354 comments on “Let us count the ways: Why Catriona? or Why not Catriona?

  1. Matagal na kong happy for CAt, and I knew na sya ang “the one”, pero oa ang palakpak ko ng makuha ni Jheza ang MS, kahit expected ko ay Globe sya mapupunta. It really paid off her hardwork and perseverance. Congrats Miss Huelar! Third’s time a charm indeed!

  2. So, I therefore conclude na walang sabotahe na nangyari because the result is one of the most satisfying ever in the history of BBP. Nanalo na ang deserving winners, and justified naman based on their over-all performance. Walang favoritism, walang kesyo alaga ng ABS CBN, may connection ke SMA, kesyo malakas si Mrs. A ke SMA (nakuuh me maisira lang talaga!) O ano nangyari, walang placement si Aya pero bet ko sya for MI. Kung anu-ano pa sinabing masasakit ke Aya, lumaban naman pala ng patas yung tao. Nasaan na si Ena na kesyo sya raw ang the chosen one ni madam, nga-nga di ba? Daming fiction writers. Yung opinyon nila kung palabasin ay fact na fact.

    • Hayaan mo na. Yun nagpapaganda sa laban may mga gawa-gawang storya hehe Yun iba pwedeng deliberate nila madam pampaexcite hehe. meow meow, 24, Peylepens 🙂

      • Kawawa nga lang talaga ang mga napagbibintangan ng pandaraya. Dami kasing baklang balahura. makagawa lng ng tsismis. Kalowka.

    • Actually, bes, fake news ng Team Aces and Queens na gawin kunwari “favored”and frontunner si Aya para magbigay ng false na takot sa mga fans. Kumagat naman mga fans at nagspread like wildfire ang fake news hanggang nakuha ng Aces and Queens yung publicity na gusto nila for Aya. Naging frontrunner siya sa mata ng mga pageant pages and blogs kahit wala naman talaga ingay sakaniya sa simula kasi nobody knew her. Siguro, mas mabuti na nag-under the radar na lang si Aya, hindi ginamit yung name ng mother, kasi may potential siya sa totoo lang, pero nainis niya kasi yung mga fans kaya siguro nag-back fire. Mafae campaigning a little too hard also didn’t help. Simula dun sa “ninang, ninong” post hanggang sa shady comments and dun sa video, she antagonized Aya sa eyes ng mga fans. Importante pa naman ang say ng mga fans, lalo na social media era tayo ngayon. You don’t wanna make a wrong move lang. Anyways, I wish Aya well. Mukha naman mabait na bata. Move on na lang lahat siguro.

  3. GUYS!!! WINNER DIN YUNG THREE STARS AND A SUN EARRING/S(?) NI CATRIONA, NAKITA NIYO? GANDA NG STYLING, GANDA NG GOWN NA SEXY WITHOUT BEING “TOO MUCH” 😍. LOVEEEEE LOVEEEEE LANG ❤️🤩❤️🤩❤️

  4. Sayang si Anjame Magbitang. She sensibly answered the on the first part but she got lost in the second half maybe because of nervousness. Naalala ko tuloy si Parul Shah sa kanya wherein she started strong in answering a question about a bullied child. Started good in first half but faltered in the second half.

    Anyway, sana sumali ulit next year si Ms Magbitang. If she can read this, pakisabi she has the x-factor of a Miss Universe.

    Also, to Ms Lemonon, I feel bad for her. I remember Sirene Sutton with her situation. I’m rooting for Sandra to clinch a crown but I guess it’s not her night.

  5. After all that’s said and done… WALA PA RIN AKONG NA-CONTRIBUTE NA MATINO SA BLOG NA ITO.

    Pasensiya na po kung ubod ako ng yabang kahit na ubot ng baba IQ. Baklang panget at api lang po, na walang nagmamahal at pumapansin sa tunay na buhay! 😦

    That said, madami pa rin akong FURNITURES (plural yan, ha? pulot ko lahat yan sa dumpsite sa Begun Bari, Bangladesh, the hometown of my padirdir).

    And most importantly…

    ❤ ANG PANGET-PANGET KO PA RIN!!! EN AY TRULI LAB ET!!! ❤

    Do you lab et too?

  6. Yes Catriona.!!!!!Humanda kayo Universe!!!
    Si Ahtisa Manalo maganda.Pero tingin ko hindi siya yung number 2(Miss International).Merong switching sa crown dahil sa edad.At kay Karen,tama ako,ang pinakamaganda lagi napupunta sa nakakalokang pageant.Talino ni Eva sayang din sa Miss Grand pero yung beauty niya pasok yan kay Nawat.At kay Jehza parang ang lamya niya para sa Miss Supranational.Kay Michelle,sa tingin ko sila dapat ni Eva maglalaban sa number 2 spot pero di pwede dahil sa edad.Good luck girlsies!!!

  7. YUNG MGA “FAKE NEWS” NA HINAYUPAK DIYAN. INISTRESS NIYO KAME NG 2 MONTHS NA KESYO “AYA IS MADAM STELLAS BET, “MICH IS ABS’ BET” SAN KAYO NGAYON?!? EXCUSE MY PAGYAYABANG PERO MYGOSH! 60 DAYS AKO NAGTIIS NA SABIHIN TO! HAHAHHA! SIMULA PA LANG MADAM SMA AY NAKATUTOK LANG SA NAGIISANG PUSA!! AND THE MOST DESERVING WOMEN WON!

    MYGOSH ANG GULO NG THOUGHT PROCESS KO. NOT SURE IF I’M MAKING ANY SENSE BUT SOBRANG HAPPY LANG! 😭😌😭😊😭😊

    • yeah, the accusations against BBPCI, stella araneta were unfounded
      they should apologize to her and her charity organization

    • BET NI SONEYO NAWAT SI KAREN PERO BOMBA SA SAGOT. SAYANG GANDA PA NAMAN. SANA HAPPY SILA SA CROWN NILA. MUP OBVIOSULY HAPPY. JEHZA HAPPY. SINO PA BA? I… AM HAPPY HAHA!

    • Very beautiful and deserving queens. Congrats! Also, some of the binibinis who didn’t make it tonight should come back in a year or two. Daming magaganda…2018 is a strong batch. Congrats everyone for a job well done!

    • Yung nagkabit naman kay Karen ng sash niya parang hindi nakikitang baligtad. Kaloka. Forever tititigan yang picture na baligtad ang sash!

  8. Well that’s it mga veks. Wala ng warla warla dito…hihihihihi Let’s support all our winners na!
    Maganda ulit and chances natin this year.
    Final tally:

    MUP: Independent/AQ?
    MI: AQ
    MS: AQ
    MIC: KF
    MGI: KF
    MG: AQ

  9. Whew!!! Love the results! Thank God. Now… Can we please get behind our candidates, drop the camp wars and go into this pageant as one UNITED people? We have an absolutely great team. Let’s do this. #STOP.THE.HATE.

  10. AND GUESSSSS WHATT? I GOT MUP AND MIP RIGHT! JANUARY PA LANG SINABE KO NA CAT WILL WIN MUP, AHTISA WILL WIN MIP!! MGA BAKLANG KULANGOT NA INAWAY PA AKO… WELLL, WELLL, WELLLL, ANO KAYO NGAYON?? HAHAHAHA THANK YOU CHEEZUS, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! SOOOOOO HAPPY… BONUS DIN NA MAY CROWN NA SI JEHZA! NAIYAK AKO SAKANIYA SA REACTION NIYA NA “FINALLY” 😍 TOP 3 GIRLS 👌🏻 ALTERNATE KO SI MAGBITANG SA SUPRA PERO SAYANG MAY NEXT YEAR PA, MAYBE MUP NA?

    • I HAD THE SAME BETS!! ANGELA WE GOT IT RIGHT!!! SO HAPPY FOR CAT!!

      SUCKED IN TO JEREMI. EAT SHIT UGLY ASS!

      WORLD PEACE. EXCEPT FOR JEREMI!!

