Madam StellaMarquez Araneta’s 5 Crowns in 4 Years

For the past 7 years, the Binibining Pilipinas pageant has earned several international titles and numerous other runner-up placements (10 in total) thru to the dedication of BPCI Chair Stella Marquez Araneta. The BPCI Matriarch has managed to score 5 international crowns in just the span of four years. It is thru her ability to match the right lady for the international pageant she is competing that we owe much to SMA.

Mutya Johanna Datul, Miss Supranational 1013 – she was the first of two international titles to be won that year. The 5’8 stunner from the province of Isabela had the most polished and strong ramp skills in her batch. It was a perfect match to have seen her sent to the pageant that perfectly matches her strength. Mutya was in her best element during the finals in the Poland-based pageant. It was also with her win that the Miss Supranational pageant became a budding pageant to keep tabs on.
Bea Rose Santiago, Miss International 2013 – this lady was a personal favorite from the get go and was a personal favorite for the Bb Pilipinas International title with her semblance with Aurora Pijuan. Rumor has it that it was Bea who received top scores at the nationals. Smart, articulate, tall at 5’9″, gorgeous and blessed with long limbs, Bea was an instant hit in Japan. No surprises seeing her taking home the Mikimoto crown that year. 
Ann Colis, Miss Globe 2015 – IMHO, this girl would have been better sent to a more ‘substantial‘ pageant. Personally, it was like sending a ‘big fish in a small pond‘ scenario. We all knew she was gonna win the Canadian-based pageant, in fact some pageant fans felt that she was unjustly underutilized as she could make a bigger splash in bigger pageants. Nevertheless, Ann Colis shines as one of BPCI’s crown jewels of this decade.

Pia Wurtzbach, Miss Universe 2015 – her presence would be an icing on the cake specially since she is still under contractual obligations with MUOrg via her contract with WME|IMG. Whilst she may not be the main spotlight for that evening (which I believe will be reserved for Kylie), her presence would add a certain pride for how far the BBP has come since our MU non-placements that ended in 2010.
Kylie Verzosa, Miss International 16 – Kylie is gonna be the lady of the night definitely! It would also be a good opportunity to spotlight on Miss International as Kylie’s win makes the lead of Venezuela with the most MI wins narrower. She would be passing her title that night and I have high hopes that she would be allowed to take the final walk last among the reigning queens.
It is in that same vein that Sashes&Scripts is hoping to have all these 5 ladies attend the Bb Pilipinas 2017 coronation night. Having all 5 ladies present during the finals would be remarkable, it would be a star-studded affair for the penultimate night of Binibining Pilipinas 2017.


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