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Miss Universe Philippines 2017 Rachel Peters is Ready for Las Vegas!

Miss Universe Philippines 2017 Rachel Peters is all set to conquer the Universe as she donned a classy black ensemble during her airport send-off bound to Las Vegas, Nevada, USA where the 66th edition of the Miss Universe Pageant will be held.

Las Vegas is where our delegates seems to do well. Really well for that matter since this is where Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach won her crown,  where Janine Tugonon almost grabbed our third Miss Universe crown in 2012 and where Venus Raj started the renaissance for the Philippines in the international pageant arena.

And I’ve a good feeling that Rachel will bring her A-game and win that fourth crown for the Philippines! I’m fairly confident about it.

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Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach X Fadil Berisha

Just a little something to tickle you this Saturday, the 2015 Miss Universe Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach looking fierce on these shots by Miss Universe official photographer Fadil Berisha. Wow!

Pia with Crown

Kween P!

Pia Wurtzbach by Berisha

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That Awkward Moment When Miss Universe 2015 Host Announces The Wrong Winner!

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Did that just really happened on TV? Steve Harvey just made the biggest hosting blunder on worldwide television when he announces the wrong winner of the Miss Universe crown just moments ago proclaiming Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutiérrez as the new winner, only she’s not.  Miss Philippines Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach was beyond herself when Harvey proclaimed her the actual winner! Pia ended the 42-year Miss Universe drought of the Philippines and continued the Miss Universe placement of the country since 2010. (And what’s even more awkward is when Paulina had to take the crown, bouquet and the sash off Miss Colombia!!!)

Congratulations Pia!  That’s going to be way more awkward backstage I’m sure.

Miss Philippines Pia Wurtzbach reacts in disbelief!

Miss Philippines Pia Wurtzbach reacts in disbelief!

We’re so proud of you girl!

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Binibining Pilipinas 2015 Official Swimsuit Glam Shots Candidates 1-17!

I totally loved this year’s edition of Binibining Pilipinas official glam shot! This was like Miss Universe glam shot quality! I loved the flowery -summerish swimsuits by the candidates and most of them looks every inch of a beauty queen already! For this batch, my best glam shot goes to Brenna Cassandra Gamboa (#17) – I’m not just sure about the missing hands but overall, girl’s working it!

Samantha Balbin

Samantha Balbin

Jenny Feliz Gonzalez

Jenny Feliz Gonzalez

Ria Rabajante

Ria Rabajante

Renee Soraya Hassani

Renee Soraya Hassani

Cannielle Faith Santos

Cannielle Faith Santos

Toni Alyessa Hipolito

Toni Alyessa Hipolito

Enrica Roxiele Guieb

Enrica Roxiele Guieb

Kimverlyn Suiza

Kimverlyn Suiza

Maolin Yalung

Maolin Yalung

Pia Wurtzbach

Pia Wurtzbach

Janicel Lubina

Janicel Lubina

Kylie Verzosa

Kylie Verzosa

Mae Liezel Ramos

Mae Liezel Ramos

Princess Joy Camu

Princess Joy Camu

Paula Rich Bartolome

Paula Rich Bartolome

Marvi Ann De Lima

Marvi Ann De Lima

 Brenna Cassandra Gamboa

Brenna Cassandra Gamboa

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Photographed by: Raymond Saldaña

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Binibining Pilipinas 2015 – The Official Portraits!

The portraits of the final (hopefully) official candidates of this year’s Binibining Pilipinas pageant are now up via the pagean’t official website.

From here on, the girls will battle it out for the five crowns at stake in this year’s edition. Amongst the photos below, I’m keeping my eye on number 10, 11, 12, 19, 25, 28 and 34 – all perceived by pageant fans and pundits to be the front-runners from this batch.

1 Samantha BalbinCandidate No. 1
Name: Samantha Balbin
Age: 26 years old
From: Quezon City
Height: 5’5″
Vitals: 34 – 25½ – 34½

2  Jenny Feliz GonzalezCandidate No. 2
Name: Jenny Feliz Gonzalez
Age: 24 years old
From: Cainta, Rizal
Height: 5’6½”
Vitals: 32 – 23½ – 31

3 Ria RabajanteCandidate No. 3
Name: Ria Rabajante
Age: 25 years old
From: Pasig City
Height: 5’5½”
Vitals: 31½ – 24½ – 32

4 Renee Soraya R. HassaniCandidate No. 4
Name: Renee Soraya R. Hassani
Age: 23 years old
From: Cubao, Quezon City
Height: 5’5½”
Vitals: 30 – 23½ – 31

