ABQ’s Choices for Semi-Finalists in Miss Philippines Earth 2012!


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Tonight (May 27, 2012) is the coronation night of Miss Philippines Earth 2012 at the Mall of Asia and we will finally know after weeks of challenges, which girl will win the title and represent the Philippines in the Miss Earth 2012 beauty pageant.

When I looked through all the photos of the Miss Philippines Earth 2012 contestants, I ended up liking more than 20 girls! Let me list them all down for you and why I like them. I know not all of them will enter the Semi-Finals but these are the ones that caught my eye and I’d like to tell you why:

Note: the girls are in alphabetical order based on the place they are from.  The names in RED are my uber-favorites in this list.

1) Roxanne Corluy representing the Filipino Community in Belgium…

Belgium-Fil – Roxanne Corluy

I am almost certain Roxanne Corluy will enter the Semi-Finals list of Miss Philippines Earth 2012. She has a distinctive beauty that stands out and a beautifully curved waistline plus tight abs. Roxanne Corluy’s pageant experience includes Mutya ng Pilipinas 2011 where she placed in the Top 10.

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2)  Dorothy Joy Pagurayan representing Cabugao, Ilocos Sur…

Cabugao, Ilocos Sur – Dorothy Joy Pagurayan

You should see some of the photos of Dorothy Joy Pagurayan on this page on Missosology’s website! She’s got this dusky beauty that makes you think of dark chocolate. Dorothy Joy Pagurayan competed in Philippines’ Next Top Model in 2007, in Saniata ti Ilocos Sur 2011 and also posed in Playboy Philippines.

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3) Melanie Ann Belina representing Calapan…

Calapan – Melanie Ann Belina

Melanie Ann Belina of Calapan is in my list because I just really like her sweet face. Very ‘maamo’ with a lovely smile. Melanie Ann Belina, who is working toward becoming a CPA, is already a local beauty queen – she won the title Miss Oriental Mindoro Tourism.

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4) Name and Photo of candidate removed upon her request.

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5) Jem Francelle Sanico representing Catarman, Northern Samar…

Catarman, Northern Samar – Jem Francelle Sanico

I always fall for cute dimples. And Jem Francelle Sanico of Catarman, Northern Samar has two of them! While this photo doesn’t really capture her true beauty, there are lots of photo on her Facebook that show just how charming she is! Jem Francelle Sanico is a poli-sci student at UE and was the Student Regent 2011-2012.

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6) Janica Burasca representing Cebu City…

Cebu – Janica Burasca

Well, her name, Janica Burasca just sounds so vamp-ish no? This Cebuana has very interesting eyes – they slant down making her seem a bit sad. Without much eye-shadow, the slant is quite obvious like in this YouTube Vid. But when she’s done up with a smoky-eye make-up style, she looks every bit her vampish name!

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7) Dane Felisse Marasigan from Ibaan, Batangas…

Ibaan, Batangas – Dane Felisse Marasigan

Alright, here’s another CUTE contestant – and I mean that as a compliment! Dane Felisse Marasigan‘s best features are her BIG, LUMINOUS, DARK EYES! Dan Felisse Marasigan is also a proven beauty contestant having won the Mutya ng Ibaan 2012. 

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8) Abbygale Rey representing Makati City…

Makati – Abbygale Rey

The first time I saw Abbygale Rey was in La Bulaquena 2009 when I was asked to judge the pageant. She was one my favorites from that opening number and Abbygale Rey placed 2nd Runner-up in that gig. She also happens to be Miss Makati 2011, so she is a proven beauty contestant! This is Abbygale Rey’s 2nd time to join Miss Philippines Earth; she was a contestant in the year 2012.

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9) Aufelyn Zaballa representing Marilao, Bulacan…

Marilao, Bulacan – Aufelyn Zaballa

Some women just light up your world with their beauty and Aufelyn Zaballa is that kind of lady. She has had some pageant experience being a finalist in the La Bulaquena 2011. Aufelyn Zaballa is also an early winner in Miss Philippines Earth 2012 having won the special award, Miss Talent!

