86 comments on “This is not an Official Announcement but the Search will be ON soon!

  1. I think many are forgetting another contender who to isn’t as known, but would definitely do well especially in Interciew and Q&A – Arienne Calingo. She was 1RU at MWP and I think had the best, not too memorized, answer from the MWP pageant this past year. She also had a beauty reminding me of Mafae Yunon-Belasco. She should definitely go for it!

    • I just looked up Arienne Calingo and she looks like Belle Daza! Maganda!! BBP please!

  2. Sana sumali si Laura Lehman. May picture ako with her. Pag naging Miss Universe siya, madami na namang mag lalike ng post ko sa FB gaya ng photo ko with Pia. 🙂

  3. Yung age requirement ba below 27 pa din? Paano kung 27 sumali ng binibini, pero 28 na sa Miss U- bawal na ba yun?

  4. now, the bbp2017 batch has really big shoes to fill. I am happy that level up na ang screening ngayon ng BBP. Sana Quality over Quantity. hindi lang dahil let’s say kailangan nila umabot ng 40 candidates, pipilitin na. magsasaksak na ng mga fillers. Sana best of the bests na lang.

    so sa mga sasali, good luck sa lahat! Nawa’y mas malakas ang laban natin sa taon na ito.

    (Sana ang mga judge din sa coronation night ay ung matino naman. I mean hindi kung sino sino..) haha

  5. Grabe. ang laking “changes” sa pageants this year.

    Miss World is going down. seriously. before pa, medyo nawawala na sila sa spotlight after ng mga issues. para na silang Miss Earth ngayon LOL

    Miss Universe is stepping up! in terms of the ‘substance’ (idk if tama ang term ko) starting with Pia’s reign, you know that MU is just not a beauty pageant. para siyang MU + MW gets?

    Miss International… mas may charity works na. correct me if i’m wrong but mas nakikita kong nagta-trabaho ang title holder nila ngayon.

    Miss Earth.. hmm consistent. may little issues.. BUT mas keri naman compared sa pinagdaraanan ng MW ngayon. LOL

  6. Miss Universe is looking for someone inspirational, independent and empowered. Someone well- rounded and physically fit with high academic credentials or professional background. A perfect balance of beauty, brains and brawn.


    Patricia Magtanong – UP law graduate, athlete and Top model.
    Laura Lehman- HS valedictorian, athlete, Ateneo student, courtside reporter and model.
    Catriona Gray – International model, TV host, singer, has a degree in music, gym, Karate & mountaineering enthusiast & humanitarian.

    One of them could be our next Miss Universe!

    • Agree with the list. They need a girl who can solidify the “confidently beautiful” mantra based on what they have already and not for what they will become with the sash. Iniiwasan na nila Yung mga prototype na magiging model or actress after their reign. They are after for big time achievers.

      • Problem is Australian passport padin si Cat.. and gracing the covers of Esquire may not get SMA’s approval..

    • agree Catriona Gray is the perfect Ph Representative for miss universe, total package

    • We’ll see. Laura is eyeing for Miss World. according from a source. pero after what happened to MWO, baka i BBP na siya..

      • Laura based on beauty may fit Miss International or Ms. Grand more than Miss Universe.

      • Magpapa pageant PA ba ang MWP? Hand pick na lang NILA si Janicel. It would be her second time in Indonesia. Bababuyin lang ni Tandang Hulya ang mga kandidata natin. Janicel has already proven her worth kahit laruin lang Niya pageant na Yan. I

    • That leaves the sweet, confident and brainy Patricia Magtanong as our ultimate bet.

      My wishlist would be:

      Patricia Magtanong MU 2017-2020

      Laura Lehman MI/MU 2017-2021

      Catriona Gray MU 2017-2019

      Liza Soberano MU/MW/MI 2017-2023

      o pahinga muna tayo next year?..
      Hindi din naman din kasi pwede na tayo lagi ang panalo.

    • wag sana magpa screen aces ng 3 or more uber MU prototype. baka kung anung title lang mapunta sa mga yan. saklap pa kapag sa MI napunta. since mukang malabo talaga b2b or even runner up sa MI para sigurado na din. at least 2 or 3 MU prototype one uber MU and the rest pang runner up lang muna ang peg para may experience. the other girls are enough credentials for other titles yung tipong hinde ma waste or mas fit talaga sa ibang titles.

