THE PBA heralded its 42nd season on Sunday with simple festivities at the Smart Araneta Coliseum and a solemn vow to come up with a more exciting game for fans.
Ginebra, San Miguel Beer, and Star received the loudest cheers from a decent-sized Big Dome Crowd during thethe parade of teams, where the SMC teams boasted three “It” girls today in FHM cover girl Kim Domingo for Ginebra, actress Yassi Pressman for the Beermen, and Ms. International winner Kylie Verzosa for the Hotshots.
Miss Universe candidate Maxine Medina was the muse for Meralco, 2016 Mutya ng Pilipinas Tourism Justin Mae San Jose paraded with Rain or Shine, another FHM cover girl in Valeen Montenegro joined Globalport, Ms. Global England 2015 Sophia Rankin joined Mahindra, Margo Midwinter paraded with NLEX while Blackwater had Daiana Menezes and Janelle Olafson as muses.
Ciarra Bachmann, daughter of Alaska governor Dickie Bachmann, paraded with the Aces, while Phoenix’s Sofia Andres and Elisse Joson, and TNT Katropa’s Angelica Alita completed the muses.
Season 42 chairman finally took the stage to declare the season open, before unveiling the Perpetual Trophy that the Beermen are vying for if they win a third straight all Philippine Cup crown.
“Marami po tayong pagbabago,” said Romero.