71 comments on “How I arrived at my Top 12 and Winners for Bb. Pilipinas 2012

  1. Pingback: Bb. Pilipinas 2011 1st Runner-up Janine Tugonon Crowned As Bb. Pilipinas Universe 2012! « EnteRvrexWorld

  2. http://thepageantanalyst.blogspot.com/2012/04/final-prediction-for-2012-binibining.html

    No. Contestant Face 40% Body 40% Personality 20% Average Rank PLACEMENT
    1 Karen Gallman 93 90 92 91.6 10
    2 Romelin Roxane de Castro 89 88 90 88.8 27
    3 Nicole Marable 92 91 90 91.2 15
    4 Jaine Hidalgo 93 93 91 92.6 4 SUPRANATIONAL
    5 Rose Ann Aguilar 90 91 91 90.6 20
    6 Maria Alicia Elena Ariosa 88 92 91 90.2 23
    7 Patricia Lae Ejercitado 94 93 90 92.8 3 TOURISM
    8 Nicole Schmitz 95 94 94 94.4 1 UNIVERSE
    9 Mary Jean Lastimosa 94 95 93 94.2 2 INTERNATIONAL
    10 Jillean Camille Orbina 90 89 89 89.4 25
    11 Marie Virgenia Cecilie Peter 91 91 94 91.6 10
    12 Ayelee Marie Dasalla 92 90 92 91.2 15
    13 Katrina Jayne Dimaranan 90 92 94 91.6 10
    14 Gina Joy Howell 91 91 92 91.2 15
    15 Elaine Kay Moll 91 91 91 91 19
    16 Liezl Alcantara 91 90 90 90.4 21
    17 Anna Czarina Buenviaje 91 92 90 91.2 15
    18 Janine Marie Tugonon 93 91 94 92.4 5 FIRST RUNNER-UP
    19 Roxane Joy Jesalva 93 91 90 91.6 10
    20 Roxanne Tadique 88 87 88 87.6 30
    21 Giselle Angelica Muñoz 91 92 94 92 7
    22 Meiji Cruz 88 88 89 88.2 29
    23 Goldy Baroa 91 90 89 90.2 23
    24 Fer Mary Baliquig 90 88 89 89 26
    25 Chloe Zanardi 87 89 90 88.4 28
    26 Angelee delos Reyes 92 92 92 92 7
    27 Golda Soller 90 90 92 90.4 21
    28 Marie Irisha Arcenas 92 91 91 91.4 14
    29 Annalie Forbes 93 91 92 92 7
    30 Sherlyn Gonzales 93 92 92 92.4 5 SECOND RUNNER-UP

  3. Ms Universe Philippines: Elaine Kay Moll or Janine Tugonon
    Ms. Int’l Philippines: Mary Jean Lastimosa
    Ms. Tourism: Nicole Schmitz
    Ms. Supranotional: Ms. Sherlyn Gonzales

    1st Runner up: Ms. Dimaranan ( weird voice, aura and body. Good personality)
    2nd Runner up: Patricia Ejercitado

  4. Thanks for your predictions Norman. Although I am rooting for #19 Roxane Jesalva, I am happy that you have presented to us your own predictions. I’ll support whoever represents the country in the International pageants. Kudos Norman! 🙂

  5. To Norman,

    I’m sorry for my comment about your vision. Anyway this is only predictions I myself also is predicting who will win. Thanks.

    • Apology accepted, Mark. Let’s all be glad and optimistic that our problem is not being united in our choices. It goes to show how excellent this batch has turned out to be after all the initial doubts we may have harbored. 😉

      • Yehey,bati na sina Mark at Kuya Norms.
        Sana ganun rin sina Anabelle at Amalia para may WORLD PEACE na!

      • Thank you, good luck to all of them. Sorry again!! It was an uneducated way of expressing myself. PEACE!!.

      • World Peace!!!!…..nakuh ledesma….majajalit sa atin si koyang boy abunda nyan. di va neh sabi ni boy sa q&a forum nya w/ bb candidates laspag na laspag na yang to bring world peace sa mga byuti contests. magsitigil na tayo sa world peace at essence of a woman etching etching. fierce ang labanan ngayon. napansin ko lang ha ang daming SS aka sad stories sa mga candidates. jiniwan ng ama, sobrang pobrecita, being bullied, mataba noon. sa miss u ha pwedeng iwan na yan sad stories dito pinas. OK mabuti naman navatid mo ang iyong pagkakamali. lahat naman tayo nagkakamali at mukhang pinatuwad…este pinatawad ka na ni koyang norms. swerte mo may heart of gold yang si koyang norms at di pusong bella flores…..nagmamalasakit xoxoxo mau aba imbiernakish xoxoxo (bb pilipinas codename – maria bianca supsup manalo, 25, san andres bukid)

