The ten (10) ladies above are my early favorites for Miss World Philippines 2015 (Photo credit: Jhosh Rodriguez)
MWP2014 Valerie Weigmann, MWP2011 Gwen Ruais and Ms. Cory Quirino graced the Press Presentation (Photo credit: Jhosh Rodriguez)
I made a second review of my impressions of the twenty-seven (27) Official Candidates of Miss World Philippines 2015. And I can now basically share a ranked list of ten early favorites.
Hillarie Danielle Parungao and Emma Mary Tiglao continue to lead the list. But in my opinion, their positions are not fail-safe because the next two ladies – Cassandra Naidas and Christelle Abello are closing in the gap quite fast. And Mia Howell is also starting to peak with her new styling and make-up. If the finals will be held today, these five should make up the magic quintet.
Still, I wouldn’t count the next five ladies out. Jeddahliz Maltezo and Mariah Nilo could be real spoilers. And one of them could potentially switch places with one of the first five in my list. And just to complete the number, I would add Casey Ann Austria, Vianca Louise Marcelo and Janelle Tee.
Truthfully, this year’s title could still be anybody’s game at this point, unlike in 2014 when Valerie was a shoo-in for the #1 spot as early as the screenings.
Let’s trail the ladies more closely now. 😉
The 27 Official Candidates of Miss World Philippines 2015
Ms. Cory Quirino and some of the candidates
At the Eclipse Lounge of Solaire Resort and Casino earlier in the day, the Twenty-seven (27) Official Candidates of Miss World Philippines 2015 were presented to the Press in their red identical two-piece swimsuits. Each one of them gave their best spotlight turns onstage to win the attention of the media and become early favorites for the competition.
This year’s contenders are:
1) Ma. Vanessa Wright
2) Jannie Loudette Alipo-on
3) Danica Macabangon
4) Sheila Mae Torino
5) Christelle Abello
6) Janelle Tee
7) Ma. Jackielyn Dulay
8) Kiara Giel Gregorio
9) Mona Mahmound Hammad
10) Teena Pagulayan
11) Alexie Marie Ibabao
12) Emma Mary Tiglao
13) Avonlea Paraiso
14) Marita Cassandra Naidas
15) Erika Mari de Castro
16) Erica Rose Bayani
17) Jessica Rose McEwen
18) Leitz Camyll Ang
19) Diana Pinto
20) Mariah Nilo
21) Mia Allyson Howell
22) Vianca Louise Marcelo
23) Janette Roanne Sturm
24) Jeddahliz Maltezo
25) Casey Anne Austria
26) Grapes Pacara
27) Hillarie Danielle Parungao
Here is a short video of their appearance onstage as a group. Watch now.
The Twenty-seven (27) Official Candidates of Miss World Philippines 2015 divided into four groups
My ten (10) early picks based on the Press Presentation and named according to their assigned numbers are: 5) Christelle Abello, 6) Janelle Tee, 7) Ma. Jackielyn Dulag, 12) Emma Tiglao, 13) Avonlea Paraiso, 14) Marita Cassandra Naidas, 21) Mia Allyson Howell, 22) Vianca Louise Marcelo, 24) Jeddahliz Maltezo and 27) Hillarie Danielle Parungao.
Let’s see if there are potential spoilers in the group. Top of my head right now are: 20) Mariah Nilo and 25) Casey Anne Austria.
Miss World Philippines 2015 will be crowned on October 18 at The Theater at Solaire to be telecast over GMA-7 on the same night.
Good luck in all your pre-pageant activities, ladies!
Miss World Philippines 2015 Official Candidate Vianca Louise Marcelo by Lito Caleon
There is a Bulakenya in the ongoing Miss World Philippines 2015, and she is an entry of Kagandahang Flores (KF). She is Vianca Louise Marcelo of Malolos, Bulacan, who you will remember as the Singkaban Festival Queen of Reyna ng Aliwan 2015.
Vianca belongs to Jaja Model Management where she was discovered for the beauty competition. A student of De La Salle-Saint Benilde, she is entering the pageant with high hopes that previous related experiences will hold her in good stead, aside from the polishing she got from the experts at KF.
Since Vianca and I come from the same province, my hope is that she does well in the same. Despite the stiff roster, she will give her personal best to do Bulacan proud.
