Miss Philippines Earth 2014: My Fearless Prediction

From candidates passing out to alleged pageant bullying, this year’s Miss Philippines Earth pageant is definitely one of the most talked about editions. Aside from that, this could also be considered as the most competitive batch of candidates with both newbies and veterans battling it out to become the ultimate eco-warrior.

Who are leading the race to the Miss Philippines Earth crown? Who will emerge victorious come coronation night on May 11? Here’s the my final list:

A15th: Cabuyao City – Roanne Refrea
One of the most underrated candidates is Roanne, who has already worn the Philippines sash in the2007 World Miss University pageant in Seoul, South Korea. Though unplaced, the experience has opened opportunities for her in modeling. She won a gold medal during the talent competition.

14th: Zamboanga City – Margie Alatan
In terms of pre-pageant performance, Margie is a downgrade from last year’s delegate. She only bagged a silver medal in the Resorts Wear competition. Despite this Margie owns a distinct charm that makes her lovable especially when she smiles.

13th: Laoag City – Ma. Theresa Ocampo
She failed to make it as an official candidate in Bb Pilipinas 2014 but that didn’t stop Theresa from pursuing pageants. Although not among the heavily favored candidates, she could also pull off a surprise. Her best asset is her eloquence, which she showcased in her eco-video. This girl sure knows by heart what Miss Philippines Earth is all about.

12th: Trece Martires, Cavite – Joselle Mariano
She was about to go unnoiticed in the competition until she won the gold medal for the Evening Gown competition. She wasn’t even on fans’ lists, but throughout the course of the competition she has proven her worth. She might pull of a surprise come finals.

11th: Agoncillo, Batangas – Kaycie Lyn Fajardo
No stranger to pageants, Kaycie was Mutya ng Agoncillo 2012 and Mutya ng Batangas 2012 3rd runner-up. She won gold in the Miss Photogenic and Best Eco-video online voting and a bronze from the Make-up challenge. This girl just needs that perfect styling during the finals to make an impact.

pasig10th: Pasig City – Jashmin-Lyn Dimaculangan
One of the freshest faces in the batch, Jashmin easily stands out because of her commanding presence. No wonder this girl bagged the gold medal in the Catwalk competition. However, competition is stiff and she gets overshadowed by the heavy favorites. Also she’s still raw for pageants at 18. Should she comeback in a year or two with a toned body and better styling, I definitely see her making waves in an international pageant.

dinalupihan9th: Dinalupihan, Bataan – Monique Teruelle Manuel
Another MPE repeater who is determined to win it all this time is Monique. She may have not won a single medal, but this doesn’t mean her chances of placing are slim. Neither does she have the perfect face nor the voluptuous body, but her intellect and communication skills will surely work to her advantage.

duenas8th: Dueñas, Iloilo – Ma. Bencelle Bianzon
The best lesson Bencelle has learned growing up is to “never give up on your dreams”. After her luckless stint in Bb Pilipinas last year, this model and IT professional is determined to pursue her dream of becoming a beauty queen. She has definitely improved a lot since with a refined walk and better styling. She finished third in both the Swimsuit Competition and the Online Miss Photogenic voting.

makati7th: Makati City – Mary Ann Ross Misa
As a pageant veteran, many fans expected Ross to be in her top form. She is an overall package: okay face, body, catwalk diva all rolled into one. However, it seems she is already past her pageant prime. Although she has won a gold for the Hairstyling challenge and a bronze for the Talent competition, these are no assurance that she will go all the way to the top. She needs to freshen up her look and give a memorable performance come pageant night.

tanauan6th: Tanauan City – Diane Carmela Querrer
She was disqualified in Bb Pilipinas 2014 a few days after the announcement of official candidates, but this didn’t stop Diane from pursuing her dream. She’s among the performers in this year’s MPE batch, having won golds for the Trash to Clash and Talent competitions. She may not be the best in terms of facial beauty, but her unwavering fighting spirit deserves recognition.

sydneyMiss Eco-Tourism: Fil-Sydney, Australia – Melanie Cristine Balagtas
Melanie wasn’t on anybody’s list before arrivals, but she surprised everyone by doing well in the preliminary activities. She placed third overall after winning medals in the Evening Gown and Talent competitions. Winning the Miss Philippines Australia 2013 title seems to have played much to her advantage. In terms of facial beauty, she is the best among the international delegates. Her styling and wardrobe are good. Melanie also seems well-versed in environmental causes, too. It wouldn’t be a surprise if she places higher come coronation night.

