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Binibining Pilipinas 2017 First Hot Picks! The Power of Six!

I know it’s been a couple of weeks since the announcement of the official candidates of this year’s Binibining Pilipinas and so far, no one has been disqualified yet! *wink* Kidding aside, this is definitely a very strong batch with repeaters, crossovers and newbies battling for the six crowns at stake in this year’s edition!

Upon watching their web interviews, candid and official photos and other videos – I came up with my first hot picks of the season. They are definitely the frontrunners whom I’d like to call at this point the Power Six!

Six.  Gabriela Patricia Ortega

She may not be the most facially beautiful girl in the competition but this girl definitely has that regal bearing fit for a queen! She’s an articulate speaker and has very good bone structure! I’m waiting for her to shine even more but so far, she’s doing a wonderful job edging out the competition!

Fifth.  Sirene Sutton

This “independent” joiner from the Mercartor Models created a rather loud buzz during the final day of screening and you can see why in this picture. She’s statuesque, conventionally pretty (though she reminded me a bit of Miss Universe Malaysia 2011 Deborah Henry) and does seem to have the brains to back her looks so she’s probably the spoiler for the top frontrunner at this point.

Fourth. Rachel Peters

I loved Rachel during the Miss World Philippines 2014 until that final question and answer portion and I loved her aura even more now. I just hope that she’s going to take this more seriously now because she’s one of the Binibinis who has it all – beauty, personality and brains.

Third. Katarina Rodriguez

Asia’s Next Top Model runner-up turned beauty queen aspirant is an instant favorite the moment she decided to try out for the nationals and for good reasons. She’s vibrant, articulate and a face to die for. For now, she’s still giving me that “I’m a commercial model” vibe so she better step it up!

Second. Maria Angelica de Leon

Let’s face it – Mariel has one of the most beautiful faces in the competition and with an impressive pedigree to boot, she could very well topple my top pick for the Miss Universe Philippines at this stage of the competition. It’s going to be a tough job so she better be ready to shine ever brighter!

And the top goes to…

Numero Uno. The One to Beat.

Charmaine Elima.

After choking in the Q&A portion during the Golden Edition of this pageant, Maine took a break from the pageant scene to work as a flight attendant for the Philippines’ national carrier – the Philippine Airlines. Since then, it looks like her life experiences including her 2013 defeat made her an even stronger candidate making waves as she return this year with a bang! She is now handled by Aces & Queens transferring from its rival beauty camp – Kagandahang Flores. Do I think that it’s for the best? I think so. And it’s none of my business, anyway.

Charmaine looks and sound more confident now. She seems more articulate and she’s just glowing like a real queen! At this stage, there’s no denying that everything’s pointing to her succession of Maxine Medina’s title and if the stars will align this year in her favor, there’s a very big chance that she’d finally clinch that Miss Universe Philippines title!

photos courtesy of Bb.Pilipinas FB Page.
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Kim Ross, Disqualified from the Binibining Pilipinas 2016!

Kim Ross

I’ve just heard the disheartening news that Kim Ross Delos Santos was disqualified from competing at this year’s Binibining Pilipinas edition. She apparently had sexy test shots from the past, which didn’t really fit into the criteria of the organization. Seriously, this “criteria” is hindering worthy joiners of the pageants.

Jonas Gaffud Statements

In 2013, Megan Young was apparently disqualified to join the pageant because of her Rogue magazine photoshoot – and mind you, that is not in any way a “porn” publication and look at what happened, she ended up winning the Miss World beauty pageant that same year so that is definitely a blessing in disguise. I also remember the case of Grendel Alvarado a few years back when she was disqualified along with a  fellow Philippines’ Next Top Model alum because of their nude shoot during the show; And that shoot was for Breast Cancer Awareness mind you!

There are also tons of similar cases in the past and I think it’s high time for the organization to really change their rules or at least be clear about what is REALLY ALLOWED and what is NOT. I know that rules are made for a reason but let’s take Megan’s Rogue’s shoot for example, does it violate the morality clause of the Binibining Pilipinas criteria? Does it affect the name of the pageant at large? Then why did Miss World Philippines readily accepted her application and even went on to crown her? I mean, cmon’ people – we’re wasting these beautiful Filipinas for what? Nothing – just way too dated views about morality.

