AS PROMISED, here’s the upper half of the countdown. I’m mighty glad about the amount of responses, and most of the suggestions mattered in the completion of the list along with my personal research. A large portion of the criteria went to the players’ ability to drop your jaw like a cartoon character, make your eyes thrice bigger and draw you closer to your computer monitor. For some, it’s when you suddenly feel like God’s unfair in distributing physical beauty. I mean the main deciding factors are of course the face, body and kapal ng buhok sa kili-kili.
As if to say I’m not the biggest pervert, I also took into consideration their volleyball talent, personality and popularity. I hope that suits well for you instead of cleavages or sex scandals.
Actually, there still is quite a bunch of lookers who are not in this list. Seeing UP’s Eileen Quejas and Toni Tan, Ellain Roces (UE) and Shaira Gonzalez (FEU) all make Anton Roxas’ and Erik Tipan’s commentating a little less irritable. Anyways, here are the Top 5:
5.) ANGELI TABAQUERO, UST
Even with Denise Tan by her side, she still holds her own, don’t you think so? Last two years or so Denise looked like she just had three more platefuls of extra rice when I saw her in person, and Angeli looked deprived of breakfast. This open spiker is still skinny, but is undeniably pretty.
She might be lean, but she’s very mean and has definitely got swagger. Her devastating right hand qualifies for a deadly weapon! Still, you wanna be her boyfriend, but you’ll be careful not to start a fight. Unless you want fingerprints on your sorry face for three days.
4.) GRETCHEN HO, Ateneo
That chinita look has always been a weakness of mine, and I’ve got Heart Evangelista to blame for it. She has the makings too in terms of body, but I thibk she needs to get rid of some baby fats first.
With the number of options the Eagles have, Gretchen takes what’s given to her by setter and fellow sophomore Jam Ferrer. And most of the time ,she delivers. Not bad for a hottie who had to try out just to get in the team.
3.) CHARLEEN CRUZ, De La Salle
Cha kinda flew under the radar for me, I didn’t expect her to really be in the top 3. But when an online friend said she’s a contender, I got curious and started browsing for more photos of her. I’m glad I took a second look.
Now I realize how pretty she really is, and that she has long been reaching for the ceiling along with Paneng. They’re like the Super Twins of DLSU: pretty ladies who are explosive athletes, graceful aerial partners and deadly hitters. Look at the photo–she’s got a machine gun–she’s firing at you!
2.) STEPHANIE MERCADO, De La Salle
I love how I can utterly call her Paneng (her nickname), makes me feel like I’m more than just another fan. Hope she won’t mind, she’s got no choice anyway. More than just the nickname though, Paneng is the league’s premier high flyer. She has that bionic left leg and a picture-perfect form in the air when she approaches for a spike.
Furthermore, it’s good she’s becoming more of a leader this season by being more vocal on the court. From being known just as the daughter of Lydia de Vega, she now has a solid chance to be the face of UAAP women’s volleyball.
1.) FILLE CAINGLET, Ateneo
She just might be the cutest thing to ever step on a volleyball court, and she’s not just a little girl in a blue-and-white. This sophie’s got so much promise in her game and is already the team’s second option on offense.
Fans adore her mainly because she owns an ultra cute face, but the fact that she also has something going on beneath that Ateneo onepiece is hotter. And hey, watch out as this busty cutie fully develops the curves, because she’ll be around a couple years more.