Friday, November 4, 2022

Taylor Swift look-alike joins Miss Earth 2022


Many pageant fans have noticed that Miss Earth Australia 2022 Sheridan Mortlock has resemblance to the Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter, Taylor Swift. Truly enough, the media who attended her solo press conference today, November 4 at Luxent Hotel agreed that Morlock really looks like Taylor Swift. 

Mortlock revealed in the press conference that she took this as an advantage to promote her chosen Fauna, the swift parrot.

"I did pick swift parrot as my fauna and this was on purpose due to my resemblance to Taylor Swift. Really, yes, because of that," she said.

"But that is not the only reason. The main reason is that they are very critically endangered. There are about 750 left. There are no sort of big government plans to help them and they could become extinct within the next 10 years. The timing is crucial," she added.

Also in attendance at the press conference are Promedia Executives, Paul Izon Reyes and Jam Aquino. Sheridan is managed and trained by Promedia.


The 22 year-old model is double degree students of International Relations and Politics. After finishing her degrees, she plans to go into politics. As a matter of fact, she hopes to be a Prime Minister of Australia someday.

"Ten years from now, hopefully, I'll be Prime Minister of Australia. I want to enact excellent environmental legislations that Australia is on track, meaning all that international legislations and hopefully sort of influence other countries to do the same," she said.

Aiming for Australia's first Miss Earth crown, her environmental advocacy is called A.C.E, which stands for Action, Care, Education.

About Miss Earth 2022:

The long wait is now over. After successfully mounting its second virtual pageant last year, Miss Earth 2022 is taking on a Hybrid format with virtual and on-ground events in the country. Followers around the globe can look forward to an exciting production of the finals showcasing the Philippines’s breath-taking tourism destinations and, of course, the beauty of the earth ambassadors - environmental advocates to take part in a life-changing experience.

The virtual and on-ground events and activities will be live streamed worldwide from MISS EARTH social media accounts – its official YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Tiktok and website, starting October 24 towards the finals on November 27, 2022. Finals will be held at the Cove of Okada Manila. 




Thursday, November 3, 2022

Miss Earth Shows the Beauty of the Philippines


The long wait is now over. After successfully mounting its second virtual pageant last year, MISS EARTH 2022 is taking on a Hybrid format with virtual and on-ground events in the country. Followers around the globe can look forward to an exciting production of the finals showcasing the Philippines’s breath-taking tourism destinations and, of course, the beauty of the earth ambassadors - environmental advocates to take part in a life-changing experience.

“Although the pandemic is still upon us, we are making sure that all safety and health protocols are observed in order for the delegates to have a live on-ground pageant experience in a safe environment - which is what the pageant advocates for,” expresses Ramon Monzon, President and Co-Founder of MISS EARTH.

90 MISS EARTH delegates from different countries will be in the Philippines by November 12 and take on this year’s  theme, “ME Loves Fauna,” to emphasize the importance of caring for animal life. The theme also gives awareness of how animal life, whether wildlife or domestic, and especially the endangered species, are essential members of the environment which must be given proper care and attention.

“Apart from this meaningful undertaking, showcasing the beauty of the Philippines to the world, as it rises up from the pandemic, would be beneficial to our tourism industry. The pageant will give more focus on staging events outdoors showing nature and picturesque eco landscapes as much as possible to showcase its beauty and at the same time lessening its carbon footprint with natural lighting,” Lorraine Schuck, EVP and co- Founder of Miss Earth further elaborated.

The virtual and on-ground events and activities will be live streamed worldwide from MISS EARTH  social media accounts – its official YouTube, Facebook, Instagram,  Twitter, Tiktok and website,  starting October 24 towards the finals on November 29, 2022.

MISS EARTH 2022 finals will be streamed online and telecast on national and international TV stations.



Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Bb Pilipinas 2022 queens join Grandparents’ Day in Araneta City



The reigning Binibining Pilipinas queens took part in fun-filled activities with elders and mall goers at Araneta City for the Grandparents' Day celebration on September 11.

Binibining Pilipinas International Nicole Borromeo, Binibining Pilipinas Intercontinental Gabrielle Basiano, and Binibining Pilipinas 2nd runner-up Stacey Gabriel graced the arts and plants workshops at Gateway Mall. They joined April Arceo, founder of the Cactus and Succulent Enthusiasts Society, in a basic home gardening and plant care workshop where she gave tips and secrets on how to nurture indoor plants. According to Arceo, just like grandparents, plants are also in need of warmth, attention, and constant communication.


