At The 6th Manila of Novotel Manila Araneta City, the official Sendoff for Binibining Pilipinas Grand International 2021 Samantha Alexandra Panlilio was held in front of invited members of the mainstream and pageant media, including a live broadcast from Facebook.
Samantha is looking 100% ready for the competition. She is all set to depart for Phuket, Thailand early next week and promises to fight to the max and continue the winning streak of Cindy Obeñita and Maureen Montagne,
From all of us here at normannorman.com, we wish you the best!
Below are arrival photos of some of the Binibinis at Novotel Manila Araneta City where they will spend their week-long lockin for rehearsals, and final preparations for the July 11 Grand Coronation Night at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Alexandra Faith Garcia
Just in: Photos from the Thanksgiving and Press Conference in honor of Binibini 13 Alexandra Mae Rosales, alongside a truly sumptuous lunch at Mukbang Korean Fusion Grill & Bar in QC.
Less than two days before their week-long lock-in at Novotel Manila Araneta City for Binibining Pilipinas 2021, this tall and beautiful Lagunense is 100% ready to fight for one of the crowns at stake. She is in peak condition and focused on the task at hand.
The special event was organized by her handlers Meg Perez of Meg Perez Megamodels and Rodin Gilbert B.flores of Kagandahang Flores Camp.
Best of luck in the competition, Alex❣️ 😘
Outfit by Joemel Calma
MUA Grace Trias
Hair Marc Lein Villaflor Torres
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Alex and Meg Perez
Alex and Rodgil Flores
Shanon during the Pre-Pageant Swimsuit Presentation of Binibining Pilipinas 2021
Yesterday, I had an intimate lunch at Wolfgang’s Steakhouse in Podium with Binibini Shanon Tampon and her co-handlers – power couple Paul Izon Reyes and Jam Aquino of ProMedia and UltraLife. The purpose of the meeting was to give the Caloocan beauty some extra coaching and a firmer mindset as the homestretch of Binibining Pilipinas 2021 approaches.
You see, the lockin of the candidates will start on Monday, July 5 – a week-long stay at Novotel Manila Araneta City in view of the rehearsals and final assessments of the 34 Binibinis before the winners are crowned on July 11. And during this period, it is a must to maintain the proper disposition. Winning is the objective, but desperation is never an option. There needs to be a wholistic focus on the entire challenge. And this lady has really gone to great lengths in transforming herself into a potential winner. She may not be figuring out consistently in the early predictions of different pageant sites. But after the Swimsuit Presentation, she received encouraging feedbacks that gave her the positive momentum to keep on fighting.
During my interview with Shanon
I personally feel that Shanon could be a dark horse who can rise when you least expect it. Her immediate goal is make the Top 12, from where she will give her best to finish in the upper tier of the dozen. Rumors are floating that – aside from the four titles at stake – a 5th surprise crown is likely to be revealed on Grand Coronation Night. I really hope so. This is such a strong batch of Binibinis to choose winners from.
In the meantime, watch my short one-on-one with Binibini 6 whose second name is Jumaylh – which means “joyful smile”.
It was a Swimsuit Presentation that involved the taming of floor-length “wings” and the incessantly playful wind.
In a pasarela route that somehow mimicked the one during the Swimsuit Preliminaries of Miss Grand International 2020 at lebua atop the State Tower in Bangkok, the 34 Binibinis traversed the entire poolside of Novotel Manila Araneta City coming from the higher stagger of a split level portion, going down the steps and establishing midway in a small platform before finally walking freely around the landing of the pool area until the final pose.
It sure wasn’t easy for the uninitiated, moreso for someone who had to worry about how to avoid tripping on the flowing wings that tend to wrap around their legs or heels. Add to that the wind that loves to blow their hairs out of styling and you’ve got a scored preliminary event that is sure to separate the masters from the relative newbies.
Presented according to their numbers, below are the ones who stood out in my eyes. Mind you, I did not focus on curves. Instead, I checked on the ones who navigated their steps like pros and projected with ease and grace:
Patricia Denise Babista
Karen Laurrie Mendoza
Honey Grace Cartasano
Alexandra Faith Garcia
For sure, there will be differing opinions on some. But that is the beauty of this exercise. Every Binibini gave their best. So it all boils down to a matter of preference, I reckon.
Here are official photos from the send-off hosted by BPCI for Miss Universe Philippines 2019 Gazini Christiana Jordi Ganados for Miss Universe 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia, Resham Ramirez Saeed for Miss Supranational 2019 in Silesia, Poland and Emma Tiglao for Miss Intercontinental 2019 in Sharm El Shiekh, Egypt. Venue was the Monet Ballroom of Novotel Manila Araneta City.
Gazini, Resham and Emma will be flying to their assigned destinations in three different dates with the finals happening on December 6, December 8 and December 20, respectively.
The event also served as homecoming for The MISS GLOBE 2019 2nd Runner-Up Leren Mae M. Bautista.
Best of luck to the missions of our three remaining Queens of Bb. Pilipinas 2019!
Official photos from the send off hosted by Bb. Pilipinas (Official) for Bb. Pilipinas International 2019 Atty. Bea Patricia “Patch” Magtanong at Novotel Manila Araneta City. She will soon leave for Tokyo, Japan as the country’s representative in Miss International Beauty Pageant 2019.
All the best, Patch! 🇵🇭