The Binibining Pilipinas 2021 candidates faced multi-awarded TV host Boy Abunda in a quick Q&A mentorship session at the Gateway Mall Atmos Cinema in Araneta City as part of this year’s Road to the Crown pageant primer.
With the most awaited Grand Coronation Night fast approaching, the Binibinis underwent a quick but intensive and rigorous Q&A training with the King of Talk that tested the girls’ wit, spontaneity, and grace under pressure. Livestreamed via the official YouTube channel of Binibining Pilipinas, the 2021 primer bared the candidates’ ability to survive the interview segment of the pageant.
For the Q&A mentorship, the candidates were given a random photo related to the COVID-19 pandemic. They were challenged to explain the photo, relate it to their advocacies, and talk about hope and inspiration. All of the candidates were requested to speak freely in the language they’re comfortable with.
The candidates, Boy Abunda, and the Binibining Pilipinas production crew and staff underwent antigen test before the event. In the cinema, the girls were seated at the audience area of the theatre, with appropriate social distancing measures implemented.
Before the end of the event, Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray had a surprise appearance as she gave an encouraging speech to the candidates.
Gray, together with Nicole Cordoves, will host the Binibining Pilipinas Grand Coronation Night on July 11 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum, with four crowns at stake -- Binibining Pilipinas International, Binibining Pilipinas Grand International, Binibining Pilipinas Intercontinental, and Binibining Pilipinas Globe.
The Binibining Pilipinas 2021 Grand Coronation Night will be aired live at 9:30pm on A2Z Channel, Kapamilya Channel, and Metro Channel. It will also be simultaneously livestreamed on iWantTFC and the official Binibining Pilipinas YouTube page.