liloanMiss Fire: Liloan, Cebu – Crystal Star Aberasturi
Another darling of the press is the the bubbly Crystal who won bronze medals for the Talent and Swimsuit competitions. Her beauty fits the mold of former MPE winners Karla Henry and Stephany Stefanowitz. She is a natural charmer but at times her styling is bordering tacky. All she needs to do is improve her look to make herself more classy.

gapanMiss Water: Gapan City – Ma. Paula Bianca Paz
Bianca started out strong in the competition, having won silver medals from the Trash to Class and Hairstyling Challenges. She was also among the Darlings of the Press. It seems she has lost momentum though when other girls started to bloom. But being a pageant veteran (she tried out for Bb Pilipinas twice and was 3rd princess in Miss World Philippines n 2011 and 2013), she shouldn’t be counted out just yet. Bianca is a performer on stage and when coupled with the perfect look she could do real damage in the competition.

staritaMiss Air: Sta. Rita, Pampanga – Angelie Crizelle Ocampo
If there is one girl who is giving Miss Cebu a good fight, that would be Angelie. This Pampangueña nailed every pageant activity with her charm and class. No wonder she placed second in the Reality in ME overall challenge. Her rigid preparations also paid of when she bagged silver and bronze medals in the Beachwear Styling, Swimsuit and Resorts Wear competitions. She also won medals for Make-up and Hairstyling challenges. It wouldn’t be surprising if this girl will take home the crown.

cebuMiss Philippines Earth 2014: Cebu City – Jamie Herrell
The girl to beat is the best way to describe Jamie. She was named as the overall winner of the Reality in ME (pre-pageant) challenge after winning five gold (Fun For A Cause, Darling of the Press, Resort Wear, Swimsuit, and Cultural Wear competitions), three silver (Catwalk, Talent – dance category, and Hair and Make-Up competitions) and two bronze medals (Trash to Class and Evening Gown competitions). This is her first national pageant but it can’t be denied that the Cebuana beauty has prepared for this moment.

She is among the most talked about delegates, but Jamie lives up to the hype. Naysayers claim she is too short to be a beauty queen, but Jamie has proven them otherwise. Her fresh and charming face, good physique and gift of gab make her a major force to reckon with in the competition.

Miss Philippines Earth 2014: From ‘World’ to ‘Earth’

These two girls, in separate occasions, were runners-up to Miss World Philippines (MWP) winners. Now on their possible final attempts at winning a national crown via Miss Philippines Earth, will they finally make it?

Mary Anne Ross Misa: From Bb Pilipinas to Miss World Philippines to Miss Philippines Earth
Mary Anne Ross Misa: From Bb Pilipinas to Miss World Philippines to Miss Philippines Earth

Advertising graduate Mary Anne Ross Misa (Makati City) was first runner-up (first princess) to Queenierich Rehman in MWP 2012. But before that, she was a Top 10 finalist in BbP 2010 (won by Venus Raj). She was supposed to join BbP 2014 but withdrew her application before screenings were held.

Ma Paula Bianca Paz: From Bb Pilipinas to Miss World Philippines to Miss Philippines Earth
Ma Paula Bianca Paz: From Bb Pilipinas to Miss World Philippines to Miss Philippines Earth

Pageants have been a roller-coaster ride for Ma Paula Bianca Paz (Gapan City). She first joined BbP in 2009 but was unplaced. A year after she represented the Philippines in Asian Supermodel Search in China where she bagged the Miss Photogenic award. In 2011 she tried her luck in BbP. She made it as an official candidate but was disqualified due to a sexy photo shoot she did for a calendar years back. On the same year, she joined MWP where she finished as third princess. Two years after, she rejoined and was awarded Best in Long Gown. But this wasn’t enough to win the crown as she was again named third princess (Megan Young won the title). Biance is now emerging as a front-runner in this year’s MPE pageant, having won silver medals in the Trash to Class and hairstyling challenges.

Confirmed contestants for Miss Philippines Earth 2014

REALITY IN M.E. The Miss Philippines-Earth 2014 search has now begun and an exciting twist has been added to spice up this season’s quest for the crown.
REALITY IN M.E. The Miss Philippines-Earth 2014 search has now begun and an exciting twist has been added to spice up this season’s quest for the crown.

