The reigning winners
Binibining Cebu 2018 to Celebrate the Story of the Cebuana this Friday
Cebu will witness a spectacle it has never seen before during the crowning of the next Binibining Cebu on October 19, Friday, in the Pacific Grand Ballroom of the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino.
The opening production tells the story of the Cebuana through the decades. Over 150 individuals are set to carry out performances on a backdrop conceptualized by design genius Kenneth Cobonpue. The stage will utilize digital technology provided by Epson for the first time in Cebu with direction and choreography by Victor Cuenco. With music curated by Barney Borja and sound mastered by Monching Payumo, the scoring features the 30-piece Cebu Philharmonic Orchestra, the 15-piece Bogo rondalla, the 10-man Lupon anduyo percussion ensemble and the Primiero choral group. The performers are proudly Cebuano including Luke Mejares, Missing Filemon, Jewel Villaflores, and Kenneth Corvera. The different aspects of today’s Cebuana will emerge as she sashays in swimwear by Solti Activewear and in evening gowns by internationally-acclaimed fashion designer Cary Santiago with shoes and accessories by Shandar.
Be sure not to miss this extraordinary celebration of Cebuano creativity, beauty, and talent as the country’s biggest pageant draws to a close. Doors open at 6:00 PM. Tickets are priced at Php3,000, Php2,000, Php1,500, Php1,000 and general admission at Php500. For ticket reservations and inquiries, you may visit the Binibining Cebu Office in the Ground Floor of The Greenery, Kasambagan or call Cess at 0906-263-3958.
Below are five of the strong favorites to do well in the upcoming Finals:
Steffi Pearson Aberasturi
Sharon Grace Angel
This must be a Cebu dedication day for the blog. After posting about Miss Cebu 2014, the reigning Miss Cebu Namrata Neesha L. Mudrani and Miss Cebu 2012 Pierre Anther Infante, here comes another beauty from the Queen City of the South. And according to sources, she is very much ready to try her luck in Bb. Pilipinas 2014.
Her name is Sharon Grace D. Angel.
An alumna of University of San Jose-Recoletos, she had her first taste of joining national pageants with Mutya ng Pilipinas 2010 where she made it to Top 5 and placed 2nd Runner-Up to Carla Lizardo, Barbara Salvador and Christi McGarry. In the same year, the organizers named her Top Model of the World Philippines. And last 2012, she wore the Miss Casino Filipino Cebu sash en route to the bigger Miss Casino Filipino finals where she clinched 3rd Runner-Up to Lorraine de Guzman.
For now, the 5’9″ Cebuana – who’s turning 23 this year – wants to get a clearer shot at one of the Bb. Pilipinas titles. Will she be successful enough to make this her best year ever? 😉
Mutya 2010 Winners: (L-R) Suzette Hernandez, 2nd Runner-Up; Carla Lizardo, Mutya ng Pilipinas-Intercontinental 2010; Barbie Salvador, Mutya ng Pilipinas-Tourism International 2010; Christi Lynn McGarry, Mutya ng Pilipinas-Asia Pacific; and Sharon Grace Angel, 2nd Runner-Up (Photo credit: Bruce Casanova of OPMB Worldwide)
The Mutya ng Pilipinas 2010 winners were crowned during the glittering finals held at Resorts World Manila last Saturday, August 28. Three Filipinas were awarded with major beauty titles. Leading the way is Barbie Salvador (of Pangasinan) who was named Mutya ng Pilipinas-Tourism International, followed by Carla Lizardo (of Bicol) as Mutya ng Pilipinas-Intercontinental and Christi Lynn McGarry (of the Fil. Community – East Coast USA) as Mutya ng Pilipinas-Asia Pacific. Completing the Top 5 are 1st Runner-Up Suzette Hernandez (of Batangas) and 2nd Runner-Up Sharon Grace Angel (of Lapu-Lapu City).
