Recognizing the Beauty of Almost Everything…


Welcome to June lovies! We are about to enter the second half of the year which means that we are just a few months away from the official start of international pageant season :)

To start our month right, let us have a quick temp check on how Pia Wurtzbach is preparing for Miss Universe 2015. What I love about this interview is that, it managed to ask some of the questions that I want to ask Pia.

Check out Pia’s answers to the following questions:

How are you preparing for Miss Universe?

Do you feel any pressure?

Do you ask tips from the previous winners?

What’s your greatest fear in this journey?

What are you most excited about in competing in the international scene?

Are you intimidated?

Pia on her lovelife. Is there someone special?


Video Credits: Inside Showbiz of YouTube

Are you getting excited?!?

–Kattera–


Though I failed to cover Miss Philippines Earth 2015, I was able to follow some activities of the pageant. This, and the girls who impressed me the most, prompted me to issue a fave list for this edition. Here are the ladies who I think will impress the judges on Sunday.

Photo Credits: Miss Philippines Earth

Top 15

Manila City

Paranaque City

Pasig City

Baguio City

Cabanatuan City

San Antonio, Nueva Ecija

Villasis, Pangasinan

Lipa City

Pagsanjan, Laguna

Siniloan, Laguna

Badian, Cebu

Mandaue City

Iloilo City

Ormoc City

Davao City

Top 10

Manila City

Paranaque City

Cabanatuan City

San Antonio, Nueva Ecija

Villasis, Pangasinan

Pagsanjan, Laguna

Siniloan, Laguna

Badian, Cebu

Iloilo City

Ormoc City

Top 5

Eco Tourism: Iloilo City (Jona Sweett)

Fire: Badian Cebu (Aiko Rachelle Caraan)

Water: San Antonio, Nueva Ecija (Chanel Olive Thomas)

Air: City of Manila (Angelia Gabrena Ong)

Miss Philippines Earth 2015: Cabanatuan City (Diana Mackey)

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Best of luck ladies!

–Kattera–


My exercise routine got disrupted when I transferred to Iloilo last year. Now, I am trying to get back to jogging and yoga but putting those rubber shoes seems like an herculean task. Then I saw this video of Pia Wurtzbach in my timeline reminding me that I should get my arse off and start moving.


Video Credits: noypijokes of YouTube

This squat routine engages the core! Pia, for sure, is preparing for a swimsuit battle royale by making sure that those abs of hers are ready for Miss Universe 2015!

It is all HARD WORK ladies!

–Kattera–


Miss World 1994 – Aishwarya Rai – is in France right now, attending the Cannes Film Festival. Known as one of the most beautiful beauty queens ever, Aishwarya delivered the needed glamor required by a Cannes red carpet proving to us mere mortals that she is still a Goddess 21 years after she was crowned!

That face…

Those eyes…

GODDESS!

–Kattera–


Who will inherit Jamie Herrell‘s crown?

Who will represent the country at Miss Earth 2015 later this year?

One of these ladies will try to do just that…

Presenting the 41 official candidates of
Miss Philippines Earth 2015

Photo Credits: Miss Philippines Earth

National Capital Region

Makati City – Kimberly Anne Sarreal

Manila City – Angelia Gabrena Ong

Marikina City – Donna Libre

Muntinlupa City – Danica Ebrada

Paranaque City – Danica Cagas

Pasig City – Patrizia Garcia

Quezon City – Chezka Carandang

San Juan City – Darlene Hipolito

Flag bearer for this group for me is Angelia Ong of Manila City. She comes with a Binibining Pilipinas experience to rely on. Another stand-out for me is the fresh-faced Chezka Carandang of Quezon City.

North Luzon

Baguio City – Sofia Loren Deliu

Bamban, Tarlac – Alvie Shame Lacson

Cabanatuan City – Diana Mackey

Cainta, Rizal – Seika Santos

Dinalupihan, Bataan – Myle Alexis Reyes

Marilao, Bulacan – Stephany Gerona

Moncada, Tarlac – Meryl Joy Yandan

San Antonio, Nueva Ecija – Chanel Olive Thomas

Villasis, Pangasinan – Alyssa Ashley Calimlim

9 beauties from North and Central Luzon descended into the Metro. Of them, I feel that Sofia Deliu (Baguio City), Diana Mackey (Cabanatuan City) and Chanel Olive Thomas (San Antonio, Nueva Ecija) are the stand-outs. Sofia is gaining grounds with the hype of her being a member of the country’s police force.