      • YESSSSSSSS, AYESHA!!! HIGH FIVE TAYO DIYAN 🖐🏼😍 SAN NA NGA BA SI JEREMI? HAHAHAAH NAHIMATAY NA YATA 😂

      • BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
        WALA NA SYANG PERA TO USE THE INTERNET CAFE!
        SIGURO, UMIIYAK SYA SA CORNER NG BOSS NYA SA KUWAIT! 😂😂😂😂😂

  11. Sa winners circle, d-i KO bet si ahtisa and jehza.. The rest I have no problem.. Sa haba ng diberation, parang daming nangyari.. Despite her faux pax, I would go for Sandra as crown worthy..

    • Yes po – PAKI-DURAAN NA LANG PO ANG KAPANGITAN KO!

      ❤ ANG PANGET-PANGET KO TALAGA, AND AYLABET!!! ❤

      *** Click thumbs up, if you agree!!! ***

  12. MGA HAYOP KAYO!!!

    All my bags are packed, and I’m ready to go.

    My kariton is now in a Ro-Ro.

    Mali na naman ang predictions at mga sinuportahan ko.

    Bakit? kasi ❤ BAKLANG PANGET NA ENGOT AT PANOT LANG PO! ❤

    Babalik na ako sa Bangladesh. Sana naman, pagbalik ko sa hometown ng aking ama sa slums ng Begun Bari, Bangladesh, tigilan na nila ang pagdudura at pagtutulak sa akin pag naglalakad ako sa kalsada.

    Dito sa Pilipinas ganun na nga ang trato sa akin, pati pa rin ba sa Bangladesh? 😦

    Ganu'n ba talaga ako KAPANGET? 😦

  13. I’m so happy!!!!! Jehza got the Supranational crown!!! And my Queen Cat is the new Miss Universe Philippines!!!! Congratulations to all the winners. Felt bad for Sandra tho, she should come back next time!

  14. Congratulations to PH’s representatives for 2018:

    Universe – Gray
    International – Manalo
    Supranational – Huelar
    Intercontinental – Gallman
    Grand – Patalinjug
    Globe – Gumabao

    • ahahaha nanalo si flat pwet di ba? hintayin natin si namesake Jeremi..natutulog pa sa kalye ang pobre

    • Talaga naman!!!

      ❤ ANG PANGET-PANGET KO TALAGA! PANOT AT ENGOT PA! ❤

      Feel free to "make dura" to my fugly face when you see me walking in the street. That's what my neighbors all do, kasi, AMPANGET-PANGET KO! 😦

  15. Looks like the Q&A really mattered this year. Congrats to all the winners!!!
    So happy for Jehza!!!

  16. Michelle Gumabao, Wynona Buot, Edjelyn Gambia, Ahtisa Manalo, Catriona Gray and Sandra Lemonon are my favourites after the Q&A. Patalinjug, Praise and Rushton gave generic and , yes, “scripted” answers.

    I’m sure, most, if not all my favourites’ answers are rehearsed too but they way they delivered it felt sincere and true. Lemon should still get props for her honesty and by confidently acknowledging her lack of knowledge to the subject. Compare that to Magbitang or even to Patalinjug, who may have delivered kilometric lines in her reply but she didn’t really answer the question.

    If Catriona wasn’t competing tonight, Gumabao should have the Universe crown. But alas, I should be content in at least the supranational crown. Buot should be sent to Grand International. Manalo to International, Lemonon to Intercontinental and lastly, Gambia to Globe .

    I thank you.

    • Lintel na auto correct. Gamboa instead of Gambia. Orais and not Praise. Lemonon, not Lemonon.

      Also, Bernardo delivered probably the most pageant patty answer this evening. And for that, she deserves the 1st runner up award

    • Yeah I loved Sandra Lemonon also, that was a tough question she was just unlucky.

      Michelle’s answer was good but the funny thing is, she blamed the media and the question is from Ces Drilon, a media personality. I can see in Ces’ Drilons face that she almost wanted to rebut.

      Jehza is definitely getting a crown tonight. She was flawless, her Q&A was almost perfect except for the disconnected conclusion.

      Karen got nervous, but I think she is still crown-able

      I don’t like Eva’s answer, she didn’t answer the question.

      Juliana Kapeundl did well, she’s 2nd best to Cat.

      And Finally Catriona…omg perfection. If she doesn’t get MUP I don’t really know what happened>>>

  17. Gosh. About 80% of the QnA answers made me cringe. Only Cat, Wynona and Vicki impressed me. Ahtisa was just fine but lost it halfway. Eva obviously happened to get a Q that is very similar to one that she prepared for. Then I expected more from Jehza being an honor student and 3x repeater. Her answer was all over the place. Malusog lang ba. Michelle G missed the perspective of her question. She was asked how she can help stop fake news proliferation but her answer was how media could do it. Karen sounded very shallow. Haisst. Buti na lang may Cat Gray to save the day. They saved the best for last.

    • 10am here in San Francisco already and 1am Monday already in the Philippines.

      Koronahan na yan si Meow Meow.

      Maraming pang gagawin ako today.

      Antok na si Shawn McClain sa SMART at noontime na san Manhattan.

    • uggh, i know, right
      i think they should realize that they could ask the person asking the question
      for a little bit more info. something like, “could you give me a background on build 3x?”

      anyways, she looked calm and beautiful answering the best she could..there is virtue in honesty

      • @bop82
        😦
        sandra was a victim of a badly formed question
        had he asked her about build, build, build “INFRASTRUCTURE” project
        sandra would have had a gist of what the program was

        oh well, she did well, considering the circumstance

    • Huh? The only people who don’t know what Build build build are the ones who are living in their own bubble. Only showed that Sandra didn’t know that much about current events or what’s happening in the Philippines.

  18. I noticed how the judges didn’t score the Top 25. They were caught just looking at the candidates and not inputting their scores.It seemed the Top 15 were already predetermined.

  19. Grabe ang ganda ng gowns ngayon ❤️ Love ko lahat except isa hehe may chaka na gown sa top
    15 😁 Si Cat biglang nagiging halimaw! D na mareach si ate haha lurv her 😄🙌

    Ganda din ng gown ni Eva.. bagay na bagay sa kanya! I would pick her gown over Cat’s in any day. Very much my kind of taste!

    Im surprised di nakapasok ang doktora 😮
    Akala ko pa naman isa un sa chosen ones

  20. very good answer meowwww our MUP.
    Jehza gave a descent answer pasok na sa crown i hope miss international. 😄
    Michele is my MGI
    bahala na kayo sa iba😄

      • sayang si lemonon 😦

        Bet ko after q&a:
        cat (Galing sa puso and delivered superb)
        michelle (straight to d point)
        eva (lamonera ng micropono!!)
        rushton (impressive answer)
        Bernardo (good answer too)
        Huelar (decent answer) or Aya (shes ok when she talks pero depende kung anong tanong ibibigay)

        following bets above are based on their Q&A performance. I would also love to include Wynonah pero im afraid matatabunan beauty nya sa ibang contenders.

      • Kahit ano nmn ata ang answer ni Queen Cat lagi nila sasabihin “scripted” Ano mgagawa nyo kung eloquent and smart tlg cya? So scripted din mga sagot s QnA nila Ana Theresa Licaros and Nina Ricci Alagao? Baka pati yung kay Janina San Miguel na din

    • EVa? Thats the scripted answer, generic, composed. Hindi nga niya napunto yung mismong tanong eh.

    • Jehza’s answer was almost incoherent. Nailusot na lang. Way short of what could be expected from a repeater and honor student at that. But she’s still pretty.

  21. Kamustah sa mga commenter na nalibre daw umano si tito Norman ng mga connection ni Aya. Yung mga nag post ng may conspiracy between tito Norman at pamilya Verdadero-Abesamis. #ngangakayo

    • The game plan was to float aya’s name as a top contender.. Certainly, it is beyond anyone’s power to rig the results..

  22. I hope SMA will award the MUP to a much younger candidate like Ms Magbitang. Just for a change. We’ve been sending 24-26 year old candidates lately.

    • No problem with younger candidates.. It’s just that anjame’s face doesn’t make the cut. So provincial.. And no offense to the latter .

