BPCI Gives Triple Send-Off Party for Bb. Pilipinas 2017 Queens
Report: Arvin Matuguinas Cabachete | Features Writer & Media Correspondent
Managing Editor: Raymund Thom Golez
Photos: JR Noses | Chief Photojournalist & Photo Editor
MANILA, Philippines – Pageant season is now officially on. Binibining Pilipinas Charities Inc. (BPCI) organized a send-off party for its three Binibining Pilipinas 2017 (Bb. Pilipinas) queens held at Monet Ballroom of Novotel Manila-Araneta Center in Cubao, Quezon City, Philippines on October 3, 2017.
Three of the reigning queens of Bb. Pilipinas are set to leave for their respective international competitions. Bb. Pilipinas Grand International 2017 Elizabeth Clenci will compete in the Miss Grand International competition in Vietnam on October 25. Bb. Pilipinas Globe 2017 Nelda Ibe also known as the “Pilot Queen” will try her luck to get the Philippines’ second Miss Globe crown in Albania this coming November 3. Meanwhile, Bb. Pilipinas International 2017 Mariel De Leon has the task to get the elusive back to back win for the Philippines in the Miss International pageant to be held in Japan on November 14.
True to its tradition, one of the well-wishers present during the event is their fellow pageant queen sister Chanel Olive Thomas, Bb. Pilipinas Supranational 2017. “I’ve had the privilege of being with them during Bb. Pilipinas and I’ve seen them grown so much. They became amazing even more amazing women. And I feel very proud that they’re about to get their send-off to represent the Philippines. They are 100% ready”, Thomas said at the send off.
The reigning queens boost the confidence of their fellow pageant sisters by sharing thoughtful messages to each other. “I’m so honored and blessed to call you a sister and friend. Good luck and you will be amazing on that stage. I’m so proud of you and you are every inch an incredible woman,” Clenci’s message to De Leon
Clenci also delivered a sweet message to Ibe. “I’ve seen you grown immensely. You’re such an incredible women. Good luck and you’ll going to be amazing. I wish I could be there to cheer with you“, Clenci said to Ibe.
Meanwhile, Ibe shared to the press that De Leon is the sweetest and genuine person she met in the pageant world.
“I adore you (Mariel) because you grew up in showbiz but still you manage to be so humble. I know you will rock Japan”, Ibe added.
During the send-off, the queens also thanked their fans and supporters and expressed hope for their continued support as they compete for their respective international competitions.
After the messages of the reigning queens to each other, the selected members of the press had the change to ask questions which the reigning queens confidently responded.
The fifth edition of Miss Grand International is scheduled to take place on 25th October 2017 at Vinpearl Resort & Villas, Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam. The Miss Globe pageant is slated on the 3rd of November in Tirana, Albania. Miss International 2017, which will be 57th edition of the pageant is slated to take place on November 14, 2017. During the conclusion of the pageant, Kylie Verzosa from Philippines will pass on her crown to her successor.