A BEVY of beauty queens, star athletes, television personalities, newsmakers and ageless beauties make up the 40th PBA season muses who will parade on Sunday at the Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan.
Miss World 2013 Maegan 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.
Miss International 2013 first runner-up Natalie Den Dekker of the Netherlands represents Barako Bull to add foreign touch to the festivities while Mutya ng Pilipinas Cordillera Glennifer Perido will lead the Rain or Shine team in the traditional parade of teams.
UAAP star spikers step on a different court as former La Salle Lady Spiker Michelle Gumabao joins Alaska while GlobalPort is set to choose betwen national volleybelles Rachel Ann Daquis and Cha Cruz.
Television host Ritz Azul has been chosen by the Meralco Bolts while young actress Dianne Medina has been tapped by the NLEX Road Warriors.
Veteran actresses Sunshine Cruz and Alice Dixson will display their classic beauties as they parade for Blackwater Elite and San Miguel Beermen, respectively, while sexy actress Ellen Adarna will be the muse of the league's most popular team, Barangay Ginebra.
However, SMB, insiders said, is also looking to tap Erica Adachi and Alaina Bergsma to join Dixson in the opening rites if the PBA relaxes its one-muse-per-team policy.
Young actress Julie Ann San Jose was supposed to join fellow Ever Bilena endorser Cruz at Blackwater, but commitments to her new show at GMA-7 forced her to beg off at the last minute.
Sarangani vice governor Jinkee Pacquiao has been chosen by Kia Sorento, where her husband Manny is the playing coach , after an earlier plan to tap 'Pac-mom' Mommy Dionisia was ditched.
Here are this season's batch of muses:
ALASKA – Michelle Gumabao
BARAKO BULL – Natalie Den Dekker [2013 Miss International first runner-up]
BLACKWATER ELITE – Sunshine Cruz
BRGY GINEBRA – Ellen Adarna
GLOBALPORT – Cha Cruz, Rachel Ann Daquis
KIA – Jinkee Pacquiao
MERALCO – Ritz Azul
NLEX – Dianne Medina
PUREFOODS - Mj Lastimosa [Miss Universe Philippines 2014]
RAIN OR SHINE – Glennifer Perido (Mutya ng Pilipinas Cordillera]
SAN MIGUEL – Alice Dixson
TALK 'N TEXT – Maegan Young