With the #COVID19 news all around, let’s brighten up your Sunday morning with the dusky beauty of #Binibini14 Hazel Ortiz of Pasig whose all-Pinay looks effortlessly stand out in the sea of Binibinis for Bb. Pilipinas 2020.
Photographer: Jai Murcillo Stylist/Creative Director: Shandy Montecarlo Lim Designer: Leo Almodal HMUA: Joseph Madrid Venue: RED Studio Queens Academy
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.
After yesterday’s release of the Raymond Saldaña Official Photos for Bb. Pilipinas 2020, normannorman.com is posting its 1st Round of 20 Picks for the competition. In the order by which they are numbered now:
Coming up with this list of 20 is already tough as it is. I had to sacrifice a few of the Binibinis because I initially had 23 (with the inclusion of Vianca Marcelo, Kimberly Anne Tiquestiques and Lesley Anne Ticaro). With 40 contenders, cutting them in half at this point is more ideal. I am confident, though, that the five (5) new titleholders will be among the ladies named above.
This will be the first of many meals for the Bb. Pilipinas 2020 Official Candidates at Pizza Hut around New Frontier Theater. Photos were taken during their activities yesterday courtesy of Araneta City.
Taco Bell and Dairy Queen will alternate as their dining options. Hopefully, they won’t overeat the outlet’s calorie-rich food items on the menu.
Hazel left for Chengdu, China today to take part in Miss Oriental Tourism 2017
Today, Hazel Ortiz departed for China to represent the country in the revived Miss Oriental Tourism Beauty Pageant which will take place in Chengdu from March 3-15. She was initially anticipated to join Bb. Pilipinas 2017, but the opportunity to represent the country in yet another international competition abroad came. This is the second time that she skipped on the nationals in favor of the guaranteed chance to compete abroad. You will all remember her wearing the Philippine sash during World Supermodel held in South Africa. But all in all, this will be her third after participating during a past edition of WCOPA in Long Beach, California as well.
Slimmers World Philippines – for which she reigned as Miss Bikini Philippines 2014 – is facilitating her trip to Chengdu.
Good luck in Miss Oriental Tourism Beauty Pageant, Hazel!
Hazel has already represented the Philippines in two international competitions. Is she ready for Bb. Pilipinas? (Photo credits: Ross Paris, Edmund Chua and JR Noses)
Interestingly, dusky Pinay beauty Hazel Ortiz has already worn the Philippine sash in two international competitions abroad the past few years. After she reigned as Slimmers World Miss Bikini Philippines 2014, she went on to Long Beach, California to participate in the WCOPA2015 in the female model category. Last year, she flew to Cape Town, South Africa where she was Miss Philippines during World Supermodel 2016. Both experiences gave her the polish and confidence to face up to bigger challenges in the pageant big league. Bb. Pilipinas, that is.
Will Hazel be one of the ladies trooping to the BPCI Office at the Araneta Coliseum on or before the February 24 deadline? I’m inclined to believe she is. And wouldn’t it be nice to have a smoldering hot beauty like her in this year’s roster?
Hi! Norman here. When I'm not working, I spend most of my free time planning on daily blogs. If you will notice, I always make sure that a fresh topic comes out everyday - not an easy thing to do but it's all good. Thanks for dropping by and enjoy the visit!
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