Binibining Pilipinas has formally reopened the postponed 2020 pageant with an onground and online launch of the Binibining Pilipinas National Costume Photo Exhibit on January 22, 2021.
A physical photo exhibit was opened in the morning at the Gateway Mall, featuring the life-size pictures of the Binibini candidates wearing their intricate and colorful costumes. The photos were earlier released online via the official Facebook page of Binibining Pilipinas, and are now presented in an onsite gallery that will allow fans to see the pictures up-close.
The opening of the photo exhibit was attended by Binibining Pilipinas – International 2019 Patch Magtanong, Binibining Pilipinas Executive Committee member Raymond Villanueva, Uniprom Inc. OIC Irene Jose, and Binibining Pilipinas official photographer Raymond Saldana.
The onground exhibit was accompanied by a Facebook live show in the afternoon, with Patch Magtanong as host. The online show discussed each of the candidates' national costumes, with reviews provided by Binibining Pilipinas Intercontinental – 2019 and Best in National Costume winner Emma Mary Tiglao, and pageant writers/bloggers Voltaire Tayag and Jesson Capuchino.
On both the onground and online events, the reigning Binibining Pilipinas – International titleholder read the message of Binibining Pilipinas Charities Inc (BPCI) chairperson Stella Marquez-Araneta, who warmly welcomed all excited fans and supporters in the pageant's resumption.
"Our tradition of identifying and crowning our new queens will be done in a 'new normal' and safe setting. We share your excitement as we see the candidates in action again, and we look forward to your continuous support," she said.
Araneta also announced in her message that the Binibining Pilipinas coronation night is expected to take place on April 17.
Pageant fans can visit the Binibining Pilipinas National Costume Photo Exhibit at the activity area of Gateway Mall until Jan. 31, and at the Upper Ground floor of Ali Mall from Feb. 1 to 14.