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?
Philippine National Costumes in Miss Universe
One of my favorites was worn by Zora Andam during MU2001.
While the National Costume Competition in Miss Universe does not win any major spot in the final honor roll, it strikes a nerve of unwavering nationalism in all of us. Aside from displaying an essential peg to our culture, the traditional outfit shows the color and personality of the Philippines’ 7,107 islands.
Now, since our National Costumes for the past decade (save for the Pitoy Moreno creation worn by Janine Tugonon last year) have been conceived, cut and sewn in Colombia, why don’t we try pitching in our creative suggestions for what Miss Universe Philippines 2013 Ara Arida will wear in this year’s edition? I know it could be a long shot, but you can never tell who will read this blog and share the ideas to those who have direct (or indirect) links to whoever will make the final design.
You have the option to share your ideas in the form of a reply. Otherwise, you can email (email@example.com) me a design (be it original or inspired) or photo inspiration which I will progressively upload in this post. 🙂
Let me start the ball rolling by sharing mine.
Photo credit: Tribal Art Asia
I’ll be waiting for yours! 😉
Ariella Arida: can she mix the right formula to make her presence felt in Binibini?
Profession-wise, our Bb. Pilipinas beauty queens have covered a lot. There’s an Architect (Shamcey Supsup), a Pharmacist (Janine Tugonon), Lawyers (Theresa Licaros and Zora Andam), a Registered Nurse (Isabella Manjon) and a Physical Therapist (Miriam Quiambao). How about a Chemist this time around? 23 year-old Ariella Arida is one. A B.S. Chemistry graduate of the University of the Philippines in Los Banos, she made sure that her degree is securely tuck under her belt first before venturing full-time into the world of tiaras and high heels. She initially joined Miss Philippines Earth earlier this year where she represented Alaminos, Laguna. But as is usual, crossing over to other national pageants is expected. And there’s a good possibility that she will also take her chances in Bb. Pilipinas 2013.
Let’s see if she has improved a lot from her MPE days in the weeks to come… 😉
Bb. Pilipinas 2011 Official Candidate Shamcey Supsup
5’ 7 1/4″
University of the Philippines -Diliman
special talent, hobbies –
Painting , reading books , drawing
interesting info –
Studied in Thailand for more than a year during elementary. Graduated Magna cum laude from UP College of Architecture.
Gone are the days when Lawyer/Beauty Queens Zora Andam and Teresa Licaros lorded it over the halls of Bb. Pilipinas. Theirs is an interesting blend of beauty and brains, but with a decidedly weightier emphasis on brains. As a result, the Miss Universe Organization failed to recognize the combination and settled for beauties with shining ‘X’ factors written all over (i.e., Riyo Mori and Denise Quinones). Now comes Shamcey Supsup with impeccable academic credentials, a beautiful face, shapely figure and the gift of gab. Can she surpass expectations and win the Bb. Pilipinas-Universe title? And more importantly if she indeed wins, will she able to exceed the performances of both Zora and Tere and prove to all and sundry that beauty and brains can really take it all the way? 😉