MPE 2014: The 8 Metro Manila Beauties in Bikinis
What a beautiful day it was at the poolside of Solaire, which turned out to be such a huuuuge by-the-sea getaway with gorgeous coconut trees and lots of pool space for you to swim in! I did not realize just how gorgeous this place was having only seen the casino and ballroom.
Well, it became an even prettier place with the 49 official candidates of Miss Philippines Earth 2014 parading around in their Ricky Abad bikinis! Here are the photos I took… the girls that stood out are highlighted in RED… the girls highlighted in green were very intriguing… ENJOY!
Amanda Arbitrario (Caloocan) is a pageant junkie having joined Miss Panglao Bohol in 2011 (she placed 2nd), was a Miss Sophie 2012 finalist, competed in Miss Lions’ Club Int’l, is the reigning Miss Caloocan and won Miss Dunkin Donuts Ambassadress in Tagbilaran some four years ago. This 22 year old IT student doesn’t look like she eats too many donuts though!
Mary Laveryn Naluz (Las Pinas) caught my attention first with her tawny shade. Then her smile hit me; the corners of her lips tilt up in a delicious way! Third thing I liked – her hourglass figure. Very pretty! She is 24 years old and works for SM as an HR Supervisor.
Mary Ann Ross Misa (Makati) towers over the competition not just because she’s one of the tallest, but because she is a possibility for Top 5 circle, maybe even the crown, given her fierce stage presence and experience as a model and pageant title holder. This will be her last competition though. The 25 year old Account Executive dedicates this last hurrah to her Mom.
Michelle Karen dela Paz (Marikina) has smile so stunning that it makes you forget she has other body parts! The 23 year old beauty actually took the place of the original Marikina candidate Akiko Centeno who reportedly took a nasty fall and had to pull out of the pageant.
Sarah Theresa Stewart (Muntinglupa) has soulful eyes that I think are her best asset. The 20 year old is a Psychology grad of De La Salle and attributes her fitness to being a varsity softball player in her college years.
Jashmin Lyn Dimaculangan (Pasig) is like an exquisite Asian Barbie Doll with her pert face, svelte limbs and dark silky tresses. She’s only 18, a Commerce student at UST and a runner-up in the Thomasian Youth Ambassador and Ambassadress 2013 competition.
Melissa Isabelle Arganda (Pateros) has that perfect crescent moon shaped smile and when she smiles, it reaches her eyes! Melissa is 22 and works as a Marketing Assistant for a talent studio.
Jodimay Megan Zervoulakos (Taguig) makes me want to break a plate and say, “Oppa!” Then down a glass of Greek Ouzo. Love her thick luscious lips and the way her locks tumble down to frame her face. The 19 year old beauty is a student of fashion design.
Ross Misa of Makati (2nd from left) rises above the others with her elegant height but Pasig’s Michelle Karen dela Paz has the loveliest pose and shapeliest legs.