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An inspiring musical treat dedicated to all our brave frontline workers who are still passionately serving the country. We also wish this would bring hope and encouragement to everyone during these very difficult times.
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Courtesy of Tony Paat
The year was 1993. And it had one of the most intrigue-laden candidates’ screenings in the pageant’s history ever after everyone waited for then upcoming actress Sharmaine Ruffa Gutierrez until very late to show up and be counted as an aspirant for the year’s batch of Binibinis. She eventually did and became the hot favorite to win the Bb. Pilipinas Universe crown. However, the less popular but equally competitive Dindi Gallardo was not to be denied the chance to gun for the highest title as well. The two of them were like the two frontrunners by a mile. Everyone else had to be happy competing for the Bb. Pilipinas International or Tourism crown which eventually went to the late Sheela Mae Santarin and Jenette Fernando. This was also the edition when the Bb. Pilipinas Look of the Year title was handed out to Ana Maria Gonzales.
Top Model Philippines will be hosted by Anne Curtis
The older version of Philippines Next Top Model back in 2007 hosted by Ruffa Gutierrez
And since we are in the subject of Asia’s Next Top Model in the previous post, allow me to herald the big return of Top Model Philippines on local TV via ABS-CBN. While there was already a previous local adaptation back in 2007 (Philippines Next Top Model won by Grendel Alvarado) on the now defunct RPN-9 and a supposed second adaptation (but altogether cancelled before auditions) of Top Model Philippines on the ETC cable channel last 2012, this will be a totally fresh take on the reality model search that has made Tyra Banks a global name. Trust the network to inject its own innovations that might even surprise the original American host and creator of the same.
Audition dates and venues have yet to be finalized, but I will blog them as soon as all the details are provided. But one thing is for sure. Anne Curtis will be the host (actually, I would have preferred a taller lady like Bea Alonzo, but oh well…) and this should keep her away from doing all those sold-out concerts at the Araneta Coliseum in the meantime. 😉
Our Miss Universe three-peat ladies with Miss Universe 1973 Margie Moran.
Bb. Pilipinas 2013: the Golden Road to the Crown will air tomorrow night on ABS-CBN’s Sunday’s Best (after GGV). You need to watch the primer in order to get a better feel of the 50 candidates, as well as to positively confuse your minds even more on who to pick as winners. Watch the teaser below.
Courtesy of ABSCBNonline
Our two Miss Universe titleholders – Gloria Diaz and Margie Moran – together with Miss International 2005 Precious Lara Quigaman will join Janine Tugonon, Shamcey Supsup and Venus Raj (plus other past winners like Miriam Quiambao and Ruffa Gutierrez) in giving you an exciting preview of wonderful things to come in the April 14 finals.
Bb. Pilipinas-Universe 1994 and Miss Universe 1994 finalist Charlene Gonzalez
Miss International 2005 Precious Lara Quigaman
Bb. Pilipinas-Universe 1999 and Miss Universe 1999 1st Runner-Up Miriam Quiambao
Come April 10’s coronation night of Bb. Pilipinas 2011, three beautiful Filipinas – all of whom made their marks in their international pageant participations – will host the national finals. First of the troika is Bb. Pilipinas-Universe 1994 Charlene Gonzalez who represented us when the Philippines hosted Miss Universe 1994 (won by Sushmita Sen of India) and placed in the Top 6. And then there is Bb. Pilipinas-Universe 1999 Miriam Quiambao who almost made history when she landed 1st Runner-Up to Miss Universe 1999 Mpule Kwelagobe of Botswana in Trinidad & Tobago. Completing the list is the most victorious of Bb. Pilipinas winners in recent years, i.e., Miss International 2005 Precious Lara Quigaman, who has already made peace with BPCI Head Stella Marquez de Araneta after putting up a separate competition (Miss Turismo Pilipina) which produced only one winner (Sherilyn Sustiguer) and folded afterwards.
This early, many people are saying that this year’s edition will be the grandest of all – not only because ABS-CBN is the new home of Bb. Pilipinas but to further strengthen its hold as the premier beauty pageant of the country after losing the Miss World franchise which will hold a Miss World Philippines 2011 finals come August over at GMA-7 which, according to rumors, might be hosted by Miss World 1993 2nd Princess Ruffa Gutierrez.
Miss World 2010 Alexandria Mills
Next Tuesday, January 25, Miss World 2010 Alexandria Mills will set foot in the Philippines together with MWO (Miss World Organization) Head Julia Morley to attend the formal contract signing with Cory Quirino – the new Philippine franchise holder of the biggest global beauty pageant. It will be remembered that BPCI (Binibining Pilipinas Charities, Inc.) took charge of sending local representatives to the Miss World from 1992-2010 and can be credited for a number of respectable placements in the competition such as 2nd Princess in 1993 (Ruffa Gutierrez); Top 5 in 2003 (Mafae Yunon) & 2004 (Karla Bautista); Top 10 in 2002 (Kate Manalo) & 1994 (Cara Subijano); and Top 15 in 2005 (Carlene Aguilar).
I’m keeping my fingers crossed that Cory Quirino’s Fusion Excel group can eclipse BPCI’s performance and finally produce the Philippines’ first Miss World titleholder. 😉
1984 was the year that the original “Working Girls” movie was released. It became a box-office hit back then as well as an iconic piece of work from the late great Director Ishmael Bernal. The seven ladies who played the title roles were Hilda Koronel, Rio Locsin, Chanda Romero, Gina Pareno, Carmi Martin, Maria Isabel Lopez and Baby Delgado. I remember watching the movie twice in the cinema and enjoying it over and over again on TV. It was a fun chick flick that spawned a sequel that unfortunately flopped.
This year, exactly 26 years after, a remake of “Working Girls” is set for release this coming April 21. And boy, am I hyped for it. Director Jose Javier Reyes wants to pay homage to Ishmael Bernal via this movie and I really hope he lives up to expectations. Viva Films – which produced the original – is also behind the same together with GMA Films and Unitel Productions. The seven ladies in the cast are Ruffa Gutierrez, Eugene Domingo, Iza Calzado, Cristine Reyes, Jennylyn Mercado, Bianca King and Eula Valdez who take on new roles quite different from their predecessors in order to keep up with the times. I must admit, though, that some of them are likely patterned after the first. Take for example Eugene Domingo. She is obviously filling in the comedic part of Gina Pareno (who played an alajera and is now featured in the remake with her) but this time, the former is a seller of fake handbags. On the other hand, Jennylyn Mercado’s character reminds me of Rio Locsin’s role and surprise, they play mother-and-daughter in the movie. Anyways, two other original cast members are part of the new ensemble. Carmi Martin (who popularized the line “Sabel, this must be love!”) is back as a patient of Eula Valdes’ Vicki Belo-reminiscent part, while Maria Isabel Lopez is returning as an activist type who fights against malpractices in cosmetic surgery.
Here is the full trailer of the movie:
video courtesy of YouTube/PinayScandal2009
I’m sure this is going to be fun to watch.
Mark the date – April 21! 😉