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The Top 40 Candidates of the Binibining Pilipinas 2020!

The 40 official candidates of Binibining Pilipinas 2020 has been named last night during a closed-door screening at the New Frontier Theater, Araneta City, Cubao.

BPCI Chairman Mrs. Stella Marquez Araneta headed the selection committee in choosing the ladies who will battle it out for the coveted Binibining Pilipinas 2020 titles for a chance to represent the Philippines in international pageants overseas!

With their designated numbers, the Binibining Pilipinas 2020 candidates are:

Courtesy of The Bb. Pilipinas Facebook Page.

With their designated numbers, the Binibining Pilipinas 2020 candidates are:

1. Samantha Panlilio
2. Rowena Sasuluya
3. Lois Anne Badando
4. Patrizia Garcia
5. Arainne Deseree Vairdo
6. Princess Kien Guanzon
7. Shanon Tampon
8. Meiji Cruz
9. Patricia Babista
10. Shaira Marie Rona
11. Maureen Montagne
12. Vianca Marcelo
13. Samantha Bernardo
14. Hazel Joy Ortiz
15. Cinderella Faye Obeñita
16. Alexandra Rosales
17. Justine Felizarta
18. Karen Laurrie Mendoza
19. Kimberly Tiquestiques
20. Ana Thea Cenarosa
21. Hannah Arnold
22. Ma. Ruth Erika Quin
23. Gabrielle Camille Basiano
24. Lovely Mercado
25. Carina Cariño
26. Czarina Guiao
27. Jashmin Dimaculangan
28. Ma. Francesca Taruc
29. Honey Grace Cartasano
30. Noriza Valerio
31. Graciella Lehmann
32. Danica Joy Peralta Acuna
33. Alexandra Faith Garcia
34. Mercedes Romero Pair
35. Micca Rosal
36. Vickie Rushton
37. Alexangela Salvador
38. Lesley Anne Ticaro
39. Bellatrix Tan
40. Honey Be Parreñas

These ladies will compete for the coveted Binibining Pilipinas 2020 titles in the hopes of representing the country in international pageants abroad.

Review: Miss World Philippines 2018 Coronation Night

Date: October 07, 2018
Venue: Mall of Asia Arena

First and foremost, let me say my congratulations to the new Miss World Philippines queens most especially to Katarina Rodriguez who successfuly managed to secured the rights to represent the country in China this December!

Now, let’s talk about that dangerously designed stage – lol. Seriously, whoever thought of that probably was hoping someone would fall off the two gaping holes in the middle! Kidding! Luckily, nobody did. The lighting and camera works was okay but not as good as last year’s edition. The whole thing just looks like a super-sized runway.

The MCs for the event are Miss World 1993 2nd Princess Ruffa Guttierez, GMA Artist Carla Abellana and Mister World 2012 Francisco Escobar. I thought Ruffa and Carla did a decent job engaging the contestants since they got to interview each winner of the fast track events which was rather tedious if I may just say so myself.

Francisco Escobar on the other hand was a total eye-candy but he seriously needs to do some workshop if he wanted to continue doing these stuff! It was so awkward and almost painful watching him! I know that English isn’t his first language but since he’s well-traveled and he’s been based in New York for a while now, I thought he’d be more articulate to say the least.

Introduction: The 2017 queens led the the very long dance sequence before the introduction of the 40 candidates. The contestants look cute with their opening dresses but the introduction felt stilted and the audio was not that good. The mic could barely pick up their voices.

In between segments are the corporate sponsors special awards.
Here’s the list of the special awards and fast track winners:
1. Miss Photogenic – Chanel Morales
2. Miss Blue Water Day Spa – Maureen Montagne & Katarina Rodriguez
3. Miss Best Skin – Alyssa Muhlach Alvarez
4. Miss Cosmo Skin – Katarina Rodriguez
5. Miss Tanduay – Maureen Montagne
6. Miss Erase Placenta – Alyssa Muhlach Alvarez & Chanel Morales
7. Miss BYS Philippines – Alyssa Muhlach Alvarez
8. Miss Philippines Airlines – Maureen Montagne
9. Miss GCOX – Maureen Montagne & Alyssa Muhlach Alvarez
10. Miss Resorts World Manila – Katarina Rodriguez
11. Miss Bench Body – Katarina Rodriguez
12. Best in Long Gown – Katarina Rodriguez

