Binibining Pilipinas 2012 holds Press Presentation at the Genting Club
Being the summit of all beauty pageants in the country, it was only fitting that the Bb. Pilipinas 2012 Press Presentation be held at Resorts World Manila’s luxurious lifestyle lounge, the Genting Club.
With seeming electric energy, thirty of the loveliest young Filipinas from all around the country and the globe displayed their stunning beauty in front of flashing cameras and the scrutinizing eyes of the media, sponsors and beauty connoisseurs. Each of the girls’ faces was aglow with radiance and audience lapped it all up.
The Press Presentation is just one many activities that have been keeping the candidates busy until the coronation night on April 15 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. The girls are a merry mix of beauty pageant neophytes and veterans, students and professionals, globe-trotting urbanites and country lasses. Initial interviews however, show that there is a common inspiration among the ladies. They all want to duplicate or even improve on the back-to-back impressive top five finishes of Venus Raj and Shamcey Supsup in years 2010 and 2011 respectively.
The candidates have been undergoing intensive training in speech and personality development, hair and make-up, television and projection workshops conducted by experts such as media personality and premier host Boy Abunda. On the other hand, the reigning queens Ms. Universe Philippines Shamcey Supsup, Bb. Pilipinas International Dianne Necio and Bb. Pilipinas Tourism Isabella Manjon have been very much involved in the girls’ training and promotions.
Two weeks ago, the girls regaled shoppers at the New Ali Mall with their diverse talents. The winner of the talent show will be announced during pageant night. Last year, it was Shamcey Supsup who won with her 3-minute charcoal sketch of a Mother and Child. Next week, on March 17, the candidates will sashay in their fashionista best during a Fashion Show to be held at the New Ali Mall.
As the Bb. Pilipinas is a pageant that goes beyond beauty, one of the exciting activities this year include an Operation Smile mission. Ms. Universe Philippines 2011 Shamcey Supsup has been hailed as Smile Ambassador of Ms. Universe and Operation Smile Philippines which incidentally are celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. On March 22 to 24, Shamcey, Dianne, Isabella and the candidates will be assisting in the Operation Smile mission at the Sta. Ana Hospital in Manila. Operation Smile is a private, not-for-profit volunteer medical services organization that provides reconstructive surgery and related health care to indigent children and young adults. Four in the roster of candidates are medical professionals while Bb. Pilipinas Tourism 2011 Isabella Manjon is a registered nurse.
The public will have another chance to see the ladies when they have the Grand Parade of Beauties on March 25. The parade will traverse the areas around the Araneta Center.
The Bb. Pilipinas 2012 is presented by the Araneta Center, ABS-CBN and Unilever in cooperation with Nestle Fitnesse, Nestle Yoghurt and Avon. Major sponsors are the Department of Tourism, Pizza Hut, Megaworld Corporation, Philippine Airlines, Resorts World and the Manila Bulletin. Other partners include Charter Ping An Insurance Corporation, David’s Salon, Gold’s Gym, Picture City, Dale Carnegie Training, Entrepreneur School of Asia, Joylong Philippines and Del Monte Land Transport Bus Corp.
The Bb. Pilipinas 2012 coronation night will be aired live on ABS-CBN on April 15, 2012. There will be a primer on April 8 also to be aired on ABS-CBN’s Sunday’s Best.