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Friday, April 8, 2016

Watchful Eyes Binibining Pilipinas 2016 Best National Costumes

Binibining Pilipinas 2016 National Costume Presentation was held last Wednesday evening, April 6 at KIA Theater. Forty (40) lovely contestants of Binibining Pilipinas 2016 glided through the stage with sheer elegance, poise and grace only to be overwhelmed by their captivating smile give their best portrayal of a typical Filipina native costumes. All of these costumes were created by Filipino designers.

There are lots of gorgeous designs in the national costume competition and I have a difficult time choosing which among them will be considered Watchful Eyes' favorites and the best of the crop. After seeing all of the contestants who look so stunning and fabulous in their eye catching, impeccable native Philippine costumes, Watchful Eyes Of Silhouette blog scored and ranked them based on portrayal/depiction, design (creativity, finesse, innovation, difficulty or intricacies), historical significance or accuracy, fabric or textile used and over-all elegance and sophistication reminiscent of a typical Filipina. So here are the national costumes which captured the attention of the Watchful Eyes ranked accordingly.

1. Benguet (Baguio City) - Kylie Verzosa (Binibini No. 31) 

Costume Designer: Rajo Laurel


2. Zambales (Olongapo City) - Priscilla Kimberly dela Cruz (Binibini No. 17) 

Costume Designer: Rocky Gathercole

3. La Union (Agoo) - Kimberle Mae Penchon (Binibini No. 4) 

Costume Designer: Louis Pangilinan


4. Laguna (Sta. Rosa) - Vina Openiano (Binibini No. 16) 

 Costume Designer: Chico Estiva

5. Metro Manila (Mandaluyong City) - Angelique Celine de Leon (Binibini No. 7) 

Costume Designer: Jearson Demavivas

6. Bulacan (Hagonoy) - Jeslyn Santos (Binibini No. 10) 

Costume Designer: Gabriel Luis Gonzales

7. Davao del Sur (Davao City) - Jehza Mae Huelar (Binibini No. 37) 

Costume Designer: Patrick Isonera & Xioti Chiu


8. Albay (Oas) - Sissel Ria Rabajante (Binibini No. 39) 

 Costume Designer - Nel Claveria

9. Bataan (Balanga) - Dindi Joy Pajares (Binibini No. 27) 

Costume Designer: Cherry Veric

10. Metro Manila (Manila) - Karen Ibasco (Binibini No. 8) 

Costume Designer: Rian Fernandez

11. Camarines Sur (Iriga City) - Maria Lina Prongoso (Binibini No. 19) 

Costume Designer: Polly Lagyap & Mayor Madel Gazmen

12. Cebu (Cebu City) - Maria Gigante (Binibini No. 36) 

Costume Designer: Philipp Tampus

13. Pampanga (Angeles City) - Gail Doraine Ventic (Binibini No. 1) 

Costume Designer:Edwin Uy

14. Metro Manila (Quezon City) - Crescent Anne Samaco (Binibini No. 30)

Costume Designer: Ernest Huiso

15. Bulacan (Paombong) - Jessica Gonzales (Binibini No. 21) 

 Costume Designer: Vince Sityar

16. Ilocos Norte (Laoag City) - Sheena Dalo (Binibini No. 18) 

Costumer Designer: Ryan Ablaza Uson

17. Metro Manila (Quezon City) - Nichole Marie Manalo (Binibini No. 28) 

Costume Designer: Roland Lirio


18. Metro Manila (Pasig City) - Riana Agatha Pangindian (Contestant No. 5) 

Costume Designer: Pablo Mendez


19. Metro Manila (Manila) - Nicole Cordoves (Binibini No. 11) 

Costume Designer: Mark Tumang


20. Pampanga (Lubao) - Angela Lauren Fernando (Binibini No. 3) 

Costume Designer: Frederick Peralta


21. Zambales (Olongapo City) - Alexandra Faith Garcia (Binibini No. 2) 

Costume Designer: Denise Crisostomo


22. Laguna (San Pedro) - Jennifer Hammond (Contestant No. 26) 

Costume Designer: Jonti Martinez


23. Davao del Sur (Davao City) - Kristine Angeli Estoque (Contestant No. 15) 

Costume Designer: John Cliff


24. Bulacan (Marilao) - Jennyline Carla Malpaya (Binibini No. 32) 

Costume Designer: Jonti Martinez


25. Metro Manila (Valenzuela City) - Leonalyn dela Cruz (Binibini No. 33) 

Costume Designer: Daniel Manila

Photo Sources:

Binibining Pilipinas Official Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1062155947174656.1073742030.161067400616853&type=3

Rappler Life and Style
  - http://www.rappler.com/life-and-style/specials/bb-pilipinas/125693-photos-national-costume-bb-pilipinas-2016
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