Fast Tracks Winners
Talent Competition: Marie Danica Reynes
Sports Competition: Kimilei Mugford
Beach Beauty: Katarina Rodrigues
Top Model: Maureen Montagne
Multimedia: Alyssa Muhlach Alvarez
Charity: Kim De Guzman

Top 16

#6 – Marie Danica Reynes

#9 – Arienne Louise Calingo

#10 – Pauline Labayo

#14 – Monique Tuzon

#21 – Annalita Vizcarra

#31 – Cleopatra Jones

Top 10 Question & Answer portion was facilitated by Ruffa and Miss World Philippines 2017 Laura Lehman who both did a great job in this segment by the way.

#5 – Kim De Guzman – A pageant party answer. She’s one of the girls I really liked before the Q&A. She should practice more because her answer was a generic answer that is very much forgettable.

#23 – Marianne Marquez – She gave a very practical and specific answer. Not as ‘pageant patty’ as most girls but still forgettable.

#32 – Kylah Sanchez – I loved her composure despite being only 16! Can you believe that? 16! She gave a decent answer, though the delivery could’ve been more precise.

#34 – Danielle Joie Magno – She was asked about crypto currency and I was like??!! Wtf? Her answer reminded me a bit of Pia Wurtzbach’s answer during the top 6 q&a of the Miss Universe 2015. It wasn’t very convincing but she was able to pull it off in a way that doesn’t make her sound like a dumb blonde.

photo via Miss World Philippines Facebook

2nd Princess: #11 Pearl Hung – Ugh. Pageant patty answer. I honestly don’t know why she was elected to a runner-up position.

1st Princess: #39 Chanel Morales – I do loved the sincerity in her voice. I thought she deserved her 1st runner-up placing. Her answer about shaming is beautiful! It may sound rehearsed to some but I thought it was one of the most hearfelt answers that night.

Miss Multinational Philippines 2018: Kimilei Mugford – It’s obvious that she’s very articulate and English is also obviously her first language. I personally thought she did better than Muhlach and should have gotten the RHA title but at the end of the day, she’s still a winner!

Reina Hispanoamericana Filipinas 2018: Alyssa Muhlach Alvarez – She gave a very convincing answer about discrimation against women in the workplace but it wasn’t as eloquent in comparison to Kimi or Kata.

Miss Eco Philippines: Maureen Montagne – I find her answer a bit disappointing because she was just getting round and round. I wished she could’ve worded her answers differently or maybe she was just nervous?

Miss World Philippines 2018: Katarina Rodriguez – I do loved the casual way she answered her question. Along with Kimilei, I thought she delivered her answer full of sincerity despite almost sounding like it’s a memorized answer. I do trust her gift of gab, though, so I am happy that the judges made the right call to crown her the new Miss World Philippines!

Overall, it was a good program. It’s not as grand as last year –  production-wise but it’s apt with the whole concept of Miss World. I loved how the ‘Beauty with a purpose’ theme was heavily mentioned throughout the night. Plus, we’ve got a new set of lovely queens that I’m sure would make us very proud yet again in the pageant arena!

Maureen Montagne, Former Mutya ng Pilipinas Crowned Miss Arizona 2015!

via Pageant Update - Miss USA Coverage FB Page

via Pageant Update – Miss USA Coverage FB Page

Maureen Ann Montagne was crowned Miss Arizona 2015 last Sunday November 23.

Maureen during the Mutya Ng Pilipinas 2013The twenty-one old Maureen Ann formerly competed at the Mutya ng Pilipimas 2013 where she was awarded Mutya 1st runner-up and got the Mutya ng IVI Collagen award. The pageant was eventually won by Angeli Dione Barbas Gomez (who won her international assignment) and Koreen Medina as the main winner (who also placed internationally).

Maureen is set to compete for Miss USA 2015.