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Throwback Thursday : 2011 Binibining Pilipinas – The Crowned Ones!

Throwback Thursday 2011 Bbp Winners

Who would’ve thought that the day would come that each one of these girls are all going to be Binibining Pilipinas crowned queens? Ofcourse the three are already winners from this batch, (Binibining Pilipinas-Universe Shamcey Supsup, Binibining Pilipinas International Diane Necio and Binibining Pilipinas Tourism Isabela Manjon) then a year later, Janine Tugonon (1st runner-up) was crowned Miss Universe Philippines whereas the 2nd runner-up Mary Jean Lastimosa who also participated went home empty handed. This year though, it’s still very fresh to us since it just happened last Sunday when Lastimosa finally grabbed the Miss Universe Philippines title. What a beautiful batch indeed because all of ’em are winners!

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Binibining Pilipinas 2014: Review, Analysis and Random Thoughts

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Stage / Production: I thought the stage was quite elegant. I love that it did not overshadowed the contestants and the cylinder / tube props  looked really great live and on TV! A-

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Hosts: Upon learning that Xian Lim will be back to host the event, I was initially disappointed because I thought he did poorly during his 2012 stint. This time though, I was pleasantly surprised because he’s not one bit annoying. He brought with him enough charm to woo the live audience and this year, it went smoothly for him. Good job Xian!

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Anne Curtis was of course the darling of the crowd last night. She’s very charming and SO VERY, EXTEMELY BEAUTIFUL! She even belted  “Alone” off air while the judges were having their deliberation of the winners. The audience just totally loved her!

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On Venus, Shamcey and Janine: Venus is definitely now a pro in hosting. She did extremely well and looked every inch of a beauty queen! It’s a wonder why until now she’s still in competition form! Just amazing! Shamcey on the other hand was beautiful as ever but she sounded too scripted and too hurried. When Janine first appeared, there was a unanimous opinion in our row that she looked unkempt – it must be the hair though. Her second number though was rather alluring and she made it all up from her disastrous first styling. Overall, the three girls did really well.

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Opening Number: The opening number which includes the intro of hosts Xian and Anne and of course the introduction of the contestants reminds me so much of the 2011 Miss Universe pageant – it must be the color coding of their outfits.

The Swimsuit Competition: One word – BRAVO. Madam Stella really step up this time around (this I believe totally impressed Miss Universe president Paula Shugart and co.) The ladies are wearing expensive looking swimsuits inspired by the festivals in the country. I love that they were divided into four groups showcasing four different festivals from the Philippines.

The Evening Gown Competition: Oh I just love this part! This is where the eventual winners really stood out! My favorite gowns are from Parul Shah, Bianca Guidotti and MJ Lastimosa. The “White Gown” myth also got into us and made us a bit nervous. Oh, I also love that this segment was super fast!

Best in Swimsuit: I was so happy that finally, MJ was awarded this well deserved title. In 2011 and 2012, I thought she was robbed big time – now, “the body” of the competition was rewarded justly.

Best in Evening Gown: I really thought that this award was just a toss up between Bianca Guidotti and MJ Lastimosa. Bianca was awarded the title which I think was pretty fair.

via Bb.Pilipinas FB Page

via Bb.Pilipinas FB Page

The Announcement of Top 15: Pia, MJ, Bianca, Yvethe and Kris were already shoo in for the semis followed closely by Parul, Tiglao and Lehmann. The rest are surprises for me and it was with sadness that Diana Arevalo and Kim Suiza failed to make it into the semis – esp Suiza because she looks absolutely ravishing last night!

via Bb.Pilipinas FB Page

via Bb.Pilipinas FB Page

The Question and Answer portion:

Laura Lehman was asked for her favorite city that best represents her and she answered Armsterdam. I thought it was a cute answer but it could’ve been better if she chose something close from home. Ya’ll know what I mean right?

Pia Wurtzbach was very charming in answering her question but I’m firm in my belief that she would’ve made it had she answered the question in English (even though she was asked by Angara in the vernacular.)

Mary Jean Lastimosa – well, what can I say? Like her answer, the girl was very much composed upon answering her question. She gave it her all and the audience just loved it, even reigning Miss Universe Gabriela Isler who asked the question looks very impressed!

