Former Binibini 5 Christine Ramos Balaguer
There's even a petition to reinstate Christine as Bb. Pilipinas 2015 Official Candidate
Truth be told, I’m not sure what words or phrase or statement to use in describing the removal of Binibini 5 Christine Balaguer from the roster of Bb. Pilipinas 2015 Official Candidates. And I don’t want to hazard a guess as to which one of the following possibilities:
1) Did she back out?
2) Was she disqualified for a valid reason?
3) Was she asked to resign instead for a valid reason?
4) Was she removed due to her being deaf? (with corresponding arrangements needed to be put into place to accomodate the translation/interpretation requirements? )
It could most likely be one of the above.
But I have no way of confirming anything because lips are still sealed.
So I might as well wait for an official press statement from BPCI regarding this matter.
In the meantime, the started petition to reinstate Christine as Binibini 5 could be in limbo for now. If it doesn’t prosper, then let’s enjoy the sweet lass via her filmed truth or dare video before all of this happened.
courtesy of John Paul Maquilang
Christine Balaguer in one of her beachside pictorials
Marvi Ann de Lima is Binibini 16 of Bb. Pilipinas 2015
Marvi Ann de Lima during Miss Camarines Sur 2014
Here’s the 411 on Binibini 16 Marvi Ann Razon de Lima for Bb. Pilipinas 2015.
This 24 year-old Bicolana is actually the reigning Miss Iriga City and Miss Camarines Sur – the hometown and province she is representing in the nationals. A Registered Nurse who specializes in Operating Room procedures by profession, she is currently a Masteral student in Nursing who campaigns for health and wellness by way of education among women in particular.
Standing 5’8″, Marvi is a mean baker outside of work and she can come up with the yummiest cakes and pastries if so desired. Her initial plan was to take part in Mutya ng PIlipinas 2014, but was prevailed upon by Aces & Queens to go for Bb. Pilipinas instead after work commitments prevented her from joining the former middle of last year.
Watch out for this Bicolana in Bb. Pilipinas 2015
Can Marvi Ann whip up a strong strategy in the competition? She really trained long and hard for this one. And she will be most happy and proud if the reward will come in the form of a Bb. Pilipinas crown.
Best of luck to you, Binibini 16! :-D
Binibini 12 Kylie Verzosa
It may have taken her more than awhile to make the decision of joining Bb. Pilipinas, but the wait was all worth it. Kylie Verzosa has been egged on to take part in the annual search as far back as 2012. But it’s only now that she greenlighted the participation, and she is pinned Binibini 12 up to the tentatively-scheduled finals come mid-March.
Kylie is giving her full concentration on the competition. And Aces & Queens is not leaving amy stone/s unturned in the constant polishing of this beautiful Atenean. Her modeling gigs with PMAP (Professional Models Association of the Philippines) are on hold for now. If she wins one of the crowns at stake, then I guess she will need to turn down new offers from the group for an indefinitely long period of time, or eighteen (18) months if you will.
Here’s wishing you the best, Kylie! :-D
There’s a special quality in Kylie’s face that is downright charming
Binibini 23 Justine Beatrice Felizarta
Why is Justine Felizarta “fully justified”? Well, I know part of her back story before reaching this point of being pinned as Binibini 23 of Bb. Pilipinas 2015.
Back in 2013, Justine was just a young beautiful girl in Vancouver who dreamt of becoming a beauty queen someday. Encouraged by her family, she took a flight to Manila and formally presented herself to Aces & Queens for possible consideration as one of its pageant trainees. But it was already too late to be enlisted for Bb. Pilipinas 2014. Besides, she hasn’t fulfilled BPCI’s residency requirement yet.
So what she did after was to set her sights on Bb. Pilipinas 2015, lived in the Philippines, absorb its culture and immersed herself into training. She even took part in Miss Manila 2014 just to get a taste of local competitions.
Hard work really paid off for Justine. Her nicely-proportioned and toned body is already one proof. (Photo credit: Joselito Caleon)
Ever the dutiful student, Justine patiently waited and dedicated herself to this year’s edition. And when it was time to finalize her preparations, she already possessed the right disposition for the nationals. And the rest is history.
