Katarina Rodriguez first gained popularity as a contestant in the second season of Asia’s Next Top Model in 2014 where she finished third next to fellow Filipina contestants Jodilly Pendre and eventual winner Sheena Liam of Malaysia.
Fast forward to 2017, Katarina joined the Binibining Pilipinas – the premiere beauty pageant in the country and easily became one of the contenders for the top plum – the Miss Universe Philippines. She still emerged victorious but as our representative for Miss Intercontinental 2017.
At the Miss Intercontinental 2017 edition held earlier this year in Egypt, she was touted to easily pick up our first title from said pageant but the stars are not in our favor as she settled for a runner-up finish next to Veronica Salas of Mexico. There was a bit of an outrage but like the true queen she is, Katarina easily pacified her fans with a very heartfelt post about her experience in Egypt.
from Katarina’s Instagram
Earlier this week, the screening of the Miss World Philippines 2018 was held in Manila and unsurprisingly, Katarina showed up as she’s been hinting for months that she’s still open to joining other pageants this year. This feisty model is now embarking on her journey towards the Blue Crown but it won’t be an easy one as she has to beat 39 other candidates first in order to set foot in China this December for the 2018 Miss World pageant.
via Katja’s Twitter
What are Katarina’s chances in finally snagging the top title this year? I adore this girl! I loved her fighting spirit and her positive disposition kahit mukha daw siyang maldita. Hahaha! I loved how she could easily socialize with everyone and I think that’d be one of her advantages in the national pageant and if the stars will align in her favor – hopefully towards her road to bring back the blue crown to the country!
Good luck Katja! Get it!
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Tagged Asia's Next Top Model Cycle 2, Binibining Pilipinas 2017, Katarina Rodriguez, Katarina Rodriguez for Miss World Philippines 2018, Miss Intercontinental 2017, Miss World 2018, Miss World Philippines, Miss World Philippines 2018
Katarina Rodriguez is the last of the Binibining Pilipinas 2017 queens to compete internationally and the pressure is on for her to clinch the country’s first Miss Intercontinental title.
As we followed her social media updates, it looks like Katarina is having the time of her life in Egypt socializing with her competitors who are now obviously her friends! Rodriguez, a former Asia’s Next Top Model third placer was touted to be one of the frontrunners for the title and in a few hours, we’ll find out if she’s really destined to win the elusive Miss Intercontinental crown!
from Katarina’s Instagram
The pageant will start tomorrow January 25, 1AM Philippine Time. You can watch via
Miss Intercontinental Official Website http://www.missintercontinental.com/ or Their Official Facebook Miss Intercontinental
The remaining Binibining Pilipinas 2017 Queens who are about to compete in their respective international pageants were given their official send-off this afternoon at the Monet Ballroom of Novotel Manila-Araneta Center.
Miss Universe Philippines Rachel Peters is set to compete in Las Vegas on November 26 while Chanel Olive Thomas will be heading on the second of November in Poland. And finally but not definitely not the least, is Katarina Rodriguez who will be traveling to Colombo, Sri Lanka come December 21 in her quest to win the country’s first Miss Intercontinental title.
The said send-off was sort of a welcome party as well for Nelda Ibe who came in 2nd at the Miss Globe in Albania and Elizabeth Clenci who placed 2nd runner-up in Miss Grand International. Only Mariel de Leon is missing amongst the crowned Binibinis this year since she’s currently competing in Japan in the hopes of a back-to-back Miss International win!
Best of lucks girls!!! Mabuhay kayong lahat!
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Tagged Chanel Olive Thomas, Elizabeth Clenci, Katarina Rodriguez, Mariel De Leon, Miss Globe 2017, Miss Grand International 2017, Miss Intercontinental 2017, Miss International 2017, Miss Supranational 2017, Miss Universe 2017, Nelda Ibe, Rachel Peters
Here’s another glam shot of Miss Philippines – Katarina Rodriguez for the Miss Intercontinental 2017 on December 21 in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
photo from Miss Intercontinental Facebook page.
Uwian naba? May nanalo na ba?
One of my favorite queens this year is set to fly to Sri Lanka late next month for this year’s Miss Intercontinental beauty pageant. Rodriguez will be the last Binibining Pilipinas title holder this year to represent the country overseas. Here’s her uber-pretty photo on the pageant’s official website!
Watch out for more updates regarding Miss Intercontinental 2017 and other international pageants that I will try to feature as much as I can this fourth quarter of the year! #LabanPilipinas