  23. Galing umawra ni Cat. Yung akala mo iikot lang clockwise, biglang nag counterclockwise, tapos awra uli.

  24. Murielle orais reminds me of Colombia’s Mu rep noong 2016. Disappointed ako nung nakita ko ss photo ni karen huhu she looked really short. Si ahtisa parang nasarapan ng buffet hihi. Dra. Ena for me is prettier than aya 😄 and gusto ko magkakorona si Dra. Si rushton ang tangos ng ilong wew!! Si gumabao unting unti pumora ang curves.. grbe bawat pikatchu makita ko, may transformation!

  25. Surprisingly, miss photogenic is Eva.. Eva looks best in person with her mala porcelana skin tone.. The photos just can’t capture this…for me, aya is a good choice for the award..

  26. Top 15

    TOP 15

    38 – Gallman
    3 – Orais
    21 – Magbitang
    26 – Buot
    14 – Bernardo
    15 – Kapeundl
    31 – Huelar
    35 – Lemonon
    11 – Abesamis
    17 – Manalo
    24 – Gamboa
    1 – Rushton
    19 – Gumabao
    20 – GRAY
    32 – Patalinjug

  27. Finally, a decent live stream from ABS CBN … hopefully, no interruptions or lag. Enjoy guys! 🙂

  28. Best in Swimsuit – Cat gray
    Philippine Airlines – Murielle Orais
    Miss Creamsilk – Michelle Gumabao

  29. 2ND SET OF SPECIAL AWARDS

    Miss PAL: Muriel Orais
    Best in Swimsuit: CATRIONA GRAY
    Best in Long Gown: CATRIONA GRAY
    Miss Creamsilk: Michelle Gumabao

  30. Hay buti naman at Hindi lahat ng special awards e binibini 20..well.deserved din naman talaga ang best natcos ni meow meow..

  31. The judges for tonight:

    Edgar Saavedra
    GM Novotel Mike Brown
    Gerald Anderson
    Volleyballista Eliza Valdez
    From ABSCBN Martin Lopez
    UAAP Star Thirdy Ravena
    Colombian Amb Victor Echeverria
    Precious Quigaman
    Ces Drilon
    US Ambassador Sung Kim
    Stella Araneta
    Conchitina Bernardo
    Betsy Westendorp
    Raymond Villanueva

    • I’m glad no NU rep to judge
      Lara Qigaman – the prettiest Binibini for me after Charlene and Ruffa

  32. TOP 25 (Results)
    Bb 35 – Patrizia Garcia
    Bb 3 – Murielle Orais
    Bb 31 – Jehza Mae Huelar
    Bb 17 – Ahtisa Manalo
    Bb 32 – Eva Patalinjug
    Bb 13 – Kristie Rose Cequena
    Bb 7 – Sigrid Grace Flores
    Bb 35 – Sandra Lemonon
    Bb 10 – Kayesha Chua
    Bb 26 – Wynonah Buot
    Bb 15 – Juliana Kapeundl
    Bb 21 – Anjame Magbitang
    Bb 4 – Ana Patricia Asturias
    Bb 20 – Catriona Gray
    Bb 23 – Ena Velasco
    Bb 39 – Trixia Marie Marana
    Bb 14 – Samantha Bernardo
    Bb 1 – Vickie Rushton
    Bb 9 – Agatha Romero
    Bb 24 – Edjelyn Gamboa
    Bb 34 – Mary Joy de Castro
    Bb 11 – Aya Abesamis
    Bb 38 – Karen Gallman
    Bb 8 – Shane Tormes
    Bb 19 – Michelle Gumabao

  33. Ang tagal ng live telecast.

    Top 25:

    37 Patricia Garcia
    3 Muriel Orais
    31 Jehza Huelar
    17 Märiä Ahtisa Manalo
    32 Eva Patalinhug
    13 Cristy Rose Cequena
    7 Sigrid Flores
    35 Sandra Lemonon
    10 Kayesha Chua
    26 Wynonah Buot
    15 Julianna Kapeundl
    21 Anjame Magbitang
    4 Ana Patricia Asturias
    23 Yna Velasco
    20 Catriona Gray
    39 trixia Marana
    14 Samantha Mae Bernardo
    1 Vickie Rushton
    9 Agatha Romero
    24 Edgelyn Gamboa
    34 Mary Joy de Castro
    11 Aya Abesamis
    38 Karen Gallman
    8 Marie Torres
    19 Michelle Gumabao

  34. results so far:
    Best in National costume : Catriona Gray
    Ever Bilena : Catriona Gray
    Jag Denim Queen : Catriona Gray
    Manila Bulletin : Samantha Bernardo
    Best in Talent : Sherry Ann Thormes
    Miss Friendship : Sherry Ann Thormes
    Miss Photogenic : Eva Patalinjug

      • We can’t deny cat’s irresistible presence which attracts commercialized brands. She knows how to work it. Her fan base that creates noise is a bonus which also is an advantage for the brand that will choose Cat as their ambassadress 🙂

  35. Commercial time muna!

    Agree ba kayo na: ❤ AMPANGET-PANGET KO?!?!?!?!?!? [PANOT AT ENGOT PA] ❤

    P.S. Dinuraan na naman ako kanina ng mga tambay habang nangungutang ako ng suka sa tindahan ni Aling Pancracia. 😦 Why God? Why?

  36. I am certain that Catriona will be crowned MUP tonight but I know this does not equate to a 4th MU crown for the Philippines. MUO is new under IMG, business is business, they already crowned Asia 3 years ago. Need pa nila mgpabango sa iba. Need pa nila ligawan ang Latin America and syempre North America. Top 5 for Catriona in MU 2018 is sure though.

    • Indeed IMG is more on business… but last edition malinaw naman ang pag ka panalo ng South Africa… business is business it means malaki ang chance ng pinas dyan seeing that perhaps Pilipinas is eyeing to host MU again nearly.

    • Quite possibly. But even if that were the case, we should still send a strong contender, and put up a good fight, don’t you think? I mean we’ve already established that the Philippines is powerful, all the more that we have to live up to the expectations and impress the world—or the Universe, rather 😉. Miss Universe is still ‘kaabang-abang’, we cannot afford to RSVP to a party and not rock the Miss Universe stage! Sayang effort!

  37. BECAUSE OF THIS SCUMBAG WHO IS STEALING MYIDENTITY, LET ME POST MY CHOICES AGAIN FOR TONIGHT:
    UNIVERSE- CATRIONA
    INTERNATIONAL- EVA
    SUPRANATIONAL- ANJAME
    GLOBE- AYA ( not a fan of her but she deserves a crown )
    GRAND- DRA. ENA
    INTERCONTINENTAL- WYNONAH
    1ST RU- AGATHA ROMERO
    2ND RU- MURIEL

    I based my predictions on serveral considerations, such as MOST DESERVING, personality, FENG SHUI signs/ elements.
    THANK YOU. THIS IS THE REAL ME, RAMON, MON CHUA LUA, MON LUA TIEN SIONG.

  38. If the stars are align tonight for Catriona Gray, then she will be our 4th Miss Universe. Why not? She’s got it all. But I’m going to try to get affected with the results anyway they’re all worthy of the crowns, I’m just going to enjoy watching it. By the way is it delayed telecast? On ABS- CBN promotional video it says the telecast is at 9:45pm.

  39. I would be happy to see Catriona walk away with Miss Universe Philippines 2018. She will be a deserving and worthy winner. However she being a former Miss World Philippines winner could be a disadvantage. In recent years, crossover from Miss World who competes in Miss Universe seems to be snob. With that she could be awarded with the Suprational title or possibly International. Still keeping my fingers crossed for top plum for her the Miss Universe Philippines 2018. If she will not get it. For me it would be Ena Velasco.

    • Gloria hanggang ngayon ba naman…ahahahaha! ..u may noe…REST IN ETERNAL PEACE! Char ahahahaha!

  40. Question: What if di MUP maibigay na crown kay Catriona tonight, will she resign?

  41. Why Catriona? She is worth the gamble. Hindi nakakahiya na sumugal sa international pageant kung sya ang “pang-sugal”, makipagbakbakan ka man sa mga foreign pageant fans, hindi nakakahiya na sabihing MAGANDA sya, period. Hindi yung sasabihing maganda sya dahil sa kung ano-anong JUSTIFICATION na palaging ibubuntot sa tuwing sasabihing maganda sya.

