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:
#Binibini1 Samantha Alexandra Panlilio
#Binibini4 Patrizia Garcia
#Binibini7 Shanon Tampon
#Binibini9 Patricia Denise Babista
#Binibini10 Shaira Rona
#Binibini11 Maureen Montagne
#Binibini13 Samantha Bernardo
#Binibini14 Hazel Ortiz
#Binibini15 Cindy Obeñita
#Binibini16 Alexandra Mae Rosales
#Binibini17 Justine Felizarta
#Binibini18 Karen Laurrie Mendoza
#Binibini21 Hannah Arnold
#Binibini23 Gabrielle Basiano
#Binibini25 Carina Cariño
#Binibini27 Jashmin Dimaculangan
#Binibini28 Francesca Taruc
#Binibini29 Honey Cartasano
#Binibini32 Danica Acuña
#Binibini36 Vickie Marie Rushton
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.
In today’s activity of the Bb. Pilipinas 2020 Official Candidates, real-life artists/painters transform our #Binibinis into artists themselves at the Gateway Gallery.
In this entry are photos and a video clip from the activity.
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.
The winners of Miss Iloilo 2020 as photographed by Dencio Natividad
When the winners of Miss Iloilo 2020 were proclaimed last night at the West Visayas State University, the organizers made sure that they crowned three titleholders who will each head straight to screen for the three biggest national pageants – namely Miss Universe Philippines 2020, Bb. Pilipinas 2020 and Miss World Philippines 2020.
First off, here is the final tally of the winners:
Miss Iloilo Universe 2020: Rabiya Mateo
Miss Iloilo Binibini 2020: Karen Laurrie Mendoza
Miss Iloilo World 2020: Ann Palmares
1st Runner Up: Kheshapornam Ramachandran
2nd Runner Up: Sharamie Solocio
I say that these three ladies will screen for their respective national pageant assignments because winning Miss Iloilo does not automatically qualify them as Official Candidates after being crowned. They will still go through the entire process of application and screening. There could be an edge for them, but they still need to step up and convince the panel that they deserve to be chosen.
Rabiya Mateo will screen for Miss Universe Philippines 2020
Karen Laurrie Mendoza will screen for Bb. Pilipinas 2020
Ann Palmares will screen for Miss World Philippines 2020
What do you think of the three Ilongga entries to the nationals, dear readers?
Photo credit: Dencio Natividad
The son and daughter of two former Bb. Pilipinas titleholders grabbed two of the six titles at stake in the finals of GLobal Asian Model Philippines 2019.
Joshua de Sequera, son of former Miss Maja Pilipinas (but who went on to Miss World) Marina Benipayo was adjudged Male Winner of GLobal Asian Model Philippines 2019. Ashley Subijano Montenegro, daughter of Miss World 1994 Top 10 Finisher Caroline Subijano, was named as the very first Miss Charm Philippines and will represent the country in the inaugural edition of Miss Charm International in Vietnam next month.
Cebu-based model Daina Nelson partnered with De Sequera as Female Winner of GLobal Asian Model Philippines 2019.
Los Angeles Fil-Am import Daumier Corilla grabbed the Manhunt Philippines honor and will be host delegate in Manhunt International that will be held in Manila come February, 2020.
Meanwhile, Davao bet Mico Teng was proclaimed Mister Global Philippines and will be Thailand-bound for Mister Global 2020. Finally, Karen Laurrie Mendoza was chosen as representative of the country in next year’s Supermodel International which will also take place in the Land of Smiles.
In the same event, the key individuals behind Miss Universe Philippines Organization were formally presented as a prelude to next month’s Press Conference. But more about this on a separate blog.
Congratulations to all the winners!