Bb. Pilipinas 2014 Candidates 11-20
11 - Laura Victoria Lehmann
Laura Victoria Lehmann hails from Makati. The 20 year old was pursuing three majors—Psychology, Neuro Science and Spanish Studies in the US before joining the pageant. She was the president of student council. She sacrificed a year of schooling to join the Binibining Pilipinas, but she considers the pageant as a learning experience that will teach her life lessons of discipline and confidence.
A combination of beauty, brains and brawn, Laura is also highly skilled in sports. She is part of the Philippine Team of Softball and dabbles in touch rugby. As part of the Philippine Team for softball, she was able to compete in the US and Europe. Throughout all these physical activities, she endured broken arms and legs and 125 stitches in her body.
12 - Sarah Jireh Asido
Twenty-three year old licensed educator Sarah Jireh Asido hails from Balagtas, Bulacan. She graduated with a double degree in Social Science and Social Studies from the University of Santo Tomas. It has always been her dream to join Binibining Pilipinas and become an inspiration to other women.
Sarah is a proud Bulakenya who would like to promote her whole province through the Singkaban Festival, a province-wide festival wherein all cities and municipalities gather to celebrate the culture, food, and festivals in Bulacan.
Prior to joining Binibining Pilipinas, Sarah was a high school social studies teacher and a volleyball coach and trainer. When not hard at work, she loves to play sports such as badminton, table tennis, volleyball, and biking. She also loves listening to music.
13 Kris Tiffany Janson
24 year old Cebuana Kris Tiffany Janson is a Finance Analyst at a packaging company in Manila. Despite her serious job role, she is very fun-loving, free-spirited and adventurous. On her free time, she likes skim boarding, island hopping, travelling and trying out different cuisine.
Her main inspiration for joining the Bb Pilipinas Pageant is her father, who died due to a heart attack. Her father wanted to see her join a prestigious beauty pageant. Despite being away from her family and being away from her comfort zone, she strives to do her best in the competition.
One of her best memories was a trip she took with her family before her father passed away, and in the future, she dreams of travelling at least half of the world.
14 Emma Mary Tiglao
Proud kapampangan, Emma Mary Tiglao hails from the town of Mabalacat. The 19 year old took up Tourism from the Holy Angels University. An early achiever, Emma started schooling at the early age of 5. Not even in her twenties, she is already living independently and adjusting to life in Manila. Now among the youngest contestants in Binibining Pilipinas, she hopes to use her youth and vibrancy to dominate the competition.
Emma is an animal lover and she owns several pets. She owns birds, cats, hamsters and fish and even won the Ms. Zoomanity award in a previous pageant she joined.
15 Kimverlyn Kimverlyn Suiza
Marikina native Kimverlyn Suiza is 25 years old, and formerly worked as a Segment Producer at a top-rating noon time show on local television. Kimverlyn is fiercely independent and is a fighter. The eldest child, she took on the responsibility of taking care of her grandmother and brother. She also survived a brush with death when she had dengue in 2005. Since then she realized she has to do things she loves and live life to the fullest.
Her hobbies include singing, dancing and playing the guitar. She is an animal lover, and she enjoys taking care of her dog. Among her ambitions in life is to have her own business—a salon and spa—because she wants to pamper her family. Through the pageant, she hopes to develop her confidence and become more outgoing.
16 Zahara Mae Soriano
Zahara Mae Soriano, from Pasig City is a Tourism major from World Citi Colleges. Determined and strong-willed, Zahara supports herself by being a part-time model while studying.
Her ambition as well as her mother’s prodding fueled the twenty year old to join the pageant. She idolizes past beauty queen, Dindi Gallardo. Apart from being a beauty queen, Zahara dreams to either follow the footsteps of her family members and obtain a seat in politics or become a psychiatrist.
Zahara stays fit by running and jogging, and also enjoys reading books sleeping. She wants to try belly dancing and wind surfing in the future.
17 Diana Arevalo
25 year old Calapan, Oriental Mindoro native Diana Arevalo was a former welcome ambassador in a major hotel in Macau. A survivor and a hard worker, Diana is proud of having established herself in another country, and has gained more respect for struggles of Filipino workers abroad.
Diana’s interests are varied, from reading books, watching documentaries, cooking and make-up. She is also very adventurous and loves eating exotic food. So far, she has tried eating snake, crocodile meat and frog and she looks forward to trying out more exotic delicacies.
18 Ellore Noelle Punzalan
26 year old Ellore Noelle Punzalan from Las Pinas City is a part time model and Medicine student from the Far Eastern University – NRMF. Apart from being a beauty queen, she hopes to become a good doctor in the future.
Her interests are very diverse, ranging from active sports like swimming, biking and Taekwondo, to reading self-help books and watching cartoons. For Ellore, juggling school, work, modeling, hobbies and all of her interests is a challenge, and so she confesses she has never had a boyfriend since birth.
Her parents inspired her to join the competition because she wants to make them proud if she wins. As a comeback candidate, she has a deeper thirst for the crown and she is confident that the experience and insights she gained in the past will give her better leverage for this year’s competition.
19 - Mae Liezel Ramos
Camarines Sur native Mae Liezel Ramos,23, graduated with a degree in Nursing from the Ateneo de Naga, and is currently studying Medicine at the De LaSalle Health Sciences. She is a pageant veteran; she started joining beauty pageants at 17 years old. “I started joining pageants because I wanted to have a good training ground, to hone my skills for when I join Binibining Pilipinas,” she says.
Liezel is a licensed nurse, but she also plans to become a specialist in Internal Medicine. Her interest in medicine was inspired by seeing “gory stuff” in Discovery Channel documentaries.
A proud Bicolana, Liezel loves eating spicy food, and even has sili in her bag just in case the restaurant she is eating in does not have sili. If given the chance to promote one of her favorite dishes, she would promote pinangat, because it is spicy and healthy at the same time.
20 Kenneth Santiago
Young entrepreneur Kenneth Santiago is 21 years old and hails from Nueva Ecija. After graduating cum laude in Tourism at the Nueva Ecija Colleges, she established her own business by designing shoes and selling them online and in stores across the city.
Although she is a girly girl, she was named ‘Kenneth’ by her father because he wanted to have a son. Kenneth is very active, and enjoys playing badminton and running. In fact, she was a badminton varsity player in her school. She lives a very healthy lifestyle and enjoys buying and preparing vegetables and fruits from the market. She also loves travelling alone and discovering new places.
In the future, she hopes to have her own boutique business and raise a family of her own.