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Here are Binibinis 1-19 of Bb. Pilipinas 2020
Project Manager: Bessie Besana
Creative Director: Jed Velasco
Photographer: Don Caras & Yukie Sarto
Head Fashion Stylist: Vhee Co
Head Make-Up Artist: Arnel Palmera
Set Designer: Myke Francis Mayores
Note: Binibini20 Thea Cenarosa was absent during the shoot due to a small accident at home that prevented her from reporting to the activity.
Left to right: Patrizia Garcia, Patricia Babista, Meiji Cruz, Shanon Tampon and Shaira Rona
Since the official swimwear photos of the 40 Binibinis of Bb. Pilipinas 2020 will be presented in four groups of ten on different days, it makes things a little easier to judge the standouts in each. By the time we finish with the last batch, we may have already come up with a relatively more definitive Top 20. Of course, it is not entirely fair for whichever group of ten has far more outstanding ladies than the other. At any rate, let’s do it since this will be based solely on photos.
For Binibinis 1-10, it is obvious that the two most crown-worthy contenders are #Binibini4 Patrizia Garcia and #Binibini9 Patricia Denise Babista. As reader Flor would put it, these two beauties can easily grab crowns if it were only the first ten ladies remaining.
I would personally add #Binibini8 Meiji Cruz and #Binibini7 Shanon Tampon for their pageant maturity. They are both beautiful as well. My fifth spot would be for #Binibini10 Shaira Rona because – aside from being the tallest here, she has the budding potential to shine far better when it matters most. I would love to see #Binibini1 Samantha Panlilio because of her excellent communication skills and pedigree. But then again, height still has its advantage in pageantry.
Looking forward to Binibinis 11-20 now. This is the group where it will be tougher to separate the upper from the lower half.
Here are Binibinis 1-10 in their official swimwear photos for Bb. Pilipinas 2020. Release of the next group of ten will not automatically follow so you can appreciate this group first, as per BPCI’s social media team.
Photography: Raymond Raymond Saldaña
Team : Arnie Vergara
Swimwear: Domz Ramos
Stylist: Vhee Co
Aura Nicole de Jesus
Accessories : Adam Rico de Guzman
Set design: Henry Reyes of HGR Event
Binibini15 Cindy Obeñita in Gil Macaibay III. Makeup by Aico Aljas
A virtual Santacruzan it will be for Bb. Pilipinas 2020. Because of the pandemic crisis, the Binibinis will have to be dolled up off-site and presented as sagalas online. It takes some getting used to, but this is already a sneak peek into the new normal – the BPCI way.
Below are three more ladies to feast your eyes on.
Binibini8 Meiji Cruz in crown, gown and accessories by Manny Halasan. Makeup by Drew Galleguez
Binibini10 Shaira Rona in Ray Bien Maglonzo. Makeup by Kiev Torres. Crown by Omar Sali
Binibini32 Danica Acuna in gown and crown by Carla Sabog Madrigal. Makeup by Lenard Vasquez
Binibini 23 Gabrielle Basiano in custom-made MY FREN by Ken Batino and makeup by Eugene Tiongson
After yesterday’s release of the Raymond Saldaña Official Photos for Bb. Pilipinas 2020, normannorman.com is posting its 1st Round of 20 Picks for the competition. In the order by which they are numbered now:
#Binibini1 Samantha Alexandra Panlilio
#Binibini4 Patrizia Garcia
#Binibini7 Shanon Tampon
#Binibini9 Patricia Denise Babista
#Binibini10 Shaira Rona
#Binibini11 Maureen Montagne
#Binibini13 Samantha Bernardo
#Binibini14 Hazel Ortiz
#Binibini15 Cindy Obeñita
#Binibini16 Alexandra Mae Rosales
#Binibini17 Justine Felizarta
#Binibini18 Karen Laurrie Mendoza
#Binibini21 Hannah Arnold
#Binibini23 Gabrielle Basiano
#Binibini25 Carina Cariño
#Binibini27 Jashmin Dimaculangan
#Binibini28 Francesca Taruc
#Binibini29 Honey Cartasano
#Binibini32 Danica Acuña
#Binibini36 Vickie Marie Rushton
Coming up with this list of 20 is already tough as it is. I had to sacrifice a few of the Binibinis because I initially had 23 (with the inclusion of Vianca Marcelo, Kimberly Anne Tiquestiques and Lesley Anne Ticaro). With 40 contenders, cutting them in half at this point is more ideal. I am confident, though, that the five (5) new titleholders will be among the ladies named above.
This will be the first of many meals for the Bb. Pilipinas 2020 Official Candidates at Pizza Hut around New Frontier Theater. Photos were taken during their activities yesterday courtesy of Araneta City.
Taco Bell and Dairy Queen will alternate as their dining options. Hopefully, they won’t overeat the outlet’s calorie-rich food items on the menu.
Today is the swimsuit pictorial of the Bb. Pilipinas 2020 Official Candidates with ace lensman Raymond Saldaña and stylist Vhee Co in-charge of the look and the shots.
The photos above give you an idea of the theme – perhaps paying homage to the Cherry Blossoms of Japan?
In the meantime, below is a photo grid of nine of the Binibinis with their looks for the day courtesy of the respective HMUAs.
One of the bright-eyed beautiful ladies who will file for Bb. Pilipinas 2020 today is Shaira Marie Rona, a 21 year-old stunner who was born and raised in Pampanga.
Shaira is currently living in Mandaluyong City where she took her Bachelor degree in Human Resource Development Management at the Rizal Technological University. She graduated with Latin Honor and was also one of the top 30 Outstanding Human Resource students of the Philippines last 2018.
This raven-haired beauty started her journey into pageantry back in 2016 when she from joined school pageants before crossing to national pageants. She was crowned Miss RTU 2016 and represented her school in Miss PASUC NCR where she took home the crown of Miss PASUC NCR 2016. After that, being she became the representative of National Capital Region in Miss PASUC NATIONAL. She was named 2nd Runner-Up here. She was also proclaimed Miss Mandaluyong 2018 and represented her city in Miss Millennial Philippines (watch video below). After that, she went for Miss Scuba Philippines 2018 and reached the Top 8 Finalists. Last year, she was in the Top 10 of Ambassadress of the World Philippines 2019.
Whew! That was quite a string of pageant participations in just a matter of four years. She has really polished herself in the game by now and is ready to conquer the bigger stage of Araneta Coliseum if she makes it as a Binibini for the 2020 edition.
Tomorrow, one of the beautiful Marine Ambassadors below will take it one big notch higher. She will be crowned as the worthiest to be titled Miss Scuba Philippines 2018 and become the country’s representative in Miss Scuba International 2018 to be held in Malaysia.
Who will the most precious one be?
Below are my Top 5 Favorites going into the Finals:
Find out during the Coronation Night at Chaos Manila. Show starts at 7pm.
See you there!
Photo credit: Allen Cabs