Binibining Pilipinas 2018: The Inaugural Review
Binibining Pilipinas has kicked off with its first leg of the pageant. The auditions are done, so are the final screenings and now we have official Binibining numbers allotted to the finalists competing for the title of Binibining Pilipinas 2018. While we are yet to see the contestants in web interviews, photoshoots and runway skills, The Kaleidoscope of Pageantry is here with its first impression about the candidates after going through the social media profile and video clips of the final screening. So let us get started!
The batch when compared to the last year batch is stronger and better! While there are many beautiful ladies in the batch, a fair number of contestants look resolute and determined to showcase their best side. With six titles vouched for Binibining Pilipinas 2018, the batch can have at least ten candidates giving neck to neck fight to each other for the final spot.
Last year, Philippines finished as Top 10 finalist at Miss Universe and Miss Supranational and was called upon to join the Top 5 of Miss Grand International pageant, this year we might see better results from the batch at the respective international pageants. I would not be surprised if Philippines walk home with the title of Miss Grand International, Miss Supranational or Miss Intercontinental in 2018, given the fact, the nation has already won Miss International and Miss Universe lately. All in all, I call the batch an Upgrade!
In the fine batch of finest ladies in the Philippines, these six women are currently leading the leaderboard. The may walk home with Binibining Pilipinas 2018 title if they play their cards well.
Karen Juanita Gallman
This gorgeous woman has come back to Binibining Pilipinas pageant after six years and I must say she is so prepared to claim her throne as a queen. Karen owns an exotic beauty to shine in the crowd. The doppelganger of Demi Leigh Nel Peters, speaks with confidence and her arresting personality demands attention. I definitely see her winning one of the major crowns this year if she continues to play her cards well. She would do great at Miss Universe or Miss International.
The soft and supple personality and desire to touch the sky, makes Catriona one of the strongest contestant in Binibining Pilipinas 2018. Look at the support she has been garnering around not just from the Philippines but around the globe! Catriona Gray is here to win it, and it reflects in her optimistic aura. Finishing as a Top 5 finalist in a pageant like Miss World is no cakewalk. She is fierce but at the same time elegant. Get ready for this stunner to conquer the world, or universe rather! 😉
Michele Theresa Gumabao
Such a vivacious personality can never go unnoticed! Michele Gumbao with her glamorous aura and striking beauty can do wonders at Miss Grand International pageant. She is all what Miss Grand International stands for- beauty, sassiness and fierceness! She is confident and bold, and her star quality oozes when she voices out her mind. She can be the first Filipina to win the Miss Grand International crown. Being a volleyball star, she is already a known face and the Bb Pilipinas Organization can turn the tables to their side by crowning this beauty.
Ena Louis Velasco
Some ladies do not need a reason to stand out, they just do with their promising aura and gracious vibes. The same is the case with Ena Velasco. A beauty like her reminds me of the fierce yet royal queen, Mutya Datul, and I see the same immense potential in her to bring back the second Miss Supranational crown for Philippines.
She has the face to dazzle in the crowd. Her face screams a winner. Having won the runner up title in Miss World Philippines 2016, Sandra has earned a lot of experience and lessons to be learnt in her pageant journey. She looks prepared and can do great in a pageant like Miss Intercontinental.
Sigrid Grace Florez
Sigrid Grace Florez with such an angelic face and soothing aura can go far in the race for the crown if she shows her moves to be strong. She has started off well and has the charm to turn many heads in this journey.
Apart from the front runners mentioned, here are some of the contestants who can change the game if they put forward their best foot.
Kayesha Clauden Chua has a reassuring personality. I loved her in the short video clips I came across during and after the final screening. Next up is Eva Psychee Patalinjug who knows the depths of trails she is walking on, I love her adorable smile. Subsequently, we have Jehza Mae Huelar who can prove the fact that Filipina beauty queens are stronger when they make a come back. Vickie Marie Rushton, Anjame Magbitang, Muriel Orais, Wynonah Buot, Juliana Kapeundl and Agatha Lei Romero stand out in the crowd with their remarkable projection.
TKOP First Hotpicks
1. Karen Juanita Gallman
2. Catriona Gray
3. Michele Theresa Gumabao
4. Ena Louis Velasco
5. Sandra Lemonon
6. Sigrid Grace Florez
7. Kayesha Clauden Chua
8. Eva Psychee Patalinjug
9. Jehza Mae Huelar
10. Vickie Marie Rushton
11. Anjame Magbitang
12. Muriel Orais
13. Wynonah Buot
14. Juliana Kapeundl
15. Agatha Lei Romero
Binibining Pilipinas 2018 is the 55th edition of Binibining Pilipinas, which is slated to take place on March 18, 2018 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum, Quezon City, Philippines. During the conclusion of the pageant, Rachel Peters will crown her successor as the new Miss Universe Philippines, who will then represent Philippines at Miss Universe 2018 wherein Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters of South Africa will crown her successor as next Miss Universe.
At the same pageant, Mariel de Leon will crown her successor for Miss International 2018, Channel Thomas will crown her successor for Miss Supranational 2018, Katarina Rodriguez will crown her successor for Miss Intercontinental 2018, Elizabeth Durado Clenci will crown her successor for Miss Grand International 2018 and Nelda Ibe will crown her successor for Miss Globe 2018.