Beyond the beauty of face and figure, the candidates for the Miss Binibining Pilipinas 2012 title have certainly got talent.
Nine of the official candidates of the Bb. Pilipinas 2012 pageant strutted their special skills during last Friday’s Talent Competition held at the Activity Area of the world-famous Ali Mall.
The most prestigious beauty search in the country presented the ladies who were brave enough to showcase their talents in front of a discriminating board of judges composed of BPCI Chairperson Mrs. Stella Marquez – Araneta, Ms. Chit Guerrero of ABS-CBN, TV Personality Denise Laurel, Talent Manager Arnold Vegafria, ABS-CBN choreographer Joan Laygo, ABS-CBN’s Special Projects Creative Director Cris Violago, fashion designer Eddie Ocampo and world-renowned painter Mrs. Betsy Westendorp.
The girls performed in a variety of art forms ranging from singing, dancing, painting, and playing musical instruments. In between these engaging presentations, Filipino-American “Search for Star in a Million” champ Kris Lawrence entertained the afternoon audience.
In the same way that winning the swimsuit competition isn’t about having the best figure but exuding confidence in every step, the Bb. Pilipinas 2012 talent competition zooms in on the girl who displays the best stage presence while wowing the audience with their skill. Last year, it was Ms. Universe-Philippines Shamcey Supsup that aced the competition with her sketch of a mother and child skillfully done to the tune of a three-minute classical piece! This year, Shamcey, herself, hosted the show.
The Talent Competition is just one of several activities of the candidates before the coronation night. The show will aired in full during the Bb. Pilipinas 2012 Primer on ABS-CBN’s Sunday’s Best on April 8. The winner of the Talent Competition will be known during pageant night on April 15.
The Binibining Pilipinas 2012 Pageant is presented by the Araneta Center Inc., Smart Araneta Coliseum and ABS-CBN. Major sponsors include Pizza Hut, Megaworld Corporation, Philippine Airlines and the Manila Bulletin.
Photo credit: Bruce Casanova