This beautiful Filipino-British lady was the one I hinted before as the former GMA Artist Center talent of GMA Network who screened for Miss World Philippines last February 3 at the Red Hotel. Stress on the word “former” because her talent management contract with GMA7 has already expired last year. She is doing this national pageant as an independent.
19 year-old Janelle Lewis took part in the latest edition of “Starstruck” – the GMA reality TV search for potential stars to be built up for their shows and teleseryes. She did not win that one, but was still signed up. Shortly after, she was able to appear in guest/supporting roles from time to time.
Except for the 5’9” Klea Pineda (who is now an afternoon teleserye headliner), I have always thought that taller girls have a harder time making it big in showbiz, owing to the fact that we have a dearth of tall actors (6’0 tall and above) to be paired with them. Janelle is 5’6” and her overall beauty and stance could be appreciated more in pageantry. Hence, the decision to screen for her first national tilt.
Let’s see what’s in store for Miss Lewis in MWP.
Janelle during the MWP screening
Jerelleen Rodriguez during the MWP screening
Here is another lady who screened for Miss World Philippines last February 4 at the Red Hotel. This time around, she did so as an independent aspirant. Having been a titleholder of the late John dela Vega’s Jewel of the Philippines pageant, she is pulling out all stops to make this potential return to the competition on her own merits. And honestly, she is exuding a more refreshing glow these days.
Jerelleen as Jewel of the Philippines for Miss United Continents 2017
Jerelleen Rodriguez already represented us in Miss United Continents in Ecuador back in 2019. And with rumors circling that Arnold Vegafria is keen on acquiring the Philippine franchise for the said beauty contest, just what are the chances of this UP Professor and Accountant doing a Christi McGarry (who represented us in Miss Intercontinental twice – first as a Mutya ng Pilipinas and then as a Bb. Pilipinas a few years after
)? I hope not. This lady is hopefully setting her sights on Miss Supranational.
Good luck in MWP, Jerelleen!
It no longer came as a surprise for your blogger when KF’s Ruffa Nava showed up for the Miss World Philippines screening last February 4 at the Red Hotel. And since you are all familiar with her stats and qualifications by now, there really is no need to dwell on those numbers and credentials anymore.
Age-wise, I reckon that this Ilongga is targeting the Miss Supranational Philippines crown. What’s more, her modelesque looks and stance could be a better fit for that competition. That is, if the organizers opt not to change their traditional tick boxes.
What I like about Ruffa is her attitude of determination. Bashers come and go, but the will to try is unstinting until she is no longer qualified to participate because of the ceiling age limit. And her down-to-earth personality will continue to help in the process.
Good luck in your return to MWP!
Ruffa during the screening