Is Catriona Gray, 2018 Binibining Pilipinas-bound?

photo from powerhouseph_ Instagram

The 2017 pageant season isn’t quite over yet since Katarina Rodriguez has yet to compete in her respective pageant assignment but since Miss Intercontinental 2017 edition is still slated for a January 2018 staging in Egypt, the buzz about the prospective queens next year is getting louder and louder especially after the lackluster results we’ve got from Miss World, Miss International and the Miss Universe pageant.

Photo from Catriona Gray’s Instagram

This early, we’ve been hearing one particular name that pageant fans and pundits are dying to see make a “comeback” and strut at the Binibining Pilipinas stage. It is none other than the top five finisher of the Miss World 2016 – Catriona Gray.

I for one is a big fan and couldn’t wait to see her win the most coveted title in the Binibining Pilipinas – the Miss Universe Philippines. She’s just so beautiful and smart that if we end up hosting the pageant next year – I’ve no doubt that she may end up winning the fourth Miss Universe crown for the country if she would decide, of course to truly participate in the nationals and (hopefully) bag the top plum.

Back in 2013, I’ve written a similar piece about Megan Young’s “supposed” intent to participate in the Golden edition of the Binibining Pilipinas. Her (again) “supposed” disqualification in joining the national pageant turns out to be a blessing in disguised as she went on to win the Miss World Philippines giving her a chance to represent the Philippines in Miss World 2013 where she end up winning the title, thus becoming the first winner of the blue crown in the country.

As of the moment, Catriona and her camp (the Aces & Queens – the same beauty camp of Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach, 2013 Miss World Megan Young and 2016 Miss International Kylie Verzosa) are keeping mum about her plans but it’s still very early to release a statement ofcourse since the Miss Universe was just held a week ago in Vegas! For now, let’s just keep our fingers crossed!


6 responses to “Is Catriona Gray, 2018 Binibining Pilipinas-bound?

  1. I loved Catriona but I think she should wait until 2019 or even 2020 when she’s almost overaged to avoid getting a lower-tiered pageant assignment. Only Miss Universe for her or nothing.

    With regards to her Rogue magazine cover, I don’t think that should be an issue since it isn’t A MEN’S MAGAZINE!!!

    “Launched in Winter 2015, Rogue is a quarterly print magazine that aims to celebrate and inspire artists through compelling in-depth interviews & photography. The objective is to present a unique perspective on the brightest emerging and established talent spanning film, fashion, music, art and culture. Rogue speaks to an independent, trendsetting audience with a refined yet edgy aesthetic–bridging the gap between the mainstream regime and the underground indie perspective, creating a new cultural insurgency.”

    So to all the haters – shut it!

    • Vaks, wag moko paandaran na hindi men’s magazine ang rogue. Siguro sa US hindi pero ditto men’s magazine yan! Vakla ka andami mo pa kuda. Give chance to others naman. Wag sakim!

  2. FYI.
    She won’t be joining next year.
    Mark my words.

  3. I don’t think next year is the right time for her. For one, Pia just won and she’s an IMG talent – they are earning off her. Giving the crown to another Filipinas will not be profitable for them. This will also irritate the hell out of the latin pageant fans which the ‘MU by IMG’ seems to be neglecting recently save for Colombia’s inclusion in the top three for the last four years (a mere consolation perhaps?)

    Let her explore more. Maybe, Binibini is not for her. If she indeed decide to join next year, it’ll be too risky because she might end up getting a lower-tier albeit a major pageant, Miss International instead of the top crown.

  4. For me lang ah, kung bata pa si Cat sana wag nang madalihin ang pagsali. Maghintay muna siya. May post siya sa instagram yung project niya dati sa ms world sponsor parin ang ms world. baka magkaron siya ng conflict of interest sa project nyangyon kasi nga sponsor eh ms world.

    pero sa mga nachichismis na sasali siya ang pinakaready na. pwede na isabak agad. ang worry ko eh kung haharanging na naman ng mga walang magawa sa buhay ang pagsali niya dahil nga sa rogue magazine. 😦

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