|Ever Bilena Big Beauty Challenge Winners Trisha Mortero (Cycle 2) and Min Ortiz (Cycle 1)|
Coz I’m so late at blogging this, I’m sure y’all who don’t live in a cave already know that the crown has been passed to Ever Bilena’s new Big Beauty Challenge winner! Congratulations Trisha Mortero! This year was extremely competitive, with the best of the best creating out of this world looks for each round. The trend of high caliber avant garde entries, I think, can be attributed to last year’s winner, Min Ortiz. His crazy finals entry blew everyone away, and the video, as far as I know, went viral on a lot of pages. People were so shocked at his skills, and the fact that he was able to pull off such an intricate look with homegrown favorite Ever Bilena. As such, the bar was set extremely high this year, with a lot of preliminary entries already being finals level.
Ever Bilena executives had a very very hard time to choose the winner, as everyone was just way too good. But of course, as with any other contest, someone has to emerge as the winner. And that is Trisha. Check out her winning entry here!!!
It was a quiet afternoon at Flossom when I came, because most of the contestants hadn’t arrived yet hahaha.
|Ever Bilena Big Beauty Challenge|
Contestants more or less already had an idea that there will be a live challenge, as they were asked to bring makeup. When they see this setup with their name-cards and mirrors, the pressure will become real.
|Ever Bilena Big Beauty Challenge Finalist Table|
Today’s host is Christel, marketing manager for Ever Bilena. Here she’s interviewing Katherine Catiis. Katherine, if I remember correctly, shared about how she heavily relied on prayer throughout the competition. She also had struggled to gather the funds to be able to make her entries. People often think that videos are all fun and games, not realizing that it takes so much infrastructure to be able to produce good content… I really see where she’s coming from.
|Ever Bilena Big Beauty Challenge Finalist Katherine Catiis|
Christel speaks to finalist Lenie Aycardo, as Lenie is quite an interesting finalist! Her boyfriend Hajie was also a finalist for this year’s competition. She shared that while it’s not easy, they leaned on each other for support in this competition, despite being rivals in this case.
|Ever Bilena Big Beauty Challenge Finalist Lenie Aycardo|
|Ever Bilena Big Beauty Challenge Kon|
|Ever Bilena Big Beauty Challenge Finalist (at this point!) Trisha Mortero|
|Ever Bilena Big Beauty Challenge 2 Live Challenge|
This was also interesting to watch because you can see who are more naturally creative. Everyone who sent in entries had some inspiration from somewhere, or a peg that they followed. And they were of course able to rehearse and research before filming, and had lots of leeway to edit things. So it was apparent during this impromptu challenge as to who are able to come up with a look that’s creative and original.
|Ever Bilena Big Beauty Challenge 2 Live Makeup Challenge|
Before they announced the winners, Min gave a word on his experiences as last year’s winner, and advice to this year’s finalists.
|Ever Bilena Big Beauty Challenge’s First Winner Min Ortiz|
And finally, our winner! From left to right, there’s Christel, Olive, Trish, Min, Denice, and Trish’s family.
|Ever Bilena Big Beauty Challenge 2 Winner Trisha Mortero with Family ad EB Executives|
|Ever Bilena Big Beauty Challenge Winners|
Selfie time!!! I was about 15 pounds heavier when this photo was taken, and somehow, I can feel it now hehe.