I really do hope that Kim will be given due process or at least a broad explanation on why she was disqualified in the first place. Binibining Pilipinas, please – say something about this issue and don’t just keep mum about it like this is nothing at all to fuzz about. Banat naman kayo diyan!

This was the picture that cause her disqualification, apparently which I found via pageant site Misossology 

Kim Ross

What are your thoughts about the picture and her disqualification?

images from Kim Ross Delos Santos and Jonas Gaffud‘s Facebook Page.

Binibining Pilipinas 2015 Official Swimsuit Glam Shots Candidates 18-34!

Here’s the rest of Binibining Pilipinas 2015 official swimsuit glam shots of candidates number 18-34 shot by famed photographer Raymond Saldaña. Now, for this batch – the best photo goes to candidate number 34! Teresita Marquez or better known as WynWyn Marquez is totally working it here – and she looked absolutely amazing! That long body, bone structure and all – gosh crown her already!

Teresita Ssen Marquez

Teresita Ssen Marquez

via Binibining Pilipinas Official
Photographed by: Raymond Saldaña

Binibining Pilipinas 2015 Official Swimsuit Glam Shots Candidates 1-17!

I totally loved this year’s edition of Binibining Pilipinas official glam shot! This was like Miss Universe glam shot quality! I loved the flowery -summerish swimsuits by the candidates and most of them looks every inch of a beauty queen already! For this batch, my best glam shot goes to Brenna Cassandra Gamboa (#17) – I’m not just sure about the missing hands but overall, girl’s working it!

Samantha Balbin

Samantha Balbin

Jenny Feliz Gonzalez

Jenny Feliz Gonzalez

Ria Rabajante

Ria Rabajante

Renee Soraya Hassani

Renee Soraya Hassani

Cannielle Faith Santos

Cannielle Faith Santos

Toni Alyessa Hipolito

Toni Alyessa Hipolito

Enrica Roxiele Guieb

Enrica Roxiele Guieb

Kimverlyn Suiza

Kimverlyn Suiza

Maolin Yalung

Maolin Yalung

Pia Wurtzbach

Pia Wurtzbach

Janicel Lubina

Janicel Lubina

Kylie Verzosa

Kylie Verzosa

Mae Liezel Ramos

Mae Liezel Ramos

Princess Joy Camu

Princess Joy Camu

Paula Rich Bartolome

Paula Rich Bartolome

Marvi Ann De Lima

Marvi Ann De Lima

 Brenna Cassandra Gamboa

Brenna Cassandra Gamboa

via Binibining Pilipinas Official
Photographed by: Raymond Saldaña

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Binibining Pilipinas 2015 – The Official Portraits!

The portraits of the final (hopefully) official candidates of this year’s Binibining Pilipinas pageant are now up via the pagean’t official website.

From here on, the girls will battle it out for the five crowns at stake in this year’s edition. Amongst the photos below, I’m keeping my eye on number 10, 11, 12, 19, 25, 28 and 34 – all perceived by pageant fans and pundits to be the front-runners from this batch.

1 Samantha BalbinCandidate No. 1
Name: Samantha Balbin
Age: 26 years old
From: Quezon City
Height: 5’5″
Vitals: 34 – 25½ – 34½

2  Jenny Feliz GonzalezCandidate No. 2
Name: Jenny Feliz Gonzalez
Age: 24 years old
From: Cainta, Rizal
Height: 5’6½”
Vitals: 32 – 23½ – 31

3 Ria RabajanteCandidate No. 3
Name: Ria Rabajante
Age: 25 years old
From: Pasig City
Height: 5’5½”
Vitals: 31½ – 24½ – 32

4 Renee Soraya R. HassaniCandidate No. 4
Name: Renee Soraya R. Hassani
Age: 23 years old
From: Cubao, Quezon City
Height: 5’5½”
Vitals: 30 – 23½ – 31

5 Cannielle Faith SantosCandidate No. 5
Name: Cannielle Faith Santos
Age: 25 years old
From: Marilao, Bulacan

6  Toni Alyessa HipolitoCandidate No. 6
Name: Toni Alyessa Hipolito
Age: 25 years old
From: Makati City
Height: 5’5½”
Vitals: 32½ – 27½ – 35

