Eight of the Philippines’ finest in Miss Universe during last night’s Tribute Concert. No wonder the country is the envy of every pageant-loving country in the Universe:
Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray
Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach
Miss Universe 2013 3rd Runner-Up Ara Arida
Miss Universe 2011 3rd Runner-Up Shamcey Supsup-Lee
Miss Universe 2010 4th Runner-Up Venus Raj
Miss Universe 2016 Top 6 Maxine Medina
Miss Universe 2017 Top 10 Rachel Peters and
Miss Universe 2014 Top 10 MJ Lastimosa
How I wish Miss Universe 2012 1st Runner-Up Janine Tugonon flew in from the US to join the eight others.
Four beauties for #ShadesOfBragais:
Miss Universe Philippines 2017 Rachel Peters | Miss Earth Philippines 2018 Celeste Cortesi | Miss Universe 2010 4th Runner-Up Venus Raj and Miss Supranational 2013 Mutya Johanna Datul
Watch the video below made by Jolo Luarca for the latest product of Jojo Bragais.
And for the BTS vlog of the ad campaign shoot, watch below:
Some of you might not know it, but Miss Universe Philippines 2017 Rachel Peters and Miss Universe Philippines 2018 Catriona Gray are good friends, and have actually gotten closer ever since the finals of Bb. Pilipinas 2018. They share a lot of common friends, Harley Tan most especially.
Watch the video below to hear Rachel’s thoughts about Catriona’s Miss Universe 2018 preparations.
I am simply tantalized and tongue-tied with Miss Universe Philippines 2017 Rachel Peters in this Dookie Ducay photograph.
What say you, dear readers?
Makeup by Anthea Bueno
Hair by Kiel Otilla
Styled by Bonita Penaranda
Miss Universe Philippines 2017 Rachel Peters is at her happiest when bonding with animals. She is – first and foremost – a dog lover. But when elephants start surrounding her, the happiness in her face is priceless!
Rach is on vacation in the Land of Smiles where her parents – Nigel and Annie – are based. This is an annual trip she looks forward to every single year.
During last Friday’s pre-judging and finals of Miss Kaogma 2018 at Villa del Rey in CWC and the Freedom Sports Complex in Pili, Camarines Sur, one candidate really wowed all the judges the minute she presented herself. She is only 17 years old, stands 5’8” and has Filipino-Indian ethnicity. Her name is Rheema Alfonso Adakkoden, the newly-crowned successor of Julia Gonowon and is also the recipient of the title of Miss Millenial Camarines Sur.
Truth be told, the strong front-runners – like former Binibinis Sigrid Grace Flores and Angelie Aubrey Asuncion – had to play catch-up with the dusky beauty from start to finish and had to settle with being named Miss Kaogma Tourism and 1st Runner-Up, respectively.
In a year or two from now, you will definitely see Rheema joining the national pageants. And with more training and polish, she will definitely be one of the new Darlings in pageantry in time.
Let me take this opportunity to thank Camsur Governor Migz Villafuerte and Miss Universe Philippines 2017 Rachel Peters for the invite and the super warm accommodation at CWC. Looking forward to the 2019 edition!
Tonight, one of the twenty (20) gorgeous candidates above will be crowned Miss Kaogma 2018 at the Freedom Sports Complex in a big finals production that will seek to find the successor of Julia Gonowon. Hosts Rachel Peters and Robi Domingo will lead us through the proceedings, together with special guest Ian Veneracion.
Your blogger will serve as one of the judges alongside distinguished personalities in the pageant and entertainment industry.
Who will the lucky girl be?
Find out soon!