Araneta Center’s Annual Parade showcase Bb. Pilipinas Beauties
The streets surrounding the Araneta Center once again burst into festive revelry as the 24 lovely official candidates of Binibining Pilipinas 2010 waved to the cheering crowd during the premier lifestyle hub’s annual Parade of Beauties. The event coincides with the Araneta Coliseum’s 50th anniversary – the pageant’s venue for the highly anticipated Coronation Night on March 6, 2010.
Clad in chic gold-hued swimwear, the candidates toured the Center onboard sporty Mazda Miata cars. Reigning beauty queens Pamela Bianca Manalo (Miss Universe-Philippines 2009), Melody Gersbach (Bb. Pilipinas International 2009), and Marie Ann Umali (Bb. Pilipinas World 2009) looked regal atop a Greek-inspired float. The Philippine Navy and Marine Drum and Bugle bands provided the lively accompaniment, while drumbeaters, poi dancers, mimes, fire eaters, and other street performers wowed spectators lined up along the streets of Araneta Center. Motorcycle riders of Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, and Dairy Queen added to the festive mood.
The annual parade is the penultimate activity for the candidates before they go through the final stage of the competition to clinch the three major pageant titles. The annual Binibining Pilipinas pageant is the major fundraising project of the Binibining Pilipinas Charities, Inc. (BPCI), which for the last 46 years continues to bring the message of hope and love across the nation. BPCI is the official franchise holder of the Miss International, Miss Universe and Miss World beauty pageants. True to BPCI’s mission, the young ladies involved with Binibining Pilipinas show that real beauty lies within, as they pursue projects that help improve the lives of the underprivileged members of society.
With this year’s batch of the country’s loveliest young ladies as official candidates, Binibining Pilipinas continues to carry on not only its heritage of producing world-class winners, but also serving as the gateway to many meaningful opportunities to prove that real beauty is truly beyond skin deep.
Witness this year’s most prestigious beauty pageant to see who gets to represent the country in Miss International, Miss Universe, and Miss World pageants. Buy your tickets now for the coronation night on March 6! For inquiries and reservations, call Ticketnet at 911-5555 or log on to www.ticketnet.com.ph.
The 2010 Binibining Pilipinas pageant is presented By GMA 7, Inc. and the Araneta Center together with Del Monte Fit & Right - “For the Body You’ve Always Wanted” and Philippine Airlines (the official carrier), Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila (official residence), Natasha Beauty (official make-up), and Manhattan Garden City. Special thanks to Swan Catering (official caterer), Pizza Hut, Dairy Queen, Taco Bell, official media partner, Manila Bulletin,and our service partners Gold’s Gym, David’s Salon, Picture City, Raymond Saldaña Photography, Dale Carnegie Training, Berlitz Language Center, Philippine Charter Insurance, Entrepreneurs School Of Asia, Cagsawa Travel & Tours, and the Department Of Tourism (DOT).