Last night’s National Costume Competition of Bb. Pilipinas 2019 was a showcase of the best in the Filipino Designers and their world-class artistry, especially in creating both traditional and richly-creative masterpieces for their #Binibinis.
The Top 10 finalists have already been announced. Allow me to share four (4) more personal favorites which could have also made it had there been more spots to fill. They are just as fabulous – or significant – as the qualifiers. The scores must have been close, I reckon.
1) Nicole Guerrero of #IlocosSur in Michael Barassi’s tribute to the Philippine carabao
2) Ilene de Vera of #MandaueCity in Malayka Yamas’ tribute to the famous Cebu guitars
3) Honey Grace Cartasano of #Rizal in Paolo Ballesteros’ tribute to the “Magsusuman” of Rizal Province
and for patriotic reasons,
4) Samantha Poblete of #Cavite in Emar Vida’s tribute to the heroism of the Filipino and the rich history of the Province of Cavite.
The Ten Finalists for Best in National Costume of Bb. Pilipinas 2019 are encouraging you to vote for them to win the special award. Head on to bbpilipinas.com. It would be a great boost for their respective designers as well.
Official photos below by JR Noses
Here are the Top 10 Finalists for the Best in National Costume Award announced at the end of the event held at New Frontier Theater.
Leren Mae M. Bautista, Laguna
Maria Andrea Aya Abesamis, Pasig City
Vickie Marie Rushton, Negros Occidental
Hannah Arnold, Masbate
Samantha Bernardo, Palawan
Cassandra Chan, Bacolod
Samantha Lo, Cebu
Jessarie Dumaguing, Puerto Princesa
Resham Ramirez Saeed, Maguindanao
Emma Tiglao, Pampanga
Voting starts tomorrow at http://www.bbpilipinas.com
Bb. Pilipinas-Supranational 2018 Jehza Huelar has reached full circle by now. When she finished her university degree a few years back, the next objective was to win a crown in the national pageant or land a lucrative job abroad – whichever came first. Last year, she represented the country in Miss Supranational so mission achieved.
And yesterday, she finally plunged into marriage with long-time beau Peter June “PJ” Simon (a PBA player with Magnolia Hotshots) and fulfilled yet another dream – to have a fairy-tale wedding.
I am so happy for these two!
Congratulations to PJ and Jehza Simon!
Photo credit: Mayad Studios
Photo credit for the wedding photos: Danica Pingris
“Would you like to know your future? If your answer is yes, think again. Not knowing is the greatest life motivator. So enjoy, endure, survive each moment as it comes to you in its proper sequence, a surprise.” – Vera Nazarian
At this point, the greatest motivator of Resham Ramirez Saeed of #Maguindanao is to win one of the Bb. Pilipinas crowns on June 9. If she does, then it will be a life-changing moment that she will embrace for the rest of her life.
#ReshamSaeed #bbpilipinas2019 #beyondbeauty
Photo credit: Eve Ferrer
“The most delightful surprise in life is to suddenly recognise your own worth.” – Maxwell Maltz
What title is Maria Isabela Galeria of #Sorsogon worth to you?
A surprise finish at the top?
Photo by Christine Day Lorico @i.am.tintin
Make Up by Mauri Estrada @mauriestradamua
Hair by Misty Gancaico @hairbymistygabriel
Styling by Yeoh for The House of Evangelista
Earrings by Astolia
Special thanks to Hanz Coquilla
“Style is primarily a matter of instinct.” – Bill Blass
And the sultry style of #Masbate’s Hannah Arnold in the photo below is too hard to ignore.
She’s leveling up indeed.
Best of luck in the closed-door interviews today!
Photographer Red Keeler
Mua Mauri Estrada
Hair Misty Gabriel
Stylist Patrick Henry Mergano
Designer Paolo Ballesteros and Louis Pangilinan
#BbPilipinas2019 #BeyondBeauty #Edwardkeelerphotography #Styledbypatrickhenry #HannahBees #Masbate #OHannah #KoronaHANNAHyan #angitinadHANNAH