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Athina Karla Chia assumes the Miss Philippines Fire 2013 Title!


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…


What is the perfect hairstyle for Kim?

I can’t say that Kimverlyn Suiza is my top choice for the crowns… At least not yet! I prefer the Miss Philippines Earth 2013 Kim than the Binibining Pilipinas 2014 version. My biggest issue with Kim this year is her hairstyle. Both the tight bun and the hair band she wore during the screening was just so wrong. My reaction was a bit different to fans who adored her with the tight bun hairstyle. I honestly think that it stretched her neck that it looked too long!


Photo Credits: Sash Factor

Just imagine how happy I was after seeing this photo of Kim. This is just a casual look for Kim but the relaxed hairstyling suited her perfectly! She should let her hair hang down and add some soft tussle which will do a lot of magic. What do you think?

If you are a fan of Kim, express your support and vote for her at our POLL!


Fun Moments with Miss Philippines Earth 2013 Queens

I love Miss Philippines Earth – both the pageant and its queens! I can give a gazillion of reason why I love the pageant and one of these reasons is the fact that its queens are hardworking queens. If the ladies are not in elementary schools sharing stories and tips to the students, they are most likely somewhere in country planting more trees or in a coastal community somewhere picking up garbage or probably attending a forum and giving out speech about the environment – Miss Philippines Earth queens are real-life busy bees.

So, it was surely a pleasure to me seeing the 2013 queens taking a fun and clean break from their tasks and bonded like sisters. Our 5 reigning queens - Angelee delos Reyes, Kimverlyn Suiza, Nancy Leonard, Alma Cabasal and Bernadette Aguirre – went to an amusement park and i’m sure that they had a blast:

Photo Credits: FB Page of Nancy Leonard

So happy to see their smiles :D

These four are making me miss my childhood!


I hope that their friendship will continue forever!

And Angelee, good job in maintaining that figure! Whew!


Miss World Philippines 2013 (11th Update): Another Screening Extension!

[UPDATED POST] Just a quick question for the Miss World Philippines 2013 organizer… Is it true that the screening was extended until Monday (July 29)? Today was supposedly the Final Screening! Allegedly, only a few of the candidates who applied went through the screening process. The extension will supposedly cater to provincial candidates! I’ll confirm with MWP Organizers later… I’ll keep you posted! Is this the Megan Young effect?!?

The organizers behind Miss World Philippines 2013 confirmed via SMS that there is another screening that will happen this Monday (July 29). This is after they announced before that the screening at Solaire yesterday was the Final Screening. They mentioned that they were still finalizing the details of this screening on the 29th.

My favorite beauty queen blogger – Ms. Joyce Burton – mentioned in her blog post HERE that the final screening next week will still be at Solaire. It seems that the reason behind this is that “several groups from the provinces asked for an extension to give their girls time to travel to Manila”. Check-out Ms. Joyce’s post and see some exclusive photos on the screening yesterday.

In my opinion, the organizers are waiting for more girls to show up. They only had a handful of girls during the July 21st and 23rd screening. If they will really be picky with the candidates, I don’t think they can come-up with 25 candidates like they had last year. This is despite the P1 million prize at stake. If this is true, I can think of two major reasons behind this: (1) The Megan Young effect – I know that the crown is still up for grabs but Megan is getting all the attention and all the hype from beauty pageant fans after her rumored “attempt” to join Bb. Pilipinas 2013. She is beautiful, sexy and is a crowd-favorite. The fact that she is a famous actress is only a bonus! Imagine the fact that she is the ONLY entry of Aces and Queens to the pageant which is highly unusual. Fans are used to seeing a couple of candidates from a certain camp. This is a very bold statement from Jonas Gaffud. (2) Another reason is the timing of the event. Miss World Philippines 2013 started its screening just this month after the success of Bb. Pilipinas Gold and Miss Philippines Earth 2013. That is close to 100 official candidates for both pageants. Then as the pageant was about to take off, Mutya ng Pilipinas 2013 started its pageant with around 30 applicants. This surely ate up the “supply” of  “qualified” beauty queens in the country.

I really hope that Ms. Cory Quirino and her team, learned a lot from this. I highly suggest moving the pageant to an earlier schedule. January or February next year will be good! The next queen will have enough time to train and prepare for her Beauty with a Purpose entry.  


