Filipina wins Miss Earth 2014

Winning Beauties.. From left Miss Earth Fire - Maria Alexandra Rodriguez  , Miss Earth 2014 - Jaime Herrel , Miss Earth Air - Andrea Neu  and Miss Earth Water - Anastasia Trusova 
After the non-placement of the Philippines in the recently concluded Miss International 2014 pageant in Tokyo, Japan, compatriot Jaime Herrel came in revenge snagging the coveted Miss Earth title last night held at The UP Theater Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines. 

Miss Earth 2014 Jaime Herrel, Philippines celebrates as she is being crowned by the outgoing Miss Earth 2013 Alyz Henrich of Venezuela.

The 19 year-old- lass from Cebu outdid other 83 delegates from around the globe. Herrel was born in California but raised in Placer, Masbate. She won several titles prior ( Sinulog Festival Queen 2013 where she represented Tribu Himag-Ulaw of Placer, Masbate, Reyna ng Aliwan 2013 and Miss Tourism Ambassador of the Philippines 2013 ). 

Miss Earth 2014, Jaime Herrel

Elemental queens were, Andrea Neu from USA Miss Earth Air, Maria Alexandra Rodriguez from Venezuela Miss Earth Fire and Anastasia Trusova Miss Earth Water from Russia. 

Jaime Herrel is the second Miss Earth title holder from the Philippines following Karla Henry the first Asian and a fellow Cebuana who was crowned Miss Earth 2008. 

Eighty-four contestants were narrow down to 16 after the production number;Tahiti, Russia, Korea, Colombia, Scotland, Mongolia, Zambia, Brazil, Slovak Republic, Venezuela, Thailand, USA, Egypt, Philippines, Mexico and Spain. 

And 16 lovely ladies diminished into final 8; Brazil, Mongolia, Slovak Republic, Venezuela, USA, Philippines, Russia and Spain where they were given a chance to answer the question given to them by the respective jurors. 

Miss Earth pageant which celebrated its 14th years of existence is based in the Philippines and organized by Carousel Production. 

TPQs'Final picks for Miss Earth 2014

Pageant enthusiasts shared their bets in our group ( The Pageant Queens Group ) on who will shine on the 14th edition of Miss Earth pageant that will be held tonight at The UP Theater Quezon City. We asked them for their 15 performing countries and we ended up with this result. 

 Jamie Herrel, is a sure top contender for the any of the elemental crowns, from the very start she never failed to make any surprises. 

Zaira Bas, is a sure hit for one of the titles, she has been doing pretty good all through out the competition.

Maria Alexandra Rodriguez, this lass performed as what is being expected from her despite having a short-term training. ( Note: She's supposed to compete next year but the reigning Miss Earth Venezuela- Stephanie De Zorsi was dethroned due to personal reason. )

Alankrita Sahai, she's really one of the favorites to win the crown. With her aura and stage performance no wonder she got what pageant enthusiasts are looking for on a winner. 

1. Philippines
2. Spain
3. Venezuela
4. India

5. Puerto Rico
6. France
7. Brazil
8. Ukraine

9. Dominican Republic
11. Hungary
12. Zambia
13. Austria
14.. USA
15. Chile

Countries below got same number of votes.

16. U.S Virgin Islands
18. Indonesia 
19. Thailand
20. Russia
21. Colombia

Who shall wear the elemental crowns? Find out later tonight.

Miss Earth 2014 National Costume Competition

Miss Earth 2014 National Costume Winners

Miss Earth 2014 National Costume competition was held last night at Green Sun Hotel, Makati City. Winners of the said competition was announced based on their respective continents.

Group 1 ( Africa )

Gold: South Africa, Silver: Namibia, Bronze: Egypt

Group 2 ( America )

Gold: Panama, Silver: Venezuela, Bronze: Chile

Group 3 ( Asia and Oceania )

Gold: Indonesia, Silver: Philippines, Bronze: India

Group 4 ( Europe )

Gold: England, Silver: Russia, Bronze: Spain

Miss Earth 2014 pageant will be on November 29 at The UP Theater, Quezon City, Philippines. Don't miss it!