The queens also watched as Grandier Gil Bella, President of the Philippine Pastel Artists, gave a basic sketching workshop that inspired the audience to pursue their passion for art. Borromeo, who's also into artworks, showcased her quick sketching skills by drawing a childhood memory when her grandparents took her in an orchard. In the sessions, Bella and Borromeo reminded the audience that it’s never too late to start doing art.


Meanwhile, Binibining Pilipinas Globe Chelsea Fernandez and Binibining Pilipinas Grand International Roberta Tamondong participated in fun sessions at Ali Mall. The queens joined the grandparents in a groovy ballroom workshop, and gamely posed in front of talented artists who made quick and striking caricature sketches.


Tamondong, who started learning dance at a young age, and Fernandez, who grew up with her grandparents, expressed having a wonderful time with the elders during the event.


The reigning Binibining Pilipinas queens took this time as a quick day off from their hectic schedules. They are busy visiting charity institutions and civic partners, and are preparing for their upcoming international pageants.



Monday, September 5, 2022

Former MUP contestant to represent PH in Supermodel International 2022


Former Miss Universe Philippines 2022 candidate Gracelle Nicole Distura will represent the country in the 10th Supermodel International finals on September 15, 2022 in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Distura was handpicked by the Spotlight Couronne International Inc., a personality development training camp and production company based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

During her send-off press conference held on September 5 at Corte Ibiza Super Club in Tomas Morato, Quezon City, she revealed that she was shocked and surprised of her appointment but grateful at the same time.


"I'm just very grateful. The news came to me right after I graduated from college. This has been a huge blessing to me that I cannot say no to. I love pageantry, I love modelling," she said to press.


The 22-year old beauty hails from Lucena City, Quezon Province. She is a fresh graduate of Manuel S. Enverga University Foundation with a degree of Bachelor of Culture and Arts Education. 

She competed in various schools and provincial pageants such as Miss Enverga 2022 and Binibining Quezon 2022. Last April, she represented Quezon Province in Miss Universe Philippines 2022 which she made in the Top 31.

Also in attendance during the send-off press conference are Meg Perez (Operations Manager of Spotlight Couronne International and Supermodel International Philippines), Shallemar Pornobi (Representative of Spotlight Couronne International and Managing Director of Supermodel International Philippines), and Rodgil Flores (Kagandahang Flores Founder and Trainer).


Standing at 5'7" tall, she will be wearing creations of Quezonian designers.

On why she should win the competition, she said, " I deserved it because I've been working hard for it ever since I was a teenager. I was young and I have a dream. Every dream doesn't require you to just dream one day and when you wake up you are Supermodel International. It means doing hard work everything that you can to deserve it. Just sit back and watch our performance as I represent our country in Thailand.”

About Supermodel International:

SUPERMODEL INTERNATIONAL  the most prestigious international model search in the world, is an international cultural exchange event integrating female beauty, talents, general quality and cultural communication. SUPERMODEL uses its influence to discover new  talents who will become a Supermodel through its theme - expanding international cultural and fashion development, and meeting worldwide demands, based on the beauty resources across the world.




Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Future diplomat aims to win second Miss Progress International title for PH


The long wait is over! Reigning Miss Progress Philippines Beatriz "Zea" Vazquez Awatin is set to compete in the 8th edition of Miss Progress International (MPI) pageant in Italy.

She was supposed to compete last year, however the pageant was postponed due to COVID-19.

Before departing for Puglia, Italy on September 7th, she was given an intimate send-off press conference at Kagandahang Flores Camp in Quezon City today, August 30.


In attendance at the event, who also gave their warm wishes, are KF Founder Rodgil Flores, her loved ones including her father.

Also present is the first ever Miss Progress International titleholder from the Philippines, Jedaver Opingo who also served as the event's host.

The future diplomat graduated Cum Laude in San Beda Alabang with a degree of Bachelor of Arts in International Studies. She earned her Masters Degree in International Relations at De La Salle University.


Outside pageantry, she loved to participate in Spartan races and scuba diving.

As the pageant will focus on human rights, environment and health, Zea's project has been named "The Jeepney Library". It aims to support the lack of access to modern education for the poorest of the poor children of Manila. Making sure that no one is left behind, it is customized with a portable WIFI-connection and computers/laptops built in to give less fortunate children the right to gain access to technology and information.



If she wins, the organization will finance her project for a year.

Her national costume was created by Jay-R Gamboa Flores. She will also be wearing some Chico Estiva creations.

More than 30 candidates are expected to compete in the 8th edition of MPI. The coronation night will be held on September 17 (9:00PM) Italian time / 3:30AM PH time). It will be streamed live on MPI's official Youtube and Facebook pages, as well as on a European TV station.

You can support her journey by voting her until September 17.




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