    • World Peace!!!!…..nakuh ledesma….majajalit sa atin si koyang boy abunda nyan. di va neh sabi ni boy sa q&a forum nya w/ bb candidates laspag na laspag na yang to bring world peace sa mga byuti contests. magsitigil na tayo sa world peace at essence of a woman etching etching. fierce ang labanan ngayon. napansin ko lang ha ang daming SS aka sad stories sa mga candidates. jiniwan ng ama, sobrang pobrecita, being bullied, mataba noon. sa miss u ha pwedeng iwan na yan sad stories dito pinas. OK mabuti naman navatid mo ang iyong pagkakamali. lahat naman tayo nagkakamali at mukhang pinatuwad…este pinatawad ka na ni koyang norms. swerte mo may heart of gold yang si koyang norms at di pusong bella flores…..nagmamalasakit xoxoxo mau aba imbiernakish xoxoxo (bb pilipinas codename – maria bianca supsup manalo, 25, san andres bukid)

  6. Polls have been all over social networking already since Bb Pilipinas fever started especially in FB where there’s functionality to do surveys. By sampling, data may be skewed to say it is people’s choice! Just a thought.

  7. Instead of having a lìst of our faves,Kuya Norman would you please make a poll?thanks

  8. Hi Norman! Here’s my top 12 in any order. Used your 40-40-20 (face, body and personality) scheme as well. Quite delighted with the outcome of the numerical scheme. Let me know your thoughts.

    1. Karen Gallman
    4. Jaine Hidalgo
    6. Allen Ariosa
    7. Patricia Ejercitado
    8. Nicole Schmitz
    9. MJ Lastimosa
    13. Katrina Dimaranan
    16. Liezl Alcantara
    18. Janine Tugonon
    19. Roxane Jesalva
    26. Angelee de los Reyes
    30. Sherlyn Gonzales

      • Thanks. Can’t wait for the finals. I made some of my friends use your scheme as well as opposed to just overall impression.

  9. 3 of my favorites are in your top 4..katrina,nicole s. and gallman…janine is the other,but you lìsted her in runner up..

  10. I don’t agree with the Miss Universe and Tourism International choices, I think MJ has what it takes to represent our country in Miss U. Katrina?I don’t see anything special in her. If we talk about good communication skills?well for me It’s not an issue we have sent many intelligent candidates internationally what happened? some didn’t even reach the semifinal round. Shamcey is an exception to that because she knows how to carry herself and she is beautiful but Katrina? I’d rather choose Tugonon over her. But this is only predictions let us see what will happen to the finals!!lots of surprises will happen. I’m still hoping MJ will win Miss Phils. Universe this time.

      • koyang norms, nabalitaan mo ba ang latest kay wigberto trump at sa ms univ org na papayagan na raw ang mga LGBT na mag join sa miss univ next year. hala mga ka federasyon magtungo na tayo sa bangcock at magpaputol. matagal ko ng pangarap sumali sa binibini…baka huling biyahe ko na to dahil akuy blooming na 25 years old. hindi pa aku huli. anitch kaya ang gagamitin kong name next year..gusto ko memorable…Verushka Nicolette Schmitz kaya…parang hindi pinay….pwede rin Gloria Singson Ampatuan Dimaporo…parang warlord….leche ang jirap mag esep esep

      • Mau aba imbiernakish-pwede bang magsuggest ng name mo pag sumali ka sa Binibini?

        Try mo ang…………….

        Gloria Lawit-wit Ampatuan

        Oh diba ang ganda!

        Gloria Lawit-wit Ampatuan, 25, Tondo,Philippines!

    • I think 20/200!!! Imagine Katrina and Gallaman in the top? Katrina???her face and body is only for local pageant no for your international competition, Gallman????too short anf too fat she doesn’t fit to represent our country. Predictions can be bias sometimes.

      • Let’s not even go there, Mark. You don’t have to be all smart-alecky and pick on my vision (hopefully you’re saying it in jest). I don’t mind people criticizing the content of my posts, but let’s not get personal, okay? 😉

        And you’re talking about being biased? Hey, these are all subjective predictions. Nobody shares their personal picks based solely on how another individual looks at the girls. If people are second-guessing the results by consulting only on who is popular among the majority, then why give fearless predictions at all? If I get a lot of flak for not getting anything right with my forecasts, then so be it.

