Today is the swimsuit pictorial of the Bb. Pilipinas 2020 Official Candidates with ace lensman Raymond Saldaña and stylist Vhee Co in-charge of the look and the shots.
The photos above give you an idea of the theme – perhaps paying homage to the Cherry Blossoms of Japan?
In the meantime, below is a photo grid of nine of the Binibinis with their looks for the day courtesy of the respective HMUAs.
For those curious about Hannah Arnold, she filed her Bb. Pilipinas 2020 application today. She is now under Aces & Queens.
normannorman.com’s first official teaser for 2020 needs very little introduction because she was already part of Bb. Pilipinas 2019 – the Binibini most everyone is expecting to bring home one of the crowns last year but ended up with just a Top 15 placement. Instead of asking the question “What Went Wrong?” (which honestly irritates me every single time I see it being used as a tagline for vlogs and posts), I would go for “Where to next?”.
You see, it took a lot from Hannah and her family to involve their lives around her bid for a victory. And to do it all over again would mean going through the whole tedious process a second time.
The Arnolds last Christmas
Is Hannah ready for another round of Bb. Pilipinas? Or is she braver enough to do Miss Universe Philippines 2020? If she asks my unsolicited advise, I would rather see her compete as a Binibini once more because there are more titles at stake. Given that she needs
to nail a crown in her second attempt if ever, the decision is not at all difficult to arrive at. And by now, she must have already learned so much from the 2019 experience. As I have said before, too many cooks spoil the broth so a small consistent team of handler, coach, designer and stylist is more preferable than taking all the offers – free or not – from around her circle of avid supporters.
Hannah Conscencino Arnold, 24, are you ready to present your Binibini version 18.104.22.168 in the months ahead?
If Hannah Arnold is going to return to the nationals in 2020, this is one of her looks that I would love to see more of. Soft but not fragile. Gorgeous and very appealing to the eye.
Photo : Ahleks Fusilero
Stylist : Omar Sali
Designer : Santa Emanuella
Make-Up Artist : Malick James Hilado, RN
Hairstylist Asst : Rapsie R. Mallorca. Geremy Cabarga Rommel Mendoza of The Face Mantra Make-Up
Set Design Joey Peria Aguilar
The celebration of diversity, according to beauty queen Hannah Arnold, is the end of negative stereotyping.
“In today’s society, we are moving past the mythical ‘gold standard’ of beauty,” says Hannah, who used to despise being “too tall.” “Each of us has a unique look, unique body and unique skills. We don’t just believe our bodies are good, but we know they are good.”
Hannah Arnold for One Earth Organics.
It’s no secret to some that Hannah Arnold really wants to win a good Bb. Pilipinas crown – if not Miss Universe Philippines – in Bb. Pilipinas 2019. She has intimated that it’s like a deal with her parents who spent for her joining – on top of the expenses that come with fulfilling the residency requirements of BPCI. And chances are, she might not return next year if the agreement is to be followed.
But come to think of it, she can do a crossover to Miss World Philippines if she wants to. Methinks it would be best to let the defeat simmer down some more. Who knows, she can convince her folks in Australia to greenlight her second attempt for a crown.