Honestly, dear readers, did you expect the catfight to unravel like the rivalry between Binibinis 11 and 20 in the days leading to the Grand Coronation Night of Bb. Pilipinas 2018 this coming Sunday night? There has never been a match so heated as to incite such overwhelming acceptance, resistance or confusion. On one corner is the top favorite right from the start. On the other end, the fiercest opponent has peaked in the eyes of many. Does her pageant pedigree alone measure up to the “Versus” marquee?
In a Catriona-less edition, Ma. Andrea “Aya” Abesamis can swimmingly reach for the Miss Universe Philippines crown. But that isn’t meant to happen because this could be her first and only try in the nationals. And while those who are not on her side continue to throw potshots at her direction, she is simply taking things with queenly poise and a naturally friendly self to take all the punches standing up and not hitting the floor.
We could be in for a lot of suspense-filled moments (and possibly a surprise or two) on March 18. Ready or not, we will come. The stage is set for Bb. Pilipinas 2018!