After Miss Cebu 2014, I am now poised to focus my coverage on Binibining Pilipinas 2014. This is such a perfect timing as we are days away before the 30 official candidates are revealed. I have already seen the photos of those brave ladies who submitted their application forms for the grandest beauty pageant in the Philippines.
To warm up our coverage, let me first share the Repeaters in order for us to start with some familiar faces. These are the “come back” girls who are back (hopefully with a vengeance) after an unsuccessful bid for a Binibining Pilipinas crown in the past. We already know that Pia Wurtzbach and MJ Lastimosa are back this year! The list doesn’t end there though as we have four beautiful and familiar faces this year.
Diana graced the Binibining Pilipinas stage twice already and she placed as a semifinalist in both Binibining Pilipinas 2009 and Binining Pilipinas 2011. This will be Diana’s third outing and I am honestly much more enamored with her beauty now. She looks more relaxed and laid back, just letting her beauty shine through. I think Aces & Queens found the perfect “packaging” for Diana! Like MJ, is third time the charm for this Calapan City native?
Parul impressed all of us with a very strong performance in Binibining Pilipinas 2013. She was noticed and penetrated the semifinalist row. This time this Kagandahang Flores bet has her sight on one of the crowns as she begins her journey with a bang! Parul’s edge is her sex appeal and it shows everytime she hits the stage. I am glad to see that she is still uber sexy as if Binibining Pilipinas 2013 was just last week. Like last year though, my issue with Parul is her neck. It appears very short especially when she is wearing the wrong dress.
Hannah Ruth Sison
Oh, the ever-engaging Hannah is back this year! She was one of my favorites last year and I was disappointed after she was not called as a semifinalist. Kagandahang Flores is fielding Hannah again but unfortunately, she failed to impress me with her screening photos. She clearly looks more mature and I think that she was on a better shape last year. I hope to see a huge improvement in the next few weeks.
We all remember Ladylyn Rivera from Binibining Pilipinas 2011. I was actually a fan of her profile shots. Her journey to the crowns ended soon after failing to enter the Top 15. This Aklan native is back this year for another shot at the crowns. I was disappointed though with her styling in the screening yesterday. That peek-a-boo long sleeve dress she wore yesterday was a “matronly” choice for me. Poor wardrobe choice if I may say.
Every beauty pageant candidate who plans to return and join the same pageant needs to think a gazillion of times before doing so. This is because the expectations are double and the consequences is enormous. A come back doesn’t assure a candidate anything. I am sure that MJ and Diana are aware of it already. What is important for me is that the candidate (and her handlers) learned a lot of lessons from her previous outing and will try to avoid the same mistake this time. Maybe they can ask pointers from the most successful “come back” Filipina beauty queen – Precious Lara Quigaman.
Pit Senyor everyone!