Binibining Pilipinas Pageant: 2010-2014


BINIBINING PILIPINAS 2010
Bb. Pilipinas-Universe – Maria Venus Raj (the title was later changed to Miss Universe Philippines as mandated by the Miss Universe Org.)
Bb. Pilipinas-World – Czarina Catherine Gatbonton
Bb. Pilipinas-International – Krista Eileen Kleiner
Diane Elaine Necio (1st runner-up)
Helen Nicolette Henson (2nd runner-up)
THE SEMI-FINALISTS:
#22 – Diane Elaine Necio
#18 – Helen Nicolette Henson
#01 – Mariella Castillo
#13 – Gwendoline Gaelle Ruais
#19 – Kate Princess Alimurong
#17 – Rose Ann Aguilar
#14 – Mary Ann Ross Misa
#10 – Maria Venus Raj
#11 – Krista Eileen Kleiner
SPECIAL AWARDEES:
Best in Philippine Terno – #10, Maria Venus L.B. Raj
Miss Talent – #11, Krista Eileen Kleiner
Miss Friendship – #10, Maria Venus Raj
Miss Photogenic – #18, Helen Nicolette Henson
Best in Swimsuit – #11, Krista Eileen Kleinerj
Best in Long Gown – #10, Maria Venus Raj
Miss PAL Sunniest Personality – #18, Helen Nicolette Henson
Miss Texters Choice Award – #7, Laurese Ann Caparas
Araneta Center Shopper’s Choice Award – #4, Selena Alexis Antonio
Manila Bulletin Reader’s Choice Award – #21, Czarina Catherine Gatbonton

BINIBINING PILIPINAS 2011
Miss Universe Philippines – Shamcey Gurrea Supsup
Bb. Pilipinas-International – Dianne Elaine Necio
Bb. Pilipinas-Tourism – Isabella Angela Manjon
1st runner-up – Janine Marie Tugonon
2nd runner-up – Mary Jean Lastimosa
THE SEMI-FINALISTS:
#6 – Patricia Marie Tumulak
#8 – Maria Kristina Marasigan
#11 – Diana Arevalo
#13 – Queneerich Rehman
#16 – Sabrinne Al-Tawil
#19 – Wendy Lucas
#23 – Luzelle Felipe
#25 – Isabella Angela Manjon
#26 – Shamcey Supsup
#27 – Janine Marie Tugonon
#30 – Kathleen Subijano
#32 – Jenn-Roe Gubat
#33 – Dianne Elaine Necio
#34 – Mary Jean Lastimosa
#37 – Sarah Nicole Clenci
SPECIAL AWARDEES:
Best in Swimsuit – Queneerich Rehman
Best in Long Gown – Luzelle Felipe
Face of Bb. Pilipinas 2011/ Miss Photogenic – Angelia Gabrena Ong
Best in National Costume – Elizabeth Clenci
Miss Friendship – Samantha Purvor
Miss Talent – Shamcey Supsup
Miss Philippine Airlines – Shamcey Supsup
Manila Bulletin Readers’ Choice Award – Luzelle Felipe
Miss Creamsilk – Shamcey Supsup

BINIBINING PILIPINAS 2012
Miss Universe Philippines – Janine Marie Tugonon
Bb. Pilipinas-International – Nicole Cassandra Schmitz
Bb. Pilipinas-Tourism – Katrina Jayne Dimaranan
1st runner-up – Elaine Kay Moll (later elevated to Bb. Pilipinas-Supranational)
2nd runner-up – Annalie Forbes
THE SEMI-FINALISTS:
#1 Karen Boyonas Gallman 19, 5’6″
#7 Patricia Lae Santos Ejercitado 23, 5’6″
#8 Nicole Cassandra Maturan Schmitz 23, 5’7″
#9 Mary Jean Ramirez Lastimosa 24, 5’7″
#13 Katrina Jayne Rivera Dimaranan 18, 5’9″
#14 Gina Joy Gasmen Howell 20, 5’9″
#15 Elaine Kay Tancio Moll 20, 5’10”
#16 Liezl Cano Alcantara 19, 5’9″
#18 Janine Marie Raymundo Tugonon 22, 5’8″
#26 Angelee Claudette Francisco delos Reyes 24, 5’7.5″
#29 Annalie Mallari Forbes 19, 5’6″
#30 Sherlyn Ramos Gonzales 24, 5’6″
SPECIAL AWARDEES:
Bb. Best in National Costume – #8 Nicole Schmitz
Bb. Friendship – #25 Chloe Zanardi
Bb. Talent – #13 Katrina Jayne Dimaranan
Manila Bulletin Readers’ Choice Award – #20 Roxanne Tadique
People’s Choice Award – #21 Giselle Angelica Muñoz
Best in Swimsuit – #8 Nicole Schmitz
Bb. Photogenic – #1 Karen Gallman
Bb. Philippine Airlines – #9 Mary Jean Lastimosa
Bb. Avon Philippines – #9 Mary Jean Lastimosa
Best in Long Gown – #26 Angelee delos Reyes

BINIBINING PILIPINAS 2013
Miss Universe Philippines – Ariella Arida
Binibining Pilipinas International – Bea Rose Santiago
Binibining Pilipinas Supranational – Mutya Johanna Datul
Binibining Pilipinas Tourism – Joanna Cindy Miranda
First Runner-up – Pia Wurtzbach
THE SEMI-FINALISTS:
#41 – Ariella Arida, 24, 5’8″
#45 – Imelda Schweighart, 17, 5’6″
#39 – Mutya Johanna Datul, 20, 5’8″
#34 – Grace Yann Apuad, 25, 5’9″
#13 – Charmaine Elima, 20, 5’7″
#43 – Rhea Nakpil, 23, 5’7″
#46 – Amanda Noelle Navasero, 21, 5’7″
#22 – Ellore Noelle Punzalan, 26, 5’8″
#20 – Bea Rose Santiago, 23, 5’9″
#16 – Joanna Cindy Miranda, 23, 5’7″
#12 – Camille Carla Nazar, 23, 5’6″
#25 – Merry Joyce Respicio, 18, 5’11”
#31 – Maria Angelica de Leon, 1,9 5’8″
#15 – Pia Wurtzbach, 23, 5’7″
#33 – Parul Shah, 24, 5’8″
SPECIAL AWARDEES:
Bb. Friendship  – #21, Lourenz Grace Remetillo
Bb. Talent – #10, Anna Carmela Aquino
Bb. Best in National Costume – #37, Maria Teresita Alaine Baccay
Bb. Manila Bulletin Readers’ Choice Award – #22, Ellore Noelle Punzalan
Bb. Petron – #16, Joanna Cindy Miranda
Bb. Photogenic – #39, Mutya Johanna Datul
Cream Silk Beyond Beautiful Woman Award – #16, Joanna Cindy Miranda
Ms. San Miguel Zero Fit and Sexy Body – #15, Pia Wurtzbach
Bb. Avon – #20, Bea Rose Santiago
Ms. Philippine Airlines – #4, Nicole Kim Donesa
Bb. Pilipinas–PAGCOR Award – #45, Imelda Schweighart
Bb. Best in Swimsuit – #41, Ariella Arida
Bb. Best in Long Gown – #39, Mutya Johanna Datul
Ms. Jag Jeans – #47, Aiyanna Camille Mikiewicz

