I stayed up late tonight to blog, and caught the last leg of the annual Binibining Pilipinas pageant just in time. Before then, my friend Ojie told me the top title will already go to Candidate No. 11 Krista Kleiner but she turned out to be the Bb. Pilipinas International.
The top plum of the night, Bb. Pilipinas-Universe, went to an unknown – Ma. Venus Raj who stands at five feet nine and is described in her bio to be working as an information assistant for DENR Region 4. She had vital stats to die for though, and I knew what made her win – the 22 inch waistline! 😀 phew!
(photo courtesy of Bb. Pilipinas website)
Crowned Bb. Pilipinas World was Candidate No. 21, Czarina Catherine Gatbonton who was also the Manila Bulletin Readers’ Choice (yehay!) She’s an HRM grad and 5 feet 10 and a half inches tall.
Bb. Pilipinas International is early crowd favorite Krista Mae Kleiner, a TV personality and psychology grad who holds a blackbelt in taekwondo. She’s also 5’10 1/2 inches tall.
Overall, this year’s candidates are a good batch, and most of all, nobody bungled the question and answer portion 😀 Carla Abellana, who emceed together with Dingdong Dantes, was also a revelation because she as pretty and articulate. Blame it on me because I don’t watch TV that much. Til next year’s pageant!