Binibining Pilipinas Charities Continues to Showcase True Filipina Beauty in Longest-running and Most Prestigious Bb. Pilipinas Pageant
Twenty-four (24) of the most beautiful women in the land were formally presented to members of the media and pageant sponsors recently at the Sunset Pavilion of the Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila, officially signaling the start of the much-anticipated Binibining Pilipinas 2010 pageant. As determined as they are beautiful, the ladies carry with them the lifelong dream of representing the Philippines in the world’s most prestigious beauty contests – the Miss International, Miss Universe, and Miss World pageants.
This year’s batch of candidates will each strive to get the judges’ nods as they go all-out in exhibiting a dazzling combination of beauty, wit, and talent – qualities that may earn them the title come Coronation Night on March 6, 2010 at the Araneta Coliseum. Comprising the line-up is a diverse mix of students, medical practitioners, models and actors, budding entrepreneurs, and young professionals. Their profiles reveal a wide range of interests from fashion and interior design to music, sports, and the arts. Candidates from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao are joined by Fil-foreigners from Hong Kong and Switzerland.
Apart from the chance to fulfill their dreams of representing the country in the three top international pageants, the winners also become messengers of love and hope to orphans, indigent families, calamity victims, and other less fortunate members of society through the various causes being supported by Bb. Pilipinas Charities Inc., a non-stock, non-profit organization.
Serving as inspiration to this year’s aspirants are celebrated past winners such as Gloria Diaz (Miss Universe 1969), Margie Moran (Miss Universe 1973), Aurora Pijuan (Miss International 1970), Melanie Marquez (Miss International 1979), and Precious Lara Quigaman (Miss International 2005). Last year’s winners, Melody Gersbach (Bb. Pilipinas International), Pamela Bianca Manalo (Miss Universe-Philippines 2009), and Marie Ann Umali (Bb. Pilipinas World), likewise did the country proud by excelling in their respective international pageants.
Immediately after the press presentation, an exciting lineup of activities will be held throughout the course of the pageant season. The ladies will soon walk the ramp in a fashion show featuring the hottest collection of leading fashion line, Cumbia, at the Activity Area of Gateway Mall. They will also be sharing their blessings with beneficiaries during the annual pageant charity day, and will get to display their winning forms in their Bathing Suits and Long Gowns during the Pre-pageant to be aired in GMA 7’s SNBO program on February 28. The official candidates will also be touring Araneta Center during the annual Parade of Beauties. All of these highly-anticipated events, together with various workshops and intensive training sessions, lead up to the ultimate moment—the Binibining Pilipinas 2010 Coronation Night at the Big Dome on March 6.
Witness true Filipina beauty shine through with the enduring legacy of the annual Binibining Pilipinas pageant, which is not only the country’s longest-running and most prestigious beauty search but also the gateway to a wealth of opportunities for Filipinas to make a difference in the world, reinforced by its continuing commitment to various humanitarian causes. Grab your tickets to the coronation night now! Call TicketNet at 911-5555 or log on to www.ticketnet.com.ph.
The 2010 Binibining Pilipinas Pageant is presented by Araneta Center. Special thanks to official airline Philippine Airlines, Sofitel Philippine Plaza (official residence), Natasha Beauty (official make-up), Pizza Hut, Swan Catering (official caterer), Gold’s Gym, David’s Salon, Picture City, Dale Carnegie Training Center, Berlitz Language Center, Philippine Charter Insurance, Entrepreneurs School of Asia, Taco Bell, Dairy Queen, Cagsawa Travel & Tours, the Department of Tourism, and official media partners GMA 7 and Manila Bulletin.