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Miss World Philippines 2014 (4th Update): Is this Team Aces & Queens?


I have shared how excited I am for Miss World Philippines 2014. I have talked about the Aces & Queens and the pageant camp’s success in the said local pageant. I don’t have that much information on Kagandahang Flores candidates though but I will only expect the best from one of the biggest beaut pageant camps in the country :)

Just imagine how surprised I was after discovering this photo posted in my favorite Sash Factor. With Valerie Weigmann, Catriona Gray, Kimverlyn Suiza, Pia Wurtzbach and Cassandra Naidas all made up in one beautiful photo, I can’t help but ask if this will serve as Team Aces & Queens for Miss World Philippines 2014.

Photo Credits: Sash Factor

Photo Credits: Sash Factor

If this is indeed true then I must admit that the team would a hell of a pageant force though something that can still be matched by KF if it will field just the “perfect” candidates! Again, I am egzoyted…

–Kattera–

Miss World Philippines 2014 (3rd Update): Of Aces & Queens and Miss World Philippines


I can’t wait for Miss World Philippines 2014 to start :) In fact, I can’t stop talking about it! Today, I discover the successful “relationship” of the Miss World Philippines Organization and Aces & Queens. We all know that for the three years that Miss World Philippines is crowning a delegate for the Miss World pageant, they have crowned Aces & Queens delegates. Unless you lived under a rock for the past decade, then you are most likely aware that Aces & Queens is one of the biggest beauty pageant camp in the Philippines headed by Jonas Gaffud.

Photo Credits: AQ FB Page

Photo Credits: AQ FB Page

Gwendoline Ruais (Miss World 2011 1st Runner-up) and Queenierich Rehman (Miss World 2012 Semifinalist) were A & Q trainees when they competed in their respective national pageants. Reigning Miss World Megan Young was the lone A & Q delegate in the national pageant last year. It is an impressive 3/3 for the winning beauty camp :)

I already mentioned to you the possibility that Valerie Weigmann will be representing the camp this year. Now, as we look forward for the 2014 pageant, let me float more names :) This only proves that A & Q has a handful of ladies in their stable, ladies that they can field in any day for Miss World Philippines 2014.

The MWP Trend

I am not sure if I am seeing a trend on some random things but I must dare say that Gwen Ruais and Queenierich Rehman were Binibini semifinalists on the year before they joined their respective Miss World Philippines pageants. If we will base it on this trend then I must say that Mariel de Leon and Shan Apuad fit the bill. Mariel and Shan were both A & Q entries in Bb. Pilipinas 2013. Both failed to clinch a crown but was lucky to be in the semifinals.

One of Mariel's latest photo Photo Credits: Sash Factor

One of Mariel’s latest photo
Photo Credits: Sash Factor

Shan’s Official Portrait in BBP2013 Photo Credits: Binibining Pilipinas

The Hot Properties

Assuming that the trend I mentioned above is just a pigment of my imagination, Aces & Queens may also opt to field three of its hottest candidates. These three are fresh from their Binibining Pilipinas 2014 experience. All were expected to do well in the pageant but some really disappointing reasons failed to enter the winning group. Yes, I am talking about Kimverlyn Suiza, Diana Arevalo and Pia Wurtzbach. I am not so sure on the age requirement of Miss World Philippines but I hope that they will be qualified to join the pageant.

One of my BBP2014 frustrations.. Photo Credits: Sash Factor

One of my BBP2014 frustrations..
Photo Credits: Sash Factor

Diana has been loyal with Binibini and did not dare dip her toes in other national pageants. Despite the loyalty, a Binibini crown was still elusive. Will this be the perfect time for Diana to explore outside of Binibini?

Photo Credits: Bong Tan of Missosology

Photo Credits: Bong Tan of Missosology

Pia was one of the top bets for Binibining Pilipinas 2014 by beauty pageant fans. We had the biggest surprise of our lives when Pia was left out of the Top 7! After recovering from all the disappointment, fans were thrilled to see her in Eat Bulaga – the noontime show of GMA. Of course her appearance in the show made the headlines as (1) She was a Star Magic talent – the talent arm of ABS-CBN – the main TV network rival of GMA and (2) GMA is the media partner of Miss World Philippines. This just opens a lot of possibilities.

Pia in Eat Bulaga Photo Credits: Sash Factor

Pia in Eat Bulaga
Photo Credits: Sash Factor

I’ll most likely faint if these 5 will be official candidates of the pageant. I surely can’t wait.

Who do you want to see on the Miss World Philippines stage?

Me?!? I’ll go with Mariel de Leon & Kimverlyn Suiza

–Kattera–

Binibining Pilipinas 2014 – My Fave List


Binibining Pilipinas 2014 Coronation Night is here and it has never been this BIG! The stakes are ultimately higher as the pressure for an impressive repeat is on. This, after the Philippines enjoyed a string of successes in last year’s international beauty pageants.

