So what has 2018 Miss Universe Philippines Catriona Gray been up to lately?
Here, you can read a very interesting Ms. Gray discussing life after becoming the Miss Universe Philippines and her preparations for the upcoming Miss Universe pageant.
A bit of snippet from the interview conducted by Celina Bonga.
Now with four months left until the big day, the 24-year-old is heavily involved in the creative process that happens behind all the glitz and glamour. We learned that the show stopping ear cuff she wore on the crowning night of Binibining Pilipinas was actually her idea. Like a true queen, she has taken full control of her pageant preparations from choosing the team she works with to personally designing her gowns. She explains, “I really wanted to be involved. I told my team, ‘I hope you don’t mind me pitching in my ideas.’ I’m not saying that I have the best taste in the world, but let me share my ideas. I was crazy hands-on about it. I even had PowerPoints!”
Despite not winning the title of Asia’s Next Top Model, first runner-up Monika Sta. Maria still keeps on getting gigs in and out of the country.
Just recently, she was featured in Zalora Fashion Magazine’s fashion editorial featuring summer’s most chimed trend, Summer Boho. And can I just say that she just looked amazing! I think she even looks better than when she was in the show.
She also did an interview for the online magazine. Here’s the excerpt of that interview:
During our exclusive Summer Boho editorial shoot with Monica, we found some time for a coffee and the skinny on what really happened in the house, and what life has been like since Asia’s Next Top Model.
Congratulations on getting to 1st runner up on Asia’s Next Top Model, how has life been since finishing the competition?
Thank you! It has been so overwhelming since the competition! I felt so much love and support from everyone who watched the series. I feel so happy and blessed!
You won four challenges and had a strong media following throughout, don’t you feel slightly cheated?
Of course I was sad because I was so so close to the title! But after the show, the support that I felt from the viewers really cheered me up, they boosted my confidence because whilst on the show I proved that I have got what it takes!
Check out the rest of the interview and Monika’s looks by clicking here.
Personally, my homegirl is my pick for the Top Model title but hey – a real top model is the one who could book jobs yeah? So here’s to Monika and her way to the top in and out of Asia!
Heya guys! So I’ve been meaning to post some stuff about this awesome artist I discovered online while – well, checking out stuff and all – and this particular artist just totally blew me away with his songs!!! His name’s Romeo Crow and according to his website – he’s a singer, writer and producer based in the Battersea area of London, spending my days either relaxing with my family or working on new songs and projects. [s]
So off to the music – I’m telling you guys! This guy’s pretty awesome! I loved the catchy melodies most especially but of course I’m not a music critic or anything so I’d have you listen to him instead and you can actually download 6 of his songs for absolutely fuckin’ free!!! yass! Romeo Crow’s EP of 6 songs includes Fat Freddy, Would You Hold It Against Me, Sharing Time, Still Loving You, Get Like This and my favorite Storm In The City.
Who’s excited for tonight’s final episode of Asia’s Next Top Model Cycle 3? Who are you rooting to win the top plum? Are you Team Aimee, Team Gani or Team Monika?
“At the spectacular season 3 finale runway, only one will become Asia’s Next Top Model. Will it be Monika from the Philippines? Gani from Indonesia? Or Aimee from Singapore?”
Check out this finale promo
So folks, don’t miss the finale tonight at 8:45 PM on StarWorld Asia.
The season started with 14 hopefuls and tonight we’re down to three lovely ladies all vying for the right to be Asia’s Next Top Model!
The three finalists all went to dinner with the panel – Georgina, Alex and Joey – and shared their future endeavors. Awee…
The girls will be having their final “Haute Couture” photoshoot at Fullerton Hotel Singapore.
A rep from Storm Model Management will also be present at the shoot and will be joining the final judging.
Monika’s overthinking the shoot – feeling all the pressure! OMG! C’mon girl!
Aimee’s totally killing the shoot! I loved that dress! And Alex was beaming all over the shoot! The photographer Jean-Baptiste Fort even mentioned that he would like to work with Aimee in the future…yay! Another hometown win??! ^^
Yikes! Is this Gani choking?
The final runway will be held at Chijmes Hall!! Yay!
Eliminated contestants were brought back… where’s Amanda??? Oh and there’s Jodilly and Sheena from the previous season.
Monika’s a natural in the runway. Gani looks short but amazing!