Beauty Queen Missing, found dead!

Maria Jose Alvarado is crowned the new Miss Honduras in San Pedro, Sula, Honduras, April 26, 2014. The dark-haired beauty was to have flown to London Wednesday to compete in the Miss World pageant - the high point of her reign as Miss Honduras. But the beauty queen and her sister were found shot dead , police said the sister's boyfriend confessed to killing them in a jealous rage over his girlfriend dancing with another man.

Bodies believed to be 19-year-old Maria Jose Alvarado and her 23-year-old sister, Sofia, were discovered buried near the spa where they disappeared a week earlier while celebrating the boyfriend's birthday. Their bodies were discovered early Wednesday after Ruiz led investigators to the remote gravesite where he and an alleged accomplice buried them in a mountainous area of Santa Barbara. 

"We had her gown ready and her traditional dress costumes," said television personality Salvador Nasrallah, who employed Alvarado as a model on his TV game show, X-O Da Dinero. "This is not a crime of passion; this is machismo," added Nasrallah, a former presidential candidate.

Honduras pageant organizer Eduardo Zablah said the country will not compete this year because of the tragic death of Alvarado, who according to her pageant profile played volleyball and soccer and wanted to be a diplomat after graduating university.

The sisters' mother, Teresa Munoz, told Televicentro that Ruiz called her the morning after her daughters disappeared, acting nervous and claiming the young women had left the party in a car with some other people. She said her daughters were trusting and naive. "They were not very astute about assessing the people around them. They were just friendly," Munoz said. "They were going out with people they hadn't known very long."

"Violence against women is a huge problem in Honduras," said Adriana Beltran, a senior associate at the Washington Office on Latin America. "A lot of girls die this way, but because they're not famous, it doesn't get the attention and the crimes go unpunished," Nasrallah said.

May you rest in peace Maria Jose Alvarado.

Beauty and brains: Kris Tiffany Janson set to conquer Miss Intercontinental

Beauty and brains: Kris Tiffany Janson set to conquer Miss Intercontinental

Official Press release from Bb. Pilipinas 
( Bb. Pilipinas Intercontinental Kris Tifanny Janson) 

Undaunted by the cancellation of Miss Intercontinental and pressures to bring home the crown, Kris Tiffany Janson expresses her confidence to bring home the title for the country. Kris is set to leave for Germany on November 22 to take part in pre-pageant activities on the lead up to the Miss Intercontinental happening onDecember 5 in Maritim Hotel and Congress, Magdeburg.

(Bb. Pilipinas 2014 Queens with the BPCI Management) 

“I respect the decision of the organizers to move the pageant, with the utmost consideration on the international pageant contestants’ safety. Ona personal note though, I do pray that the conflict in Jordan be resolved, and that its citizens be safe from casualties.”

Asked about whether she feels pressure, Kris maintains a confident stance. “I know I have the courage and strength deep within to represent the Philippines in Miss Intercontinental. I have my own personality to showcase and the unique characteristics of the Filipina to allow mw to stand out in the competition,” Kris shares.

Her inspiration to win also runs deep, as she dedicates her journey to the crown to her late father. “I pull strength from my dad who was the first person to encourage me to join beauty pageants. I want to realize his dreams for me and make him proud.”

Modesty aside, Kris’ power combination of beauty and brains topped off with years of experience in modeling and pageants puts her in a good position to dominate the competition. Kris’ background boasts of a decade in modeling and a successful career as a finance analyst.

Kris spent months in rigorous preparation for the pageant, with back to back trainings for personality development, Q &A, social graces, pasarela, hair and makeup. She also immersed herself in the history culture of Jordan and learned the Arabic language.