    Hindi yung sasabihin mong “maganda” sya kasi nadevelop ang kagandahan sa pagiging athletic, artistic, philanthropic, “gandang nanggagaling from within”, “maganda dahil may advocacy” o maganda dahil nagmula sa mga pamilya ng beauty queen. Parang yung mga socialite sa pilipinas, kinokonsidera ang mga sarili nilang magaganda sila dahil nasa alta de sociedad sila at mayayaman, parang automatic na maganda sila kasi “alta” sila.

    • Maraming mga filipinas na MAS maganda pa kay Catriona. DI NASUSUKAT ANG KAGANDAHAN DAHIL LANG SA ADVOCACY OR EXPERIENCE. ANG TOTOONG KAGANDAHAN LUMALABAS AT DI DAHIL MARAMING FANS NA NAGSASABING MAGANDA KA. CATRIONA MAY HAVE THE EXPERIENCE IN PAGEANTRY BUT IT DOES NOT MEAN SHE’s OUR BEST CHANCE. WINNING MISS UNIVERSE IS BOTH FATE AND LUCK.

      • I beg to differ. Ilahad mo kung sino-sino ang mas “magaganda pa” kay Catriona sa present batch ng BBP, at ilahad mo din pronto kung bakit sya ang mas merong best chance of winning over Catriona.

        May MANGILAN-NGILANG kandidata ang merong chance Manalo sa MU, that I am truly aware, pero si Catriona, MAS MALAKI ANG BEST CHANCE na Manalo. Nakikita mo ba ang kaibahan ng gusto kong sabihin?

      • Point taken.

        Unfortunately, we ~are~ talking about THIS edition of Binibining Pilipinas where tonight, only ONE out of the FORTY candidates is going to represent us in THIS YEAR’S Miss Universe pageant.

        Let’s narrow down our options and limit the parameters of our arguments kasi para hindi kung saan-saan napupunta ang logic natin. There may be more Filipinas who are ‘mas maganda’ but we all know that ‘physical beauty’ isn’t enough. Miss Universe is looking for somebody who can carry their BRAND (nasabi na yan last time nung 2016 yata, si Ashley Graham yata nagbanggit or something); meaning di lang ‘mukha’, kailangan din nila ng matindi-tinding storya that people can relate to. The other 39 candidates are gorgeous in their own right, correct, but pit them against Cat’s dossier—we all know how that’s going to end. Wag na tayong mag-pretend pa that there are other candidates IN THIS BATCH who can represent the Philippines THIS YEAR. Meron pa sigurong mas okay nga kay CAT, but they are not part of THIS YEAR’S batch.

        Cat has the international pageant experience, the wit, talent, advocacy, and story. Believe it or not, she IS our best chance IN THIS YEAR’S EDITION. And you’re right, winning Miss Universe is both fate and luck—kaya nga ang argument ni Arichie Santos (the one you replied to) ay ‘worth the gamble’ kasi may laban sya sa international stage. Hindi naman nya sinabing ‘MANANALO SI CAT SA MISS U OMG’ but we’re placing all our bets on her because she is, by far, the most prepared in THIS YEAR’S EDITION na hindi ka kakabahan na baka sumemplang sa Q&A or sa SS at EG. Kung ano man ang kalabasan, tama ka, fate and luck na nga yon. But that doesn’t mean we won’t aim for the BEST to represent us just cos we don’t know what the future holds.

        Yun lang naman. Let’s all be supportive of our Queens. Wala namang mawawala.

  42. Catriona, Michelle will join 4 other girls in an extended stay at the chic Novotel! Because they will win the 6 major prizes! Michelle for Universe, Catriona for International!❤️

  43. Why Catriona? Because she will be Philippines 4th Miss Universe 2018
    Why Not? – – – – – ahhhh..ahhhmmmm.. *scratch head* wala eh.. wala talaga ako maisip..

  44. MUP- Catriona Gray
    MIP- Kayesha Chua
    MSP- Stephanie Joy Abellanida
    MGIP- Sandra Lemonon
    MGP- Muriel Orais
    MIntercon- Karen Gallman
    1st Runner-Up: Michelle Gumabao
    2nd Runner-Up: Ma. Andrea Abesamis

    Top15
    Rosantonette Mendoza
    Vickie Rushton
    Aubrey Asunscion
    Ahtisa Manalo
    Anjame Magbitang
    Eva Patalinjug
    Samantha Bernardo

  45. Pampa-good vibes lang hours before coronation night 😀
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  46. The only flaws of Catriona based on her petty badgers are her body and her lack of sounding natural.

    Thankfully, these can both be easily addressed.

    For the other girls, where do we start?

    How do we make someone taller, smarter, wittier and more beautiful?

    A 5’10” girl with a gorgeous face and brains to match is hard to come by… just think about all the 5’10 girls that have competed in the past…

    • The only ones I can remember are:

      Sarah Jane Paez (1989) – unplaced (Expected to make the first cut, but did not)
      Bianca Manalo (2009) – unplaced (Thought to have made the first cut, but dislodged by Trump cards)

      • What went wrong with Sarah Jane Paez? Ang kanyang mala-poodle design na gown, hindi bumagay ang styling sa kanyang facial beauty. In short, “nabaduyan” ang panel of judges sa kanyang styling.

        Sa kasalukuyang panahon, ang “ganda” ni Bianca Manalo ay hindi maa-appreciate at walang international appeal sa Miss Universe level.

        Miss Asia, Miss Oriental, Miss Chinese, Miss Asean ang level ng kanyang kagandahan. Hindi makaka-identify ang international panel of judges sa kanyang beauty.

  47. We can all admit she’s a hard worker. It’s really her crown to lose. Only Michelle can compete with her . However cat has a big edge .

    • Friend, napakawalang modo kasi ng anti-Cat. So please. Dont put the blame on us. Constructive criticisms are and should be welcome. Unfortunately, pure malice ang kina 4M, Jeremi, GMW and his gang.

  48. I wonder what Madamme Cory Quirino would have to say about Catriona’s BBP bid now? I bet she wishes her well and have lots of positive words about our dear Pusa.

    • Yeah. I remember an article published immediately after MW2016. That time nagstart yung clamor for Cat to join and Cory immediately said that Cat has her blessing for BBP and they can release her from her contract had she decided to join back then. She must’ve also really felt that Cat deserved waaay more than what she got then

      But as far as getting the MU franchise, I dont think Cory is the best choice. Yes we had really great candidates when she took over MWP but the pageant itself is meeeh. I wish she had hired better creatives then to make MWP as exciting as how Arnold Vegafria is handling it so far.

  49. Why Catriona? Because I believe she will get the job done.Why send someone who will deliver short of what is expected of her? I’m not blind, I’m not stupid, I’m not in denial or have a warped perception of reality, I’m not being paid by someone to root for a girl who should not even be a beauty queen in the first place. We know the truth of what she is capable of and from there, I conclude that she is the best girl for the job.

    Why not Catriona? Here are the reasons that floats in my head :

    1. Because somebody from BBPCI wants her/ his inaanak to win MUP. ( That’s the hush according to some mole in BBPCI )
    2. Because she’s a shoo in for the 7th Miss International crown ( duhhh, Kylie won just 2 years ago )
    3. Because it’s too early for a 4th Miss Universe crown.( And what is the point of allowing the Philippines to compete every year? )
    4. Because Nawat wants her to be the 1st Filipina to win Miss Grand International ( no thanks, we don’t want Catriona going to refugee camps just to justify the stupid advocacy of his tacky pageant )
    5. Because Pia still want to remain relevant as the most recent Miss Universe ( I see no solid proof that Pia is insecure of Catriona )
    6. Because she’s too perfect, to the point of being robotic. ( If she’s too perfect, why some guys here are saying she needs to work on her body? )
    7. Because she sounds scripted and rehearsed. ( Ohhhh where do I even begin with Mariel ? )

    • if we want to have our 1st Miss Grand International title, Catriona is our best option. We can win our 4th MU title either 2019 or 2020. a runner up finish or even top 5 placement in MU 2018 will still keep Philippines in Pageantry.

