Looking for a living doll of a Binibini? Then look no further because your #Binibini17 Ma. Ahtisa Manalo is here and she is up for consideration. At 20 years old, she is one of the youngest in this batch – previously a big advantage in the nationals. But in this day and age of pageant evolution, the older competitors are given more premium due to experience and maturity. That is not saying that this enchanting lass from Candelaria, Quezon is not without her share of preparedness and stability for the battle with the others. She has her eyes on the prize and is out to prove that youth and an over-all fresh peg will still prevail in the end.
Dear readers, give your inputs on Ahtisa. Can you see yourself as part of her cheering team?
Not since Janicel Lubina has there ever been a national pageant competitor from Palawan quite like your #Binibini14 Samantha Mae Bernardo. She knows what she wants and will not miss out on all the important base points required to cover on the road to a Bb. Pilipinas 2018 crown. While there has never been unanimous approval among readers of this blog, it cannot be denied that she is doing practically everything right in the eyes of the people who matter. She is bubbly at once, then disarmingly beautiful the next. Will her game plan work to the fullest? Is there a title waiting to be announced with her name inside the envelope?
What is your current take on Sam, dear readers? Will she make her #SamBerNation cheer at the top of their lungs come Sunday night?
Never underestimate the endearing qualities of your #Binibini3 Muriel Adrienne Isidore Orais of Cebu. From Day 1 till now, she has never faltered in her well-mannered and gracious ways – reason why even the BPCI and Araneta Center Officials and Staff are continuously smitten by her charm. Of course, that doesn’t guarantee a sure win. But if you gather all the brownie points she has collected in the eyes of many, there appears to be a good chance of succeeding in what she initially signed up for – and that is to win one of the crowns at stake.
Muriel is a smart social individual, and she is the type who can be better appreciated in face-to-face or interpersonal encounters. Her beauty may not dazzle in an instant, but her personality is so engagingly entrancing. It matters a lot in the long run, if you ask me.
So who’s on Team Muriel Orais? She is neither a dark horse nor a shoo-in titleholder in my eyes. But that was weeks back. Now, she is looking more and more like the latter of the two.
Your #Binibini31 Jehza Mae Huelar came so close to winning a Bb. Pilipinas crown when she first joined last 2016. She returned with an improved version of herself last year but was not fortunate enough to surpass her best performance. This 2018, she is giving everything she’s got to achieve her biggest win in the nationals – one of the crowns.
Some people are saying that her presence each year held different beats that gave the impression of uncertainty in her drive to come out on top. In this year’s batch, there are observers who are either on the fence about her chances or continuously supportive because she deserves to get the major spotlight after her first two attempts.
Where do you stand with Team Jehza Huelar? On board or just waiting for lady luck to finally give her the much-awaited reward?
By now, pageant demolition jobs are starting to crawl like spine-tingling centipedes among the front-runners of Bb. Pilipinas 2018. One such target is your #Binibini19 Michele Theresa Gumabao whose old wet and nude pictorial photos for Toby’s ad campaign were used as weapons to press down on her rising popularity when we all know that the said images were done artistically. They also reflect her advocacy for youth and women empowerment. The controversy was further fueled when a showbiz News reporter released a video circling around possible disqualification because of the same.
But we all can heave a sigh of relief that Michele’s presence during the Grand Parade of Beauties dispelled such talks as she continues with the pageant journey that is only days away from Finals Night.
Who’s on Team Michelle Gumabao? Show of hands please, dear readers.
#Binibini38 Karen J. Gallman
The days are flying by so fast. And in just six days from now, we shall have known the new Queens of Bb. Pilipinas 2018.
Let us start doing productive discussions about the Binibinis who are peaking or who pageant followers believe are peaking for the competition.
#Binibini38 Karen Gallman may not have given some observers strong reasons to want her to nail one of the crowns based on impressions gathered from the Grand Parade of Beauties and The Road to the Crown. But you cannot count her out definitely. She remains a strong contender. But how far do you think she will go come March 18? Are you on Team Karen?
Below are BTS (Behind-The-Scenes) photos of some of the Binibinis during the shoot of the Speaking Test segment of the Bb. Pilipinas 2018 Primer “The Road to the Crown” shown on ABS-CBN last night. Venue was Basement 88 (the FB page of which where the images below were shared).
Who among them did well in your opinion?
Right after the shots are a couple of vids during the program shown on Channel 2.