Memorable Faces of Binibining Pilipinas 2018

If I were to choose 10 of the most beautiful and memorable faces that left a strong impression among the Binibining Pilipinas 2018, my list would comprise of the following ladies…

Vickie Marie Rushton – they didn’t just place her at #1 for nothing. The 5’6″ mestiza looker was strategically placed first to give a good first impression of the batch. She is undeniably one of the best faces of the pageant.
Muriel Orais – the former MPE elemental queen has tons of charm and has a face made for product endorsements. She reminds me former Bb. Pilipinas International Patricia Fernandez with how bubbly her energy is. Watch out for her as she is a threat for the crown.
Ana Patricia Asturias – one of the less popular girls form her camp but should be given more attention to. She is actually more gorgeous than some of the perceived frontrunners in the competition.

Sigrid Grace Flores – a girl can go from sweet to sultry with just a swish of a make up brush. The 5’7 1/2″ beauty could give several frontrunners a run for their money in terms of the “beauty of face” criteria alone.
Samantha Bernardo – not the prettiest face but definitely a sultry beauty. She has a strong presence that you can spot her without effort in a line up of 40 girls.
Catriona Gray – her vacation in Oz surely tanned her enough to amazing results. Though the lighting inside the Kia Theater didn’t flatter her new tan that much, she nevertheless still manages to capture attention
Edgelyn Gamboa – despite a weak energy emanating from her, she still has one of the best faces in the batch. She photographs well but she does need to learn how to stand out in a line up of equally pretty ladies.

Wynonah Buot – a former Miss Cebu that needs giving more attention to. She has the “hispanic alta” vibes with her strong facial features, and that is her biggest asset. Pump up the fierce because that works for her…
Eva Psychee Patalinjug – one of the girls with a universally appealing faces. One that is easily meant for any of the top 3 titles in BBP. She has one of the most undeniably “winnable” faces among the batch.
Karen Gallman – pack up girls ‘coz I think Karen has the Miss Photogenic award in her bag… Kidding aside, Karen would be deserving to win this award yet again. She knows how to work best her angles with her Kendall Jenner-ish beauty.
Did I miss any of your favorites? List them down on the comments below and I will try to pay more attention to them in the next Bb. Pilipinas activity…

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Sash Factor’s First SashPicks for Bb. Pilipinas 2018

Here is Sash Factor’s first Sashpicks for this 2018 Binibining Pilipinas season! These names are the ladies that gave us a good first impression during the final screening and numbering of the Bb. Pilipinas 2018 candidates. A number of stunners mixed with ladies with gret personality makes up our first list! Did your favorite make the cut?

Miss Universe Philippines – Catriona Gray
Bb. Pilipinas International- Eva Psychee Patalinjug
Bb. Pilipinas Supranational- Jehza Mae Huelar
Bb. Pilipinas Intercontinental- Karen Gallman
Bb. Pilipinas Grand International- Aya Abesamis
Bb. Pilipinas Globe – Vickie Rushton
1st Runner Up – Sandra Lemonon
2nd Runner Up – Sigrid Flores
9 Ana Patricia Asturias
10 Athisa Manalo
11 Muriel Orais
12 Anjame Magtibang
13 Michelle Gumabao
14 Sarah Joson
15 Juliana Kapuendl
16 Kayesha Chua

Binibining Pilipinas 2018: Another Year for Crossovers and Repeaters Plus Legacies!

While a number of pageant fans have decided that the pageant may not be exciting this year, I believe otherwise… and that the level of excitement is gonna reach peak within the next few weeks.

