After three long years, one of the most anticipated pre-pageant activities of Binibining Pilipinas has made a comeback at the City of Firsts!
Decked in beautifully designed swimsuits and headpieces, and riding in top-down cars provided by the Miata Club Philippines, the 40 candidates of this year’s Bb. Pilipinas toured around the City of Firsts last July 23 for the Grand Parade of Beauties.
Joining the candidates are the reigning Bb. Pilipinas queens – Bb. Pilipinas International 2021 Hannah Arnold, Ms. Intercontinental 2021 Cinderella Obenita, Ms. Globe 2021 Maureen Montagne, Bb. Pilipinas Grand International Samantha Panlilio, and Bb. Pilipinas 2021 runner-up Meiji Cruz.
The swimsuit worn by the Binibinis was designed by renowned veteran stylist, Justine Aliman under her brand Dia Ali. Aliman was formally named the swimsuit designer of the 2022 Bb. Pilipinas last May. She has earlier stated that the inspiration for this year’s swimsuits are the style and colors used by Ms. Universe 2018 Catriona Gray when she competed internationally, and the vibrance and dynamism of Pinoy Pop’s (PPOP) onstage costumes.
The festivity started at Novotel Manila Araneta City, then passed through Gen. MacArthur Ave., EDSA and Aurora Blvd. The parade went back inside the City of Firsts for another round and eventually ended at the Gateway Mall Pavillion.
“We know that Bb. Pilipinas fans missed our Grand Parade of Beauties that is why we are more than thrilled that we are able to bring it back this year. This has been a great opportunity for the fans to see their favorite candidates up-close, and I’m sure our Binibinis had a great time showing their gratitude to the throngs of supporters who waited for them,” Marjorie Go, AVP for Marketing of Araneta City, said.
The Grand Parade of Beauties happened a week before the 58th Binibining Pilipinas Grand Coronation Night on July 31 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. The pageant will have live broadcast on TV5, A2Z, Kapamilya Channel, Metro Channel, iWantTFC, and the Binibining Pilipinas official YouTube Channel. Tickets are available at TicketNet.
“We invite everyone to join us for the Grand Coronation Night of the Bb. Pilipinas as we once again honor the exemplary beauty, grace, intelligence, and passion of every Filipina. We will crown four of the most deserving candidates that will represent our country on the global stage, and we know, as early as now, that these future queens will bring our country and our people pride,” Irene Jose, Bb Pilipinas Charities Incorporated (BPCI) trustee, concluded.