THE DARK HORSE, THE STAND OUT, THE WINNER!
My Binibining Pilipinas 2012 -TOP 5 Prediction
As a Doll Director for almost 8 years now, I have searched all over the world to find unique doll faces that would add up to an increasing doll collection and would serve as representatives in international doll competitions. I am fan of pageants and recently I found myself checking pictures of the candidates of this years Binibining Pilipinas. Since Maria Venus Raj's controversy , I have been carefully watching this pageant. Truly, Venus Raj raised the bar in Philippine pageantry. So here they are the 30 Candidates of Binibining Pilipinas 2012.
I wouldn't say this a strong batch but there are some striking faces that if they were dolls, I would buy and collect them no matter how much they cost. After seeing the Primer at ABS CBN it sure did change my views on the candidates. So what is it exactly that I am looking for? Well, I am in search for Dark Horses, those beauties that keep getting better and better and becoming a threat to the front runners. Or she could also be the Stand out! Exuding confidence in all areas of the competition. Or she could have the winning Aura! The Winner! , the one favored by experts and pageant fanatics. Here's my top 5 , I have a very weird taste but I think I have good if not at all average prediction skills.
Candidate # 30 , Sherlyn Gonzales. I would say, she has both the Stand Out and The Winner Potential. Though I find her movements a little bit stiff and controlled, If given more trainings , she can be a total stand out in this years' Miss Universe Pageant in the same way that Ximena did during her time. This one is a silent killer.
Next on my list is Candidate # 3, Nicole Marable, though her Catwalk skills needs a lot of improvement , I still find her as one of the top contenders in the pageant. For One, she has the face of a winner, great smile, beautiful face and if she's honed and trained well, she might be a front runner in this competition. What's so nice about her is that she knows how to acknowledge her weakness and is not afraid to pour her heart out. Having said that, I think she is a beauty Queen in the making. I really hope she makes it.
Another strong potential for the Miss Universe crown is Candidate # 9 Mary Jean Lastimosa. She has a Killer body to die for... Great phsyique, exotic look and brilliant in projecting and flaunting her assets in front of the camera. In terms of Drive and motivation, this one surely tops all of them. My only concern with MJ is the way she answers questions, I don't think she is that spontaneous and though she can express her thoughts in English, I don't think she expresses it really well. I personally think she needs to work on it . It could be her loosing end.
The Dark Horse, Candidate #24 Fer Mary Baliquing is another favorite, At first I thought she was a mediocre candidate, a center for mockery and labeling. I often encounter forum comments saying why a housemaid looking girl made it as an official candidate of Binibining Pilipinas. We'll my answer to that, Fer is more than what meets the eye. She won Miss Tagbilaran 2010 and she is very articulate. She can express her thoughts well and she's one of those who you would listen to whenever she talks. I honestly favor this one, I believe she has a very unique face that foreign countries can't resist.
Giselle Angelica Munoz , Candidate # 21 is another Dark Horse to watch out for. She's smart and has a very unique aura among the candidates. She has to work on her consistency though and stop being on the safe side but over all, I can see an international appeal on her. I hope she can sustain the strength her features are projecting. If she can manage that, she might win.
In choosing the right bearer of the crown, I honestly think that she must posses the heart of Venus and Shamcey. They have the will to win and the drive to make the country proud. I hope we won't be disappointed with whoever comes out as a winner and may she represent our country well.