After almost a year of delays, a spark of hope can be seen for the young, talented and aspiring Binibining Pilipinas candidates.
Mark the date! The most prestigious beauty pageant in the country will be held on April 17, 2021.
The opening of the photo exhibit was attended by Binibining Pilipinas – International 2019 Patch Magtanong, Binibining Pilipinas Executive Committee member Raymond Villanueva, Uniprom Inc. OIC Irene Jose, and Binibining Pilipinas official photographer Raymond Saldana.
The onground exhibit was accompanied by a Facebook live show in the afternoon, with Patch Magtanong as host. The online show discussed each of the candidates’ national costumes, with reviews provided by: Binibining Pilipinas Intercontinental – 2019 and Best in National Costume winner Emma Mary Tiglao; and pageant writers/bloggers Voltaire Tayag and Jesson Capuchino.
Stella Marquez Araneta, Binibining Pilipinas Charities, Inc. chair, said that the coronation night will be done in a “new normal” setting.
The message of Mrs. Araneta read:
“Good day to all our supporters and followers!
“I am happy to announce that the Binibining Pilipinas Charities Inc. is all set to continue with the pageant this year. We officially open the Binibining Pilipinas season with the launch of the National Costume Photo Exhibit in Araneta City. Through this, we aim to celebrate our colorful culture and talented local designers.
“Our tradition of identifying and crowning our new queens will be done in a ‘new normal’ and safe setting. We share your excitement as we see the candidates in action again, and we look forward to your continuous support.
“See you all on April 17, 2021 for the Binibining Pilipinas Grand Coronation Night.
Forty candidates will compete in Bb. Pilipinas 2020 beauty contest. This would be the first time that the most prestigious pageant for all Filipina queens is held on a Saturday in recent years.
Pageant fans can visit the Binibining Pilipinas National Costume Photo Exhibit at the activity area of Gateway Mall from January 22 to 31, and at the Upper Ground floor of Ali Mall from February 1 to 14.