This week, I decided to make a complete Top 15 for my hotpicks since I’ve evaluated all of the 40 girls and I’ve laboriously yet gladly watched their web interviews, videos and pictures over the week and I’ve to say that some of the girls really are stepping up their game! This could easily change though once I get the chance to see them in person more but for now, this is what I came up with.
HOT PICK 1: Yvethe Marie Santiago for Miss Universe Philippines
Yvethe has one miss in mind upon entering this competition and that is to win it all. But her mission is not just to win one of the crowns, it is to win the top plum which is the Miss Universe Philippines. Yvethe could easily do this. She’s got the goods and the only thing that’s getting on her way at this stage is if she will be favored by the judges and the organization (at this early on) come finals night or if she choke during the final question and answer which seemed to be an all-important factors basing on the recent queens wins!
SPOILER: Guidotti, De Leon, Lastimosa
HOT PICK 2: Kris Tiffany Janson for Bb.Pilipinas-International
After making my initial hot picks, I felt that I did something wrong by not considering this Cebuana beauty with one of the crowns. I was so wrong by not considering the pageant that clearly has a predictable prototype and that is the Miss International! They want their winners to either be doll-like or someone who exudes elegance. If they can’t get both, the winner must atleast have one. Luckily for Kris, she’s got both going on her.
SPOILER: Wurtzback, Nichole Manalo
HOT PICK 3: Mary Jean Lastimosa for Bb.Pilipinas – Supranational
Last year, the Miss Supranational organization crowned a “miniature” winner with the face of an angel and that is our very own Mutya Datul. I can’t see any reason why they won’t do the same if we send a beauty with such high caliber. MJ’s last try may just be the lucky break she’s been waiting for. She’s got the face and sheer confidence that makes a room go quiet upon entering it. That makes her much more superior than most of the girls.
SPOILER: Faeldonia, Mary Ainjely Manalo
HOT PICK 4: Nichole Manalo for Bb.Pilipinas – Tourism
With China hosting the pageant annually, I figured that we don’t have a very big chance of winning a crown. But that’s not saying that we shouldn’t send a good candidate. Based on their most recent winners, they want them tall and “meztisa” and I think Nichole Manalo might just fit the bill.
SPOILER: Laura Victoria Lehmann
5. Pia Wurtzbach
6. Bianca Guidotti
7. Angelique De Leon
8. Aiza Faeldonia
9. Ainjely Manalo
10. Ednornance Agustin
11. Parul Shah
12. Diana Arevalo
13. Kimverlyn Suiza
14. Laura Lehmann
15. Racquel Kabigting