraming, Maraming Salamat! 😀
Check out the video below of the final rehearsals for Miss Universe 2012 taken by the OPMB Worldwide coverage team in Las Vegas. It shows the production number with Train, plus the Swimsuit and Evening Gown choreography segments. It’s going to be a real Christmas-sy pageant for a change. Enjoy!
Courtesy of Jory Rivera/OPMB Worldwide
Note: This is not the Technical Rehearsal which should happen hours before the actual telecast. So if the finals will start airing at around 8:00pm in Las Vegas, the final run-through should happen 5-6 hours earlier.
courtesy of Adam Man (Adam Mears)
Above is another video of the Miss Universe 2012 rehearsals as taken by OPMB Worldwide/Adam Mears. It shows parts of the mock evening gown competition, plus a portion of the final Q&A featuring our very own Miss Philippines Janine Tugonon.
What’s interesting here is the part where Janine was shown walking the ramp while supposedly wearing an evening gown. Look closely. Notice how she glides in a way where it appears her left hand is holding on to a long train or something. And if memory serves me right, the one she wore during the Preliminaries did not have anything behind or beside her to lift and sway in mid-air.
Could that mean that she will wear a different evening gown for the finals? Abangan! 😉
courtesy of Adam Man (Adam Mears) for OPMB Worldwide
These days are spent by the Miss Universe 2012 delegates rehearsing and rehearsing for the big day. Take a sneak peek into the ongoings in one. You will also see Miss Philippines Janine Tugonon in action here, with some side clips of Shamcey Supsup interviewing ladies for ‘On the Scene’. 🙂
Below is a bonus interview video of our Janine which took place inside Planet Hollywood…
courtesy of AbsoluteVideoPro
I know you’ve waited so long for this, dear readers. Here’s our very own Shamcey Supsup in her first ‘On the Scene’ webisode featuring the Miss Universe 2012 candidates during the National Costume Show. Enjoy!
Courtesy of OfficialMissUniverse
Right now, 2012 Miss Universe Philippines Janine Tugonon is way up in the skies at 35,000 feet, comfortably resting in her Business Class seat aboard Philippine Airlines PR106 that will bring her to the destination of her pageant dreams – Las Vegas.
What lies ahead of her 18-night stay on the Strip? Only God knows at this point. If the crown is meant for her or not, we shall only find out on the night of December 19 (9AM, December 20 Manila Time) when she will walk the stage of Miss Universe 2012 at Planet Hollywood to fulfill her mission: a back-to-back-to-back Top 5 placement for the Philippines, if not the title itself.
Norman’s Blog will keep you covered on the journey of Janine, together with local and US-based friends/colleagues from OPMB Worldwide. So just sit tight and enjoy the flight! 😉
Five days from now, Janine Tugonon will start spreading her wings on the Las Vegas strip as she banners the country’s participation in the year’s most highly-awaited beauty pageant, Miss Universe 2012.
Her Official Send-Off just wrapped up at the Gateway Cineplex. Everyone (well, almost) was in attendance. The presence of her Binibini ‘sisters’ brought more glamour to the occasion. And the excitement level was high. Hopes for Janine to duplicate, if not exceed, the respective Top 5 placements of both Venus Raj and Shamcey Supsup are well-regarded.
Here’s to wishing our Miss Universe Philippines the best in her upcoming journey! 😀
P.S. The secret’s out of the bag. Madame Stella Marquez de Araneta announced during the send-off that Miss Universe 2011 3rd Runner-Up Shamcey Supsup has been tapped by Miss Universe Organization to host all the online events and features of the pageant. What a great opportunity for her! 😉