Bb. Pilipinas Makes its Final Cut
The final cut is done.
Almost taking on a reality show flavor, the 2011 Bb. Pilipinas Beauty Pageant held its FINAL SCREENING Saturday of remaining fifty from the original hundred plus aspirants to the most prestigious international beauty titles held at the Gateway Suites, Araneta Center. Quezon City.
The rigorous screening process started weeks ago when Bb. Pilipinas Charities Inc. Chair Stella Marquez Araneta and her bevy of current and past beauty queens, including BPCI directors Pitoy Moreno and Conchitina Sevilla Bernardo, started scrutinizing the girls using the criteria of beauty, style, intelligence, talent and poise.
A new dimension was added to Saturday’s final screening. Candidates were given a minute to give a sneak preview of their unique talents. From singing to dancing to beat-boxing and more, the candidates proved to the guests that they were more than just a pretty face or a sexy body.
Of course, the most enthralling moment came when all the remaining aspirants paraded in their swimsuits. Gamely walking across a stage in a swimsuit in heels is not exactly the easiest thing to do especially if you are being photographed from all angles. But the candidates made it look so easy. The screening committee said that this skill is crucial because apart from body contour and proportion, the judges are also looking for overall fitness, poise and grace. The candidates should be able to exude the same confidence parading in a swimsuit as they would in an evening gown competition.
The Bb. Pilipinas 2011 Coronation Night will be held at the Big Dome this April and will be telecast live by its brand new media partner, ABS-CBN. Ms. Universe 2011 to be held in Sau, Paolo Brazil, will also be telecast live by the Kapamilya network in September.
Below are the List of the Candidates who made it to Top 40:
|1||Jenette Mieko Noguchi|
|2||Elizabeth Durado Clenci|
|8||Gianna Therese S. Quintos|
|12||Diana B. Arevalo|
|13||Mary Jean Lastimosa|
|18||Jenilyn R. Oliver|
|19||Teresa Paela C. Ludovice|
|20||Marie Kristina May Marasigan|
|21||Queenierich A. Rehman|
|26||Camille Alexis Baltazar|
|29||Krystle Ann G. Grant|
|34||Paula Camille Figueras|
|38||Marish Alyssa Marquinez|
|43||Martha Mc Culley|
|55||Ma. Paula Bianca Paz|