Tuesday, June 29, 2021

PROMEDIA Beauty Athletes - Meet the Press

PROMEDIA, an events management company specializing in beauty, fitness, bodybuilding and wellness events, unveiled its plans for 2021 as relayed by its CEO Paul Izon Reyes.
From last years’ virtual presentation of its pageant anchored on total fitness – Miss FIT Philippines, and total beauty – Miss Bikini Philippines, it will now conduct actual live pageants which will unfold on the 3rd and 4th quarters of the year.

PROMEDIA also vouched its support to previous candidates, winners and members of their organization that are venturing into national pageants....

The PROMEDIA beauty athletes:

The main part of the program was the “Meet and Greet “with the media of Bb. Pilipinas candidate #6 – Shanon Tampon from Caloocan City. Shanon is 24 years old, 5’7” in height with body measurements of 34-24-36. Shanon is a BSBA Marketing Graduate and is currently taking her second degree- BS Mechanical Engineering. Being an animal lover, this Binibini advocates AGAINST ANIMAL CRUELTY. Shanon’s pageant experiences include – Miss Bikini Philippines 2019 Finalist, Miss Caloocan 2019 winner and Mutya ng Pilipinas 2018 candidate.

Miss Bikini Philippines 2020 grand winner Chelsea Fernandez was present during the event. This 22 year old lass from Tacloban City has strings of beauty titles to her credit, most notable are Reyna ng Aliwan 2018, Miss Philippines Water 2019 and Miss Gandang Contesera Quest 2020.

Miss Philippines Earth 2021 contestants:
Louise Theunis –representing Carrascal, Suriago del Sur. A 22 year old, Magna Cum Laude Graduate of BS Pharmacy and 2018 Phamacist Licensure Examination Board No. 1 Top Notcher. Louise stands 5’6” and measures 33-24-37. Louise is the Miss Bikini Philippines 2019 winner.

Elda Louise Aznar – representing Davao City. Elda is a former flight attendant and the current Miss Bikini Philippines 2020 runner-up who stands 5’9” and measures 32-24-37.
Anita Rose Gomez – representing Olangapo City, she is the Miss FIT Philippines 2020 2nd runner-up. She stands 5’7” and measures 34-20-33.5.

Anita Rose Gomez – representing Olangapo City, she is the Miss FIT Philippines 2020 2nd runner-up. She stands 5’7” and measures 34-20-33.5.

Also a product of Miss Bikini Philippines 2020 is Miss World Philippines 2021 candidate Natasha Jung, 18 years old representing Tacloban City. Natasha stands 5’7” and measures 35-24-35.

PROMEDIA Operating Officer Chiara Alix Lim, 23 years old, standing 5’8” and measuring 35-24-37. Chiara formerly joined Miss Philippines Earth 2019 and Miss Scuba Philippines 2019.

Miss Bikini Philippines 2020 finalist and Miss Scuba Philippines 2019 Marine Ambassador Sheikha M. Calapatia. Sheika is 21 years old, standing 5’7” in height and measuring 34-25-35.




The main part of the program was the “Meet and Greet “with the media of Bb. Pilipinas candidate #6 – Shanon Tampon from Caloocan City. Shanon is 24 years old, 5’7” in height with body measurements of 34-24-36. Shanon is a BSBA Marketing Graduate and is currently taking her second degree- BS Mechanical Engineering. Being an animal lover, this Binibini advocates AGAINST ANIMAL CRUELTY. Shanon’s pageant experiences include – Miss Bikini Philippines 2019 Finalist, Miss Caloocan 2019 winner and Mutya ng Pilipinas 2018 candidate.







The Media Get-Together organized by PROMEDIA was hosted by GMA Network’s The Clash Season 3 of 2020 finalist, singer and actor – Eygee de Vera.


 Disclaimer - Face masks and face shields were taken-off in some photos for photo op purposes only and wore it back immediately after.

Photos by Joy Arguil

Sunday, June 27, 2021

TAGUIG DESIGNERS SUPPORT MISS WORLD PHILIPPINES 2021 CONTENDER ASHA GUTIERREZ

Taguig City, 27 June 2021 - A group of fashion designers from Taguig City have picked their “bet” for the ongoing Miss World Philippines 2021 competition. The Taguig Designers Council (TDC) made their official announcement today to local media and pageant communities, expressing their full support for 26-year-old stunner, Asha Gutierrez from Fort Bonifacio.

Taguig Congresswoman Lani Cayetano and Asha Gutierrez

For over a year, the current global pandemic pushed many events, including pageants, weddings, debuts, and annual festivals like Flores de Mayo to an abrupt halt. These opportunities have been the bread and butter of many home-based designers, couturiers and tailors. Confidently rising above their recent challenges, the TDC has committed to revitalize their creative spirit and welcome new opportunities. Last year, with the support of Taguig Congresswoman Lani Cayetano, they launched a collection of protective wear to help generate income.

