THE search for the first Binibining Cebu is set to reach a momentous conclusion with the Coronation Night tonight. Besides a history-making pageant gathering 54 candidates to highlight each of Cebu’s cities and towns, the event itself is a one-of-a-kind collaboration among Cebu’s most talented personalities.
Fashion designer Cary Santiago, who is celebrated all over the world for his intricate and detailed couture, is the visionary behind the show-stopping Binibining Cebu crown which will be unveiled on pageant night.
Asked what his inspiration was, Santiago said: “I took inspiration from the nine cities of Cebu province, as well as its colorful and vibrant history and culture.” Santiago incorporates a dazzling array of 16-carat diamonds, 47-carat emeralds, 66-carat rubies and 30-carat blue sapphires, 25-carat white sapphires, eight-carat sardonix to 14k Italian gold for a crown that will make sure all eyes will be on Binibining Cebu. The crown will be produced by premier jewelry brand and premier jewelry company in Cebu, Oro China.
The candidates will be wearing evening gowns from Santiago’s atelier which they will display on the grand stage designed by the pageant’s creative producer, world-renowned furniture designer Kenneth Cobonpue.
Celebrity performers include James Reid and members of the Hey Joe Show.
The public may witness history unfold with the Binibining Cebu Coronation Night tonight, 7:30 p.m. at the Pacific Grand Ballroom of the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino.
Binibining Cebu is organized by the Bb. Sugbu Charity Foundation Inc. in cooperation with the Sacred Heart School for Boys Batch 1985 Foundation Inc. (Contributed Article)