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10) Jade Charmaine Manago representing Misamis Occidental…

Misamis Occidental – Jade Charmaine Manago

Just look closely at the proportions of Jade Charmaine Manago‘s body – she has great loong legs and a nice curve to her waistline. Arms are also lithe. Jade Charmaine Manago also has a very pert look which I like. Her previous pageant experience representing Tangub City for the Sinulog 2011.

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11) Kathleen Subijano representing Muntinglupa City

Muntinglupa – Kathleen Subijano

Seems like Kathleen Subijano‘s motto in life is “Never Say Die!” She was hoping to do better than just placing in the Top 15 in Bb. Pilipinas 2011 and badly disappointed when she did not enter the Top 5. It is a difficult situation for Kathleen Subijano because her older sister Cara is a Bb. Pilipinas World winner. So comparisons are rife. But hats off to Kathleen for not letting one loss stop her from joining another beauty pageant – Miss Earth Philippines 2012. The best to you Kathleen!

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12) Glenna Christina Duch from Negros Oriental…

Negros Oriental – Glenna Christina Duch

Glenna Duch is already an earth warrior for Dumaguete, Negros Oriental. A couple years ago she spearheaded an environmental project to teach children in her city about environmental issues. In this video, Glenna Christina Duch talks about herself and her advocacy. I like the way she speaks! But Glenna Duch’s make-up artists have to be careful because her type of beauty doesn’t shine in thick make-up. I have big hopes for this girl!!

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13) Krystal Alonday from Paombong, Bulacan…

Paombong, Bulacan – Krystal Alonday

Krystal Alonday reminds me so much of Venus Raj although they do have their own ‘beauty identities.  This lovely Bulakenya has won two local titles – Mutya ng Paombong 2010 and Bb. Bulacan World 2011.

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14) Valerie Gail Garcia representing Pasay City…

Pasay – Valerie Gail Garcia

I like Valerie Gail Garcia because she can look unbelievably breath-taking in some of her photos! She’s also a favorite of mine because she’s a Christian and I have a heart for contestants who have a heart for God. Hoping Valerie Gail Garcia shines for Jesus in the Miss Philippines Earth 2012!

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15) Princess Manzon representing San Francisco, Cebu…

San Francisco, Cebu – Princess Manzon

Hot, hot, hot AND sizzling are the four words that describe Princess Manzon. IMHO, she’s several steps ahead of her competitors in the Miss Philippines Earth 2012 in terms of experience because of her stint on Pinoy Big Brother. Princess Manzon is pretty daring too – posing in magazines like FHM. Pageant-wise, Princess Manzon has had some experience after competing in Miss Resorts World 2011 and making it as a semi-finalist.

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16) Glennifer Perido representing Tabuk City…

Tabuk City – Glennifer Perido

Glennifer Perido is looking hotter than when I saw her first at the Bb. Pilipinas 2011 beauty pageant where she competed but did not place. Must have been a tough loss for a multi-titled Laguna beauty. Click here to read all of Glennifer Perido’s titles. But you can’t put a beautiful woman down – Glennifer Perido is back in competition and I think she’s got great chances to do well in the Miss Philippines Earth 2012!

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17) Candice Ramos representing Vigan…

Vigan – Mary Candice Ramos

Candice Ramos is gorgeous – she reminds me of one of my pretty friends named Love. And she’s spent time as an exchange student in Chiang Mai, Thailand which happens to be my current favorite country after the Philippines.  Mary Candice Ramos also gained some fame when she became an FHM Girls Next Door finalist. And, I have to say that she really photographs well!

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Photo resources:

Pep.ph, the Number 1 Site for Philippine Showbiz

Miss Philippines Earth

Diandra Zach