Last night’s National Costume Competition of Bb. Pilipinas 2019 was a showcase of the best in the Filipino Designers and their world-class artistry, especially in creating both traditional and richly-creative masterpieces for their #Binibinis.
The Top 10 finalists have already been announced. Allow me to share four (4) more personal favorites which could have also made it had there been more spots to fill. They are just as fabulous – or significant – as the qualifiers. The scores must have been close, I reckon.
1) Nicole Guerrero of #IlocosSur in Michael Barassi’s tribute to the Philippine carabao
2) Ilene de Vera of #MandaueCity in Malayka Yamas’ tribute to the famous Cebu guitars
3) Honey Grace Cartasano of #Rizal in Paolo Ballesteros’ tribute to the “Magsusuman” of Rizal Province
and for patriotic reasons,
4) Samantha Poblete of #Cavite in Emar Vida’s tribute to the heroism of the Filipino and the rich history of the Province of Cavite.
“Style is primarily a matter of instinct.” – Bill Blass
And the sultry style of #Masbate’s Hannah Arnold in the photo below is too hard to ignore.
She’s leveling up indeed.
Best of luck in the closed-door interviews today!
Photographer Red Keeler
Mua Mauri Estrada
Hair Misty Gabriel
Stylist Patrick Henry Mergano
Designer Paolo Ballesteros and Louis Pangilinan
#BbPilipinas2019 #BeyondBeauty #Edwardkeelerphotography #Styledbypatrickhenry #HannahBees #Masbate #OHannah #KoronaHANNAHyan #angitinadHANNAH
courtesy of Regal Entertainment
Paolo Ballesteros during the MMFF Parade
You can’t let this movie pass. Go watch it now!
The movie has also conquered India!
As of today, the movie “Die Beautiful
” is in a tight contest for the #1 spot in terms of box-office receipts in the ongoing Metro Manila Film Festival. But with the positive word-of-mouth and glowing praises about it, I wouldn’t be surprised if it will end up as the official top grosser in the annual filmfest. Despite the R-13 rating, people are coming in droves just to watch the Paolo Ballesteros flick. And you should, too. Besides, it has pageantry written all over, aside from the fact that Pia Wurtzbach photos of my coverage partner Joy Arguil were actually used in one scene.
There are so many quotable quotes to laugh or be sad/pensive about. And instead of me posting them, I will allow you – my dear readers – to reply with your favorite line from the Jun Robles Rana-directed film.
After “Die Beautiful” conquered Tokyo, Japan and Kerala, India with awards to be proud of, I’m pretty sure the MMFF Awards Night will award it with more.
courtesy of GMA News
Make sure you support the movie “Die Beautiful” during the MMFF!
Paolo Ballesteros and his different transformations (Photo credit :psr.ph)
From Paolo Ballesteros to Lucy Liu
If Paolo Ballesteros was a Binibini
in a previous (or future
) existence, would he have become the most talked-about Philippine beauty contestant ever? The guy does some pretty amazing handiwork with his transformations into popular celebrities that he found a unique niche in his otherwise middling showbiz career. And the time has definitely come for everyone to sit up and take notice of his efforts so far.
The guy is very talented in what he does. Watch the video below to find out how he usually goes about with his now wildly popular dramatic makeovers. 🙂
courtesy of inaudiblemelodies
Paolo has done Miss Jamaica Kaci Fennell now
Miss Jamaica Kaci Fennell
TV Host and Actor Paolo Ballesteros is not happy doing just Miss Universe Philippines 2014 MJ Lastimosa. He is now at it again with another delegate during the 63rd Miss Universe Pageant – 4th Runner-Up Kaci Fennell of Jamaica.
In my opinion, this transformation is definitely a lot closer to how he shifted faces to become MJ. From the hair to the lips, he most definitely nailed it. Now if only he can complete the look by wearing a similar gown worn by Kaci (left photo), then I would applaud him even more. 😉
Anyways, watch the latest latest interview of Miss Jamaica now.
courtesy of Onstage TV
TV host and actor Paolo Ballesteros transformed himself to Miss Philippines MJ Lastimosa
Paolo during his trip to London
And Paolo Ballesteros does it again!
The TV host and actor – who is now known for his skills in transforming his face into neat guises of popular celebrities by way of make-up – has taken the challenge of becoming Miss Universe Philippines 2014 MJ Lastimosa and how!
While some individuals would just smile or laugh at the effort, the guy takes the whole thing seriously. He has already done some of Hollywood’s big names and with commendable results. And to be a subject in one of his transformations should now be taken as a compliment.
Thumbs up, dear readers? 😉
courtesy of GMA Network
Miss World Philippines 2014 Valerie Clacio Weigmann
Very recently, Miss World Philippines 2014 Valerie Weigmann made a brief TV homecoming in “Eat Bulaga
“, the noontime variety show that considerably built her name among the masses. She actually reunited with Jose Manalo, Wally Bayola and Paolo Ballesteros in the ‘All for Juan, Juan for All’ segment where she finally confirmed that she will indeed be performing a magic act for her talent in the upcoming Miss World 2014.
While she doesn’t have any grand ambitions of displaying an act that will put David Blaine and DMC to shame, I am pretty certain that she will polish her performance to merit an applause from the judges and possibly an inclusion in the short-list of candidates who will get the spotlight in the Talent fast track finals.
Consider her magic act during Miss World Philippines 2014 as practice. She will prepare a new set of tricks for Miss World 2014 (Photo credit: Jesson Capuchino of Sash Factor)
This is the only part where I am still hoping for more excitement and precision in Valerie. And knowing her diligence, she must have already reserved a few days under the serious tutelage of a reputable magician to help perfect her new tricks. 😉