Miss Philippines Earth 2013 – Opening Number

Video Credits: ILoveTalentShows of YouTube

I am not sure if I mentioned to you already, but I wasn’t able to watch the pageant last Sunday. My schedule on that day became crazy because of some unexpected visitors. Thus, I’ve been checking video sites online hoping for clips of the pageant to watch.Unfortunately, all videos online are just snippets and no one posted a full video yet.

In one of my scanning sessions earlier, I saw this video clip of the opening number of Miss Philippines Earth 2013. I got interested because days before the finale, it was announced that the opening production number would be something new – a first in any pageant. After seeing the clip, I got disappointed big time. Or that surprise was only for the arena audience? I don’t know! If I will base it on this clip, there was nothing new about it. It didn’t excite me at all. The only saving grace of this clip is the costume of the candidates -which I adore – and the lovely Karla Henry. Do let me know if i missed-out on something…

– Kattera –

Miss Philippines Earth 2013 Coronation Night in Photos

As we enjoy the success of Miss Philippines Earth 2013 and the well-deserved victory of Angelee delos Reyes, let me take you back to that magical evening through the official pictures released by Carousel Productions. The videos available online are still incomplete. I will post videos here once available.

Photo Credits:

Opening Number

The Hosts

The Reigning Queens

Some of the Judges

Swimsuit Competition

First 5 Semifinalists

Evening Gown Competition

Second 5 Semifinalists

Question and Answer

Crowning Moment

I would like to take this opportunity to thank and congratulate Ms. Cathy Untalan of Miss Earth Foundation and to the whole team of SM Food Group. Miss Philippines Earth 2013 was a great success and I am just happy that I became a part of it.

– Kattera –

Angelee Delos Reyes (Miss Philippines Earth 2013) in Bandila

In one of her first TV appearances as Miss Philippines Earth 2013, Angelee Delos Reyes faced the tough questions thrown to her by Boy Abunda in the Ikaw Na segment of ABS-CBN‘s late night news program - Bandila!

Video Credits: TheABSCBNNEWS of YouTube

I actually admire Angelee for surviving the interview. She managed to reply with “balanced” and “friendly” answers to questions that for me sounded a bit awkward. The question about what she has that Binibini winners don’t have was a question that I thought was off. Other ladies will surely fall into the trap by giving in statements that will probably result to unhealthy comparison of the two competing national pageants. The fact that Angelee gave a very politically “friendly” answer made me a fanatic! Good job…

– Kattera –

Miss Philippines Earth 2013 (18th Update): The Official Results

MPEPhoto Credits: Sash Factor (

Here is the official results of Miss Philippines Earth 2013:

Miss Philippines Earth 2013: Angelee delos Reyes
(Olongapo City)

Miss Philippines Air 2013: Kimverlyn Suiza
(Nagcarlan, Laguna)

Miss Philippines Water 2013: Nancy Leonard
(Zamboanga City)

Miss Philippines Fire 2013: Alma Cabasal
(Fil Comm of USA West Coast)

Miss Philippines Eco-Tourism 2013: Bernadette Aguirre
(Santa Maria, Bulacan


Kristel Suizo (Misamis Occidental)

Lullete Jane Ramilo (San Manuel, Isabela)

Jannie Loudette Alipo-on (Cabugao, Ilocos Sur)

Janine Asanion (San Marcelino, Zambales)

Athina Karla Chia (Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay)

Congratulations to Angelee and to the rest of the Top 10!

I am especially happy with the achievement of Alma and Nancy!

To learn more about our Miss Philippines Water 2013 – Nancy Leonard, click HERE!

To learn more about our Miss Philippines Fire 2013 – Alma Cabasal, click HERE!

– Kattera –

Kattera’s Fave List – Miss Philippines Earth 2013

I can’t contain my excitement to see the culmination of Miss Philippines Earth 2013. This year might not be the strongest batch in terms of beauty, I still think that the group has several stand-out ladies to boast! In fact, I had a hard time filling-in my Top 10 fave list. I also feel that the girls in my alternative list are strong enough to penetrate the top 10 anytime tonight. Basing on the “reports” that the judges will be asked to rate the ladies in this way – 60% to beauty, face, poise and figure & 40% to intelligence, personality and attitude – here are my favorite ladies for Miss Philippines Earth 2013:

Thanks a lot to for the pictures!

