Binibini 11 Janicel Lubina during the seminar with David's Salon
Selfie time for Janicel
I have always made mention of the tough competition in Bb. Pilipinas 2015, such that a second set of strong winners can be hypothetically assembled even after the primary victors have already been announced.
In the case of Binibini 11 Janicel Lubina, could she really be the only one sure bet to win one of the five (5) crowns (one of the two highest even) come March 15?
Many pageant followers are almost united in heaping praises to this exotic Palaweña that if we are to tally the choices of everyone, she appears to be the only candidate who can be safely tagged as a definite successor. There are other favorites, for sure, but the name of this lady is always present, never skipping any shortlist.
Janicel (center) during the Zumba session at Gold's Gym
And among this blog’s readers alone, there are those who will fight to the finish in defending and giving strong arguments about how Janicel should be a lock for the highest honor.
Let’s have a veritable show of hands now. Regardless of the title, do you agree that Binibini 11 is practically a guaranteed shoo-in?
What's your final take on Janicel? (Courtesy of Jan So Photography)
Say “Yay” or “Nay”. ;-)
Joseph in his Philippine Eagle-inspired NatCos by Edwin Uy
Please indulge me with this second consecutive post about Mister Philippines Joseph Doruelo for the day. I just can’t resist the image on the left (courtesy of Missosology
) showing him wearing the Philippine Eagle-inspired National Costume Edwin Uy made for him for Mister Global 2015. So apt that he looks like a creature of flight perched on a rock, resting.
The guy is an effortless standout in the fantasy-laden attire that people were literally swarming around him during the photoshoot.
Joseph has been doing everything right so far. No room for missteps at this point.
Everything should be uphill from hereon now. ;-)
Mister Philippines Joseph Doruelo is looking dapper in his formal wear portrait for Mister Global 2015
Ain’t it a breath of fresh air to see Mister Philippines Joseph Doruelo all formally dressed up? His swimsuit images have been coming one after another the last few days so seeing him in a different light is always welcome to the eyes.
By the way, have you already liked our bet in the online voting page of the competition? If not, please do it now! ;-)
If only looks could kill, Joseph would have demolished the competition by now.
The Top 5 in National Costume of Bb. Pilipinas 2015 are (left to right): Pia Wurtzbach, Rogelie Catacutan, Ina Dominica Guerrero, Nancy Leonard and Teresita Ssen Marquez (Photo credit: Jhosh Rodriguez)
The latest buzz is that the winner of Best in National Costume of Bb. Pilipinas 2015 will be decided upon by online voting. And this could only mean that whoever has the strongest fan base support – among Binibinis 10 Pia Wurtzbach, 25 Rogelie Catacutan, 27 Ina Guerrero, 29 Nancy Leonard and 34 Teresita Ssen Marquez
– will eventually end up getting the special award come March 15.
One of the designers of the Top 5, Edwin Uy in particular, has expressed his disagreement (see screenshot of his sentiments below) on the matter should it happen.
Edwin Uy's feelings about the rumored online voting for Best in National Costume
Can we really choose the best here via online voting?
What are your thoughts on this, dear readers?
The Binibinis getting photo ops with Miss Universe 1973 Margie Moran
During the Habitat for Humanity
& Women Build Event of Bb. Pilipinas 2015 and Coca-Cola Philippines, the Binibinis had the chance of getting up close and personal with Miss Universe 1973 Margarita Moran while doing volunteer work in building houses for the organization which “…has played an active role in providing decent, durable and affordable housing for low-income families.
In their pink Habitat for Humanity t-shirts and yellow hard hats, the ladies actually performed some tough tasks like mixing cement, carrying and putting hollow blocks in place and even cutting wood and steel. Whew! I couldn’t perform those things myself.
Kudos to our lovely Binibinis who were game enough to do some construction duties even for a day. ;-)
The Binibinis do the Habitat for Humanity & Women Build Event together with Miss Universe 1973 Margie Moran (in dark blue top) and Atty. Adel Tamano, VP for Public Affairs and Communications for Coca-Cola Philippines (in red shirt)
You don’t get to see Binibinis mixing cement the way they are doing it above.
Who cares about carrying hollow blocks even if it means getting their manicured nails chipped or lotion-fed arms stretched under the heat of the sun?
If you're interested in buying tickets for the finals, just call 4361500 or refer to the other contact details above
Three of the candidates above will win the titles at stake on March 6
Interested to get tickets for the finals of Mr. Republic of the Philippines 2015
on Friday, March 6? Then all you need to do is call 436-1500 to reserve and buy yours.
Three (3) of the candidates will take home the top titles and represent the Philippines in international modeling competitions in the US.
General Admission tickets start at PhP1,000.00 each
I will post my final choices on Friday morning, just in time for the grand event to be held at the plush Maynila Ballroom of The Manila Hotel. And AA ProCouture Frontliner Head Arielle Agasang is leaving no stones unturned to insure the success of the culminating activity. ;-)
P.S. Online voting for Mr. RP Popularity 2015 is still ongoing. You can continue supporting your favorite candidate/s by clicking HERE.
During the scheduled make-up session of the Bb. Pilipinas 2015 Official Candidates with David’s Salon, most of the ladies learned more than a thing or two from the professionals working with owner David Charlton who lent his presence to the activity.
While more than a few among them have already mastered their faces enough to stick to the regimen proven effective in the past, a good number listened attentively and picked up important tips on how to improve the way they beautify their individual looks.
And the photo grids in this post should serve as reminders of how gorgeous our contenders really are. ;-)