Above are just 36 of the ladies who are being screened right now for Miss World Philippines 2018. More should already be inside the restricted judging area. Around sixty-five (65) aspirants are expected to take part.
The more familiar faces and names who showed up so far are: Katarina Rodriguez, Kim de Guzman, Maureen Montagne, Arienne Calingo, Elaiza Alzona, Rose Murphy, Jerelleen Rodriguez, Maria Gail Tobes, Alyssa Muhlach Alvarez, Pearl Hung and Chanel Morales.
Photos by Joy Arguil
Kim de Guzman
Alyssa Muhlach Alvarez
Maria Gail Tobes
Patrik and Rose
I don’t deny my developing friendships and fondness for the forty Binibinis of Bb. Pilipinas 2018. After all, this was the same scenario in the last two years when I really went out of my way to be close to all the candidates so I can size them up better in terms of personality and Queen-worthiness.
During the Store Tour last week at Ali Mall, my colleague Mario Dumaual (of ABS-CBN) was teasing me to no end. When his crew was filming the arrival of the Binibinis at Pizza Hut, they were able to capture every single one of them giving me a buss on the cheek while in line according to number. Perhaps, it is something that I treasure in the coverage. They have started to trust me in a way that I would always spin positivity about them instead of posting unpleasant thoughts of divisiveness. I know that this is still a tough competition first and foremost. But I want all forty to enjoy the journey and collect good memories all throughout. Every minute I spend with them is very much appreciated. I will just worry about separating the potential winners from the rest once the date of the Coronation Night is just 2-3 days away.
For now, Happy Valentine’s Day to all the Binibinis and to you, my dear readers!
Every year for the past few, the Bb. Pilipinas Official Candidates make their usual visits to Manhattan Garden City, the well—appointed condominium buildings at the Araneta Center developed in cooperation with Megaworld Properties. The Binibinis of 2018 just dropped by the place this week and appreciated the cool digs that can be called #HomeForTheQueens.
Here are some photos of the ladies during the said activity.