Bb. Pilipinas 2014: our final top 13 picks!

It’s that time of the year again! One or twice a year, am persuaded by my gay friends to be beauty queen-obsessed for this blog. Thanks to them, I’ve developed this radar for sensing who’s got the X-factor and possessed of those ‘winnable looks.’ It helps that for the past three years, I’ve also covered the Bb. Pilipinas pageant live at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. This year won’t be any different. Am so excited for Sunday when Bb. Pilipinas 2014 unfolds! Thanks in advance to Bb. Pilipinas Charities Inc. for our front row tickets :)

During the Cream Silk gala dinner this week at the Puerta Real Gardens in Intramuros, it was a pleasure seeing all outgoing Bb. Pilipinas titleholders. They really did the country proud by getting world beauty titles last year. From left: Bea Rose Santiago bested 71 beauties from around the world to win Miss International in Tokyo, Japan in December; Joanna Cindy Miranda finished in the Top 10 in the Miss Tourism International tilt held in China; Ariella ‘Ara’ Arida placed 3rd runner-up in Miss Universe; and Mutya Datul was proclaimed Miss Supranational in Belarus, Eastern Europe.

Bb. Pilipinas 2013 winners

In a previous post, I named the following as our strongest bets for the Bb. Pilipinas crown in 2014:

Candidate No. 13 Kris Tiffany Janson

Candidate No. 35 Yvette Marie Santiago

Candidate No. 4 Parul Shah

Candidate No. 8 Pia Wurtzbach

Candidate No. 22 Mary Anne Bianca Guidotti

Candidate No. 25 Mary Jean Lastimosa

….and here’s the rest of our top picks based on our fearless forecast:

Candidate No. 15 Kimverlyn Suiza

Candidate No. 27 Hannah Ruth Sison

Candidate No. 17 Diane Arevalo

Candidate No. 26 Hanna Sheena Manuel

Candidate No. 31 Angelique Celine de Leon

Candidate No. 9 Joy Antonette Diaz

Candidate No. 23 Nichole Marie Manalo

The official pics are at bbpilipinas.com

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