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Binibining Pilipinas 2012 LIVE RESULTS:
Best in National Costume – Nicole Schmitz, Sydney, Australia
7:33 PM – Here’s the stage layout (Thanks to Heath Toladro of Foursquare)
7:47 PM — Too much screaming, overwhelming support for all the 30 candidates. The show hasn’t started yet.
8:00 PM — Binibining Pilipinas 2012 has started with an opening number of the 30 beautiful candidates.
8:06PM — Hosts Venus Raj, Xian Lim, Iza Calzado, and Georgina Wilson step up on the stage with stunning outfits.
Extra — Xian Lim, one of the four hosts tonight, is doing this hosting stint for the first time. Here’s a backstage photo:
8:20 PM — Judges for this years pageant are: US Ambassador Harry Thomas, Phil Younghusband, Richard Gomez, Riza Hontiveros-Baraquiel, Department of Trade & Industry Secretary Cesar Purisima, Precious Lara Quigaman, Nestlé Philippines Inc. Chair and Chief Executive John Martin Miller, and a lot more.
8:34 PM — Swimsuit competition has started. Credits: Missosology
8:37 PM — The fans are screaming wild not just for the candidates, but also for the featured Australian DJ, Callum David.
8:48 PM — Standouts of the first 15 for me. Nicole Schmitz, Patricia Mae Ejercitado, and MJ Lastimosa.
8:52 PM — Goldy Baroa, Candidate #23, almost fell.
9:01 PM — Standouts of the 2nd batch: Golda Soller and Sherlyn Gonzales.
9:05 PM — Coming up next: SPECIAL AWARDS. Crowd are super wild.
9:10 PM — Special Awards:
Best In Swimsuit: Nicole Schmitz (8)
People’s Choice Award: Giselle Angelica Munoz (21)
Binibining Friendship: Chloe Zanardi (25)
Binibining Talent: Katrina Dimaranan (13)
Manila Bulletin Readers’ Choice Award: Roxane Tadique (12)
9:20 PM — Binibining Pilipinas 2012 is now on delayed telecast via ABS-CBN.
9:30 PM — Just after the first gap of the TV telecast, #bbpilipinas2012 officially trending on Twitter at #2.
9:31 PM — Stage cleanup and break, getting ready for evening gown competition.
9:33 PM — Evening gown competition has officially started with Arnel Pineda performing “Heaven”.
9:47 PM — #BBPilipinas2012 now #3 in Twitter WORLDWIDE Trend.
9:52 PM — For the 2nd batch of evening gown competition, Bamboo is performing.
Extra — Here’s your DJ tonight, Callum David, Australian DJ. (Thanks LloydyGaga!)
10:15 PM — Special Awards:
Ms. PAL: MJ Lastimosa (9)
Ms. Avon: MJ Lastimosa (9)
Ms. Photogenic: Karen Galman (1)
Best In Evening Gown: Angelee De los Reyes (26)
10:19 PM — Look who’s trending on Twitter…
10:20PM — Binibining Pilipinas 2012 TOP 12
- Sherlyn Gonzales (30)
- Liezl Alcantara (16)
- Annalie Forbes (29)
- Patricia Lae Ejercitado (7)
- Angelee Claudett delos Reyes (26)
- Mary Jean Lastimosa (9)
- Katrina Jayne Dimaranan (13)
- Janine Mari Tugonon (18)
- Elaine Kay Moll (15)
- Gina Joy Howell (14)
- Nicole Schmitz (8)
- Karen Gallman (1)
10:25 PM — Question & Answer Portion has commenced for the Final 12.
10:41 PM — Question for #16 will be edited for TV. “Happiness” wasn’t pronounced well by the foreign judge.
10:49 PM — Notable answer of #26 Angelee Claudett for the question “How do you show to the whole world that it’s more fun in the Philippines?”: “Standing here in front of you right now is an example of the beautiful people of the Philippines.”
10:51 PM — Analie Forbes #29 got blank. Question is about social media. She was given another chance.
10: 53 PM — Rissa Hontiveros gave her contestant an option to answer either in English or Filipino.
10:58 PM — Notable answer of Karen Gallman #1 for Phil Younghusband’s Question “Can you give us your own definition of defeat and victory?”, “It’s not about winning, it’s about how you fought to win.”
11:13 PM — Our Miss Universe 2011 3rd Runner Up Shamcey Supsup does her final TSUNAMI walk as she is getting ready to pass the crown to the deserving Binibining Pilipinas candidate.
11:21 PM — Titles are changed from Binibining Pilipinas Universe to Miss Universe Philippines, and so on.
11:27 PM — Venus singing an Adele song off-air haha! Georgina on the other hand, is singing “Killing Me Softly”!
11:33 PM —Wow, Iza Calzado is singing “Isang Linggong Pag-Ibig” impromptu. LOL!
11:49 PM — Binibining Pilipinas 2012 Winners
- 2nd Runner-Up — #29 Annalie Forbes
- 1st Runner Up — #15 Elaine Mollie
- Miss International Philippines 2012 — #8 Nicole Schmitz
- Miss Tourism Philippines 2012 — #13 Katrina Dimaranan
- Miss UNIVERSE Philippines 2012 — #18 Janine Tugonon
Thank you everyone for staying up! That’s is for the live blogging of Binibining Pilipinas 2012!