BBPJAGPhoto Credits: JAG JEANS

40 beautiful ladies are now on a quest for one of the five crowns at stake. It wouldn’t be an easy task for these ladies as the playing field is extra competitive this year. It is actually anybody’s ball  game even up until this very second. And before these titles will be awarded, I will share to you 20 of my favorite candidates this year and the ladies who I think deserves to win the coveted crowns. Here is my fave list :)

20th: Binibini 27 – Hannah Ruth Sison

Hannah is back J She is out to prove that last year’s blunder was just a bump on her “road to greatness” and should never define her. I observed that she is much more relaxed this year. It is probably the confidence of being on a familiar terrain!

19th: Binibini 40 – Vessica Sambo

She is last (but definitely not the least) on the roster of the candidates but Vessica manages to close every segment on a very high note because of her impeccable performance J  Vessica is a pleasure to watch. Her megawatt smile will surely melt even the most isolated glaciers in Antarctica . The world is a much better place to live as long as we see Vessica’s smile.

18th: Binibini 28 – Carla Jenina Lizardo

Carla’s exclusion in the original list of official candidates was one of the biggest mysteries of this year’s pageant. You can’t just easily ignore a winner of another national pageant. Carla is strong and spot on with her stage performance :) I am happy to see her compete.

17th: Binibini 21 – Racquel Kabigting

Height is might! This proves true to Racquel who towers at 6 feet tall. You can’t help but notice her and the longer you stare at her, the more comfortable you become of her. This was the case during the Parade of Beauties. My stare will surely go back to this dusky Glamazon :)

16th: Binibini 7 – Aiza Faeldonia

Aiza is my sentimental favorite this year! I have been praying intently that she will end up with a crown tomorrow evening. Aiza looks very sexy and enchanting. Her eyes speaks mysteriously, the face enchanting and the body screams sexy!

15th: Binibini 30 – Joy Marie Gangan

I must admit that I am not a fan of Joy. I don’t find her face (let’s say) pleasing. But this lady has so much fire power that she can annihilate the competition. She has a to-die-for body and her presentation skills is superb. I heard that she comes off as someone who is down-to-earth and simple.

14th: Binibini 18 – Ellore Noelle Punzalan

I always love it when I am proven wrong :) Ellore’s semifinalist placement last year was the biggest disappointment for me. I felt that she robbed a lot of girls and felt that she didn’t deserve the placement. Then, she decided to join again this year. I felt insulted that she had the audacity to come back and participate. Little did I know that I will be eating everything that I said when I became a fan during the Parade of Beauties. Other than her ripped body, Ellore is very comfortable with herself and her abilities that she appears to be very confident. These and her reliable communication skills, I feel that she will still advance this year.

13th: Binibini 23 – Nichole Manalo

This is interesting! Nichole, the youngest of the Manalo sisters, is trying her Binibini luck this year. The pressure is on for her to bring home a title as her older sisters are Binibini titleholders. Will she be successful? I must say that it will not be an easy road ahead for Nichole as the roster of candidates is full of strong delegates. Nicole doesn’t need to rely on her connections though as this mestisa beauty shines on her own merit. Her flawless skin is what she can offer and her beauty appeals to a certain group of pageant fans. Nichole’s Binibini journey is one of those that I keenly observing :)

12th: Binibini 17 – Diana Arevalo

Third time is a charm for Diana. Her previous outings in 2009 and 2011 both resulted into a semifinalist landing.Will it be a crown for Diana this year? Such a big possibility I must say. She has one of the best faces in the competition and with her previous experiences on hand, Diana will not start from scratch :)

11th: Binibini 14 – Emma Mary Tiglao

Emma is one of my favorites this year! This Pampanga-native is one of the most consistent performers this year. Her catwalk is superb. Her transformation from Mutya ng Pilipinas to Binibining Pilipinas is impressive.

10th: Binibini 1 – Julian Aurine Flores

The arduous task of opening the show was entrusted to the charming lady from Manila. Ja looks really sweet in person. She has the ability to make you feel at ease with her presence. However, never try to underestimate her abilities as her firepower is intense. I am ready to be surprised by Ja tomorrow.

9th: Binibini 4 – Parul Shah

Parul…Parul…Parul… Still one of the most competitive candidate, Parul’s arsenal includes a fiery lovely pair of eyes, to-die-for body and a gorgeous face. Her beauty is one that can’t be easily ignored.

8th: Binibini 22 – Bianca Guidotti

Bianca was my original choice for the top plum! If you have seen my leader board for Binibining Pilipinas, you will know that Bianca was consistently on the top tier group. I was a bit underwhelmed when I saw her during the Press Conference. I was looking for the beauty queen glow and the hunger for a crown but I didn’t see it with Bianca. I would love love love to be proven wrong! I would love to see Bianca with a crown tomorrow. I would love to!

