The Binibining Pilipinas pageant on Sunday examined candidates’ wits and their grasp of present affairs, with solely 12 out of 40 aspirants advancing to the essential question-and-answer spherical through the coronation ceremonies held at Sensible Araneta Coliseum in Quezon Metropolis.
Actor Joshua Garcia quizzed fellow thespian Stacey Daniella Gabriel, who’s from Cainta, Rizal, on how she would distinguish a historian from a “Marites” (rumormonger).
“A historian is one who acknowledges our painful previous with factual proof, trying again at our wealthy, vibrant historical past, in addition to the instances when our humanity was trampled on and our heritage was nearly erased,” stated Gabriel, who could be proclaimed second runner-up.
Cebuana Nicole Borromeo, who went on to win probably the most sought-after Bb. Pilipinas Worldwide title, was requested by actor Donny Pangilinan to fee herself as a accountable Filipino citizen on a 10-point scale.
She gave herself an eight “as a result of I do know that there’s at all times room to enhance, there’s a lot extra I don’t know.”
The query directed at Bb. Pilipinas Globe winner and Tacloban Metropolis candidate, Chelsea Fernandez, got here from CNN Philippines senior anchor Rico Hizon on the significance of trying again on historical past.
“I consider that it’s actually essential and we must always not disregard our historical past. It’s a part of our tradition, it’s a part of our previous, and it’s a part of who we’re in the present day as Filipinos,” Fernandez replied.
Gabrielle Basiano, who was proclaimed Bb. Pilipinas Intercontinental, was requested by Sen. Risa Hontiveros on easy methods to cope with pretend information and unfavourable feedback about her.
In accordance with Basiano, who’s from Borongan, Japanese Samar, individuals have been entitled to their very own opinion. She added, “I’ll at all times remind girls that we’re robust, unbiased and brave as a result of these are the traits which are very crucial to the sophisticated roles [we] play in in the present day’s society.”
Prime 12 finalist and “Face of Binibini” awardee Yllana Marie Aduana from Laguna obtained a controversial query from 2020 Miss Grand Worldwide Abena Appiah who needed to know her views on the ladies’s advocacy marketing campaign, “My physique, my selection.”
“I consider that each one girls ought to at all times be entitled to our personal opinions and we must always have probably the most autonomy on no matter choice that we now have towards our physique,” stated Aduana, additionally the reigning Miss FIT Philippines.
Crowd favourite Nicole Budol from Angono, Rizal, a comic and content material creator, settled for first runner-up after amassing particular awards through the competitors.
She stood out, nevertheless, for replying in Filipino to Los Angeles-based Slay Mannequin Administration founder Cecilio Asuncion’s query about her “greatest character transformation” after becoming a member of the pageant.
“Para sa akin, isang karangalan na nakatuntong ako dito sa Binibining Pilipinas bilang isang binibining hindi inaasahan. Isa po akong komedyante na laki sa hirap. At ang aking transpormasyon ay ang magbigay ng inspirasyon. As a result of I do know [in] myself that I’m uniquely stunning with a mission (It’s an honor for me to be on the Bb. Pilipinas stage as an unconventional ‘binibini.’ I’m a comic who grew up in poverty. And my transformation is to supply inspiration),” Budol stated. INQ