Beauty and The Beast

During the recent “Mutya Ng Guimaras 2011″ (The Pearl of Guimaras) beauty pageant held this past Friday night, April 15, 2011, not only was I able to have my photo taken with the winner of the pageant, Mae Estuche, but I was also also had the good fortune to have my picture taken with another beauty queen,Barbie Salvador, Mutya ng Pilipinas Tourism International 2010. Talk about "Beauty"  and the "Beast!" Thanks to my own beautiful and understanding asawa for taking this photo.

Here's another photo of the beauty queen, Barbie Salvador, taken with Guimaras Governor Felipe Hilan A. Nava, MD wearing a traditional Barong Tagalog. I do not have the name of the lady dressed in blue at the far left.Here's the 5' 6" tall  beauty queen from Pangasinan with another Filipina beauty whose name I unfortunately did not get. Ms. Salvador's parents are both doctors and were quite shocked when she first entered the world of beauty pageants and joined Bb. Pilipinas in 2009 where she was a semifinalist.

OK, OK, here's another photo of the pretty Pinays. The asawa was still  in the gymnasium but had gone back to our seats we had for “Mutya Ng Guimaras 2011.″ As you can tell, along with the 2011 winner of the pageant,Ms. Mae Estuche,  Barbie Salvador, was also one of my favorite subjects. The Philippines Miss Tourism International winner was 3rd Runner Up in the 2010 Miss Tourism International Pageant held at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. How in the world the judges did not pick her as the winner is beyond my comprehension. She is an absolutely gorgeous Filipina. Barbie Salvador

Well, I was not the lucky photographer to take this picture that I obtained from Flickr, but it's just further proof of how lucky a guy I am to have a beautiful Filipina wife, Melinda, and have my pictures taken with two Filipina beauty queens the same evening along with the Governor of Guimaras, Felipe Hilan A.  Nava, MD. It absolutely just does not get much better than this!

9 Comments

  1. Dave, nice pics. I wonder what Barbie Salvador, the Mutya ng Pilipinas Tourism beauty queen, thinks of the “Pilipinas Kay Ganda” tourism slogan. She is probably happy not to be wearing a ribbon saying that slogan.

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  2. Hi Dave: Nice photos. I’m glad to see that you’re having such a great time. I agree with you that selecting the winner would be hard job. They’re beautiful women. Have a great day!

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    • Thanks, Roselyn. I’m having the time of my life, that’s for sure!

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  3. Great photojournalism of the festival this week, Dave. It felt like we were there!

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    • Awww, shucks, Monty Man. Glad you liked it. Thanks for the kind words. :-)

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  4. At least look like you are happy to be there Dave. Smile…don’t worry be happy! :-)

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    • I was extremely happy to be there, Gary. Remember my asawa took the picture, and I had to put on my poker face. I didn’t want to dazzle everyone around with my charismatic smile. :-)

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  5. Gary, Dave is probably tired from posing with so many beauty pageant winners, whereas the pageant winner is smiling because she doesn’t often get to pose with such a handsome kano. :)

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    • Well, said, Lance the Canadian! :-)

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