      • Mark, tone it down, Dude. No need to be rude. Katrina and Gallman are contenders–not country representatives (yet). I give kudos to every one of these women who not only have to convince themselves that they are worthy, pretty, and smart enough to go out for Bb Pilipinas, but they also have to develop a thickened exterior to the many eyes, wagging mouths, and quick-to-pass judgment calls made by the rest of us. I suppose these gals know that it’s just part and parcel to joining such a prestigious pageant. But, let’s not, as devoted followers, be so closed off to the opinions of others in regards to their favorites to win crowns this year. I’ve been following Norm’s blog long enough to know that he carefully and respectfully considers the attributes of all candidates, without once abusing, denigrating, slandering, and disparaging any of these women or any of those who post comments/opinions regarding his blog/s. I, on the other hand, am not so forgiving, and I’ll call it as I see it. No need to get personal now, Mark. Pare, just turn it down and kool ka lang.

      • i for one doesn’t believe that kat dimaranan is perfect for the bb pilipinas universe title. i’m rooting for ms janine taguntong to win this crown but i respect koyang norms opinion on this. mark, it is his personal opinion. intiende? i bet whether you accept it or not, it doesn’t matter to him. ang sagot dapat sa iyo ni koyang norms sa mnaldita mong blog ay ma and pa…malay ko, pakialam ko sa yo…etchos ka! and besides all people even you, and i can assure you this, have some form of bias perception to one another. one major case in point, when you see your reflection on the mirror, di ba napapangitan ka.

    • Okay, hold your horses, guys. Let’s all respect each other’s picks. I don’t nitpick at those who support other ladies because we all have our own say. And I’m not even giving my predictions to influence others. I would salute the person who can predict the results 100% because this is such a free-for-all competition. 😉

      • Norman — I’m with you. Supporting a candidate doesn’t mean you have to trash the others. One can also be passionate about it without being foul-mouthed, rude or vulgar.

      • i for one doesn’t believe that kat dimaranan is perfect for the bb pilipinas universe title. i’m rooting for ms janine taguntong to win this crown but i respect koyang norms opinion on this. mark, it is his personal opinion. intiende? i bet whether you accept it or not, it doesn’t matter to him. ang sagot dapat sa iyo ni koyang norms sa mnaldita mong blog ay ma and pa…malay ko, pakialam ko sa yo…etchos ka! and besides all people even you, and i can assure you this, have some form of bias perception to one another. one major case in point, when you see your reflection on the mirror, di ba napapangitan ka.

  11. Norman — You mentioned that there’s a possibility that the Miss Universe pageant will be held in Las Vegas. If that is true (which I hope it is), this venue will be a big plus for the Philippines’ candidate. The presence of a large Filipino community in Las Vegas will brighten the spotlight on her, as it did for Venus Raj when she competed for the title in Las Vegas in 2010.

  12. Norman — I like your choices, but I do have a couple of questions. How did you decide on the numerical scoring according to face (40 points maximum), body (40 points maximum) and personality (20 points maximum). This consequently gives facial beauty and body a hefty percentile weight of 80% of a candidate’s total score as opposed to only 20% percentile weight for a candidate’s personality (which I assume includes interview skills and subjective qualities such as confidence and poise). Is there a reason why you didn’t give these three qualitative standards equal weight (33.33%, or 33 points maximum for each)? And if face, body and personality had equal weight in which you rated the candidates, do you think the names of your top 12 would change?

    • Glenn, I gave more weight to Beauty of Face and Figure because it has been my practice ever since I started following pageants, especially the time when former Beauty Journalist Doris Nuyda mentored my mind on the same. The two areas are crucial before I add up the personality/interview impressions. If I allocated equal percentages to each instead, it would’ve still yielded practically the same set of winners since Katrina, Karen and Nicole S. scored high on the 3rd. MJ for me is unshakable for Supranational. 🙂

  13. Hi Norman!

    I’m not really a fan of Katrina Dimaranan but I wouldn’t mind her winning the BBPUniverse title. For some reason, she reminds me of starlet Alicia Mayer mixed with Shamcey’s aura – I don’t know, I guess that’s a good thing. I’m glad that Sherlyn and Jesalva made your final Top 12 because they’re actually part of my list as well. – will be getting back on your list after the coronation night. it’d be fun to see who actually made it. By the way, will you be watching the pageant live? – I already bought an upper boxB tix – uber excited for this coming Sunday!!! 🙂

    Cheers!

    • I’m still uncertain if I can watch it live because of a previous engagement that might finish late. But we’ll see. 😉

  14. donnie, miss international is not particular about height. maybe before, a long time ago. the last miss international from the philippines is lara quigaman. i don’t think she’s tall.