5 Cannielle Faith SantosCandidate No. 5
Name: Cannielle Faith Santos
Age: 25 years old
From: Marilao, Bulacan

6  Toni Alyessa HipolitoCandidate No. 6
Name: Toni Alyessa Hipolito
Age: 25 years old
From: Makati City
Height: 5’5½”
Vitals: 32½ – 27½ – 35

7 Enrica Roxiele GuiebCandidate No. 7
Name: Enrica Roxiele Guieb
Age: 23 years old
From: Angeles City, Pampanga
Height: 5’6½”
Vitals: 31½ – 24½ – 33

8 Kimverlyn SuizaCandidate No. 8
Name: Kimverlyn Suiza
Age: 26 yrs old
From: Marikina City
Height: 5’6¼”
Vitals: 32½ – 25 – 30½

9 Maolin YalungCandidate No. 9
Name: Maolin Yalung
Age: 20 years old
From: Mabalacat, Pampanga
Height: 5’6″

10 Pia Alonzo WurtzbachCandidate No. 10
Name: Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach
Age: 25 years old
From: Cagayan de Oro City
Height: 5’6½”
Vitals: 35 – 26½ – 33½

11 Janicel LubinaCandidate No. 11
Name: Janicel Lubina
Age: 19 years old
From: Palawan
Height: 5’7″
Vitals: 34 – 23½ – 33½

12 Kylie VerzosaCandidate No. 12
Name: Kylie Verzosa
Age: 23 years old
From: Baguio City
Height: 5’7″
Vitals: 32½ – 25½ – 32½

13 Mae Liezel RamosCandidate No. 13
Name: Mae Liezel Ramos
Age: 24 years old
From: Camarines Sur
Height: 5’7″
Vitals: 32½ – 26 – 33½

14 Princess Joy CamuCandidate No. 14
Name: Princess Joy Camu
Age: 20 years old
From: Albay
Height: 5’7½
Vitals: 32½ – 25 – 32
15 Paula Rich D. BartolomeCandidate No. 15
Name: Paula Rich D. Bartolome
Age: 24 years old
From: Laguna
Height: 5’7½ ”
Vitals: 31½ – 25 – 34

16 Marvi Ann Razon De LimaCandidate No. 16
Name: Marvi Ann Razon De Lima
Age: 24 years old
From: Iriga City
Height: 5’8″
Vitals: 32 – 25½ – 32
17 Brenna Cassandra S. GamboaCandidate No. 17
Name: Brenna Cassandra S. Gamboa
Age: 24 years old
From: Parañaque City
Height: 5’8½”
Vitals: 34½ – 26 – 34½

18 Crissa Marie MendiolaCandidate No. 18
Name: Crissa Marie Mendiola
Age: 19 years old
From: Bulacan
Height: 5’10”
Vitals: 32½ – 27 – 35

19Candidate No. 19
Name: Christi Lynn McGarry
Age: 24 years old
From: Nabua, Camarines Sur
Height: 5’9½”
Vitals: 34½ – 24½ – 32

20Candidate No. 20
Name: Tanya Angelina Nicole Hyde
Age: 23 years old
From: Masbate
Height: 5’8½”
Vitals: 32 – 24½ – 31½

21Candidate No. 21
Name: Alaiza Flor Malinao
Age: 21 years old
From: Davao Del Sur
Height: 5’8″
Vitals: 31½ – 24½ – 32½

22Candidate No. 22
Name: Anja Vanessa Peter
Age: 26 years old
From: Antipolo City
Height: 5’7¼”

23Candidate No. 23
Name: Justine Beatrice Dellosa Felizarta
Age: 20 years old
From: Davao del Sur
Height: 5’7″
Vitals: 33 – 24 – 31½

24Candidate No. 24
Name: Ann Lorraine Colis
Age: 22 years old
From: Mexico, Pampanga
Height: 5’7½”
Vitals: 32 – 26 – 32½

25Candidate No. 25
Name: Rogelie Catacutan
Age: 23 years old
From: Cebu City
Height: 5’7½”
Vitals: 32½ – 25 – 33½
26Candidate No. 26
Name: Anabel Christine Tia
Age: 26 years old
From: Ozamiz City, Misamis Occidental
Height: 5’7″
Vitals: 33 – 25 – 34

27Candidate No. 27
Name: Ina Dominica Guerrero
Age: 21 years old
From: Capalonga, Camarines Norte
Height: 5’6″
Vitals: 32 – 24½ – 32

