Binibini #11 Maureen Montagne is one of the high caliber beauties that is competing in the Binibining Pilipinas pageant. And she is the hottest pageant topic these days.
Her surprise application for BBP2020 made pageant fans wonder about her reasons why not Miss Universe Philippines. During the application period she has answered this with a simple statement: it was the legacy of the Binibining Pilipinas pageant that made her decide to apply. But her decision to join BBP and of course switch camps to Kagandahang Flores had painted a target on her back. This is why she is such a hot topic these days.
Maureen is in a unique position being one of the most buzzed about contestant at the national levels. It is no wonder that she is generating so much praise (and alongside it hate too). More so that she can be placed with any of the BBP titles and is expected to do well.
Maureen for Miss Globe – in all honesty a lot of pageant fans would feel that it would be a waste to send her to this pageant considering she is of Alpha pageant caliber. Personally we wouldn’t want her in this pageant considering that there seems to be a wide pendulum swing on what the pageant looks for in a winner. It might be too much of a risk for her to be sent in MG.
Maureen for Miss Grand International – in all honesty if we want our first Grand title, then maybe she is just the best girl to be sent into this pageant. She ticks off everything that this pageant seems to look for in a winner: gorgeous face, great body, strong presence and pasarela. But then again, on a personal note, there is no guarantee that a crown is waiting for her in this pageant. So why would we risk someone of her caliber here?
Maureen for Miss Intercontinental – she’d definitely do well in this pageant of German origins. However, the Philippines just won a couple of years ago and hoping for a winner this soon might be a tad more difficult to achieve.
Maureen for Miss Supranational – personally, we feel that this title is so perfect for her. Her ability to switch from girl-next-door to a sultry diva in a snap would be great match for this pageant. IMHO, it is high time to bring back the blue crown of this Polish-owned pageant to the Philippines. And Maureen would be the perfect girl to do just that.
Maureen for Miss International – the only thing needed for her to do to claim this title is to show more of her sweet, down-to-earth side. The rest of the packaging and styling can follow suit. With her doll-like face, she would definitely be a standout in Tokyo.
Maureen’s biggest problem is that she fits perfectly well with all of the Binibining Pilipinas title at stake. That is a huge problem because you wouldn’t want her wasted on a pageant that won’t fit her personality and when she could be sent to a much more challenging one at par to her caliber and character.
The unique quality of the Binibining Pilipinas pageant is that the deliberation process would assign what the org and judges might believe to be the optimal crown that you can win internationally. And we have to rely and trust on their 50+ years of experience in pageantry in the hopes that the perfect title would be given to Maureen that is truly fit for her.