  15. Here are my personal bets for each title, in random order:

    UNIVERSE
    Gina Joy Howell – a sweet face that will stand out from fierce beauties, height, figure, smooth skin, confident wit
    Nicole Schmitz – universal beauty, figure, pr skills, okay height
    Katrina Dimaranan – exotic beauty, height, pr skills

    INTERNATIONAL
    Gina Joy Howell – a pretty face that is so Miss Internationallike, smooth skin, slender figure, height
    Patricia Lae Ejercitado – super gorgeous, super beautiful face, great figure, attractive brown complexion
    Nicole Schmitz – perfect face for the title, perfect figure, attractive brown complexion
    Karen Gallman – beautiful face, period

    TOURISM
    Mia Arcenas – oriental beauty, sexy body, excellent pr skill for tourism owing to her wit
    Janine Tugonon – fierce oriental look, x-factor
    Nicole Schmitz – appealing face, great tourism spokesperson owing to her communication skills
    Gina Joy Howell – lovely face, oriental body, flawless skin, height, confident ability to speak

    SUPRANATIONAL
    Patricia Lae Ejercitado – beautiful face, great body, okay height, exotic complexion
    Nicole Schmitz – attractive face, excellent body, okay height, great pr skills
    Gina Joy Howell – demure face that will stand out from her fierce counterparts, height, conservatively great figure, skin so soft
    Janine Tugonon – oriental beauty, x-factor, a good mixer

    • agree ako para kay gina howell, kasi matangkad siya, 5’9″, maganda ang mukha, makinis ang kutis, at magaling magsalita. yung iba, mukha at talino lang, pero kulang ng height, so medyo alanganin sa packaging. si gina howell kasi, nasa kanya na lahat, so safe na safe siya. kunting polishing lang ang kailangan. the others kasi, kahit no need na sa polishing yung intelligence at personality and styling nila, pero yung height nila hindi madala sa kahit anung klaseng polishing. so, dun nalang tayo sa safe. salamat po…

  16. we have the same choice for Universe – Kat Dimaranan…but my International is Ellaine Moll bcoz i remember Melanie and Gemma cruz’s towering heights were a factor in winning Ms. International…my BBP Tourism – MJ Lastimosa and my Supranational – J Tugonon…

  17. I would like to make believe that Katrina is good enough, but their also other ladies that are worthy of the crown like Patricia,Janine,Gloda or Eliane., predictions are good to spice up the pageant world.

  18. Nicole S. is definitely the best choice for Miss International.

    I don’t know about Katrina for Miss U. though. Don’t get me wrong, I had been and still a fan of Katrina, and I really wanted to want her represent us in Miss Universe but I still have my reservations; I can’t really figure out what it is. Maybe she’s too young and somehow that reflected in her presentation? She appeared too disciplined perhaps. (If only the Miss Philippines World was up for grab, Katrina would be the perfect fit.) I think Janine is a better choice for Miss U, but not a tad more than Katrina. So I’ll be happy either way.

    Anyways here’s my top 4 bet. All of them are in your top 6 list. I only listed 4 because they’re the only ones that have great potentials representing us in international pageant.
    – Katrina
    – Janine
    – Nicole S
    – Patricia

  19. On Dimaranan – maybe I’m just being mean but I really don’t see a round-faced girl winning the Universe crown. No amount of training could change the natural shape of one’s head. I guess that same fact applies to Ejercitado, another so-called frontrunner.

    I don’t care about the height issue. Beautiful faces should be sent to international competitions. I know my predictions would seem unlikely but in a perfectly unbiased world, they’d definitely win this BEAUTY pageant:
    Universe – Gonzales
    International- Forbes/Gallman
    Tourism- Howell
    Hands down, these are the best girls in this batch, facially. I don’t get the hype around Ejercitado, Schmitz and Lastimosa. I asked around my foreigner buddies and none of them found any of those aforementioned girls even remotely attractive. Sorry.

    • i actually find Katrina’s face beautiful. so to each his own. I suppose a beautiful face counts, but judging by the recent winners in the major international pageants, the most beautiful face hardly ever wins. Body proportions, height, etc., have as much weight as facial beauty in most cases. Then there are other factors such as the candidate’s communication skills, confidence, intelligence which although can’t be measured by specific standards quantifiably, these subjective qualities certainly play a significant role in the judges’ decision. Each of us have our own subjective impression of what beauty is, and our impression of each candidate is determined by an infinite number of personal and objective factors. Although I can’t speak for your “foreigner buddies” who you say didn’t find any of Norman’s choices “remotely attractive”, my American buddies here in Napa, California, definitely think they are beautiful. But your comments leave open these questions — why should a foreigner’s opinion matter? Are you implying that Philippine candidates be chosen by foreigners’ standards? My reply is this: foreigner’s tastes in beauty is as personal and individual as everyone’s personal taste. There are literally hundreds of ethnic and cultural groups, each of which have their own standards of beauty. Filipinos should choose their beauty queens according to their own vision of beauty — and not tailor it to suit “foreign” standards. : )

      • Absolutely correct, Glenn! Filipinas are beautiful and they don’t need to fit into the standards of the foreigners just for them to be satisfactory to the eyes of these critics who don’t understand what a real beuty is.

