Up to now, the impact of beauty camps in Bb. Pilipinas has always been topic of conversation. It cannot be denied that the support of an established group can do wonders to the bid of any aspiring beauty queen.
In the case of Bb Pilipinas 2021, the analysis can get more interesting.
Just look at the four (4) Independents. Two of them are considered front-runners, and crown-worthy at that. Gabrielle Basiano under RL’s Angels and Honey Cartasano under Paolo Ballesteros are reaping the benefits of a targeted training. Their pictorials are always well-handled, just as the concepts are carefully planned. It is also beneficial that these two ladies have glam teams all to themselves. And lest you forget, Lesley Ticaro is a potential spoiler. She may not have the most physically-present Tagum-based core group all the time because of distance. But on her own, she is starting to shine.
As far as Aces & Queens is concerned, they may only have six to offer. But let’s be honest. Half of them could be eventual winners. Hannah Arnold, Karen Laurrie Mendoza and Patricia Denise Babista are strong contenders, while Cindy Obeñita, Carina Cariño and Shaira Rona can never be classified as push-overs. If camp affiliation is not an “issue”, it would be easy to predict two crowns going to this camp.
And lastly, the dominating group in Bb Pilipinas 2021 is Kagandahang Flores with twenty-four (24).
It would be unimaginable to see them not getting two crowns at least. By sheer percentage or probability, KF stands to shine the most in terms of numbers and presence. With Vickie Rushton already out of the race, the flag-bearer position has unquestionably landed on the lap of Maureen Montagne. I just cannot see her going home empty-handed at this point.
Next to MM, the ones likeliest to be plucked out for serious consideration are Justine Felizarta, Patrizia Garcia, Francesca Taruc and Samantha Panlilio.
And there are only four (4) crowns at stake. It makes me wonder if BPCI will resurrect the Bb. Pilipinas Tourism crown so that there will be a 5th titleholder who can be earmarked for a possible new franchise that they can acquire after the finals. Or perhaps, have four (4) runners-up for a change.
Your thoughts, dear readers?