BINIBINING PILIPINAS 2014
Miss Universe Philippines – Mary Jean Lastimosa
Bb. Pilipinas International – Mary Anne Bianca Guidotti
Bb. Pilipinas Supranational – Yvethe Marie Santiago
Bb. Pilipinas Intercontinental – Kris Tiffany Janson
Bb. Pilipinas Tourism – Parul Shah (later appointed Bb. Pilipinas Grand International 2015)
First Runner-up – Laura Victoria Lehmann
Second Runner-up – Hannah Ruth Sison
THE SEMI-FINALISTS:
#11 – Laura Victoria Lehmann
#1 – Julian Aurine Flores
#22 – Mary Anne Bianca Guidotti
#3 – Joanna Romero
#25 – Mary Jean Lastimosa
#8 – Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach
#4 – Parul Shah
#23 – Nichole Marie Manalo
#16 – Zahara Mae Soriano
#35 – Yvethe Marie Santiago
#14 – Emma Mary Tiglao
#20 – Kenneth Santiago
#13 – Kris Tiffany Janson
#27 – Hannah Ruth Sison
#19 – Mae Liezel Ramos
SPECIAL AWARDEES:
Bb. Friendship – #21, Racquel Kabigting
Bb. Talent – #33, Gabrielle Erika Tilokani
Bb. Best in National Costume – #13, Kris Tiffany Janson
Face of Bb. Pilipinas Bb. Photogenic – #13 , Kris Tiffany Janson
Lactacyd’s Bb. Best in Swimsuit – #25, Mary Jean Lastimosa
Bb. Best in Long Gown – #22, Mary Anne Bianca Guidotti
Miss Philippine Airlines – #8, Pia Wurtzbach
She’s So Jag Award – #8, Pia Wurtzbach
Bb. Avon – #35, Yvethe Marie Santiago
Miss Creamsilk – #35, Yvethe Marie Santiago
Bb. Manila Bulletin Readers’ Choice Award – #39, Ladylyn Rivera

Binibining Pilipinas Pageant: 2000-2004

BINIBINING PILIPINAS 2000
Nina Ricci Caldo Alagao (Bb. Pilipinas-Universe)
Katherine Annwen Dantes de Guzman (Bb. Pilipinas-World)
Joanna Maria Mijares Peñaloza (Bb. Pilipinas-International)
Maria Cristina Silverio Tan (1st runner-up)
Nicole Calquitt Hofer (2nd runner-up)

10 SEMI-FINALISTS:
01. #14 Nina Ricci Alagao, 22, 5’9″, Makati City
02. #12 Joanna Maria Peñaloza, 20, 5’9″, Mandaluyong
03. #22 Gemma Louise Heaton, 20, 5’9″, Fairview
04. #02 Nicole Hofer, 19, 5’7″, Manila
05. #06 Jona Jarder, 21, 5’6″, Bacolod City
06. #01 Maria Cristina Tan, 21, 5’5″, Quezon City
07. #18 Katherine Annwen de Guzman, 19, 5’9″, San Carlos, Pangasinan
08. #04 Anna Liza Bernal, 19, 5’7″, Lipa City, Batangas
09. #15 Maria Lourdes Mendoza, 21, 5’10”, San Fernando, Pampanga
10. #19 Floralice Almoro, 23, 5’10”, Laguna
SPECIAL AWARDEES:
* Miss Photogenic/AGFA = #02 Nicole Hofer
* Miss Friendship = #13 Ronalynn Joy Cayobit
* Miss Talent = #14 Nina Ricci Alagao
* Best In Swimsuit = #14 Nina Ricci Alagao
* Best In Evening Gown = #27 Anjelly Gamboa
* Miss Lux Super Rich = #27 Anjelly Gamboa
* Miss Creamsilk = #21 Princess Catalan
* Miss Pond’s Beautiful Skin = #12 Joanna Maria Peñaloza
* Miss Close-Up Smile = #20 Maricar Balagtas
* Miss Vaseline = #14 Nina Ricci Alagao
* Miss Internet = #02 Nicole Hofer
* Binibining Avon = #14 Nina Ricci Alagao
* Miss PAL Sunniest Personality = #14 Nina Ricci Alagao
* Miss Slimmer’s World = #14 Nina Ricci Alagao
* Miss Supreme Energy = #01 Maria Cristina Tan

BINIBINING PILIPINAS 2001
Zorayda Ruth Blanco Andam (Bb. Pilipinas-Universe )
Gilrhea Castañeda Quinzon (Bb. Pilipinas-World)
Maricarl Canlas Tolosa (Bb. Pilipinas-International)
Michelle Cuerva Reyes (1st runner-up)
Maricar Manalaysay Balagtas (2nd runner-up)