TDC is composed of some of the city’s most sought after figures in their community. Slim’s Fashion & Arts School alumna, Baby Frisnedy Kruz, leads as council president. She is also Chairperson of Cofradia de Sta. Ana and Recamaderos de Sta. Ana. Vice-president Richard Plania also works as an in-house designer for Rene Salud.
Members include CEO of Bella Don Fashion Boutique, Cathy Capistrano (FDAP), hair and make-up artist Jhon Cruz, seasoned couturier Essie Mendez, and renowned swimwear designer and founder of DR SWIM Domz Ramos. Today’s announcement comes as a refreshing breath of hope for Taguig’s local creatives and craftspeople.







Taguig Congresswoman Lani Cayetano


Likewise, the pandemic has not deterred these designers’ new muse, Asha Gutierrez from contributing to her community’s survival and recovery. A tech entrepreneur, author and former basketball athlete, Asha is a well-rounded beauty on a mission. As a long-time HIV Counselor at LoveYourself Philippines, she founded Transcend, an organization that protects women who suffer from abuse (the United Nations Population Fund estimated a 16% rise in intimate partner violence during community lockdowns in the Philippines). She has also been working with Taguig City’s Public Information Office to raise awareness on the city government’s testing and vaccination programs. She is also set to release her first publication on eco-feminism.



“We could sense her determination in winning the next major crown for our beloved city, and that makes us all very proud. We encourage her to continue the work she does to uplift and empower women everywhere. We wish her all the best in this competition,” says TDC president, Baby Frisnedy Kruz.








 For future updates about Asha, you can follow her @Asha.Gutierrez on Facebook and Instagram.

Disclaimer - Face masks and face shields were taken-off in some photos for photo op purposes only and wore it back immediately after.

Photos by Joy Arguil

Meet and Greet with Miss World Philippines 2021 candidate Asha Gutierrez

TAGUIG BEAUTY SETS SIGHTS ON MISS WORLD PHILIPPINES CROWN

Stunner Asha Gutierrez is excited to represent Taguig in the Miss World Philippines pageant later this year.
“It is a great honor to represent Taguig as a candidate in Miss World Philippines,” said Asha, a resident of Fort Bonifacio. “I am proud to represent my city and its history as a probinsyudad, as well as its holistic approach to caring for the people living and working in Taguig.”

Asked what she enjoys most about being a Taguig citizen, the 26-year-old young entrepreneur cited the unique sense of community and unparalleled social services in the city, including in the areas of healthcare and learning. “Its’ a perfect place for a budding young entrepreneur like me”. She also praised Taguig’s COVID-19 response, which has allowed the city to pioneer best practices and register some of the lowest numbers in Metro Manila.

“I love Taguig because it focuses on the well being of each individual citizen and their specific needs whether it be financial aid, health support, educational assistance and many more,” she said. “Living in Taguig City made me healthier, safer and more
connected to the betterment of my surroundings. This inspires me to be bold and confident in the things I wish to pursue in life.”

“Some of my best memories being part of Taguig is having the opportunity to work for the City and having a second family who taught and helped me empower not only
myself as a woman but also others.” Asha is a public servant, helping the Public Information Office of Taguig City as a consultant.
Asha will join the Miss World Philippines pageant for a second time.

She decided to reenter the tilt because she identified with its “beauty with a purpose” slogan. “As a woman who aims to bring value and growth to who I am as a person and to other
people around the world, it is with heartfelt joy that I am a part of this empowering beauty pageant,” she explained.

Aside from her pride of place, Asha brings a strong portfolio into this year’s competition. She graduated from De La Salle University with a degree in Literature, and recently finished a specialized course in Literature at Oxford University. She is a partner at
TechShake, a media company that features the movers of the startup scene in Southeast Asia and organizes IGNITE, the Philippine Premier Innovation Conference


She is an entrepreneur, looking to launch very soon a digital healthcare platform that would be accessible to Filipinos. Also for publication this year is a book she authored tackling ecofeminism.
She hopes to tie all her passions and roles together one day with “integrated initiatives for mental, physical and economic empowerment projects that will consistently build up a community of purposeful women who look out for each other while making the city a healing home for everyone.”





If Asha wins the crown at Miss World Philippines, she could fulfil that goal faster and muster influence to scale it up. Raring for that victory, she is doubling down on her fitness and channelling a winning mindset. She also hopes to enlist the support of Taguigenos as she journeys to the crown.


 For future updates about Asha, you can follow her @Asha.Gutierrez on Facebook and
Instagram.

Disclaimer - Face masks and face shields were taken-off in some photos for photo op purposes only and wore it back immediately after.

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