Bianca Guidotti‘s answer was very short and lacks conviction. After her turn, I immediately pegged her for a runner-up finish but clearly, her charm was undeniable in delivering her thoughts.

Nichole Manalo faltered and received an awkward applause from the audience.

Parul Shah was very studied and calculated which I think works well for her.

Yvethe Santiago was really mesmerizing on screen and in person. Her answer along with Lastimosa, Shah and Janson were the clear stand outs!

Kris Janson’s answer was very heartfelt that even host Anne Curtis teared up. I love her spontaneity. I guess what I didn’t like about her last night was her make up which made her looked tired.

Hannah Sison gave a decent answer but she was trying a bit too hard to be charming. Nevertheless, she look so polished last night.

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On regining Miss Universe Gabriela Isler: Oh, the crowd just loved her! She’s very pretty and tall! She’s for the record the third Miss Universe titleholder I’ve seen in my life after Gloria Diaz and Margie Moran. ???????????????????????????????

The Announcement Of Winners

2nd Runner-up: Hannah Sison – my friend who’s with me (Rey) and I predicted this and we believe that the judges got it right.

via Bb.Pilipinas FB Page

via Bb.Pilipinas FB Page

1st Runner-up: Laura Lehmann – I was a bit nervous because of some rumors floating in the net that Lehman was the matriarch Stella Araneta’s favorite to win the MUP crown. I’m glad that she didn’t win it because she needs more polishing. She look so pretty though!

via Bb.Pilipinas FB Page

via Bb.Pilipinas FB Page

Binibining Pilipinas Tourism: Parul Shah after her performance through the night deserved a crown and I was really hoping that she’ll get this one and she did!

via Bb.Pilipinas FB Page

via Bb.Pilipinas FB Page

Binibining Pilipinas Supranational: I predicted Yvethe Santiago to win this title and my intuition was right! Now, we’ve a pretty good chance of nailing a back to back win in Miss Supranational!

via Bb.Pilipinas FB Page

via Bb.Pilipinas FB Page

Binibining Pilipinas Intercontinental: As the first recipient of this title, Kris Janson made history last night after delivering a good performance and clinching this minor title. I was rather relieved when she was called because it means bigger chances for MJ to win the MUP title!

via Bb.Pilipinas FB Page

via Bb.Pilipinas FB Page

Binibining Pilipinas International: Initially, I was not happy Guidotti even won a crown. I was expecting Pia to clinch this but I’m just glad she did because I figured that she and Bea have some similarities. This could really work well for her. Plus, her personality’s too contagious! You gotta love a girl with a very positive personality!

via Bb.Pilipinas FB Page

via Bb.Pilipinas FB Page

>that shot when MJ was tearing up almost broke my heart. She must be thinking that she’d lose again since Pia Wurtzbach was still in contention. Lo and behold, her name was call the 2014 Miss Universe Philippines!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!MJ Lastimosa

When she was announced the new Miss Universe Philippines, I felt like crying and hyperventilating! I was shouting for joy at the top of my lungs! Finally, my girl did it and she was rewarded for all her hard work and determination! MJ finally harvested the fruits of her hard labor – it’s been a long and winding road for her but it’s all worth the wait!

via ABS-CBN Online

2014 Binibining PIlipinas Winners with reigning Miss Universe Gabriela Isler image via ompb

2014 Binibining PIlipinas Winners with reigning Miss Universe Gabriela Isler
image via ompb

Binibining Pilipinas 2014 Specials: The Frontrunners

In every competition, there is what we call a frontrunner. It’s either a single individual or a group that is touted to win it all. But with frontrunners, winning isn’t always the case. Take for instance the classic case of Ruffa Gutierrez who’s a favorite to win the Binibining Pilipinas Universe title but ended up as the Binibining Pilipinas World after Dindi Gallardo was adjudged the winner. Ruffa’s case isn’t that bad though because she still won one of the crowns and got to represent the Philippines in Miss World winning second runner up in Johannesburg in the process. Just last year, the frontrunners Charmaine Elima and Maria Angelica De Leon were touted to go home with crowns in their pretty heads, lo and behold – both of them went empty-handed. For this year’s Binibining Pilipinas, we easily catapulted some of the girls to frontrunners position thus leaving them open for more criticism and most of the time, malicious bashing. So without further ado, let me present to to you this year’s touted frontrunners for the four crowns up for grabs this edition.

