The year in pageants: The glitz and glam of a 2017 manifestation queens

January 1, 2018 - miss universe

MANILA, Philippines – Filipino manifestation fans had a lot to be vehement about during a 2017 manifestation season. Here’s a demeanour behind during some of a events that will perpetually be noted in manifestation history.

  1. For a second time in history, a Miss Universe manifestation was reason dual times in a same calendar year.

    • 2014
      • MU 2014: Jan 25, 2015 Florida, USA – Paulina Vega (Colombia)
      • MU 2015: Dec 20, 2015 Las Vegas, USA – Pia Wurtzbach (Philippines)
    • 2017
      • MU 2016: Jan 30, 2017 Manila, Philippines – Iris Mittenaere (France)
      • MU2017: Nov 26, 2017 Las Vegas, USA – Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters (South Africa)

MISS UNIVERSE 2016. Miss Universe 2015, Pia Wurtzbach crowns Iris Mittenaere of France as Miss Universe 2016. Photo from Miss Universe Organization

MISS UNIVERSE 2016. Miss Universe 2015, Pia Wurtzbach crowns Iris Mittenaere of France as Miss Universe 2016. Photo from Miss Universe Organization

  1. The Filipinos adore eventuality with a Miss Universe manifestation customarily got an additional boost (like it indispensable any) once some-more Pia Wurtzbach, Miss Universe 2015, had a payoff of crowning her inheritor in her home country. This is suggestive of Margarita Moran’s farewell travel in 1974 when Manila played horde nation for a initial time. It was fitting to have an equally noted farewell when we undoutedbly have a many noted crowning impulse in a pageant’s history.

Pia dazzled a star again during a Miss Universe 2017 manifestation where she served as telecast judge for a pageant.

  1. The 2017 Miss Universe manifestation combined another name in a brief shining list of Filipinos who served as a decider in a pageant. Cecilio Asuncion, owners and Director of Slay Model Management and star of a existence uncover Strut, was a rough decider for a 2017 edition. He joins a likes of Carlos P. Romulo (1974), Josie Natori (1989), Kuh Ledesma (1991), Emilio T. Yap (1994), Lea Salonga (2011), Manny Pacquiao (2014) and Pia Wurtzbach (2017).

  1. Dubai-based Filipino designer, Michael Cinco, showed what a star category Filipino engineer can create. Cinco wowed a star not customarily once though twice in a same year. When Pia Wurtzbach (MU 2015) came out looking eager and lucent with honour in a cobalt blue ballgown, there was a common pant and astonishment during a locus during her farewell walk. Social media was flooded with her picture in this now iconic Cinco creation. The year saw many designers and pageants from around a star try to transcribe this conformation though nothing could compare adult to a talent that is a powdery Michael Cinco.

Iris Mittenaere, Miss Universe 2016, also wore a red ombre, entirely beaded, bustier robe with a matching, thespian detachable train. In one of her amicable media post, Iris was like a silly small lady personification dress up. The robe fit her like second skin.

BLOOMING IN RED. Miss Universe 2016 Iris Mittenaere wears a red robe by Michael Cinco  during a 2017 Miss Universe Pageant during The Axis during Planet Hollywood Resort  Casino on Nov 26, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images/AFP

BLOOMING IN RED. Miss Universe 2016 Iris Mittenaere wears a red robe by Michael Cinco during a 2017 Miss Universe Pageant during The Axis during Planet Hollywood Resort Casino on Nov 26, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images/AFP

If we are a effusive titleholder and do not wish a spotlight to gleam reduction on we that night, afterwards wear a Michael Cinco gown. You competence contend goodbye though we positively will not be forgotten.

  1. The beauty manifestation business has also helped boost a prominence of internal Filipino designers. We have always know they are world-class though when a possibilities proudly wear them in their general competition, a star takes notice.

Former Dubai-based engineer Val Taguba done dual gowns ragged during a general pageants. Elizabeth Clenci, 2nd Runner-up Miss Grand International 2017, wore an art deco inspired, beaded, emerald immature robe by a designer.

Taguba combined Rachel Peters’, Miss Universe Philippines 2017, critical looks for a pageant. The bullion sarimanok-inspired inhabitant costume, a entirely embroidered, bullion rough dusk robe and a dark blue, entirely festooned finals dusk robe that featured a high cut and low back.

