Move on from Binibining Pilipinas, she must. The beautiful Alexandra Faith Garcia is bound for Turkey!
Crowned earlier in the day, she now wears the sash of #MissAuraPhilippines and will represent the country in Miss Aura International 2021. The pride of Olongapo City will prepare for the international competition which will take place in the Turkish resort city of Antalya this coming September. If successful, she will be the first Filipina to be crowned as such.
Photos by Ameer Emir for Missosology
It was a Swimsuit Presentation that involved the taming of floor-length “wings” and the incessantly playful wind.
In a pasarela route that somehow mimicked the one during the Swimsuit Preliminaries of Miss Grand International 2020 at lebua atop the State Tower in Bangkok, the 34 Binibinis traversed the entire poolside of Novotel Manila Araneta City coming from the higher stagger of a split level portion, going down the steps and establishing midway in a small platform before finally walking freely around the landing of the pool area until the final pose.
It sure wasn’t easy for the uninitiated, moreso for someone who had to worry about how to avoid tripping on the flowing wings that tend to wrap around their legs or heels. Add to that the wind that loves to blow their hairs out of styling and you’ve got a scored preliminary event that is sure to separate the masters from the relative newbies.
Presented according to their numbers, below are the ones who stood out in my eyes. Mind you, I did not focus on curves. Instead, I checked on the ones who navigated their steps like pros and projected with ease and grace:
Patricia Denise Babista
Karen Laurrie Mendoza
Honey Grace Cartasano
Alexandra Faith Garcia
For sure, there will be differing opinions on some. But that is the beauty of this exercise. Every Binibini gave their best. So it all boils down to a matter of preference, I reckon.
Pleased to share with our fun Episode 7 of Pageantry Norms Season 4 with “Binibinis Back in Action Part 3” and the quartet of Shanon Tampon, Meiji Cruz, Shaira Rona and Alexandra Faith Garcia.
Below is the video.
#NextAttraction on Pageantry Norms Season 4:
Episode 7 this coming Sunday, April 11 at 4pm will feature our third installment of the “Binibinis Back in Action” Series with four more ladies in the spotlight –
Shanon Tampon – now #Binibini6
Meiji Cruz – now #Binibini7
Shaira Rona – now #Binibini9 and
Alexandra Faith Garcia – now #Binibini29
Throw in your questions and join in the LIVE discussion only on #PageantryNorms via The Philippine Pageantry and its Youtube channel.
Here are photos from yesterday’s Meet-and-Greet of Binibini Alexandra Faith Garcia with the pageant media at KF Camp.
Faith was at her happiest during the event. And she is more than ready to resume her journey towards a Bb. Pilipinas crown.
I wish her the best of luck. This beauty from Olongapo has paid her pageant dues for several years now. And it’s high time that she reaps the fruits of her patience and efforts.
Photo credits: Fab Philippines/JR Noses and Arvin Cabachete
With KF’s Rodgil Flores and Enan Cruz
“Simplicity is the ultimate form of sophistication.” – Leonardo da Vinci
Your #Binibini33 Alexandra Faith Garcia doesn’t have to do much to show her elegant ways. She just moves with refinement. And everything else follows.
Considering that this lady excelled as a professional triathlete in the past, she also has the discipline instilled in her system. Let’s hope the stars align in her favor.
Designer Fully Beaded by Bee Yen
Hair and Makeup : Hyunah Amano
Photography: Allen Cabs
Behold your #Binibini33 Alexandra Faith Garcia of Olongapo City in her Bb. Pilipinas National Costume created by Jorick Lopez Limpag:
THE LEGEND OF OLONGAPO
(Notes from the designer)
Ulo ng Apo, the symbolic name where the City of Olongapo started. The dove warrior is a costume inspired by the peace engraved by Apo in Olongapo, who was beheaded by treacherous tribe members. In the hand of the warrior is the ulo ng apo which empowers the maiden to impose a hand in hand call for peace in everyone.
The idea of the head piece worn by the lady came from the dove monument found in Olongapo city, designed with an arch laid with pearls, and the main symbol of peace, the dove, which was made with capis shells.
Down to the body, whose made from tinalak, and the shoulder propped with swaying pearls, symbolizing what the country is told, the Pearl of the Orient Sea.
A rallying cry is shown by the dove warrior, an excruciating shout for justice and fairness to all where equality is the main reason to live. The dove warrior calls for every modern Filipina to be the symbol of peace, like Apo who is a beloved and cherished leader.
Photography: Raymond Saldaña
Set: Henry Reyes HGR Events and Sabrosas
Below are the #IAMBINIBINI introduction videos of the second half of the Bb. Pilipinas 2020 candidates. You will notice that there is still one missing (or skipped) Binibini. I am simply relying on what the organizers are uploading in their YouTube channel. Hence, the efforts of 39 Bellatrix Tan is still not here.
#Binibini21 Hannah Arnold
#Binibini22 Ruth Quin
#Binibini23 Gabrielle Basiano
#Binibini24 Lovely Mercado
#Binibini25 Carina Cariño
#Binibini26 Czarina Guiao
#Binibini27 Jashmin Dimaculangan
#Binibini28 Francesca Taruc
#Binibini29 Honey Cartasano
#Binibini30 Noriza Valerio
#Binibini31 Graciella Lehmann
#Binibini32 Danica Acuña
#Binibini33 Alexandra Faith Garcia
#Binibini34 Mercedes Pair
#Binibini35 Micca Rosal
#Binibini36 Vickie Rushton
#Binibini37 Alexangela Salvador
#Binibini38 Lesley Anne Ticaro
#Binibini40 Honey Be Parreñas
Reclaim the summer feels and bask in the tropics with these queens as they showcase their modeling prowess in the new BRAGAIS™️ Cruise Collection.
Here are Binibinis 31-40 of Bb. Pilipinas 2020.
Project Manager: Bessie Besana
Creative Director: Jed Velasco
Photographer: Ari Simangan
Head Fashion Stylist: Vhee Co
Head Make-Up Artist: Arnel Palmera
Set Designer: Mykefrancis Mayores
Of the four batches of Binibinis for Bb. Pilipinas 2020, the last one is where I had the least difficulty splitting the ten into the upper and lower halves. I don’t want to say that this is the weakest, but with the quality of the ladies presented in the 2nd and 3rd groups, there are only enough spots to fill the semifinal placements if tomorrow night would happen to be the finals.
Be that as it may, #Binibini36 Vickie Rushton is the runaway leader in this pack. And rightfully so. She has the maturity and experience to lay down on the table for BPCI to see and appreciate. True, #Binibini33 Alexandra Faith Garcia is another veteran to contend with. Reason why she is my second in this lineup. If both ladies will stand side-by-side, the former can easily upend the latter physically. Q&A-wise, though, they are practically even.
#Binibini32 Danica Acuña is promising. She has the spunk in personality and knows how to make herself shine with ease. Her beauty is also very engaging on top of a sweet presence. Just like #Binibini38 Lesley Ticaro but with a more adorably ‘provinciana’ authenticity to her character.
#Binibini37 Alexangela Salvador, on the other hand, is the aggressor when it comes to public speaking. This young entrepreneur – who is now building her own hostel in Siargao among other places – is not about to give way to the tongue-tied or shy fellow candidates. She knows how to step up like a true youngblood of a businesswoman.
So there, who are your choices in the fourth and last batch, dear readers?