10 SEMI-FINALISTS:
01. #07 Zorayda Ruth Andam, 24, 5’8″
02. #04 Andrea Angela Silverio, 18, 5’6″
03. #19 Sheryl Lou Franco, 18, 5’7″
04. #22 Aline Ramirez, 23, 5’7″
05. #26 Christina Gracia Fandino, 22, 5’5″
06. #21 Gilrhea Quinzon, 19, 5’7″
07. #08 Michelle Reyes, 23, 5’8.5″
08. #12 Maricarl Tolosa, 22, 5’9″
09. #10 Maricar Balagtas, 18, 5’8.5″
10. #15 Jeanie Andersen, 18, 5’10.5″
SPECIAL AWARDEES:
* Miss Photogenic/AGFA = #15 Jeanie Andersen
* Miss Friendship = #04 Andrea Angela Silverio
* Miss Talent = #12 Maricarl Tolosa
* Best In Swimsuit = #10 Maricar Balagtas
* Best In Evening Gown = #09 Angie Yambao
* Miss Lux Super Rich Star of the Night = #07 Zorayda Ruth Andam
* Miss Creamsilk Extraordinary Hair = #05 Jenie Manuel
* Miss Pond’s Beautiful Skin = #18 Gemma Louise Heaton
* Miss Close-Up Smile = #12 Maricarl Tolosa
* Miss Yehey Internet = #20 Imee Martinez
* Binibining Avon = #07 Zorayda Ruth Andam
* Miss PAL Sunniest Personality = #07 Zorayda Ruth Andam
* Miss Red Bull Supreme Energy = #22 Aline Ramirez

BINIBINING PILIPINAS 2002
Karen Loren Medano Agustin (Bb. Pilipinas-Universe)
Katherine Anne Ramos Manalo (Bb. Pilipinas-World)
Kristine Reyes Alzar (Bb. Pilipinas-International)
Margaret-Ann Bayot (1st runner-up)
Maria Lourdes Diaz Magno (2nd runner-up)
12 SEMI-FINALISTS:
01. #09 Sherlyn Salanga Ram, 20, 5’6″
02. #14 Katherine Reyes Aban, 20, 5’9″
03. #16 Heidi Punsalan, 22, 5’8″
04. #22 Nuriza Garcia Abeja, 24, 5’7″
05. #12 Sherilene Bautista Parcon, 21, 5’9″
06. #19 Karen Loren Medano Agustin, 19, 5’7″
07. #17 Katherine Anne Ramos Manalo, 22, 5’8″
08. #04 Lakambini Teodoro Alto, 22, 5’7″
09. #20 Maria Lourdes Diaz Magno, 21, 5’7″
10. #15 Margaret-Ann Bayot, 19, 5’8″
11. #05 Kristine Reyes Alzar, 20, 5’6″
12. #18 Anna Teresita Lopez, 19, 5’7″
SPECIAL AWARDEES:
* Miss Photogenic/AGFAcolor = #15 Margaret-Ann Bayot
* Miss Friendship = #03 Athena Claveria
* Miss Talent = #08 Sheila Alonso
* Best In Swimsuit = #17 Katherine Anne Manalo
* Best In Evening Gown = #19 Karen Loren Agustin
* Miss Lux Super Rich Star of the Night = #19 Karen Loren Agustin
* Miss Creamsilk Beautiful Hair = #15 Margaret-Ann Bayot
* Miss Pond’s Beautiful Skin = #09 Sherlyn Ram
* Miss Close-Up Smile = #17 Katherine Anne Manalo
* Miss Yehey Internet = #15 Margaret-Ann Bayot
* Miss Avon = #17 Katherine Anne Manalo
* Miss PAL Sunniest Personality = #17 Katherine Anne Manalo
* Miss Red Bull Supreme Energy = #17 Katherine Anne Manalo
* Miss Myra 300-E = #17 Katherine Anne Manalo

BINIBINING PILIPINAS 2003
Carla Gay Balingit (Bb. Pilipinas-Universe)
Maria Rafaela Verdadero Yunon(Bb. Pilipinas-World)
Jhezarie Javier (Bb. Pilipinas-International)
Kate Sephora Baesa (1st runner-up)
Noela Mae Evangelista (2nd runner-up, later became Bb. Pilipinas-Queen of Tourism 2003)
THE 12 SEMI-FINALISTS:
#1 Maria del Carmen Muertegui Antigua, 24, 5’6.5″, Cebu City
#12 Jhezarie Gamez Javier, 21, 5’8″, Manila, Metro Manila
#13 Kate Sephora Roldan Baesa, 20, 5’11.5″, Manila, Metro Manila
#15 Anne Marie Sio Falcon, 21, 5’11”, San Juan City, Metro Manila
#16 Sanya Astra Smith, 18, 5’10”, Manila, Metro Manila
#17 Ariane Garcia, 18, 5’9″, Quezon City, Metro Manila
#18 Angelina Louise Hubilla Corstorphan, 17, 5’9″, Manila, Metro Manila
#19 Maria Rafaela Verdadero Yunon, 21, 5’9″, Manila, Metro Manila
#20 Noela Mae Buhion Evangelista, 20, 5’8.5″, Iligan City
#23 Carla Gay Sunga Balingit, 19, 5’7″, Angeles, Pampanga
#24 Diana Lim Sadie, 20, 5’7″, Manila, Metro Manila
#25 Maria Elena Genota Andaya, 24, 5’5.5″, Batangas
SPECIAL AWARDEES:
Best in Swimsuit = #18 Angelina Louise Corstorphan
Best in Evening Gown = #23 Carla Gay Balingit
Miss Photogenic/AGFA = #12 Jhezarie Javier
Miss Friendship = #10 Carolyn Ramos
Miss Talent = #22 Gretchen Malalad
Miss Lux Super Rich Star of the Night = #19 Maria Rafaela Yunon
Miss Creamsilk Beautiful Hair = #25 Maria Elena Andaya
Miss Pond’s Beautiful Skin = #18 Angelina Louise Corstorphan
Miss Close-Up Smile = #20 Noela Mae Evangelista
Binibining Avon = #20 Noela Mae Evangelista
Miss Philippine Airlines (PAL) Sunniest Personality = #12 Jhezarie Javier
Miss Red Bull Supreme Energy = #22 Gretchen Malalad
Miss Myra 300-E = #12 Jhezarie Javier
Manila Bulletin Texter’s Choice Award = #14 Jacquelyne Inoferio

