It’s all about the best fit for each of the international beauty competitions that the three winners will be sent to. This is the basis for my fearless picks for Binibining Pilipinas 2010. Representatives to the Miss Universe, Miss World and Miss International should have the specific mold and variety that each pageant is likely to favor. For example, I have learned time and again that a Bb. Pilipinas-International should have a pretty face first that should be truly attractive to a regional public (the contest will be held in China, but with still heavy Japanese influences). For Miss World, the national titleholder will benefit best if she is a bit on the dusky side with a generous hint of exotic features. Some people might quip…”but Julia Morley’s group prefers caucasians or blondes!” Yes, that is true, but since the Philippines can never produce someone in that category, better source a bet who is identifiably Filipina with global potentials. As for Miss Universe, this is the more difficult to size up as of late. We know for a fact that Donald Trump strongly favors Eastern Europeans, but can be easily weighed down by the judges if the latter sees a Latina or Asian being more qualified to win. Fashion Model-types have also been given extra premium in recent years. Henceforth, it would be wise to field in a statuesque Filipina with excellent runway skills, distinct facial features that do not easily give away her nationality and an all-together vibrant personality that craves for attention without begging for it.
With this in mind, here are my predictions for Binibining Pilipinas 2010 which will culminate in a lavish pageant tomorrow night at the Araneta Coliseum with a slightly delayed telecast over GMA-7:
My Top 5
Gwendoline Ruais for Bb. Pilipinas-Universe!
Maria Venus Raj for Bb. Pilipinas-World!
Krista Mae Kleiner for Bb. Pilipinas-International!
Mary Ann Misa for 1st Runner-Up!
Dianne Necio for 2nd Runner-Up!
Here are the remaining five ladies in my Top 10:
Mariella Castillo - Top 10!
Ana Marie Morelos - Top 10!
Nicole Kaufmann - Top 10!
Helen Nicolette Henson - Top 10!
Jam Charisa Libatog - Top 10!
As the title of this blog suggests, I predict that the half-breeds will win – Gwendoline (6’1″) is half-French, Maria Venus (5’10”) is half-Indian, and Krista Mae (5’8″) is half-American. Of course, my dear readers, you can take my selections with a grain of salt or otherwise. I have followed the Binibining Pilipinas for the longest time, and I am fairly confident with my choices for the Top 3, even if the runner-up positions are always open to switches depending on which girls will turn on the additional heat during crunch time, i.e., the question-and-answer portion.
Let’s see how this will compare with the actual results tomorrow night.
P.S. I am in the US right now until March 14 so I may not be able to watch the pageant on TV. My family will be on a road trip to Grand Canyon and Lake Havasu, Arizona tomorrow and I’m not happy that there might not be a strong internet connection where I can possibly get a live streaming of the same. At any rate, I wish all the 24 candidates the best of luck!!!