'Tiis-tiis muna kayo sa amin!' Bb. Pilipinas 2019 queens mark first anniversary

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Posted at Jun 10 2020 04:29 PM

MANILA -- June 9 will forever be special for these ladies as it was the day they became Binibining Pilipinas queens.

The titleholders and runners-up of Bb. Pilipinas 2019 took to Instagram on Tuesday to celebrate their first anniversary of getting a crown.

Leading the pack is Miss Universe Philippines 2019 Gazini Ganados, who recalled how her life "changed forever" since winning the title. 

"To all the organizations and brands I have worked with, all the charity work has transformed me and has become my purpose. I will forever cherish the experience. Thank you for being part of this amazing journey. I look forward to our future endeavors together!" she said.

"Nay and Tay in heaven, thank you for your guidance. I know somehow I made you proud," she added.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Exactly one year ago today, my life changed forever. Feeling grateful as I vividly recall the precise moment I was crowned Miss Universe Philippines. To my team and to everyone who stood by me since day 1, all our sacrifices and hard work finally paid off. Our dream has become a reality! The past year has been very productive. The most memorable part of it was being able to use my platform to promote elderly care and the rights of older people. Biggest thanks to the people who supported me from Binibining Pilipinas and Miss Universe Organization (MUO). To all the organizations and brands I have worked with, all the charity work has transformed me and has become my purpose. I will forever cherish the experience. Thank you for being part of this amazing journey. I look forward to our future endeavors together! ‘Nay & ‘Tay in heaven, Thank you for your guidance. I know somehow I made you proud. ❀️ Love, Gazini Ganados Miss Universe Philippines 2019 πŸ‘‘ Videoclip @riabrines πŸŽ₯

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Binibining Pilipinas International 2019 Patch Magtanong, on the other hand, said in jest that Filipinos will have to bear with her and her batchmates for now as the 2020 pageant has been indefinitely postponed due to the COVID-19 crisis.

"Happy anniversary! Not the reign we expected, but made the most out of the past year. Thank you for the privilege to be your queens! We'll be around for a little longer! Tiis-tiis muna kayo sa 'min," she joked. 

"For now, I hope everyone's staying safe and healthy! See you again in Araneta soon!"

Bb. Pilipinas Supranational 2019 Resham Saeed said she is happy to have found "deep growth, knowledge, and perspective" after winning the crown and representing Filipino Muslim women.

"My biggest win here wasn't a crown, but the love and support of my country, the opportunity to advocate for the causes I'm passionate about, and to celebrate women and sisterhood. Thank you to everyone who helped me get there and for believing in me when I needed it the most. When it boils down to it... the crown isn't just mine but it's ours," she said. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

This picture is the moment my name was called, and I realized I won. . . . A year ago today, I shared a stage with 39 other women who just like myself, started their month long journey to no only win a title, but to conquer something deep within ourselves. Whether we knew it at the time or not we were all battling with our own demons and personal struggles πŸ‘‘ I never thought I would take part in a beauty pageant yet there I was, hoping to represent a unique perspective. What always kept me going was wanting to be one of the first few Filipino Muslim Women to represent the Philippines internationally. I just wanted so badly to be able to say: I did that. But trust me when I say this...it’s not all glitz and glamour. It took so much work and mental energy. Everything I did or tried to do always felt so controversial too. Being Muslim bought about criticism and judgement. Being half Pakistani also bought along many biases and micro-aggressions. And then of course as much as we preach about woman empowerment...not everyone likes a woman that’s too outspoken, too honest or “too” much of anything really. And so, this journey was not only a reminder of that but a guide and learning ground on how to create change around me and in my life. Now that a year has passed, I can’t begin to express the deep growth, knowledge and perspective I have found. Everything serves as a lesson and insight if you’re willing to see it that way. My biggest win here wasn’t a crown, but the love and support of my country, the opportunity to advocate for the causes I’m passionate about, and to celebrate women and sisterhood. Thank you to everyone who helped me get there and for believing in me when I needed it the most. When it boils down to it...the crown isn’t just mine but it’s ours ♥οΈπŸ‡΅πŸ‡­ Happy anniversary to all my Queen sisters, I am so happy to have shared this year with you and I can’t wait to be reunited ✨swipe to see the angels who got me here. You know all that you have done for me and I will always be grateful from the bottom of my heart ♥️

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Bb. Pilipinas Intercontinental Emma Tiglao said she is looking forward to seeing her fellow queens again as she marks her "crownsary."