BINIBINING PILIPINAS 2004
Maricar Balagtas (Bb. Pilipinas-Universe)
Maria Karla Bautista (Bb. Pilipinas-World)
Margaret-Ann Bayot (Bb. Pilipinas-International)
Tracy Ann Javelona (1st runner-up)
Princess Jasmine Tiongson (2nd runner-up)
THE 10 SEMI-FINALISTS:
#14 Honeylet Christine M. Gascon, 23, 5’10”, Pampanga
#9 Gemma C. Gatdula, 22, 5’8″, Angeles City, Pampanga
#1 Princess Jasmine delos Santos Tiongson, 21, 5’6″, Quezon City, Metro Manila
#20 Tracy Ann Yusay Javelona, 24, 5’8″, Bacolod City
#6 Maria Cristina S. del Rosario, 24, 5’7″, Manila, Metro Manila / Nueva Ecija
#3 Maria Liwayway L. Baterna, 25, 5’6″, Sagay City, Negros Occidental
#17 Margaret-Ann Awitan Bayot, 21, 5’9.5″, Makati City, Metro Manila
#21 Margaux Mitz C. Flores, 22, 5’7.5″, Quezon City, Metro Manila
#19 Maricar Manalaysay Balagtas, 21, 5’8.5″, Plaridel, Bulacan
#10 Maria Karla Rabanal Bautista, 19, 5’9″, Cebu City
SPECIAL AWARDEES:
Best in Swimsuit = #19 Maricar Balagtas
Best in Evening Gown = #20 Tracy Ann Javelona
Miss Photogenic/AGFA = #26 Bleisha Berden
Miss Friendship = #3 Maria Liwayway Baterna
Miss Talent = #2 Jeanne Harn
Miss Lux 24-Hour Beauty = #17 Margaret-Ann Bayot
Miss Creamsilk Beauty = #19 Maricar Balagtas
Miss Pond’s Beautiful Skin = #26 Bleisha Berden
Miss Close-Up Smile = #20 Tracy Ann Javelona
Binibining Avon = #20 Tracy Ann Javelona
Miss Philippine Airlines (PAL) Sunniest Personality = #19 Maricar Balagtas
Miss Red Bull Supreme Energy = #19 Maricar Balagtas
Miss Internet = #19 Maricar Balagtas
People’s Choice Award = #17 Margaret-Ann Bayot

Binibining Pilipinas Pageant: 1995-1999

BINIBINING PILIPINAS 1995
Joanne Santos (Bb. Pilipinas-Universe)
Reham Snow Hamdi Tago (Bb. Pilipinas-World)
Gladys Andre Dinsay Dueñas (Bb. Pilipinas-International)
Caroline Pobre (1st runner-up)
Margaret Laing (2nd runner-up)
(1995 had 2 separate pageants: Bb. Pilipinas & Bb. Pilipinas-Maja Pageants)
Binibining Pilipinas-Maja = Tiffany Cuna
1st runner-up = Stephanie Lopez
2nd runner-up = Jacqueline Dimalanta
THE 15 SEMI-FINALISTS:
01. (#40) Caroline Pobre, 23, 5’11.5″, Las Pinas
02. (#25) Melissa Medina, 21, 5’9″, Mandaluyong
03. (#31) Rachiel Gonzales, 21, 5’9″, Albay
04. (#28) Marjorie Jennifer Poblador, 5’9″, Bacolod City
05. (#07) Gladys Andre Dueñas, 22, 5’6″, Pagadian
06. (#39) Lorena Pangan, 21, 5’11”, Angeles
07. (#01) Reham Snow Tago, 18, 5’6″, Manila
08. (#30) Joanne Santos, 18, 5’10”, Paranaque
09. (#29) Margaret Laing, 20, 5’9″, Cainta, Rizal
10. (#20) Glorigil Baltazar, 19, 5’7″, Makati
11. (#22) Joanne Lopez, 23, 5’8″, Manila
12. (#21) Maria Christina de Guzman, 21, 5’8″, Antipolo, Rizal
13. (#18) Michelle Farrah Leaño, 18, 5’7″, Bulacan
14. (#24) Jewel May Lobaton, 18, 5’9″, Bacolod
15. (#37) Nena Ann de la Peña, 21, 5’10”, Manila
SPECIAL AWARDEES:
* Miss Photogenic = Esabela Cabrera
* Miss Congeniality = Caroline Pobre
* Miss Talent = Margaret Laing
* Best In Swimsuit = Joanne Santos
* Best In Evening Gown = Caroline Pobre
* Miss Lux Shampoo = Marjorie Poblador
* Miss Lux Soap = Reham Snow Tago
* Miss Close-Up Smile = Joanne Santos

BINIBINING PILIPINAS 1996
Aileen Leng Marfori Damiles (Bb. Pilipinas-Universe)
Daisy Garcia Reyes (Bb. Pilipinas-World)
Yedda Marie Mendoza Kittilstvedt (Bb. Pilipinas-International)
Maria Sovietskaya Laviano Bacud (1st runner-up)
Sonia Santiago (2nd runner-up)
THE 12 SEMI-FINALISTS:
01. (#20) Jaidee Salameda, North America
02. (#13) Kathleen Hipolito, Manila
03. (#34) Yedda Marie Mendoza Kittilstvedt, 5’10”, Cebu
04. (#01) Maria Estrella Ramos, San Francisco, California
05. (#32) Daisy Reyes, 5’9″, Paranaque
06. (#19) Elaine Calva, Cavite
07. (#24) Aileen Damiles, 5’8″, Las Pinas
08. (#33) Ana Marie Craig, Makati
09. (#09) Amaneci Grace Ramos, Baguio
10. (#11) Patricia Ann Bermudez, Toronto, Canada
11. (#16) Maria Sovietskaya Bacud, 5’5.5″, Paranaque
12. (#36) Sonia Santiago, 5’11”, Cavite
SPECIAL AWARDEES:
* Miss Photogenic/AGFA = Aileen Damiles
* Miss Friendship = Helen Cabrera
* Miss Talent = Maria Vina Claudette Oca
* Best In Swimsuit = Aileen Damiles
* Best In Evening Gown = Daisy Reyes
* Miss Lux = Ana Marie Craig
* Miss Pond’s Beautiful Skin = Yedda Marie Mendoza Kittilstvedt
* Miss Close-Up Smile = Aileen Damiles

