Fil-Norwegian Thoreen Halvorsen is the Pride of Palawan in Bb. Pilipinas 2017
Thoreen at the Gateway Gallery
“I’m Thoreen D. Halvorsen, 24 years old and I am from the province of Palawan. I am half Norwegian and half Filipino. I was born and raised in a small island in Port Barton called San Vicente. It is a very beautiful place where you can find the longest beach in the country.
I joined Miss Philippines Earth back in 2012 and was crowned as Miss Philippines Fire. I wasn’t expecting to join a beauty pageant again after 5 years because I was just so busy with school, being a graduating student taking up Consular and Diplomatic affairs at De la Salle College of Saint Benilde. During my college days back in 2015, I was part of the National Model United Nations team for Europe and that experience trained me especially in public speaking.
Now I am so blessed to be part of Bb. Pilipinas and as a first timer, I am enjoying every moment of it and my co-Binibinis are equally amazing.”
Those are words coming straight from your Binibini 35 Thoreen Deniega Halvorsen. She may be 50% of Norwegian mix, but her outlook and upbringing are distinctly Filipino. Actually, you can only see small traces of Scandinavian roots in her overall features. Save for the name and surname, she is a true blue Palaweña.
courtesy of Beauty Pageant Updates
Thoreen wants to do better than her performance during MPE
Thoreen is a smart and outspoken lady who knows what she wants in life. She eventually dreams of becoming a Diplomat posted in an overseas assignment once she builds up her credentials as one. But for now, she is all about being a Binibini and hopefully getting one of the crowns which she can use as a platform to further her mid-term goals in life.
How is Binibini 35 figuring out in your assessment, dear readers? 🙂
(L-R) MP Eco Tourism Candice Ramos of Vigan, MP Water Samantha Purvor of San Juan City, MP Earth Stephany Stefanowitz of QC, MP Air Glennifer Perido of Tabuk City, and MP Fire Thoreen Halvorsen of Puerto Princesa (Photo credit: Melvin Sia/OPMB Worldwide)
Stephany reacts after being announced winner of Miss Philippines Earth 2012 (Photo credit: Melvin Sia/OPMB Worldwide)
Stephany Stefanowitz of Quezon City is the new Miss Philippines Earth. She bested 46 other lovelies on the way to earning the right to represent the country in Miss Earth 2012 to be held in Indonesia. The 5’8″ beauty broke the pattern of petite winners for the pageant after Psyche Resus and Athena Imperial in 2010 and 2011. The finals, held at the SM Mall of Asia Center Stage, was quite a successful event.
Together with her court of elements, Stephany has always been a favorite to win, alongside Miss Air Glennifer Perido of Tabuk City, Miss Water Samantha Purvor of San Juan City and Miss Eco-Tourism Candice Ramos of Vigan. The one surprise Top 5 placer was Thoreen Halvorsen of Puerto Princess who copped Miss Fire.
The other ladies who made it to the Top 10 are Glenna Christina Duch of Negros Oriental, Princess Manzon of SFO Cebu, Jaydielou Dilidili of Indang, Kathleen Subijano of Muntinlupa City and Roxanne Corluy of Fil-Belgium.
Congratulations, Stephany! 🙂
So we’re over and done with Bb. Pilipinas 2012. Let’s move now to Miss Philippines Earth 2012. After Carousel Productions held their Press Presentation right in the middle of all the BBP frenzy, I was never able to blog about that event anymore. Anyways, check out the following contenders…
(All images above are courtesy of the Miss Philippines Earth website)
Photographic proofs tell us that the Philippines does not run out of gorgeous Filipinas joining beauty pageants. Just consider the 50 Official Candidates (only 48 are shown updated above) of Miss Philippines Earth 2012. I’m actually near-impressed with the roster this year. In fact, if not for the middling heights of most and still-unpolished qualities of some, I would say that this batch can go head-to-head with either Bb. Pilipinas or Miss World Philippines on any given day. But then again, I might be going too far singing with my praises. Let’s just follow the ladies up until the coronation night on May 27 at the SM Mall of Asia Center Stage, to be aired on a slightly delayed telecast over at ABS-CBN.
At this point, I am liking Dianne Dreyfus of Bacolod City, Maricel Manson of Candon City, Glenna Christina Duch of Negros Oriental, Ina Dominica Guerrero of Daraga and Samantha Purvor of San Juan City.
Who are your types so far? 😉