MPE 2014: The 8 Visayas 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!

THE 8 ECO-WARRIOR BEAUTIES FROM VISAYAS:

L-R - Jamie Herrell (Cebu), Pircelyn Pialago (Dalaguete, Cebu), Ma. Bencelle Bianzon (Duenas, Ilo-ilo) and Kimberly Covert (Dumaguete, Negros Oriental)

L-R – Jamie Herrell (Cebu), Pircelyn Pialago (Dalaguete, Cebu), Ma. Bencelle Bianzon (Duenas, Ilo-ilo) and Kimberly Covert (Dumaguete, Negros Oriental)

Jamie Herrel (Cebu City) got the most applause from the crowd which was mostly made up of pageant journalists who voted her as their ‘Darling’. Whoever wins the Darling of the Press award will most likely enter the semi-finals and has a healthy shot at the Top 5, even the crown. This 19-year-old Cebuana owns a dance studio called the Mactan Dynamics Dance Company. (Jamie won Best in Swimsuit a week after this post so it looks like she’s a major possibility for the crown.)

Pircelyn Pialago (Dalaguete, Cebu) was a an RPN9 News Watch reporter and we actually worked together for a couple years. When the channel closed, she went on to work as a reporter for another network. Though journalism is her passion, she is living out her other dream – competing in beauty pageant. 22-years-old and driven, lets see how far she goes in MPE 2014!

Ma. Bencelle Bianzon (Duenas, Iloilo) is back on the pageant stage after testing the waters last year in Bb. Pilipinas Gold. Her warm Pinay beauty and small-boned frame are her best assets, I think. This 24-year-old was a top-notch student who now works as an account manager for a tech solutions company.

Kimberly Covert (Dumaguete, Negros Oriental). Her features jump out at you when she’s on stage… cuts you like a knife. She should do well as a model for glossy fashion spreads. And that’s EXACTLY what she does! This 19-year-old is a member of the Models Association of Cebu.

*****

 

L-R - Janica Ella Honrade (Iloilo), Crystal Star Aberasturi (Liloan, Cebu), Hannah Marie Caayon (Mandaue), Shaimaa Al Najjar (Rosario, No. Samar)

L-R – Janica Ella Honrade (Iloilo), Crystal Star Aberasturi (Liloan, Cebu), Hannah Marie Caayon (Mandaue), Shaimaa Al Najjar (Rosario, No. Samar)

Janica Ella Honrade (Iloilo City) reminds me of another beauty that I love: Cindy Miranda. This fair Ilongga is only 21 years old but is already working as a science teacher. Her eco-passion is fighting for the preservation of the Iloilo River.

Crystal Star Aberasturi (Liloan, Cebu) was not really on my list of favorites the first time I saw her but upon closer examination, she lives up to her sparkly name. Her beauty is matched by her educational achievement as a registered medtech. For me, this 21-year-old has a Karla Henry aura about her.

Hannah Marie Caayon (Mandaue) has a fierce presence when she is on stage and walks really well. She’s 25 years old and works as a support analyst for NYSE Philippines Inc.

Shaimaa Alnajjar (Rosario, Northern Samar) is a pageant newbie from what this blogger knows. But this 24-year-old has been working as a model. Love her heavy-lidded eyes and pearly white skin.

*****

 

L-R - Pircelyn Pialago (Dalaguete), Kimberly Covert (Dumaguete), Crystal Star Aberasturi (Liloan), Hannah Marie Caayon (Mandaue), Janica Ella Honrade (Iloilo), Ma. Bencelle Bianzon (Duenas), Jamie Herrel (Cebu City)

L-R – Pircelyn Pialago (Dalaguete), Kimberly Covert (Dumaguete), Crystal Star Aberasturi (Liloan), Hannah Marie Caayon (Mandaue), Janica Ella Honrade (Iloilo), Ma. Bencelle Bianzon (Duenas), Jamie Herrel (Cebu City)

It’s clear that the girl from Dumaguete, Kimberly Covert is the tallest in this group. Cebu’s Jamie Herrell (far right) meantime holds her chin up high to look as tall as poosible… loving Bencelle’s body (2nd from right).

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