"Oh! How can I forget this day? The day wherein I gave you my biggest and most genuine smile. The day the stars aligned and turned my dream into reality. It was a long journey, but worth it! And it is just a testimony that no matter how long and hard your journey will be, as long as you have a warrior soul and great support system, anything can be achieved," she said. 

"This is Emma Mary Tiglao from Pampanga, your Binibining Pilipinas Intercontinental 2019, not yet signing off," she added in jest as she continues her reign amid the pandemic.

Bb. Pilipinas Globe 2019 Leren Bautista and runners-up Aya Abesamis and Samantha Bernardo, meanwhile, expressed their gratitude to all those who have supported them in their journey.

"Maraming salamat sa lahat ng sumigaw, napaos, at suporta! I will never forget. Keep safe and stay healthy everyone!" Bautista said.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

365 days passed. What a year I might say! I couldn’t imagine myself being called a Binibini nor being crowned with one of the Binibining Pilipinas titles, pangarap ko lang yun noon e! πŸ‘‘πŸ™πŸ» I couldn’t have done all of this without my core group guiding me all the way. To all my family, relatives, friends and supporters who helped me light up the fire that somehow I was losing. πŸ’‘πŸ€ • • “At times, our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.” – Albert Schweitzer • • Thank you @bbpilipinasofficial.. ♥️ Maraming Salamat sa lahat ng sumigaw, napaos at suporta! I will never forget. πŸ™πŸ»♥οΈπŸ¦‹ Keep safe and stay healthy everyone! • Happy Crownsary to my Binibini sisters! πŸ’ƒπŸ» #LerenLerenSinta #BINIBININGPILIPINAS2019

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Abesamis, who went on to replace Samantha Lo as Bb. Pilipinas Grand International 2019, said: "This definitely has been a heartfelt one-of-a-kind experience, from being crowned with my fellow sister queens last June 9, 2019 to unexpected happenings and unmeasurable opportunities that came by all through out this reign."

"Salamat po at tuloy pa rin ang laban," she added. "Not yet a farewell speech."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

“Live for the moments you can’t put into words.” —- And just like that, it’s been a year already πŸ™πŸΎ So fast I must say and yet I’m so grateful for it all. ✨🧑 . This definitely has been a heartfelt one of a kind experience from being crowned with my fellow sister Queens last June 9, 2019 to unexpected happenings and unmeasurable opportunities that came by all through out this reign. πŸ‘‘πŸ‡΅πŸ‡­ . Thank you @bbpilipinas and to my ever supportive family, relatives, friends, Team Aya, Aces & Queens, Trainers, Designers and my #AYAMAZING family. I’m am blessed to have been able to share the gift of vision, patience, kindness, love and friendship. 🧑Maraming Salamat po at tuloy parin ang Laban! Lol 😝 πŸ‡΅πŸ‡­ —-Not yet a farewell speech πŸ™ƒ . #MissUniversePhxBBPilipinas2019 #BbPilipinas2019 #BeyondBeauty #AYAmazing #AYAnasiya #kaAYAaya #LungsodNgPasig #StyledByJamilSultan #CadSmile #HitManDan #LiftAestheticClinic #PlateriaJewelry #TeamAlbertKurniawan . Photo: #photobynicobelasco

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Bernardo, who returned to Bb. Pilipinas as a 2020 candidate, for her part said: "I'm feeling like a tita in Binibini nowadays especially that the pageant was postponed because of COVID-19... Whatever happens, I know that I have served my calling in this journey and I will continue to [do] this until the end of my time. At the end of the day, it is us who gives meaning to the crown. 'Once a Binibini, always a Binibini.'"

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY Bb. Pilipinas Queens 2019! πŸ‘ΈπŸ» I'm feeling like a tita in Binibini nowadays especially that the pageant was postponed because of #Covid19. πŸ™πŸΎ But I know that there is higher purpose in all of the things that are happening around us. I will be forever grateful for all the memories and opportunites that opened to my life. Whatever happens, I know that I have served my calling in this journey and I will continue to this until the end of my time. At the end of the day, it is US who gives MEANING to the CROWN. ✨ "Once a Binibini, always a Binibini." πŸ’ž Bb. Pilipinas song playing.. 🎢 #BbPilipinas #IAmFilipina #IAmBinibini #SamSentiments

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