The new circle of Binibining Pilipinas queens have been crowned.
Bb. Pilipinas-Globe Michele Gumabao, Bb. Pilipinas Grand International Eva Patalinjug, Bb. Pilipinas-Intercontinental Karen Gallman, Bb. Pilipinas-Supranational Jehza Huelar, Bb. Pilipinas-International Ma. Ahtisa Manalo, and Miss Universe Philippines Catriona Gray are the newly-crowned beauties set to represent the country in the next season of pageantry.
And behind these victorious women are their supportive significant others. (Save for Ahtisa, who does not have any love life-related posts on social media.)
Here are the beaus of the five beauty queens:
Catriona Gray: Clint Bondad
Catriona Gray is more than grateful to have a boyfriend like Clint Bondad.
She told PEP.ph in a previous interview, “[Clint’s] been with me through a lot of things in my life. He’s very, very supportive. I’m so grateful for him. That’s what I want in a partner, someone that would push me to be better, to challenge myself, and support me all the way, and he really does.”
When Catriona won Miss World-Philippines in 2016, Clint took a video of his girlfriend's winning answer during the Q&A portion.
In his caption, the Filipino-German model wrote, “Sorry for the super shaky hands! Haha heart racing and out of breath but simply amazed. Never stopped doing that to me. And that since almost 5 years! So proud of you my heart @catriona_gray!!!”
This time around, for Catriona's win in Binibining Pilipinas 2018, Clint posted a cute photo of them together.
His equally-cute congratulatory message read, “Nothing better in the universe than cuddling you with sleepy eyes and knowing that you have arrived.
“My Queen. My Everything.”
Jehza Huelar: PJ Simon
PBA star PJ Simon was fresh from his semi-finals basketball match in Ynares Center, Antipolo when he arrived at the Araneta Coliseum for the 2018 Binibining Pilipinas grand coronation night.
The cager was happy that he made it in time for the coronation of his fiancée, Jehza Huelar, as Bb. Pilipinas-Supranational 2018.
His congratulatory message read: “So happy to have a front-row seat to see your dreams come true! #MyQueen”
PJ and Jehza got engaged on January 1, 2018.
Michelle Gumabao: Aldo Panlilio
Bb. Pilipinas-Globe 2018 Michelle Gumabao found a supportive part in Grindhouse MNL gym owner Aldo Panlilio.
The couple met through a common friend who set them up on a date. Their shared interests include fitness, sports, and food.
Before the competition, Aldo posted a lengthy message for his queen.
It read, “Joining the Binibining Pilipinas pageant wasn't even in your plans till about February, but even with the short period of prep time, you accepted the challenge and got yourself ready and became in the talks to take home a crown. Goes to show you can do anything you set your mind to. Whatever happens, me and all the people who support you will be proud no matter what. I know you got this cause we winners! Tonight is the night!”
Eva Patalinjug: Francis Lim
Bb. Pilipinas-Grand International 2018 Eva Patalinjug is the girlfriend of Francis Lim.
Francis only has 38 posts on IG as of writing. His latest one? A pic with Eva with the simple caption, "My Binibing Pilipinas Grand International. @evapatalinjug," followed by love emojis.
Karen Gallman: Ian
Bb. Pilipinas-Intercontinental Karen Gallman has the support of her foreigner boyfriend, Ian.
Based on Karen’s Instagram feed, it looks like the two lovebirds enjoy traveling together.
This story originally appeared on Pep.ph.
* Minor edits have been made by the Femalenetwork.com editors.