Bring it on, Vianca Louise Marcelo! 🙂
Vianca Louise Marcelo as Singkaban Festival Queen of Reyna ng Aliwan 2015
Two familiar faces from KF who screened for Miss World Philippines 2015 yesterday
Mia Hernandez Howell and Emma Mary Tiglao. Both Bb. Pilipinas alumni and products of Kagandahang Flores. And both beauties screened for Miss World Philippines 2015 at Raven Boutique Club.
Since I have been featuring entries from Aces & Queens to this pageant the past few weeks, I deem it proper to share with you the ones being fielded by Rodgil Flores and his camp. Contrary to past rumors that they are not keen on sending any bets this year, their presence yesterday was proof positive that they still have a strong commitment for MWP.
Other KF ladies who screened yesterday were Vianca Louise Marcelo (who did Reyna ng Aliwan 2015), Princess Hyanizha Ramos and Kiara Giel Gregorio (a Mutya ng Pilipinas 2015 candidate from FilCommUK).
This afternoon, I will be at the Final Screenings to see the final composition for this year’s Official Candidates. 😉
Angelo Mendez (center) and eight of the KF girls who signed up for MWP2015 yesterday (Photo credit: Angelo Mendez)
During the recently-concluded Aliwan Fiesta 2015, three (3) Festival Costumes really stood out in my eyes when the Reyna ng Aliwan 2015 candidates paraded in their meticulously-executed celebratory attires for the big event. And it would make me very happy if I get to see one or all three being worn by our beauty queens during their respective international pageants.
My favorites were proudly presented by: 1) Reyna ng Aliwan 2015 Stephanie Joy Abellanida for the Halad Festival of Midsayap, North Cotabato, 2) Reyna ng Aliwan 2015 2nd Runner-Up Vianca Louise Marcelo for Singkaban Festival of Bulacan and 3) Reyna ng Aliwan 2nd Runner-Up Gazini Christiana Jordi Ewamer for Sinulog Festival of Cebu.
Don’t you just love them in the Edmund Chua images below? 🙂
Reyna ng Aliwan 2015 2nd Runner-Up Gazini Christiana Jordi Ewamer in her Sinulog Festival ensemble (Photo credit: Edmund Chua for Fabmanila.com)
Reyna ng Aliwan 2nd Runner-Up Vianca Louise Marcelo in her Singkaban Festival get-up (Photo credit: Edmund Chua for Fabmanila.com)
And the most practical but fashionable of them all for me was worn by Reyna ng Aliwan 2015 Stephanie Joy Abellanida for Halad Festival of Midsayap, North Cotabato (Photo credit: Edmund Chua for Fabmanila.com)
Winners all (L-R) Reyna ng Bulacan 2nd runner up Diane Abigail Santiago of Obando; Bodyshots Bulacan May Ann Singh of Bustos; Reyna ng Turismo Bulacan Wilma Balatbat of Marilao; Miss Philippines-Earth Bulacan Jesas Aniceto of City of Malolos; Bb. Bulacan 2014 Vianca Louise Marcelo of Bocaue; Miss Philippines–World Bulacan Rickie Mae Bernabe of Baliwag; Miss Grand International Bulacan Edenielle Rio Domingo of Hagonoy; Festival Queen of Bulacan Blessing Sison of City of Meycauayan; and First Runner up Dianne Punzal of Norzagaray. (Photo credit: Joselito Caleon for Fabmanilaph)
I’ve always been amused with the annual Reyna ng Bulacan Beauty Contest, and the way they assign specific national pageants to their top winners even if such are not strictly followed once their respective competitions start screening applicants.
Just look at the 2013 results where Vessica Sambo was picked for Bb. Pilipinas, Jeslyn Santos for Miss World Philippines and Sarah Jireh Asido for Mutya ng Pilipinas/Miss Tourism International. We know that all three of them – by way of The House of JDV – applied for and were accepted as Official Candidates of Bb. Pilipinas 2014. After that, two of them no longer bothered with their assignments anymore, just like Geisha de Leon who was originally earmarked for MPE2014 but was a no-show. It’s a good thing that Aira Inoue took to hers and still joined Bodyshots Philippines 2014 – her original regionally-sashed title.
Below are the seven crowned winners. Let’s if they will be pageant-specific for 2015 or if Bb. Pilipinas will be their only contest of choice.
Reyna ng Bulacan 2014 Winners (Photo credit: Joselito Caleon for Fabmanilaph)
Congratulations to all the Reyna ng Bulacan 2014 titleholders! 🙂