Binibini Face-Off #4 pits one of the shortest Binibinis against the tallest in the batch
Now this fourth Binibini Face-Off is all about height at the onset. Beyond that, you have to see through their individual qualities to see who can deliver the goods in the competition, hence, having the edge over the other.
There is no denying that Binibini 18 Crissa Marie Mendiola will leave a large majority of the Bb. Pilipinas 2015 Official Candidates in the dust if vertical advantage is used as pageant benchmark. With an official height of 5’10” (which actually appears to be more than an inch longer in person), she has the statuesque description fitting nicely to a T. And she shows a lot of promise that could further be polished should she opt to take advantage of the opportunities coming her way.
Teresita Sen Marquez (left) and Crissa Marie Mendiola during the Bb. Pilipinas Talent Competition (Photo credit: Jory Rivera)
Teresita, on the other hand, is one of the height-minimum qualifiers in this batch. At 5’5″ (which could easily pass off as 5’6″ the minute she does her single poses), she does need that extra effort to physically stand out amidst taller contenders who still augment their stance with platform heels. But then again, she has pluses that no other Binibini possesses. Aside from having that ‘daughter-of-a-celebrity-couple‘ tag that easily invites press people to interview her ahead of the others, she is a school-accomplished jazz and ballet dancer whose rigorous trainings in the discipline gave her the correct posture and lithe moves that would be hard to ignore the minute she starts hugging the spotlight. If that’s not enough, this girl knows how to shine in public, as only a showbiz-exposed personality can deliver with the right mix of poise and stage presence.
So who’s your bet between the two, dear readers? Mine’s Teresita. 🙂
Will either Samantha Balbin or Crissa Marie Mendiola make their independent handlers proud?
Binibini 1 or Binibini 18?
Binibini 1 Samantha Balbin and Binibini 18 Crissa Marie Mendiola are the considered ‘Davids’ pitted against the ‘Goliaths’ of Bb. Pilipinas 2015. They are the bets from independent handlers who are looking at squeaking in a win when nobody else is looking.
But lest you dismiss them outright as lucky-to-be-longshots or background-clappers, think again. Samantha has a pretty face (shades of Karen Gallman from some angles) that can charm anyone in person, while Crissa Marie is the tallest candidate in this batch at 5’10”. They are not there to be sneered at. They could even be spoilers, for all we know.
So what’s your take on the two indies? 😉
The tallest girl in the batch, that's Crissa Marie Mendiola for you (Photo credit: Melvin Sia)
Binibini 18 Crissa Marie Mendiola
To be the tallest in an edition of Bb. Pilipinas contenders is already a small achievement by itself. And Crissa Marie Mendiola from Bulacan is proud that she towers above everyone else, even the ones who are considered strong favorites.
While she may have been reported as standing just 5’10” in the Bb. Pilipinas website, Crissa actually looks and projects a six-footer stance (and I believe she is really circling around that stat). You should see her playing basketball and the full stretch of her legs is enviable to say the least. But while you may think she is all about dribbles and hoops, you’ve got another thing coming. The girl can actually sing, and has taken on the role of La Carlotta Prima Donna in her college’s theatre adaptation of “Phantom of the Opera”.
Watch her Truth and Dare clip below.