Last Friday, I had the opportunity to have lunch with some of the Ms. Earth 2014 candidates at Yoshinoya Philippines' SM North branch. I was definitely excited for the event because it is nice to be surrounded with beautiful ladies. Moreover, it's been a while since I had my favorite Gyudon beef bowl which is Yoshinoya's specialty.
Even though these ladies were under a tight schedule for rehearsals and other preparations for the Ms. Earth 2014 pageant night, they were able to squeeze in this lunch event so that everyone could meet them personally. The candidates that were present during the event were all very approachable despite the stress that they might have experienced.
|These ladies were all smiles for the cameras!|
|With Jamie Herrell, Ms. Earth Philippines who later on was crowned Ms. Earth during the pageant night last Saturday|
During the event, the candidates were asked to do their signature walk with the Japanese umbrella provided by Yoshinoya. They were all game for the task even though they were not actually ready for the event. I think they were all still looking gorgeous despite being in their rehearsal outfits.
|Ms. Bolivia - Eloisa Gutierrez|
|Ms. Bosnia Herzegovina - Trifkovic Bogdana|
|Ms. Canada - Cynthia Loewen|
|Ms. Chile - Catalina Caceres|
|Ms. Chinese Taipei - Kuan-Lien Chen|
|Ms. Guatemala - Thalía Carredano|
|Ms. Italy - Beatrice Valente|
|Ms. Northern Ireland - Justine McEleney|
|Ms. Puerto Rico - Franceska Toro|
Joining us for lunch was the Friends of Hope Inc group. They are an organization inspired by the vision of business as a driver of social advancement here in our country. Their flagship product, "Hope in a Bottle", is a purified water product sold in over 70 premium retailers nationwide. 100% of their profits from HIB sales are used to build much-needed public school classrooms across the country.
For lunch, we were served their famous Gyudon Beef Bowl, Yoshinoya's specialty in their more than 1,000 outlets worldwide. This core product is prepared using premium beef with the special stock steaming over steaming bowl of white rice. We were likewise served their equally delicious California Maki and Kani Salad.
This Christmas, Yoshinoya Philippines is offering Christmas Party Treats wherein you could get some freebies and save more on bulk orders exceeding P3,000. For P149, you could get a rice bowl of your choice and a C2 solo drink. For P169, you could avail of a rice bowl of your choice, C2 solo drink, and California Maki. Lastly for P189, you could avail of a rice bowl of your choice, C2 solo drink, California Maki, and brownies.
|Ms. Fiji - Zoe McCracken, Ms, Austria - Valerie Huber, and Ms. US Virgin Islands - Esonica Viera|
|Ms. Chinese Taipei - Kuan-Lien Chen, Ms. Northern Ireland - Justine McEleney, Ms. Tanzania - Nale Boniface Chambo, and Ms. South Africa - Ilze Saunders|
|Ms. Australia - Nadine Roberts|
Before leaving for their rehearsals, the gorgeous candidates were given orange roses by staff of Yoshinoya SM North as a sign of their support and appreciation. They also had a photo taken with them and with Mr. Timothy Yang, President of Yoshinoya Philippines.
Thank you so much Yoshinoya for this awesome experience! :)
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