On a 200-meter placement of a runway that almost covers one complete side of Uptown Parade in BGC, the Phenomenal Women of Miss Universe Philippines 2020 took on the Runway Challenge that was a test of strength and endurance. With everyone wearing black cocktail dresses and regular heels, they still needed to walk in line from the Empire Studios location on the other end of the Uptown Mall all the way to the actual venue in front of Xylo. Everyone delivered as expected, although the standouts from where I stand are listed at the bottom of this entry.
As for the best performers in this challenge, I would shortlist Alaiza Malinao, Apriel Smith, Maria Isabela Galeria, Bella Ysmael, Sandra Lemonon and Paula Ortega.
The winner of the Runway Event will be announced during the Preliminaries scheduled for April.
She may not be the tallest among the 40 Binibinis of Bb. Pilipinas 2020. But as they say, some big things come in smaller packages. And what she may lack in terms of a statuesque frame is more than made up by her impressive communication skills. Oh and yes, the Panlilio pedigree as well.
Check out #Binibini1 Samantha Alexandra Panlilio in her interview and Q&A for the competition:
Your thoughts about Sam?
After yesterday’s release of the Raymond Saldaña Official Photos for Bb. Pilipinas 2020, normannorman.com is posting its 1st Round of 20 Picks for the competition. In the order by which they are numbered now:
#Binibini1 Samantha Alexandra Panlilio
#Binibini4 Patrizia Garcia
#Binibini7 Shanon Tampon
#Binibini9 Patricia Denise Babista
#Binibini10 Shaira Rona
#Binibini11 Maureen Montagne
#Binibini13 Samantha Bernardo
#Binibini14 Hazel Ortiz
#Binibini15 Cindy Obeñita
#Binibini16 Alexandra Mae Rosales
#Binibini17 Justine Felizarta
#Binibini18 Karen Laurrie Mendoza
#Binibini21 Hannah Arnold
#Binibini23 Gabrielle Basiano
#Binibini25 Carina Cariño
#Binibini27 Jashmin Dimaculangan
#Binibini28 Francesca Taruc
#Binibini29 Honey Cartasano
#Binibini32 Danica Acuña
#Binibini36 Vickie Marie Rushton
Coming up with this list of 20 is already tough as it is. I had to sacrifice a few of the Binibinis because I initially had 23 (with the inclusion of Vianca Marcelo, Kimberly Anne Tiquestiques and Lesley Anne Ticaro). With 40 contenders, cutting them in half at this point is more ideal. I am confident, though, that the five (5) new titleholders will be among the ladies named above.
After yesterday’s release of the Filbert Kung Official Glamshots for Miss Universe Philippines 2020, normannorman.com is posting its 2nd Round of 24 Picks for the competition. In alphabetical order according to the provinces/cities they represent now:
Christelle Abello – Aklan
Paula Madarieta Ortega – Albay
Bea Maynigo – Baguio City
Skelly Ivy Florida – Biliran
Pauline Amelinckx – Bohol
Kia Moreno – Camarines Sur
Sigrid Grace Flores – Catanduanes
Billie Hakenson – Cavite
Tracy Maureen Perez – Cebu City
Apriel Smith – Cebu Province
Alaiza Malinao – Davao City
Rabiya Mateo – Iloilo City
Kim Crizaldo – Iloilo Province
Trizha Ocampo – La Union
Chiara Lyn Markwalder – Leyte
Alexandra Abdon – Manila
Lou Dominique Piczon – Mandaue
Caroline Veronilla – Misamis Oriental
Bella Ysmael – Parañaque
Riana Pangindian – Pasig City
Michele Theresa Gumabao – Quezon City
Maria Fee Tajaran – Romblon
Maria Isabela Galeria – Sorsogon
Sandra Lemonon – Taguig
See you all in tomorrow’s Runway Challenge at the Uptown Bonifacio!
#missuniversephilippines2020 #sustainabletourism #beautifultransformations #inspiringwomenwithaction #beyondthecoastlines #onephilippines #teamphilippines
These 36 (thirty-six) individuals have just started their Century Tuna Superbods #EverybodSuperbod 2020 journey after yesterday’s selection of the Official Candidates.
Watch out for more about each one of them soon, and congratulations for making it!
Photo credit: Joy Arguil
PS. I will provide you with all their names as soon as the list is provided to media.
Samantha Lo, Kathleen Paton, Sherlyn Doloriel and Keylyn Trajano. Joanna Eden did not show up during the Final Callback anymore.
Former Mr World Philippines Sam Ajdani and Kirk Bondad (Brother of Clint).