  7. The 2017 edition of Binibining Pilipinas will be more competitive & exciting , since the pressure is off now that Pia has relinquished her crown. The quest to reclaim the DIC crown is on.
    I heard through the grapevine that Katarina Rodriguez could possibly join.
    She’s got catwalk skills, mestisa features and she has no problem expressing her self, the girl can talk. Hmmm, pwede.
    Stef Aberasturi & Gazini Ganados are also expected to join. I saw their photos, completely blown away by their looks.
    Angelica Alita is following the footsteps of Pia. A beautiful but still unseasoned girl who didn’t got lucky on her 1st try. I have a feeling she is being groomed to be a major title holder.
    Another repeater who is also expected to join is Alaiza Malinao, another alumni of Asia’s Next Top Model. She’s got the same weapons as Katarina , but more exotic looking & fierce in photos.
    Laura Lehman, once she finished her studies, could possibly join again.
    I hope to see girls representing different variations of beauty joining, whether she’s black ( Apriel Smith ), Indian ( like Parul Shah / Venus Raj ), Caucasian ( like Catriona Gray ), Oriental ( like Miriam Quiambao & Maxine Medina ) , morena Filipina ( like Anjie Balatbat ), plus-size ( like Siera Bearchell of Canada ), and quiet,cerebral types ( like Shamcey Supsup ).
    The last 7 Miss Philippines reps, from Venus to Maxine, are distinctive & has their own brand & personality.
    They are anything but manufactured & formulaic, like the reps from Venezuela, who in this new era of Miss Universe, is starting to become irrelevant..

  8. If not laura lehman send apriel smith to the universe! Nakita ko si amith sa coronation bitbit siya ni jonas sa side, pina observe na ba yon? Well after lopez wala pang black na nanalo ulit…

    • That’s what Aces has been doing, I think. That’s how they found Licaros, Shamcey, etc.

    • High caliber student? I say Arienne Calingo. She graduated from an Ivy League, soaked English, Thai, Arabic, and Tagalog. I saw her at MWP and she honestly gave the best answers in both Q&A in my opinion. She is a true morena beauty and could clinch the MU title since IMG is looking for a “new” type of MU.

  9. I-revamp muna yang format ng BBP, 2 major crowns lang yung ibigay (MU at MI; last 2 girls standing) at 5 runner-ups para after the pageant, si madam na bahala kung saan sila ilalagay mga 2nd-tier international pageants. Kung yung mga runner-ups hindi man maipanalo ang crowns ng 2nd tier pageants eh pwede pang sumabak ulit, kumbaga training grounds na nila yun sa international arena para sa MU at MI. Sayang yung MU at MI caliber ladies na sa 2nd tier lang napupunta.

    • “Sayang yung MU at MI caliber ladies na sa 2nd tier lang napupunta.” – tapos dinadaya pa, hello miss intercontinental, miss globe, miss grand?! 😆

      • Haha. Tama ka SL. Kaya nga pwede pa sana silang isabak ulit sa legit pageants. Eh kahit nga si Cat na MW prototype at MW ay isa sa mga alpha pageants, nadaya nga ng shupitbahay. Hahaha. Beke nemen pwede pang isabak si Cat sa BBP since nag shift na rin ang MUO sa mga advocacies. Some ladies may not win MW pero sa MU sila nananalo at vice versa.

  10. Sana magaling na sa comskills si Emma Tiglao. If not, 2018 or 2019 na lang sya sumali.

  11. ang dapat nating ipadala sa miss u this year e ung kasing ganda ni maxine at kasing talino ni nicole cordoves, hindi pwede yung kasing ganda lang ni maxine o kasing talino lang ni nicole, dapat pareho! 🙂

    • yeah agree. i want another maxine medina in terms of beauty. dapat sweet din at kitang kita sa mukha pagiging humble. syempre dapat enough confindence din and higit sa lahat dapat kalmado at hinde nerbyosin. kahit hinde fluent sa english basta kaya makipagsabayan sa Q&A mabilis makapagisip ng sagot. Pero much better kung fluent na rin sa english


  12. My cell phone, I can easily connect to my love ones, to the world and it is small enough to fit in my pocket. Thank you and welcome to my country.Mabuhay!(sometime simple answer can make a good impact) luv u max.

    • In the last 10 years po. Cellular phone has already been here as early as the early 90s pa. ‘Pag ‘yan ang isinagot niya, bashing pa rin na katakut-takot.

    • Kaya nga po, ‘yung change na tinutukoy niyo na dulot ng cell phone, which is to connect loved ones, already happened more than 10 years ago. Kaloka ka po. 🙂

      • Connecting with your love ones in a way that you can see them live on the screen of your cell phones , enjoy the rest of your day or night.

      • ‘Yun, nakuha mo! You see, kapag accurate ang sagot mo, mas may impact? If you just answer it by saying “the celphone” itself, without specifying its attributes within the last 10 years, malabo pa rin sagot mo. So, you should be saying “an Android or IOS cellular phones” which have become popular within the last 10 years is one of the most significant changes I have seen in this world. Ganon. Kaloka.

    • Djusko day tapos na ang pageant. Ang mga Pinoy talaga ang hilig sa ganito!!! Feeling feelingan! Edi kayo na ang tumayo sa harapan ng libo libong tao. Sige try natin kung gano kanerve wracking yun. Baka mahimatay kaung lahat. grrrr.

    • No offense to Maxine and she did a wonderful job at the pageant, but that would have been a winning answer, witty and humorous. I got you Jess, cell phones have evolved on how we communicate.