      • Thank u , 4m. But no.
        U can shove the MGI crown down your overstretched throat for all. I care hahahaha

      • I think it’s unfair if we follow your line of thinking. Catriona is very fit to be MUP and can be our best bet for MUP. There are also other girls capable of grabbing that MGI Crown. Why would you send a candidate not ripe for MU? There are many girls capable of winning the MGI crown not only Catriona but Cat is very fit for MU

      • Mon Chua Lua, lahat ng crowns high chance mapanalunan ni Cat. But sorry, we want an MU crown. Kahit 10 MS, MI, MIC, MGI, MG, wala kaming paki. MU gusto namin. Tse

      • kahit manalo pa si Catriona ng MUP title tonight.. SHE WILL NOT BE MISS UNIVERSE 2018, not a chance. And thats the truth. SHE HAD HER TIME, IBIGAY NA SA IBA ANG MUP!

  50. Kung gusto ng BPCI na magkaroon ng pang-apat na Miss Universe, si Catriona ang dapat ilaban. Tanggapin na natin na sya lang ang may mas malaking chance na masungkit muli ang MU crown. Wala ng iba sa ngayon!
    Kaya let us support Catriona Gray for Miss Universe Philippines.

    • lets wait and see.. but be ready po sa possible disappointment tonight. God Bless You Catriona Fantards.

  51. Why do I honestly feel like Norman’s ultimate bet isn’t Cat? But he’s just afraid kuyugin siya nang mga tao if he doesn’t say it is her. From past posts, it’s pretty obvious his bet is Aya. Which isn’t a bad thing in itself. The girls have worked so hard and we all have our personal preferences.

    I guess what makes me feel off is how he always has to point to something negative about Cat, no matter how minuscule or how much of a non-issue it really is. Something exactly like this post.

    I’ve also noticed he doesn’t even moderate the posts on his blog anymore. Well, more traffic, more ad revenue naman. But this place has become like a squalid fish market and is not at all like the past where people could respectfully disagree and there was a healthy exchange of ideas.

      • Awww!!! ganito ba ka foul mouth mga fans ni Catriona? BBP MISS GRAND INTERNATIONAL 2018 for Catriona Elisa M. Gray! let catriona STOP THE WAR!

    • We are all lucky to have Cat as someone who wants to represent us Filipinos. Haters fail to see that because they all have their personal preferences.

      To think, the ideal is to win Miss Universe. Can you honestly say that Michelle or AYA will bring home the Miss Universe crown? Hardly.

      Cat is the total package and much more. She has that drive to proudly represent us.

      Filipinos in general are beautiful people. Cat embodies that. I’m sure each Filipino candidate has a beautiful characteristic that embodies the true essence of Filipinos however Cat ticks all of them.

      I don’t understand why there will be people that are so petty to bring her down because she is following her dreams.

      #crownthemostdeserving

      • Indeed. Catriona is the kind of gem you rarely see in pageants. I guess to a certain extent it’s how Filipinos love rooting for the underdog and someone who ticks all the boxes is the complete antithesis of that.

    • Hindi din kasi natin masabi. Malay natin masyado lang kasi sya malapit sa camp ni Aya at kailangan nya i please ang mga gusto nito. Pero sa observation ko lang din base sa previous posts, nagmukhang kasama sa promotion team ni Aya si Norman. Isama mo na yung mag post ng kahit anu anong pinag susuot o make up artists ni Aya, etc. etc. Pati na din yung laging strategically placed si Aya sa posting.

      At yung business side, di na mawawala yan. Lahat naman ng blogger gusto ang mas malaking internet traffic. Ang iba nga madalas pa mag post na malakas daw activity ng blog nya kumpara kay ganito ganyan – though hindi naman ito ginagawa ni Norman.Pero sa mga matagal na nagbabasa dito – at nag comment – makikita mo yung pinagiba noon at ngayon. Na compromise yung quality dahil sa hinahabol na quantity.

  52. Catriona is the complete package — and she also has had the experience of competing and doing very well in a major international pageant (Top 4, Miss World). Universal beauty. Really. What’s not to like?

    • She was installed as the favorite to win MW in almost all if not all reliable pageant sites… remember? That 4th place finish was even a mockery when she should have been 1st.

    • Precisely.

      I think, Michelle also posted a no make up selfie yesterday.
      When will be Aya’s turn?

      #no hate, #just saying – Luffy

      • I think it was her fans (or management team?) who started it all by picking Catriona to gain attention.
        Don’t worry, everything will resume to normal operations after the pageant.

        #no hate #just saying – Luffy

      • 4M, ilabas mo na no make pic ni Aya. Nang magkaalaman na. Hahaha
        Or pag usap usapin mo uli multiple accounts mo. Trollolol.

  53. Why Catriona?… she is the total package…
    And a very desserving Miss Universe Winner.

    Why not Catriona? Because she could possibly win Miss Universe! If she does, she could dull the shine of ABS-CBN’s latest bankable artist… Actress and model Pia Wurtzbach who’s currently raking in Billions for the Media giant. Pia is now a box-office queen who’s only at the begining of her rising career to local super stardom as a movie actress which stems from her being the Philippine’s 3rd Miss Universe winner after more than 40 years of drought. If BPCI/ABS-CBN does not see any money generating route for Catriona (who’s not the best singer or actress based on Filipino standards) that could surpass what they are earning from Pia, then I doubt if they would risk replacing their current cashcow or letting someone new outshine her. The only possible sponsor magnet project I see for cat is a TV show where she is the host?… But what show is it that could apeal to the Filipino masses for the very classy Catriona Gray?

    IMO, they might give the opportunity to Michelle Gumabao who’s already a starmagic artist and who I know, would not win Miss Universe but could place very well in the biggest international beauty pageant. Although Catriona has more international fans, Michelle also has a huge local fanbase due to her being a popular big league volleyball player. And could she become an actress that could also rake in Billions? Possible since she is a daughter, niece and cousin of showbiz personalities.

    • I know what you did there. You easily dismissed Cat’s bankability and talent then segued to Michelle’s possibility of making it big in showbiz not because of her own skills but because of her showbiz relatives. VERY VERY OBJECTIVE ASSESSMENT! Congratulations.

      • There is no question that Cat is the most desserving winner. Cat is indeed bankable as a media personality for the international market…Thus she could win Miss Universe in a blink… BUT that is if she is sent to Miss Universe… it wouls depend on how will ABS-CBN benefit from it if her win could be a liability to Pia’s bankability? I am of course in favor of Cat.. but I’m not the one who decides who should win… I’m just stating the worst possible scenario. If ABS-CBN already found a way to earn from CAT post-Miss Universe that could surpass what PIA is currently earning for them then CAT would indeed be the landslide winner of BBP-UNIVERSE 2018. #realitycheck

    • REAllY? PIA IS RAKING BILLIONS AND SHE IS NOW A BOX OFFICE QUEEN? WA HA HA HA HA NATAE NAMAN AKO SA STATEMENT NG BUGOK NA CLOSER2FAME NA TO…….ARAY SUMAKIT TYAN KO…….MAKATAE NGA ULI! BILLIONS DAW O?

    • If that is true… Actually, if they play their cards right, they could make MORE with Catriona. Catriona has a huge potential on making it big in the US and other countries. Sabi nga nila “she has the Universal appeal”. Popularity, beauty, and her being this intelligent, super well-spoken “spokesperson” eto yung recipe na so IMG. No offense kay Pia, pero si Catriona ang may “it” factor sa “hollywood” route. Pwede siya sa modeling, acting(Cat can be honed dahil may experience na siya sa theater. Yung scholarship sa NY acting school will be put to good use), and any types of commercial o appearance. Appealing siya sa Asia, Europe, North America, and even Latin community love siya. Parang may Gal Gadot, Olivia Culpo vibe siya… na pwede mag-crossover from pageantry to hollywood stardom. Actually, may potential to even surpass the achievements of those two girls.

