Ever since the year started, I have been living and breathing Bb. Pilipinas 2014. Suffice it to say, not a single day has passed by without posting anything that has to do with the pageant – from teasers on possible applicants to the tedious screening process to the selection of Official Candidates to the Press Presentation to the long string of sponsor activities to the charity events to the talent/fashion show to the eye-opening TV primer to the all-important Gala Dinner at Sofitel to the rehearsals all the way to the day of the finals itself.
Only five (5) will bring home crowns tonight. And my earnest wish is that only the best of the best will lay their hands on the same and start their reign immediately afterwards.
If only I had it in my power to hand out all the national beauty titles for 2014 to this batch, I certainly will. Aside from the titles at stake, why not throw in the selection of our representatives to Miss World, Miss Earth, Miss Tourism International, Miss Grand International, Miss Tourism World, Miss Asia Pacific World, Miss Humanity International and what-have-you? Alas, that simply cannot happen.
Be that as it may, a quintet will shine above the rest. Who will these beauties be? The most deserving, I silently pray.
All images (except the third photo grid) are courtesy of Bruce Casanova for Bb. Pilipinas