On the second episode of #PageantryNormsSeason2:
Join us on a virtual road trip that will start with the country’s Culinary Capital, then move to the Financial Center of the Philippines and finish in the birth province of our National Hero, Jose Rizal. And who better to keep us company than the phenomenal women of Miss Universe Philippines 2020 representing these places – Patricia Pineda Santos of Pampanga, Ivanna Kamil Pacis of Makati and Jo-Ann Dela Torre Flores of Laguna.
We will make this interactive episode worth your while this coming Sunday, 4pm on TPPTV via The Philippine Pageantry.
Sharing with you the Season 2 Premiere of Pageantry Norms with my first solo guest – Miss Universe Philippines 2020 candidate – Michele Gumabao of Quezon City.
The first four episodes for the second season of Pageantry Norms are all set as early as now.
But let’s focus on the #Season2Premiere of #PageantryNorms this coming Sunday, September 13, 4pm.
I must admit the challenge in doing this Vogue-inspired theme. But I trust Michele to pull through with flying colors.
Catch her on TPPTV via The Philippine Pageantry soon. And join in the interactive discussion.
Photo credit: Charvin Valdez Torne
Sharing with you now the Season 1 Finale of Pageantry Norms with my guests Ms Desiree Verdadero-Abesamis, Aya Abesamis and Mafae Yunon-Belasco.
The show will have a one-week break before returning with Season 2 on September 13.
Thank you so much, Gerry Diaz for including #PageantryNorms in your article on Philippine Star!
This is greatly appreciated. 😊
I never imagined the program will reach a full season, let alone five episodes for that matter.
And on the #Season1Finale of #PageantryNorms:
This is my #10thEpisode and a fitting season-ender with three lovely ladies representing two generations of Queens.
Bb. Pilipinas Universe 1984 and Miss Universe 1984 3rd Runner-Up Desiree Verdadero Abesamis;
Bb. Pilipinas World 2003 and Miss World 2003 Top 5 Finisher Mafae Yunon-Belasco;
Bb. Pilipinas Grand International 2019 Aya Abesamis
Catch them in an interactive discussion this coming Sunday at 4pm on TPP TV via The Philippine Pageantry.
Sharing with you the 9th episode of Pageantry Norms titled “From Pageantry to Showbiz” with my guests Maxine Medina, Ara Arida, Aya Fernandez, Alec Calderon and Argel Saycon.
#NextAttraction on #PageantryNorms:
“From Pageantry to Showbiz”
On the #9thEpisode of my Sunday show, the guests will be individuals who took the pageantry route as major stepping stones to getting more popularly known. And now, they have successfully crossed over to the wonderful world of show business:
1) Miss Universe Philippines 2013 and Miss Universe 2013 3rd Runner-Up turned TV Host/Actress Ara Arida
2) Miss Universe Philippines 2016 and 65th Miss Universe Top 6 turned TV actress Maxine Medina
3) Mutya ng Pilipinas Tourism International 2018 turned MYX VJ Aya Fernandez
4) Mr Grand Philippines and Mr Tourism Ambassador World 2018 turned Kapuso actor Alec Calderon
5) Mr Teen International PH 2017 turned PBB Housemate-turned-Kapamilya actor Argel Saycon
Join in the interactive discussion this coming Sunday, August 23, 4pm on TPP TV via The Philippine Pageantry.
Season 1 is nearing its finale. Time to plan something a little bit different for Season 2 which will start mid-September.
August 11 | #Actual Birthday Musings:
The last five months of my life (from March 11 to the present) have been completely uneventful to say the least. And quite literally at that. No live events or pageant activities to cover or report about. If that’s not enough, I have never ever deeply embraced staying-at-home till now that the global pandemic changed all our lives in a flash.
On the bright side, the digital platform has given me the opportunity to continue doing what I do best. The words “Zoom”, “Streamyard” and even “Kumu” used to be nowhere near the mainstream of my usual vocabulary as being important. It was also because of the long lockdown that #PageantryNorms was born, and why normannorman.com continues to exercise my mind with the daily challenge of coming up with blogs that (still) mercifully engage my discriminating readers who keep me on my feet. Content is the most stressful demand, especially with an online program I need to plan 2-3 weeks in advance. But am I complaining? Not at all.
My physical health remains on a “so-far-so-good” status, and having Mama as permanent lockdown companion continues to preserve my sanity. Our relationship, while not the most teleserye-heartwarming, is a unique blend of individual quirks that still mesh under the most trying circumstances.
So on this day, I have fully realized this quote:
“Life is like a camera.
Just focus on what’s important and capture the good times, develop from the negatives, and if things don’t work out, just take another shot.”
Indeed, the next click might just be the money shot…or another fail. But either way, I am ready to conquer it head-on. With face shield and mask to boot!
Photos taken by Lester Pilar
This was an episode mired with technical difficulties – more from my end because Globe chose the worst time to do all their repair and maintenance work this weekend which considerably slowed down my internet connection. Be that as it may, it did not prevent the panelists from engaging in a no-holds-barred free-wheeling discussion about Philippine Pageantry from the eyes of the pageant media.
My guests included Ameer Gamama of Missosology, Adam Genato of Sash Factor, Voltaire Tayag of Rappler, Tita Lavinia of Titas of Pageantry, Edge Tenoria of Pageanthology 101 and Tristan Francisco of my host site.
I may have spilled more beans that I should but please take everything in the spirit of fun. Besides, jokes are half-meant so a part of me is just being open and unapologetic about it.
Sharing with you the video of the 6th episode of Pageantry Norms with my guests Patrizia Garcia, Cindy Obeñita, Gabrielle Basiano and Honey Cartasano in a discussion about their Bb. Pilipinas Experience.
It was aired on TPP TV via The Philippine Pageantry.