      Now the question is: paano mag-bebenefit ang ABS and BPCI? Cat is Independent, no contracts/ties sa mga managements. So so easy lang to claim her and make them as her “mother agent,” pwede sila mag-negociate kung ilang percentage ng earning niya ang sakanila. Tapos, any projects ni Cat sa Philippines, sila ang mag-manage. This is super possible, social media these days, napaka-important niyan. Having fans all over the world, screams $$$. Cat is truly a once in a blue moon. So rare that a girl of her caliber na super well-spoken/could stand on her own feet, girl na has this huge “influence” to so many people of different nationalities, not to mention, the talent na meron siya… winner talaga! 💛

      • IMG would indeed earn a lot from Catriona due to her international apeal but how would ABS-CBN earn from Catriona after her stint as Miss Universe?

      • Sobra naman.
        Dahan-dahan. BAka matapilok si Cat.
        Why don’t we start with Binibining Pilipinas first then we can go from there ?

      • Cheza , your post is very toxic
        It’s just putting too much pressure on Cat

    • I will support whoever reps us at MU . It just won’t be as fun if the name is not Cat. Honestly , Michelle Lacks feminine vibe and her backside is not very pleasant to look at . But in the Philippines where bodies like Mariel can win , it’s not impossible for Michelle to get MUP especially if she shows her vibrant side .
      And that’s where Cat should do better . She should show more personality – smile and be more
      Confident and interactive with the hosts ( she’s already good with her fans) .
      Aya is ok too and she sounds good . But she’s a little timid…not very MU. She may not even mAke top 15 ( at MU)

  54. Share ko lang… eto pala yung mother ni Cat. Totoo yung sinasabe nila na “you can tell a person’s character just by looking at their eyes”. Sa eyes, body language, genuine smile and aura niya in this picture, you can tell that she is a good person. Ang genuine and kind ng vibe. Cat’s parents raised her welll. Simple, down-to-earth, humble lang talaga.

  55. Why Catriona??? Because she is UNIVERSALLY PHENOMENAL!!!

    Why not Catriona???? Because ABSCBN and BPCI have the real say!!!

    • Baklah, don’t believe the fake news that Aces and Queens are spreading. ABS and BPCI are fair with all the candidates. Sure, may favorite yung others, pero yung fake news ng Aces and Queens that Aya and Mich are the chosen ones, don’t believe that. They are just attacking the weaknesses of the fans, making them believe that it’s only a battle between Aya and Mich because they are the “chosen ones.” In short, sabe nga nung iba dito, “fearmongering” is the strategy of the detractors. They want a negative, violent reactions from Cat’s fans para they could use that against her.

  56. she is confidently beautiful with a purpose for mother earth especially the asia
    pacific with grand international, supranational and intercontinental understanding
    around the globe… i thank you

  57. Nagbakasyon ba si Fabiana sa Antarctica kasama ang penguins and seals? Bakit waley na sya? Di kaya nagvavu na sya sa mundo?

  58. They are all beautiful…but there is just something unforeseen about her that shines through, making her different from the rest.

    Good luck Cat! 😊

  59. For people who make fun of Cat’s torch answer… It takes a smart person and a natural poet to actually do that. It’s a good technique to come up with images as metaphors to express your idea. It makes your thought, in this regard answer, more memorable even meaningful. Good luck Cat! I ma very sure you’ll deliver.

  60. Ang style… Let’s have a discussion of why Catriona should NOT be Miss U PH one day before the finals. Para mapansin natin ang mga negative at kapintas pintas. Para kung hindi manalo si Cat, pwede balikan lang tong post at masabi “oo nga”.

    This entire post should be filed under “Paid Posts”.

    Saang restaurant ba talaga, Norman?

    • I could imagine na parang may pa-board meeting ang team ng Ahas and Kweens, kasama sina Tito N., Mafae “gilagid” Yunon, Mother Joy Verdadero-Mahadera Viado, Evil Jonas, and the trolls of Ahas and Kweens, plotting, scheming against kay Cat. Hmmm, ano kaya next move? Next fake issue? Words to say? Ano kaya ang pwede masira sakaniya? I’m sure ganun ginagawa ng mga yan. Hahahaa

  61. I may have not seen nor known Catriona personally. But I firmly believe that she is the chosen one. Forget about the critics, tomorrow night Will be your fiercest battle in the arena. You are prepared to win this. It’s easy to say to just relax. My cent is to BE YOURSELF. You are your own greatest competitor. May the ultimate crown of the universe set on your head.

  62. Hey there! ❤ The Real Jeremi Baklang Panget here. ❤ Here are my expert predictions for the BAKLANG PANGET UGLINESS PAGEANT 2018 – PEYLEPENS!!!

    BAKLANG PANGET UNIVERSE: Jeremi

    BAKLANG PANGET INTERNATIONAL: Jeremi

    BAKLANG PANGET SUPRANATIONAL: Jeremi

    BAKLANG PANGET INTERCONTINENTAL: Jeremi

    BAKLANG PANGET GRAND: 4M

    BAKLANG PANGET GLOBE: Aya Abusada (opo, may tite po ang baklang panget na yan)

    Winner na Winner talaga ako sa kapangitan – PANOT at ENGOT pa!!!

    ❤ ANG PANGET-PANGET KO TALAGA!!! AYLABET! ❤

    *** Click Thumbs Up Ip U Lab It Too! ***

      • Dalhin lahat ni cat yan sa MU-Vegas for MU formal events😄
        Gawa pa c sister mak ng isang mas bonggang EG para sa EG competition in Vegas🤗
        Divahhhh Bongga mga Vahklah🤗hihihi

      • I like the green one too but it’s good for a night’s event on Cat’s MU-Vegas pabonggahan event.
        I prefer the Red one because she’ll look like a Queen waiting to be crowned, an MUP crown pls madam SMA maraming magagandang crown sa Divisoria or Chinese market kesa sa mga lumang korona mo😭hihihi

  63. Catriona Gray is close to perfection as perfectionism is closer to her. Yes, there are a lot of great candidates this year, But(there’s always the but) there is only one Catriona Gray! End of argument. Catriona Gray for Miss Universe Philippines! Lastly, she will be one of our Miss Universe Candidates who can really ennunciate the word PHILIPPINES in the international arena. 😊✌️

    • Kc panget din parents niya. Mana mana lang yan. It’s the genetic factor trulili.

  64. just want to message the other candidates, this year is very strong and has a lot of MU semifinalist or even finalist material…so even though the MUP crown goes to Catriona, I hope the strong candidates come back again next year or 2020 and there are also strong candidates from previous BbP batches and I hope they come again too so that Pinas can claim ownership of MU supremacy this decade … ( even India, Venezuela, USA, PRIco cannot claim they have perfect record in any other past decade, they would always miss a year or two… but Pinas is on the verge of taking that title for this decade)

  65. just want to message the other candidates, this year is very strong and has a lot of MU semifinalist or even finalist material…so even though the MUP crown goes to Catriona, I hope the strong candidates come back again next year or 2020 and there are also strong candidates from previous BbP batches and I hope they come again too so that Pinas can claim ownership of MU supremacy this decade totally … ( even India, Venezuela, USA, PRIco cannot claim they have perfect record in any other past decade, they would always a year or two… but Pinas is on the verge of taking that title for this decade)

  66. Cat is the only one deserving , period
    But she has to show a more relaxed attitude on finals night .

    Cat, Forget about the pressure from fans . Forget about the hype . Forget abt the crown . Just do your best and have fun . Smile more . And don’t forget to greet the hosts. And then smile more .

    I think she gets so nervous she forgets to smile . It will make a whole lot of difference if she miles and loses the nerves .

  67. Pageant experience – national ✅
    Pageant success – national ✅
    Pageant experience – international ✅
    Pageant success – international ✅
    Social media following – ✅
    Social media brand cohesiveness -✅
    Social media pageant marketability – ✅
    Loyal fanbase – ✅
    International recognition – ✅
    Modeling portfolio – ✅
    Traveling portfolio – ✅
    Advocacy portfolio – ✅
    Endorsement portfolio – ✅
    English fluency – native ✅
    Tagalog fluency ✅
    Industry connections -✅
    Comfortable upbringing but not a snob – ✅
    Boyfriend but not boy crazy – ✅
    Beach babe but not a beach bum – ✅
    Good daughter but independent woman – ✅
    CONFIDENTLY BEAUTIFUL WITH A HEART – ✅✅✅✅

    Anyway, the Cat’s been out of the bag on the reasons why forever. It’s time for Cat to bag the MUP 👑

    • With all the boxes checked above…..what more could you ask for from a beauty pageant candidate like Cat? A candidate like Cat only comes once in a lifetime.

