Bb. Pilipinas 2013 Contestants Present: Pitoy Moreno’s Collection!


Just wanted to share with you the photos my hubby took at the Bb. Pilipinas Fashion show held April 11, 2013 at the Araneta Coliseum featuring all 50 candidates of Bb. Pilipinas 2013. I am missing one candidate tho – I feel really bad about it but somehow we missed taking a shot of her – #21 Lourenz Remetillo. And she looked fabulous at the show!

If anyone has a photo of Lourenz Remetillo and wouldn’t mind seeing it in my blog, please email it to jaedeelight@yahoo.com and I will make sure to credit you for it! Maraming Salamat!

And now, here are the 49 candidates wearing the collection of Asia’s ashion Tzar, Pitoy Moreno:

Those highlighted in red are the girls that stood out for me. If you see any mistakes in names, numbers, spelling, grammar etc. please drop me a comment!

The Bb. Pilipinas 2013 Fashion Show at Araneta Coliseum!

The Bb. Pilipinas 2013 Fashion Show at Araneta Coliseum!

1. Ria Rabajante

1. Ria Rabajante

Ria Rabajante, who is one of ABQ’s favorites, did very elegant hand movements while presenting this Sulu-Sea-Inspired outfit. It must be difficult being the first contestant in a pageant, but it is wise to put strong girls at the start and end of a pageant line-up.

*****

2. Bencelle Bianzon

2. Bencelle Bianzon

The coral and shell headdress on this Pitoy Moreno creation is stunning! I wonder just how heavy it is… but Bencelle Bianzon showed now sign of difficulty; she carried it gracefully to the end.

*****

3. Zandra Flores

3. Zandra Flores

Loving Zandra Flores here. Excellent hand movements and expressive projection. And even if she’s wrapped in that shiny sarong, her curves stand out!

*****

4. Nicole Donesa

4. Nicole Donesa

Nicole Donesa walked down the ramp just like a princess! She seemed to be a crowd favorite; the audience cheered for her the second she got on stage.

*****

5. Maria Mustonen

5. Maria Mustonen

ABQ favorite Maria Mustonen swept the stage like a lioness on the hunt! Each time I see her, I like her a little bit more…

*****

6. Yvette Mildenberger

6. Yvette Mildenberger

This grey-silver outfit really goes well with Yvette Mildenberger’s fair looks. She was one of the more graceful contestants with hands that flowed like water. To me, she is like a wild gazelle let loose on the plains…

*****

7. Maria Ivy Kristel Gonzales

7. Maria Ivy Kristel Gonzales

This gorgeous outfit made me wonder if Pitoy Moreno was ever commission to do uniforms for flight attendants. Doesn’t Maria Ivy Kristel look like she’s about to ask you if you want the chicken or the fish? Just kidding! But I do love her serious model look; it is truly difficult to fabulous without smiling.

*****

8. Abbygale Monderin

8. Abbygale Monderin

Beautiful contrasting colors on this skirt and jacket with cap ensemble! They go well with the sleek beauty of Abbygale Monderin.

*****

9. Katherine Anne Enriquez

9. Katherine Anne Enriquez

Katherine Anne Enriquez slowly burned in this bright orange Filipiniana dress. And I just love the way her face reflects the feminine moodiness of a supladang Pinay!

*****

10. Anna Carmela Aquino

10. Anna Carmela Aquino

The dusky beauty of Anna Carmela Aquino is further enhanced by the deepness of this pink/fuschia Filipiniana creation by Pitoy Moreno. She carried the outfit with gentle grace.

*****

11. Anna Carmina Antonio

11. Anna Carmina Antonio

Although Anna Carmina Antonio seems dead serious in this shot, she did shower the audience with toothy smiles from time to time. From my perspective, this girl was enjoying herself on stage, proud to be a Binibini wearing Pitoy Moreno.

*****

12. Camille Carla Nazar

12. Camille Carla Nazar

Beautiful tribal patterns over bright orange. And doesn’t that cap look so classy on Camille Carla Nazar? She cretainly knows how to carry high fashion…

*****

13. Charmaine Elima

13. Charmaine Elima

I love the baby tassels on this outfit! Makes me think of jesters in a King’s court. Well, a Queen’s court, I should say. Charmaine Elima lived up to her name and did a charming job; she captivated this blogger’s heart as she worked the stage with her awesome walk!

*****

14. Mary Rose Pujanes

14. Mary Rose Pujanes

Mary Rose Pujanes just keeps getting better each time I see her. She took the stage confidently in this orange number and walked like as if she already had the crown on her head!

*****

15. Pia Wurtzbach

15. Pia Wurtzbach

Although I prefer a smiling Pia Wurtzbach, it was interesting to see her do the “you-better-not-mess-with-me” runway look. Pia is one of the hottest contestants in this batch with a following that stretches longer than Edsa.

