Under the new leadership with Ms. Cory Quirino as president, the 51-year-old beauty pageant dropped the preposition ‘ng’ (‘of’ in English) from its original name ‘Mutya ng Pilipinas’. On August 1, the pageant presented its 40 official candidates to the press at the Citadines Bay City Manila.
The presentation of candidates is a culmination of a three-month national search, covering Metro Manila, Luzon, Cebu, Bohol, Davao and even in Filipino overseas communities.
This year’s pageant will crown three titleholders, Miss Asia Pacific International, World Top Model Philippines, and Miss Tourism International. Last year, Sharifa Akeel, the country’s representative to Miss Asia Pacific International was declared a winner in the said pageant.
The candidates are as follows: Jigg Kirsty Ang (Catanduanes), Alyanna Bettina Penales (Bacacay, Albay), Jasmine Eaton (Tacloban City), Mariah Gelina Lequin (Bogo City, Cebu), Amber Delos Reyes (Canada), Ella Cayabyab (Quezon Province), Hanna Jessica Villa (Taguig), Louise Janica Arroyo An (California), Andrea Fe Gomez (Baguio City), Jenieva Basultin (Barotac Viejo, Iloilo), Keinth Jensen Petrasanta (Laguna), Camille Joy Ang (Cavite), Andrea Acibo (Batangas City, Batangas), Karmina Luiza Grady (Arizona), Sandra Jele (Tagbilaran City), Maria Isabel Alves (San Isidro, Parañaque), Tyra Goldman (Nevada), Joi Hunter (Illinois), Cyrille Payumo (Pampanga), April Short (Zamboanga City), Ysabel Napiza (New Jersey), Savannah Rosemary Catayas (Australia), Klyza Castro (Davao del Sur), Christine Longakit (Quezon City), Eiffel Janell Rosalita (Sta. Maria, Bulacan), Karla Claudine Lasquite (Cebu City), Layla Yousif Adriatico (Bahrain), Iana Faye Marie Olea (Davao Oriental), Dionne Sade Nicha (Tunasan, Muntinlupa), Jenny Kim Agasid (San Dionisio, Parañaque), Maricres Castro (Alabang, Muntinlupa), Maxine Nicole Rangel (Padre Garcia, Batangas), Maria Angelica Pantaliano (Mandaue City, Cebu), Lesley Anne Ticaro (Davao del Norte), Camille Maha Marie Rono Fabro (UAE), Irish Silades (Malinao, Albay), Nina Bernedo (Cagayan de Oro), Jaica Zacate (Pangasinan), Lady Justerinnie Santos (Bulaacan, Bulacan), and Stephanie Monique Villavicencio (La Paz, Iloilo City).
Quirino also reiterated the ‘open-door-policy’ of the pageant. All aspiring candidates are welcome to join regardless of their previous pageant affiliations.
The press presentation was hosted by JustinQuirino and reigning beauty queen PaulineAmelinckz.
grand coronation night is set to happen on Sunday, August 18 at the Mall of Asia Arena and will have its delayed telecast on ABS-CBN. For more information, visit the pageant’s official website.
It took quite a while before choosing the Top 15.
The Coronation Night of the Binibinng Pilipinas and Miss Universe Philippines 2019 is set to happen tomorrow, June 9 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum with 40 gorgeous candidates coming from all over the country to compete for six titles at stake.
After watching the ‘free speak’ competition, here are the names of the Top 15, the final cut to which the six titles and two runners-up are going to come from.
Listed in alphabetical order (based on their respective cities or provincial representations) and are grouped in fives:
To know more about the pageant and other candidates, visit its official website.
To most people, the word ‘vice’ has a negative connotation or definition. It means a bad habit or even described as a horse, which probably the singer-comedian-host-turned entrepreneur Vice Ganda has capitalized on his successful showbiz career as well as his Vice Cosmetics that made a Guiness World Record-holder.
In September of this year, Vice Ganda or Jose Marie Borja Viceral in real life mounted the Ganda for All Music Festival at the Smart Araneta Coliseum and together with his fans and an estimated of 6,900 people in attendance—they broke a world-record for the largest gathering of people applying lipstick at the same time. Two months later, on November 18, Vice Ganda opened the flagship store of his Vice Cosmetics at Market Market.
During the opening, thousands of people witnessed and flocked to the store and the comedian and TV host, who recently won the 4th RAWR Awards as Favorite TV Host did not fail to draw such a huge crowd inside the said mall.
Maymay Entrata and Kisses Delavin: Vice Cosmetics’ Faces.
When asked who chose Maymay Entrata and Kisses Delavin as the official face of Vice Cosmetics, he said, “The very reason that the two young female stars were chosen—it’s because of the two fit the face of today’s young girls.”
He described the two young female stars; after their Pinoy Big Brother: Lucky 7 edition stints, they both perfectly represent the young ladies of this present generation. Entrata from a simple beginnings and who possesses that ‘morena’ (brown) complexion and Delavin who was raised in a more comfortable lifestyle and has that flawless and fair skin could very well gravitate with the beauty brand’s intended market.
Vice Ganda is glowing these days.
Due to Vice Ganda’s rumored special friendship with Calvin Abueva, a Filipino professional basketball player for the Phoenix Fuel Masters of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA)—the question was thrown at him if there is a chance that what they both have at the moment will blossom into something deeper.
The host of Ganda Gabi Vice was quick to reply, “We are happy.” Nothing followed and the press fell silent and didn’t pursue any longer.
What’s notable is that, Abueva’s grandmother is fond of him. Whenever he and Calvin go on a date, he usually wears either of the two of his favorites—Severe, a Good Vibes Matte Lipstick and Phenom, a Phenomenal Liquid Lipstick.
Spreading Beauty as a Vice.
After the TV host and entrepreneur underwent a depression, which made him want to stop doing what loves to do; but through his two friends—Regine Velasquez and Ogie Alcasid, he realized that’s it’s ‘the devil’ that was playing with his mind, so that it will bring him down and make him think negative. Since then, he fought and vowed to always stay positive. Vice Cosmetics is one outlet and his way of reaching out to people especially to women, those gay men who are being discriminated by society to choose to live and stay positive in and out, which translates to being beautiful.
He added that the tagline of Vice Cosmetics suggested such concept, “Kaya nga ‘Ganda for All’ (It means beauty for all regardless of whoever the person is).”