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Binibining Cebu 2018 Long Gown and Swimsuit Competition

Binibining Cebu 2018 Long Gown and Swimsuit Competition Posted on September 28, 2018Leave a comment

Sinjin is a travel and lifestyle blogger. He is currently the president of Cebu's premier blogging organization, the Cebu Bloggers Society.

For the 54 candidates, it was a night of great importance as Binibining Cebu held its Long Gown and Swimwear competition last Wednesday, September 26, at The Tent in Mandani Bay.

Featured photo: Reigning Binibining Cebu 2017 titleholders Samantha Lo (Binibining Cebu Tourism 2017), Maria Gigante (Binibining Cebu Charity 2017), and Apriel Smith (Binibining Cebu 2017) grace the Binibining Cebu 2018 long gown and swimsuit competition

An integral part of the road to the five crowns, the candidates performance during the pre-pageant night would make up 60% of their scores that would determine their fate at the first cut during the announcement of the Top 20 at the Coronation Night on October 19.

Binibining Cebu 2018 Long Gown Competition
The event was hosted by Miss Earth 2008 Karla Henry

Binibining Cebu 2018 Long Gown Competition
“How do you fit in 54 candidates on one stage?”, you might ask.

Binibining Cebu 2018 Long Gown Competition
But the stage had enough space for the candidates to perform a little dance number.

This year’s long gown competition featured creations by eighteen Cebuano designers from the Fashion Association of Cebu’s Elite Talents (FACET). They are are Hannah Noel, Jan Tiong, John Arellano, Clieza Mayol, Lian Laoandalo, Jeph Polancos, Stef Tirado, Roxanna Baroquillo, Shayne Remoreras, Matthia Tangoan, Diane Ty, Nino Benito, Eyla Orais, Celine Borromeo, JP Cabigon, Pearl Arandia, Paco Serafica, and Carol Escasinas.

Binibining Cebu 2018 Long Gown Competition
Augustina Odever (Alcantara), Grace Lumbang (Alcoy), Kimberly Covert (Alegria)
Designer: Hannah Noel

Binibining Cebu 2018 Long Gown Competition
Angeli Navarro (Aloguinsan), Kinji Salinas (Argao), Allison Lo (Asturias)
Designer: Jan Tiong

Binibining Cebu 2018 Long Gown Competition
Ralphiela Lewis (Badian), Alaia Doverte (Balamban), Mary Jae Felizarta (Bantayan)
Designer: John Arellano

Binibining Cebu 2018 Long Gown Competition
Marie Leolie Ursal (Barili), Mariah Lequin (Bogo City), Sheena Selerio (Boljoon)
Designer: Clieza Mayol

Binibining Cebu 2018 Long Gown Competition
Isabela Deutsch (Borbon), Vanessa Ammann (Carcar City), Teri Colmenares (Carmen)
Designer: Lian Laoandalo

Binibining Cebu 2018 Long Gown Competition
Karen Keith Go (Catmon), Dianne Padillo (Cebu City North), Darcy Engutan (Cebu City South)
Designer: Jeph Polancos

Binibining Cebu 2018 Long Gown Competition
Amelie Grauel (Compostela), Jasmier Murray (Consolacion), Melody Ann Infante (Cordova)
Designer: Stef Tirado

Binibining Cebu 2018 Long Gown Competition
Faith Anover (Daanbantayan), Princess Bajamonde (Dalaguete), Christine Rudolph (Danao City)
Designer: Roxanna Baroquillo

Binibining Cebu 2018 Long Gown Competition
Lourraine Besabella (Dumanjug), Sharon Angel (Ginatilan), Maria Abendan (Lapu-Lapu City)
Designer: Shayne Remomeras

Binibining Cebu 2018 Long Gown Competition
R-Jane Lugod (Liloan), Tracy Perez (Madridejos), Marianel Sacal (Malabuyoc)
Designer: Matthia Tangoan

Binibining Cebu 2018 Long Gown Competition
Shaina Mabatid (Moalboal), Ivy Tapic (Naga City), Rubby Verano (Oslob)
Designer: Nino Benito

Binibining Cebu 2018 Long Gown Competition
Gerly Cotimar (Pilar), Arianne Manquiquis (Pinamungajan), Freelyn Flores (Poro)
Designer: Eyla Orais

Binibining Cebu 2018 Long Gown Competition
Carneah Basmayor (Santander), Ralene Lagudas (Sibonga), Angel Kate Uy (Sogod)
Designer: Pearl Arandia

Binibining Cebu 2018 Long Gown Competition
Janine Gonob-gonob (Tabogon), Zenny Shun (Tabuelan), Rachel Uy (Talisay City)
Designer: Paco Serafica

Binibining Cebu 2018 Long Gown Competition
Mary Grace Tautuan (Toledo City), Trixie Ong (Tuburan), Sheene Paler (Tudela)
Designer: Carol Escasinas

After the candidates walked the runway in their elegant gowns, the top three designers were announced. They are Diane Ty, Celine Borromeo, and JP Cabigon. Check out their creations and the candidates who wore them below.

