THE 14th grand coronation night of Amazing Philippine Beauties will be held tomorrow night, November 26, at the Amazing Theater, CCP Complex, Manila with 32 of the most gorgeous transvestite and transgender contestants vying for the coveted crown and a great opportunity to showcase their talents at the “Amazing Show” that has been attracting tourists from all over Asia and elsewhere since 2001.
The pre-pageant night was held last November 19 where the contestants took to the stage in the swimsuit and evening gown competitions to determine the semi-finalists for tomorrow’s finals.
For the past 15 years, “Amazing Show” has been searching for the most beautiful transvestite and transgender talents on a national scale. And its pageant, “Amazing Philippine Beauties” has grown in scope, popularity and prestige that former winners like Patricia Montecarlo, Cristina Dandan, Chanel Madrigal and Margarette Hayek became part of the winning circle of Miss International Queen, the popular international transgender pageant held annually in Pattaya, Thailand.
Kevin Balot and Trixie Maristela were among the past titleholders of Miss International Queen. Another product of Amazing Philippine beauties is Francine Garcia, who won the “Super Sireyna” pageant of “Eat Bulaga.”
The grand finals tomorrow, the organizers promised, will be the most daring, dauntless and fearless pageant in history. It will be hosted by Lance Raymundo and feature fascinating repertoire from the “Amazing Show” performers.
Established in August 21, 2001, the company showcases the best of Filipino transgender talents in “Amazing Show” and features Chinese, Japanese and Korean numbers, Broadway and off-Broadway musical excerpts, comedy acts, modern jazz numbers and stylized Filipino folk dances.
Thumbs up for Miss Tourism Metropolitan International 2016 first runner-up Janela Joy Pigon Cuaton, who arrived from her successful stint in Phnom Penh, Cambodia last Tuesday morning and was met at the airport by her family – her dad Joy Cuaton, sister Joanna May, grandma Teresita Arevalo (who came all the way from Daly City, California to watch Janela in Cambodia) – as well as members of media.
“I’m so happy to be back and I would like to thank everyone who supported me in my pageant journey, especially the Mutya ng Pilipinas organization headed by Ms. Jacqueline Tan-Sainz and my Kagandahang Flores (pageant camp) family,” Janela exclaimed. “Although we did not win the top title, I believe I gave a very good fight and here I am with my sash and crown that, I think, fits me well!”
Janela will be feted with a victory party along with the Miss Asia Pacific International 2016 winner and her court who were crowned at Sheridan beach Resort & Spa in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan last Wednesday.
Pageant Watch wishes Bb. Pilipinas-Globe 2016 Nichole Marie Ramos Manalo the best as she vies for the 43rd Miss Globe Pageant at the National Opera Theater in Tirana, Albania tonight (tomorrow morning PH time).
Nichole, a registered nurse and the youngest sister of Miss Universe-Philippines 2009 Bianca Manalo and Bb. Pilipinas-World 2002 Kate Manalo-Hernandez, will vie alongside 40 other delegates worldwide for the coveted crown currently held by our very own Ann Lorraine Colis.
Nichole, who won as runner-up in a subsidiary swimsuit competition, is a strong favorite to win and score a back-to-back win for the Philippines. Bring home the crown once more, Nichole!