The Crossovers: Catriona Gray, Vicky Rushton & Eva Patalinjug…

2017 was the year of crossovers and repeaters with only 1 out of the 6 titleholders without prior pageant experience. But for this 2018, I am betting that the addition of two Bb. Pilipinas sorority legacies will be a shake up in the competition. For those not in the know “A sorority legacy is woman whose specified relative has been a member of the sorority in which the young lady desires membership“. Even if Michelle Dee isn’t part of the line up, at least two other girls are  BBP legacies: Aya Abesamis (daughter of former Bb. Pilipinas Universe 1984 and MU runner up Desire Verdadero) and Larissa Louise Alivio (niece to Bb. Pilipinas International 1992 Joanne Alivio). And I feel that these two could pull a number of “internal  strings” with their inside connections to get noticed by the powers at be. Bt they have to show up for it and perform.

Repeaters: Edjelyn Gamboa and Karen Gallman…

Let’s name some of the crossovers from other pageants: Catriona Gray, Sandra Lemonon, Mara Muñoz, Murielle Orais, Eva Psychee Patalinjug, Samantha Bernardo, Vicky Rushton, Ahtisa Manalo and Zara Carbonell. Repeaters on the otherhand included Jehza Huelar, Edjelyn Gamboa, Istie Cequeña, Kimberle Penchon and Karen Gallman. Call them the veterans of the game, these women are out for a kill and would make it tough to select what titles are to be won.

The “Legacies”: Larissa Louise Alivio & Ma. Andrea ‘Aya’ Verdadero-Abesamis…

So I am expecting that this is going to be an exciting edition. The batch seems to be filed with diamonds-in-the-rough that have lots of potentials to win internationally.

Sashes&Scripts on Meeting Eva Psychee Patalinjug

‘Twas a beautiful day last Saturday when I have personally met (finally!) former Mutya ng Pilipinas winner and now Bb. Pilipinas 2018 hopeful Eva Psychee Patalinjug.

The 5’7″ stunner was glowing and radiant wearing an off shoulder nude/peach dress following her application at the BPCI offices. I’d have to say, this Cebuana stunner is giving me the same vibes from Angelia Gabrena Ong and Jamie Herrell… winning vibes that is. Kudos to Sir Jonas Borces and Sir Rodgil Flores for her continuous training and improvement. But Eva didn’t slack in her homework as well. When asked why the long wait to join BBP, she said she wanted to prepare herself. And she did.

Eva, who is now going on her 2nd year of law school is thirsty for another win. During our conversation, she made it clear that she intends to do so. And that kind of fighting spirit is admirable and absolutely necessary if she wants to clinch a Binibining Pilipinas crown. She knows the burden of continuing the Cebuana wins at BBP, and says that the pursuit to be excellent and the passion is what makes Cebuanas win at the national tilt. It is that same grit  and passion we see in her resume from being a Sanguniang Kabataan Chair, to becoming a nurse, then choosing between pursuing a law or medical degree and now wanting to become a Binibining Pilipinas winner.
I have high hopes for Eva this year. We may be seeing her as one of the flagbearers (if not the main flagbearer) of Kagandahang Flores.

Bb. Pilipinas 2018 Wishlist: Eva Psychee Patalinjug

One of the ladies that I have been waiting and wanting to join Binibining Pilipinas since 2015 is Eva Psychee Patalinjug.

The Mutya ng Pilipinas – Asia Pacific International 2014 winner is a nurse and a part-time model. The 5’7″ beauty also boasts of a meaty resume, aside from her nursing diploma she also serve as a Sangguniang Kabataan Chair. Eva, who was also a 1st runner up in Miss Cebu 2014, is around 24-25 years old and is at the right age to give BBP a shot. If she waits until she is 26 years old, she may have limited options as to which international competitions she might be eligible under BBP.
IMHO, she is ripe to bring home one of the top titles in Binibining Pilipinas. Her porcelain doll beauty is going to be a hit for Miss International and Miss Intercontinental, but her wit and magnetism would do well in Miss Universe and Miss Grand International. I am confident that she is a major contender for BBP2018 and could easily clinch any of the titles up for grabs.

What say you dear Sashistas? Does she get your nod for Binibining Pilipinas 2018?