Behold your #Binibini31 Graciella Lehmann of Oriental Mindoro in her Bb. Pilipinas National Costume created by Joemel Calma:
(Notes from the designer)
The creation’s inspiration stems from the vision of a female centurion or warrior demonstrating exemplary and heroic qualities of a Filipina bravely leading the century.
Characterized by Roman costumes, tunics, and vivid metallic embellishments that have been crafted by local artisans and woodcarvers of Paete, Laguna, this reclaimed and recycled warrior ensemble symbolizes women’s ability to exhibit their courage and stand up for their rights and core feminine values.
It is a colorful festival celebrated on the island of Oriental Mindoro in the Philippines. The centurion masks depict the story of the Passion of the Christ.
Possessing as much strength, determination and fortitude as any man, they are willing to take up arms and fight for a cause with relentless perseverance.
Photography: Raymond Saldaña
Set Design And Execution: Henry Reyes of HGR Events powered by 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
Cherry blossoms in June!
Here are Binibinis 31-40 in their official swimwear photos for Bb. Pilipinas 2020.
This batch completes all the #Binibinis.
Photography: Raymond Saldaña
Team : Arnie Vergara
Swimwear: Domz Ramos
Stylist: Vhee Co
Aura Nicole de Jesus
Accessories : Adam Rico de Guzman
Set design: Henry Reyes of HGR Event
Her full name is Graciella Sheine Aclan Lehmann. But you can call her ‘Gratz’ for short. She is 21 years old with Filipino, Swiss and German ethnicity. And she is your Binibini32 in Bb. Pilipinas 2020 who is advocating for Breast Health and Cancer Awareness.
“I used to be a campus journalist, immersing myself into writing and radio broadcasting during my secondary and tertiary years.” volunteered Gratz. “And now, I am working as a Lead Cabin Crew in a local airline – Cebu Pacific.”
Now about that Laura Lehmann connection everyone is asking about.
“Unfortunately, I am not related to Laura po as much as I would love to…”
Is there any personal attachment to breast cancer awareness that you chose it to be your advocacy?
“Yes, tito. I have come up with the said advocacy since I have undergone breast incision twice. With that being said, uncontrollable growth of lumps in my breast made me realize that I have to share to the public that it is through knowledge and self-examination that we can battle and control risks of breast-related diseases. I had early detection po kasi, na it is not dangerous, and we always have a chouce if we want to have it removed or not. But in my case, I had it removed, and I am aware that up until 35 years old, I can still acquire lumps but it is not as dangerous as people think.”
So there. An introduction to Graciella Lehmann for all of you. More about her soon!