7th: Binibini 15th – Kimverlyn Suiza

My choice for the 2nd Runner-up position if Kim. Like Emma’s, Kim’s transformation from a silent contender in Miss Philippines Earth to an aggressive Binibini delegate is impressive.  Kim’s best asset is her swan-like neck and the sheer elegance we see every time she is on stage. Will these be enough to snatch a crown? Again, a big possibility!

6th: Binibini 9 – Joy Antonette Diaz

The fell in love with Joy the moment I heard her speak! This lady is witty and confident. Such a deadly combo that is favored by Binibini. I may not be a fan of her beauty but proper styling will do wonders.

Bb. Pilipinas Intercontinental: Binibini 11 – Laura Lehmann

Laura is another sentimental favorite this year :) I heard that she is down-to-earth, she is beautiful in person and is very smart. And I think the best way for Binibining Pilipinas to debut in Miss Intercontinental is  to send a well-rounded delegate with an impressive background like Laura!

Bb. Pilipinas Supranational: Binibini 25 – Mary Jean Lastimosa

Another three-peater is my favorite MJ! I am hopeful that she will end up with a crown this year as she is on her best form ever. She looks more relaxed, the styling is better and gone are days when her make-up freaks out her fans. I must say that transferring to a different camp was the best decision she made related to her beauty pageant career.

Bb. Pilipinas Tourism: Binibini 8 – Pia Wurtzbach

Pia started out weak this year. I thought that she lost her charm already. She slowly made her way to the top tier of every fan’s list of favorites. She was a busy runner-up and I heard only praises for her during her reign. I have a good  feeling that she will not go-home empty handed tomorrow.

Bb. Pilipinas International: Binibini 35 – Yvethe Marie Santiago

I was expecting to see this beautiful Bicolana in Miss World Philippines 2013. It was a blessing in disguise that Yvethe decided to pursue Binibini instead. She is one of the strongest delegate this year :) She has a very arresting beauty that demands everyone’s attention. You can’t just ignore her! The lovely face and a killer body combo was a winning formula in Miss International last year and fortunately Yvethe has both. Despite this, you can’t accuse her of being a copycat of anyone because Yvethe is beautifully unique :)

Miss Universe Philippines: Binibini 13 – Kris Tiffany Janson

Finally, after 4 years of speculation and wishful thinking, Kris Janson is gracing the Binibini stage. The wait is all worth it as Kris is on her winning form. Her beautiful face reminds me of every Goddess that graced the Miss Universe stage. She is often accused of having a somber and quiet demeanor but I consider her as a self-confident silent killer. She knows what she is doing and she knows that she is good at it. The MUP title is for her to loose! As a self-proclaimed “adopted Cebuano”, I can’t be “proud-er” to have her represent the city I love the most. VIVA Kris! VIVA Cebu!

I wish all the candidates the best of luck for tomorrow!

–Kattera–

Binibining Pilipinas 2014 (32nd Update): A Date with Paula Shugart?!?


The President of the Miss Universe Organization Paula Shugart – will be in the country to witness the crowning of Binibining Pilipinas 2014 winners :) This, for me, has a very big impact on the relationship between BPCI and Miss Universe Organization – a very big step towards the next Miss Universe crown for Philippines.

Paula Shugart
Photo Credits: Pageantry Magazine

As the President of MUO arrives in the country, beauty pageant forum are ripe with “unconfirmed reports” of the set of activities for Paula. One post was really interesting and I want to share it with you :) This post was about the list of candidates that are supposedly “invited to an exclusive dinner with Paula Shugart”. Good gawd but if this is really true, the impact is huge both for these ladies and for those who were not. Remember that in Miss Universe pageants, candidates who were invited for activities are the candidates who were considered as frontrunners and they ended up placing in the finals. Here is the “rumored list” of the girls who will have intimate moments with Paula:

Nichole Manalo

Kris Tiffany Janson

Yvethe Marie Santiago

Kimverlyn Suiza

Bianca Guidotti

Mary Jean Lastimosa

Diana Arevalo

Parul Shah

Emma Mary Tiglao

Hanna dela Guerra

Aiza Faeldonia

Vessica Sambo

Pia Wurtzbach

Joy Antonette Diaz

Racquel Kabigting

Mae Liezel Ramos

Ellore Noelle Punzalan

Mary Ainjely Manalo

I don’t know with you but majority of the candidates that I consider as my frontrunners are in this list. What do you think?

