Kwentuhan after the MPE 2014 Presscon… Plus MORE Photos of the Girls!
Me and My Lunch Mates – L-R – Lorraine Schuck, Zeny Seifert, Me, Kai Magsanoc and Raymond Golez
LORRAINE, FRESH FROM A US TRIP WITH DAUGHTER
It was a joy to hang out with Lorraine Schuck (Exec VP of Carousel Productions) and my dear pageant bffs – Zeny Seifert who is the mom of beauty queen Sandra Seifert, Kai Magsanoc of Yahoo Phils and Raymond Golez of Sash Factor. We all had a brief tête-à-tête and discovered that Lorraine had just flown in from the US! She went straight to Solaire from the airport to oversee the Presscon of Miss Philippines Earth 2014. WOW, now that’s STAMINA!
Lorraine says she was in the US to support her daughter who was representing the Philippines in an international debating cont
st for law students. Although her daughter’s team didn’t win, Lorraine said they reached runner-up level. Not bad!
DIANE CERVANTES, RECOVERING FROM ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT
I also asked her the latest on elemental queen Diane Cervantes who was shot in the head by an unknown assailant but miraculously survived. Read the story here.
According to Lorraine, Diane is out of the hospital and recovering quite well but is experiencing memory lapses. News reports say she was shot in the head thrice. During her stay at the UST hospital, Diane was reportedly under tight guard due to concerns that the attack could have been politically motivated and that another attempt on her life could be made.
KIMVERLYN SUIZA HAD LORRAINE’S BLESSING TO JOIN BB PILIPINAS
I finally gathered the courage to ask Lorraine Schuck about Kimverlyn Suiza, last year’s Miss Philippines Air winner (1st Runner-up). You see, Kim resigned from MPE to join Bb. Pilipinas but unfortunately did not even enter the Top 15. A terrible disappointment for this blogger and for many pageant followers.
Hard to imagine how this beauty did not enter the semi-finals… Kimverly Suiza at Bb. Pilipinas’ National Costume competition. Photo from Rappler
Photo from Rappler, click here for more.
According to Lorraine she gave Kim her blessing and allowed her to resign. Lorraine says, “I always support the girls if it’s something that will be good for their careers. So I was very very sad when Kim didn’t enter the Top 15.”
Since Kimverlyn had resigned, Lorraine and the MPE team moved Nancy Leonard to the Air position, Alma Cabasal to the Water title and then bumped up semi-finalist Athina Chia (representing Ipil) into the Fire position (3rd RU). Bernadette Aguirre, meantime, retained her Eco-Tourism sash.
Below is can see Athina Chia in red, the new addition to the Top 5 MPE 2013 winners’ circle:
Athina Chia (FIRE) is at the far left in the red gown. Next to her is Nancy Leonard (Air), Angelee Claudett delos Reyes (MPE 2013), Alma Cabasal (Water) and Bernadette Aguirre (Eco-Tourism) – all at the Prescon of MPE 2014 in Solaire
Halfway thru the kuwentuhan at our table, the 49 Miss Philippines Earth 2014 contestants joined us and the pressfolk at the Eclipse Cafe in Solaire. Here are some of the beauties that I captured on my lens:
Queens form 2013 – Miss Philippines Earth 2013 Angelee Claudett delos Reyes (right) with MPE Water 2013 Alma Cabasal
Warm smiles from Phoebe Estoconing of Tampilisan (left) and Jennifer Kaye Allegro of Tigbao, Zamboanga del Sur
These pretties were tucked away in one corner: (Who is the girl on the far left? Can’t see her sash…) Anna Czarinah Buenviaje (Malinao, Albay), Margie Alatan (Zamboanga City), Mary Laveryn Naluz (Las Pinas)
Carmen Baena representing the Filipino community in Melbourne, Australia answers a few questions…
The feline beauty of Kaycie Lyn Fajardo of Agoncillo, Batangas
They share the same last name: Jenn Kristel Gonzales of Mariveles, Bataan (left) and Cainta, Rizal rep Maria Jenny Feliz Gonzales.
Tanauan’s Diane Querrer being interviewed by a press member
Cuties! Jashmin Lyn Dimaculangan of Cainta (left) and Jodimay Megan Zervoulakos of Taguig
So pretty! Ma. Bencelle Bianzon representing Duenas, Ilo-ilo
Gorgeous gal from San Francisco – Rizza Belen Diaz! She eats CAREFULLY!
Press-favorite Jamie Herrel of Cebu City
Adorable in her floppy sun hat! Leslie Ann Pine of San Leonardo, Nueva Ecija
Diane Querrer of Tanauan (left) with Davao City’s Janelle Tee… with a photobomb waiter in the background, aahahaha!
Three lovelies in a row: Crystal Star Aberasturi of Liloan, Cebu (left), Melanie Christine Balagtas of Sydney, Australia (middle) and Angelie Crizelle Ocampo of Sta. Rita, Pampanga
A smile from heaven! Joselle Mariano of Trece Martires, Cavite
The sultry Pia Pialago, TV reporter turned pageant babe.. representing Dalaguete, Cebu
A head-turner! Dumaguete’s Kimberly Covert!
Top contenders in MPE 2014 – Jamie Herrell of Cebu (left) and Bianca Paz (right). Will they be the last 2 women standing on coronation night?
Fabulous! Monique Manuel of Dinalupihan, Bataan and Diane Querrer of Tanauan…
What a sweetheart! Cesdianne Daung from Tungawan, Zamboanga Sibugay
Beauties on a break… Marjorie Acuna of Gerona Tarlac ((left) and Melissa Isabelle Arganda from Pateros, MM
Ma. Teresa Ocampo, a dusky babe from Laoag with one of my favorite pageant photogs…
One of the tallest girls in MPE 2014, Christine Angel Alvaira of San Nicolas, Batangas
Her smile is the cutest! Mary Laveryn Naluz…
A stunner from Daraga, Albay – Patrixia Sherly Santos