Just like the near-excessive muddling up of topnotch candidates in this year’s Bb. Pilipinas, the number of beauty training camps has also increased to keep up the temperature of competition rising to boiling point levels. After Aces & Queens, Kagandahang Flores and Team JDV, here comes a fourth team wanting to lay its claim on fame and good reputation – and what an auspicious debut it could be looking at!
RL’s Angels. I’m not all too sure if this was coined by RL himself or by pageant-milling die-hards but the name should be changed if the fledgling group intends to make their appearance an annual thing. If you ask me, get rid of ‘Angels’ and just stick to R-L (which could stand for a number of meanings such as ‘Real Ladies’ or ‘Ravishing & Lovely’). But if I’m not mistaken, the man behind it all is a photographer named Ro-El Lacanienta.
If RL’s initial line-up is to be gauged, then he holds a lot of promise. His quartet of entries – Ria Rabajante, Bence Bianzon, Sofia Gloria Mustonem and Pauline Quintas – all made it to the OCs of 2013. That’s 4 out of 4, matching the stat percentage of A&Q with 13 out of 13. Not bad. Not bad at all. Of course, if we go by seniority, then there’s such a thing called ‘paying-one’s-dues-first’ before getting full accreditation to the club, so to speak.
So for now, I am doffing my hat to RL for an excellent first attempt in the big league of beauty camp business. But until he continues to produce outstanding ladies at least for the next two years just to veer away from being tagged as ‘flash-in-the-pan’, I would keep his status as ‘probationary’. Fair enough, right? 😉