WATCH: Bb. Pilipinas 2018 impress media during presentation
Flaunting their curves, the official candidates in the Bb. Pilipinas 2018 pageant faced the media on Wednesday at the Novotel Manila-Araneta in Cubao, Quezon City.
The 40 candidates vying for crown impressed the members of the press and guests with their strong personalities and backgrounds.
Despite their busy schedule, both Michele Gumabao and Catriona Gray managed to project a a positive aura.
“If all else fails, I’m still grateful and thankful for everything,” Gumabao said in an interview.
“Being in a pageant, you really discover a lot about yourself,” Gray said in a separate interview. “You make amazing friends, and you get connected to so many wonderful people – your supporters, your team. So yeah, I’m just embracing the whole experience.”
Among the guests present were three reigning queens – Miss Universe Philippines Rachel Peters, Bb. Pilipinas International Mariel de Leon, and Pilipinas Supranational Chanel Olive Thomas – along with Miss Intercontinental first runner-up Katarina Rodriguez, Miss Globe first runner-up Nelda Ibe, and Miss Grand International second runner-up Elizabeth Clenci.
The candidates is set to show off their national costumes on March 3 at the Kia Theater, while the annual parade is set for March 10 at the Araneta Center.
The coronation night will take place on March 18 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. /atm
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