WHO WILL BE THE NEXT BINIBINING PILIPINAS TITLE-HOLDER? Know your Binibining Pilipinas 2014 candidates.
Grand Coronation Night is fast approaching, everyone’s guessing and making their predictions as to who will be crowned Binibining Pilipinas 2014.
Before that, let us introduce you to all the
40 gorgeous candidates.
See them on their swimsuit outfit as photographed by
. You can also catch the beauty queens as they launch their Raffy Pedrajita Swimsuit Photo Exhibit at the Gateway Cinema Lobby on March 15 and will be holding the much-awaited Parade of Beauties around the Araneta Center on March 22. The 40 candidates will also take part in various charitable missions and outreach programs under Binibining Pilipinas Charities, Inc. and its partners.
Here are our
Top 5 Bb. Pilipinas 2014 Finalist Predictions!
Bb. Pilipinas Candidate no. 1 – Julian Aurine Flores. Julian Aurine “Ja” Flores, 23, is from Manila. She has a degree in Hotel and Travel Management from the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila. Ja worked as a freelance model before joining Binibining Pilipinas. Her hobbies include traveling, listening to indie music, skateboarding and wakeboarding. She is also a huge fan of the Walking Dead and the Amazing World of Gumball. This is Ja’s first time to join Binibining Pilipinas. She joined upon the encouragement of her mother, who hopes that she can represent the Philippines in the international scene and give honor to the country. She believes that her warm and bubbly personality will make her stand out in the pageant.
Bb. Pilipinas Candidate no. 4 – Parul Shah. Half-Indian and half-Filipino Parul Shah, 25, is a Registered Nurse from Pangasinan. This is her second time to join Binibining Pilipinas, and she believes that this year people will see a stronger and better Parul. “You know what they say, when it’s a comeback, it’s more exciting. I really prepared for this; I worked on my weaknesses. I got this second change, and I am going to work harder,” she says. Apart from her Binibini preparations last year, Parul also took the time to volunteer for relief operations in Bohol and Tacloban, and considers this experience as one of the best things that has happened to her so far. “Helping them made me feel grounded. No matter what happened, I see in each and everyone in us that we didn’t lose hope. Hope was what kept us going even through the calamities. The calamity opened my eyes to see the bigger picture in life,” she says. Parul loves cooking, playing volleyball, and surfing. She has also dabbled in hair styling. She is fluent in Hindi, Arabic, Gujarati, Ilocano, Filipino, and English.
Bb. Pilipinas Candidate No. 14 – Emma Mary F. Tiglao. Proud Kapampangan, Emma Mary Tiglao hails from the town of Mabalacat. The 19 year old took up Tourism from the Holy Angels University. An early achiever, Emma started schooling at the early age of 5. Not even in her twenties, she is already living independently and adjusting to life in Manila. Now among the youngest contestants in Binibining Pilipinas, she hopes to use her youth and vibrancy to dominate the competition. Emma is an animal lover and she owns several pets. She owns birds, cats, hamsters and fish and even won the Ms. Zoomanity award in a previous pageant she joined.
Bb. Pilipinas Candidate No. 23 – Nichole Marie Manalo. Twenty-four year old Nichole Marie Manalo is from Paranaque. She’s an ICU Nurse at Ospital ng Makati. She had to sacrifice her job just to be able to join Binibining Pilipinas. Her hobbies include going to the beach to swim and surf. Her quirky talents include acrobatics and hula hooping. Nichole joined the pageant with the encouragement of friends and family who saw her potential as a beauty queen; her older sisters were Binibining Pilipinas-World 2002 and Miss World 2002 top 10 finalist Katherine Ann Manalo and Miss Universe Philippines 2009 Pamela Bianca Manalo. Her aunt, Nini Ramos-Licaros was also Binibining Pilipinas-International 1968. It was challenging for her to join the pageant because she has to prepare herself mentally, physically and emotionally. Her support system, which are her sisters and aunt, sets her apart from the candidates since they give her advices about the pageant. She wants to become a distinguished registered nurse in the future and be able to help other people through her profession.
Bb. Pilipinas Candidate No. 25 – Mary Jean Lastimosa. 26 year old North Cotabato native Mary Jean Lastimosa is an entrepreneur. A personal advocate of staying fit, she successfully established her own slimming center in Davao. Growing up in a war-torn province, she developed values of determination and courageousness, and this is something she brought to her personal life, her career and her journey to the Binibining Pilipinas crown. Binibining Pilipinas’ Maricar Balagtas is her inspiration for joining the pageant again, because she joined three times before winning. Whenever she feels down, she looks up at her and thinks that if she was able to do it and so can she. On her free time, she loves working out at the gym, travelling, modeling, dancing, and surfing social media websites.
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