VAL TAGUBA NUMBER. Miss Universe Philippines 2017 Rachel Peters walks on theatre in Val Taguba during a dusk robe foe during a Miss Universe 2017 in Las Vegas, USA. Photo from a Miss Universe Organization

VAL TAGUBA NUMBER. Miss Universe Philippines 2017 Rachel Peters walks on theatre in Val Taguba during a dusk robe foe during a Miss Universe 2017 in Las Vegas, USA. Photo from a Miss Universe Organization

Teresita “Winwyn “Marquez, Reina Hispanoamericana 2017, positively done a buena sense in her emerald, low V, restraint with high core cut robe designed by Dubai-based Filipino engineer Ezra Santos.

REINA TERESITA. Winwyn Marquez waves to a throng during a Reina Hispanoamericana foe in Bolivia. Photo from Reina Hispanoamericana Facebook page

REINA TERESITA. Winwyn Marquez waves to a throng during a Reina Hispanoamericana foe in Bolivia. Photo from Reina Hispanoamericana Facebook page

It seems that Filipino designers and Dubai are a compare done in couture heaven.

Two of a many noted gowns for a 2017 were combined by Mark Bumgarner. Laura Lehmann was Mark’s troubadour for both a Miss World Philippines 2017 and Miss World 2017 pageant. Mark remade Laura into a vital Barbie doll with his choice of bright, primary colors, artistic construction, draping and folding techniques. Both gowns were abandoned of a nude, clear studded, festooned manifestation standard.

Miss World Philippines 2017 Laura Lehmann in Mark Bumgarner. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Miss World Philippines 2017 Laura Lehmann in Mark Bumgarner. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

  1. Although a year started with a intolerable news that Cory Quirino left Miss World Philippines Organization, a new MWP took off where she left off and afterwards some. New MWP National Director, Arnold Vegafria and General Manager, Bessie Bessana, have reenergized this franchise. They breathed new life in a form of new titles (Reina Hispanoamericana Filipinas, Miss Eco Philippines and Miss Multinational Philippines). Filipino manifestation fans were means to declare a eventuality during a SM Mall of Asia Arena distinct in prior years where it was reason in smaller venues. Laura Lehmann landed in a Top 40 and was one of a 5 Beauty with a Purpose winners.

Teresita “Winwyn” Marquez managed to win a initial ever Reina Hispanoamericana pretension during a initial attempt. Winwyn has truly lived adult to her namesake.

Teresita 'Winwyn' Marquez during her press discussion on Monday, Nov 13. File print by Jay Ganzon/Rappler

Teresita ‘Winwyn’ Marquez during her press discussion on Monday, Nov 13. File print by Jay Ganzon/Rappler

  1. The Binibining Pilipinas queens has also proven to be a clever force in stability a powerhouse station of a country.

Elizabeth Clenci, Miss Grand Philippines 2017, was a final Asian station in Miss Grand International 2017 where she emerged as 2nd Runner-up. She started off a manifestation deteriorate with a crash when she competed in Phu Quoc, Vietnam on Oct 25, 2017. Maria Jose Lara of Peru won Miss Grand International 2017.

Liz Clenci wins 2nd runner-up in a Miss Grand International manifestation in Vietnam. Photo from Miss Grand International Facebook page

Liz Clenci wins 2nd runner-up in a Miss Grand International manifestation in Vietnam. Photo from Miss Grand International Facebook page

Nelda Ibe, Miss Globe Philippines 2017, roughly prisoner a 2nd Miss Globe pretension rising as 1st Runner-up during a manifestation reason in Tirana, Albania. The contingent leader was Miss Do Tran Khanh Ngan of Vietnam.

Maria Angelica de Leon, Bb. Pilipinas International 2017, went to Tokyo with a contingency built adult opposite her. Since 2012, no reigning nation has managed to enter a semifinals of a Miss International pageant. Some impute to it as a abuse or a trend that prevails since a classification does not wish to have a behind to behind victory. Unfortunately for a competing queen, a reigning titleholder was from her possess country, Kylie Versoza of a Philippines. Regardless of a circumstance, Mariel gave it her best and represented a nation beautifully.

The vigour on Rachel Peters’ to continue a Miss Universe chain strain that began in 2010 was unimaginable. But she convincingly managed to secure a Top 10 finish for a country. On a foe aspect, it is sparkling to wish to continue fixation and winning any year for a country. However, for a lady competing, it might feel overly fatiguing to lift such a bucket on tip of a vigour of a foe by itself. Then again, this is what creates a Binibinis stronger and unassailable pleasing women.

Chanel Olive Thomas, Bb. Pilipinas Supranational 2017, was means to move her possess code of fever in Poland alighting her a Top 10 finish. She was a final of a Binibinis to contest in 2017.