      Cat is THE TOTAL PACKAGE the IMG/MU org is looking for. She’ll surely set the universe on fire at the 2018 Miss Universe Pageant and will be an instant front runner. She also has the charismatic/energetic personality that IMG loves from their MU winners.

      With such a magnetic personality and angelic face, she just draws everyone (rich and poor) to her own spotlight, inspiring everyone to be the best that they can be…to give over 100% effort into everything they do to make this world a better place. To spread love and positivity! This is how Cat makes me feel whenever I see her pics or videos.

      Catriona Gray is in a universe of her own. Full of life, love and light!

      Please pray for Cat for the strength, courage, grace and wisdom she’ll need tonight to help her win the MUP crown tonight.

      Please pray also for fair judging and that Madam Stella will do the right thing, to do what is best for the Philippines and for NO politicking!

      God bless Catriona Gray!

    • At least someone is confident enough to send her somewhere.
      What abt you ? No need to answer , Jeremi. it’s s rhetorical question. Hahaha

      • Hi Jeremi
        I’m not a beauty contestant , am I ?
        I only said that because u seemed bent on doing every thing to take the spirit away from Cat and her millions of fans ! Cat is now the Manny Pcquaio of boxing and the Nora Aunor of showbiz.
        If she wins MUP , expect Vegas to flood with Pinoys from across the US and beyond .
        Jealous much , Jeremi ? Hahaha

    • Can someone please torch this Jeremi….. such a poor excuse for a human being.

      I-torch na Yan.

    • HAHAHAHA you ALWAYS PLAY VICTIM and you try to show everyone that you are diplomatic and courteous. YOU ARE NOT!!

      You are nothing but a entitled ugly peice of shit!

      You are FAKE!

      At least Cat has people who believe in her. You’ve made a bunch of people who don’t even know you, hate you. Your personality is shit and it resonates through.

      YOU ARE A MAYABANG OFW WHO THINKS YOU ARE RICH!!! LOL

  68. Not choosing Catriona for MUP would again only mirror the majority of Filipinos prevailing character…’Anti-intellectual’

    Perhaps her win would light a fire in everyone that we have to be more aggressive and we Filipinos no longer consider ourselves 2nd class citizen.

    Pinoy’s love a Cinderella story, ahon sa kahirapan, victorious underdog plot… Miss Universe is a US organization, they only choose the best of the best. Catriona is what a modern Filipina / Filipino should be.

    Side note on Michelle Gumabao, I like her as a person but if we think about it she has been popular for years now and never did she champion any advocacies or even did any personal charity/social work. She’s a volleyball player from La Salle that’s all I see about her, that narrative in her videos are aspirations that she should have accomplished already as an athlete.

    But whatever the result is tomorrow night, I know Cat will be fine being the strong woman she is.

    • AMEN H. Yashi about Cat!

      Cat left NO stone unturned in her quest for the MUP crown. I’m so proud of her!!! She’s a great inspiration and a great role model for women of all ages.

      I’m already congratulating Cat for a job well done. So proud to have supported an amazing woman who truly deserves the MUP crown

    • H. Yashi,
      Anti-intellectual?
      Is it because of the way they vote ? Why blame it on the Pinoy masa? If they are really ‘intellectuals’ , these so called intellectuals should find a way to reach out to the Pinoy masa…not the other way around.
      First the Pinoy masa are not exactly fans of beauty pageants . Ask those that sell dried fish in Quiapo .and see. It’s the professionals the college students and that certain sector of our society ( sankabak—n) who are truly interested in pageants .
      If Cat does not win , it’s either someone else deserves it more ( will see tom) or she is SMA pick as influenced by those vicious former queens – Bea Mariel etc)

      • “First, the Pinoy masa are not exactly fans of beauty pageants.”

        If the Pinoy masa are not fans of beauty pageants, why are pageants so popular in the Phils starting from the barangay level pa lng? And noontime shows in the Phils (as well as comedy bars) have always featured pageants. Aren’t noontime shows and the barangay as masa as “masa” could get?

      • Who organize these pageants ? The professionals and the executives , right?
        I know people who could care less abt pageants
        I’d like to exclude the professionals and the college students from the so called masaThey may not be necessarily financially sound but they are the so called intellectuals.

  69. Venus broke the barrier in 2010, Shamsey duplicated the feat in 2011 and Janine cemented the pageant power foundation in 2013.

    Ariela, MJ, Pia, Maxine and Rachel had the tremendous pressure, all successfully unique experiences in their own right, to keep that success-torch going.

    Catriona, a former MWP and MW finalist and with all due respect to the other top contenders, is the perfect successor.

    Cheers to another banner pageant year for the Philippines.

  70. Pasensiya na po kung parati akong nagmamarunong dito at umaastang iskwater dito sa blog na to. Sorry rin po sa parati kong pangbu-bully sa mga commenters dito na hindi naga-agree sa opinyon ko. Kunwari po hindi ako gumagamit daw ng mga bakyang salita, pero madami na po akong tinawag na “baklang panget” dito at “iskwater”. Paumanhin po.

    😦 PANGET NA BAKLANG PANOT AT ENGOT LANG PO, NA SADYANG MALUNGKOT AT MASALIMUOT ANG BUHAY. 😦

    Wala po kasing pumapansin sa akin in real life. Walang nagmamahal dahil pangit po ako inside and out. DITO PO, KAHIT PANANDALIAN LANG, FEELING KO, IMPORTANTE AKO!

    Kapag sinasabi ko pong galing akong abroad, sa Begun Bari slum area ng Bangladesh po ako nagmula. Bangladeshi po ang tatay ko, Philippine common cockroach naman ang nanay ko. Ako po si Jeremi-mi “Bangladeshi Bakleshi” Jagpal: ang baklang sukdulan ang kapangitan – panot pa!

    Dinuduraan at pinagtutulakan lang ang kapangitan ko kapag naglalakad ako sa kalsada, kasi kasuklam-suklam daw ang hilatsa ng pagmumukha ko.

    ❤ ANG PANGET-PANGET KO PO TALAGA!!! ❤

    Masisisi niyo po ba ako kung bakit galit na galit ako sa mundo? 😦

    Panget-na-panget din po ba kayo sa akin?

    • Yes pangit talaga ugali mo! U should have compensated your kapangitan by being nice to others. Lahat ng lumalabas sa bunganga mo speak of the kind of person u are. Decrepit. Slum. Scumbug. WHICH i hope you’re not.

  71. This post is created for no other purpose than to have people comment negative points about Catriona.

    Sabi nga sa post na to, no need to elaborate na daw sa Why she deserves to be, dun nalang sa Why not.

    Pero wag ka, sa ibang candidates walang ganito (sa mga “sikat”)

    Jusko. Saang restaurant ba kasi, Norman?

  72. The common denominator of the MUP’s since 2010 is each rep was hailed as a strong contender to win the MU crown.

    Catriona, should she be crowned, will continue that powerful legacy.

    Bianca Manalo, MUP 2009 clapper, must be tormented yearly and probably wishes the streak to end.

    Just saying.

    • I kind of like Mariel until the recent events. I thought that she was just misunderstood before. The picture above shows that if you have a good heart it will manifest through your eyes/face. If I am to re-caption the picture it will be ‘Who’s the bitch? Who’s the queen?’

      • Dahlin’, I actually don’t like to bash mariel dahil tao rin ako na nasasaktan😄
        Pero if I read her post sa twitter ay isang malditang santa santita ang nakikita ko😄
        Christian family daw sila Pero kung nababash sya dahil sa kagagahan nya eh mas demonya sya sa mga responses nya😄
        I expect her to be humble being a Christian and an MIP holder Pero waley as in she’s the real bitch in town😄hihihi.
        Kaya mag-isip ka mariel or baka need mo ng Spiritual retreat at pls huwag kay Fr. Villegas pumunta at JawsKuh camote at baka sa hell ka mapunta hihihi😄cherette

    • Nahimasmasan na siguro si Mariel na kailanman ay hindi sya magiging lovable as a beauty queen, never will be a bankable actress/celebrity dahil sa mga pinaggagawa nya PAGKATAPOS ng kanyang forgettable reign.

