It’s no secret by now that Miss Universe 2012 1st Runner-Up Janine Tugonon will be coming home to the Philippines. The last time she visited was back in 2018. And according to the IG account of Aces & Queens, she will be watching the finals of the national pageant in person. Well, it doesn’t take a genius to conclude that she will possibly be one of the judges because there are no spectators allowed in the event except for the candidates, the organization, the production team, the judges and perhaps, a small representation from the host city. So where does she classify among those groups?
Anyway, I would really love to see an all-Filipina lineup of phenomenal judges for the finals – namely, Venus Raj, Janine Tugonon, Ara Arida, Maxine Medina and Pia Wurtzbach as Chairman of the Board. And why don’t we include National Director Shamcey Supsup-Lee for good measure? It will even be a show of unity if Bianca Manalo, MJ Lastimosa and Rachel Peters are to be invited. But I guess that would be asking too much.
What do you think, dear readers?
Join Miss Universe Philippines 2017 Rachel Peters in #TourDaPhilippines:
“Tour Da Philippines is a little passion project that I’ve been working on over the last few weeks. The goal is to inspire more domestic travel and to really highlight the importance of supporting local now and when this is all over.”
Her first stop: Camarines Sur
Watch Episode 1 below to watch:
Katarina Rodriguez could be the poster girl of inked beauty queens in the Philippines
This is one question that will potentially separate the open-minded readers from those with double standards on the matter.
Personally, I don’t mind seeing tattoos on our beauty queens. It makes them more sexy, aside from having minds of their own in terms of how to freely express themselves – be it on any part of their body or outside.
How about you?
How do you feel about tats on beautiful ladies who aspire to be Official Candidates in our national pageants this 2020?
Inked ladies: Rachel Peters, Celeste Cortesi, Sandra Lemonon and Beatrice Luigi Gomez
Look who just got engaged…
Miss Universe Philippines 2017 Rachel Peters to long-time love-of-her-life Governor Migz Villafuerte!
I’m really very happy for the both of you!
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!