Upon their accession final Apr 30, 2017, it was not a distant fetched thought to suppose that any one of a Binibinis could all potentially win their general competitions. They were a ideal Binibinis that we all dream of having. In fact, they all somehow personified a ideal beauty black to many Filipinos. Beautiful, tall, extraordinary bodies, educated, well-bred, charming, and best of all, articulate.

There were really high hopes though surprisingly were incompetent to move home a crown. In a star of splendour and in any competition, there can customarily be one winner. The suggestion of beauty manifestation foe lies in a seemly acceptance of chain and to be unapproachable of a claimant regardless of outcome. Because that is when they need a adore and support most.

A profitable doctrine to Filipino manifestation fans is to remember to always be common notwithstanding a prior successes. To support a beauty queens is to not customarily be there during feat though also in defeat.

The customarily Binibini left to contest is Katarina Rodriguez, Bb. Pilipinas Intercontinental 2017. She is a final wish of BPCI to move home an general climax from her batch.

  1. In 2017, it was a Nov to remember. Pageant fans and media could hardly keep adult with a towering volume of manifestation associated news during November. For reasons unknown, a vital pageants motionless to reason their general competitions during this month.

  • November 3, 2017 Miss Globe
  • November 4, 2017 Miss Earth
  • November 16, 2017 Miss International
  • November 18, 2017 Miss World
  • November 26, 2017 Miss Universe

This caused a frenzy among a inhabitant directors who routinely had customarily 1 deputy for 2 or some-more pageants. So, they had to hasten for substitutes and training for all possibilities being sent abroad.

The internal beauty camps of Aces and Queens and Kagandahang Flores who any had 3 queens in Binibini and other winners were flooded with prepations for their girls. Even a pulling out of gowns and outfits from a singular pool of designers became utterly tricky. Thankfully, a years of knowledge and resiliency of a possibilities valid to be peerless to their successes.

  1. Only 3 Countries managed to enter 3 out of 4 pageants Top 15/16 (Miss Universe, Miss World, Miss International and Miss Earth)

  • South Africa (Universer, World, International)
  • Thailand (Earth, Universe, International)
  • Venezuela (Earth, Universe, International)
  1. Asia is by distant a continent with a many wins

  • Miss World 2017: India, Manushi Chhillar
  • Miss International 2017: Indonesia, Kevin Liliana
  • Miss Earth 2017: Philippines, Karen Ibasco
  1. An thorough star and a broader notice of beauty

Thirty years ago in a star of pageantry, it was dominated by South America, North America and Europe. There used to be a tenure tossed around of carrying a “token” semifinalist spot. Typically, a “token” claimant was customarily from Asia or Africa.

After study a Top 16/15 from Miss Universe (16) , Miss World (Top 15), Miss International (Top 15), and Miss Earth (Top 16), a regions where they came from shows that it is a some-more inclusive, opposite star (at slightest in pageantry). That beauty is no longer customarily cramped to a blue eyed blondes of Europe or a extreme beauties of South America. A closer demeanour during a 62 placements suggested that those who entered a Top 16/15 (62 sum placements) were:

  • 31% from Asia (19 placements)
  • 21% from Europe (21 placements)
  • 18% from South America (11 placements)
  • 16% from Africa (10 placements)
  • 11% from North America (7 placements)
  • 3% from Oceania (2 placements)

Adding to a achievements of a member from Bb Pilipinas and Miss World Philippines are a wins of Karen Ibasco, who won a country’s 4th Miss Earth title, and placements from Jannie Alipo-on (Miss Tourism International 2017) and Ilene de Vera (Miss Asia Pacific Internationl 2017 4th runner-up). Another former Binibini candidate, Sarah Bona, won Miss Nature Intercontinental 2017.

For a entrance year, we wish that a thorough trend continues to enthuse people from around a star to demeanour during beauty from opposite perspectives and to conclude a differences in a same approach we applaud similarities.

Going into 2018, a Philippines needs to find fresh, and sparkling beauty queens that mangle a mold and move new appetite into a Philippine sash. We are entering a duration most like a Venezuelans did in a past. Being a front curtain and a manifestation powerhouse means that we can't be restored in training or preparations. The star expects us to wow them even more. Fortunately for us, we have a really low pool of outstanding, prepared and assured immature women energetically available to uncover a star a beauty of a moden Filipina. – Rappler.com

Voltaire has 10 years knowledge in a conform industry. He formerly worked with a oppulance wardrobe and accessories code in Los Angeles, CA. He graduated Magna cum laude from a Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, vital in Fashion Design. He also binds a BS in Applied Economics and BS in Marketing from DLSU. He is now doing genuine estate though finds time to pursue his passions in his gangling time.

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