Hello Definitely Filipino Readers:
Adventures of a Beauty Queen is excited to announce that we are in the middle of the Miss Philippines Earth 2010 beauty competition and listed below are ABQ’s Favorites for the Crown.
If you have a Favorite for the Crown, please tell me in the comments section!! For the complete list of contestants and photos please visit Adventures of a Beauty Queen here…
Miss Philippines Earth 2010 Coronation Night is on Saturday, April 24 at eh Manila Ocean Park.
AND now, my FAVORITES FOR THE CROWN of Miss Earth Philippines 2010 are…
Kriskate Lee has one of the prettiest faces in Miss Earth 2010! But it is not her first time to compete; Kriskate Lee joined the Ms Zamboanga 2009 pageant and placed 2nd-Runner up. She also won two special awards in that pageant: Best in Swimsuit and Ms Photogenic. Click here to see Kriskate Lee in the Ms Zamboanga 2009.
In her Facebook, Kristkate Lee says she wants to become a ramp model and a successful businessw0man with her own (big) company one day.
Got this information from Stephany Dianne Stefanowitz’ “stage friend” Farah Ramos who wrote a short post on Steph in her blog.
Stephany Dianne Stefanowitz is 21 years old, a junior at the De La Salle College of St. Benilde. She’s taking up Fashion Design and Merchandising. Her mom is from Butuan City while her dad is from Hamburg, Germany.
Stephany Stefanowitz joined FORD SUPERMODEL SEARCH in 2008 and won 2nd runner-up (the one who bagged the title was Charo Ronquillo). Before joining Ms. Earth, she was doing hosting jobs for an Eco Show in Studio 23 and for other events.
I also discovered from Stepahny Stefanowitz herself that when she was 4 years old she won 1st Runner-up in Little Miss Ayala Alabang.
Sian Elizabeth Maynard is another beauty who has proven herself in a previous beauty pageants. She won the Miss Cebu 2008 and the Reina ng Aliwan in 2009. She also happens to be a voice talent for instructional material in English proficiency.
She is a graduate of De La Salle University Manila and took up Bachelor of Arts in International Studies Majoring in European Studies. Sian Maynard currently helps in Dad’s furniture company (CYMRU) and on the side she hosts events in Cebu City where she is based.
Gwennaelle Ruais looked just like the Eiffel Tower next to all the competition in the press presentation of Miss Philippines Earth 2010. She was so tall (the tallest candidate at 6’1″) that it looked freaky. But only because everyone else came up to her collarbone!!!
This part-French, part-Pinay model is a De La Salle Communications graduate and the daughter of a former Filipina model. She also shocks the bejeezus out of Filipinos when she starts speaking in good and clear Tagalog. Find out more about Gwennaelle Ruais here.
Gwennaelle Ruais happens to be the sister of Gwendoline Ruais who was in my shortlist of favorites in the Bb. Pilipinas 2010 beauty pageant.
Christine Weizel Gulfan (Weizel is her nick) is perfect for the Miss Philippines Earth beauty pageant because she is already an advocate for the Earth. Her thesis involved reusable bags as a solution to the current crisis in waste management. Oh, did I mention that she has a quadruple major in Journalism, PR, Adventising and Media Productions from DLSU-Dasmarinas?
Currently, Christine Weizel Gulfan works as Market Products Analyst for an organics company called Cocogreen. Find out more about her here.
Kris Psyche Resus has one of the most infectious smiles in this batch of Miss Philippines Earth contestants. I wonder if she will live up to her namesake Psyche – a mortal girl who was SO beautiful that even the goddess Venus was insanely jealous of her.
Lady Lou Garidan is an experienced beauty pageant contestant having been in the Bb. Pilipinas 2008 competition. Since then she has been working part time as a ramp model.
This dusky lady is a cum laude graduate, BS in Information Management, from the College of Engineering and Computing of University of Southern Mindanao in North Cotabato. Currently, she works for Hewlett Packard.
Click here to see a short Q&A with Lady Lou written during the time she joined Bb. Pilipinas.
Congratulations to Angela Fernando of Lubao, Pampanga for winning Best Cultural Attire!!!
