MANILA – Volleyball star Michele Gumabao and Miss World-Philippines titleholder Catriona Gray are vying for slots in the 2018 Binibining Pilipinas pageant, behind-the-scenes photos of the selection process confirm.
In a post on Facebook Monday night, organizer Binibining Pilipinas Charities, Inc. (BPCI) shared photos of a number of applicants hoping to become official candidates of this year’s competition.
Recognizable faces include Gray, Gumabao, and the latter’s fellow “Pinoy Big Brother” graduate Vickie Rushton, who is also a Mutya ng Pilipinas titlist.
In the photos taken by Bruce Casanova, they are seen posing with other applicants in groups or pairs.
BPCI also shared photos of the applicants taking the stage in batches. “Intense deliberation,” reads the caption of a photo of the applicants lined up in their swimwear.
BPCI’s final selection process, which would trim down the applicants to a final list of candidates, was still ongoing on its eighth hour, as of writing. The pageant organizer did not say when it would name the candidates, but teased it would be “very soon.”