Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The 52nd year of Binibining Pilipinas.

Presenting the candidates of Bb.Pilipinas 2015
by Kim Sancha, Contributor

An afternoon of sexy, sultry and saucy Filipinas filled the Sunset Pavillion of Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila when the official thirty four candidates of Binibining Pilipinas 2015 were presented to the press, bloggers,  sponsors and guests on 18th of February 2015. Now on its 52nd year of celebrating, promoting and representing the beauty and values of  Filipinas all over the world, the annual Binibining Pilipinas Beauty Pageant is one of the most anticipated event and promised to be the home of the true Filipina queens at its finest and best among the best.

Showcasing and exuding the beauty and body of a perfect Binibini, the stunning, mesmerizing and towering candidates walked, ramped and posed in front of the discriminating eyes of the press and spectators with such grace, charisma, wit and poise. This batch of gorgeous Binibinis came from top schools and universities, show business, working professionals and newbies, crossovers and repeaters on both local and international pageants.

Half of the candidates meaning seventeen Binibinis hails from the camp of Kagandahang Flores who produced Miss International 2005 Precious Lara Quigaman, Miss International 2013 Bea Rose Santiago and Mary Jean Lastimosa, who finished top 10 in the recently concluded Miss Universe 2014. Having the most number of candidates, are we also seeing the most number of crowns wearing by these Binibinis?
2 Jenny Feliz Gonzales (Miss Philippines Earth)
5 Cannielle Faith Santos (Miss Philippines Earth)
6 Toni Alyessa Hipolito (top 10 Bb. Pilipinas 2008,  candidate Bb. Pilipinas 2010)
9 Maolin Yalung (candidate Mutya Ng Kapampangan and Miss Casino Philippines)
11 Janicel Lubina (Miss Bikini Philippines and Miss World Philippines 2013 1st runner up)
13 Mae Liezel Ramos (Miss World Philippines 2011 and top 15 Bb. Pilipinas 2014)
14 Princess Joy Camu
20 Tanya Angelina Nicole Hyde
22 Anja Vanessa Peter
25 Rogelie Catacutan
26 Anabel Christine Tia (candidate Bb. Pilipinas 2014
27 Ina Dominica Guerrero (Miss Philippines Earth and Miss World Philippines)
28 Hannah Ruth Lulu Sison (candidate Bb. Pilipinas 2013 and 2nd runner up Bb. Pilipinas 2014)
29 Nancy Lee Leonard (Miss Philippines Earth)
30 Patricia Ejercitado (top 13 Miss World Philippines 2013, candidate Bb. Pilipinas 2010 and top 12 Bb. Pilipinas 2012
31 Mia Allyson Hernandez Howell
32 Danita Joan Ruazol
On the other hand, thirteen Binibinis came from the camp of Aces and Queens, the house that's very consistent in producing our consecutive triumphant results in Miss Universe, they were Miss Universe 2010 4th runner up Venus Raj, Miss Universe 2011 Shamcey Supsup, Miss Universe 2012 1st runner up Janine Tugonon and Miss Universe 2013 3rd runner up Ariella Arida. Also from this camp hailed the first Filipina Miss World, Megan Young crowned Miss World 2013. Will the consistency winning streak continues from these ladies?
7 Enrica Roxiele Guieb (Reyna Ning Flores de Mayo in Pampanga
8 Kimverlyn Suiza (Miss Philippines Earth-Air 2013 and candidate Bb. Pilipinas 2014)
10 Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach (1st runner up Bb. Pilipinas 2013 and top 15 Bb. Pilipinas 2014
12 Kylie Verzosa
15 Paula Rich Bartolome (Miss World Philippines
16 Marvi Ann Razon de Lima
17 Brenna Cassandra Mendiola (Miss World Philippines and Miss Philippines Earth)
19 Christi Lynn McGarry (Mutya Ng Pilipinas and 2nd runner up Miss Intercontinental 2010)
21 Alaiza Flor Malinao (Century Tuna Superbods Challenge)
23 Justine Beatrice Dellosa Felizarta (Miss Manila
24 Ann Lorraine Colis
33 Namarata Neesha Murjani
34 Teresita Ssen Marquez
Independently representing at the Binibinis were:
1 Samantha Balbin
3 Ria Rabajante (candidate Miss Bikini Philippines 2008, Miss World Philippines 2013 and Bb. Pilipinas 2013)
4 Renee Soraya Hassani
18 Crissa Marie Mendiola
Before the grand coronation night on March 15 at the SMART Araneta Coliseum,  the 34 Binibinis will still have full swing of activities, events and charities to attend to. But the highlights will be the Fashion Show and National Costume Presentation  on February 26, the release of Souvenir Program on March 1 and the Parade Of Binibinis on March 7.

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