Tomorrow, the #phenomenalwomen of Miss Universe Philippines 2021 will depart for Bohol to start the final leg of their journey to the #Filipina crown.
Let us wish all of them the best of health and stamina. The next five (5) days will prove to be most crucial for everyone, including the organization and the production team.
For now, let me share the ladies who are occupying the sixteen (16) highest spots in my personal “Pre-Bohol” assessment to date.
The rankings may change once I release my Final Predictions next week. But for now, here they are.
Beatrice Luigi Gomez
Katrina Jayne Dimaranan
Steffi Pearson Aberasturi
Leren Mae M. Bautista
Victoria Velasquez Vincent
Janela Joy Cuaton
Izabella Jasmine Umali
Simone Nadine Bornilla
Chella Grace Falconer
Ingrid Teresita Santamaria
Photo credit: MUPH X BYS Cosmetics PH
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As for a new take on Preliminary Swimsuit and Evening Gown Competitions, it is about to take off at the Clark International Airport.
Witness the finalists sashay to their hearts’ content on a long runway tomorrow, 7PM!
Who’s excited to see the ultimate fight for the most coveted crown in the country?! Book your KTX Season Pass now to witness the battle of the best among the best!
#MissUniversePhilippines2021 #MUPHSisterhood #PhenomenalWoman #InspireYou
#TurningPhenomenal Series No. 5
You know a beautiful face when you see one. And this Cebuana’s loveliness needs no explanation. The camera loves her, just as people around fall for her undeniable presence instantly. The familiar look needs to go beyond the shores of Cebu and sail to the nationals.
Steffi Pearson Aberasturi reigned as Binibining CEBU 2018. To be honest, it was only a matter of sweet time then before leveling up to a bigger competition. But then, the pandemic happened and all bets are off. Previous plans jumped back to square one.
In 2021, will #MandaueCity field Steffi in Miss Universe Philippines? I don’t see why not. She is as #phenomenal as it gets. All the years of regional/provincial pageant exposures have prepared her for this, imho.
I clasp my hands and hope to see her making the beeline for the big league. The time is now.
This coming January 13, Steffi Pearson Aberasturi will crown her Binibining Cebu successor. And after that, she will be free to choose the next path to take in the pageant world or otherwise. Will this pretty Cebuana take one step forward and go for Miss Universe Philippines 2020? Or will she wait it out for half a year first before setting herself up for Miss World Philippines 2020? I know that she has been eyeing the latter.
But let’s make it a bit more crowded because she can also sign up for Bb. Pilipinas 2020 if she wants to.
Steffi is ready to go big time in 2020. And she will get all the support needed in whichever national competition she finally decides ti give her commitment to.
Binibining Cebu 2018 Steffi Pearson Aberasturi
The Binibining CEBU 2018 Titleholders in new photos taken by Dan Douglas Ong.
Binibining Cebu 2018 Steffi Pearson Aberasturi
Binibining Cebu Tourism 2018 Kim Covert
Binibining Cebu Charity 2018 Tracy Maureen Perez
Binibining Cebu Heritage 2018 Lou Dominique Piczon
Binibining Cebu Ecology 2018 Isabela Deutsch
Except for Kim Covert who’s already a single mom, I bet the four others have bright futures in national pageantry, specifically Bb. Pilipinas or Miss World Philippines.
Your thoughts, dear readers?
Crowned winners all
Last night at the Pacific Ballroom of Waterfront Hotel Cebu City, Steffi Pearson Aberasturi of Mandaue City proved the mightiest over 52 other candidates after she was crowned Binibining Cebu 2018. And she stayed true to her top favorite status from start to finish. She was crowned by last year’s Apriel Smith.
No runners-up were names and instead, four more titles were handed out to Binibining Cebu Tourism 2018 Kim Covert, Binibining Cebu Charity 2018 Tract Maureen Perez, Binibining Cebu Heritage 2018 Lou Dominique Piczon and Binibining Cebu Ecology 2018 Isabela Deutsch.
Apriel Smith crowning her successor Steffi Pearson Aberasturi
The panel of judges include Chairman of the Board Arnold Vegafria, Reina Hispanoamericana 2017 Teresita Ssen Marquez, MAPI’s Jacqueline Tan-Sainz and Miss Asia Pacific International 2018 1st Runner-Up Gabriela Palma among others.
The outgoing winners – Apriel Smith, Samantha Lo, Maria Gigante, Ingrid Gerodias and Kathleen Lendio were at their most regal during their farewell walk where they wore creations by Cary Santiago.
The 2017 winners during their Farewell Walk
Congratulations to all the winners!
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
Today, your blogger is off to the Queen City of the South to join the judging panel for the Preliminary Swimsuit and Evening Gown Competition of Binibining Cebu 2018 to be held tonight at The Tent at Mandani Bay in Mandaue City. I have been looking forward to this invitation for the longest. I am truly honored to have been given the opportunity to take part in the selection.
This is an important pre-pageant event for the biggest regional beauty competition in the Philippines as it will determine 2/3 of the scores that will bring twenty (20) of the Official Candidates closer (much like Miss Universe) to the first cut that will be announced on Finals Night come October 19 at the Waterfront Hotel and Casino Cebu City.
Here are the ladies vying for the five (5) crowns at stake:
Get the chance to be part of Cebu's Origin Models via their Summer Workshop
If you are based in the Queen City of the South or are planning to spend time this coming April-May on vacation there, then I can maybe interest you to enroll in the Summer Workshop of Cebu Modelle Institute in cooperation with Origin Models Mamagement where you can be mentored by the likes of Cynthia Thomalla, Gazini Ganados and the Aberasturi sisters.
Read the press release below:
Get a chance to be part of ORIGIN MODELS MANAGEMENT and be part of the family with Cebu top models-guest speakers Daina Nelson, Gazini Christiana Ganados Ewamer Apriel Smith, Cynthia Thomalla, Aberasturi sisters and more . Enroll now!!!! Workshop starts on APRIL 5! For more information contact this number 09223121130
CMI Integrated workshop offers:
Basic Hair and Make up
Haute Couture Poses
Live Mannequin Poses for Ramp Modeling
in 12 modules sessions/classes which are held every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 1:00 pm onwards.
Tuition fee is PhP5,000.00. Installment basis is allowed, just register at PhP1,000 upon enrollment and your balance can be paid on a weekly basis.
Graduation will be held in one of the malls in Cebu City by way of a fashion show.
Enrollment is now going on!!!!
Summer workshop starts on April 5.