Bb. Pilipinas 2017 Coronation

Friday September 1, 2017

Along with a spectacular evening of world class performances and star studded lineups, twenty extraordinary, young women, with an equally impressive group of nine teen candidates fought for gold at the 5th, grandest, and final installment of Binibining Pilipinas USA. In a first, the evening was hosted by KC Concepcion and KC Montero -- remarkably, the first-time ever that the two KCs have hosted a show together. “It took Binibining Pilipinas USA to bring us together,” quipped KC Montero. Co-hosted by Emmy award winning producer of “The Talk,” Marc Anthony Nicolas, the night kicked off with a spectacular opening number featuring laser and LED effects, twin 20 foot dancing robots and high-flying, acrobatic moves by Asia’s Got Talent and WCOPA Grand Champions, Junior New System, to Coldplay and The Chainsmokers’ “Something Just Like This.” The audience joined in, waving their LED batons in the air. “That atmosphere was absolutely electric,” said Olympic figure skater, Michael Martinez who was in the audience. Hailing from seven states, the contestants competed in their national costumes, swimsuits, and evening gowns to a sellout venue. The toughest job of narrowing the bunch fell to the pens of the distinguished panel of judges chaired by Miss Universe 1993 Dayanara Torres, Undersecretary of the Philippine Department of Tourism Kat De Castro; world renowned fashion designer Elie Madi, “Voice builder to the world” Gary Catona, former Major League Baseball All-Star Royce Clayton, Ralph Moore, Hon. Cristina Perez (from the TV series Justice for All with Judge Cristina), Michelle Narvaez, and actor Reggie Lee (Grimm). Special music performances by a pair of platinum recording artists, Dawn Robinson of En Vogue (“My Lovin’-You’re Never Gonna Get It”) and dance diva Cece Peniston (“Finally”) had the audience dancing and singing along enthusiastically. Lastly, for a surprise...... Read more on Full Issue!

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