With the photo exhibit of Bb. Pilipinas 2017 at the Gateway Mall (featuring the Binibinis in their swimsuit and national costume photos), it is quite easy for me to pick the Best National Costume among the 39 shown, and I believe practically everyone agrees with this choice.
Kudos to Designer Pablo Mendez for creating the jaw-dropping masterpiece he did for your #Binibini32 Charmaine Elima. Absolutely breathless in my opinion, it is one that was inspired by the Nuestra Señora La Naval de Manila.
Your #Binibini32 in the Pablo Mendez creation inspired by the Nuestra Señora La Naval de Manila
Now, dear readers, I give you the floor to discuss on which one you favor the most among the different creations. 🙂
True to the promise of BPCI, Filipino designers were given the spotlight during the finals last Sunday night. And prior to that, the National Costume Competition also showcased their creativity. So allow me to feature a photo blog of fifteen of the evening gowns, including the new titleholders, runners-up and the rest of the Binibinis in the Top 15.
Miss Universe Philippines 2016 Maxine Medina in Rhett Eala
Bb. Pilipinas International 2016 Kylie Verzosa in Francis Libiran
Bb. Pilipinas Supranational 2016 Joanna Eden in Mark Bumgarner
Bb. Pilipinas Intercontinental 2016 Jennifer Hammond in Nat Manilag
Bb. Pilipinas Grand International 2016 Nicole Cordoves in Edwin Tan
Bb. Pilipinas Globe 2016 Nichole Manalo in Leo Almodal
1st Runner-Up Angelica Alita in Hannah Kong
2nd Runner-Up Jehza Huelar in Xioti Chiu
Top 15 placer Vina Openiano in Chico Estiva
Top 15 placer Dindi Pajares in Edwin Tan
Top 15 placer Apriel Smith in Dino Lloren
Top 15 placer Riana Pangindian in Pablo Mendez
Top 15 placer Edjelyn Joy Gamboa in Bessie Besana
Top 15 placer Kimberle Mae Penchon in Louis Pangilinan
All images courtesy of Joy Arguil for normannorman.com
Top 15 placer Roshiela Tobias in Rex Nicdao