Toni Gonzaga bashed for "pang-PBB" hosting at Bb. Pilipinas 2015

Toni Gonzaga received mixed-to-bad reviews for her Bb Pilipinas 2015 hosting stint last Sunday, March 15.

Pinoy Big Brother host Toni Gonzaga, along with Xian Lim, hosted the 52nd Binibining Pilipinas Grand Coronation Night, which had the following crown winners: Pia Wurtzbach as Miss Universe Philippines, Janicel Lubina as Bb Pilipinas International, Christi McGarry as Bb Pilipinas Intercontinental, Rogelie Catacutan as Bb Pilipinas Supranational and Ann Colis as Bb Pilipinas Tourism.

credit to Binibining Pilipinas Charities Inc (BPCI)

While Xian Lim received mostly positive reviews, particularly on the way he modulated his voice while introducing the candidates, Toni Gonzaga on one hand was criticized by netizens for the way she hosted, especially during the Q&A round, where she tried to make fun and throw some jokes, probably her way to lighten up that nerve-wracking moment. Watch video from the Q&A (upload by aCrowningBeauty):

Many felt Toni was like hosting PBB (Pinoy Big Brother) and not BBP (Binibining Pilipinas).

John Marlon Pablo (@jomarpabl0): "Toni made some girls look stupid in Q&A in front of the world watching... Bb Pilipinas event is not for her. Go back to PBB @imToniGonzaga"

Dandreb James Arro (@deejayisawriter): "I love Toni G. but watching how she handled #BbPilipinas2015 Q&A rounds is very inappropriate. Parang joke lang. Leave it at PBB."

Even former Bb Pilipinas titlist Nina Ricci Alagao had the same observation about it via Facebook: "leave that kind of hosting to PBB, not BBP"

In my blog post containing live updates of the Bb. Pilipinas 2015 Results, Toni also got harsh criticisms:

mxyz: "#tonigonzaga_ksp. A joke or two would be nice, especially if they are witty. But making fun of contestants or how they speak, considering she herself commits grammatical errors, is below the belt. She went overboard and acted as if the pageant is her show."

On 'Aquino & Abunda Tonight' last night, Boy Abunda and Kris Aquino, who also co-hosts with Toni on 'The Buzz', defended the multi-awarded TV host's style of hosting at Bb Pilipinas. According to the two, Toni did a good job hosting the pageant. "It wasn't a perfect hosting, but Toni did a great job," Boy said.

I actually feel sad for Toni. I loved how she looked so gorgeous like beauty queen in her blue gown. In fact, I even tweeted about how great-looking she and Xian are that evening. But it was her style of hosting which is more being talked about and making headlines.

Toni isn't actually the only one heavily bashed by netizens. Miss Universe 2013 3rd Runner Up Ariella Arida, who also co-hosted the pageant, also didn't escape criticisms, because of her not-so-good diction. The UP graduate, a Cum Laude, just took it easy and simply said sorry.

araarida: "Pasensya na mga madam!!! Love you all!!"

It was only the first time ever for Toni to host Bb. Pilipinas. In past editions, starting from 2011 when ABS-CBN acquired the rights to air the pageant, female presenters were KC Concepcion, Iza Calzado, Dawn Zulueta and Anne Curtis. -

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3 Comment(s):


  2. WYNWYN is not that beautiful, hindi pangbeauty pageant ang beauty niya. She's not that tall, ang laki pa ng mukha. Pag hinalo mo sya sa karamihan hindi mo sya mapapansin. She's not a head turner ika nga! She's popular because she's the daughter of Alma Moreno and Joey Marquez, but other than that mas lamang ang ibang contestants sa kanya!

  3. Correct ka dyan, bluebird. Malaki nga ang ulo sa katawan at definitely kulang na kulang siya sa pagka-"long-legged."