Oh my, talk about FACE VALUE! Angela Fernando has one of the most ANGELIC faces in the Miss Philippines Earth 2010 beauty pageant! She is a senior student at UST taking up BS Medical Technology. Her handler is John dela Vega, the guy behind Bb. Pilipinas World 2010 Czarina Gatbondon and Daisy Reyes who has won several major beauty pageant titles.
Angela Fernando was a finalist in Miss Teen Philippines few years ago and she is a Miss Thomasian Personality winners (Miss UST).
I’m includeing Angelica Pasumbal in my shortlist not just because she has the face of an ANGEL (is that why her name is Angelica?) but also because she is a Disneyland fan. I found a little piece of trivia about her – at age 7 when she visited Disneyland for the first time. When she met Mickey Mouse and his band, she was so smitten and refused to go home!!!
Funny stories aside, Angelica Pasumbal attended San Jose State University with a degree in Advertising in San Jose, California. At the moment, she works as a freelance model.
She also happens to love to dancing among other things! She once danced for 6 or 7 hours straight at a party she hosted. Angelica Pasumbal’s other hobbies are snowboarding, bowling, and playing basketball. Her aesthetic side loves to draw, paint, and play the piano.
I had the opportunity to watch Kimberly Ann Brandon win Ms Bikini International at the Slimmer’s World Bikini pageant in 2009. Click here to read my post on that pageant… and I had the opportunity to bump into her backstage and have a short chat with her. She IS one of the taller girls in this Miss Philippines Earth batch.
In other trivia, Kimberly Ann Brandon also won Best in National Costume in the Miss Global Beauty Queen 2009 pageant held last year in Daqing, China.
Oh dear, we’ve got ANOTHER gorgeous face here – Hannah Marie Landan has that sparkly smile that can brighten up a darkened Earth hour! And she comes from the city that I have called home for a decade and a half!
Hannah Marie Landan graduated from San Beda College in April 2008. Her course was BS Nursing. When she is not working as a company nurse for RSIC Meralco, she models for Chameleon Models International.
She is into photography and hopes to be a pro someday. Miss Earth Philippines 2010 is her first beauty pageant – a fun AND nerve-wracking experience for her! She has learned much in terms of walking and projecting and is happy that she has the chance to experience what it is to join one of the most prestigious pageants.
Christine Hermoso is the current Slimmer’s World model – if you’ve seen the ad in big daily broadsheets, her before photo was super-boyish. But after losing 44lbs, she’s discovered her drop-dead-gorgeous feminine self and is now joining and winning pageants.
Click here to read more about Christine Hermoso in an article by Butch Francisco.
Nadine Bendigo takes her gorgeous looks from her Mom Marilou Bendigo (now Marilou Bendigo Christensen) who won Mutya ng Pilipinas Asia in 1981 and went on to become a famous dramatic actress in the Philippines. With this heritage and an angelic face, Nadine Bendigo has big hopes of winning a Miss Philippines Earth title.
Brendolf Munoz seems to be busy collecting pageant titles. Some in her collection include:
Top 20 Finalist in Miss Magic 2009. Miss Magic is a yearly beauty pageant organized by the Magic Group of Companies in Pangasinan.
3rd Runner-up and Best in Beach Wear in the SBO Campus King and Queen 2009 on February 6 in San Fernando, La Union
Miss San Fernando City 2010
The Mutya ng Turismo title in the Mutya ng La Union 2010
And if I am not mistaken, she won the top female title in the Ilocandia Bikini Open.
Will a Miss Philippines Earth title be added to this list?
Nicole Ortega was one of the ladies in my shortlist for Bb. Pilipnas 2010. In that pageant she used the name Yasmin Nicole Kaufmann. Nicole has experience modeling in the US, Europe and Philippines. Click here to see her VTR audition for a Philippine talent agency.
She has also joined the ff pageants (not sure if she won any of them):
Miss Philippines/Switzerland 2003
Miss Philippines/Europe 2003
Miss Zurich 2004
Miss Bronx 2005
Miss Bodensee 2005
(Austria, Germany, Switzerland)
Miss Miami 2008
Nicole Ortega has modeled for brands like: Redken New York, Wella, L’Oreal, SM Department Store, Palmolive Shampoo, Samsug, Perry Ellis etc.
Renee McHugh was one of my top choices in the Mutya ng Pilipinas 2009. She did well in that pageant placing in the semi-finals and landing the Photographer’s Choice award.
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