Behold #Binibini20 Hannah Arnold of Masbate in her Bb. Pilipinas 2020 National Costume created by Louis Pangilinan.
Working hand-in-hand with designer Louis Pangilinan, this masterpiece has raised the bar in terms of Filipino craftmanship, truly an exquisite work of art!
Inspired by the Bulaklakan Festival which is held during the 1st of January, the costume was executed in ball gown style, hand-embroidered and embellished with hand-painted art in the lower part depicting the flamboyant New Year’s Day of the locals.
Recycled materials were used for the 3D flower in the waist area made by Hannah herself.
Accessorized with back dress and fan filled with massive and vibrant array of flowers and ‘Singkaban” which is a decorated bamboo arch as a representation of welcome signage of a town or city in the country.
The artisanal spirit of the costume stands for progress, dignity, and celebration.
Photography: Raymond Saldaña
Set design and execution: Henry Reyes 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
Give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world. Behold these strong, independent women with the signature BRAGAIS™️ Queens Collection… proof that real beauty transcends time and circumstance.
Here are Binibinis 21-30 of Bb. Pilipinas 2020.
Project Manager: Bessie Besana
Creative Director: Jed Velasco
Photographer: Mark Neto Diaz
Head Fashion Stylist: Vhee Co
Head Make-Up Artist: Arnel Palmera
Set Designer: Mykefrancis Mayores
Sharing with you the video of the inaugural episode of #PageantryNorms via The Philippine Pageantry. Inspite of the occasional technical difficulties and all, we were still able to make it through.
It’s not easy mounting an online discussion program but fulfilling once everything was set into motion.
Thank you to my guests Hannah Arnold, Bella Ysmael and Shane Tormes.
“Let’s have coffee this coming Sunday afternoon at 4pm. I have invited Bella, Hannah and Shane to keep us company.”
This is it for the inaugural episode of #PageantryNorms on June 28 starting at 4pm on TPP TV via The Philippine Pageantry.
Our first three guests will be:
1) #PhenomenalWoman Bella Ysmael of Parañaque City for Miss Universe Philippines 2020
2) #Binibini21 Hannah Arnold of Masbate for Bb. Pilipinas 2020
3) #EcoAngel Shane Quintana Tormes of Atimonan, Quezon for Miss Philippines Earth 2020
It will be a free-wheeling discussion on “Coping With the Changes: The 2020 National Pageant Season”
I hope you can all tune in, watch and join the interactive forum. Your support will mean so much to me. ❤️
For this batch, I would give a three-way tie for first place to #Binibini21 Hannah Arnold, #Binibini23 Gabrielle Basiano and #Binibini29 Honey Cartasano. I can see anyone among them getting a crown, if not all three of them. While this pictorial may not be the most agreeable for many of Hannah Arnold’s critics, she still delivers the goods and is on her way to a top placement in the competition. Gabrielle Basiano, on the other hand, is showing us why she just might become the first-ever big winner of RL’s Angels after many years of fielding candidates. She has practically all the fine elements in her favor – an angelic face and excellent height. She just needs to make her Q&A skills more solid.
As for Honey Cartasano, the physical changes make her a more arresting presence this time around. Her styling has almost always been spot on. Just like Gabrielle, she just needs to put a more confident spin in her communication skills.
My 4th and 5th placers are twin spoilers just waiting in the wings. But between the two, the sweet beauty of Francesca Taruc definitely has the edge over Carina Cariño.
How about you, dear readers?
Cherry blossoms in June!
Here are Binibinis 21-30 in their official swimwear photos for Bb. Pilipinas 2020.
The next group of ten will follow in a day or two so you can appreciate this second batch for now.
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
These two ladies may be separately competing in national pageantry this 2020, but they sure are as close as any soul sisters would be.
Maria Isabela Galeria of Sorsogon for Miss Universe Philippines 2020
Hannah Arnold of Masbate for Bb. Pilipinas 2020
Will both be crowned Queens before year’s end?
Last year, I remember a buzz that silently floated in pageant circles allegedly stating that Vickie Marie Rushton was the preferred winner of an unnamed Miss International rep for Bb. Pilipinas International 2019. We all know that the “preference” was not granted.
This year, I am posting about The Miss Globe and the sole Binibini on their wish-list for Bb. Pilipinas Globe 2020. Earlier this week, I privately greeted Mias Sta. Ana Pilar of MCGP and TMG “Happy Birthday” and segued into asking her who she wants to be the next Philippine representative to The Miss Globe 2020. That is, if she had a say on the selection.
Without hesitation, she immediately replied:
Will the wish of Mias come true?
After the release of the new sets of official photos and yesterday’s Ever Bilena Beauty Tour by the Bb. Pilipinas 2020 candidates, normannorman.com is sharing with you his 2nd Round Picks that should set up things nicely for the Press Presentation that will happen on March 17. Take note that I arranged the #Binibinis according to the order of my preference and not by numbers anymore:
Samantha Bernardo of Palawan
Karen Laurrie Mendoza of Iloilo
Gabrielle Basiano of Borongan, Eastern Samar
Hannah Arnold of Masbate
Patrizia Garcia of Manila
Honey Cartasano of Rizal
Alexandra Mae Rosales of Laguna
Cindy Obeñita of CDO, Misamis Oriental
Vickie Marie Rushton of Negros Occidental
Carina G. Cariño of La Union
Hazel Ortiz of Pasig
Pat Babista of Quezon Province
Francesca Taruc of Angeles City, Pampanga
Danica Joy Acuña of Romblon
Maureen Montagne of Batangas
Alexandra Faith Garcia of Olongapo
Jash Dimaculangan of Camarines Sur
Samantha Alexandra Panlilio of Cavite
Shanon Tampon of Caloocan
Kimberly Anne Tiquestiques of Balagtas, Bulacan
As of today, the competition is still wide open for all the ladies. The leaderboard, though, is starting to take shape more clearly, such that if the Grand Coronation Night will happen later, the potential titleholders are Samantha Bernardo, Karen Laurrie Mendoza, Gabrielle Basiano, Hannah Arnold and Patrizia Garcia, with Honey Cartasano and Alexandra Mae Rosales as runners-up.
But with the remaining pre-pageant counting more than a month and a half to go, anything can still happen. Samantha Bernardo is looking like my only surefire winner at this point.