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2015 Bb Pilipinas Top Bets To Watch Out For

The most exciting beauty pageant has come again. There seems truly nothing better and bigger than Bb Pilipinas pageant. For me who have been following the pageant since I was a kid, the pageant’s become more exciting every year. This has been evident in the turn out of people going to the pageant’s events such as the fashion show, talent showdown, parade of beauties, and ultimately during finals night.

Here are the top charmers during the parade  of beauties where we saw the ladies up close and personal.  This list in fact validates my thoughts of them before the parade.

I have a collection of pageant materials and I do still enjoy back tracking pageants in my iPad before I fall to sleep. I watch Bb Pilipinas or Miss Universe when I wake up as I prepare to work. I have been organizing viewing parties for Miss Universe. I have gained a group of close friends who are beauty pageant enthusiasts as well. These are some of the activities that expose me to the pageant culture not to mention that I used to mentor pageant contenders in pasarela, styling and interview. 
Do you see the potential queens in the collage below?  

Here are my TOP 12
Bb3 Ria Rabajante 

Bb6 Toni Hipolito 
Bb10 Pia Wurtzbach 
Bb11 Janicel Lubina 
Bb13 Leizel Ramos 
Bb14 Princess Camu 
Bb19 Christy McGarry
Bb21 Alaiza Malinao
Bb24 Anne Colis
Bb28 Hannah Sison
Bb29 Nancy Leonard
Bb30 Patricia Ejercitado
This year’s more exciting because there’s a need for us to seriously revisit our choices  surveying the trend of the recent international winners and what seems to be the kind of look or personality the international pageants are seeking for. Such will give our country higher propensity of clinching more international crowns.

2014 was not exactly a great year for Bb Pilipinas as we know.    

There are certain profiles for certain pageants that must be clearly established and truly articulated from choosing and honing the delegates pre-international pageant. 

Drilling further, in international pageants there has to be a profile of that winning package per pageant. It should not mean sending just anyone.

Bb Pilipinas Intercontinental 

Miss Intercontinental is looking for strong stage presence, commercial appeal, striking facial features, and runway power. Here are the Top 4 profiled for this pageant.

1. Bb 6 Toni Hipolito 
2. Bb 30 Patricia Ejercitado 
3. Bb 11 Janicel Lubina
4. Bb 24 Anne Lorriane Colis

Bb Pilipinas Tourism 

Miss Tourism is looking for a statuesque winner who is lovely, fierce, facially very attractive and modelesque. So she has to possess these qualities. Here are those to my judgement profiled for MTQI. 

1. Bb 19 Christy Mcgarry 
2. Bb 24 Anne Lorriane Colis
3. Bb 6 Toni Hipolito 
4. Bb 28 Hannah Sison  

Bb Pilipinas Supranational 

Miss Supranational is looking for the fun, very likable type of winner who has very strong stage power. To choose a winner for this pageant, look into facial beauty that is cosmopolitanly striking, with superb runway power that can draw needed attention and fun personality. Here are those who can be perfect for this pageant. 

1. Bb 10 Pia Wurtzbach 
2. Bb 6 Toni Hipolito 
3. Bb 28 Hannah Sison  
4. Bb 11 Janicel Lubina 

Bb Pilipinas International 

Miss International is looking for an elegant, regal, facially gorgeous, strong appeal and that reserve queenly type. There’s no need for much eloquence here as it has been that speeches said during the finals are pre-prepared. 

1. Bb 30 Patricia Ejercitado
2. Bb 6 Toni Hipolito 
3. Bb 11 Janicel Lubina 
4. Bb 19 Christy McGarry

Miss Universe Philippines

Miss Universe is the best for me because its standard to quite an extent has become predictable. The choosing has to be someone who is holistically likelable. 

Recent trending has it that Miss Universe chooses the most striking on stage (modeling background a true plus), she who is commercially appealing (power power to attack sponsors), she who has fun and amiable personality, she who has a huge fan base making noise for the pageant to stay relevant, she who is statuesque and could be runway, she who could  speak confidently on TV and do big events, etc. Thus, from amongst the candidates this year, the following have what it takes to become the next Miss Universe from this pageant amorous nation.  

1. Bb 28 Hannah Sison
2. Bb 19 Christy Mcgarry 
3. Bb 6 Toni Hipolito 
4. Bb 24 Anne Lorriane Colis

Final Predictions 
As here have been alternatives given above, if I can judge it my way here are my final choices. 
Miss Universe Philippines Bb 28 Hannah Sison 
Bb Pilipinas International Bb 30 Patricia Ejercitado 
Bb Pilipinas Supranational Bb 10 Pia Wurztbach
Bb Pilipinas Intercontinental Bb 6 Toni Hipolito
Bb Pilipinas Tourism Bb 19 Christy Mcgarry 
First runner up Bb 24 Anne Lorriane Colis
2nd runner up Bb 11 Janicel Lubina
I go for Hannah Sison to clinch the plum Miss Universe Philipines crown as she is or almost ready in all aspects. It would no longer need a lot of push or effort to find “it” or make her confident as she already is . She speaks excellently given her educative endeavor.  While Experience is a plus but it’s  truly her winning package that has made her stand out. Hannah is statuesque, has huge fan base, is confidet and is smart. Many even from her very first attempt in 2013 believe that she should have been crowned. 
Methinks anything can happen come sunday and that makes the pageant more exciting. 