28Candidate No. 28
Name: Hannah Ruth Lulu Sison
Age: 26 years old
From: Oas, Albay
Height: 5’6″
Vitals: 32½ – 24½ – 32½

29Candidate No. 29
Name: Nancy Lee Leonard
Age: 24 years old
From: Zamboanga City
Height: 5’6″
Vitals: 31½ – 24½ – 32

30Candidate No. 30
Name: Patricia Lae Ejercitado
Age: 26 years old
Height: 5’5½”
Vitals: 34 – 24½ – 33

31Candidate No. 31
Name: Mia Allyson Hernandez Howell
Age: 24 years old
From: Quezon City
Height: 5’5½”
Vitals: 34 – 27 – 35

32Candidate No. 32
Name: Danita Joan Ruazol
Age: 24 years old
From: Cavinti, Laguna
Height: 5’7″
Vitals: 32½ – 25 – 31

33Candidate No. 33
Name: Namarata Neesha Murjani
Age: 21 years old
From: Cebu City
Height: 5’5½”
Vitals: 33½ – 25½ – 33

34Candidate No. 34
Name: Teresita Ssen Marquez
Age: 22 years old
From: Paranaque City
Height: 5’5″
Vitals: 33 – 24½ – 31½

 

 

This batch is looking to be a fierce battle of charms and wits – so who do you think will make the cut this year at this early stage of the competition?

photos courtesy of bb.pilipinas

 

The Official Candidates of the Binibining Pilipinas 2015!

The Official Candidate Of the 2015 Bb.Pilipinas beauty pageant.

The Official Candidate Of the 2015 Bb.Pilipinas beauty pageant.

Thirty-four hopefuls made the roster of this year’s Binibining Pilipinas edition. With the screening process done only in three days, this maybe the speediest Binibining Pilipinas screening ever!


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Official Candidates with their official numbers:
1 SAMANTHA BALBIN
2 JENNY FELIZ GONZALEZ
3 RIA RABAJANTE
4 RENEE SORAYA R. HASSANI
5 CHRISTINE RAMOS BALAGUER
6 TONI ALYESSA HIPOLITO
7 ENRICA RONELE GUIEB
8 KIMVERLYN SUIZA
9 KIMBERLE MAE PENCHON
10 PIA WURTZBACH
11 JANICEL LUBINA
12 KYLIE VERZOSA
13 MAE LIEZEL J. RAMOS
14 PRINCESS JOY V. CAMU
15 PAULA RICH BARTOLOME
16 MARVI ANN RAZEN DE LIMA
17 BRENNA CASSANDRA S. GAMBOA
18 CRISSA MARIE G. MENDIOLA
19 CHRISTI MCGARRY
20 TANYA ANGELINA NICOLE HYDE
21 ALAIZA FLOR MALINAO
22 ANJA VANESSA PETER
23 JUSTINE FELIZARTA
24 ANN LORRAINE COLIS
25 ROGELIE A. CATACUTAN
26 ANABEL CHRISTINE TIA
27 INA DOMINICA GUERRERO
28 HANNAH RUTH LULU SISON
29 NANCY LEE LEONARD
30 PATRICIA EJERCITADO
31 MIA ALLYSON HERNANDEZ HOWELL
32 DANITA JOAN RUAZOL
33 NAMRATA NEESHA L. HURJANI
34 TERESITA SSEN MARQUEZ

Photo credit: Bruce Casanova
via Bb.Pilipinas FB Page

Let the battle begin!!!

Binibining Pilipinas 2015 Updates: Day 3 of Screening

Pia giving it a third go for a Binibinig Pilipinas crown.

Pia giving it a third go for a Binibinig Pilipinas crown.

Day three of the screening for this year’s Binibining Pilipinas pageant has been an interesting one. Fan favorite Pia Wurtzbach who caused quite a stir last year after going home crownless was spotted along with her fellow Aces & Queens sisters – Wynwyn Marquez (daughter of actors Joey Marquez and Alma Moreno) and model Kylie Verzosa who has been in the pageant fans wish-list to join for a couple of years now.

celeb daughter and GMA 7's Sunday-All Star mainstay Wynwyn Marquez came prepared!

celeb daughter and GMA 7’s Sunday-All Star mainstay Wynwyn Marquez came prepared!

Ria in white. She's chanelling Miriam Quimbao no less!

Ria in white. She’s chanelling Miriam Quimbao no less!

