Sunday Specials: Looking for the 3rd and the 1st

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Compared to back-to-backs, aiming for a 3rd non-consecutive victory and a first-ever win do not seem to be as daunting. And in particular, Miss Universe Philippines 2014 Mary Jean “MJ” Lastimosa is thirsting more than ever to gift the Philippines with a Diamond Nexus Lab crown considering that the last time another Filipina topped the annual Miss Universe competition happened way back in 1973 when most of you, dear readers, were still unborn and looking at the the late 60s and early 70s as totally ancient.

And as for Bb. Pilipinas Intercontinental 2014 Kris Tiffany Janson, she could set history as the first Filipina winner of Miss Intercontinental, on top of having been installed as the first Binibini entry of the country in the Europe-based beauty contest. Hers is a mission filled with many achievable firsts. And to fulfill the end result in one big swoop would make her reign…

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Sunday Specials: Back-to-Back Dreams for Bianca and Yvethe

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There is no denying the fact that going for a back-to-back international pageant win for one country is not only challenging. It can also be a constant source of pressure for the lady who is hoping to be the recipient of the crown from the reigning titleholder who represented the same nation. But it has already been proven doable, regardless of how rare it can get.

Such is the tough assignment resting on the hands of Bb. Pilipinas International 2014 Mary Anne Bianca Guidotti and Bb. Pilipinas Supranational 2014 Yvethe Marie Santiago. Not only are their predecessors the crowned international pageant winners last year, the demands of sealing a consecutive victory are getting heavier by the day.

I am certain that both Miss International 2013 Bea Rose Santiago and Miss Supranational 2013 Mutya Johanna Datul wouldn’t want it any other way to insure the continued success of the Philippines in…

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Sunday Specials: Searching for an International Mission

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The spotlight may not go their direction as often as they would want the attention lingering in their midst. Take for example Bb. Pilipinas Tourism 2014 Parul Shah. With the supposed affiliation of Miss Tourism Queen International with BPCI, she should have already prepared and left for China to take part in the former. But somehow, that prospect doesn’t seem to be shaping up in the immediate horizon (unless fresh developments in the last 24 hours will say otherwise). While there are countless other “Tourism” titles available, the organizers are careful in forging ties with just any foreign group with no impressive track record. It’s enough that MTQI is no longer giving out a prestigious vibe. I’m still keeping my fingers crossed for Parul, though.

And as runners-up, both Laura Lehmann and Hannah Ruth Sison could only hope for the best and pray that something more productive lands…

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Megan wows them in NYC for the Phil. Independence Day Parade

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MW2013 Megan Young during the Philippine Independence Day Parade and Celebration in New York City (Photo credit: Felix Manuel) MW2013 Megan Young during the Philippine Independence Day Parade and Celebration in New York City (Photo credit: Felix Manuel)

kalyaan21 Yesterday, the Philippine Independence Day Council and Philippine Consulate General in New York celebrated the 116th Philippine Independence Anniversary Commemoration highlighted by a parade around Manhattan. And Miss World 2013 Megan Young was the main attraction as she charmed all Filipinos and tourists alike with her ever-smiling presence.

Megan was at her gorgeous best during the parade (Photo credit: Felix Manuel) Megan was at her gorgeous best during the parade (Photo credit: Felix Manuel)

Check out all the other photos from the event by clicking HERE.

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John Spainhour and his version of a selfie

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mrwp20141 Our John Spainhour in Torquay definitely needs to learn a thing or two about taking the best selfie, but nobody can’t deny that he is always looking good and standing out among the Mr. World 2014 candidates.

Now, if only he brought along a selfie monopod with him there, taking shots would’ve been a lot more like it. 😉

Let’s watch out for the Blue Team’s video which should be uploaded soon.

P.S. Visit, like and interact on his Mr. World 2014 Facebook page HERE.

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Meet and Greet with Megan in NYC

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MW2013 Megan Young during the Meet-and-Greet at the Philippine Consulate in NYC. (Photo credit: Yetbo Loverita) MW2013 Megan Young during the Meet-and-Greet at the Philippine Consulate in NYC. (Photo credit: Yetbo Loverita) Isn't she just a doll? Isn’t she just a doll? The Philippine Consulate in New York City took the opportunity of Miss World 2013 Megan Young’s visit to the Big Apple and scheduled a well-attended Meet-and-Greet with many Filipinos from the East Coast pouring in and getting photo ops with our Queen in the process. Her presence left many of the guest enchanted with her beauty and warmth.

MW2013 Megan Young (middle) with officials of the Philippine Consulate in NYC (Photo credit: Yetbo Loverita) MW2013 Megan Young (middle) with officials of the Philippine Consulate in NYC (Photo credit: Yetbo Loverita) Photo credit: Yetbo Loverita Photo credit: Yetbo Loverita

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Mini Throwback Thursday: Hannah Ruth Lulu Sison

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hannahruyth1 Ever wondered how Bb. Pilipinas 2014 2nd Runner-Up Hannah Ruth Sison looked like before she stepped into the beauty pageant world and got all made up for all the glitz and glamour of Bb. Pilipinas? Well, the thumbnail pic on the left is the profile photo in an old minispace.com account and it wasn’t very easy digging up her close-up with long pigtail on. A far more innocent projection compared to her ravishing look (photo below) during the recently-conducted Bb. Pilipinas Santacruzan 2014, no? 🙂

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