We still have two major international beauty pageants – Miss Earth 2013 and Miss International 2013 - left before we bid 2013 goodbye, but any news about Binibining Pilipinas 2014 will surely be well received by loyal fans. And with the successes of Mutya Datul, Cindy Miranda and Ara Arida, I am sure that everyone (that includes myself) is excited to meet the official candidates of Binibining Pilipinas 2014 and is prepared to meet our new set of queens.
Today, let me fuel your excitement by sharing with you some “information” that I learned why I was in Manila last week. As per my reliable sources, these are the ladies who are rumored to join Binibining Pilipinas 2014. Again, these are just rumors and might not be totally true! I would love to hear confirmation or denial directly from these ladies :D
Namrata Neesha Murjani
Photo Credits: Cebu Social
I was surprised hearing this news! I knew that her dream is to be a Miss Universe but I was not expecting that she will be joining the national pageant this soon. This 20-year old proud Cebuana is the reigning Miss Cebu and is expected to crown her successor by January next year. Based on my reliable source, Neesha is currently on training under the watchful eye of Jonas Gaffud and is expected to join the 2014 roster of beauties of Aces & Queens.
I have mixed feelings with Neesha. I would love to see her trying out for Binibini in the future BUT I hope to see her by 2015 or 2016. The last time I saw her was last March when I visited her school for a Job Fair. I find her a bit short and was not noticeable given that she was already Miss Cebu that time. She was with her classmates and they were giggling the whole time, like what you expect from college students. I am sure that they were just having fun and there was nothing wrong with it. For a national pageant winner (and a potential international pageant contender) though, a certain level of maturity is needed to handle the intense pressure of an international competition. It is also expected for a contestant to gain that ladylike aura and personality.
I trust Neesha that she will be using her experiences as Miss Cebu to help her prepare for the bigger stage. This is what I admire about Neesha – her drive and the “hunger” for the title. She keeps on talking about her dream to be a Miss Universe and it seems that she is on her way to fulfilling it. In any day, I will prefer someone with a very workable beauty who is very interested in joining the pageant than someone who is ready for an international competition but was only forced to join by a certain handler. And with the exceptional eyes of Jonas Gaffud, I am sure that Neesha will bloom into an exquisite lady. I advise her not to rush things and join by 2015 or 2016 :) Continue the training and always set the sight on to the Miss Universe crown.
Photo Credits: Cosmopolitan Philippines
This will be the very first national pageant for this 21-year old model. She has been active in the Philippine modelling scene for about 5 years already and is a member of the Professional Models Association of the Philippines (PMAP). However, Filipino pageant followers might know her as the only daughter of Miss Universe 1984 2nd Runner-up Desiree Verdadero.
I am not sure if Aya is associated with a certain camp but my source confirmed that she is keen on joining Binibining Pilipinas 2014. I find her beauty and body type too model-ish which does not necessarily translate into success in beauty pageants. This photos was taken last year though so I will not close my doors on Aya as I am a big believer of beauty queen packaging. If Aya can package herself into an exotic beauty queen then she might just see herself with a crown. She stands 5’9″ so she has enough fire power to start her beauty queen journey!
Kris Tiffany Janson
Photo Credits: Dan Douglas Ong
I am giggling with excitement as I share with you the “info” I received from a very reliable source that Kris Tiffany Janson is finally joining a national pageant and is rumored to be training under Rodgil Flores and will be part of the Kagandahang Flores line-up for Binibining Pilipinas 2014. Kris won the Miss Cebu 2009 title!
If you are a regular reader of this blog, you are probably aware that I am a big fan of Kris. This was a bittersweet news for me. I am happy that she is finally giving the national beauty pageant scene a try. I’ve been crossing my fingers for her to screen for sometime now and it seems that it’s about to happen soon. However, if I have my way, I want to see here compete for Miss World Philippines as her beauty is a big hit on the Miss World stage. At the end of the day, I am sure to cheer for Kris and will be supporting her decision :) I really can’t wait!
Photo Credits: Binibining Pilipinas
This is probably an old news for you. Pia Wurtzbach – a runner-up at Bb. Pilipinas 2013 – mentioned a lot of times before her intention in joining Binibining Pilipinas again. As per my source, Pia is already in the middle of her training as she is keen on joining Binibining Pilipinas 2014. It seems (still needs to be confirmed) that she already received a green light from BPCI for her to join next year’s pageant.
Pia was a gracious runner-up all year round. She was present and supportive in all major activities of BPCI. If she will really join next year, I am crossing my fingers that she ends up with a crown. She deserves it!
I am actually excited to know more candidates who will most likely screen for Binibining Pilipinas 2014. This will be EPIC :)