Karen Gallman
Achievers in 2019 international pageants
FUNFARE - Ricky Lo (The Philippine Star) - January 17, 2020 - 12:00am

Win some, lose some.

Unlike the golden harvest in previous years, not one of the six major winners in the 2019 Bb. Pilipinas pageant (still incontestably the most glamorous and most prestigious local beauty search) brought home a crown. The best finish was scored by Leren Mae Bautista who placed second runner-up in the Miss Globe pageant. Gazini Ganados (Universe) stopped at Top 20, Bea Patricia Magtanong (International) at Top 6, Emma Mary Tiglao (Intercontinental) at Top 20 and Resham Ramirez Saeed (Supranational) at Top 25 while Samantha Ashley Lo (Grand International) failed to make it to the semis (she got involved in an issue about her passport and dilly-dallied before she came back).

Here’s the result of two other major pageants: Janelle Tee finished at Top 20 (Miss Earth) tilt and Michelle Dee Top 12 in the Miss World.

Although crowned as 2018 Bb. Pilipinas-Intercontinental, Karen Gallman competed in the 2018 Miss Intercontinental and won the title on Jan. 27, 2019, she reigned until Dec. 20 last year. (Note: Gallman was not included in the 2018 achievers published in Funfare on Jan. 24, 2019.)

Here are the achievers in the 2019 international pageants compiled by Funfare’s “other beauty expert” Celso De Guzman Caparas:


Cyrille Payumo, 2019 Miss Tourism International held in Malaysia;

Leandrea Batingan, 2019 Miss Tourism Ambassador Universe, Malaysia;

Janjep Carlos, 2019 Mr. Gay World, South Africa;

Yves Campos, 2019 Mister Tourism and Culture Universe, Myanmar;

Jan Kim Vergel, 2019 Mister National World, Thailand;

Trevor Florito Goldman, 2019 Mister World Noble King, Philippines;

Jashley Murro van Hemelen, 2019 Princess of the World, Bulgaria;

Zandra Nicole Liwanag, 2019 Miss Teen Tourism Universe, Philippines;

Kiara Eowyn Manansala, 2019 Miss Teen Tourism International, Philippines;

Avon Viray-Morales, 2019 Mrs. Asia Pacific Global, Singapore;

Shiela Teodoro-DeForest, 2019 Mrs. Eco International, USA;

Lovely Gervacio-Tajan, 2019 Mrs. International Universal, Malaysia;

Giselle Legaspi-Barrion, 2019 Mrs. Tourism Universe, Philippines;

Alma Concepcion, 2019 Ms. Grand Universe, Philippines;

Patricia Javier-Walchers, 2019 Noble Queen of the Universe, Philippines;

Francesca Taruc, 2019 Miss Tourism World Intercontinental, China;

Sharmaine Magdasoc, 2019 Miss Fashion World International;

Kayesha Chua, 2019 Miss Asia Awards, Vietnam;

Willy Quinto, 2019 Mister Working Man International, Thailand;

Kevin Zulueta, 2019 Mister Tourism Ambassador Continental, Malaysia;

Reniel Martizana, 2019 Mister Teen Tourism Ambassador, Malaysia;

Taipan Paule, 2019 Mister Tourism Globe, Philippines;

Mark Avila, 2019 Gentleman of the World, Indonesia;

Dancel Jan Mendoza, 2019 Mister Continental International, Malaysia;

Khwarizmi Ramos Akhmad, 2019 Mister Continental Prince, Malaysia;

Martin Sardiña, 2019 Mister Icon World, India;

Vanessa Udarbe-Quezon, 2019 M.S. International, Singapore;

Rowena Quiray-Valle, 2019 Elire Mrs. International, Singapore;

Maffi Carrion, 2019 Noble Queen International, Philippines;

Leah Luna-Panisales, 2019 Mrs. Grand Universe, Philippines;

Leslie Victoriano, 2019 Miss Pre-Teen Glam International, Philippines;

Kieffer Domingo, 2019 Mr. Teen Glam International, Philippines;

Prezious Katalinae Langit, 2019 Young Miss Universe, Georgia;

Sarah Nicole Filtness, 2019 Pre-Teen Miss Universe, Georgia;

Brianna Faye Fernandez, 2019 Mini Miss Charming, Thailand;

Princess Lahra Amar, 2019 Little Miss Tourism Globe, Japan;

Aaliyah Kelley, 2019 Pre-Teen Tourism Globe, Japan;

Precious Icka Jade Fesalbon, 2019 Little Miss Glamour Model, Thailand;

Danica Louissa Gonzaga, 2019 Miss Pre-Teen International, Thailand.


Ella Lubag, first runner-up, 2019 Miss Global Asian Model, Philippines;

Roxanne Baeyens, first runner-up, 2019 Miss Tourism Culture & Universe, Myanmar;

Ayrra Averilla, first runner-up, 2019 Miss Polo International, United Arab Emirates;

Pauline Ebora, first runner-up, 2019 Miss Supermodel Globe, India;

Kasley Malaika Libres, first runner-up, 2019 Teen Miss Universe, Georgia;

Divine Angela Veranga, first runner-up, 2019 Jewel of the World, Philippines;

Aubrey Sangalang, first runner-up, 2019 Queen of International Tourism, Philippines;

Anne Apas, first runner-up, 2019 Miss Tourism Beauty of the World, Philippines;

Arlene Limboy, first runner-up, 2019 Mrs. Fashion World, Malaysia;

Kurt Primicias, first runner-up, 2019 Mister Tourism Ambassador Universe, Malaysia;

Adrian Joseph Arias, first runner-up, 2019 Mister Culture World, Vietnam;

Kelvin Vicente, first runner-up, 2019 Mister Universe Tourism, Philippines;

Leren Mae Bautista, second runner-up, 2019 Miss Globe, Montenegro;

Llena Tan, second runner-up, 2019 Mrs. Worldwide, Singapore;

Paolo Gallardo, second runner-up, 2019 Mister Grand International, Myanmar;

Flordeliz Mabao, second runner-up, 2019 Miss Scuba International, Malaysia;

Letelle Perez, third runner-up, 2019 Miss Global Universe, Singapore;

Vince Lenard Marcelo, third runner-up, 2019 Mr. Global Asian Model, Philippines;

Apple Joy Bacay, fourth runner-up, 2019 Miss Great International, Japan;

Megan Agoncillo, fourth runner-up, 2019 Miss Lumiere World International, Singapore;

Irene Bigornia-Montemayor, fourth runner-up, 2019 Mrs. Global Universe, Singapore.

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



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