I have had the chance to know a good chunk of the 43 Miss Earth Philippines 2018 Official Candidates the past week and a half. I must say that I am impressed with a lot of them. This national pageant has really found a good niche, and it shows in the quality of advocacy and communication skills in majority of the participants. So in alphabetical order now, I am sharing with you my Top 16 running favorites among them:
Berjayneth Chee – Balingasag, Misamis Oriental
Marla Alforque – Cebu City
We’Am Ahmed – Davao City
Lea Macapagal – Dinalupihan, Bataan
Zahra Bianca Saldua – Las Piñas City
Joana Cristine Dalangin – Lipa City
Flordeliz Mabao – Mandaluyong City
Dianne April Pangilinan – Mariveles, Bataan
Theressa Anne Mariano – Fil-Queensland
Silvia Celeste Cortesi – Fil-Rome
Leandrea Camille Batingan – San Jose del Monte City
Jean Nicole de Jesus – San Rafael, Bulacan
Naomie Hannah White – Fil-Sydney
Gabrielle Camille Basiano – Tacloban City
Lovely Lamptey – Taguig City
Noelle Uy-Fuentes Tuazon – Tangalan, Aklan
The #EarthWarriors have a lot more deciding pre-pageant activities in the coming weeks so the list could still change. And once the finals night on May 19 approaches in the homestretch, I will be more confident in ranking them.
More about Miss Earth Philippines 2018 soon!
From the minute the plane landed in Laguindingan Airport, the entire Province of Misamis Oriental rolled out the red carpet to the visiting beauties of Miss Earth Philippines 2018 along with Miss Earth 2017 Karen Ibasco, Miss Earth Philippines Fire 2017 Ella Bautista and Carousel Productions’ VP Peachy Veneracion. Your blogger was given a special invitation to be part of the delegation and I must say that the Provincial Tourism Department of MisOr made sure that each activity was an exciting one, while actively promoting the tourism efforts started by its beloved and indefatigable Governor Yevgeny Vincente “Bambi” Emano.
After checkin at Appletree Resort and Hotel in Opol, a lovely dinner was hosted at the plush Ultrawinds Mountain Resort on the first night, then it was off to a morning radio guesting with the Governor for Lambo Misamis Oriental, a fashion show (featuring the Summer Collection of Designer Bea Bianca) and travel magazine launch at the Centrio Mall, Press Conference with the Misamis Oriental members of the media, speedboat rides to breathtaking Agutayan White Island, a trek to Sagpulon Falls, a peek into the Sailfin Lizard Farm in Jasaan, a promotional appearance at the Misamis Oriental Farmers Market and a Meet-and-Greet with all the Provincial Capitol heads and employees. To cap off everything, a sumptuous dinner buffet at Panagatan Restaurant was served before boarding a late flight out of Laguindingan last night.
Thank you once more to Governor Bambi Emano and Tourism Officer Atty. Jeffrey Saclot for the continuously warm hospitality given to everyone.
The fourteen Miss Earth Philippines 2018 delegates who were part of the visit are Theressa Martinez of Fil-Queensland, Naomie White of Fil-Sydney, Brazzirie Yanson of Fil-Vienna, Lea Macapagal of Dinalupihan Bataan, Jean de Jesus of San Rafael Bulacan, Joana Dalangin of Lipa City, Marjorie Vista of Malinao Albay, Analea Rabe of Sta. Cruz Marinduque, Zahra Saldua of Las Piñas City, Ronelie Pador of Kalibo Aklan, Ann Palmares of Passi City, We’Am Ahmed of Davao City, Berjayneth Chee of Balingasag MisOr and Joanna Krystel Cabrezos of Zamboanga City.
Photo credit: Glenn Palacio
The winners of the Sponsors’ Awards
Yesterday after lunch at the Ballroom of Diamond Hotel in Manila, Twenty three (two Fil-Aussies from Down Under failed to show up
) of the 25 Official Candidates of Slimmers World Miss Bikini Philippines 2017 were presented to members of the media in a launch that had them doing the preliminaries for Swimsuits, Creative Posing and Evening Gowns.
Everyone had their favorites as the managers of the different branches of the fitness center cheered for their representatives. And when five (5) winners of Sponsors’ Awards were announced, it’s as if the front-runners have been made known somehow. They are Natalie Lane, Stephanie Basilio, Jezza Mae Lim, Reyna Ruhen and Princess Bautista.
The 23 Official Candidates in their Sony Boy Mindo Swimsuits
But if I were to select my ten (10) favorites going into the finals this coming Friday at the Newport Performing Arts Theatre of Resorts World Manila, my choices would be the following (in random order):
Jezza Mae Lim
Let’s see who will reign victorious this Friday night, succeed last year’s Christine Opiaza and become the country’s representative to Top Model of the World 2017 to be held in Egypt later this year.