Since I have already blogged about the older (24, 25, 26, 27) Binibinis who comprise twenty-seven of the forty (40) contenders in this year’s roster, why don’t we look at the younger minority – the thirteen (13) ladies whose ages range from 19-23 years old.
They are distributed as follows:
#Binibini21 Anjame Magbitang
#Binibini17 Ma Ahtisa Manalo
#Binibini29 Samantha Avestruz
#Binibini2 Kathrine Ventura
#Binibini33 Stephanie Joy Abellanida
#Binibini34 Mary Joy de Castro
#Binibini9 Agatha Romero
#Binibini16 Annalita Vizcarra
#Binibini23 Ena Velasco
#Binibini31 Jehza Huelar
#Binibini32 Eva Patalinjug
#Binibini35 Sandra Lemonon
#Binibini37 Patrizia Garcia
Anjame Magbitang is the youngest among the Binibinis this year at age 19. And her youthfulness shows in large bundles, especially to her kababayan like myself who can still see through the child-like innocence in her eyes amidst the bevy of older and more highly-trained opponents. But she can be diligently groomed for a stronger comeback in the years to come. After all, her height of 5’11” is really imposing.
Hence, we look back at the most recent history of Bb. Pilipinas titleholders and Joanna Eden stands out as the youngest when she won the Bb. Pilipinas Supranational crown last 2016 also at age 19.
So we now gaze upon the ladies in older groups. And who do we see as potential choices for the titles at stake based on running performance?
There is Ahtisa Manalo at 20. There are Ena Velasco, Jehza Huelar, Eva Patalinjug, Sandra Lemonon and Patrizia Garcia – all 23. Now who do you think has the greater upper hand among them to zoom up to the second-highest spot in the final tally?
Time for a brand-new discussion, dear readers.
This is my “In the Spotlight” feature for your #Binibini34 Mary Joy ‘Mj’ de Castro, and the first solo feature I uploaded for this pretty Aces & Queens lass from Mindanao. Little has been forwarded to us about her credentials except for being a photographer and budding filmmaker from Davao del Norte who studied at the Ateneo de Davao University. I remember asking her during the camp’s Presentation Show about what will her short film be all about if she was to make one right after the competition.
“The film will definitely be about the ladies. I want to focus on them because it would be interesting to capture the daily activities and follow them on the road – see the highs and lows perhaps. That would be a film worth watching.”
Now before Mj starts to make a movie about the Binibinis, let us check out her personal interview video first so you can give your comments, dear readers.