The presence of the proud and joyful Bb. Pilipinas 2017 Official Candidates atop Miata sports cars being driven around Araneta Center and parts of EDSA and Aurora Boulevard was more than enough to bring out the cheers from everyone who came in droves to watch their favorite Binibinis.
But the question in everyone’s mind was this – why were all the reigning titleholders missing in action? No Maxine. No Kylie. No Jennifer. No Nicole. No Joanna. No Nichole. It’s like all of them became unavailable on an important pre-pageant day that was already made known weeks prior. We were told that all of them had previous engagements that they could no longer back out from. But hushed whispers are sounding off a slightly different explanation for at least one of them. I won’t go into that anymore as this is mere hearsay with no factual basis.
What is clear is that all of the six reigning winners are no-shows. ‘Nuff said.
Here now are some photos taken from the event. More to follow soon.