Here are photos from yesterday’s Meet-and-Greet of Binibini Alexandra Faith Garcia with the pageant media at KF Camp.
Faith was at her happiest during the event. And she is more than ready to resume her journey towards a Bb. Pilipinas crown.
I wish her the best of luck. This beauty from Olongapo has paid her pageant dues for several years now. And it’s high time that she reaps the fruits of her patience and efforts.
Photo credits: Fab Philippines/JR Noses and Arvin Cabachete
It was a meet-and-greet I simply couldn’t say no to. For starters, having an event like this happens in Alabang (or the south of Metro Manila) very rarely. Since I reside in Parañaque, going to Molito Lifestyle Centre is a breeze. Secondly, I discovered my not-so-distant blood relations with the honoree. My paternal grandmother and her father are aunt and nephew, respectively. And for that matter, the very first Bb. Pilipinas – her aunt Myrna Panlilio – is also common in our thread.
Here are some photos and videos from the meet-and-greet with #Binibini1 Samantha Alexandra Panlilio of Cavite and invited members of the pageant media.
Below, she answers a few questions from your blogger:
Now, she talks about part of her advocacy as a potential Beauty Queen:
And will she be the next “Samantha” to be crowned Bb. Pilipinas?
Samantha Panlilio – in person – tends to give me an Elizabeth Clenci vibe to be honest. She has this cool aura about her. If she can channel more of this and up her ante even more, then I won’t be surprised if she finds herself on the shortlisted beeline for one of the crowns on April 17.
Good luck, Sam!
Here are departure photos of Bb. Pilipinas Grand International 2020 Samantha Bernardo at NAIA before boarding her Philippine Airlines flight that will leave for the Land of Smiles where she will join the other candidates vying for Miss Grand International.
She was seen at the airport by the KF Crown.Glory.Legacy team led by Rodgil Flores, as well as her loved ones.
Best of luck in the competition, Sam!
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Arrival photos of Miss Eco Teen 2020 Ro-An Tamondong at NAIA T3 earlier.
She was met at the VIP Lounge by Miss World Philippines Organization National Director Arnold Vegafria and Kagandahang Flores Camp’s Rodgil Flores.
Her official Press Conference will be tomorrow afternoon at Annabel’s in Quezon City.
Welcome back, Ro-an and Mabuhay ka!
I corresponded with a representative of The Miss Globe Beauty Pageant regarding their announcement that Rowena Lucero (or #Binibini2 Rowena Sasuluya, if you will) will represent the Philippines in The Miss Globe 2020 scheduled next month in Albania.
Here are the essential points:
1) BPCI informed The Miss Globe that they will not be able to send an official candidate due to the pandemic situation.
2) The Miss Globe – with the help of Rodgil Flores and Gio Flores of Kagandahang Flores – checked out potential ladies to fill in the representation. They selected #Binibini2 Rowee Lucero as the one who can meet the last-minute requirements needed. Let me reiterate this: BPCI had no hand in the choice.
3) BPCI will still keep the franchise of The Miss Globe for 2021.
Now for the question if Rowee can still compete in the postponed edition of Bb. Pilipinas, only BPCI can answer that.
I hope this clears everything up.
Sharing with you now the entire third episode of Pageantry Norms focusing on the unsung heroes of the backstage, or the individuals who prepare everything that we see onstage before an actual live show is presented before an audience or spectators.
My guests included KF’s Rodgil Flores who is also a Live Events Director who runs a tight ship in mounting big productions, NIB’s Nic Soriano who is a Hair and Makeup Professional who is now an official partner of Miss Universe Philippines, Celebrity Stylist Francis Chee who has worked with several showbiz personalities and beauty queens and Designer Bea Bianca who dresses up TV actors/actresses as well as local/national/international Beauty Queens.
Please watch the #3rdepisode of #PageantryNorms this coming Sunday, July 12 at 4pm where my guests will be the #UnsungHeroes of the Backstage and how they survived the long quarantine period:
Live Events Director Rodin Gilbert B.flores
Hair & Makeup Professional Nix Soriano
Celebrity Stylist Francis Chee and
International Fashion Designer Bea Bianca
And as a teaser for my #4thepisode on July 19, I will have four (4) of the Kings in Philippine Pageantry from four (4) different male competitions. This one will be titled “The Kings & I”:
Mr World 2012 1st Runner-Up Andrew Wolff
Mister Universal Ambassador 2018 George De Lumen
Misters of Filipinas and Man of the World 2019 4th Runner-Up JP Ocat
Ginoong Pilipinas 2019 for Mr Universe Tourism Erik Lennart Visser
All this and more on TPP TV via The Philippine Pageantry!
#Teaser for the 3rd episode of #PageantryNorms this coming Sunday, July 12, 4pm:
It’s high time we give the spotlight on the #UnsungHeroesOfTheBackstage and their stories of survival amidst the long quarantine period.
A Beauty Queen-maker who, unknown to some, is also a highly-regarded Director of Live Events and Head of a well-beloved Production Group;
A Hair and Makeup Professional who is just as gorgeous as the #PhenomenalWomen she beautifies;
A Celebrity Stylist who chooses, coordinates and accessorizes the outfits for some of our known actors/actresses in showbiz, as well as Beauty Queens;
And an International Fashion Designer who has made a mark in both TV and Pageantry by providing her creations to Beauty Queens here and abroad.
Join us in the active discussion on TPP TV via The Philippine Pageantry.
Looks like it’s going to be a busy weekend ahead for me with online panel discussions about pageantry and more.
This coming Saturday, May 23 at 4:00PM, get ready for the Quezon Pageant Powerhouse (QPP) Forum – a live online discussion where the first topic will aptly be:
“Embracing the New Normal in Pageantry”
Join me along with Miss Galaxy Philippines 2019 Ma Andrea Endicio and Bb. Niyogyugan 2019 Top 10 Finalist and Founder of ABYSS Gwyneth Abarquez. Ginoo at Binibining Candelaria Creative and Marketing Director Yam Arellano will host/moderate the exciting exchange of ideas.
Mark the date.
And on the day after – Sunday, May 24 at 2:00PM on the Facebook page of José Rizal University – another forum via Zoom cloud meetings will happen along with some esteemed personalities.
“The Promise of A Beauty Queen: Purpose. Substance. Inspiration.”
I will be sharing the spotlight with national beauty queens Emma Tiglao and Janelle Tee, the reigning Miss Mandaluyong Roni Meneses, Life Coach Ma Romina Gemini Brion Zabala, Q&A Coach Dr. Jace Chiong and Rodgil Flores of Kagandahang Flores.
Backgrounder: The societal disruptions due to COVID-19 can take a toll on mental health. Some are better equipped to cope than others and some need a little boost. We got you.
More than being a beauty queen is having the power to inspire others-the power to serve others and society.
Let us find out the PURPOSE DRIVEN endeavors in this heartfelt session.