The Alternatives


Athina Karla Chia (Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay)

Caneille Faith Santos (Marilao, Bulacan)

Kristel Suizo (Misamis Occidental)

Sarah Jireh Asido (Quezon City)

Lucena Rose Magdadaro (Sogod, Cebu)

The Semi-finalists


Jannie Loudette Alipo-on (Cabugao, Ilocos Sur) – Jannie did well in the challenge score sheet. I hope that this caught the attention of the organizers because she is one of the most beautiful candidates this year. Her official website picture is nothing compare to her candid pictures. I observed that the lesser the make-up the more beautiful she is.

Alma Cabasal (Filipino Community in USA West Coast) – I am crazy with Alma’s personality. She is fun, outgoing and seems to be very wacky! Behind the loud personality that I love, Alma has the brains needed for a Miss Earth queen. She did well in my Zoom In interview!

Katherine Lagrimas (Iriga City) – Katherine is another challenge performer. She is one of the top scorer in the challenges and with that charming face, I doubt if she will be left out in the cold.

Charmaine Hernandez (Taguig City) – After Ferina left the competition, I realized that Charmaine was given the spotlight that she rightfully deserves. I can compare her beauty to Ferina – the pretty petite mestisa lady! She is seizing every opportunity by standing out in every activity, pictures and videos.

Ma. Eliza Zosa (Talisay City)  – I was hesitant in putting Eliza here! Yep, she is pretty in person and her skin is really flawless. What turned me off during the Cebu screening was the fact that she was nervous and it was affecting her walk and her facial expression. She is much improved though in her MPE activities. Hope she realize that she is one hell of a beautiful beauty queen so there is no reason to sweat!

The Filipina Earth Angels

Miss Philippines Eco-Tourism 2013 – Teffanie Llamada (Cebu City)


Teffanie is my personal favorite this year! She impressed me with her vivacious personality during the screening. She was funny, spontaneous and genuinely pleasant to everyone! She is also smart – she placed 1st during the environmental knowledge challenge – so she can ace the Q&A surely! She is a natural beauty and I wish her the best in tonight’s competition!

Miss Philippines Fire 2013 – Nancy Leonard (Zamboanga City)


Nancy is, for me, the face of Miss Philippines Earth 2013! She is beautiful and sexy. She gives off this Latina vibe without trying so hard! I just adore this lovely lady from the South!

Miss Philippines Water 2013 – Angelee delos Reyes (Olongapo City)


Angelee is the complete package. She has the best body in the competition and ruled the stage in their catwalk challenge. She is a pageant veteran with pageant experience in national and international competition. It won’t hurt seeing her with the crown.

Miss Philippines Air 2013 – Kimverlyn Suiza (Nagcarlan, Laguna)


If there is an award about Elegance, Kimverlyn will probably be winning it. She is very graceful and elegant in her pictures and videos. She is one of the fan favorites and Carousel is definitely seeing her potentials. She is not a bad choice for the crown because (1) she is facially beautiful with that swan-like neck that I wish I have (2) she stands-out in the crowd and (3) her grace and finesse. I just wish that she will be more cheerful and fun to look-out. There were moments in the competition when she seemed to be a bore.

Miss Philippines Earth 2013 – Aura Donna Garon (Mabalacat City)


Aura leads this year’s pack! She is a dynamo armed with great personality, smart thinking, regal stance and a very lovely face! She looked much improved compare to her previous Miss Philippines Earth stint. What made me jump on board is that among all the ladies, she is the only candidate with a concrete environmental platform – no bs, no rehearsed answer, just a plain solid well-devised plan. I believe that she will be a very effective Miss Philippines Earth Queen!

This is it….

I hope that you did enjoy my list!

All the best to all the candidates!

– Kattera –

Miss Philippines Earth 2013 – Readers’ Choice Award

After more than 12,000 votes, I am now ready to share with you the official results of our Miss Philippines Earth 2013 poll. Our winners are Top 5 residents for quiet some time already except for a candidate who showed up on top just a few days ago, stealing the position guarded by our “usual” 5th placer.

Here they are:

(Negros Oriental) Harriene Banaybanay – 53.05% of the total votes

(San Pablo City ) Darian Bajade – 38.83% of the total votes

(Bacolod City) Allysa Marie Villarico – 2.37% of the total votes

(Nagcarlan, Laguna) Kimverly Suiza – 1.30% of the total votes

(Mabalacat City) Aura Donna Garon – 0.72% of the total votes


I wish you all the best in tonight’s competition…

– Kattera –

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