–Kattera–

Binibining Pilipinas 2014 (28th Update): My Favorite National Costume Presentation


We have seen the National Costume show of the Binibining Pilipinas 2014 candidates! Now, I will be sharing with you the ladies who impressed me both with the choice of national costume and their presentation. For the costume, I really want something that is traditionally Filipino with a modern touch. I also prefer costumes that are unique and attention-grabbing. For the presentation, I expected the ladies to present with class and sophistication. Here are my favorites in chronological order:

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Photo Credits: Binibining Pilipinas

Binibini 1 – Julian Aurine Flores

Binibini 4 – Parul Shah

Binibini 7 – Aiza Faeldonia

Binibini 13 – Kris Tiffany Janson

Binibini 15 – Kimverlyn Suiza

Binibini 18 – Ellore Noelle Punzalan

Binibini 24 – Ednornance Agustin

Binibini 27 – Hannah Ruth Sison

Binibini 28 – Carla Lizardo

Binibini 35 – Yvethe Marie Santiago

Binibini 38 – Janine Asanion

Binibini 39 – Ladylyn Riva

Do you have your list of favorites already?

–Kattera–

Athina Karla Chia assumes the Miss Philippines Fire 2013 Title!


Athina

Photo Credits: Miss Philippines Earth

The organizers behind Miss Philippines Earth 2013 confirmed that Athina Karla Chia (who represented Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay) is now the Miss Philippines Fire 2013 titleholder.

In the post through the official FB page of Miss Philippines Earth, it was announced that the elemental queens last year are moving a level up – Nancy Leonard will be assuming the Miss Philippines Air 2013 title while Alma Cabasal assumes the Miss Philippines Water 2013 title. Bernadette Aguirre retains her Miss Philippines Eco-Tourism 2013 title. No reason was specified in the said post but it seems that Kimverlyn Suiza is not connected with the pageant anymore. Kim was the Miss Philippines Air 2013 titleholder. She is technically still within her reign but we all know that is now competing in Binibining Pilipinas 2014.

I am wondering if Kimverlyn & Miss Philippines Earth parted ways peacefully…

–Kattera–

Binibining Pilipinas 2014 (27th Update): The National Costume Fashion Show


Last Thursday (March 6), the official candidates of Binibining Pilipinas 2014 treated the fans who trooped to Smart Araneta Coliseum to a National Costume fashion show full of attractive colors, unmatched energy and effortless grace. The candidates sashayed down the runway with costumes that they chose giving us not just their fashion taste and preferences but also their stage performance. Check-out the photos and videos from the national costume fashion show.

Photo Credits: Bb. Pilipinas FB Page

Click THIS to VOTE for your favorite Binibining Pilipinas 2014 candidate!

Binibini 1 – Julian Aurine Flores

Binibini 2 – Mary Ainjely Manalo

Binibini 3 – Joana Angelica Romero

Binibini 4 – Parul Shah

Binibini 5 – Hanna Mariz dela Guerra

Binibini 6 – Anabel Christine Tia

Binibini 7 – Aiza Faeldonia

Binibini 8 – Pia Wurtzbach

Binibini 9 – Joy Antonette Diaz

Binibini 10 – Shauna Indra Curran

Binibini 11 – Laura Lehman

Binibini 12 – Sarah Jireh Asido

Binibini 13 – Kris Tiffan Janson

Binibini 14 – Emma Mary Tiglao

Binibini 15 – Kimverlyn Suiza

Binibini 16 – Zahara Mae Soriano

Binibini 17 – Diana Arevalo

Binibini 18 – Ellore Noelle Punzalan

Binibini 19 – Mae Liezel Ramos

Binibini 20 – Kenneth Santiago

Binibini 21 – Racquel Kabigting

Binibini 22 – Bianca Guidotti

Binibini 23 – Nichole Manalo

Binibini 24 – Ednornance Agustin

Binibini 25 – Mary Jean “MJ” Lastimosa

Binibini 26 – Hannah Sheena Manuel

Binibini 27 – Hannah Ruth Sison

Binibini 28 – Carla Lizardo

Binibini 29 – Krischelle Halili

Binibini 30 – Joy Marie Gangan

Binibini 31 – Angelique de Leon

Binibini 32 – Jeslyn Santos

Binibini 33 – Gabrielle Erika Tilokani

Binibini 34 – Leonalyn dela Cruz

Binibini 35 – Yvethe Marie Santiago

Binibini 36 – Krystal Alonday

Binibini 37 – Vanessa Saliba

Binibini 38 – Janine Asanion

Binibini 39 – Ladylyn Riva

Binibini 40 – Vessica Sambo

They sure looked great on their costumes but they look much more stunning in motion :) Here are the videos from the event:

Video Credits: Ted Claudio of YouTube

Video Credits: Sash Factor of  YouTube

I have favorites already and will be sharing it with you real soon!

Happy Monday folks :)

–Kattera–

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