  73. Since the question is “Why or Why not”
    No, because she is actually overhyped and overrated.
    That’s my opinion deal with it.
    This thread is not exclusive for Catriona fans.
    If Norman stated that those who are not in favor of Catriona can not comment then I will abide.
    That’s all. Bye!
    #notopettyfans
    #notoclosedmindedfans
    #wehaveourownbet

    • Wala po talaga akong kwentang mag-comment, ano?

      ❤ ANG PANGET-PANGET KO PA!!! ❤

      Pasensiya na, papansin lang po talaga. 😦

    • Whatever “over” you call her she proved shs is worth every single one of it… She never relied on her popularity as in every event or photoshoot she consistently delivered. Again, other contestants can be as pretty, tall, articulate, hardworking as her but please don’t turn a blind eye, this woman has been very consistent on or off pageant season.

  74. she is the total package

    mga pare yung bibig nyo
    packaging tape nyo na lang
    puro kuda

    go catriona!!!

  75. Why Cat ? Because she is “IT” and she truly deserves it. Why take the risk of sending someone other than her ? Majority of the people the world over, are already talking about how ready and deserving she is in her quest for “the” crown and representing us in the “universal” stage. Her publicity is already creating “buzz” this early making BBP and MUO even popular more than ever. Let’s face it, she is what best represents the Philippines in my humble and sincere opinion. Saying it, otherwise, would be a big irony to the majority of us. Good luck, Catriona and may GOD bless you on March 18, 2018👑👑👑💗💙💚💛

  76. Mamaya ay ipopost naman ni Momma N c Michele and last c Di-kaayaaya hihihi😄
    Title:Aya ang aagaw sa MUcrown hihihi😄
    Welga na naman ang mga Vakhlah😄 cherette lang🤗

  77. Another girl please. Candidate Number 21, 32, 37, 36, 3. Not popular but embodiment of filipina. Give the crown to a newbie. Total package versus uniquely fresh but promise of something new.

  78. She’s the perfect binibini for Miss Universe. For me, she’s actually almost ready. BPCI can send her anytime soon if gaganapin na ang MU agad agad. Wala tayong ikakabahala.

    Now, aren’t you guys excited if manalo siya as MUP, then with all the trainings and all kung ano pa ang kaya niyang ma offer? Ayan na siya e, pak na.. what more pa pag nakapag prepare at naghanda talaga,m??

    Exciting talaga. I hope the best binibini wins. Walang pulitika, walang favoritism keme!

  79. I’m not her fan,,,,, i hope she doesnt win,,,, because i dont like torch answers again…… hihihihi nako, nako, nako, shoeskopo…. ayaw ko na magsalita baka magalit na naman mga fantards dito. Hihihihihi cherette.

      • Maramin pa ko masasabe na rason…… gusto mo marinig???? Hihihihi cherettte ka ever!!! Wag na lang dahil mga fantards are wild because 1 days na lang!!!!! Let’s see kung maburn talaga or maburn ang sarili sa katakawan sa crown. Nagrepresent na gusto siya na lang lagi???? Hihihi #justsayin #respectmyopinion

      • So purkit narepresent na ni Cat ang PH sa MW bawal na sa MU? Lol, like I said ang babaw. It’s so obvious that you’re just trying to come up with all these excuses. Kesho respect respect your opinion ka pa diyan alam naman ng lahat na ayaw mo lang sakanya kasi hindi pumatok yung supposed ‘star’ dapat kuno lol.

    • This creature trolls around this blog, creates multiple accounts and replies to himself. Must be bored…

    • I respect your opinion but just give Cat a chance tonight. I’m sure she’ll win you over. The torch answer was for Miss World and I’m sure she’s learned from that experience. 🙂

    • im not also a catriona fan. if bpci and the judges decides na sya talaga, then by all means we will respect it; but sana iba na lang wag na uli sya.

      • im not also a catriona fan. if bpci and the judges decides na sya talaga, then by all means we will respect it; but sana iba na lang wag na uli sya.

      • LOLOL NAHULI NA, SI 4M PALA ANG NANGGAGAYA NG MGA USERNAMES DITO AT PINAGUUSAP USAP LANG LAHAT NG MGA ALTER LMAOOOOO #Exposed #Fail

      • Nope. Matagal na syang nabisto.
        May talent ang baklita pag usap usapin ang mga account nya. Hahaha

  80. nakita na natin ang TOTAL PACKAGE performance ni Catriona last MW2016. She’s consistent and a stand out compared to other girls this year. she’s miles ahead of the others in the competition. IT’S EXPECTED with her caliber that she’s the best of her batch. Catriona had set the bar very high that she herself is pressured to be at her best. IF NGAYON PA LANG USAP USAPAN THAT CATRIONA WILL WIN MUP, PARANG DI NA EXCITING ANG BBP 2018, CATRIONA SHOW LANG. PUMUNTA LANG ANG MGA TAO PARA MAKITA CROWNING NI CATRIONA? how about the other 39 contestants??
    CATRIONA HAD NOTHING TO PROVE ABOUT. SHE’S INTELLIGENT, A MODEL, HAD AN ADVOCACY, MAY LOVELIFE.. SHE HAD HER TIME, BIGAY NA ANG TITLE SA IBA.. MAYBE A MINOR CROWN WILL NOT HURT HER.
    I PREFER A NEWBIE, OTHER GIRLS WHO HAD BIG DREAMS AND HUNGER TO BRING HOME THE CROWN.. A BINIBINI WHO IS NOT FAMILIAR WITH INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION.
    ANYONE DESERVING, BUT NOT CATRIONA AGAIN. PEACE!

    • You sound like baklang salot 4M. Shut up! Stop stealing people’s username. Sige ka pag nainis mga tao dito, ikaw na lang kakausap sa sarili mo sa mga multiple accounts mong salot ka. Hahahaha 😂😄😂😄😂

      • i just answer norman’s question. bawal ba mag post ang hindi maka-catriona dito? i posted my piece, you post yours.. respect my opinion and i respect yours too.

      • Kapal ng mukha mo magdemand ng respect eh ikaw na salot dito “4M”, walang respeto sa lahat. Magnanakaw ng usernames, troll, baklang epal. Masaya ka kapag napapansin kang baklang hamog ka. Hahahha. Yun lang. done talking to you, troll. 😂

      • Hay ang harsh!!! Hihihihi cherette,,,, bored ako…. gusto ko manginis,,,,, pagbigyan na one day na lang……. so bare with me…… cherette hihihihi

      • hahaha ” BARE with me ” daw! kaya hindi importante opinion mo at wala kaming interes sa mga RASON mo, hampaslupang 4M…magbungkal ka na lng ng lupa! char lolz

    • Sad commentary! The MUP crown should be given to the one who’s been consistently shining/placing in all the pre-finals event and in the finals. If the judging is fair, it will be given to the one who earned the highest score total from the 3 different segments: SS, EG and Q&A. I’m sure the pre-final events performances are considered also.

      Cat has her own dreams too and she’s the hungriest for the MUP crown as you can see by her performances/efffort in all the BBP events.

      Two of Cat’s big dreams are: 1. To represent the Philippines at MU (the top pageant in the world) and 2. To bring home the 4th Miss Universe crown for her beloved country.

      She wants to promote her different advocacies also and to be a role model for women of all ages.

    • Ibigay na lang kaya ang korona sa yo na hitad ka. Palibhasa hindi ka nanalo noong dekada sisenta! Hahaha. Poor gurl!

  81. Let’s face it. Catriona is the entire package and will continue to keep the Philippines on top of their game as an annual frontrunner contender at MU.

    A strong possibility of a 4th MU crown is at hand.

    • You nailed it, hope SM won’t take the risk of sending the wrong girl or it will be the end of PI Miss U glory!

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