I’ve been asked this question countless times. How many crowns will Bb. Pilipinas 2016 give away on April 17? My answer has always been six (6) because there is (1) Miss Universe Philippines, (2) Bb. Pilipinas International, (3) Bb. Pilipinas Intercontinental, (4) Bb. Pilipinas Supranational, (5) Miss Grand Philippines and (6) the original title of Miss Globe 2015 Ann Colis, Bb. Pilipinas Tourism.
I know that a lot of pageant followers are no longer happy with the sixth-mentioned crown because it is evidently useless for international competition purposes. But do keep in mind that it is what led Ann to be selected as our representative to Miss Globe in Canada where she won the top prize for the Philippines.
As far as my radar detects, the Miss Globe franchise for 2016 is not yet final. The last time I heard, negotiations were still being made. If and when BPCI is not keen on renewing, Ann will always have a title to turn over. And if the affiliation with the Canada-based pageant turns out to be just a one-time thing, then there should be no regrets whatsoever. After all, the reigning winner will still be present during Miss Globe 2016. The more important thing to remember is that Ann was able to prove herself capable of winning, regardless.
And a 6th Bb. Pilipinas will still be there to lean back on. 😉