Mutya ng Pilipinas-Tourism International 2010 Barbie Salvador: after failing to win in the Binibining Pilipinas, she achieved triumph as Mutya. (Photo credit: Bruce Casanova of OPMB Worldwide)
Mutya ng Pilipinas-Intercontinental 2010 Carla Lizardo: first-time lucky indeed since the Mutya is her first-ever national beauty pageant. (Photo credit: Bruce Casanova of OPMB Worlwide)
Mutya ng Pilipinas-Asia Pacific 2010 Christi Lynn McGarry: the pride of the Filipino Community of the US East Coast is now a full-pledged Mutya. (Photo credit: Briuce Casanova of OPMB Worldwide)
If you remember the blog I posted last Saturday morning about my fearless forecast of the Mutya ng Pilipinas 2010 outcome, I actually got 4 of the Top 5 correctly, with Barbie Salvador on top. I just ended up switching the other ladies and missed Suzette Hernandez who is in my Top 10.
Many thanks to Mr. Will Hsu (Executive Director of Monsters Centaur Production Inc. which organized this year’s pageant) and Mr. Sam dela Cruz for the constant coordination and invites.
The Mutya ng Pilipinas 2010 winners doing the wave of victory. (Photo credit: OPMB Worldwide)
Congratulations to all the winners! 😉
Tonight will be the crowning of Mutya ng Pilipinas 2010 at Resorts World Manila. I have decided to rank them according to who I feel will be the winners tonight so as to make this more of a fearless forecast than anything else.
MY TOP 5
My pick for Mutya ng Pilipinas-International: #19 Barbie Salvador
My pick for Mutya ng Pilipinas-Tourism: #11 Sharon Grace Angel
My pick for Mutya ng Pilipinas-Overseas Communities (and possibly the Miss Intercontinental slot): #8 Christi Lynn McGarry
My pick for Mutya ng Pilipinas-1st Runner-Up: #2 Carla Lizardo
My pick for Mutya ng Pilipinas 2nd Runner-Up: #6 Shihan Go (she reminds me of Kim Chiu!)
MY TOP 10
#23 Kim de Guzman
#15 Ronalyn Raymundo
#1 Suzette Hernandez
#13 Cheenie Sy
#20 Cheysen Capuno
From the 10 above, I pick Barbie Salvador to take it all the way. If the main winner will be sent to Miss Asia-Pacific International (hopefully, one will be organized this year), she is the one best prepared, having previously joined Binibining Pilipinas. And should this contest be hosted in the Asian region once again, all the more that she is the best fit to represent the Philippines with her delicate blend of morena features and bubbly personal style. As for Christi Lynn McGarry, she is – hands down – the best from the overseas communities so this one is anti-climactic. She could also be tailor-made for the Miss Intercontinental competition in Europe after representing us in the Top Model of the World 2010. Sharon Grace Angel for the Tourism title for me is a close decision because I’ve been dilly-dallying between her and Carla Lizardo, who ended as my 1st Runner-Up. I awarded the title to Sharon because she exudes the more queenly and statuesque aura that should benefit the Philippines better in the Miss Tourism International tilt. On the other hand, Shihan Go is my 2nd Runner-Up and rightfully so. This Fil-Chinese charmer – who is a deadringer for teen star Kim Chiu – has bright potentials to win but still relatively unpolished in some areas.
If we look at the rest of the 10, I would pick any one of them as possible spoilers, especially Suzette Hernandez and Kim de Guzman.
Let’s see who will take home the crown/s tonight! 😉
18 of the 24 Mutya ng Pilipinas 2010 candidates in one of their sponsor visits.
The 24 Official Candidates of Mutya ng Pilipinas 2010 in their individual headshots below…
Ma. Tanchellie Lobete
Aileen Ella Dungo
Christ Lynn McGarry
Sharon Grace Angel
Jhayne Ann Mundo
Kim de Guzman
The Viva Pilipinas! Mutya ng Pilipinas Coronation Night will be this coming Saturday, August 28, 2010, at the Resorts World Manila. The TV telecast over ABS-CBN will be on September 5, 2010 at 10:30 pm. 😉