These are the six considered frontunners based on the hype, connections, background or whatever you wanna call it. They have it.

These are the six considered frontunners based on the hype, connections, background or whatever you wanna call it. They have it.

Binibini No.35 Yvethe Marie Santiago was said to be the one to beat.

Binibini No.35 Yvethe Marie Santiago was said to be the one to beat.

Yvethe won the Miss Bicolandia title in 2012 and was also a cum laude in College. Now this sounds like Venus Raj’s background right? And wait, she’s also 5’9″ like Kween V. So no need for a lengthy explanation, the girl is said to be THE ONE TO BEAT by many forums and pageant sites.

Binibini No. 22 Mary Anne Bianca G. Guidotti

Binibini No. 22 Mary Anne Bianca G. Guidotti

Bianca Guidotti isn’t a frontrunner for nothing. This 5’10” stunner is fluent in Tagalog, English and Portuguese having spent her childhood in Brazil and is one of the tallest in this year’s batch. If the girl can talk like her educational background, then she’s in it!

the lone runner up from last year's pageant, Binibini No. 8 Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach

the lone runner up from last year’s pageant, Binibini No. 8 Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach

Last year, she vowed to return and make a splashing comeback and I believe she really wanted to win the Universe title. Aside from the advantage of having a year of Binibini training, it could also play well with her this time thus securing her one of the titles.

the last Manalo sister to give it a go!

the last Manalo sister to give it a go!

Sisters Katherine Anne and Pamela Bianca have already represented the country in Miss World and Miss Universe respectively and this girl is now targeting the Binibining Pilipinas International crown to complete the triangle. Nichole may very well be on her way to winning this one because of her connections alone but don’t take the credit away from the girl yet. This girl is one of the tallest this year and has the qualities of a Miss International prototype. Let’s just see then.

peaking too soon? Binibini No.13 Kris Tiffany Janson

peaking too soon? Binibini No.13 Kris Tiffany Janson

She’s one of the girls in the first batches who submitted their application and was easily favored to win it all. Now, this stunner from Cebu is still a force to reckon with in the competition. After winning Miss Cebu in 2009, she eventually landed some modelling contracts. Considered the body of the competition, Kris Janson – whether she peaked too soon is no doubt one of the girls you could easily see getting a crown.

Is third time's a charm for Binibini No.25 Mary Jean Lastimosa?

Is third time’s a charm for Binibini No.25 Mary Jean Lastimosa?

Whether you like it or not, Mary Jean or MJ is still one of the biggest threat for the newbies. This returnee who won second runner-up to Shamcey Supsup in 2011 and a finalist in 2012 won’t let go that easy until she snatch one of the crowns. Her Achilles heel in 2012 was the question and answer portion and I believe that this year, she has mastered everything to win it all. It’s all or nothing for her since this is her last hurrah to win a national pageant.

I know that this list may not include you favorites but I totally based it on different sites and blogs, the number of views, likes on facebook and even the number of bashings etc… 🙂

photos courtesy of  Bb.Pilipinas and OPMB Facebook Pages.

Shamcey Supsup And Her Interior Motives!

Miss Universe 3rd runner-up Shamcey Supsup is  the new host of the second season of Lifestyle Network’s Interior Motives. Supsup who is an architect herself will put her expertise and hosting capabilities to test as she take the audience into the vibrant and constantly evolving world of interior design in the country.

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Interior Motives With Shamcey Supsup will premiere on November 7 at 9:30 PM only on Lifestyle Network.

Battle Of The Covers: Pinay Supermodels vs Beauty Queens

Pinay International Models and The Pinay Miss Universe runners up!

Pinay International Models and The Pinay Miss Universe runners up!

All of ’em gave pride and honor to our country and in these two uber-fierce covers – they show us how they werk it! In a good- natured comparison between these two magazine covers (from Mega’s June 2011 cover featuring Ford Supermodels’ Charlene Almarvez, Charo Ronquillo and Danica Magpantay and Preview Magazine’s May 2013 issue featuring the Miss Universe Philippines’ runners-up Janine Tugonon, Shamcey Supsup and Maria Venus Raj,) whose group do you think is fiercer?

