Andrea Biondo: Ready to Rock MUA2016

Look who is making a splash with numerous photoshoot reveals on social media: it’s Gentlemen of the Philippines winner Andrea Biondo for Mister Universal Ambassador 2016.

The photos released are in anticipation for the Mister Universal Ambassador in Indonesia. He is expected to arrive in Bali on September 21st alongside the rest of the 55+ candidates from all over the world. Andrea was the runaway winner during the Gentlemen of the Philippines competition last July.

The 5’11” Filipino-Italian hunk posted this message on his social media as he gears up for the competition:
This was a journey of a lifetime, a dream I always wanted to be part of, a goal I worked hard to reach. It has been a roller coaster full of excitement and happiness. The biggest challenge in my life so far. The best feeling to represent the Filipino Community of Italy after winning Mister Bachelor Philippines Italy 2016 to this amazing life changing experience that is Gentlemen of the Philippines 2016.

Winning this new title is the biggest thing I could ever imagine at this point of my life. Not because for any random reason, but because of what I have experienced and the overwhelming encounters during this amazing journey.

Extend your support for this hunk via the online voting that will enable him to fast-track into the semis thru this link:

Desire & Cristiano: Are they Dating?

Despite only making it to the top 10 of Miss Universe 2014, it seems that former Miss Spain has won the love game after all…

Desire Cordero is currently being linked with soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo as Spanish gossip magazine Corazon CZN claims that they have been dating for over a month. Desire, who had split with her previous boyfriend Alvaro Ruiz more than several months ago, saw herself getting the attention of the sports-god thru her Instagram account. The Real Madrid star player is said to have initiated the contact thru IG and both have been dating under the radar.
It is even reported that Desire moved in to a new place in Madrid and was spotted several times at the gated VIP estate of La Finca on the outskirts of Madrid where Ronaldo lives. Will this romance last longer than the Tim Tebow-Olivia Culpo pairing that ended up with a weird reason?

The 2016 Miss World Philippines Candidates in Folded&Hung

Check out the 25 ladies competing in Miss World Philippines 2016 garbed in their Folded&Hung casual attire…

You can still vote for your favorite candidates on the link below: 

Janela Joy Cuaton for Miss Tourism Metropolitan International

Despite being crowned last year, it’s not too late for Mutya ng Pilipinas winner Janela Joy Cuaton to compete internationally. The lady from Doha, Qatar is now all set to compete for the Miss Tourism Metropolitan International this coming November 18th in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Earlier she created a commotion among pageant fans when Sash Factor released her Philippine Eagle inspired national costume. The costume is to be made by Celso Collado Dahil, a fashion designer based in Doha.

Supposedly, Janela was to compete at the Miss Tourism International 2015/2016 in Vietnam, but the pageant did not push through. Notable winners of the Miss Tourism Metropolitan International include Gleniffer Perido and Monica Radulovic of Australia.


Mister Universal Ambassador – Sashes&Scripts Leaderboard 1

Here is the first Sashes&Scripts leaderboard of the Mister Universal Ambassador in Bali, Indonesia. These are the candidates that created an early buzz on social media for either their photo-releases, charity work and fan buzz…

1. Spain – Christian Perez Llorente
2. Serbia – Aleksa Gavrilovic
3. Netherlands – Cas Winters
4. Brazil – Marcello Pilotti

5. Dominican Republic – Alejandro Martinez
6. Philippines – Andrea Biondo
7. Australia – Rede Carney
8. Puerto Rico – Eric Manuel Gonzalez

9. Indonesia – Eka Hendra Wijaya
10. Panama – Davis Arguelles
11. Malaysia – Jason Ganesan
12. Bosnia Herzegovina – Sinan Subara
Did your fave/s make it to the first tally? Who will be on the next list?

Brenda Jimenez Officially IN, Kristhielee Caride OUT

Puerto Rican beauty queen Kristhielee Caride loses her $3 million court case against the Miss Puerto Rico organization headed by Desiree Lowry.

Earlier this month, a court ruling by Supreme Court Judge Eduardo Rebollo dismissed the lawsuit by the dethroned beauty queen for violating the terms of her contract as Miss Universe – Puerto Rico. It can be remembered that the beauty queen was rude to a newspaper interview that lead to her dethronement. It was also revealed that she failed to appear on a television guesting citing traffic and refused to use a designated salon provider by the MU-PR org, all of which are violations of her contract.

With this news, her first runner up, Brenda Jimenez can breathe easy as she is the official candidate of her country to the Miss Universe pageant to be held post-annually in Manila. Brenda, who stands at 5’10”, is taking a double degree on Psychology and Biology. She has been training for the international competition since Kristhielee has been stripped of her title.

Felice Hwang in Leo Almodal

My first impression when she came in my atelier was; she’s a nice cute girl, tall, doll like, beautiful and I thought that she’s naive, fragile, innocent and doesn’t know anything about modeling but when she step up and hit that stage.. You know what happened next?!? She SLAYED!!! KILLED IT!!! That the rest of the team dropped their jaws and that includes me! She was stunning, graceful and perfect in every angle! An Asian super model in the making!
– Leo Almodal

Those were the words of designer Leo Almodal on Puteri Indonesia Lingkungan/ Miss Indonesia International Felice Hwang. And he is right to say so as Felice has shown a very fierce and captivating side of her in the latest photos released by the designer over his social media accounts.
Below is a bonus video of the behind-the-scenes of the shoot…

Rumor has it that according to the Indonesian pageant page, Sahabat Pageants, Felice is undergoing pageant training with the Kagandahang Flores camp. The KF beauty camp has produced two of the 5 Miss International winners from the Philippines. This only goes to show that when it comes to pageant training, the Philippines is the best in Asia!