I started this snippets series in my social media accounts. I am sharing them now – four at a time. Hopefully, I can finish all forty (40) Binibinis.
All photos taken by Miguel Edralin for normannorman.com.
Annalena Valencia Lakrini
I had difficulty remembering her full name the very first time I was personally introduced to her acquaintance. I got stuck with Anna as soon as I felt so awestruck with her imposing height. We talked about the silliest topics during that meeting, but it was more than enough to see through her pleasant character and gentle disposition.
Soon enough, #AnnalenaValenciaLakrini assumed the #Binibini25 hashtag. The Province of Bataan must be feeling proud of their representative. And whatever happens in Binibining Pilipinas 2022, I reckon that she will call my name out – Tito Norman! – everytime we see each other.
#Cebu has always been a treasure trove of winning beauties in the national level of pageantry. Some of its Queens have also figured out well internationally. And so it comes as no surprise that one of two Cebuana Binibinis in Binibining Pilipinas 2022 is being tagged as part of the favorites to win a crown.
#Binibini23 Nicole Borromeo can easily be in the running as one of the prime faces in this year’s batch. She won’t stop at that, however. Eyes on the prize!
When you’re someone like #Binibini26 Cyrille Payumo of Porac, Pampanga who is genetically gifted with legs that stretch for days, chances are that towering over others is an everyday advantage. Add to that her beautiful face and we have a Binibini who can stand head and shoulders above the competition.
Having already won a pandemic-affected international beauty title in the recent past, Cyrille can just sit back and not worry about reaching for another national victory. Not this Kapampangan, though. She wants to experience the whole nine yards of it all, fruitful physical reign included.
The biggest driving force in her bid for a Binibining Pilipinas 2022 crown is the huge social media presence that helps in creating impact to an established fanbase in different parts of the country.
#Binibini8 Herlene Nicole Budol of Angono, Rizal can pile up popularity points with just one TikTok post or YouTube vlog – not to mention the clips you can see of her on the Facebook newsfeed. For the uninitiated, this is uber demanding hard work on her part.
Stripped of the numbers, Herlene is void of pretensions. She is just as eager as the other Binibinis to prove her worthiness as a winner – and a deserving one at that.