Binibining Cebu 2018 Long Gown Competition
Steffi Aberasturi (Mandaue City), Sheena Balansag (Medellin), Kristine Gillamac (Minglanilla)
Designer: Diane Ty

Binibining Cebu 2018 Long Gown Competition
Lou Piczon (Ronda), Ivy Esparcia (Samboan), Mary Grace Castillo (San Fernando)
Designer: Celine Borromeo

Binibining Cebu 2018 Long Gown Competition
Princess Paraiso (San Francisco), Shaznay Corres (San Remigio), Kemberly Gillamac (Santa Fe)
Designer: JP Cabigon

Swimsuit Competition

Binibining Cebu 2018 Long Gown Competition
It was so hot, the ladies just made it rain!

Binibining Cebu 2018 Long Gown Competition
Swimwear by SOLTI Activewear

For the much-awaited swimsuit competition, the candidates wore creations by Kymberly Maitland-Smith, owner of SOLTI Activewear. Blue is the color of choice for this year’s swimwear.

Binibining Cebu 2018 Long Gown Competition
Augustina Odever (Alcantara), Grace Lumbang (Alcoy), Kimberly Covert (Alegria)

Binibining Cebu 2018 Long Gown Competition
Angeli Navarro (Aloguinsan), Kinji Salinas (Argao), Allison Lo (Asturias)

Binibining Cebu 2018 Long Gown Competition
Ralphiela Lewis (Badian), Alaia Doverte (Balamban), Mary Jae Felizarta (Bantayan)

Binibining Cebu 2018 Long Gown Competition
Marie Leolie Ursal (Barili), Mariah Lequin (Bogo City), Sheena Selerio (Boljoon)

Binibining Cebu 2018 Long Gown Competition
Isabela Deutsch (Borbon), Vanessa Ammann (Carcar City), Teri Colmenares (Carmen)

Binibining Cebu 2018 Long Gown Competition
Karen Keith Go (Catmon), Dianne Padillo (Cebu City North), Darcy Engutan (Cebu City South)

Binibining Cebu 2018 Long Gown Competition
Amelie Grauel (Compostela), Jasmier Murray (Consolacion), Melody Ann Infante (Cordova)

Binibining Cebu 2018 Long Gown Competition
Faith Anover (Daanbantayan), Princess Bajamonde (Dalaguete), Christine Rudolph (Danao City)

Binibining Cebu 2018 Long Gown Competition
Lourraine Besabella (Dumanjug), Sharon Angel (Ginatilan), Maria Abendan (Lapu-Lapu City)

Binibining Cebu 2018 Long Gown Competition
R-Jane Lugod (Liloan), Tracy Perez (Madridejos), Marianel Sacal (Malabuyoc)

Binibining Cebu 2018 Long Gown Competition
Steffi Aberasturi (Mandaue City), Sheena Balansag (Medellin), Kristine Gillamac (Minglanilla)

Binibining Cebu 2018 Long Gown Competition
Shaina Mabatid (Moalboal), Ivy Tapic (Naga City), Rubby Verano (Oslob)

Binibining Cebu 2018 Long Gown Competition
Gerly Cotimar (Pilar), Arianne Manquiquis (Pinamungajan), Freelyn Flores (Poro)

Binibining Cebu 2018 Long Gown Competition
Lou Piczon (Ronda), Ivy Esparcia (Samboan), Mary Grace Castillo (San Fernando)

Binibining Cebu 2018 Long Gown Competition
Princess Paraiso (San Francisco), Shaznay Corres (San Remigio), Kemberly Gillamac (Santa Fe)

Binibining Cebu 2018 Long Gown Competition
Carneah Basmayor (Santander), Ralene Lagudas (Sibonga), Angel Kate Uy (Sogod)

Binibining Cebu 2018 Long Gown Competition
Janine Gonob-gonob (Tabogon), Zenny Shun (Tabuelan), Rachel Uy (Talisay City)

Binibining Cebu 2018 Long Gown Competition
Mary Grace Tautuan (Toledo City), Trixie Ong (Tuburan), Sheene Paler (Tudela)

Pre-pageant activities and Coronation Night

Mark your calendars for the following pre-pageant activities that will drum up the excitement towards the grand Coronation Night!

September 26, 2018, Wednesday
6PM – Resort Wear and Swimwear Pre-pageant Gala Dinner at Mandani Bay

October 14, 2018, Sunday
1PM – Pre-pageant Interview at Mandani Bay

October 19, 2018, Friday
6PM – Binibining Cebu 2018 Grand Coronation Night at the Pacific Grand Ballroom, Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino

Binibining Cebu is presented by the Binibining Sugbu Charity Foundation, Inc. in cooperation with the Sacred Heart School for Boys Batch 1985 Foundation, Inc., Yahoo! Philippines, Xionwei Techology, Emperor Watch and Jewellery, Mandani Bay, and San Miguel Corporation.

Which candidate do you think will bring home the Binibining Cebu 2018 crown? Let us know in the comments section.

Sinjin is a travel and lifestyle blogger. He is currently the president of Cebu's premier blogging organization, the Cebu Bloggers Society.

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