BINI came from the Filipino word “binibini” which means “young lady”. The group aims to be the embodiment of the modern Filipino woman – someone who is sweet, fierce, informed and of course, independent.
The eight members came from grueling talent search process – Star Hunt Academy at the ABS CBN. Numerous candidates – over 250, auditioned from all over the country. The members had to go through various trainings and were trained by coaches from all over the world.
Their pre-debut single “Da Coconut Nut” premiered on the groups official Youtube channel last November 6, 2020. Last December 4, 2020, they signed contracts with Star Magic and Star Music. The group is set to debut within February 2021. Before they officially debut, let us know more about the members! Read on to learn!
Jhoanna was born Jhoanna Robles on January 26, 2004 and is the family’s only child.
At a young age, she has already been excelling in academics, being a consistent honor student. She loves listening to music and can play several musical instruments such as the guitar and the ukulele. During her trainee days, her favorite subject is singing. She already appeared in the television through the drama anthology Maalaala Mo Kaya in the episode “Kadenang Ginto”.
Aiah was born Maraiah Queen Arceta on January 27, 2001. She has an older brother. Based on her Instagram feed, she is such a fan of the outdoors, particularly the water. You can it from the nature posts she have on her official IG. Apart from swimming, she loves to draw in her spare time. She is also a model on the side.
Colet was born as Nicolette Vergara on September 14, 2001. She is a huge fan of the South Korean groups EXO and GFriend, even going to their concerts in the Philippines. As such, it is unsurprising that Colet loves dancing and singing, the latter being her favorite part during their trainee days. But not only that, she loves to read books and even spend some days just simply reading.
Maloi was born as Mary Loi Ricalde on May 27, 2002. Perhaps being an idol is her destiny since she has been acclimated to the Korean wave through her passion in watching various Korean dramas. In her spare time, she loves playing various musical instruments such as the guitar and ukulele, and even, composing various songs. Her favorite part of their training was the subject singing.
Gwen was born as Gweneth Apuli on June 19, 2003 is considered as the group’s lead rapper. She hails from Albay, Philippines and has four brothers. Prior to being debuted with the group, she was a part of the reality show Pinoy Big Brother (PBB Otso Batch 3). She loves listening to Carpenters, modelling and singing.
Stacey was born Stacey Aubrey Sevilleja on July 13. 2003. During their trainee days, her favorite subject was dancing. Although you can see from her physique and her Instagram account that she has a natural talent and penchant for modelling. On her spare time, she likes to improve her make up skills by practicing on it.
Mikha was born Mikhaela Lim on November 8, 2003. She enjoyed singing training during their trainee days. In her spare time, she particularly enjoys indulging in various sports, playing card games and binging various Korean dramas.
Sheena was born Sheena Mae Catacutan on May 9, 2004 and hails from Santiago City, Isabela. She was also part of the PBB Otso with Gwen and had finished among the top 10. She particularly loves dancing and singing. During her off days, she loves browsing through social media and trying out different types of food such as sweets and Korean style fried chicken.
Who is your bias among these eight ladies? Are you excited to see their official debut? Let’s wait in anticipation and in the meantime, stream their pre-debut single!