Binibining Pilipinas Gold and Miss World Philippines 2013 contestant Ria Rabajante will also be trying her luck in the pageant for the second time after failing to advance into the semis in 2013.

Here's Kylie Verzosa looking pretty at a shoot.  via themaneidea.tumblr.com

Here’s Kylie Verzosa looking pretty at a shoot.
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2015 is definitely looking like the battle of the repeaters! I wonder what will happen to the freshies? Who will reign supreme among them? Good luck girls!

Photos with Binibining Pilipinas logo by: Bruce Casanova

Binibining Pilipinas 2014 Specials: My Top 15 Final Hot Picks!

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Ainjely Manalo

Ainjely Manalo

15. The appeal of Ainjely reminds me so much of Nicole Marable and Imelda Schweighart (Binibining Pilipinas contestants in 2012 and 2013 respectively.) I’m saying this because like the two mentioned, Ainjely’s beauty is a fresh one that easily attract its audience. I just feel that she’s still too raw to win any of the crowns.

Diana Arevalo

Diana Arevalo

14. I’ve always been a big fan of Diana eversince her first Binibini stint and in 2011, I thought she should’ve placed higher. With her third time joining the pageant, I still find her extremely charming  and more beautiful. Something was missing though, her spark was nowhere to be found. It is with great sadness that I’ve to place her this low on my list but just the same, I’m still a fan.

Ladylyn Riva

Ladylyn Riva

13. From the very start of the competition up to this point, Ladylyn has shown a pretty consistent performance. She’s actually prettier than her 2011 stint and I now feel that she has matured – both physically and intellectually. Indeed, she’s got the goods but does she have the guts to take it to the next level? Methinks still not this time.

Vessica Sambo

Vessica Sambo

12. I always admire a girl who is proud of her roots and I think this trait is what is so charming about Vessica. I love that she’s feisty yet looks extremely feminine. This girl has a  big future ahead of her and I’m looking forward to see her competing more. She still has a lot to learn for a Binibini tilte but she’s getting there.

Parul Shah

Parul Shah

11. Parul Shah is such an unforgettable name. Had Parul not stumbled during her Q&A last year, she could’ve been one of the crowned golden Binibinis. Alas, she was “eradicated” from the contention and came back this year “more ready.” She is by any aspect a contended but for some reason, Parul somehow lost her charm and look likeable which I believe is far more important than a great answer to the Q&A.

Ednornance Agustin

Ednornance Agustin

10. With a unique name and a towering height, Ednornance isn’t just a mere model material. I feel that that given the right styling and personality development, she could easily annihilate any beauty competition. Not this time, though.

Racquel Kabigting

Racquel Kabigting

9. Racquel for me is a better version of Jennifer Barrientos. What’s more is that she’s way taller than our 2008 Miss Universe representative. This gives me hope for her that when she’s ready to take the national title, she could easily win the international crown – in time.

Angelique De Leon

Angelique De Leon

8. With a polarizing beauty much like Janine Tugonon, Angelique is set to pull some trick comes finals night. I’ve a feeling in my guts that she’d do well on the 30th. Disregarding that, Angelique for me is unquestionably beautiful!

Nichole Manalo

Nichole Manalo

7. The third Manalo sister pulling all the stops to win a crown isn’t that impossible a job. She’s tall, beautiful and smart enough to clinch a title. After impressing me during the primer, I placed her easily on my upper tier but considering the duration of the pageant, I just have to place her conveniently outside the crown contention. She may have her sisters to back her up and has very good potentials to win on her own merits, I still feel that she could only go this far, atleast for now.

Bianca Guidotti

Bianca Guidotti

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RUNNER UP NO MORE

Pia Wurtzbach

Pia Wurtzbach

Pia conveniently benefited from her Binibining Pilipinas training last year as the lone runner up from the golden edition. She seemed more ready and won’t settle for anything less this time. A stunning mestiza at its core, it is justifiable to award her the debuting title of Binibining Pilipinas Intercontinental.

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FROM HEAD TO TOE

Joy Diaz

Joy Diaz

Joy Diaz may very well be crowned the Binibining Pilipinas – Tourism Queen International for she possessed an impressive academic background that goes well with her international appeal. From head to toe – Joy can totally deliver when needed.