Giving her an even bigger advantage was her training with the former beauty queens, Shamcey Supsup, Venus Raj, Bea Santiago and Johanna Datul. Their expertise and actual pageant experiences gave her inspiration as well as real life advice on the competition. “Know yourself and carry yourself well, believe in yourself and your capability to be a winner” are words from the different beauty queens that Kris takes to heart.

Mrs. Araneta talks about how hard Kris worked to prepare for Miss Intercontinental.

Miss Intercontinental is a Panama-based international beauty pageant under the prestigious World Beauty Organization. Deemed as the United Nations of Glamour and Beauty it is celebrating its 43rd year. This year’s pageant promises an exciting show as it draws 70 of the most beautiful women from all over the world.

The Binibining Pilipinas 2014 pageant is presented by the Araneta Center, ABS-CBN, Cream Silk, PLDT Home, JAG Jeans, AVON, PAGCOR, Titan Watches-the official watch sponsor, Manhattan Garden City, Pizza Hut, Lactacyd White Intimate, Philippines Airlines, Sofitel-the official residence, Manila Bulletin-the official print partner, David’s Salon, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Gold’s Gym, JAC Motors, Picture City, dale Carnegie Training Center, Entrepreneur School of Asia, Charter Ping An Insurance Corporation, and Raymond Saldana Photography.

 (Bb. Pilipinas 2014 Queens)

For more information on Miss Intercontinental and the Bb. Pilipinas, please go and https”//

Reference:      Ada de Pedro
                     Public Relations and Corporate Communications Officer

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Valerie Hernandez crowned Miss International 2014

Puerto Rican beauty queen Valerie Hernandez crowned Miss International 2014.

The 21 year-old- student and model from Carolina, Puerto Ricowon the international title last night at the 54th annual event held at The Grand Prince Hotel Takanawa in Tokyo, Japan. Dressed in an embellished gown, Hernandez sobbed with tears of joy as she was officially crowned by Miss International 2013 Bea Rose Santiago of the Philippines. 

"As Miss International I want to send a message of love, peace and unity". She thinks that it's not all about the crown, it's not just the title but the responsibilities. Valeries, celebrated her win with Zuleika Suarez of Colombia and Polly Punika of Thailand, 1st and 2nd runners-up respectively. Victoria Tooby of United Kingdom and Milla Romppanen of Finaland were the third and 4th runners-up. Hernandez was also crowned before as Miss Teen International 2012 and during Miss International Puerto Rico she finished 1st runner-up to Patricia Quinones which she assumed the title when Quinones resigned to some personal reason. Its Puerto Rico's 2nd Miss International title, the last time Puerto Rico had the crown was way back in 1987 won by Laurie Rivera.

Top 10 includes; 

Argentina - Josefina Jose Herrero
Brazil - Deise Beneficio
Indonesia - Elfin Rappa
Mexico - Vianey Vasquez
Panama - Aileen Bernal 

Special Awards: 

Miss Friendship - Colombia Zuleika Suarez
Miss Internet - India Jhataleka Malhotra 
Best in National Costume - Indonesia Elfin Rappa
Miss Perfect Body - France Aurianne Sinacola
Best Dresser - Colombia Zuleika Suarez

Miss Earth 2014 Press Presentation

Miss Philippines Jaime Herrel won top honor after she was awarded as 'Darling of the Press' during the Press Presentation of Miss Earth 2014 pageant on November 10, 2014 at Green Sun's SOMA in Makati City. Miss Venezuela Maira Alexandra Rodriguez and Miss Puerto Rico Franceska Toro were awarded the silver and bronze medals. 

80+ contestants were presented to the local and international media present at the event being hosted by Miss Earth 2008 Karla Henry.

France, Spain, Brazil, Tahiti, Hungary, Dominican Republic, India, Ukraine stood out as well on the said even. Delegates from Chile, Thailand, Zambia, U.S Virgin Islands, Russia, Columbia, Mauritius and Paraguay might pull up comes final night.

Miss Earth 2014 finals will be on November 29, 2014 at The UP Theater in Diliman, Quezon City.

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