Behind the scenes at the Bb.Pilipinas 2014 coronation night

By now, you guys already know who the winners of Bb. Pilipinas 2014 are. We’re proud to say that our predictions, as contained in this post, were right on 100%! The sad exception was Pia Wurtzbach who was in the semi-finals but did not place this year. However, if it’s any consolation, Mary Jean Lastimosa – this year’s Bb. Pilipinas Universe – won on her third try in the pageant.

Here’s an original photo I took of Mary Jean (middle) and the whole court of beauties after the winners were announced.A lot of people were saying this year’s contestants were really gorgeous. We agree: they’re getting better every year!

Note: aside from knowing how to play the violin, MJ Lastimosa has a 21-inch waist! :)

Bb Pilipinas 2014

From left: 2nd runner up, Hannah Ruth Sison; Bb.Pilipinas Tourism Parul Shah; Bb. Pilipinas Intercontinental Kris Tiffany Janson; Lastimosa; Bb. Pilipinas International Bianca Guidotti; Bb. Pilipinas Supranational Yvethe Santiago; and 1st runner-up Laura Lehmann.

Anyway, it was my first time to see a Miss Universe in real life. I was this close to Gabriela Isler. At least she looked human because I saw a lot of freckles on her neckline. hehe.

Gabriela Isler

Bb. Pilipinas Universe 2010 Venus Raj in a Francis Libiran studded gown and Russian pop star Emin

Emin & Venus Raj

Loved the fine details on the gowns of Venus and Bb. Pilipinas Universe 2011 Shamcey Supsup who acted as pageant moderators. (the hosts this year were Anne Curtis and Xian Lim)

Venus & Shamcey

Elegant stage set-up at the Smart Araneta Coliseum served as a fitting backdrop for the swimsuit and evening gown competitions

Bb Pilipinas 2014

For me, nothing beats watching Binibining Pilipinas live, especially in the Philippines where national beauty pageants are treated with the same importance as a Manny Pacquiao fight. People come in droves to support and cheer for their fave contestants, & they’re big enough to fill a humongous venue like Araneta Coliseum.

Bb Pilipinas 2014

The gays come dressed to the nines, fully made up and in sometimes in costumes!

Bb. Pilipinas 2014

My pageant buddy Ojie and I usually have dinner before the glittery ceremony. This year we ate at Sumo Sam Gatewall Mall. Thanks for the Japanese food treat Ojie! :)

Dinner at Sumo Sam

Afterwards, we head to the gate. It pays to be early because there are lots of former beauty queens at the lobby.

from left: Bb. Pilipinas World 2002 Katherine Anne Manalo, Bb. Pilipinas Universe 2002 Karen Agustin, Bb. Pilipinas Universe 2004 Maricar Balagtas

Beauty queens at the lobby

Bb. Pilipinas International 2011 Dianne Necio

Dianne Necio

….. and my photo op with Bb. Pilipinas Universe 1985 Joyce Ann Burton-Titular who is also an ardent blogger at Adventures of a Beauty Queen

with Joyce Burton

Thank you Bb. Pilipinas Charities Inc. for our tickets….till next year! ;)

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