Philippines is now a legitimate pageant power house so the national Binibining Pilipinas pageant is a huge deal to a lot of people. We were all interested (and we all have a say) on who should be the successor of the reigning Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach.
We were very fortunate to watch live and seated at the 3rd row of the live event. We were able to see up close the binibinis and even had a photo of Miss USA Olivia Jordan! She is very nice. I asked for her photo and insisted on a selfie! I love her!
We now have 6 new queens who are set to conquer the Universe, International, the Intercontinental, the Supranational, the Grand International, and the Globe! This is such a good batch of binibinis and I must say that I wish to see some of the girls go back next year.
Miss Universe Philippines 2016 - Maxine Medina
Binibining Pilipinas International 2016 - Kylie Verzosa
Binibining Pilipinas Intercontinental 2016 - Jennifer Hammond
Binibining Pilipinas Supranational 2016 - Joanna Eden
Binibining Pilipinas Grand International 2016 - Nicole Cordoves
I actually predicted that Maxine will win Miss Universe Philippines. Maxine is very beautiful, sexy, and has a very sweet demeanor. She has one of the best faces in the pageant and she looks very regal and winnable. Maxine came prepared come pageant night. I love her in the opening number and in the swimsuit competition. I also liked that she decided to put her hair down in the finals. She is not the best girl compared to other standouts and I was actually a bit worried when she was not called & crowned earlier. I am okay that she is our Miss Universe Philippines but I also believed that she was not the best at the Finals. Her evening gown was not nice; I personally don't like the ribbon and the color. She also bombed the all-important Q&A. BPCI had their reason for choosing Maxine and I am hoping that Aces & Queens will polish and help her in time for Miss Universe.