Four of our reigning Bb. Pilipinas Queens enjoyed a spa day at Midori Clark Hotel and Casino in between their hectic schedules and duties for the ongoing national competition.
Left to right: Gazini Christiana Jordi Ganados, Emma Tiglao, Leren Mae M. Bautista and Aya Abesamis.
#Look: The sashes of the Bb. Pilipinas 2020 Official Candidates are ready. Just when everyone thought that the numbers are back this year, they have decided to maintain what was started during Miss Universe Philippines | Bb. Pilipinas 2019 which the MUP side then recommended along with the use of less platform heels for the Binibinis.
Can you spot the ones of your favorites?
Samantha Bernardo is on her third and final try in Bb. Pilipinas to get over the runner-up hump and prove herself crown-worthy enough to win a much-anticipated title so she can finally represent the country internationally. This Palaweña has done more than enough in her two previous attempts. And I personally believe that she could have managed a top podium finish last year. She may not be the best speaker among the Binibinis, but she can still carry her answers to completion and complete the entire puzzle that will make her a Queen. As I have mentioned in passing prior, she would have been a worthy representative to Miss Supranational 2019 had she not been pitted against Resham Saeed whose Q&A answer was scored more solidly by the judges.
This year, Sam is not without worthy adversaries. But I feel that she can mount her best game plan yet. Instead of overdoing all aspects in her preparations, she should come across as the more mature and reliable Binibini who can prove to be an asset for BPCI. And in this time when our favorite national beauty pageant needs the all-out support from everyone, having winners who will expertly protect and sustain the brand is a must.
This is where Sam (or Vickie Rushton for that matter) can fill in the void left by the departure of the Miss Universe Philippines title in the roster of crowns.
Yesterday – and in the midst of the non-stop flurry of Bb. Pilipinas 2020 applicants flooding the office, our 2019 Queens were reunited at nearby Novotel Manila Araneta Center. Gazini, Patch, Resham, Emma, Leren, Aya and Samantha had a good time catching up with each other. They also had a belated birthday celebration for Leren.
The next time these six beauties will get together again should be the Final Screening that will choose this year’s Binibinis. And their serious mode will be back in session by then.
Back in 2017, Marie Sherry Ann Tormes was part of Miss Philippines Earth where she won the special title of Miss Hannah’s. The following year, she suited up for a first-ever stint as Binibini of Bb. Pilipinas 2018 where she was awarded Miss Talent. Last year, she went back again to Bb. Pilipinas.
This year, and at 27 years of age, Shane is shedding off her Binibini mode and returning to Mother Earth. She just screened for Miss Philippines Earth 2020 and I have a feeling that she will achieve her biggest pageant success as an Earth Angel.
Shane is one determined fighter who has paid her pageant dues the hard way. And I can sense that she will get her just reward in 2020. Her preparations are diligently covered. And there’s just no room for errors this time around.
Miss Philippines Earth 2020 on the pipeline?
What do you think, dear readers?
Big shout-out to my dearest Leren Mae M. Bautista – our Bb. Pilipinas Globe 2019 and The MISS GLOBE 2019 2nd Runner-Up.
#HappiestBirthday to you!
May the day be as special as you are special to me in every way! Love you! 😘
Photo credit: Mark Neto Diaz
Bb. Pilipinas 2019 Queens (left to right) Aya Abesamis, Patch Magtanong, Gazini Christiana Jordi Ganados, Emma Tiglao and Leren Mae M. Bautista are present during today’s top-off ceremony for Ibis Styles Hotel – the newest accomodation inside Araneta City that will be built attached to the new Gateway Mall.