I have a feeling they will.
In the coming week or two, the latest photoshoot with Raymond Saldaña will be uploaded in the Bb. Pilipinas pages on Facebook and IG. And if my gut-feel is right, that is when you will know if the remaining Binibinis in contention have new assigned numbers.
First of all, it doesn’t require a lot of sleuthing to conclude that the once #Binibini2 Rowee Lucero is no longer part of the roster after competing in The Miss Globe 2020, as is the once #Binibini13 Samantha Bernardo who is now doing us proud in the different challenges of Miss Grand International. So with the two of them out, the number is down to 38.
But pageant whispers have already turned into talks. More Binibinis have allegedly withdrawn from competition by now. I cannot say who among them opted to take the exit – mostly for reasons that are understandable. The pandemic has affected a number of them – either financially or the need to find sources of income. And this is something not peculiar to pageantry. It is a global concern.
So whatever the new assigned numbers are – or if they do get new numbers – let’s just take things as it is. I just hope that the ladies I still want to see competing are still around.