*****

16. Joanna Cindy Miranda

16. Joanna Cindy Miranda

Haaaay, the face! The beautiful face!!! And the lips like sugar… Joanna Cindy Miranda is really captivating when she smiles. Loved watching her having the time of her life on stage!

*****

17. Carin Adrianne Ramos

17. Carin Adrianne Ramos

Loved the bouncy walk of Carin Adrianne Ramos in this portion of the show! She did fantastic as she showed off the more fun side of Pitoy Moreno’s design!

*****

18. Christine Paula Love Bernasor

18. Christine Paula Love Bernasor

Christine Paula Love Bernasor got to show off her playful side (and gorgeous long legs) as she twisted and turned on stage to some Roaring 20s music!

*****

19. Hannah Ruth Sison

19. Hannah Ruth Sison

Hannah Ruth Sison showed us that you can still have fun even if you’re wearing shocking pink leggings and petticoat! Hannah really is very graceful and her face is just full of expression. She remains an ABQ favorite!

*****

20 Bea Santiago

20. Bea Santiago

A grinning Bea Santiago hogged our attention, not because she was trying hard to steal the limelight; she just simply is an eye-catching beauty! No matter where I look, my eyes inadvertently go back to her…

*****

21. LOURENZ REMETILLO

We weren’t able to take a photo of Lourenz, but if you have one, please send it to jaedeelight@yahoo.com and I’ll stick in here. I really loved her performance and am dismayed that we missed her! Thanks!

*****

22. Ellore Noell Punzalan

22. Ellore Noelle Punzalan

Oooh, this was one of my favorite outfits!  And it was JUST perfect for Ellore Noelle Punzalan – the gold and orange just made her tan sexier. Nice arms and shoulders too…

*****

23. Leona Paula Santicruz

23. Leona Paula Santicruz

That black and red corset gown looked really great on Leona Paula Santicruz. She gave the costume a little extra attitude with her moody look and elegant gait…

*****

24. Cassandra Naidas

24. Cassandra Naidas

This number on Cassandra Naidas made me think of peacocks… if you see what I mean. Cassandra was bubbling under with a smile that warmed my heart. I really like this girl!

*****

25. Merry Joyce Respicio

25. Merry Joyce Respicio

Stunning on stage! That’s what Merry Joyce Respicio is! I previously said that she reminded me of Gem Padilla but in the fashion show, I started thinking Lou Bunyi. Anyway, Merry Joyce has brilliant cheekbones that make her look good even when her hair is pulled back in a bun. This is one beauty that really excites me!

*****

26. Anna Buquid

26. Anna Buquid

Anna Buquid enthralled the crowd with her savvy runway skills! Standing half an inch shy of 6 feet, this goddess had every eye in the coliseum trained on her as she dominated the stage…

*****

27. Valiry Vispo

27. Valiry Vispo

Valiry Vispo started her walk with a dramatic pose that betrayed underlying grace. She is a joy to watch – full of confidence and so focused on giving her best to the crowd as she presented her Pitoy Moreno design.

*****

28. Mercegrace Racquel

28. Mercegrace Racquel

Tiger, tiger, burning bright… that’s all I could think of when Mercegrace Racquel stepped on stage in this deep orange long gown. A smouldering beauty…

*****

29. Pauline Quintas

29. Pauline Quintas

I just noticed that the mask (which is really cute) kind of looks like Pauline Quintas, what do you think? Pauline has that kind of charming beauty that you can’t say no to. Simple and sweet!

*****

30. Maria Teresa Gorgonio

30. Maria Teresa Gorgonio

Doesn’t this cool aqua shade look fabulous on Maria Teresa Gorgonio? I just love it on her and what I love even more is the intense expression on her face. She makes a perfect runway model!

*****

31. Mariel de Leon

31. Mariel de Leon

Everybody loves Mariel de Leon with her baby doll face and sweet looks. But at the Bb. Pilipinas 2013, I finally saw the fierceness that I was looking for! There is a ‘leon‘ buried somewhere inside of her and I caught a glimpse of it during the show. Mariel de Leon… an ABQ favorite!

*****

32. Cindy Abundabar

32. Cindy Abundabar

Ahh… really like this Filipiniana design by Pitoy Moreno. It looks really good too on Cindy Abundabar who carried it with the sweet modesty of an old-fashioned Filipina.

*****

33. Parul Shah

33. Parul Shah

Simplicity was Parul Shah‘s peg all night. This ABQ favorite glided across the stage with muted drama. A very different performance compared to the Press Presentation where she was flirty and bouncy. Nice to see the quiet and elegant side of Parul!

