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The 2017 Miss Philippines-Earth ‘most likely’...

The 2017 Miss Philippines-Earth and her court (Misses Philippines Air, Water, Fire and Eco-Tourism) will be chosen from a field of hopefuls (called “Eco Warriors”) tonight at the Mall Of Asia (MOA), hosted by Robi Domingo and airing tomorrow morning, July 16, at 10 o’clock on ABS-CBN.

As a tradition, Funfare’s “beauty experts” Celso de Guzman Caparas and Felix Manuel pick their lists of “most likely” (to make it) which are not designed to influence the judges. Celso and Felix agreed on 11 choices, namely:

1. Pulilan, Bulacan — Samantha Viktoria Acosta, 18, Entrepreneurial Management student;

2. City of Manila — Karen Ibasco, 26, college instructor;

3. Porac, Pampanga — Anne Krishia Antonio, 22, executive search consultant;

4. Filipino Community of New Zealand — Jessica Rose McEwen, 20, AB Communication student;

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5. Puerto Princesa City — Sadrine Stoelzaed, 24, international flight attendant;

6. Olongapo City — Kim De Guzman, 24, Mass Communication graduate;

7. Cagayan de Oro City — Sherlyn Doloriel, 23, Marketing Management student;

8. Panglao, Bohol — Catherine Tabaniag, 18, Social Studies student;

9. Tayabas City — Lea Audrey Laano, 24, International flight attendant;

10. Lobo, Batangas — Vanessa Mae Castillo, 21, Psychology graduate;

11. Caloocan City — Jessica Marasigan, 23, artist.

The five other on Celso’s list: Magsaysay, Misamis Oriental – Diana Rose Socorro, 19, provincial government staff; Lipa City – Rianne Charlotte Kalaw, 19, Tourism Management student; Marikina City – Klaidel Hope Concepcion, 19, Biology student; El Salvador City, Misamis Oriental — Elizabeth Amahan, 19, International Studies student; and Mandaluyong City — Marie Sherry Ann Torres, 25, travel agency reservations officer.

And the four others on Felix’s list: Carmella Quirog of Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon; Princess Nicolas of Camiling, Tarlac; Agnes Mygelle Tolentino of Marilao, Bulacan; and Abigail Libre of San Miguel, Bulacan.

(E-mail reactions at entphilstar@yahoo.com. For more updates, photos and videos, visit www.philstar.com/funfare or follow me on Instagram @therealrickylo.)





…and some Mutya overseas and regional hopefuls

Meanwhile, the 49th Mutya ng Pilipinas paeant will be held on Aug. 4 at the Newport Performing Arts Theater of Resorts World Manila (RWM), with 30 in competition. After the “meet and greet” with the media on July 20, the candidates will be at Hannah’s Beach Resort and Convention Center in Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte for the swimsuit competition and other activities from July 21 to 23. 

Already here are more Mutya bets representing the Filipino  Overseas Communities  (joining Savannah Gankiewicz — Hawaii, Bertmari Yr Bergmannsdottiv — Scandinavia, Abigail Grigsby — Melbourne, Suzanne Perez — California and Jesas Wada  — Japan who were recently featured in Funfare):

  • From Australia, Rica Sey, 20, won the title of Miss Philippines Australia 2015 and Best in Swimwear/Miss Photogenic as well.
  • From Singapore, Darlene May Reyes, studied BS International in Travel and Tourism and a former flight attendant from San Pascual, Batangas.
  • From Canada, Khristel Abbeygale Cuesta who won Miss Pilipinas Canada 2016, Best in Swimsuit, Best in Evening Gown and Popularity Award all in the same pageant in Canada.  
  • From United Kingdom, Nicole Marie Deguilmo, 18.

The regional winners are:

  • From Southern Mindanao, Nicole Kristel Losloso, 19, fourth year Electrical Engineering student of Southern Luzon State University, from Pagbilao, Quezon; 
  • From Central Luzon, Maxine Xanti Manalus, 19, fourth year student taking up BS Nursing at Holy Angel University.
  • From Northern Mindanao, Chella Grace Falconer, soon to be a CPA-Lawyer and Neurologist. 
  • From Negros Island Region, Louise Lian Enumerable, a model at Nouveau Management, studied BS Tourism Management at Colegio San Agustin in Bacolod.  Three titles are at stake: Mutya ng Pilipinas Overseas Communities 2017, Mutya ng Pilipinas Tourism International 2017 and Mutya ng Pilipinas Asia Pacific 2017. 

Miss Asia Pacific International 2016 titlist Tessa Le Conge from the Netherlands will return to Manila to crown her successor in November.

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