It’s the time of the year again where 40 gorgeous ladies across the nation pitted against each other for the 6 elusive crowns at stake in the grand coronation night of Binibining Pilipinas 2018.
A consistent frontrunner since day one and former Miss World PH top 5 finalist, Binibini 20 Catriona Elisa Gray (@catrionaelisa) was crowned as Miss Universe Philippines 2018. She also bagged the top special awards in the pageant, making a history as the Binibini who won Best in Long Gown, Best in Swimsuit and Best in National Costume at the same time.
While the other crowns were won by Binibini 17 Ahtisa Manalo (@ahtisa_manalo) for Binibining Pilipinas International; Binibini 31 Jehza Mae Huelar (@JehzaMaeMucho) for Binibining Pilipinas Supranational 2018; Binibini 32 Eva Psychee Patalinjug for Binibining Pilipinas Grand International 2018: Binibini 38 Karen Gallman (@karengallman_) for Binibining Pilipinas Intercontinental 2018: and volleybelle star Binibini 19 Michele Gumabao (@gumabaomichele ?) for Binibining Pilipinas Globe 2018.
While it was the battle of fierceness and beauty among the ladies, it was also the battle of wits and funny Tweets among the pageant fans and netizens.
Twitter user @JoshrelSanga made fun of the ladies during the swimsuit competition.
— Joshrel (@JoshrelSanga) March 18, 2018
Top 15 finalist, Binibini 35 Sandra Lemonon drew first blood among netizens as she honestly admitted that she doesn’t know the question during the Q and A round. Many Twitter users lauded her honesty, while others took the situation in a lighter and wittier note.
— NELLE (@NELLEPRZ) March 18, 2018
While Binibining Pilipinas Intercontinental 2018, Karen Gallman needs to be oriented on SOGIE for her answer regarding the transgender bathrooms. As for @eboyfernandez, a kinder and minded approach should be done in answering the question.
Instead of developing a third restroom for transgenders, we should focus on developing people to be kinder, more accepting, and respectful. So that there will come a time when humans will no longer be defined by which restroom they choose to go to. #BbPilipinas2018
— Eboy! (@eboyfernandez) March 18, 2018
Catriona Gray also made it to the Twitter-verse, not only as the new Miss Universe Philippines, but as the ‘hakot queen’ for the special awards.
Best in NatCos: Catriona Gray
Ms Ever Bilena: Catriona Gray
Miss JAG Jeans: Catriona Gray
Best in Swimsuit : Catriona Gray
Best in Long Gown: Catriona Gray
Best in Math: Catriona Gray
Best in Science: Catriona Gray
Best In English: Catriona Gray#BbPilipinas2018
— damn feelings ? (@TheseDamnWords) March 18, 2018
Former Grand International 1st Runner-up, Nicole Cordovez was also part of the memes. Twitter user @bonbonheri admired her for being a ‘hospitable’ host.
— Gerardo Manaligod (@bonbonheri) March 18, 2018
Even the host, Richard Gutierrez was noticed for his hosting skills.
“It’s 25 minus 10 as we announce: the top 15!”
YES RICHARD!!!!!! MATH TEACHERS ARE SHAKING!!!!!!!!!! #BBPilipinas2018
— Jan Angelo Ong (@Ongiel) March 18, 2018
And at the end of the day, the beauty of Filipinas was once again celebrated and we look forward again in showing our full support on these newly crowned Binibinis as they compete on their respective International pageants.