A beautiful harvest of Binibini bets

Every time the Binibining Pilipinas season comes around, they always say that the current batch is the best. But this year, confirmed BPCI (Bb. Pilipinas Charities, Inc.) head Madame Stella Marquez de Araneta, “I think we have the best of the best,” so the judges in tomorrow’s 48th Bb. Pilipinas Pageant will have a hard time choosing two (minus the bet for World, franchise for which is now owned by somebody else) from the 40 candidates, one to represent the country in the 2011 Miss Universe Pageant in Brazil and the other in the 2011 Miss International. The grand coronation night will be held as usual at the Araneta Coliseum, aired “live” by ABS-CBN, the search’s new partner network.? The hosts are former 1994 Bb. Pilipinas-Universe (and one of Miss Universe Top 6) Charlene Gonzalez and 1999 Bb. Pilipinas-Universe (and Miss U first runner-up) Miriam Quiambao.

Stay tuned because an additional (new) title will be announced in tomorrow’s affair.? Funfare’s “beauty experts” Felix Manuel, Joey Cezeare, Gery Yumping and Francis Calubaquib have come up with their usual 20 “most likely” (to win the titles). Here they are (pictured on Page C-3):

#6 Patricia Marie Gomez Tumulak (23, 5’5”, 113 lbs.), a 2009 Miss Philippines Fire (runner-up to Miss Philippines Earth) and a 2006 Miss Universe Zuleyka lookalike and 2009, B.S. Child Developmeny Education graduate from Miriam College.

#26 Shamcey Gorea Supsup (24, 5’7.5”, 105 lbs), a Penelope Cruz lookalike who finished B.S. Architecture at UP magna cum laude who topped the 2010 architecture licensure exams.

#25 Isabella Catipunan Manjon (24, 5’ 7”,125 lbs.), Angelina Jolie lookalike, a Registered Nurse from UERM, an athletic half-Filipina/half-Spanish.

#13 Quennierich Ajero Rehman (22, 5’7”, 110 lbs.), half-Filipina/half-Pakistani, an Assumption College (of Makati) graduate.

#11 Diana Buquid Arevalo (22, 5’6.5”, 107 lbs.), former Miss Oriental Mindoro and 2009 Bb. Pilipinas semi-finalist.

#34 Mary Jean Lastimosa (23, 5’5.5”, 111 lbs.), former Mutya Ng Dabaw, of Arab descent, a graduate of The University of Mindanao.

#16 Sabrinne Clavecillas Al-Tawil (21, 5’8”, 126 lbs.), half-Filipina/half-Palestinian, 2010 Miss Friendship International held in Korea, a student from the Philippine College of Health & Science.

#33 Dianne Elaine Samar Necio (18, 5’5.5”, 116 lbs.), 2011 Bb. Pilipinas first runner-up, studies at University of St. Anthony in Iriga City, Camarines Sur.

#24 Martha Chloe Dauden McCully (23, 5’7.5”, 127 lbs.), one of the suitcase girls in ABS-CBN’s Deal Or No Deal, an Asia Pacific College graduate.

#23 Luzelle Fernando Felipe (18, 5’8”, 108 lbs.), a student at Bulacan Polytechnic College who moonlights as a tricycle driver during her spare time.

#8 Ma. Kristina Lagamia Marasigan (22, 5’6.5”, 22,107 lbs.), a UST Psychology student, 2009 Miss Ideal Thomasian Personality first runner-up and 2009 Supermodel of the Philippines finalist.

#1 Zephorah Aldana Mayon (20, 5’5”, 100 lbs.), former Mutya Ng Pilipinas, former Miss STI, housemate of ABS-CBN’s Pinoy Big Brother Celebrity Edition 2.

#22 Paula Camille Mansilla Figuerras (24, 5’9.5”, 136 lbs.), a UP graduate, an ardent dog lover, no stranger to the pageant world.

#32 Jen Roe Gubat (20, 5’6”, 112 lbs.), a 2009 Mutya ng Pilipinas semi-finalist, scholar at Bulacan State University, lookalike of a former Miss Universe from Thailand.

#36 Camille Alexis Ortiz Baltazar (20, 5’6”, 118 lbs.), a volleyball player, a student at UPHSD Las Piñas and has never lost a beauty pageant (has won 2008 Miss Natasha 2008, 2010 Miss Perpetual Help University and 2011 Miss Teen Philippines Earth).

#39 Glennifer Dunggay Perido (21, 5’5”, 113 lbs.), former Miss Laguna, a student at Laguna College in San Pablo City.

#15 Arabella Ordoñez Hanesh (24, 5’6.5”, 127 lbs.), a graduate of Lyceum (Northern Luzon), under contract with ABS-CBN-Star Magic and is a commercial model for Unilever, half-Filipina/half-Libyan 2005 Mutya Ng Pilipinas runner-up.

#12 Carla Marie Lacson (22, 5’7”, 124 lbs.), a UST Pharmacy graduate, former Miss Pharmacy runner-up.

#31 Samantha San Agustin Purvor (23, 5’6”, 121 lbs.), a UP graduate, ramp and commercial model who loves to dance and swim.

#20 Jenette Mieko Cariño Noguchi (23, 5’10.5”, 128 lbs.), half-Filipina/half-Japanese, a graduate of the University of California (San Diego), the tallest in the batch, loves to paint and learn new languages.

SOURCE: http://www.philstar.com/funfare/Article.aspx?articleId=674475&publicationSubCategoryId=70