In partnership with Operation Smile Philippines, the Bb. Pilipinas 2016 Queens – Miss Universe Philippines Maxine Medina, Bb. Pilipinas International Kylie Verzosa, Bb. Pilipinas Intercontinental Jennifer Hammond, Bb. Pilipinas Supranational Joanna Eden, Bb. Pilipinas Grand International Nicole Cordoves, Bb. Pilipinas Globe Nichole Manalo and runners-up Angelica Alita & Jehza Huelar – came in full force to Sta. Ana Hospital in Manila to bring warmth and cheers to the young cancer patients in the medical institution.
Truthfully, our Queens enjoy every bit of charity visits and activities BPCI would schedule for them to grace, most eapecially when the kids are involved in the same. And to see them complete is always a welcome bonus. In just a couple of months, they will start competing abroad one by one. So it’s good that the more heartwarming turns like this are being done before they get too busy preparing for their respective missions. 🙂
At the Sta. Ana Hospital, our lovely Binibinis brought smiles and positivity to the patients and their families (Photo credit: Bruce Casanova)
Yesterday was particularly special for the Binibinis of Bb. Pilipinas 2016 as they performed charity work at the Sta. Ana Hospital for Operation Smile Philippines. Aside from being cool and comfy wearing sneakers or rubber shoes, they were also at home mingling with the patients of the medical institution. After all, doing this type of activity allows them to really let their hair down and get more interactive with everyone – especially the children and babies confined.
It makes me miss the Fiesta Carnival Day of yesteryears when the Official Candidates would meet up with kids from the orphanage, while spending a couple of hours enjoying the rides and feasting on hotdogs, cotton candies and the like. Sigh.
The Binibinis getting briefed before they mixed with the patients
The Bb. Pilipinas 2015 Queens (left to right): 1st Runner-Up Hannah Sison, Bb. Pilipinas Supranational Rogelie Catacutan, Bb. Pilipinas International Janicel Lubina, Miss Universe Philippines Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach, Bb. Pilipinas Intercontinental Christi McGarry, Bb. Pilipinas Tourism Ann Colis and 2nd Runner-Up Kimverlyn Suiza pose in front of Sta. Ana Hospital
Christi McGarry being a big sister to the kids
The Bb. Pilipinas 2015 Queens went to Sta. Ana Hospital to continue the commitment of BPCI to Operation Smile Philippines
Everyone was accounted for – Miss Universe Philippines Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach, Bb. Pilipinas International Janicel Lubina, Bb. Pilipinas Intercontinental Christi Lynn McGarry, Bb. Pilipinas Supranational Rogelie Catacutan, Bb. Pilipinas Tourism Ann Lorraine Colis, 1st Runner-Up Hannah Ruth Sison and 2nd Runner-Up Kimverlyn Suiza. And all seven of them made sure that the time spent with the kids was more than worth it. 😀
Ann, Janicel, Kim, Pia, Hannah, Rogelie and Christi Lynn spent quality time with the kids of Operation Smile
The Bb. Pilipinas 2015 Official Candidates with the Operation Smile kids at Enchanted Kingdom
It was a day both fun-filled and rewarding for the Bb. Pilipinas 2015 Official Candidates at the Enchanted Kingdom. Together with the kids from Operation Smile, the thirty-four (34) Binibinis acted as big sisters. They tried most of the kiddie rides, dared with the more nerve-wracking attractions and ate with everyone.
One can also spot the ladies who are really cool with the young ones and game enough to babysit them for the entire duration of the theme park visit.
Operation Smile is lucky to have BPCI as a major charity beneficiary.
Below are more images from the trip.
Bonding with Operation Smile kids is second nature for the Binibinis
Like kids again even for just one day, these Binibinis
All images are courtesy of Bruce Casanova.
Our Bb. Pilipinas 2014 Queens fulfilled an Operation Smile mission at Sta. Ana Hospital
MJ bonding with the kids
It was a fulfilling mission our Bb. Pilipinas 2014 Queens went through when they visited the Sta. Ana Hospital for Operation Smile.
The ladies – Miss Universe Philippines 2014 MJ Lastimosa, Bb. Pilipinas International 2014 Bianca Guidotti, Bb. Pilipinas Supranational 2014 Yvethe Santiago, Bb. Pilipinas Tourism 2014 Parul Shah and 2nd Runner-up Hannah Sison – acted like big sisters to the kids who were scheduled to be operated on their cleft lips and palates. Prior to the surgeries, they played with the little ones and made sure that the latter bravely took on the procedure. And Parul took things one step further when she actually provided assistance in one of them.
Bb. Pilipinas Tourism 2014 Parul Shah assisting in the medical procedure.
Kudos to our Queens for having big hearts for the cause! 😀
A quick look at Molly’s schedule during her visit to the Philippines
When Miss Universe 2013 Maria Gabriela Isler arrives in Manila next month for a 5-day visit, she will be in for a whirlwind of activities right from the moment she alights from the private jet provided for the trip.
An Invitational Press Conference awaits before she gets to be whisked to a (still-to-be-confirmed) courtesy call to President Benigno Aquino III at Malacanang Palace.
The following day will be more meaningful with a scheduled trip to Tacloban City to take part in relief efforts for the victims of ST Haiyan/Yolanda. She will be accompanied by MUO President Paula Shugart and BPCI Officials.
A Welcome Dinner is set where she will lead the ceremonies in handing over the new Miss Universe sashes to former Philippine winners Gloria Diaz and Margarita Moran.
March 30 will see Molly guesting on the ABS-CBN noontime show ASAP before getting dolled up for the Bb. Pilipinas 2014 Coronation Night where she will serve as one of the judges, as well as assist in the crowning of the winners.
It’s Operation Smile day on March 31 where she will be joined by the newly-elected Bb. Pilipinas winners. Photoshoots are also on the agenda.
Departure date is set for April 1.
Be it black&white (above) or in color (below), the smiles of our Bb. Pilipinas beauties exude the same warmth and sincerity. (Photo credit: Jory Rivera/OPMB Worldwide)
A sampling of Bb. Pilipinas 2013 smiles. Who has the sweetest among them? (Photo credit: Jory Rivera/OPMB Worldwide)
…Or you may like the smiles of (l-r) Herlie Kim, Carin or Abby? (Photo credit: Jory Rivera/OPMB Worldwide)
This is a continuation of our post on the Operation Smile activity of the Bb. Pilipinas 2013 Official Candidates together with the five winners of Bb. Pilipinas 2012. Led by Miss Universe Philippines 2012 Janine Tugonon and Bb. Pilipinas-International 2012 Nicole Schmitz, the ladies can be counted upon to give joy to the young patients of the wonderful organization. Bb. Pilipinas-Tourism 2012 Katrina Dimaranan also helped out, together with Miss Supranational Philippines 2012 Elaine Kay Moll and 2nd Runner-Up Ali Forbes. 🙂