Good luck to all the candidates this year. May you all shine and may you get what you truly deserve! 

Final Predictions: 51st Bb Pilipinas Crowning Tonight by Carlo Tenerife

Truly this is the time of the year when pageant enthusiasts get craziest. It’s Bb Pilipinas coronation night happening tonight at the Smart Araneta Coliseum come 8pm.

The BBPilipinasGOLD beauties were truly accomplished and successful having won two of four international crowns. 2013 Miss International title was won by Bea Rose Santiago. 2013 Miss Supranational crown was won by Mutya Johanna Datul. Ara Arida placed 3rd runner up in the 2013 Miss Universe pageant while Cindy Miranda placed finalist in the 2013 Miss Tourism Queen international quest.

Kudos to the BbPilipinasGOLD beauties for such remarkable wins. You all made us very happy given your accomplishments.


The known Miss Universe Formula

Now that this pageant amorous Philippines has kind of come up with the so-called winning formula to making it to the Miss Universe runner up spot year after year given the high placements and recent successes of Venus Raj, 2010 4th RU, Shamcey Supsup, 2011 3rd RU, Janine Tugonon 2012 1st RU and Ara Arida, 2013 3rd RU. Now for sure we are up for the biggest challenge, which is to finally clinch the Miss Universe crown.

Recent trend has it that the crowned Miss Universe is someone who has an overall commercial appeal, a pretty good spokesperson, statuesque, has a versatile look, to quite an extent naive and less pageant patty, etc.

My previous blog was about the 8 Attributes of an Excellent miss universe Philippines. Here’s the link:

Given the 40 candidates in the 51st Bb Pilipinas edition here are the twelve candidates I confidently believe are Miss Universe material and as such can also do very well in the other four international pageants. I set the standard using the Miss Universe system because this pageant is relatively easier to predict, has the clearest judging system, etc. In my Miss Universe prediction last year I was able to hit 12/15 and 4/5 after preliminary. You may refer to my blog entry about it. Here’s the link

Given more training, media exposures, better wardrobe, the road to the Philippines’s 3rd Miss Universe crown would seem smooth and thus achievable.


Here are my TOP 12.

My final prediction basis is the cumulative effect of pageant exposures and a lot of gut-feel. I ranked the ladies by the title I believe would be perfect for them.

For Miss intercontinental

1. #27 Hannah Sison
2. #4 Parul Shah
3. #17 Diana Arevalo

For Miss International

1. #15 Kimverly Suiza
2. #8 Pia Wurtzbach
3. #22 Marian Guidotti

For Miss Tourism International

1. #8 Pia Wurtzbach
2. #25 MJ Lastimosa
3. #17 Diana Arevalo

For Miss Supranational

1. #35 Yvethe Santiago
2. #22 Marian Guidotti
3. #18 Ellore Punzalan

For Miss Universe

1. #13 Kris Tiffany Janson
2. #35 Yvethe Santiago
3. #22 Marian Guidotti

Final Predictions

2nd runner up #4 Parul Shah
1st runner up #22 Marian Guidotti
Bb Pilipinas Supranational #35 Yvethe Santiago
Bb Pilipinas Intercontinental #27 Hannah Sison
Bb Pilipinas Tourism #8 Pia Wurtzbach
Bb Pilipinas International #15 Kim Suiza
Miss Universe Philippines #13 Kris Tiffany Janson



Good luck to all the candidates of the 51st Bb Pilipinas. May the best ones win tonight!

Our Mutya Datul is 2013 Miss Supranational Grand Winner

The night of September 6 was certainly a night to remember as the stars were truly aligned in celebration. The Philippine nation rejoiced when she saw our very own Mutya Johanna Datul, 21, 5’8″, from Isabela being proclaimed 2013 Miss Supranational International in a super glitzy show at Sport’s Palace of Minsk, Belarus, Eastern Europe.

Mutya is the very first Asian and Filipina to have clinched the prestigious crown in the international pageant’s fifth edition.

Mutya bested 81 other delegates including Mexico’s Jacqueline Morales who was first runner up, Turkey’s Leila Kose, second runner up followed by Indonesia’s Cok Crisnanda and US Virgin Islands’ Esonica Veira in the 3rd and 4th runners up, respectively.

Some awards given were Continental Queens.
Miss Africa-Gabon Hillary Ondo, Miss Americas-Brazil Raquel Benetti
Miss Asia Pacific-Australia Esma Voloderand Miss Europe-Belarus Veronika Chachina

Other awards given during the pageant were Miss Elegance-Sweden Sally Lindgren; Miss Personality-Philippines Mutya Datul; Miss Friendship-Macau Sarah Leyshan; Miss Photogenic-Puerto Rico Desirée Del Rio; Miss Internet-Myanmar Khin Wint Wah; Best National Costume-Nicaragua Alejandra Gross; Miss Top Model-Moldova Valeria Donu; Miss Talent-Malaysia Nancy Markus; Miss Bikini-Iceland Fanney Ingvarsdóttir.