The fully-localized version of the Fil-Canadian girl is now Binibini 23. And she is all set to conquer the objective – to win a Bb. Pilipinas crown.
Good luck, Justine! :-)
Bb. Pilipinas 2015 Official Candidate #34 Teresita Sen Marquez, aka Wynwyn Marquez
Showbiz personalities joining beauty pageants is always a newsworthy item for reporters and entertainment writers. And why not? There is a heightened level of interest in an individual’s capacity to invade an almost-parallel industry to find out if she is cut out for the demands of the new environment. In the past, Sharmaine Ruffa Gutierrez proved that it was possible for a relatively popular actress to join Bb. Pilipinas, win a crown and then return to the glamor and glitz of TV and Movies.
Enter Teresita Sen Marquez. Teresita who, some might ask. Well, try WynWyn Marquez and there is greater possibility of identifying the person right away. The GMA-7 exclusive artist who – in the past number of years – dabbled in dancing and acting on the small screen, has already penetrated the national pageant. She is now Binibini 34 of Bb. Pilipinas 2015, courtesy of Aces & Queens.
And mind you, WynWyn is not coming in without sufficient pedigree tucked under her belt. Apart from being the daughter of Actor/Comedian Joey Marquez and former Actress Alma Moreno, she is the niece of Miss International 1979 Melanie Marquez. She may not have the towering height of her aunt, but there will always be the potential to follow footsteps and see if the same fate could also be in the offing for her. Besides, the young Marquez used to do ballet before specializing in jazz dancing, so that should serve some good purpose in her moves and posture.
Binibini 34 Teresita Sen Marquez
What lies ahead for WynWyn in the pageant? It’s still hard to tell at this point. But if she can show the strong will and determination to win (and put them into action), then there might just be something in the horizon for her. ;-)
Toni Alyessa Hipolito (left) moved from A&Q to KF. Brenna Gamboa transferred from KF to A&Q.
Toni (top photo) and Brenna (lower photo, 2nd from left) during their screening for Bb. Pilipinas 2015
Switching camps is nothing new in local pageantry. And I don’t see major issues in it for as long as the individuals involved went through the right process of asking permission from the camp to be left in favor of a new one. Just like in the TV network wars, the practice of talents seeking greener pasture somewhere else should no longer be a big professional problem. Once contracts have been served, they should be free to go where the offers are more lucrative or the projects a sustenance of income.
Take for example third-time joiner Toni Alyessa Hipolito (previously of Aces & Queens) and MWP2012 4th Princess Brenna Cassandra Gamboa (previously of Kagandahang Flores). Just in time for preparations prior to Bb. Pilipinas 2015 screenings, these two ladies decided that it was high time to move on, considering that this edition should be their last eligible years to participate. Permissions were properly granted, albeit with a heavy heart which is just expected.
Binibini 17 Brenna Cassandra Gamboa (left) for Aces and Binibini 6 Toni Alyessa Hipolito for KF
And now that they are in the arms of handlers who were previously on the other side of the fence, my only wish is for them to find what they are looking for.
Toni now for KF. Brenna now for A&Q.
Best of luck to you, ladies! :-)
Bb. Pilipinas 2015 Official Candidate Namrata Neesha Murjani
Neesha showing her official candidate number for Bb. Pilipinas 2015
Miss Cebu 2013 Namrata Neesha Murjani will turn 22 this coming January 17. And she wants nothing more for a birthday wish than to achieve a good placement in Bb. Pilipinas 2015.
Namrata Neesha Murjani was born and raised in Cebu practically all her life. And her parents – an Indian father and a Filipina mother – made sure that she is reared in the best values of both cultures. Last year, she completed a BS Biology degree at the Cebu Doctors University in preparation for Medicine Proper. But before she immerses herself in more studies and non-stop laboratory work, she decided to give pageantry a try to see if there is something bright waiting for her in this field. And Aces & Queens made sure that she got the best training for the nationals.
Binibini 33 Namrata Neesha Murjani
Binibini 33 is excited. She is looking forward to a great experience in the competition. And if Neesha is fated to win a crown, then her dreams of studying to become a Doctor might have to wait just a little more. ;-)