7 Enrica Roxiele GuiebCandidate No. 7
Name: Enrica Roxiele Guieb
Age: 23 years old
From: Angeles City, Pampanga
Height: 5’6½”
Vitals: 31½ – 24½ – 33

8 Kimverlyn SuizaCandidate No. 8
Name: Kimverlyn Suiza
Age: 26 yrs old
From: Marikina City
Height: 5’6¼”
Vitals: 32½ – 25 – 30½

9 Maolin YalungCandidate No. 9
Name: Maolin Yalung
Age: 20 years old
From: Mabalacat, Pampanga
Height: 5’6″

10 Pia Alonzo WurtzbachCandidate No. 10
Name: Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach
Age: 25 years old
From: Cagayan de Oro City
Height: 5’6½”
Vitals: 35 – 26½ – 33½

11 Janicel LubinaCandidate No. 11
Name: Janicel Lubina
Age: 19 years old
From: Palawan
Height: 5’7″
Vitals: 34 – 23½ – 33½

12 Kylie VerzosaCandidate No. 12
Name: Kylie Verzosa
Age: 23 years old
From: Baguio City
Height: 5’7″
Vitals: 32½ – 25½ – 32½

13 Mae Liezel RamosCandidate No. 13
Name: Mae Liezel Ramos
Age: 24 years old
From: Camarines Sur
Height: 5’7″
Vitals: 32½ – 26 – 33½

14 Princess Joy CamuCandidate No. 14
Name: Princess Joy Camu
Age: 20 years old
From: Albay
Height: 5’7½
Vitals: 32½ – 25 – 32
15 Paula Rich D. BartolomeCandidate No. 15
Name: Paula Rich D. Bartolome
Age: 24 years old
From: Laguna
Height: 5’7½ ”
Vitals: 31½ – 25 – 34

16 Marvi Ann Razon De LimaCandidate No. 16
Name: Marvi Ann Razon De Lima
Age: 24 years old
From: Iriga City
Height: 5’8″
Vitals: 32 – 25½ – 32
17 Brenna Cassandra S. GamboaCandidate No. 17
Name: Brenna Cassandra S. Gamboa
Age: 24 years old
From: Parañaque City
Height: 5’8½”
Vitals: 34½ – 26 – 34½

18 Crissa Marie MendiolaCandidate No. 18
Name: Crissa Marie Mendiola
Age: 19 years old
From: Bulacan
Height: 5’10”
Vitals: 32½ – 27 – 35

19Candidate No. 19
Name: Christi Lynn McGarry
Age: 24 years old
From: Nabua, Camarines Sur
Height: 5’9½”
Vitals: 34½ – 24½ – 32

20Candidate No. 20
Name: Tanya Angelina Nicole Hyde
Age: 23 years old
From: Masbate
Height: 5’8½”
Vitals: 32 – 24½ – 31½

21Candidate No. 21
Name: Alaiza Flor Malinao
Age: 21 years old
From: Davao Del Sur
Height: 5’8″
Vitals: 31½ – 24½ – 32½

22Candidate No. 22
Name: Anja Vanessa Peter
Age: 26 years old
From: Antipolo City
Height: 5’7¼”

23Candidate No. 23
Name: Justine Beatrice Dellosa Felizarta
Age: 20 years old
From: Davao del Sur
Height: 5’7″
Vitals: 33 – 24 – 31½

24Candidate No. 24
Name: Ann Lorraine Colis
Age: 22 years old
From: Mexico, Pampanga
Height: 5’7½”
Vitals: 32 – 26 – 32½

25Candidate No. 25
Name: Rogelie Catacutan
Age: 23 years old
From: Cebu City
Height: 5’7½”
Vitals: 32½ – 25 – 33½
26Candidate No. 26
Name: Anabel Christine Tia
Age: 26 years old
From: Ozamiz City, Misamis Occidental
Height: 5’7″
Vitals: 33 – 25 – 34

27Candidate No. 27
Name: Ina Dominica Guerrero
Age: 21 years old
From: Capalonga, Camarines Norte
Height: 5’6″
Vitals: 32 – 24½ – 32

28Candidate No. 28
Name: Hannah Ruth Lulu Sison
Age: 26 years old
From: Oas, Albay
Height: 5’6″
Vitals: 32½ – 24½ – 32½