Last year, BPCI’s handpicked Philippine representative Elaine Kay Moll, won third runner up during the coronation night in Warsaw, Poland.

Congratulations, Mutya! The nation is very proud of you! Thumbs up!










Mutya Leaves for 2013 Miss Supranational

How time flies fleetingly, indeed.

The international pageants are taking their place and such excite the pageant aficionados. The very first Bb Pilipinas Gold queen shall take her her turn in the international pageant limelight very soon.

Tomorrow our bet to the 2013 Miss Supranational Mutya Johanna Datul will have her official BPCI send off to the international pageant.

Prior to Bb Pilipinas Gold, Mutya Datul has participated in several pageants such as the 2011 Miss Isabela Tourism where she won and 2012 Mutya ng Pilipinas where she ended as a semifinalist.

Mutya has just earned the right to compete in Miss Supranational pageant now on its fifth edition. The international pageant will be hosted by the Eastern European country of Belarus scheduled on September 6, 2013.

Just last year, the Philippines placed third runner up by the success of Elaine Kay Moll, 2012 Bb Pilipinas First runner who was handpicked by BPCI to represent the country in the 2012 Miss Supranational quest.

With that said, good luck to you Mutya! Clinch that title! We will pray for you!









Katrina Jayne FTW, and Belated HBD!

Author’s Note

Truly one of my favorite Bb Pilipinas winners in 2012 would be Katrina Jayne Rivera Dimaranan. From the Aces and Queens’ mock pageant that is even before the official 2012 Bb Pilipinas pageant, it felt like a winner was born in the making. At young 19 then, I like her vivaciousness, and candidness that is on top of her dusky morena look, statuesque 5’9″ height, etc.

Came 2012 Bb Pilipinas coronation night justified were my forethoughts of her. She clinched the Bb Pilipinas Tourism crown and she certainly had a good year of reign. But like many others I still wish that she be sent to compete and represent our pageant amorous country in an international pageant. Certainly and I bet she would do very very well.

And she just turned 20 on June 6. Belated happy birthday, Trina!




Pinay Superpowers in 2013 Miss Supranational

Are you ready for the Filipina superpowers in this year’s Miss Supranational? By that, it means not just two but three Filipinas competing in Miss Supranational.
Our Mutya Johanna Datul, crowned 2013 Bb. Pilipinas Supranational is our official Philippine delegate. Competing with her are also two Pinays who in fact were Bb. Pilipinas alumnae but now Miss Norway Marie Molo Peter (2012 Bb. Pilipinas candidate) and Miss Canada Suzette Aquino Hernandez (2011 Bb. Pilipinas candidate). See these three stunningly beautiful Pinays in 2013 Miss Supranational. The pageant’s finals is scheduled on September 6 in the Eastern European country of Belarus. Go ladies!


Photo grabbed elsewhere online.


The “Unstoppable” Johanna Cindy Miranda

Johanna Cindy Miranda 23, 5’7” from Rizal, Nueva Ecija has already been a household name to many of us even before her Bb Pilipinas quest as has already been in the glitzy world of showbiz being part of the game show “Will Time Big Time” and a former PBB Unlimited Housemate.

Belonging to Team Aces and Queens camp, this UST BS Tourism cum laude graduate won this year’s Bb Pilipinas Tourism crown in the pageant’s golden anniversary. Aside from the title she was also awarded Miss Cream Silk Beyond Beautiful Woman and Bb. Petron.

In the Bb Pilipinas GOLD Q & A she was asked what is the personal quality that most people remember about her. Cindy said she would describe herself as “unstoppable” She said everything she wanted in life she did it even if she did not have any permission from her parents, friends, or people around her as long as what she’d do she knew would be good for her. She added at the end of the day she would believe everyone around her would be proud of her.

Can be considered a pageant veteran, Cindy has participated and won in several pageants in the past such as Miss Teen Philippines Region 1, Miss Philippines Earth Baguio, Miss Tourism Ambassador. Some unconfirmed reports have them that Cindy will compete at the 2013 Miss Tourism Queen, the venue and date of which are still on TBA status or could be at 2014 Miss United Continent in beautiful Ecuador. As it’s said, let us wait and see.

Author’s Note

Attended the mock pageant of Aces and Queens and she is one stunner hard to ignore. She has always been confident and competent from the very start with the way she protected on stage, etc. Had the chance to converse with her in the Bb Pilipinas Talent night dinner and yes she is one fine woman and at that she is truly likable. In the press presentation at Makati Shang, she was a clear standout especially with the way she carried her Filipiniana. Her videos would attest to such a claim. Knew she could actually win right then and there.

Today is Cindy’s homecoming to her province. As expected she was warmly welcomed by her kababayans.

Congratulations, Cindy! Whether it is Miss Tourism International or Miss United Continent, bring home a crown for your pageant loving country!