Aimee’s totally getting everything right – even closing the mock runway show! Hhmmm…
Panel time… who’s it gonna be?
Them judges loved Monika’s photo!!! The rep from Storm thought Monika can do anything! Yay!
The also loved Aimee!!! Her shot and her walk!!!! Am I smelling a win from her?
Gani’s shot was fantastic and it’s my personal favorite amongst the three! Panel said she’s a classic Asian model… prompting Perry to say that if Gani’s a bit taller – she could walk any runway worldwide.
The panel is now deliberating…
The Storm rep totally loves Aimee!!!! I think she’s winning this…
Panel said Monika want it the most but lacks x-factor. 😦 so not winning this but I hope I’m wrong.
Alex Perry’s harping on Gani’s height. Same issue all throughout the season. – could win this.
And the winner of Asia’s Next Top Model Cycle 3 is…
Just a quickie. I was checking out some posts on Facebook and came upon this amazing amateur video of Charice with her own rendition of Academy Award winning song Let It Go from the movie Frozen. I was like – O.My.Freakin.Gawd! That’s what you call proper vocal belting! Damn Girl!
Here’s (still) reigning Miss World Megan Young gracing the cover of Rogue Magazine’s December 2014 Entertainment Issue. Now, that’s Megan showing all kinds of sexy. Really, she’s the best Miss World ever! *wink*
Speaking of Miss World, current Miss World Philippines and now competing in London Valerie Weigmann also made the cover back in April 2011 as the magazine’s cover girl for their first sport’s issue.
Photographed by Paolo Pineda Styled by Liz Uy Art Direction by Vince Uy Makeup By Omar Ermita for Shu Uemura Hair by Jay Wee Nails by Arlene Santocaras of I Do Nails
Here’s GMA’s Primetime Queen and soon to be bride to Dingdong Dantes, the ever ethereal beauty of Marian Rivera gracing four covers of the December 2014 to January 2015 issue of Preview Magazine!
Photographed by Paolo Pineda / Styled by Liz Uy / Art Direction by Vince Uy / Makeup By Omar Ermita for Shu Uemura / Hair by Jay Wee / Nails by Arlene Santocaras of I Do Nails / Shoot Assistants: Maura Rodriguez and Yanna Lopez
Photographed by Paolo Pineda / Styled by Liz Uy / Art Direction by Vince Uy / Makeup By Omar Ermita for Shu Uemura / Hair by Jay Wee / Nails by Arlene Santocaras of I Do Nails /Shoot Assistants: Yanna Lopez and Maura Rodriguez
Photographed by Paolo Pineda / Styled by Liz Uy / Art Direction by Vince Uy / Makeup By Omar Ermita for Shu Uemura / Hair by Jay Wee / Nails by Arlene Santocaras of I Do Nails /Shoot Assistants: Maura Rodriguez and Yanna Lopez
The much awaited wedding of Marian and Dingdong is slated on December 30, 2014 at Immaculate Conception Cathedral in Cubao, Quezon City.
Miss World Philippines 2014 Valerie Weigmann left for London last November 20 to compete for this year’s edition of Miss World where fellow Filipina Megan Young is the current title holder. Valerie knows that there’s pressure for her to continue the winning streak of the country in the said pageant and it looks like she’s up for the challenge to make it a back-to-back win for the Philippines.
So here’s what she is up to so far in London – the host city this year and also the home base of the Miss World Organization.
Valerie during the MW arrival dinner with fellow delegates
Upon arrival… she’s looking mighty pretty here.
She’s roommate with Miss Germany Egzonita Ala – with Valerie being half-German, I’m sure they would really hit it off big time.
Here’s one of her #OOTD (Outfit Of The Day) post
Silk Floral Dress by Eric Delos Santos and Shoes by Jojo Bragais
Valerie’s DOTW Costume
And here’s Valerie’s costume for Dances Of The World segment of the pageant. I’m hoping she’d be chosen to perform during the said segment.
And here’s one of the gowns she’ll be wearing for the Formal Evening Gown competition (this maybe for Top Model segment or the World Fashion Designer segment they used to have)
Valerie’s Gown from Michael Cinco
Ooh, she just had her 25th birthday yesterday so Happy Birthday Val!!! Here’s to hoping that you’d win the crown again!!!
photos via Miss World Philippines FB Page / Michael Cinco / missworld.com