*****

34. Grace Yann Apuad

34. Grace Yann Apuad

Grace Yann Apuad flowed on stage in this billowy Pitoy Moreno gown. And even if she was in all black, Grace’s smile lit up the stage – a beautiful contrast!

*****

35. KC Cajandig

35. KC Cajandig

Oh my, what a surprise! The girl who replaced Maria Teresa Fenger (who dropped out of the pageant due to photos in a men’s magazine) was fabulous on stage! Well, I really shouldn’t be surprised since KC Cajandig is a Supermodel runner-up. KC has this gorgeous mournful look that only top runway models know how to produce. She was one of the best, if not the best girl on stage at the Bb. Pilipinas 2013 Fashion Show!

*****

36. Angel May Villafuerte

36. Angel May Villafuerte

Angel May Villafuerte smiled all the way, up and down the catwalk as she gracefully carried her lacy Pitoy Moreno gown. She does smile like an angel, doesn’t she?

*****

37. Ma. Teresita Alaine Baccay

37. Ma. Teresita Alaine Baccay

Alaine Baccay was THE PERFECT girl for this beautiful ruffled serpentina gown! She looked like a queen with her high bun and delicately positioned hands. I did not realize Alaine could walk and look so regal. After this walk of hers, I am a FAN forever!!!

*****

38. Mariz Ong

38. Mariz Ong

Mariz Ong showed her reserved side in this eclectic creation by Pitoy Moreno. She looks so different when her hair is pulled back this way – I like this different look of hers! Very conservative yet so attractive…

*****

39. Mutya Datul

39. Mutya Datul

Mutya Datul was all smiles as she twirled around the stage in her Cinderella-like ballgown. She is really going for the crown, giving it her best, dimples and all! Bravo!!!

*****

40. Jan Helen Villanueva

40. Jan Helen Villanueva

This gown made me think of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. Two things that I think Jan does NOT have.Unless it’s pride over wearing a Pitoy Moreno creation. But she does have the elegance to carry a gown as poofy as this. Excellent walk!

*****

41. Ariella Arida

41. Ariella Arida

Ariella Arida was stunning in this emerald gown which made me think of Origami art. She is just getting fiercer and fiercer as the competition heats up!

*****

42. Jacqueline Alexandra Mayoralgo

42. Jacqueline Alexandra Mayoralgo

Lovely sweet smile from Jacqueline Alexandra Mayoralgo. This Pitoy Moreno gown becomes her, methinks.

*****

43 Rhea Nakpil

43 Rhea Nakpil

This particular Pitoy Moreno gown was a good choice for Rhea Nakpil – the butterfly sleeves give her a conservative appeal but the sash around the waist shows her sexy silhouette. Beautiful!

*****

44. Gabrielle Monique Runnstrom

44. Gabrielle Monique Runnstrom

Gabrielle Monique Runnstrom was reserved in this royal purple creation by Pitoy. Normally vivacious, Gabrielle this time around, showed us her regal self. But I could see that deep down inside that she wanted to unleash the butterfly in her!

*****

45. Imelda Schweighart

45. Imelda Schweighart

Is it Imelda Schweighart’s debut? It sure looks like it! She is only 17 after all! So young and so beautiful, this half-German sweetheart walked like a princess on stage and charmed us all!

*****

46. Amanda Noelle Navasero

46. Amanda Noelle Navasero

Perfect styling on Amanda Noelle Navasero! And beautiful poise too. I did not know that she could move so elegantly. I could hardly take my eyes off of her! This serpentina gown suits her to a tee and I hope that on coronation night, she wears something just as fab…

*****

47. Aiyana Mickiewicz

47. Aiyana Mickiewicz

This gown could have been created for Aiyana Mickiewicz – it suits her so well! The pink shade and feathers complement her fair complexion and the hair off to one side gives her a youthful appeal.

*****

48. Angeli Dione Gomez

48. Angeli Dione Gomez

Pretty Angeli! She gave us her best beauty queen smile as she paraded down the ramp in a pastel and blue Pitoy Moreno terno…

*****

49. Herlie Kim Artigue

49. Herlie Kim Artigue

A stunning creation by Pitoy Moreno on an equally stunning Herlie Kim Artigue. Gown and girl complement each other, I am impressed!

*****

50. Ma. Cristina Ann Pascual

50. Ma. Cristina Ann Pascual

Last girl in the line-up happens to be one of the more striking beauties in Bb. Pilipinas 2013. Krisma Pascual looked like she was born to wear this floral terno by Pitoy Moreno!

*****

Hope you enjoyed the photos we took at the Bb. Pilipinas 2013 fashion show! Thanks to my hubby Ron T. for taking all these great shots. Love you my sweetie…