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BACK TO BACK SUPERIORITY

Yvethe Santiago

Yvethe Santiago

After Mutya Datul’s historic win last year as the first Filipina and first Asian Miss Supranational, I think it is only natural that we send another head turner that is as superior as that of Mutya. With that in mind, Yvethe Santiago (whom I picked  during my 1st and 2nd hot picks as my Miss Universe Philippines) became my final choice  not because I feel that she won’t do well in Miss Universe but because I feel that after Mutya, we shouldn’t easily let go of the Miss Supra crown if we could easily get hold of it again. A back to back win would be an easy job for Yvethe, no doubt.

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BEAUTY WITHOUT BOUNDARIES

Kris Tiffany Janson

Kris Tiffany Janson

It’s very easy to say that Kris Janson is the Miss International prototype that we’ve had in years from our delegates. This maybe true but keeping that aside, Janson without question maybe the most conventionally beautiful contestant this year. A superior beauty that you cannot fault in any way. If Bea won the hearts of Tokyo with her speech and elegance, Kris can wow them with her sheer beauty and cultured eloquence.

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THE BRIGHTEST STAR IN THE UNIVERSE

Mary Jean Lastimosa

Mary Jean Lastimosa

Mary Jean Lastimosa or MJ as she was fondly called never ceases to amaze her fans with her tireless smile in every event of this year’s edition. This is MJ’s third try to win a crown and her perseverance is more impressive than any other repeaters this year. MJ has more competition, no doubt, to win the most coveted crown but I feel that she’s up there and would never let go of what she’s holding on right now without clinching that title. MJ clearly did not diminish as a front runner and she’s bound to finish her last hurrah for the crown, all smile because she knows that after all the heartbreaks and disappointments, she’d still end up successful. After all, she’s still the brightest star in the universe.

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Binibining Pilipinas 2014 Specials: My Top 15 Third Hot Picks!

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With the coronation night fast approaching, the girls are also stepping it up big time for the big day! So without further ado, let me present to you my third hot picks for this season of Binibining Pilipinas!

(L-R) Yvethe Santiago, Kris Janson, Mary Jean Lastimosa and Pia Wurtzbach

(L-R) Yvethe Santiago, Kris Janson, Mary Jean Lastimosa and Pia Wurtzbach

 1-4Yvethe’s is this year’s Miss Consistency. Delivering an enduring power of beauty, grace and charisma isn’t such an easy task with 39 other girls vying for the most coveted crown. At this stage of the competition, the Miss Universe Philippines crown is yours to lose girl.

A two feat Miss International crowning isn’t far behind if Kris will eventually be crowned Binibining Pilipinas International. She could also easily snatch the Universe crown if she play her cards well. Would it be this one or highest honor? For now, I placed her second.

A frontrunner, an expert and a stage diva. That’s what we need for an attempt to place well come Miss Supranational 2014. MJ has those qualities and she’s polished to even grab the most coveted title, for now though, I’ve a feeling that Binibining Pilipinas Supranational’s the deserved title for her.

I personally consider Binibining Pilipinas Tourism the least prestigious but a title is still a title. This however belongs to a girl whom I feel can do wonders in China. Pia Wurtzbach, the lone runner up from last year is the best for this title for now.

(L-R: 5. Angelique De Leon, 6. Ednornance Agustin, 7. Bianca Guidotti, 8. Kimverlyn Suiza, 9. Diana Arevalo)

(L-R: 5. Angelique De Leon, 6. Ednornance Agustin, 7. Bianca Guidotti, 8. Kimverlyn Suiza, 9. Diana Arevalo)

(L-R: 10. Vessica Sambo, 11. Racquel Kabigting, 12. Parul Shah)

(L-R: 10. Vessica Sambo, 11. Racquel Kabigting, 12. Parul Shah)

(L-R: 13. Laura Lehman, 14. Nichole Manalo, 15. Aiza Faeldonia)

(L-R: 13. Laura Lehman, 14. Nichole Manalo, 15. Aiza Faeldonia)

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Binibining Pilipinas 2014 Specials: My Top 15 Second Hot Picks!

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BBP Logo Hot Picks 2nd Week

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.

Universe Santiago

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

Janson International

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

Lastimosa Supranational

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

Manalo Tourism

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

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5. Pia Wurtzbach

BBP Bianca

6. Bianca Guidotti

BBP Angelique

7. Angelique De Leon

BBP Aiza

8. Aiza Faeldonia

BBP Ainjely

9. Ainjely Manalo

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10. Ednornance Agustin

BBP Parul

11. Parul Shah

BBP Diana

12. Diana Arevalo

BBP Kim

13. Kimverlyn Suiza

BBP Laura

14. Laura Lehmann

BBP Racquel

15. Racquel Kabigting

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