Candidates 6 to 10: Bb. Pilipinas 2014 Press Presentation
Bb. Pilipinas finally presented to the press it’s 40 Official contestants in this year’s beauty tilt. The event was held today, Feb. 19, 2014, at the grand ballroom in Sofitel Hotel, formerly the Philippine Plaza. And from what this blogger witnessed, we’ve got another strong batch of contestants and more worthy beauties than crowns to give away.
Here are my thoughts on contestants 6 to 10. The names highlighted in RED are my top favorites. Those in GREEN I find intriguing.
It was brave of candidate #6 Anabel Christine G. Tia to style her hair in a high bun while wearing a bikini. The current trend is to have your tresses tumbling all over your shoulders during swimsuit presentations. But Anabel Tia has always been the kind of girl who likes to take calculated risks. Even joining Bb. Pilipinas was a big dare for the art teacher/restaurateur who flew all the way to Manila just to try her luck in the pageant!
Two things about candidate #7 Aiza Faeldonia that give her the edge above the rest: her fabulous cheekbones and her violin-shaped body. While she is pretty when she smiles, she turns into royalty when she closes her lips and drops her eyes. At 5’9″ this HRM grad is a towering presence on stage and a formidable opponent for anyone who hopes to win a crown in this year’s pageant.
Hot to the millionth power! Contestant #8 Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach is BACH! And she’s hotter than ever as you can see above. This is take 2 for Pia Wurtzbach who placed as 1st Runner-up in last year’s Bb. Pilipinas beauty pageant. A positive thinker, Pia did not despair when she left the stage without major title in 2013. Instead, she made up her mind to give it one more shot.
The actress/model would indeed make a great representative for the Philippines if she wins one of the 4 crowns up for grabs – she’s got a picture-perfect smile, curves in the right places and the smarts to handle the toughest pageant question!
Don’t let the delicate aura of contestant #9 Joy Antonette Diaz fool you. She’s tougher that you think. With a degree in Political Science and plans to pursue Law, Joy aims to become a family lawyer in future. But before she finishes her education she wants to slug it out in this court of beauties. While she traces her roots to Dagupan, Joy grew up in the US. She is back in the Philippines to learn more about Filipino culture. Watch out girls, this one is a beauty with lots of brains!
Contestant #10 Shauna Indra Salina Curran seems to be awfully proud of her ethnicity – you’ll often catch her bragging about being half-Scottish and half-Igorot. How intriguing, doncha think? The first time I saw her was during “Runway for Hope 2013” a fashion show that raised funds for Yolanda survivors. Shauna was hosting and modeling at the time.
The one thing I really like about this girl is her very interesting face. An exquisite beauty that has yet to blossom. A rose bud whose petals are still closed tight. As for her physique, I think she can work on shedding some excess weight in order to be more competitive in pageants. If Janine Tugonon could do it, I’m sure the lovely Shauna can too!
I also love her gift for hosting – she’s a radio jock! During the Talent Show of Bb. Pilipinas 2014 Shauna Curran gave us a taste of her hosting skills as well as her singing! Click here to see more…