Mercegrace Racquel… to Join Bb. Pilipinas Again?

1) The welcoming beauty of Mercegrace Racquel at Solaire!

1) The welcoming beauty of Mercegrace Racquel at Solaire!

What a lovely surprise to be greeted by the statuesque Mercegrace Raquel at the lobby of Solaire as I was making my way to the poolside to witness the press presentation of the Miss Philippines Earth 2014 contestants! Isn’t she a glorious sight in that bright yellow gown?

To refresh your memory, Mercegrace competed in Bb. Pilipinas Gold in 2013 where she was unplaced and in Miss World Philippines 2013 where she entered the Top 13.

She was supposed to compete at the Miss Humanity beauty pageant abroad but backed out of the chance. The international pageant has gotten severe criticism from previous Filipina candidates who have shared horror stories about the competition. One representative, whom I interviewed, told me that the screenings of our national pageants were far more classier than the coronation itself of Miss Humanity.

Anywhoooo…  I asked Mercegrace if she was planning to join again and she said perhaps next year. She is looking at joining Bb. Pilipinas again but nothing is concrete. At the moment, the 5’10” stunner is enjoying her work as an ambassadress for Solaire. In the next few months she’ll be shifted to the front desk, something she is also looking forward to!