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I already have an original blogsite (www.normannorman.com) but decided to open a Tumblr account to expand my reach. This site is a reflection of everything I write at Norman's Blog. If you have questions/inquiries, feel free to email me at: norman.blogsite@gmail.com
Bb. Pilipinas International 2014 Mary Anne Bianca Guidotti appears with me above.

Froilene Villanueva: a Mutya for your serious consideration

Froilene Villanueva: a Mutya for your serious consideration

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Mutya ng Iloilo City Froilene Villanueva (Photo credits: OPMB Worldwide, Melvin Sia and Mutya ng Pilipinas)


imageMutya ng Iloilo City Froilene C. Villanueva in the ongoing Mutya ng Pilipinas 2014 is neither a crowd favorite nor an underdog in the competition so far. Middling in the fringes of the upper tier is where I am seeing her status. But that impression should start to significantly improve now…

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Princess Pura: a deaf-mute girl for Queen of the Philippines 2014

Princess Pura: a deaf-mute girl for Queen of the Philippines 2014

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Princess Pura could be the very first deaf-mute national beauty contestant in the Philippines (Photo credit: Edmund Chua for OPMB Worldwide)


image You have got to give credit to this 17 year-old for her courage to reach for her dreams inspite of the great physical limitations.

Princess Pura is a deaf-mute individual trying her luck in Queen of the Philippines 2014. And in the event that she wins (which…

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V is for Valerie

V is for Valerie

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Valerie (right) food-tripping in Binondo with Miss Manila 2014 KC Halili.

Continuing with our Valerie Weigmann watch, the picture above is another one from her pictorial wearing the Vania Romoff Collection.

The black-and-white ensemble is a smart head-turner of an outfit for sure. It may not be the usual attire being worn by beauty contestants, but it will surely make the wearer stand out. A…

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The Binibinis at Work

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Four of our Bb. Pilipinas 2014 Queens during the Topping Ceremony for Novotel Manila Araneta Center


imageSoon, a new luxury hotel will rise in Quezon City – the Novotel Manila Araneta Center. And during the topping ceremony held earlier at Gateway, four of our Bb. Pilipinas 2014 Queens – Miss Universe Philippines 2014 MJ Lastimosa, Bb. Pilipinas International 2014 Bianca Guidotti, Bb. Pilipinas…

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Mr. & Ms. Chinatown Philippines 2014

Mr. & Ms. Chinatown Philippines 2014

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Kurt Joshua Ong (right) and Felina Lim are the winners of Mr. & Ms. Chinatown Philippines 2014 (Photo credit: OPMB Worldwide)


imageA pair of Filipino-Chinese lookers dominated the Mr. & Ms. Chinatown Philippines 2014 finals at Aliw Theatre last night. Felina Lim and Kurt Joshua Ong were elected winners and will, thus, be the faces of the Fil-Chi community for the year till mid-next. They won’t be…

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Manila’s Five Prettiest 2014

Manila’s Five Prettiest 2014

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(Left to right): Inday Sita of Cebu City, Justine Valenciano of Baguio City, Francine Garcia of Quezon City, Faiel Valenciano of Baguio City and Patricia Maristela of San Juan City. (Photo credit: Jory Rivera for OPMB Worldwide)


imageIn the recently-concluded finals night of Manila’s Five Prettiest 2014, a quintet of gorgeous contenders proved that they have the beauty-and-brains package to rise above…

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Sharr Htut Eaindra: the 2nd Miss Universe Myanmar (and only her country’s fifth)

Sharr Htut Eaindra: the 2nd Miss Universe Myanmar (and only her country’s fifth)

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Miss Universe Myanmar 2014 Sharr Htut Eaindra

image In 1959, Than Than Aye was the first. The following year, Myint Myint May took part and was named Miss Congeniality. And then in 1961, Myint Myint Khin came next and went unplaced. After that, it was only last year in Moscow when Myanmar (formerly Burma) re-appeared in Miss Universe with Moe Set Wine. And just last Saturday night, her successor was…

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Courtney Thorpe wins Miss World Australia 2014

Miss World Australia 2014 Courtney Thorpe

Miss World Australia 2014 Courtney Thorpe

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Miss World Australia 2014 Courtney Thorpe (middle) with 1st Runner-Up Alex Hecker (right) and 2nd Runner-Up Laura Jane

Courtney Thorpe, a Queensland beauty was crowned Miss World Australia 2014 during the finals held at the Oaks Cypress Lakes in Hunter Valley. She will now represent Down Under in Miss World 2014 to be held in London come December. Her 1st…

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