While everyone’s busy with the upcoming Binibining Pilipinas pageant, here’s a quick update on Miss Philippines Earth 2014.

The Miss Philippines-Earth 2014 search has now begun and an exciting twist has been added to spice up this season’s quest for the crown!

This year’s theme for all Miss Philippines-Earth (MPE) events is “REALITY IN M.E.” The outline of the competition shall also give focus on a panel of judges composed of ex-beauty queens and industry experts who shall give their frank comments and advices to each candidate after their performance in every event.

These comments shall be the eye openers for our beauty contestants to give them a chance to improve themselves in preparation for the final night.

REALITY IN M.E. basically captures the reality in staging an MPE pageant.

This is a timely and perfect way to follow the 50 gorgeous beauty Queens representing and promoting their home towns, allowing beauty pageant fans to get to know their favourite candidates and keep abreast with their eco warriors as they face various challenges in pre pageant competitions and activities.

Among the events lined up this pageant season are the anticipated environmental events, Trivia Challenge, MakeUp Challenge, Catwalk Challege, Styling Challenge, Talent Competition, Swimsuit Competition, Cultural competition, Long Gown Competition, Fashion shows, and more. All MPE events rally for a better earth.

Every pre-pageant challenge episode shall be announced and shared on MPE’s official social media, Youtube-missphilippinesearth, Twitter-@missphilearth, Facebook–MissPhilippinesEarthOficial andwww.missphilippines-earth.com where our audience can watch the candidates’ progress in the competition.

Even backstage coverage of the candidate’s interviews and preparatory moments shall be captured. Live feeds on Twitter and trending hashtags shall enable more interaction from the audience with their favourite candidates as the show happens.

Witness the 2014 Miss Philippines Earth candidates as they transform into competitive eco-warriors resolute in their advocacies!

See the photos of the confirmed contestants below. See some familiar faces? Is the next Miss Earth among these ladies?

Patrixia Sherly Santos, from Albay
Patrixia Sherly Santos, from Albay
Nicole Grimalt, from Rodriguez, Rizal
Nicole Grimalt, from Rodriguez, Rizal
Rosebel Bastasa, from Dapitan City
Rosebel Bastasa, from Dapitan City
Akiko Centeno, from Marikina City
Akiko Centeno, from Marikina City
Phoebe Estoconing, from Tampilisan, Zamboanga del Norte
Phoebe Estoconing, from Tampilisan, Zamboanga del Norte
Anna Carmela Aquino, from Taytay, Rizal
Anna Carmela Aquino, from Taytay, Rizal
Sarah Stewart, from Muntinlupa City
Sarah Stewart, from Muntinlupa City
Mary Rose Pujanes, from San Roque, Sto. Tomas Batangas
Mary Rose Pujanes, from San Roque, Sto. Tomas Batangas
Melanie Balagtas
Melanie Balagtas
 Cesdianne Daung, from Tungawan, Zamboanga Sibugay

Cesdianne Daung, from Tungawan, Zamboanga Sibugay
Mary Laveryn Naluz, from Las Pinas City
Mary Laveryn Naluz, from Las Pinas City
Monique Manuel, from Dinalupihan, Bataan
Monique Manuel, from Dinalupihan, Bataan
Kim Covert
Kim Covert
Dawn Bermudez, from Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay
Dawn Bermudez, from Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay
Mabel Joy Verceles, from Quezon City
Mabel Joy Verceles, from Quezon City
Crystal Aberasturi, from Liloan, Cebu
Crystal Aberasturi, from Liloan, Cebu
Megan Zervoulakos, from Paranaque City
Megan Zervoulakos, from Paranaque City
 Maria Jenny Gonzalez, from Cainta, Rizal

Maria Jenny Gonzalez, from Cainta, Rizal
Roanne Refrea, from Cabuyao City
Roanne Refrea, from Cabuyao City
Jenn Kristel Gonzales, from Mariveles, Bataan
Jenn Kristel Gonzales, from Mariveles, Bataan
Angelie Crizelle Ocampo, from Pampanga
Angelie Crizelle Ocampo, from Pampanga
Mary Anne Rose Misa, from Makati City
Mary Anne Rose Misa, from Makati City
Cindy Madduma, from Puerto Princesa City, Palawan
Cindy Madduma, from Puerto Princesa City, Palawan