This coming January 13, Steffi Pearson Aberasturi will crown her Binibining Cebu successor. And after that, she will be free to choose the next path to take in the pageant world or otherwise. Will this pretty Cebuana take one step forward and go for Miss Universe Philippines 2020? Or will she wait it out for half a year first before setting herself up for Miss World Philippines 2020? I know that she has been eyeing the latter.
But let’s make it a bit more crowded because she can also sign up for Bb. Pilipinas 2020 if she wants to.
Steffi is ready to go big time in 2020. And she will get all the support needed in whichever national competition she finally decides ti give her commitment to.
Binibining Cebu 2018 Steffi Pearson Aberasturi
The Binibining CEBU 2018 Titleholders in new photos taken by Dan Douglas Ong.
Binibining Cebu 2018 Steffi Pearson Aberasturi
Binibining Cebu Tourism 2018 Kim Covert
Binibining Cebu Charity 2018 Tracy Maureen Perez
Binibining Cebu Heritage 2018 Lou Dominique Piczon
Binibining Cebu Ecology 2018 Isabela Deutsch
Except for Kim Covert who’s already a single mom, I bet the four others have bright futures in national pageantry, specifically Bb. Pilipinas or Miss World Philippines.
Your thoughts, dear readers?
When I found out that Reina Hispanoamericana 2017 Teresita Ssen Marquez was going to be one of the judges during last night’s Binibining Cebu 2018 Finals at the Waterfront Hotel Cebu City, I immediately pulled her aside to give a message to Reina Hispanoamericana Filipinas 2018 Alyssa Muhlach Alvarez. You see, she missed the sendoff the other day due to a shooting schedule for her new film.
Click on the video below to watch.
Crowned winners all
Last night at the Pacific Ballroom of Waterfront Hotel Cebu City, Steffi Pearson Aberasturi of Mandaue City proved the mightiest over 52 other candidates after she was crowned Binibining Cebu 2018. And she stayed true to her top favorite status from start to finish. She was crowned by last year’s Apriel Smith.
No runners-up were names and instead, four more titles were handed out to Binibining Cebu Tourism 2018 Kim Covert, Binibining Cebu Charity 2018 Tract Maureen Perez, Binibining Cebu Heritage 2018 Lou Dominique Piczon and Binibining Cebu Ecology 2018 Isabela Deutsch.
Apriel Smith crowning her successor Steffi Pearson Aberasturi
The panel of judges include Chairman of the Board Arnold Vegafria, Reina Hispanoamericana 2017 Teresita Ssen Marquez, MAPI’s Jacqueline Tan-Sainz and Miss Asia Pacific International 2018 1st Runner-Up Gabriela Palma among others.
The outgoing winners – Apriel Smith, Samantha Lo, Maria Gigante, Ingrid Gerodias and Kathleen Lendio were at their most regal during their farewell walk where they wore creations by Cary Santiago.
The 2017 winners during their Farewell Walk
Congratulations to all the winners!
The reigning winners
Binibining Cebu 2018 to Celebrate the Story of the Cebuana this Friday
Cebu will witness a spectacle it has never seen before during the crowning of the next Binibining Cebu on October 19, Friday, in the Pacific Grand Ballroom of the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino.
The opening production tells the story of the Cebuana through the decades. Over 150 individuals are set to carry out performances on a backdrop conceptualized by design genius Kenneth Cobonpue. The stage will utilize digital technology provided by Epson for the first time in Cebu with direction and choreography by Victor Cuenco. With music curated by Barney Borja and sound mastered by Monching Payumo, the scoring features the 30-piece Cebu Philharmonic Orchestra, the 15-piece Bogo rondalla, the 10-man Lupon anduyo percussion ensemble and the Primiero choral group. The performers are proudly Cebuano including Luke Mejares, Missing Filemon, Jewel Villaflores, and Kenneth Corvera. The different aspects of today’s Cebuana will emerge as she sashays in swimwear by Solti Activewear and in evening gowns by internationally-acclaimed fashion designer Cary Santiago with shoes and accessories by Shandar.
Be sure not to miss this extraordinary celebration of Cebuano creativity, beauty, and talent as the country’s biggest pageant draws to a close. Doors open at 6:00 PM. Tickets are priced at Php3,000, Php2,000, Php1,500, Php1,000 and general admission at Php500. For ticket reservations and inquiries, you may visit the Binibining Cebu Office in the Ground Floor of The Greenery, Kasambagan or call Cess at 0906-263-3958.
Below are five of the strong favorites to do well in the upcoming Finals:
Steffi Pearson Aberasturi
Sharon Grace Angel
#Postscript: I can’t stress enough how honored I am to have been assigned as Chairman of the Board of Judges during the Binibining Cebu 2018 Preliminaries last night at The Tent at Mandani Bay. It was such a meticulously-mounted pre-pageant production that the four other judges – Actor Richard Yap, Dr Cecilia Bernad, Miss Manila 2018 Kathleen Paton and Designer yberly Maitland-Smith – and I could not remove the smiles on our faces with the fast pace and the smooth transition of the two segments. We finished everything at exactly 10:30pm as promised!
Looking forward to the big Finals Night on October 19 at the Waterfront Cebu. With the same Creative Direction of Kenneth Cobonpue, I am certain that this will be another excellent staging.
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Here are photos from both segments of the Pre-Pageant Competition:
The Long Gown Competition was presented first
The SOLTI Swimsuit Competition came next
Today, your blogger is off to the Queen City of the South to join the judging panel for the Preliminary Swimsuit and Evening Gown Competition of Binibining Cebu 2018 to be held tonight at The Tent at Mandani Bay in Mandaue City. I have been looking forward to this invitation for the longest. I am truly honored to have been given the opportunity to take part in the selection.
This is an important pre-pageant event for the biggest regional beauty competition in the Philippines as it will determine 2/3 of the scores that will bring twenty (20) of the Official Candidates closer (much like Miss Universe) to the first cut that will be announced on Finals Night come October 19 at the Waterfront Hotel and Casino Cebu City.
Here are the ladies vying for the five (5) crowns at stake: