Before we get flooded with more photos of the 69th Miss Universe candidates in Hollywood, Florida, here is one of the newly-uploaded photoshoots of Miss Universe Philippines 2020 Rabiya Mateo taken before she left the country last month.
Make Up: Joseph Madrid
Hair: Aryan Buccat
Gown: Rau Uson-Ablaza
Shoes: Jojo Bragais (Official shoes for Miss Universe 2020)
Stylist: Shandy Montecarlo Lim
Photo: Mark Caceres
Lightsman: Christian G. Buen
Location: @anchorpoint by @hughldridge
Special Thanks: Rabie Ian Biongcog Pogoy Michelle Joy Padayhag @shutter_modeltalentmanagement @aces_and_queens
Miss Grand Philippines Samantha Lo wore a Rau Uson-Ablaza evening gown (from Rau Atelier Weddings Custom) during the Preliminaries of Miss Grand International 2019.
Photo credits for the photos in this set:
Makeup by : Lei Ponce
Hair by : MJ Rone
ACCS by : Christopher E Munar
Styled by : Mikee Andrei
Shoes by : Jefferson Si
Photo by : Marasigan Gio
The Top 10 Bb. Pilipinas 2018 National Costumes are:
#Binibini20 Catriona Gray in Jearson Demavivas
#Binibini11 Aya Abesamis in Chico Estiva
#Binibini4 Ana Patricia Asturias in Dave Ocampo
#Binibini18 Rosantonette Mendoza in Rau Uson-Ablaza
#Binibini Michele Theresa Imperial Gumabao in Nat Manilag
#Binibini29 Samantha Avestruz in Nick Guarino
#Binibini30 Sarah Margarette Joson in Jay-r Gamboa Flores
#Binibini31 Jehza Huelar in Neil Patrick Jimlani
#Binibini33 Stephanie Joy G. Abellanida in Archie Castillo
#Binibini35 Sandra Lemonon in Edwin Uy
Here are their individual photos.
Since we’re done with Miss Universe, let us move to another part of the world where another one of our Queens is still competing. Bb. Pilipinas Supranational 2017 Chanel Olive Thomas must be feeling greater pressure now more than ever to deliver an excellent performance during the finals of Miss Supranational 2017 this coming December 1 in Krynica-Zdroj, Poland. She remains in the thick of the fight, while maintaining the genuinely warm and friendly persona with the other candidates.
Here are videos of the Swimsuit (where she slipped into a red two-piece number by Edwin Uy) and Evening Gown (wearing a Rau Uson-Ablaza creation) Preliminaries held at AquaCity Poprad and Horizont Resort respectively. Tell me your assessment of her presentation in each round.
courtesy of Miss Supranational
Keep on voting for Chanel in the popularity segment of the competition. You can do this by downloading Vodi on your smartphone/laptop.
There are 2 awards for online voting:
1. Miss Voda Fan Favourite – by downloading Voda app from the app store and using MISSSUPRA17 as referral code.
2. Miss Internet – by liking or loving Chanel’s official photo on Miss Supranational’s Facebook page.
Voting will end on December 1.
Winner of either will secure spot in Top25.
Please check Miss Supranational’s website and FB page for other details.
Angelica Alita’s look during the Mega Millennial Ball courtesy of Carissa Cielo Medved
When photos of Bb. Pilipinas 2016 1st Runner-Up Angelica Alita before and during the recently-concluded Mega Millennial Ball came out, I just had to stop and think of a blog entry dedicated to her. She is, quite simply, blooming in all aspects. Her face is always radiant whenever we see each other, just as her public appearances always elicit oohs and aahs from curious individuals who can’t help but gaze at her glowing presence.
And this leads me to the heart of this post – Angel’s planned 2nd foray into the nationals by way of Bb. Pilipinas 2018. She intentionally skipped the recent edition in order to fulfill all her responsibilities to BPCI and complete the 18-month contract before finally jockeying up for position in next year’s beauty derby. And the timing couldn’t be more perfect. She is ready to shine and finally own up a title lock, stock and barrel. The risks will always be there, but she has calculated her next moves to make sure that the future will be perfect. 😉
Angel wearing Rau Uson Ablaza during the Mega Millennial Ball
Watch out for this beauty in 2018!
I know that the forty (40) Designers who created the fabulous National Costumes for the Binibinis of Bb. Pilipinas 2017 toiled on their respective works so it is but fitting that we give credit to each one of them.
Let’s start with Binibinis 1-10 dressed up by Rau Uson-Ablaza, Mak Tumang, Joel Acebuche, Albert Figueras, Julius Ornum, Chico Estiva, Jonti Martinez, Bing Cristobal, ChristLee Marcelino and Erich Miñoza as officially photographed by Raymond Saldaña below.
Dane Felisse Marasigan in Rau Uson-Ablaza
Arienne Calingo in Mak Tumang
Maria Gail Tobes in Joel Acebuche
Jessica Ramirez in Albert Figueras
Joselle Mariano in Julius Ornum
Maria Benjieleen Nama in Chico Estiva
Jennyline Malpaya in Jonti Martinez
Leitz Camyll Ang in Bing Cristobal
Vanessa Saliba in ChristLee Marcelino
Jehza Huelar in Erich Miñoza