Meet Binibining Pilipinas 2013 No.36 Angel May Villafuerte

Binibini No 36 Angel May Villafuerte

Binibini No 36 Angel May Villafuerte

This isn’t Shamcey Supsup’s twin sister. She’s Angel May Villafuerte from Naga City. This 21 year old also happens to be under the same camp where the last three Miss Universe Philippines came from.

photo courtesy of Bb.Pilipinas Official FB Page
photographer: Bruce Cassanova

Meet Binibining Pilipinas 2013 No.15 Pia Wurtzbach

Binibini No 15 Pia Wurtzbach

Binibini No 15 Pia Wurtzbach

Pia has been a member of ABS-CBN’s Star Magic since 2001. She’s touted to be a shoo-in for the Binibining Pilipinas-International title but don’t count her out for the MUP race. This mixed beauty from Cagayan de Oro won’t let go of that Miss Universe Philippines crown without a fight.

photo courtesy of Bb.Pilipinas Official FB Page
photographer: Bruce Cassanova
Pia is under the tutelage of Jonas Gaffud, the "Osmel Sousa" of the Philippines.

Pia is under the tutelage of Jonas Gaffud, the “Osmel Sousa” of the Philippines.

Here she is with her camp sisters Miss Universe Philippine delegates and Top 5 Miss Universe finalists Venus Raj – Miss Universe 2010 4th runner-up, Janine Tugonon – Miss Universe 2012 1st runner-up and Shamcey Supsup – Miss Universe 2011 3rd runner-up. Is she the next in line? Follow her official FB page HERE.

Janine Tugonon’s Evening Gown Portrait For Miss Universe 2012

Janine Tugonon Evening Gown PortraitHere’s Janine posing for the camera wearing this yellow chiffon beaded gown. In all honesty, this gown isn’t working at all. The color does suit Janine’s skintone but the design is horrific. It looks dated and too heavy for her. I am hoping that she’d use a different evening gown come preliminaries and finals night just like what Venus and Shamcey did during their stints.

Venus Raj MUP 2010 Shamcey MUP 2011

photos via missuniverse.com

On The Scene With Shamcey Supsup For Miss Universe 2012!

Shamcey During The Miss Universe 2011 Evening Gown Competition

Shamcey During The Miss Universe 2011 Evening Gown Competition

The Miss Universe Organization officially announced on their site that our very own Miss Universe 2011 third runner-up Shamcey Supsup was chosen to host the web series of this year’s Miss Universe 2012 aptly titled “On The Scene” bringing the pageant’s fans  exclusive  behind the scenes footage of the events leading to the finals on December 19.

On The Scene With Shamcey Supsup

Watch her on the official Miss Universe Youtube Channel at www.youtube.com/OfficialMissUniverse 

Goodluck Shamcey girl! We’re so proud of you 🙂

2012 Binibining Pilipinas Parade Of Beauties Snippets

Here are some of the pics that I took from this year’s  Binibining Pilipinas Parade Of Beauties that was held last Saturday, March 25 around Araneta Center, Cubao. This time though, the candidates are clad in some elegant one-piece bikinis which I thought are more appropriate compared to previous years where contestants are in two-piece skimpy bikinis. Kudos to the BBP team!

Nicole Marable

Nicole Marable

No.3 Nicole Marable

No.3 Nicole Marable

Patricia Lae Ejercitado

Patricia Lae Ejercitado

Mary Jean "MJ" Lastimosa

Mary Jean “MJ” Lastimosa  – Binibining Pilipinas 2011 2nd Runner-up

Janine Tugonon - Binibining Pilipinas 2011 1st Runner-up

Janine Tugonon – Binibining Pilipinas 2011 1st Runner-up

Dra. Golda Soller

Dra. Golda Soller

Ali Forbes

Ali Forbes

No. 29 Ali Forbes

No. 29 Ali Forbes

Sherlyn Gonzales

Sherlyn Gonzales

Reigning Queens: Dianne Necio, Shamcey Supsup and Isabela Manjon

Reigning Queens: Dianne Necio, Shamcey Supsup and Isabela Manjon

Girls Photo Ops

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