Unexpected Triumph: Bb. Pilipinas 2008 Winners

Janina San Miguel, a 17 year-old lass was declared the 2008 Bb. Pilipinas-World which will travel to Johannesburg, South Africa for Miss World 2008 Competition, Jennifer Barrientos wins Bb. Pilipinas-Universe who will compete in Miss Universe 2008 Pageant in Nha Trang, Vietnam and Patricia Fernandez is Bb. Pilipinas-International who will travel to Macau for the Miss International 2008 Beauty Pageant. The pageant was held last March 9, 2008 at the Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City, Philippines.

Everyone was shocked when the host announced the winners because no one would ever thought that Janina (candidate #15) will win the highest crown of the night because she struggled at the interview segment. But her over-all beauty, confidence and her natural charm is what the judges saw that made her declared as a beauty queen.

1st run-up is Danielle Castano who bagged the most number of special awards, 2nd run-up is Elizabeth Nacuspag who became emotional during the interview. Completing the top 10 are: Jaysel Arrozal, Kathleen Guerrero, Karen Golar, Toni Hipolito and Tabetha Frick.

Special awards given are:
Ms. Bacchus Energy Drink - Danielle Castano
Ms. Talent - Rizza Liz Catigan
Ms. Friendship - Evangeline Mae Castillo
Miss Photogenic - Danielle Castano
Best in Swimsuit - Janina San Miguel
Ms. Natasha - Patricia Fernandez
Ms. Natasha Poise & Grace - Danielle Castano
Manila Bulletin Readers' Choice - Roxanne Tadique
Ms. Philippine Airlines - Danielle Castano
Ms. Ever Bilena - Danielle Castano

Related articles:
* Free English Course for Janina!
* Bb. Pilipinas World Quit?
* Danielle Castano will replace Janina San Miguel


Anonymous said...

First and foremost, she's not beautiful in my honest opinion. She "maybe" beautiful to some but there were other candidates who for some reason shine because of their overall personality. Janina San Miguel was a disaster. A series of unfortunate events personified. A living beauty queen "wannabe". Just because she was crowned Bb. Pilipinas World, doesn't qualify her to become a real "beauty queen". She maybe dressed elegantly, adorned with expensive and blinding jewelry, but 7 months of training won't even help correct her twisted tounge. It is okay to make mistakes, specially if you're underpressure but continually degrading yourself by not thinking and answering just so you could get it over and done with is one major stupidity. Life is just like any other competitions, accept criticisms or prepare to be eaten alive.

"To God be the Glory".