MANILA, Philippines –A parade of beauty queens, star athletes, television personalities, newsmakers and timeless beauties ushering the PBA league’s 40th season on Sunday at the Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan.
Michelle Gumabao, the volleyball spiker joins Alaska Aces while more beauty queens are set to join Miss World 2013 Maegan Young. Young leads this season’s batch when she joins the Talk ‘N Text Tropang Texters while another beauty queen, Miss Universe Philippines 2014 MJ Lastimosa has been chosen by the re-christened Purefoods Hotshots after an online search.
Young will be Talk n Text Tropang Texters’ muse while crowd favorite Brgy. Ginebra Kings continue its tradition of having the hottest and sexiest stars with Ellen Adarna.
Newcomer Kia Sorento will parade with Saranggani Vice Governor Jinkee Pacquiao, who will parade alongside her husband Manny, the team’s playing coach.
Miss International 2013 first runner-up Natalie Den Dekker of Netherlands going to Barako Bull while Mutya ng Pilipinas Cordillera Glennifer Perido will march with Rain or Shine.
Classic beauties Alice Dixon and Sunshine Cruz will parade with San Miguel and newcomer Blackwater Elite, respectively, while TV5 talents Dianne Medina and Ritz Azul were tapped by MVP group’s NLEX Road Warriors and Meralco Bolts, respectively.
The opening ceremonies will be aired live on TV5 starting at 1:30 p.m. as a record crowd is expected to fill up the 55,000-seater arena in Bulacan.