South Luzon

Bula, Camarines Sur – Jhelie Habana

Guinobatan, Albay – Jian Cayla Salazar

Lipa City – Paris Adele Silva

Pagsanjan, Laguna – Joyce Ann Acelajado

San Pedro City – Mira Libiano

Santa Cruz, Laguna – Alyanna Cagandahan

Siniloan, Laguna – Carla Valderrama

The group from South Luzon is my favorite :) Represented by just 7 delegates, the ladies are proving that sometimes it is more than just the numbers. Alyanna Cagandahan (Santa Cruz, Laguna) and Carla Valderrama (Siniloan, Laguna) are flag bearers. Just in case both will fail to deliver, Jian Cayla Salazar (Guinobatan, Albay) and Paris Adele Silva of Lipa City will be the welcome reserves.

Visayas

Badian, Cebu – Aiko Rachelle Caraan

Bago City – Catherine Joy Marin

Calape, Bohol – Gayle Suzette Yu

Iloilo City – Jona Sweett

Lapu-Lapu City – Shanette Delalamon

Mandaue City – Mhon Theress Menaling

Medellin, Cebu – Kristille Mae Atinen

Ormoc City – Darlene Pepito

Sogod, Southern Leyte – Lhiben Louriza Basco

Visayas is well represented with 9 beautiful delegates. It came full force after last year’s Cebuana delegate won the national and international Miss Earth titles. The other delegates should not take the group for granted as Mhon Theress Menaling (Mandaue City) and Darlene Pepito (Ormoc City) are poised to slay some competition.

Mindanao

Cagayan de Oro City – Beatrice Alvarez

Davao City – Merry Cris Dela Cruz

Iligan City – Jocehl Cristoria

Ipil, Zamboanga-Sibugay – Maria Loraine Grengia

Kidapawan City – Dyan Oniola

Misamis Oriental – Mitsume Aguilar

Pagadian City – Parisada Galicinao

Zamboanga City – Jane Aguillon

8 candidates are in representing Mindanao. Sadly, all of them failed to excite me! If there are ladies who might just push for a placement, I will give it to Beatrice Alvarez of Cagayan de Oro City and Zamboanga City’s Jane Aguillon.

Don’t fret as of yet. This is just the beginning and I am sure that there will be more in store for us in the next few days!

Who’s your bet?!?

–Kattera–


I did not follow the activities of Binibining Pilipinas 2015 thus this list is more of personal choices rather than a prediction. Before I share with you my fave list, let me share the things that I am looking forward tonight:

1. I can’t wait to see my 2014 Binibining Pilipinas fave queens – Kris Janson and Mary Jean Lastimosa – in their farewell walk. These two made our country very proud. I wish them well with their future plans.

2. I look forward to the results to know who will reign supreme – will it be the repeaters (Wurtzbach, Sison, Hipolito and Ejercitado) or the Binibini freshies (Lubina, Colis, McGarry or Versoza).

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3. I am anxious to know which camp will bring home with the Miss Universe Philippines title. Just a brief background, Jonas Gaffud’s Aces & Queens had the title year after year since 2010 and his candidates placed in the Miss Universe Top 5 every single year. That streak was cut after the title went to Kagandahang Flores of Rodgil Flores last year but we ended in the Top 10 only. Will this be enough reason to bring back the title to Jonas’ camp?

Pretty exciting if you will ask me…

And before I reveal the list, here is the criteria for judging tonight as reported by TV Patrol. I consider this as a game changer!

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Here is my list of favorites:

Miss Universe Philippines: Janicel Lubina*
Bb. International: Christi Lynn McGarry
Bb. Supranational: Nancy Leonard
Bb. Intercontinental: Pia Wurtzbach
Bb. Tourism: Hannah Ruth Sison
1st RU: Ann Colis*
2nd RU: Teresita Sen Marquez

I want either Colis or Lubina for the MUP title. Whoever gets the title, I am hoping that the other one will be assigned a runner-up post for her to be eligible to join again next year.

Semifinalists
(Based on their Pins)

Toni Alyessa Hipolito
Kimverlyn Suiza
Kylie Versoza
Princess Joy Camu
Brenna Gamboa
Alaiza Flor Malinao
Rogelie Catacutan
Patricia Ejercitado

I am excited!!! Good luck ladies :)

***Kattera***


Gabriela Isler “ruled” the Universe for more than a year. She was the epitome of grace and sophistication as she toured the world for various activities of the Miss Universe Organization.

As she prepares to pass on her crown, I would like to take this opportunity to thank Gabriela for her hard work and for inspiring and touching the lives of millions of people worldwide.

She will forever me remembered by her Filipino fans for visiting the country last year to spearhead activities for the victims of Typhoon Yolanda and for gracing Bb. Pilipinas 2014.

Thank you very much Gabriela! I wish you success in all of your future endeavors.

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