On a personal note, it was definitely an honor to be a part of this year's hosts as one of the co-anchors together with Ms. Chinatown Philippines 2014 and Ms. Grand International First Runner Up, Nicole Cordoves. The pageant was also hosted by Gretchen Ho, my fellow Chinoy TV host, and Richard Juan. Directed by Paolo Valenciano and Bernard Maybituin of Lumina Events, co-presented by the MMCP Foundation and Chinoy TV!
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Look #1 : LIQUID FIRE
Make-up by CHERRY PACHECO of Inglot | Hair by SHERWIN AMODIA
Special thanks as well to Boycee Salas and my stage sister Jessika, for the other great photos of the evening!
LOOK # 2: CHINA BLUE MASTERPIECE
Earrings by CHRISTOPHER MUNAR | Ring by MILADAY JEWELS | Heels by JEFFERSON SI | Styled by ALFY ALMONTE
Make-up by CHERRY PACHECO of Inglot | Hair by PAUL NEBRES | Teeth Whitening by THE SMILE BAR | Hair color by STATUS SALON | Nails by ZOYA | Skin care by DARE CLINIC
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Personal photos using my FUJIFILM X-A2 and X-A3 cameras!
Missing my Dad especially that night since apparently Richard Juan's Dad approached my Mom and mentioned that he was school mates with my Dad back in Saint Jude Catholic School. What a small world it really is!
LOOKING BACK, one of the factors that made this night extra memorable for me was how I felt as if God gave me another chance to relive this moment from last year's pageant... this time with more energy, and really getting to live in the moment and enjoy it!
CONTEXT: Last year I was also one of the co-anchors but that night was my first time to host once again after a month-long hiatus from work... because early that month (July 2016) was the time I got really sick and was diagnosed with Bell's Palsy.
Hosting for the Chinatown Pageant that year was actually one of my motivating factors to get better ASAP. It was a challenge to host well with my situation to say the least, and
although I was on my road to recovery, I still felt uncomfortable, and was also extra bloated since I was on steroids. I looked a little "sad" and confused too, because it was difficult to project and control my facial nerves! Not the best thing in the world when hosting both an event, and on-camera at the same time!
But God is always faithful... and this year's NEW DYNASTY campaign, is really a reminder of how we shouldn't box ourselves with limitations whatever the circumstances are. Faith, resilience, a genuine heart, and a can-do attitude will always pay forward. Thank you once again and congratulations to the entire MMCP and CHINOY TV TEAM, and to all the candidates!
Until the next!