  13. My ultimate bet for BB Universe is Anjie Balatbat 6ft tall, and articulate Nd beautiful

    • Buti nabanggit mo sya Ferrer:-)
      Lagi ko syang binabanggit last year na sumali pero tuling ni ading hihihi.
      Kayumanggi Beautyat mukhang maingay din pag hawak ang mike hihihi charot
      Ayanmon ading, agriingkan ken buludim dyay notebook ni Pia hihihi

  14. I wonder why there are countries who sent their representatives in the Miss Universe 1994 edition but failed to send their delegates in the recently concluded Miss Universe, such as:

    – Luxembourg
    – Djibouti
    – Greece
    – Cyprus
    – Taiwan

    Lebanon has also not sent their delegate this year. Is that because of the controversy over the sharing-in-a-picture-frame of their rep with Miss Israel last year? No Misses Mongolia, Gibraltar, Estonia, and Ireland.

    • Botswana, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Senegal, Egypt, Sudan, Gabon, Belarus, Uruguay, Nepal

      • Meron palang Uruguay, sorry.
        Walang Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Uganda, Ethiopia

    • Afghanistan, Algeria. American Samoa, Andorra, Anguilla, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Benin, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brunei Darussalam, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Christmas Island, Cocos Islands, Comoros, Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Congo, Cook Islands, Ivory Coast, Cuba, Cyprus, Djibouti, Dominica, East Timor, Egypt, El Salvador, Equitorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Falkland Islands Faroe Islands, Fiji, French Guiana, French Polynesia, French Southern Territories, Gabon Gambia, Ghana, Gibraltar, Greece, Greenland, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Holy See, Hong Kong, Iceland, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Jordan, Kiribati, North Korea, Kuwait, Kyrgyztan, Lao, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Macau, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Martinique, Mauritania, Mayotte, Micronesia, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Montserrat, Morocco, Mozambique, Nauru, Nepal, Netherlands Antilles, New Caledonia, Niger, Niue, Northern Marianas Islands, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Pitcairn Island, Qatar, Reunion Island, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia Seychelles, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tibet, Togo, Tokelau, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Turks and Caicos Islands, Tuvalu, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Wallis and Futuna Islands, Western Sahara, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe 🙂 Charette Islands hihihi

  15. alam ko suntok sa buwan – pero why not let’s have a Binibining Pilipinas All-Stars. Mga past minor title holders under 26 vying for the title of MUP. Exciting diba? Pwede pa ulet sumabak si Nicole C, Nichole M, Joana E, Parul?, Yvette?, Etc.

  16. I wishlist based on the communications skills criteria are:

    1. Catriona Gray
    2. Mariel De Leon
    3. Hillarie Parungao
    4. Michelle Dee
    5. Angelica Alita
    6. Laura Lehman

    • I don’t think Catriona will join Binibini. Firstly, she has yet to relinquish her crown to her successor at the latter part of the year. Secondly, she has already graced the cover of Rogue magazine, which BPCI considers an FHM level. Thirdly, I don’t think BPCI will let a major crown winner of the country to join her search. Lastly, I believe Catriona will be hesitant to join because she would be downgraded should she only get MGI, International, Intercon or Supra crown. My very two cents.

    • Hillarie Parungao is ineligible because of the height and tattoo issue. But you may add Charmaine Elima in the list. Maganda si ateng.

      • Ala Jean Saburit ang beauty nya sa mga pics na toh. Baka mahasa pa sya ng A&Q and her stint in PAL would be of help to in terms of confidence and communications skills.

      • Di Type ni Fabian c Elima.
        Pero gusto nila Laila, Ana, Jeremi, basil c Elima.
        Mahina raw sa Q&A c Elima accdg. sa mga ibang readers hihihi
        Nasabi ko noon na parang kapatid nya kay Nancy Leonard hihhihi
        Tumangkad ba si Charmaine kc 5’6″ sya noong 2013 🙂
        Puede naman syang MUP ala Ariela beauty hihihi

      • May strict restrictions ba ang BPCI sa tattoos? I saw candidates of Miss Universe such as Nicaragua having tattoos on wrists

  17. Kailangan natin ng maganda, magaling rumampa, magaling sa communication skills, hindi bitch, 5’8 and up para sa susunod na MUP. Sino kaya yon?

  18. Excited na much! Mama J convince Catriona to join Bb please. Sya na ang isabak. Panalo na yan!

    • 2018 4M c Catriona… puede pa si Hilarie Parungao.
      I don’t care kung galing sila sa MWP or MEP basta de kalidad na kandidata hihihi

      • Patapusin mo muna ang reign nya hihihi
        Bata pa naman sya, baka mas bongga pag-iisip nya nx year.
        Puede pahost-host or guest sa mga tv shows muna while being active in modelling and her advocacies 🙂

  19. ..d pa ako naka move on..huling hirit.. This could have been a very strong and interesting top 6 from the announced lucky 13:
    Asian domination.. If only nagbaon pa more ng English sina keke and chalita ..hay….now signing off.. As they sag, charette.

  20. Hoping for unquestionably beautiful, tall, and articulate speaking women to be crowned.

    Ms Universe PH and Ms International PH na lang sana ang mga titles at stake.
    Sayang lang if promising representatives are sent to minor pageants.

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