Never miss the chance of seeing the Binibining Pilipinas 2014 candidates in the flesh. Photos and videos could be deceiving because when I got the chance to see them the second time around, I learned to appreciate their beauty even more.
I arrived past 2pm last Saturday and the girls were already inside the DFA satellite office in AliMall. After a few minutes, they stepped out of the office and proceeded to Barrio Fiesta. But before they even reached the restaurant, they received loud cheers from fans who painstakingly waited for them outside the DFA office.
While the girls were munching on their merienda, the fans again waited for them for more than an hour. While passing time, I got to chat with some die-hard pageant fans. One of them is Mr Mike Herrera who came from the province just to have his photos signed by the girls. When it was finally time to say goodbye to the girls, the fans which had grown in number by this time, gathered outside Barrio Fiesta in hopes of seeing their favorite delegates.
Who stood out?
Vessica Sambo‘s exoctic-morena beauty really caught my eye. But aside from her, the glowing aura of Diana Arevalo, Yvethe Marie Santiago and Mary Anne Bianca Guidotti also caught my attention. This is the closest I ever got to the girls and I got to say there were new girls that impressed me with their stunning beauties this time around.
Kris Tiffany Janson is one of them. I now agree that she is a real charmer, though a bit shy. Joy Gangan, who made a mark with her fluid performance during the press presentation, also impressed me. Ladylyn Riva is also a living doll in person! Mary Jean Lastimosa got the loudest of cheers with some of her fans even bringing banners with her Binibini number on them.
While it is a contest and that the girls are being judged primarily on their physical appearance, it is interesting to note the positive message that one cheerful pageant fan said loudly while the girls are moving away: “Tandaan ninyo: lahat kayo magaganda!”