Bb Pilipinas 2014: Head shots on exhibit at the Gateway Mall

Wondering where the official head shots of Binibining Pilipinas 2014 are? They are on exhibit at the Gateway Mall ground floor.

Since not all of these photos are available online, I took the chance yesterday to take a picture of all of the panels. Who do you think has the best face among them all?

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Bb Pilipinas 2014: Top 15 Best in National Costume

I WAS fortunate enough to witness the Bb Pilipinas 2014 National Costume Competition, which was part of the annual Fashion Show held last night at the Big Dome. As we all wait for the announcement of the Best in National Costume, let me play judge and enumerate the best girls and National Costumes for me.

Here are my considerations for choosing these girls. First, the costume must strongly reflect Philippine culture. Second, how the girl presented and carried her costume. I’m really not into the flamboyant, over-the-top designs. As long as each detail shows coherence to the costume’s theme and that the girl was able to give justice to the costume through a solid presentation, then that is enough to say it is a good national costume. (Photos from OPMB)

15 | Racquel Kabigting1888577_591574467597257_126028032_n

14 | Shauna Indra Curran1240580_591574264263944_2071499938_n

13 | Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach1977122_591574210930616_523444305_n

12 | Kris Tiffany Janson
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11 | Laura Victoria Lehmann
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10 | Diana Arevalo
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09 | Mary Jean Lastimosa
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08 | Vanessa Saliba

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07 | Yvethe Marie Santiago

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06 | Angelique Celine de Leon
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05 | Mary Ainjely Manalo
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04 | Joy Marie Gangan
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03 | Kimverlyn Suiza
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02 | Ladylyn Riva
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01 | Parul Shah

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If you don’t see your favorites here, they must be on my BIZZARE costumes list, to be published soon.

Happy weekend everyone! 🙂

They ‘werked it’! Bb Pilipinas 2014 Top 15 Web Interviews

“Communicating the intended message clearly and effectively is an important skill, which is often a key factor in deciding the chances of success.”

STILL remember Anna Theresa Licaros’ witty interview? How about Shamcey Supsup’s on-point answer to her question? They are just two living proofs that the best girl in the Q&A round wins the crown.

However, it really is hard to predict who will do well or falter in this round as we do not normally hear all the girls answer questions. That is why the web interviews are a welcome innovation as we are given an overview as to who will likely emerge victorious come coronation night.

This is a long overdue post, but I would want to share with you my favorite Binibining Pilipinas 2014 Web Interviews.

What were my criteria for picking these 15 girls? First, they should have a good command of the language they’re using. Second, they should be able to get the message across without going around the bush. Finally, they must be remarkable.

Here they are:

15 | Laura Victoria Lehmann
Not a fan of her voice, but she speaks with depth.

14 | Leonalyn Dela Cruz
Appreciated her beauty more as she’s telegenic. Add to that, she’s a good speaker, too.

13 | Kris Tiffany Janson
Styling is a miss, but can’t deny she’s a radiant beauty. And that eye trick is fun!

12 | Krischelle Halili
Girl, you speak well and your credentials are impressive. You’re acting is acceptable too, but that line was from “Bata, Bata, Paano Ka Ginawa?” not “Anak”.

11 | Janine Asanion
It’s a bird, it’s a plane, NO, it’s Jaja Boom! Simple but sticks to your brain.

10 | Diana Arevalo
No wonder she was hired as a welcome ambassadress in Macau. She’s very welcoming.

09 | Shauna Indra Salina Curran
“Blue Green is the color of the soul.” She’s an events host and a radio DJ, that speaks a lot about her.

08 | Ellore Noelle Punzalan
She gets plus points for speaking in our native tongue. Still not a fan of her beauty, though.

07 | Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach
Comfortable on camera, just the right amount of confidence and sass. Just natural.

06 | Kimverlyn Suiza
Pikachu! She caught me there.

05 | Mary Anne Bianca Guidotti
She needs to open her mouth more. Nevertheless, she still speaks well and is very endearing.

04 | Hanna Mariz dela Guerra
One of the most eloquent candidates and the most telegenic, too. Not a fan of those smokey eyeshadow, but I want her wishes to come true.

03 | Mary Jean Lastimosa
Bordering pageant patty, but you can’t ignore this girl. She speaks well, she’s telegenic, she’s a star.


02 | Joy Antonette Diaz
Not a fan of her beauty, but she’s really adorable in her interview. Good speaker!

01 | Angelique Celine De Leon
You “werked it” girl! Watch it and I’m sure you’ll agree.

Bb Pilipinas 2014: Web Interviews

The web interviews of this year’s Binibining Pilipinas official candidates are being rolled out on the pageant’s official social media sites.

To be honest, the videos are actually very “bitin” and sounded very scripted. It would’ve been better if the girls were asked to pick a question from a bowl then try to answer it as spontaneous as possible. Through that, we’ll have an idea as to who might do well in the all important Q&A portion during the coronation night. Anyway, having the girls talk about themselves, answer a single question and promote the coronation night in a minute is better than having no videos at all.

Here are the video playlist from the Bb Pilipinas official YouTube account:

Bb Pilipinas 2014: Binibini 1 to 10

Binibini #6 Anabel Christine G. Tia; Binibini #7 Aiza Faeldonia; Binibini #8 Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach; Binibini #9 Joy Antonette Diaz; Binibini #10 Shauna Indra Salina Curran

The Bb Pilipinas Charities Inc has finally confirmed the official numbering of this year’s candidates by posting these photos of the girls wearing their official numbers. From now on, they will be wearing the number on every activity until the finals on March 30.

Feast your eyes on these ladies (PART ONE):

Binibini #1 Julian Aurine Flores; Binibini #2 Mary Ainjey P. Manalo; Binibini #3 Joanna Angelica M. Romero; Binibini #4 Parul Shah; Binibini #5 Hanna Mariz D. Dela Guerra

Binibini #1 Julian Aurine Flores
Binibini #2 Mary Ainjey P. Manalo
Binibini #3 Joanna Angelica M. Romero
Binibini #4 Parul Shah
Binibini #5 Hanna Mariz D. Dela Guerra

Binibini #6 Anabel Christine G. Tia; Binibini #7 Aiza Faeldonia; Binibini #8 Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach; Binibini #9 Joy Antonette Diaz; Binibini #10 Shauna Indra Salina Curran

Binibini #6 Anabel Christine G. Tia
Binibini #7 Aiza Faeldonia
Binibini #8 Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach
Binibini #9 Joy Antonette Diaz
Binibini #10 Shauna Indra Salina Curran