It’s already June 1, just a little over a week away from the Grand Coronation Night. Here’s the first of several blog entries for my final Bb. Pilipinas 2019 Predictions.
It’s no secret to any pageant fan how Eva Patalinjug was stiff-armed during last year’s edition of Miss Grand International. She missed making any cut in the competition and ended up unplaced. But we all know that our representative deserved to be part of the Top 20 at the very least.
So for the successor of Eva, my guess is that we need either a Goddess who can blow Nawatt Itsaragrisil away from Day 1 of her National Coronation or an excellent communicator who can eclipse his positive impression of Nicole Cordoves and be an all-around spokesperson for the pageant’s cause against war.
The eight #Binibinis I short-listed for this crown are: Marianne Marquez of Marikina, Gazini Ganados or Talisay, Cebu, Patch Magtanong of Bataan, Hannah Arnold of Masbate, Ilene de Vera of Mandaue City, Julia Saubier of Daraga Albay, Resham Ramirez Saeed of Maguindanao and Vickie Rushton of Negros Occidental.
In my heart, Resham Ramirez Saeed of Maguindanao should win this title. She is an effective speaker who, sadly, is not getting all the right opportunities to fluidly express herself in public. In addition, her half-Pakistani ethnicity can add to the spunk brought about by her growing up years in Canada.But in my head, Gazini Ganados of Talisay, Cebu is more likely to win Bb. Pilipinas Grand International 2019. Her half-Palestinian lineage is one of the considerations. But more than that, I feel that her beauty and natural sensuality will finally bring the international competition to its knees and deliver to the Philippines a long-overdue #1 finish in Miss Grand International.
Regardless of how we all feel about Miss Grand International and its owner Nawatt Itsaragrisil, Bb. Pilipinas Grand International remains to be one of the six titles at stake in Bb. Pilipinas 2019. One of the forty #Binibinis will eventually be named as such come June 9.