Top P-Pop girl group BINI fiercely made their official launch after two long years of intensive training and preparation. With their recently released debut single “Born To Win”, BINI girls Aiah Arceta, Colet Vergara, Maloi Ricalde, Gwen Apuli, Stacey Sevilleja, Mikha Lim, Jhoanna Robles, and Sheena Catacutan stunned everyone with their remarkable talent and star quality.
Now reaching hundreds and thousands of views, their fanbase is bigger than ever. Netizens are also dying to know more about this amazing up and coming girl group. If you’re one of them, then you better watch this Hotspot Exclusive with BINI hosted by the ultimate Beshie ng Bayan DJ Jhai Ho.
The eight talented girls first shared stories about who they were before their BINI journey started. Joana was set to become a radio broadcaster while Aiah and Stacey were pursuing their modelling and pageant dreams. Gwen also loved modelling, but also tries her hand at make-up, being an enthusiast for the art. Colet and Maloi were extremely passionate about music already with Colet getting into songwriting and Maloi mastering the ukulele. Mikha and Sheena, on the other hand, are stellar dancers even before being part of BINI. Mikha was a well-trained cheerleader and Sheena was a competitive dancer.
Even if they all have massive potential in other fields, they chose the path to be a part of BINI since their hearts led them to it. Regardless, being a BINI girl doesn’t stop them from pursuing their passions on the side or in the future.
During their two-year training as a P-Pop group and now as an officially launched one, the girls' eyes were opened to the world of showbiz. Every once in a while, they get to meet their idols when they are invited to perform on ASAP Natin ‘To, It’s Showtime, and other shows. Each time is a “dream come true” for them.
The girls even shared how amazed they were when they got to meet Mr. Pure Energy Gary Valenciano when they were performing an opening number on ASAP together because they witnessed his endless burst of energy. Maloi also couldn’t help but let us know how much she fangirled when she got to talk to one of her idols, Asia’s Phoenix Morissette Amon.
Despite their rising fame, the girls continue to take inspiration from local and international artists. It’s their goal to be able to collaborate with them one day too. Popstar Princess Sarah Geronimo and Asia’s Soul Supreme KZ Tandingan are on the top of their local artists list to do a project with someday. Joanna explains why they are excited to collab with Sarah and KZ, “Total performance po talaga ‘yong binibigay nila and doon kami na-iinspire.”
Their debut single “Born To Win” holds a lot of meaning for each and everyone at BINI. DJ Jhai Ho went around the group to ask them how they relate to one of the song's iconic lines, “I used to be so careless, but now I’m more than fearless”.
All the girls cited that their BINI journey, from being a young dreamer, persevering and fulfilling their dreams, is what fueled the story behind their lyrics. Most of them also relate how the big change in their lives pushed them to be more independent and braver.
The girls also had favorite lines of their own which they gladly shared with us. Definitely, each one was drawn from their training, life experiences, and BINI journey.
Before ending the interview, DJ Jhai wanted to get a gist of each BINI girl’s personality with a “Who’s Who Challenge”. During the game, we got to know fun tidbits such as who takes the most selfies or who's the life of the party among them. We also find out who has the most energy, so much so that she’s still making TikTok dance videos in the middle of the night.
Watch the whole interview to meet each of the beautiful and talented BINI girls!