29Candidate No. 29
Name: Nancy Lee Leonard
Age: 24 years old
From: Zamboanga City
Height: 5’6″
Vitals: 31½ – 24½ – 32

30Candidate No. 30
Name: Patricia Lae Ejercitado
Age: 26 years old
Height: 5’5½”
Vitals: 34 – 24½ – 33

31Candidate No. 31
Name: Mia Allyson Hernandez Howell
Age: 24 years old
From: Quezon City
Height: 5’5½”
Vitals: 34 – 27 – 35

32Candidate No. 32
Name: Danita Joan Ruazol
Age: 24 years old
From: Cavinti, Laguna
Height: 5’7″
Vitals: 32½ – 25 – 31

33Candidate No. 33
Name: Namarata Neesha Murjani
Age: 21 years old
From: Cebu City
Height: 5’5½”
Vitals: 33½ – 25½ – 33

34Candidate No. 34
Name: Teresita Ssen Marquez
Age: 22 years old
From: Paranaque City
Height: 5’5″
Vitals: 33 – 24½ – 31½

 

 

This batch is looking to be a fierce battle of charms and wits – so who do you think will make the cut this year at this early stage of the competition?

photos courtesy of bb.pilipinas

 

The Official Candidates of the Binibining Pilipinas 2015!

The Official Candidate Of the 2015 Bb.Pilipinas beauty pageant.

The Official Candidate Of the 2015 Bb.Pilipinas beauty pageant.

Thirty-four hopefuls made the roster of this year’s Binibining Pilipinas edition. With the screening process done only in three days, this maybe the speediest Binibining Pilipinas screening ever!


via missosologycoverage

Official Candidates with their official numbers:
1 SAMANTHA BALBIN
2 JENNY FELIZ GONZALEZ
3 RIA RABAJANTE
4 RENEE SORAYA R. HASSANI
5 CHRISTINE RAMOS BALAGUER
6 TONI ALYESSA HIPOLITO
7 ENRICA RONELE GUIEB
8 KIMVERLYN SUIZA
9 KIMBERLE MAE PENCHON
10 PIA WURTZBACH
11 JANICEL LUBINA
12 KYLIE VERZOSA
13 MAE LIEZEL J. RAMOS
14 PRINCESS JOY V. CAMU
15 PAULA RICH BARTOLOME
16 MARVI ANN RAZEN DE LIMA
17 BRENNA CASSANDRA S. GAMBOA
18 CRISSA MARIE G. MENDIOLA
19 CHRISTI MCGARRY
20 TANYA ANGELINA NICOLE HYDE
21 ALAIZA FLOR MALINAO
22 ANJA VANESSA PETER
23 JUSTINE FELIZARTA
24 ANN LORRAINE COLIS
25 ROGELIE A. CATACUTAN
26 ANABEL CHRISTINE TIA
27 INA DOMINICA GUERRERO
28 HANNAH RUTH LULU SISON
29 NANCY LEE LEONARD
30 PATRICIA EJERCITADO
31 MIA ALLYSON HERNANDEZ HOWELL
32 DANITA JOAN RUAZOL
33 NAMRATA NEESHA L. HURJANI
34 TERESITA SSEN MARQUEZ

Photo credit: Bruce Casanova
via Bb.Pilipinas FB Page

Let the battle begin!!!

Miss Universe 2014: Mary Jean Lastimosa, the Sash and the Wardrobe

The choices in fashion of our beauty queens fielded overseas have always been a touchy subject especially winners sent out by the Binibining Pilipinas organization. At this time of year where our very own Mary Jean Lastimosa is competing in Miami for the 63rd edition of the Miss Universe pageant, her wardrobe (so far) had been scrutinized by pageant fans and pundits alike – so let’s have a rundown of what she has been wearing these past few days since the start of the pre-pageant activities.

So far this red dress has been the biggest hit showcasing MJ's curves and sultry side!

So far this red dress has been the biggest hit showcasing MJ’s curves and sultry side!

This one didn't work so well,IMO but my gawd, that smile!!!

This one didn’t work so well,IMO but my gawd, that smile!!!

Off to the gym. Well, these are gym garbs so why not?

Off to the gym. Well, these are gym garbs so why not?

