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Mario Bautista, has been with the entertainment industry for more than 4 decades. He writes regular columns for People's Journal and Malaya.

Feb 28, 2010

Bb Pilipinas 2011 is a good batch

WE SAW the Bb. Pilipinas Pre-Pageant held at GMA-7's new Studio 7 last Friday night. It will be aired tonight at 10 PM on Sunday Night Box Office. This year's harvest of beauties is truly a good batch. There are so many standouts in the 24 contestants. The really stunning ones for us are No. 10 - Venus Raj (who won as best in Philippine Terno and Ms. Friendship - tie with No. 19 - Princess Alimurung), No. 3 - Patrixia Santos (both Venus and Patrixia are from Bicol University), No. 13 - Gwendoline Ruais (the tallest at 6 ft. tall), No. 21 - Zharina Gatbonton, No. 18 - Nicolette Henson (cum laude from St. Scholastica), and No. 14 - Ross Misa (from Assumption.) Winner of best in talent is No. 11 - Krissa Mae Kliner (the GMA talent who did a song and dance number). When Krissa Mae's boyfriend, Jay-R, came on stage to serenade the contestants with Kris Lawrence and AJ Tabaldo, the studio crowd swooned.

Some candidates have lovely faces but their bodies are not that impressive, some with unwanted fats in delicate places. But generally, the whole presentation was a glamorous display of beauty, poise and elegance. They paraded in the skimpiest of swimsuits that leave little to the imagination and in elegant long gowns. The winners of best in swimsuit and best in long gown will be announced on coronation night on March 6. The pre-pageant was hosted by Rhian Ramos, Drew Arellano and Jay R. Some of the judges were Mike Enriquez, Claudine Barretto, GMA exec Wilma Galvante, and last year's winners Bb. Pilipinas Bianca Manalo, Bb. International Mary Ann Umali and Bb. Pilipinas World Melody Gershbach.