BINIBINING PILIPINAS 1997
Abbygale Williamson Arenas (Bb. Pilipinas-Universe)
Kristine Rachel Gumabao Florendo (Bb. Pilipinas-World)
Susan Jane Juan Ritter (Bb. Pilipinas-International)
Abiele Arianne del Moral (1st runner-up)
Marivic Galang (2nd runner-up)
THE 10 SEMI-FINALISTS:
01. (#11) Rochelle Ong, 5’6″, Pamapanga & Quezon City
02. (#33) Abbygale Williamson Arenas, 22, 5’10”, Angeles
03. (#15) Abiele Arianne del Moral, 17, 5’6″, Angeles
04. (#21) Marivic Galang, 19, 5’7″, Caloocan City & Pampanga
05. (#32) Kristine Rachel Florendo, 21, 5’9″, Quezon City
06. (#02) Rosario Gonzalez, 5’5″, Manila
07. (#14) Susan Jane Ritter, 21, 5’6″, Zamboanga
08. (#01) Maureen Aleia Alcantara, 5’5″, Dagupan City, Pangasinan
09. (#12) Joanne Golong, 5’6″, Tacloban City, Leyte
10. (#31) Germaine Christine Asuncion, 23, 5’10”, North America
SPECIAL AWARDEES:
* Miss Photogenic/AGFA = Kristine Rachel Florendo
* Miss Friendship = Marites Descalso
* Miss Talent = Gerby Cadungog
* Best In Swimsuit = Abbygale Williamson Arenas
* Best In Evening Gown = Abbygale Williamson Arenas
* Miss Pond’s Beautiful Skin = Susan Jane Ritter
* Miss Sunsilk Beautiful Hair = Kristine Rachel Florendo
* Miss Close-Up Smile = Kristine Rachel Florendo
* Binibining Avon = Abbygale Williamson Arenas
* Miss Slimmer’s World = Susan Jane Ritter
* Miss PAL Sunniest Personality = Kristine Rachel Florendo

BINIBINING PILIPINAS 1998
Olivia Tisha Carlos Silang (Bb. Pilipinas-Universe) *resigned
Jewel May Colmenares Lobaton (Bb. Pilipinas-Universe) *replacement
Rachel Muyot Soriano (Bb. Pilipinas-World)
Colette Centeno Glazer (Bb. Pilipinas-International)
Elsie Sicat (1st runner-up)
Esabela Molina Cabrera (2nd runner-up) *advanced
THE 10 SEMI-FINALISTS:
01. (#14) Maradee de Guzman, 19, 5’5″, Antipolo, Rizal
02. (#01) Olivia Tisha Silang, 23, 5’8″, North America
03. (#17) Charlynne Cervantes, 20, 5’6″, Makati
04. (#06) Maria Rizza Padilla, 20, 5’6″, Marikina
05. (#21) Rachel Soriano, 22, 5’10”, Bulacan
06. (#13) Cielito Pua Zambrano, 23, 5’8″, Quezon City
07. (#25) Jewel May Lobaton, 21, 5’8″, Bacolod
08. (#11) Colette Centeno Glazer, 17, 5’9″, Manila
09. (#04) Esabela Cabrera, 20, 5’7″, Dasmarinas, Cavite
10. (#03) Elsie Sicat, 18, 5’8″, Angeles
SPECIAL AWARDEES:
* Miss Photogenic/AGFA = Elsie Sicat
* Miss Friendship = Maradee de Guzman
* Miss Talent = Olivia Tisha Silang
* Best In Swimsuit = Colette Centeno Glazer
* Best In Evening Gown = Jewel May Lobaton
* Miss Lux Super Rich = Colette Centeno Glazer
* Miss Vaseline Healthy Skin = Elsie Sicat
* Miss Pond’s Beautiful Skin = Preciosa Valencia
* Miss Close-Up Smile = Elsie Sicat
* Binibining Avon = Rachel Soriano
* Miss Slimmer’s World = Maradee de Guzman
* Miss PAL Sunniest Personality = Jewel May Lobaton

BINIBINING PILIPINAS 1999
Janelle Delfin Bautista (Bb. Pilipinas-Universe) *resigned
Miriam Redito Quiambao (Bb. Pilipinas-Universe) *replacement
Lalaine Bognot Edson (Bb. Pilipinas-World)
Georgina Anne dela Paz Sandico (Bb. Pilipinas-International) *appointed
Michelle Arcangel (1st runner-up)
Joelle Marie Henson Pelaez (2nd runner-up)
THE 10 SEMI-FINALISTS:
01. (#09) Janelle Bautista, 22, 5’8″, Quezon City
02. (#23) January Mae Morales, 20, 5’6″, Manila
03. (#15) Lalaine Edson, 21, 5’8″, Marikina
04. (#02) Joelle Marie Pelaez, 22, 5’8″, Quezon City
05. (#28) Michelle Arcangel, 24, 5’8″, Victoria, Oriental Mindoro
06. (#27) Joanna Rafbel Serrano, 17, 5’8″, Tarlac
07. (#05) Miriam Quiambao, 24, 5’8″, Quezon City
08. (#22) Angela Cheryl Penson, 20, 5’7″, Quezon City
09. (#18) Johanna Ruiz, 23, 5’8″, Quezon City
10. (#25) Georgina Anne Sandico, 19, 5’11”, Bicolandia & Manila
SPECIAL AWARDEES:
* Miss Photogenic/AGFA = Miriam Quiambao
* Miss Friendship = Chadrose de Guzman
* Miss Talent = Jamine Esperat
* Best In Swimsuit = Michelle Arcangel
* Best In Evening Gown = Jamine Esperat
* Miss Lux Super Rich = Lalaine Edson
* Miss Creamsilk = Miriam Quiambao
* Miss Pond’s Beautiful Skin = Joanna Rafbel Serrano
* Miss Close-Up Smile = Janelle Bautista
* Miss Internet = Lalaine Edson
* Binibining Avon = Michelle Arcangel
* Miss PAL Sunniest Personality = Miriam Quiambao
* Miss Slimmer’s World = Janelle Bautista
* Miss Supreme Energy = Chadrose de Guzman