  20. Norman — Great choices! I agree. Katrina Dimaranan would be the best choice to represent the Philippines in the Miss Universe pageant. She will have 7 months to prepare which is enough time to further transform this 18-year old beauty into a serious international contender.

      • Norman — A few weeks ago, the predictions were pointing to MJ, Nicole Schmitz or Patricia for the plum title — isn’t it interesting how Katrina seemed to have come up from behind and is now leader of the pack? This makes for a very good case study.

      • Indeed. Katrina is slowly but surely inching her way up the ladder. One reason could be the fact that she left a very good impression during the Primer. I’m sure there are other factors contributing to the same, but I’m glad things are turning out this way.

  21. Great selections Kuya Norman, but I would be happier seeing Liezl Alcantara and Gina Joy Howell in the top 12 replacing Ellaine Mohl and Mia Arcenas.

    DIMARANAN-Universe
    SCHMITZ-International
    GALLMAN-MTQI
    EJERCITADO-Supranational
    TUGONON-1st R-U
    ALCANTARA-2nd R-U

  22. Is it the practice of BB Charities to automatically place the highest scored candidate as our rep to the Miss U Pageant, the second to Miss International, the third to Miss Tourism Queen International, and the fourth to Miss Supranational? I just think that once you whittle down the girls to the Top 12, and then Top 6, then the Top 4 should be placed not by their rankings, but by their chances and “fit” with whatever international competition they can best be competitive in. Is that what really happens? For me, Norm, I think MJ is a strong contender for a crown, but I, too, believe she’ll be a force to be reckoned with at either the Miss U (which I still believe, with her height, puts her at a disadvantage) or the Miss Supranational Pageant. I’m not really sure where Katrina D. fits. I think she has the communication skills and personality for MIss Universe, but while her face is exotic, her features are a little strong. (To me, kasi, I think she has a wide face, but this is not meant to disparage her. Same with Patricia E. Her forehead is quite pronounced, but again, this isn’t mean to disparage her either. I just don’t think they fit the Trump ideal, and he has some sway in the way things go as we all know.) Methinks Katrina will represent PI well as Bb. Tourism. I think that Janine Tugonon can still represent PI well at the MIss U, and she’s still got a few months to ready herself for the Miss U Pageant. Nicole will be a GREAT representative at the Miss International Pageant and has the best chance of all the Bb. candidates to win there. I think the surprise of the evening will be Sherlyn Gonzales—if (and only if) she turns up the fierceness. She’s naturally blessed with good looks, but it’ll be up to her to break into the Top 6. The two runner-up positions are all up for grabs. All in all, I am not in complete disagreement with your picks, Norm. It’s just gonna have to come down to coronation night and which candidates will shine brightest. Hindi natin talaga alam, right?

    • When BPCI still held the MW franchise, the common practice was for Madame Stella to recommend the placements of the Top 3 to the judges come final deliberation. As a result, the top scorer doesn’t automatically get Universe since all titles are of equal importance.

  23. Norman….. your top 4 choices are also mine. SILA NA NGANG APAT, NICOLE SCHMITZ, KATRINA, KAREN AND MJ…. WALA NANG IBA!… Well few more nights to sleep…..

  24. im super excited…agree ako sa predictions but not for miss u, i think mia arcenas no. 28 will snatch the spot light…

      • koyang norms, hinding hindi ko matatanggap yang prediction mo. bakit!!! bakit!!! (me konting pag aalinlangan at pa iling iling ng ulo sabay tulo ng luha at nginig ng baba…ala ate vi at tita charito solis) bakit walang title ang aking idolong si janine taguntong. di ko maaarok at matatanggap si dimaranan as bb pil univ. ethnic lang hindi siya magandang exotic koyang. batang version sya ni caridad sanchez. si janine t ko ang tunay na miss universe ng buhay ko. paki ayos mo ang predix mo koyang…parang awa na. nagmamahal at samasaiyo
        xoxo mau aba imbiernakish xoxo

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