This is it, Iloilo!
Today, I will be flying to Asia’s City of Love to serve as one of the judges in tonight’s finals of Miss Iloilo Dinagyang 2018 at the University of San Agustin Gym. Along with Miss International 2013 Bea Rose Santiago, Miss Universe 2011 3rd Runner-Up Shamcey Supsup, 65th Miss Universe Top 6 Finalist Maxine Medina, Miss Universe 2017 Top 10 placer Rachel Peters, Asia’s Next Top Model winner Maureen Wroblewitz, Mister Universal Ambassador 2016 2nd Runner-Up Andrea Biondo and Catwalk King Sinon Loresca, we will select the best and the brightest among the thirteen (13) ladies vying for the crown.
The Miss Iloilo Dinagyang 2018 Candidates posing in front of the Official Residence, Richmond Hotel Iloilo
And tomorrow morning, I will be guesting on Bombo Radyo Iloilo to do a wrap-up of the results of the finals above as well as discuss about Bb. Pilipinas 2018.
Watch out for my report on the results of Miss Iloilo Dinagyang 2018. Viva Señor Sto. Niño!
Last night at the Grand Ballroom of Solaire Resort and Casino, the Miss Universe Charity Fashion Gala was held in cooperation with Frontrow Cares and Hope for Change Foundation. Our visiting Miss Universe titleholders Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters and Iris Mittenaere – along with our very own Pia Wurtzbach walked the runway for a good cause. Wearing creations by our top designers like Francis Libiran and Rajo Laurel, they were joined by the Miss Universe 2017 national winners who also displayed their taste and elegance in gowns made by the likes of Mark Bumgarner, Frederick Peralta, Edwin Uy, Val Taguba, Rocky Gathercole, Cherry Samuya Veric, Ofelia Simpao and more.
What added special glitter to the event was the presence of six of our Miss Universe Philippines winners – Bianca Manalo, Venus Raj, Shamcey Supsup, Ara Arida, MJ Lastimosa and Maxine Medina – who also participated in the fashion show and presented onstage in chronological order of their years in competition.
Six of our Miss Universe Philippines titleholders from Bianca Manalo to Maxine Medina
Here are some video clips from the show itself.
Hannah’s Beach Resort & Convention Center presents the Mutya ng Pilipinas 2017 Swimsuit Competition which will take place in the Crown Jewel of the North this coming July 22 at 8:00PM.
Be there when it happens as the candidates of this year’s search take centerstage in one of the contest’s most highly anticipated pre-pageant events.
Reigning titleholders Ganiel Krishnan and Jaya San Jose will be special guests, alongside beauty queens Catriona Gray and Shamcey Supsup-Lee plus surprise performers.
For inquiries and reservations, email Hannah’s – info@firstname.lastname@example.org- or visit their homepage http://www.hannahsbeachresort.com
This is another media coverage partnership between Sash Factor and normannorman.com.
During the contract signing between Hannah’s and Mutya ng Pilipinas
courtesy of Pageanthologist Network
Over this weekend, a special event was held at the Premium Suites Poolside Area of Hannah’s Beach Resort and Convention Center in Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte where candidates of Miss Philippines Earth 2017 were brought to the vacation paradise called “Crown Jewel of the North” where they competed to become Miss Earth Philippines Hannah’s 2017. What added more glitter to the whole activity was the presence of Miss Universe 2011 3rd Runner-Up Shamcey Supsup-Lee, Miss World Philippines 2016 Catriona Gray, Miss Philippines Earth 2016 Loren Mar Artajos (with two members of her elemental court – Tim Alsowyed and Charinna Barro) and the visiting group of eighty-seven (87) members of the Lower House headed by Cong. Rodolfo Fariñas on a continuing inspection of tourist sites in Northern Luzon.
The candidates competed in swimsuits and evening gowns before getting grilled in the Top 10 Q&A. In the end, Shane Tormes of Mandaluyong City edged out all the beauties to win the special title. She was joined by two (2) runners-up April Rose Alegre of Davao and Mikaela Mendez of Tanza, Cavite. Interestingly, the top finishers are all present and former Miss Hannah’s Ecotourism Philippines alumni (a fact that underscores the high quality of winners in the host venue’s annual pageant).
Congratulations to all the winners! Many thanks to Col. Ricardo Nolasco Jr and Ronald Dominguez of Hannah’s for continuing to trust normannorman.com in the judging and media coverage.
Is this the best year for Patch Magtanong to join?
I know that Patricia “Patch” Magtanong has been scouted by Aces & Queens long before she even became a PMAP (Professional Models Association of the Philippines
) model and UP Diliman Law student. Back then, she was this head-turning lass who still needed the polish and expertise of the beauty camp to level up her brimming potentials to become a national beauty queen. Could 2017 be the best year to field her in Bb. Pilipinas?
I’d say, why not? First-timers who win titles are not unusual with BPCI. And 22 year-old Patch – who stands 5’9″- could follow the trail of fellow ‘iskolars ng bayan‘ Shamcey Supsup-Lee and Zora Andam. What’s more, the combination of her PMAP-sanctioned modeling stints and the focused guidance of A&Q will help in bringing out the best in her presentation skills. Let’s not even add her good communication skills just yet because she can express her thoughts in both verbal and written equally well.
And quoting her nickname-sake Patch Adams: “Spread joy. Chase your wildest dreams.”
Will Patch become a Binibini for 2017?
Starting tonight at 7:30pm and every Sunday thereafter, the etc cable channel will start airing a new program titled “Journey to the Crown” | A Celebration of Beauty. Here’s a Press Release from the network:
“Journey to the Crown is a reality-documentary show that features one of our passions –beauty pageants. Right at the start of our consciousness, a beauty pageant always means the Miss Universe Crown–the holy grail of all pageants. It is deeply embedded in our culture, a much-anticipated event and a source of inspiration for Filipinas who dream of bringing pride to the country by taking home the crown.
This weekly program is hosted by 2010 Miss Universe 4th Runner-up Venus Raj and 2011 Miss Universe 3rd Runner-up Shamcey Supsup-Lee. Don’t miss out on watching this amazing show and join the conversation by using the #TheCrownonETC and #FeistierETC hashtags when you post about it on social media.
Jonas Gaffud, the prime mover who worked hard on the side of the Philippines to have The 65th Miss Universe Pageant held in the country early next year, is one of the show’s producers. He is encouraging everyone to check out the premiere episode.
Jonas Gaffud (middle) with Shamcey Supsup (left) and Venus Raj on the cover
This is something pageant fans should watch out for. Jonas Gaffud of Aces & Queens will be coming out with a book (to be released by ABS-CBN Publishing) which will feature everything about the successful beauty queens produced by the camp plus his personal insights on how he was able to conquer the World and the Universe during the last three years.
Now if only Miss World 2013 Megan Young is not a GMA-7 talent now, she would have made a worthy addition on the cover. Don’t you think, dear readers? 😉
BTS from the cover shoot