With today’s start of the Photo Exhibit of the Bb. Pilipinas 2020 candidates in their National Costumes and the Finals Night set for April 17, allow me to share my favorites among them. I picked this eight (8) for various reasons as briefly described below:
Paolo Ballesteros for #Binibini29 Honey Cartasano: Very inventive, larger than life and with the best cultural inspiration used for a NatCos;
Macoy Elipane for #Binibini26 Czarina Guiao and the duo of Jun-g Bayona Candelario and Brent Naranja for #Binibini21 Thea Cenarosa: Pageant-theatrical with the wow factor that would make them stand out onstage and even in a parade;
Nick Guarino with Festivali Designs and Concepts for #Binibini12 Maureen Montagne: Meticulously crafted like a complex jigsaw puzzle assembled face down with the finished product showing a highly professional artisan feel;
Jomar Peralta for #Binibini36 Vickie Marie Rushton: Dreamy and magical like a character straight out of a fairy tale coming to life;
Ken Adrienne Batino and Jevin Salaysay for #Binibini23 Gabrielle Basiano: Whimsical without going overload; the focus is balanced equally between the wearer and the elements of the kalesa;
Edwin Uy for #Binibini14 Hazel Ortiz: simple lines that are both elegant and refined like a throwback to pageant Filipinianas of yesteryears given a modern twist;
Basha Subijano for #Binibini34 Mercedes Pair: Like a celebratory cake that is baked and decorated right, this flowery creation is executed with the right amount of ambition and creativity.
According to the Miss International director, age limit of the candidates will be 18 to 28 years old at the time of the pageant. How old is Vicky by that time?
@ miss tissa Kalokah, Mareh… 🙂
Umarangkada na naman utak ko. Ang basa ko, “Ricky”… (Gumera? Why is he competing in a girls’ pageant?)
Director ng MIBP ang nag-statement? Is Shimomura Akemi? Just asking, po.
(Surely, dinumog ng katanungan si SID… Why?!! – Coco Araya Supahkruhl. Did I spell correctly?)
She will be 29, I believe
she will turn 29 on May 8.
so she will only be eligible for the BBP-Globe title with 18-30 age requirement.
I love all the top picks… except the yellow flowery Filipiniana(not a terno) at the mid-bottom… It still needs a lot of editing when you look at it upclose…
rooting for Vickie Rushton!
I am happy that Bb pilipinas coronation has definite date.
I agree with almost all of Norman’s choices for best in national costume.
i love Vickie Rushton’s costume! channeling the inner Mariah.
Great selection, Herr Norman! 🙂
OK. So, the Spring-Summer 2021 season will commence as… mid-April BBP 2021, MU “2020” sometime April or May (venue, please?), and MWP 2021 late May to early June depending on government approval (as per MamaRu).
I suggest MUP begin 2022 Screening by 20 April (first lunar quarter of that month). Bago mag-Ghost Month (by July?), release the Final List of Successful Applicants (redundant?).