|Binibini 20, Catriona Gray.|
|Stella Marquez Araneta, chairperson of Binibining Pilipinas|
2018 with Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach
It is no secret that Catriona Gray, Binibini 20 is this year's mega favourite to win the coveted crown. The former Miss World Philippines titleholder is the top choice of the pageant enthusiasts to banner the sash of the Philippines in Miss Universe. And it doesn't take a rocket Science to rationalize why an overwhelming majority of pageant aficionados are rooting for her. Catriona has it ALL. She is superior in almost all aspects - communication skills, intelligence, talent, character, personality, advocacy and her physical beauty is way miles ahead from the rest of her competitors. She'll rock the universe for sure with her superb qualities!
Fans and netizens are anticipating for Catriona being crowned Miss Universe Philippines 2018. She is a total performer on stage and she's a bomb in the make or break question and answer portion. So the possibility of not clinching the Top Plum is very nil. She is indeed The One, unless, there will be a major blunder on her part come finals. But, I am certain that she will never fail her millions of adoring fans and well-wishers and that she will give her utmost best to win and clinch The Crown.
I am hoping that the final judging process will be fair and square. The viewers and the fans these days are already intelligent enough to be fooled. Stella Marquez should take a queue from Julia Morley of Miss World from the ruthless bashings that she and her organization got when Catriona was unfairly left out after a splendid performance. The bashing from the Filipino fans is something that Stella, in her sunset years should evade. The fans spewing mean words and hatred wouldn't be triggered if there are no valid reasons in the first place. However I believe that the elder head honcho is aware of Catriona's gargantuan fan following and that she will be extra careful and will take every precaution in selecting the winners.
Catriona's win as MUP 2018 will be greatly beneficial to Stella and her organization. Catriona, who is already a massive hit will be attracting so many sponsors and being an independent candidate herself would mean that her victory in the universe wouldn't be credited to any beauty camps but directly to Stella and the Binibining Pilipinas organization itself.