Skip to main content

Bb. Pilipinas 2016: The Road to the Crown

By: En Nepomuceno

Last year we saw the Philippines proving to be called a beauty pageant powerhouse, having won 2 crowns under Binibining Pilipinas Charities Inc., the Miss Universe and Miss Globe.

Miss Globe crown courtesy of Bb. Pilipinas Tourism Queen International Anne Colis. Apart from Miss Globe, Bb. Pilipinas Intercontinental Christi Lynn McGarry landed as first runner-up at the Miss Intercontinental 2015 pageant. Bb. Pilipinas International Janicel Lubina also landed a spot in the semifinals at the 2015 Miss International pageant and won the Best Dresser Award. While Bb. Pilipinas Supranational Rogelie Catacutan made it as semifinalist at the 2015 Miss Supranational. But of course who would ever forget that Bb. Pilipinas Universe Pia Wurtzbach brought home the crown of the most prestigious Miss Universe pageant after being named as first runner-up to Miss Colombia by the host Steve Harvey. Pia is the 3rd filipina to bring the Miss Universe crown after Margie Moran (1973) and Gloria Diaz (1969).

Indeed, the Bb. Pilipinas 2015 batch reaped the fruits of their endeavour.



This year, the reigning queens were at the screening of this year's crop of hopeful who joined the search for  Bb. Pilipinas 2016. After months of accepting applications from girls all over the country, the globe I must say, since there were girls from different parts of the globe who have Filipino roots who also joined the search. 88 lovely ladies underwent the toughest screening yesterday held at the Novotel Hotel Cubao, Quezon City headed by BPCI Chair. Stella Marquez Araneta.

Some of the noticeable ladies who made it to the list of official candidates are; Bb. Pilipinas 2015 semifinalist Kylie Versoza, Bb. Pilipinas 2010 candidate Mariella Castillo, Bb. Pilipinas 2014 candidate Jeslyn Santos, Bb. Pilipinas 2014 candidate Angelique Celine De Leon, Bb. Pilipinas 2014 candidate Leonalyn Dela Cruz, Bb. Pilipinas 2014 semifinalist Nichole Manalo and Bb. Pilipinas 2015 candidate Paul Rich Bartolome.

Also, first time joiners who you would never ignore made it to the list of official candidates; Maria Gigante, Kim Delos Santos, Nichole Cordoves, Dindi Pajares, Tatiana Maher, Kristine Estoque, Miss Heritage 1st runner-up Daziella Gange, Miss Charity Queen International finalist Ysh Ramos to name a few.

We'll see more of these ladies in the coming days.

*photo collage courtesy of Norman Tinio of normannorman.com

Comments

Labels

Show more

Popular posts from this blog

Quick Fact Check: Who is Pearl Hung?

Miss World Philippines 2018 official candidate Pearl Hung rose to fame due to her interesting background story. She has a lot to tell.


Hung took the spotlight when she became a millionaire at the age of 21. She bought her first car at 18 with her own money. But is that all she got?

Here's what we need to know about Palawan's Millennial Entrepreneur Pearl Hung.

She was orphaned at the age of 3 when her parents passed away. And because of that incident, it motivated her to work with courage and determination. That's why she is a celebrated young entrepreneur in Palawan.


She engaged herself in different business until MLM came into her life. When she was 17, she attended seminar-workshop, and trainings that honed her to become successful.

After earning her million at a young age, she has since gone into speaking in different events sharing her success and her knowledge on financial literacy and entrepreneurship. She has become an inspiration and a motivational speaker to tho…

A UP Professor eyes to be Miss World Philippines 2018

If it's a battle of wit and credentials, Jerelleen Rodriguez will easily snatch the main crown or any of the titles.

She will surely leave you at awe with what she has to offer. This lass from Nasugbu, Batangas is a Cum laude graduate with a degree in BS Business Administration and Accountancy from the UP Diliman and a Certified Public Accountant who placed sixth in the October 2013 CPA board licensure examination. She is also a Professor at the University of the Philippines - Diliman for the Department of Accounting and Finance while studying law at the UP College of Law.



Aside from all of these, she is also a member of the National Union of People’s Lawyers, a Chief Finance Officer, MGC Holdings, Inc., an angel investment hub and an education advocate.


Aren't these enough for her to win any of the crowns?

She only has not the gift of gab and wit but of beauty as well.

Photos from Jerelleen's FB.

Igorota Queen's vying for the World

A 22 year-old Communication graduate from the University of Baguio hopes to be Miss World Philippines 2018.


Joemay Leo, an Igorota Queen from Tuba, Benguet made it to the official list of candidates of  this year's Miss World Philippines.

Leo doesn't have the drive in joining pageants when she was  younger not until she was chosen  to represent the high school department  for Miss University of Baguio 2011 which she later won. At 15, she had her first crown and the passion to join pageants was born where she reaped; Miss Tuba 2014, Miss Benguet 2014 first runner-up, Miss Baguio 2015 third runner-up and Miss Cordillera 2016.


She was an active student leader when she was still studying. In fact, she was awarded AY Foundation National Discipline awardee, JCI Youth Leadership Excellence awardee, Gerry Roxas Leadership awardee. Currently, she is serving as an SK Kagawad of her barangay.


Furthermore, she's an advocate of cultural awareness and sensitivity. She will surely give …