Its Official! Elaine Kay Moll for Miss Supranational 2012!!
It’s official! Elaine Kay Moll is Miss Supranational Phillipines 2012! Binibining Pilipinas Charities Inc. headed by Madam Stella Marquez de Araneta made an official announcement hours ago appointing Binibining Pilipinas 2012 1st runner up Ellaine Kay Moll as Philippine bet to Miss Supranational 2012. The Press Presentation was held at Gateway Suite at Gateway Mall. BPCI invited Events2images to cover the event, Ms. Tessa Mangahas texted me a day before the media presentation, although it was never mentioned on the invitation “the chosen Binibini” who will compete for Supranational, I had already the idea that it will be Ellaine since she is the 1st runner up and there were already unofficial articles about Ellaine as Miss Supranational Philippines 2012.
“Unite our World with Beauty!” is the trademark slogan of Miss Supranational. Miss Supranational is an annual international beauty contest run by the World Beauty Association. The pageant was founded in 2009 in Plock, Poland.
Now on its 4th year, its becoming one of the most promising pageants in the world with more participating countries. In 2009 the event had 36 entries and followed it up with 66 entries in 2010. In its third edition 70 delegates around the world competed for the crown. Last year’s Philippine representative was Lourenz Grace Remetillo. This is the 2nd time that the country will join the pageant and this is the 1st year for BPCI as Miss Supranational franchise holder.
The Miss Supranational 2012 pageant will be held on September 14 in Warsaw, Poland. This will be the fourth staging of the Miss Supranational pageant. It was founded in 2009 in Poland by the World Beauty Association, with the aim to “unite our world with beauty.” Monika Lewczuk of Poland is the reigning Miss Supranational.
Elaine is this year’s Binibining Pilipinas first runner up. The 20-year-old, 5’11” model and student athlete from Catarman, Northern Samar says that she is ready to be the first Filipina to win the Miss Supranational title. Elaine is no stranger to international competitions, having competed in the Asia Model Awards in South Korea just last January prior to her Binibining Pilipinas stint. “I wasn’t expecting [that I will be sent to the Miss Supranational pageant]. But I’m excited, at the same time nervous. Excited because this will be my first time in Europe, in Poland—and for a competition pa! Nervous because this time, I know na mas mabigat yung competition. Before kasi, it was just modeling, and it was within Asia. Now, it’s global, kaya nag-p-prepare talaga ako,” Elaine shares.
Months of rigorous training after the Binibining Pilipinas pageant will keep Elaine in good stead. To get herself ready for her pageant stint in Poland, Elaine has stepped up on her preparations, which began soon after the coronation night. “Ever since we won in April, we’ve been in training. We go to the gym, watch our diet, do pasarela and Q&A training in preparation for the international pageants,” Elaine says. Personality development training, photo shoots, TV guestings, and various appearances at high-profile events such as the ADB Governors’ Summit last May 4, also helped Elaine prepare for the upcoming pageant.
Like her Binibini idols, Miss Universe 1999 1st Runner-Up Miriam Quiambao, Miss Universe 2010 4th Runner-Up Venus Raj, and Miss Universe 2011 3rd Runner-Up Shamcey Supsup, Elaine hopes to represent the Philippines well in the pageant and bring more honor to the country. “It has always been my dream to represent and give honor to our country, and I am definitely ready to do that,” she says.
Arrival date for the contestants is 28 August 2012. They depart in the afternoon of 16 September 2012.