Binibining Pilipinas Pageant: 1990-1994

BINIBINING PILIPINAS 1990
Germelina Leah Padilla (Bb. Pilipinas-Universe)
Jennifer Pingree (Bb. Pilipinas-International)
Precious Bernadette Tongko (Bb. Pilipinas-Maja)
Milagros Javelosa (Bb. Pilipinas-Tourism)
Mutya Crisostomo Laxa (1st runner-up)
Leonor Cueto (2nd runner-up)
THE 10 SEMI-FINALISTS:
01. (#20) Milagros Javelosa, 23, 5’8″, Lipa City, Batangas
02. (#03) Maria Zenda Cabangon, 5’4″, Quezon City
03. (#22) Leonor Cueto, 20, 5’9″, Calapan, Oriental Mindoro
04. (#02) Maria Mercedes Abellana, 23, 5’4″, Cebu City
05. (#28) Precious Bernadette Tongko, 18, 5’8″, San Juan, Manila
06. (#04) Jennie Suarez, 5’5″, Makati
07. (#24) Germelina Leah Padilla, 21, 5’10”, Tondo, Manila
08. (#07) Mutya Laxa, 17, 5’6″, Quezon City
09. (#13) Hermie Cua, 5’4″ , Ilocos Norte
10. (#26) Jennifer Pingree, 17, 5’9″, Valenzuela
SPECIAL AWARDEES:
* Miss Photogenic = Precious Tongko
* Miss Friendship = Maria Anna Ditching
* Miss Talent = Alice Carmen Estrada
* Best In Swimsuit = Germelina Leah Padilla
* Best In Evening Gown = Germelina Leah Padilla
* Miss Rejoice Beautiful Hair = Germelina Leah Padilla
* Miss Camay = Jennifer Pingree

BINIBINING PILIPINAS  1991
Anjanette Palencia Abayari (Bb. Pilipinas-Universe) *dethroned
Maria Lourdes Gonzalez (Bb. Pilipinas-Universe) *ascended to the title, was originally Bb. Pilipinas Maja
Maria Patricia Betita (Bb. Pilipinas-International)
Selina Manalad (Bb. Pilipinas-Maja) *ascended to the title, was originally 1st runner up
Jenette Fernando (1st runner-up) *ascended to the title, was originally 2nd runner up
Anna Marie Torres (2nd runner-up) *ascended to the title
THE 12 SEMI-FINALISTS:
01. (#21) Ana Virginia Urquiola, 21, 5’11”, Las Pinas
02. (#32) Anna Marie Torres, 20, 5’8″, Quezon City
03. (#04) Maria Catherine Mejorada, 21, 5’4″, Davao City
04. (#15) Johanna Erika Medina, 5’6″, Quezon City
05. (#22) Jenette Fernando, 20, 5’7″, Bulacan
06. (#34) Maria Lourdes “Alou” Gonzales, 19, 5’8″, Paranaque
07. (#03) Anjanette Abayari, 20, 5’6″, Iloilo
08. (#11) Cristina Esguerra, 17, 5’6″, Cabanatuan City
09. (#13) Maria Diwana Espinosa, 5’6″, San Juan
10. (#23) Seniaflor Sanchez, 5’6.5″, Pampanga
11. (#31) Selina Manalad, 24, 5’8″, Manila
12. (#33) Maria Patricia Betita, 22, 5’9″, Manila
SPECIAL AWARDEES:
* Miss Photogenic = Maria Lourdes “Alou” Gonzales
* Miss Friendship = Maria Lorena Andan
* Miss Talent = Gregoria Dayupay
* Best In Swimsuit = Maria Lourdes “Alou” Gonzales
* Best In Evening Gown = Selina Manalad
* Miss Rejoice Beautiful Hair = Jenette Fernando
* Miss Camay = Anjanette Abayari

BINIBINING PILIPINAS 1992
Elizabeth Berroya (Bb. Pilipinas-Universe)
Marilen Espino (Bb. Pilipinas-World)
Jo-Anne Timothea Alivio (Bb. Pilipinas-International)
Marina Pura Benipayo (Bb. Pilipinas-Maja)
Hazel Huelves (1st runner-up)
Michelle Buan (2nd runner-up)
THE 15 SEMI-FINALISTS:
01. (#01) Elizabeth Berroya, 18, 5’8″, Quezon City
02. (#31) Michelle Buan, 17, 5’4″, Manila
03. (#16) Rosemarie Abad, 23, 5’7″, Pasay City
04. (#30) Caroline Detaro, 21, 5’6″, San Pedro, Laguna
05. (#02) Hazel Huelves, 20, 5’8″, Manila
06. (#18) Marina Pura Benipayo, 23, 5’10”, Quezon City
07. (#04) Geraldine Gonzalez, 20, 5’8″, San Pablo City
08. (#28) Mary Grace de Castro, 20, 5’7″, Paranaque
09. (#12) Jo-Anne Timothea Alivio, 20, 5’9″, Quezon
10. (#05) Cynthia Angelica de Jesus, 21, 5’7″, Quezon City
11. (#27) Mariafe Garlit, 21, 5’6″, Manila
12. (#06) Lourdelyn Parma, 18, 5’7″, Las Pinas
13. (#20) Lizelle Eugenio, 19, 5’7″, Cavite
14. (#09) Viftra Burgos, 22, 5’8″, Pasig
15. (#19) Marilen Espino, 24, 6’0″”, Angeles
SPECIAL AWARDEES:
* Miss Photogenic = Mariafe Garlit
* Miss Friendship = Florentina Losbanes
* Miss Talent = Cindy Suyat
* Best In Swimsuit = Elizabeth Berroya
* Best In Evening Gown = Hazel Huelves
* Miss Sunsilk Hair = Marilen Espino
* Miss Close-Up Smile = Hazel Huelves
* Miss Lux = Marina Pura Benipayo
* Miss Pond’s Fresh Face = Hazel Huelves

