- The Queens of Bb. Pilipinas 2018 wowed Filipinos for their winning answers at the pageant’s Q & A round
- Judges asked questions to candidates randomly
- Binibini 20, Catriona Gray, was crowned as the new Miss Universe Philippines 2018
Binibining Pilipinas is one of the most awaited beauty pageants in the country.
And in every pageant, perhaps the most exciting and critical part is the question and answer round.
The top 15 candidates were chosen to answer socially-relevant questions from the judges of the competition. The judges are to pick a card where the names of the candidates were written randomly in a bowl.
Now here are the Queens of this year’s Binibining Pilipinas pageant and their winning answers:
Bb. Pilipinas-Globe 2018 Michele Gumabao
Q: “What can you do to fight fake news?”
A: “I know that fake news is very rampant nowadays. But in order to fight this, we must first know what we are reporting, know what we are reading. And at the same time, be accountable with what we say especially online. And I hope that media always filters and use their resources to always deliver truth and authentic news.”
Bb. Pilipinas-Grand International 2018 Eva Patalinjug
Q: “What is the role of beauty queens in pursuing of our country’s economic success, if any?”
A: “A role of the beauty queen is to be a voice. I am here to make a message to all of you. In these times of uncertainty and fear that has seemingly taken over in our country, we have remained steadfast as we face all of the challenges. As a united nation, what we should do is to set aside our political differences, forget our academic and social preferences, and let love and loyalty for our country rise above all…”
Bb. Pilipinas-Intercontinental 2018 Karen Gallman
Q: “Do you agree that a third rest room should be built for transgenders? Why or why not?”
A: ‘I definitely agree there should be a third rest room for transgender because as women, we would like privacy, and also with men. We have a separate room for the transgenders to serve as equality and privatization.”
Bb. Pilipinas-Supranational 2018 Jehza Huelar
Q: “What do you think is the most important quality of a millennial woman?”
A: “I think the most important quality a millennial woman have is to have ambition. With her vision, she should have this attitude and perseverance so that she can achieve her goals. And through that vision, she would be able to express herself freely. So, I would hope that all the millennials out here would really adhere to our culture and our tradition so that we can inspire others, we can impact people.”
Bb. Pilipinas-International 2018 Ma. Ahtisa Manalo
Q: “How should a beauty queen respond to ruthless criticism?”
A: “A beauty queen should always respond to criticism constructively. We beauty queens are public figures. And we put ourselves in the position to be judged. But nonetheless, we should always filter which comments we should accept and what we should not.”
Binibining Pilipinas-Universe 2018 Catriona Gray
Q: “After the devastating war, Marawi is now on its way to recovery. What is your message to the young
women of Marawi?”
A: “My answer and my message to the women were to be strong. As women, we are the head of the household and we have amazing influence not only in our own families as mothers, sisters, and friends but also in our community. If we could get the women to stay strong and be that image of strength for the children and the people around them, then once the rebuilding is complete and is underway, the morale of the community will stay strong and high.”
Meanwhile, the newly-crowned Miss Universe-Philippines Catriona Gray also bagged five special awards. She was awarded Best in Swimsuit, Best in Long Gown, Pitoy Moreno Best in National Costume, Jag Denim Queen, and Miss Ever Bilena.
Congratulations to all newly crowned Binibining Pilipinas 2018 Queens!