If only her coronation as Miss International 2013 took place at least a month earlier, Bea Rose Santiago would have made it to PeopleAsia Magazine’s list of People of the Year and shared the cover photo with Miss World 2013 Megan Young. That would be a sure hit and the December 2013 issue will sell like the proverbial hotcakes.
Alas, the 14th Anniversary Special had to be prepared in advance and any last-minute additions might have already been in place long before December 17.
But surely, the publishers can have Bea Rose on the cover in their next ish. By that time, however, other magazines will have already gained a headstart on them. 😉
All in one frame: (L-R) Shamcey Supsup, 2011 Miss Universe 3rd Runner-Up; Gwendoline Ruais, 2011 Miss World 1st Runner-Up; Venus Raj, 2010 Miss Universe 4th Runner-Up.
It is not very often that you can see all three beauties in one picture, so when they recently attended the wedding of Selena Antonio (a mutual friend who joined Bb. Pilipinas 2010) together with their mentor Jonas Gaffud, cameras started flashing to get Shamcey Supsup, Gwendoline Ruais and Venus Raj in one click – something that People Asia Magazine was unable to do.
The Triumphant Three with the Beauty Queen-Maker Jonas Gaffud (3rd from left)
Both Shamcey and Gwnedoline are largely responsible for catapulting the Philippines to runner-up to Venezuela as ‘Country of the Year‘ (courtesy of Global Beauties) in terms of pageant performance in 2011. Can that feat be duplicated this year?
I hope! 😉
The Holiday issue of People Asia Magazine should be of particular interest to pageant fans out there. Aside from Manny Pacquiao, the crown jewels of Philippine participation in the 2011 international beauty competitions grace the cover. 2011 Miss Universe 3rd Runner-Up Shamcey Supsup and 2011 Miss World First Princess Gwendoline Ruais join Manny, albeit shot in two separate covers instead of the two ladies together in one frame. Blame it on the fact that they belong to different groups – Shamcey with Binibining Pilipinas Charities, Inc. and Gwendoline with Miss World Philippines/CQGQ Global Quest.
At any rate, Shamcey and Gwendoline still come from the same beauty camp – Aces & Queens – so don’t go thinking that they have a running feud or animosity. Let’s be happy that our ladies have brought honor to the country – keeping the Philippines within striking distance of being a sash factor in the global pageant arena.
Onwards to 2012 and, hopefully, an even better record for our next beauty queens!