BINIBINING PILIPINAS 1993
Melinda “Dindi” Gallardo (Bb. Pilipinas-Universe)
Sharmaine “Ruffa” Gutierrez (Bb. Pilipinas-World)
Sheela Mae Santarin (Bb. Pilipinas-International)
Cristina Esguerra (1st runner-up)
Myra Macariola (2nd runner-up)
2 Candidates that were crowned in the earlier part of the pageant for 2 very special titles are:
(#33) Ana Maria Gonzalez, 20, 5’7″ (Bb. Pilipinas-Look of the Year
(#22) Jenette Fernando, 22, 5’7″ (Bb. Pilipinas-Tourism)
THE 15 SEMI-FINALISTS:
01. (#01) Sheela Mae Santarin, 18, 5’6″
02. (#35) Mitzi Tan, 21, 5’9″
03. (#20) Sandralli Lindain, 23, 5’5″
04. (#09) Marjorie Alejandro, 18, 5’6″
05. (#06) Maria Christina Macatangay, 22, 5’6″
06. (#39) Sharmaine Gutierrez, 18, 5’9″
07. (#03) Myra Macariola, 23, 5’6″
08. (#08) Sharon Sangalang, 17, 5’5″
09. (#21) Cristina Esguerra, 19, 5’5″
10. (#23) Anabella Calupitan, 20, 5’6″
11. (#24) Lani Marie Tagle, 20, 5’6″
12. (#36) Karen Espino, 17, 5’7″
13. (#37) Gina Llanos, 20, 5’8″
14. (#38) Melinda Joanna “Dindi” Gallardo, 21, 5’8″
15. (#25) Maria Lorena Andan, 19, 5’6″
SPECIAL AWARDEES:
* Miss Photogenic = Ana Maria Gonzalez
* Miss Friendship = Maricel Zafra
* Miss Talent = Zara Jane Juan
* Best In Swimsuit = Melinda “Dindi” Gallardo
* Best In Evening Gown = Melinda “Dindi” Gallardo
* Miss Sunsilk Hair = Sheela Mae Santarin
* Miss Lux = Jenette Fernando
* Miss Close-Up Smile = Melinda “Dindi” Gallardo

BINIBINING PILIPINAS 1994
Charlene Mae Bonnin Gonzales (Bb. Pilipinas-Universe)
Caroline Subijano (Bb. Pilipinas-World)
Alma Carvajal Concepcion (Bb. Pilipinas-International)
Sheila Marie Dizon (Bb. Pilipinas-Tourism)
Abbygale Williamson Arenas (1st runner-up)
Eda Calonia (2nd runner-up)
THE 15 SEMI-FINALISTS:
01. (#26) Alma Concepcion, 17, 5’8″, Rizal
02. (#20) Abbygale Arenas, 18, 5’10”, Angeles
03. (#09) Morena Carla Cabrera, 18, 5’7″, New Paranaque
04. (#01) Sheila Marie Dizon, 21, 5’8″, Las Pinas
05. (#03) Eda Calonia, 20, 5’5″, Davao
06. (#17) Caroline Subijano, 22, 5’11.5″, Manila
07. (#30) Veronica Villacorta, 25, 5’6″, Bulacan
08. (#24) Marie Catherine Muñoz, 18, 5’8″, Paranaque
09. (#14) Charlene Gonzales, 19, 5’9″, Manila
10. (#19) Maria Angelina Merced, 22, 5’10”, Cebu
11. (#02) Raquel Wambangco, 23, 5’4″, Manila
12. (#06) Janine Marie Barredo, 21, 5’7″, San Juan
13. (#10) Labelle Paraiso, 17, 5’7″, Canada
14. (#12) Desiree Dawn del Rosario, 22, 5’7″, Cavite
15. (#34) Maria Sovietskaya Bacud, 18, 5’5″, Paranaque
SPECIAL AWARDEES:
* Miss Photogenic = Morena Carla Cabrera
* Miss Friendship = Estrella Lizel Palmer
* Miss Talent = Eda Calonia
* Best In Swimsuit = Charlene Gonzalez
* Best In Evening Gown = Caroline Subijano
* Miss Lux = Sheila Marie Dizon
* Miss Close-Up Smile = Charlene Gonzales

Binibining Pilipinas Pageant: 1985-1989

BINIBINING PILIPINAS 1985
Joyce Ann Fellosas Burton (Bb. Pilipinas-Universe)
Sabrina Simonette Marie Roig Artadi (Bb. Pilipinas-International)
Divina Cristina Zaballero Alcala (Miss Young Pilipinas)
Maria Luisa de Asis Gonzales (Miss Maja Pilipinas)
Glenah Marie Valmonte Slaton (1st runner-up)
Rita Rosanna Biazon (2nd runner-up)
THE 15 SEMI-FINALISTS:
01. #01 Imelda Caparas, 18, Cavite City
02. #31 Angienette Lorico Desuyo, 20, USA
03. #02 Cynthia Grace Herrera, 18, Mandaluyong
04. #12 Gemma Raquel Fausto, 20, Manila
05. #13 Taina Manigque, 24, Tagbilaran, Bohol
06. #30 Messalina Pingol Maglalang, 23, Pampanga
07. #16 Maria Luisa Gonzales, 23, Ilagan, Isabela
08. #18 Maria Lourdes Vergara, 21, Manila
09. #20 Maria Isabel Lastimosa, 21, Zambales
10. #22 Rita Rosanna Biazon, 20, Makati
11. #17 Joyce Ann Burton, 18, Cavite
12. #25 Mary Jocelyn Tolentino, 19, Canada
13. #06 Sabrina Simonette Artadi, 18, Paranaque
14. #26 Glenah Marie Slaton, 19, La Union
15. #28 Divina Cristina Alcala, 16, Lucena
SPECIAL AWARDEES:
* Miss Photogenic = #26 Glenah Marie Slaton
* Miss Friendship = #10 Precilla Alcaras
* Miss Talent = #23 Marissa Pascua
* Best In Swimsuit = #25 Mary Jocelyn Tolentino
* Best In Evening Gown = #16 Maria Luisa Gonzales
* Sunsilk Beauties = #28 Divina Cristina Alcala, #31 Angienette Desuyo, & #17 Joyce Ann Burton
* Lux Beauties = #13 Taina Manigque & #16 Maria Luisa Gonzales
* Miss Close-Up Smile = #06 Sabrina Simonette Artadi