Strategic they say? I think she loos ravishing here save for the red shoes :)

Strategic they say? I think she loos ravishing here save for the red shoes 🙂

This has been worn by Ariella Arida but MJ made it look even better!

This has been worn by Ariella Arida but MJ made it look even better!

What do you think so far of our delegate and her set of wardrobe? Aye or Nay?

Binibining Pilipinas 2015 Updates: Day 3 of Screening

Pia giving it a third go for a Binibinig Pilipinas crown.

Pia giving it a third go for a Binibinig Pilipinas crown.

Day three of the screening for this year’s Binibining Pilipinas pageant has been an interesting one. Fan favorite Pia Wurtzbach who caused quite a stir last year after going home crownless was spotted along with her fellow Aces & Queens sisters – Wynwyn Marquez (daughter of actors Joey Marquez and Alma Moreno) and model Kylie Verzosa who has been in the pageant fans wish-list to join for a couple of years now.

celeb daughter and GMA 7's Sunday-All Star mainstay Wynwyn Marquez came prepared!

celeb daughter and GMA 7’s Sunday-All Star mainstay Wynwyn Marquez came prepared!

Ria in white. She's chanelling Miriam Quimbao no less!

Ria in white. She’s chanelling Miriam Quimbao no less!

Binibining Pilipinas Gold and Miss World Philippines 2013 contestant Ria Rabajante will also be trying her luck in the pageant for the second time after failing to advance into the semis in 2013.

Here's Kylie Verzosa looking pretty at a shoot.  via themaneidea.tumblr.com

Here’s Kylie Verzosa looking pretty at a shoot.
via themaneidea.tumblr.com

2015 is definitely looking like the battle of the repeaters! I wonder what will happen to the freshies? Who will reign supreme among them? Good luck girls!

Photos with Binibining Pilipinas logo by: Bruce Casanova

Binibining Pilipinas 2015 Updates: Day 2 of Screening

batch 2Day two of the Binibining Pilipinas 2015 screening saw most girls who have already competed in different minor pageants except from Janicel Lubina (Miss World Philippines 2013 1st Runner-up) Christine Balaguer (Miss World Philippines 2014 candidate) and previous Binibining Pilipinas hopefuls – Patricia Ejercitado (2012) and Liezel Ramos from last year’s edition.

Christine Balaguer charming the panel!

Christine Balaguer charming the panel!

The names that I’ve got from pageant site – missosology also includes the following names
Neesha Murjani (Miss Cebu 2013)
Nancy Leonard (MPE 2013 candidate)
Rogelie Catacutan (Miss Casino Filipino 2014)
Elle Hollman (Model of the World Philippines 2013)
Jian Salazar (Miss Mandaluyong 2014 runner-up)
Princess Camu (Daragang Magayon 2013)
Kemberle Mae Penchon (Miss Beauche International 2014)

several girls went to the screening this time

several girls went to the screening this time

Also check and like the official Bb.Pilipinas Facebook Page to get the official news about the on-going process.

Photos via Bb.Pilipinas

Binibining Pilipinas 2015 Updates: Day 1 of Screening

Batch 3Whilst Mary Jean Lastimosa is currently competing in Miami for the 63rd Miss Universe pageant, the Binibining Pilipinas 2015 is on its way into choosing the candidates who will be part of this year’s national edition. Yesterday was the first day of the screening process for the hopefuls this year and most of those who turned out are repeaters from previous batches.

counter-clockwise: Hannah Ruth Sison, Annalie Forbes, Anabel Christine Tia, Kimverlyn Suiza

Hannah Ruth Sison, Annalie Forbes, Anabel Christine Tia, Kimverlyn Suiza

Batch 1

Binibining Pilipinas 2012 First Runner-up and Miss Grand International 2013 Third Runner-up Annalie Forbes

Binibining Pilipinas 2012 First Runner-up and Miss Grand International 2013 Third Runner-up Annalie Forbes

Binibining Pilipinas 2013 candidates and Binibining Pilipinas 2014 2nd Runner-up Hannah Ruth Sison

Binibining Pilipinas 2013 candidates and Binibining Pilipinas 2014 2nd Runner-up Hannah Ruth Sison

The screening process will continue today until the ninth of this month. Now this edition is gearing up to be the battle of the repeaters!

photos via Bb.Pilipinas (Official)