What Did You Think of Toni Gonzaga’s Hosting at Bb Pilipinas 2015?


Bb. Pilipinas 2015 hosts Xian Lim and Toni Gonzaga in a gorgeous Cinderella blue Michael Cinco gown

Bb. Pilipinas 2015 hosts Xian Lim and Toni Gonzaga in a gorgeous Cinderella blue Michael Cinco gown

I am beginning to get complaints about Toni Gonzaga’s hosting at the Bb. Pilipinas 2015 beauty pageant last night. Personally, I am a bit clueless because when I watch pageants, I focus so much on observing the contestants, taking photos and blogging on the fly that I don’t really notice the hosts so much.

But one good friend of mine, a writer for a newspaper, had some VERY strong words about her hosting. Since his article is still coming out next week, I won’t preempt it and give his exact words. But to summarize, he said that Toni Gonzaga had this ‘I’m better than you’ attitude and spoke ‘down’ on the girls. He adds that this is a reflection her insecurity and that she should never host another pageant until she matures.

Yes, as I said, they are strong words.

I asked the hubby about it since he was my photographer at the pageant. In his very diplomatic way he gently agreed but said that in fairness, Toni Gonzaga was hilariously entertaining during the break when the judges went into the deliberation room to argue out who the final winners should be.

I must say that that is true. She kept the crowd occupied during the long 30 to 40 minute break.

So, dear readers. What do you think? Was Toni Gonzaga astounding or annoying?

When Hannah Sison was called forward during the Q&A, Toni cracked a joke about Hannah's earrings having their own theme song - Chandelier. Then she sang a few notes from the song... apparently not everyone found it funny.

When Hannah Sison was called forward during the Q&A, Toni cracked a joke about Hannah’s earrings having their own theme song – Chandelier. Then she sang a few notes from the song… apparently not everyone found it funny.

 

Meantime, here’s what Direk Joey Reyes has to say about it:

The role of the host is to make the girls feel comfortable in the most difficult and nerve-shattering portion of contest. Unfortunately, Ms. Gonzaga unwittingly foisted the most unprofessional thing one could fathom. Her attitude was condescending, her stance was belittling — and she humiliated the contestants, turning the segment into a Comedy Bar routine — which befits her look at that moment as a badly dolled up transsexual.

And then here’s another scathing reaction from Bb Pilipinas Universe winner Nina Ricci Adagio:
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