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.

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Francis Libiran launches new collection inspired by his clients and their amazing love stories


Francis Libiran Bridal releases its S/S 2023 collection consisting of ten wedding gowns with a variety of silhouettes designed to fit every kind of bride inspired by clients and their love stories.

Francis Libiran Bridal continues to elevate the standard in wedding gown design, turning the dreams of hopeful brides into a reality. For its Spring Summer collection, the famed bridal boutique recently released ten uniquely beautiful wedding gowns that are inspired by the love stories and personalities of the clients the designer has worked with throughout his 23 years in the industry.

“As a person who has weaved pieces for all kinds of women, it is no surprise that I have been inspired by a spectrum of brides who has fleshed out this diverse roster of gowns,” the designer shared.

The collection is intricately crafted, some pieces are embellished with wondrous crystals and tantalizing patterns while the other pieces evoke minimalistic beauty. The ten gowns have different silhouettes helmed to fit every kind of bride.

Enticed by the personalities of the fascinating clients he has designed for, it is evident that the body of work embodied in this collection is extensive. Those who wish to be dressed in one of the pieces surely have a variety to choose from—one perfect for their personality. Libiran’s couture trademark and design signature are very apparent in each design.

“I made this collection having in mind those brides who rely on a more visual experience and worry about not seeing the design. With this, all they have to do is to choose among the ten gowns, then, they can customize it to their body proportions and liking,” Francis expounded.

For over 6 years, Francis Libiran Bridal has been a favorite among brides who opt for a boutique experience. They offer an array of design selections that women can fit and choose from. The boutique also offers customization and add-ons for brides who want to make the style more personal.

Aside from being exceptionally beautiful, it is the most convenient option when getting married due to its value for money without compromising quality. 

The Francis Libiran Bridal S/S 2023 collection is now available in-store and online. Francis Libiran Bridal is located at 2/F Greenbelt 5, Makati. For inquiries, visit www.francislibiran.com, send them an e-mail via francislibiranbridal@gmail.com, or reach out to their PH mobile at 0917 506 9922.

Sunday, July 17, 2022

Eryka Vina Talavera Tan for Miss Philippines Earth 2022

It's only been two days since Eryka Vin Tan was announced as one of the Top 20 finalists of Miss Philippines Earth 2022 pageant. She's still excited and overwhelmed with what happened.

"The whole time I was waiting for the announcement of Top 20, iniisip ko po yung team ko tsaka family ko. Hindi lang po ako kasi grabe po yung pagod, it's like a collective effort," Eryka said during her recent online interview. 

The 27-year old beauty met some pageant bloggers through virtual press conference today, July 17.

Virtual interview of Eryka Vina Tan.

She graduated at San Beda University with a  Bachelor's Degree of Entrepreneurship. She is currently the marketing head of a beauty and wellness company based in Albay.

Eryka is representing her hometown., Legazpi City. This is her first time joining a national pageant. Prior to that she was Ms. San Beda College 2013. In 2018, she joined Miss Ibalong in Legazpi City and Miss Bicolandia where she declared as first runner-up for both pageants.

She was born in Saudi Arabia since both of her parents were OFW. She returned to the Philippines when she was just five years old. 

In 2017, she went back to Saudi Arabia and work as international flight attendant for three years for Saudi Arabia Airlines. 

She loves to travel aside from being a swimmer, free diver and a dragon boat paddler. A certified sports junkie, she is also an aspiring triathlete.

"The love for the ocean inspired me to take part in Miss Philippines Earth because I believe that it is a great platform for me to share my advocacy. Marine conservation is close to my heart because I believe it needs great attention specially for us Filipinos," Eryka explained on why she joined Miss Philippines Earth.

This year's theme is Fauna. She chose snake as her featured animal.

She chose this since she was influenced and inspired by her brother who is taking veterinary medicine. In addition, she can also relate her characteristics to it.

"Philippine cobras are very misunderstood. The only reason they attack others or defend themselves if they feel like they're being threatened. I feel the same way, ganun din po ako parang the only time I would be enraged or the only time na magiging patola tayo is when people are trying to push me in the corner. As much as possible, I love peace," she said.

Eryka and other 19 candidates will compete in a live coronation night on August 6 in Coron, Palawan. Prior to that, they will be presented to the media in a press presentation on July 21 at Hotel 101 Manila.

You can watch her online interview here.

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