Could the Next Miss Universe Be One of These Girls?


Bb. Pilipinas 2014 Top 40 Official Candidates

Bb. Pilipinas 2014 Top 40 Official Candidates. From L-R starting with the top row:  Sarah Jireh Asido, Vessica Sambo, Jesyln Santos, Anabel Christine “Tia” Ng, Ellore Punzalan, Shauna Indra Sazina Curran, Leonalyn Dela Cruz, Joy Antonette Diaz, Raquel Kabigting, Angelique de Leon, Kris Tifanny Janson, Diane Carmela Querrer, Gabrielle Ti Lo Kani, Zahara Soriano, Krystal Alonday, Kenneth Santiago, Hannah Sheena Manuel, Joy Marie Gangan, Krischelle Halili, Hanna Mariz Dela Guerra, Mary Ainjely Manalo, Ladylyn Riva, Mae Liezel Ramos, Kimverlyn Suiza, Laura Victoria Lehman, Parul Shah, Mary Jane Bianca Guidotti, Sherlien Dass, Janine Asanion, Hannah Ruth Sison, Emma Maty Tiglao, Julian Aurine Flores, Yvette Marie Santiago, Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach, Nichole Marie Manalo, Vanessa Saliba, Diana Arevalo, Joana Angelica Romero, Mary Jean “MJ” Mariyah Çar Lastimosa, Ednornance Agustin

Note: Diane Carmela Querrer and Sherilien Dass have dropped out of the pageant and since been replaced by Carla Lizardo and Aiza Faeldonia. Click here to read the story.

At last! Bb. Pilipinas has finally released it’s list of Top 40 contestants for the 2014 pageant and never have I seen so much fanfare over the screening of a beauty pageant!

In the old days no one really paid attention to this part of the process; we all waited for the official list of contestants to come out in the news before we started talking about them. But thanks to the impressive performance of the Philippines as the top ranking country in pageant competition last year, we are now scrutinizing the girls even before they join! And now, with BPCI’s announcement of official candidates, we can proceed to scrutinize even more!

But the biggest question is this:

Could the next Miss Universe be one of the girls in the photo above?

For our sake, I hope so.

Truly, it seems that we are starving for a Miss Universe crown now that we have felt the fullness of winning major crowns like Miss International (Bea Santiago 2013) and Miss World (Megan Young 2013) as well as prestigious crowns like Miss Supranational (Mutya Datul 2013) and Miss Tourism International (Angeli Dione Gomez 2013). (Did I forget anyone guys?)

Miss International 2013 Bea Santiago (left), Megan Young Miss World 2013 (middle), Mutya Datul Miss Supranational 2013 (top right), Angeli Dione Gomez Miss Tourism International 2013/2014 (bottom right)

Miss International 2013 Bea Santiago (left), Megan Young Miss World 2013 (middle), Mutya Datul Miss Supranational 2013 (top right), Angeli Dione Gomez Miss Tourism International 2013/2014 (bottom right)

Sharpening our hunger for a Miss Universe title is the consecutive runners-up placements of Venus Raj (4th RU in 2010), Shamcey Supsup (3RU in 2011), Janine Tugonon (1st RU in 2012) and Ariella Arida (3rd RU in 2013).

Left to right - Janine Tugonon, Shamcey Supsup, Venus Raj and Ariella Arida - top performers in Miss Universe since 2010

Left to right – Janine Tugonon, Shamcey Supsup, Venus Raj and Ariella Arida – top performers in Miss Universe since 2010

Photo above from Sash Factor

The list of honors above doesn’t even include several other pageant honors we have won in recent years! The Philippines is definitely ripe for a Miss Universe victory and I’m praying to God that she’s one of the girls in this list of 40 and that the judges will crown her on March 30, 2014.

Here is the complete list of Top 40 contestants in #Bb. Pilipinas 2014. The numbers are their screening numbers and are not yet official.

2. Sarah Jireh Asido

3. Vessica Sambo

5. Jesyln Santos

14. Anabel Christine “Tia” Ng

22. Ellore Punzalan

23. Shauna Indra Sazina Curran

24. Leonalyn Dela Cruz

26. Joy Antonette Diaz

28. Raquel Kabigting

29. Angelique de Leon

32. Kris Tifanny Janson

33. Dian Carmela Querrer

34. Gabrielle Ti Lo Kani

36. Zahara Soriano

39. Krystal Alonday

40. Kenneth Santiago

41. Hannah Sheena Manuel

42. Joy Marie Gangan

44. Krischelle Halili

45. Hanna Mariz Dela Guerra

46. Mary Ainjely Manalo

49. Ladylyn Riva

50. Mae Liezel Ramos

56. Kimverlyn Suiza

57. Laura Victoria Lehman

59. Parul Shah

63. Mary Jane Bianca Guidotti

66. Sherlien Dass

67. Janine Asanion

73. Hannah Ruth Sison

74. Emma Maty Tiglao

75. Julian Aurine Flores

77. Yvette Marie Santiago

78. Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach

92. Nichole Marie Manalo

104. Vanessa Saliba

108. Diana Arevalo

111. Joana Angelica Romero

114. Mary Jean Mariyah Çar Lastimosa

117 Ednornance Agustin

#BbPilipinas2014

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