BINIBINING PILIPINAS 1986
Violeta Asela Enriquez Nalus (Bb. Pilipinas-Universe)
Jessie Alice Salones Dixson (Bb. Pilipinas-International)
Maria Cristina Ramos Recto (Miss Maja Pilipinas)
Catherina Salazar (1st runner-up)
Christine Japlit Bonifacio (2nd runner-up)
THE 15 SEMI-FINALISTS:
01. (#17) Catherina Salazar
02. (#40) Michelle Lee Stewart
03. (#05) Marilou Basilio
04. (#06) Elizabeth de Asis
05. (#38) Valerie Nepomuceno Antonio
06. (#36) Christine Japlit Bonifacio
07. (#14) Violeta Asela Nalus
08. (#33) Maria Cristina Recto
09. (#15) Maria Veronica Dizon
10. (#34) Arlene Mordeno
11. (#23) Maria Lourdes Leoncio
12. (#32) Thelina Nuval
13. (#27) Regina Gerona
14. (#29) Sandra Alcantara
15. (#28) Jessie Alice Dixson
SPECIAL AWARDEES:
* Miss Photogenic = (#28) Jessie Alice Dixson
* Miss Friendship = _______________
* Miss Talent = (#28) Jessie Alice Dixson
* Best In Swimsuit = _______________
* Best In Evening Gown = (#12) Imelda Timbang
* Miss Creamsilk Dream Girl = (#28) Jessie Alice Dixson
* Miss Sunsilk = _______________
* Miss Close-Up Smile = (#14) Violeta Asela Nalus
* Miss Lux Lady = _______________

BINIBINING PILIPINAS 1987
Geraldine Edith Asis (Bb. Pilipinas-Universe)
Maria Lourdes Enriquez (Bb. Pilipinas-International)
Maria Luisa Jimenez (Bb. Pilipinas-Maja)
Marie Avon Boyle Garcia (Bb. Pilipinas-Tourism)
Angela Larrazabal (1st runner-up)
Rosabelle Adriano (2nd runner-up)
THE 15 SEMI-FINALISTS:
01. (#01) Marie Avon Boyle Garcia
02. (#36) Judith Ellen Cooper
03. (#23) Maria Lourdes Sabater
04. (#21) Rosabelle Adriano
05. (#24) Ida Marie Miranda
06. (#28) Ann Margaret Gumaru
07. (#04) Maria Ana Cabrera
08. (#17) Diwata Panahon
09. (#31) Maria Lourdes Enriquez
10. (#19) Geraldine Edith Asis
11. (#08) Kemarie Martinez
12. (#10) Anna Villamor
13. (#20) Angela Larrazabal
14. (#37) Emma Rose Policarpio
15. (#22) Maria Luisa Jimenez
SPECIAL AWARDEES:
* Miss Photogenic = (#37) Emma Rose Policarpio
* Miss Friendship = (#33) Brimen Bringas
* Miss Talent = (#37) Emma Rose Policarpio
* Best In Swimsuit = (#29) Mary Ann Eugenio
* Best In Evening Gown = (#19) Geraldine Edith Asis
* Miss Creamsilk = (#37) Emma Rose Policarpio
* Miss Sunsilk = (#19) Geraldine Edith Asis
* Miss Close-Up Smile = (#31) Maria Lourdes Enriquez
* Miss Lux Lady = (#22) Maria Luisa Jimenez

BINIBINING PILIPINAS 1988
Perfida Reyes Limpin (Bb. Pilipinas-Universe)
Maria Anthea Oreta Robles (Bb. Pilipinas-International)
Maria Muriel Oleriana Moral (Bb. Pilipinas-Maja)
Maritoni Judith Macariola Daya (Bb. Pilipinas-Tourism)
Amelia Joy dela Cruz (1st runner-up)
Lorna Villanueva Legaspi (2nd runner-up)
THE 15 SEMI-FINALISTS:
01. #01 Estrella Singson Querubin, 18, 5’5″
02. #02 Maria Muriel Oleriana Moral, 23, 5’5″
03. #08 Maria Leilani Lobangco, 20, 5’6.5″
04. #11 Cielo Castelo Canlas, 20, 5’6.5″
05. #14 Maria Teresa Manalad, 22, 5’9″
06. #18 Maria Anthea Oreta Robles, 20, 5’10”
07. #20 Rosabelle Santos Adriano, 21, 5’7.5″
08. #22 Perfida Reyes Limpin, 23, 5’6.5″
09. #25 Lorna Villanueva Legaspi, 23, 5’7″
10. #26 Angela Yoriko Figueras, 21, 5’6″
11. #28 Maritoni Judith Macariola Daya, 21, 5’5.5″
12. #29 Perlita Aberin, 19, 5’6″
13. #32 Marikit Ursula Felicidad Villasis, 16, 5’6″
14. #34 Hazel Navasero, 21, 5’4.5″
15. #35 Amelia Joy dela Cruz, 23, 5’5″
SPECIAL AWARDEES:
* Miss Photogenic = Maria Leilani Lobangco
* Miss Friendship = Amelia Joy dela Cruz
* Miss Talent = Bernadette Apolinario
* Best In Swimsuit = Perfida Limpin
* Best In Evening Gown = Maria Teresa Diokno

BINIBINING PILIPINAS 1989
Sara Jane Davis Paez (Bb. Pilipinas-Universe)
Lilia Eloisa Marfori Andanar (Bb. Pilipinas-International)
Jeanne Therese Plata Hilario (Bb. Pilipinas-Maja)
Maria Rita Manalili Apostol (Bb. Pilipinas-Flower Queen)
Marichele Lising Cruz (Bb. Pilipinas-Tourism)
Suzanne Park Villaseñor Fahling (nyo) (1st runner-up)
Michelle Blardony (2nd runner-up)
THE 15 SEMI-FINALISTS:
01. (#04) Suzanne Park Villaseñor Fahling (nyo)
02. (#23) Antonette Eusebio Ballesteros
03. (#08) Jeanne Therese Plata Hilario
04. (#39) Sandra Schultz
05. (#10) Maria Rita Manalili Apostol
06. (#38) Charmaine Pedro Alvarez
07. (#15) Rodaliza Bustos
08. (#34) Raquel Caballero
09. (#16) Maria Teresa Diokno
10. (#32) Amelia Joy dela Cruz
11. (#17) Lilia Eloisa Marfori Andanar
12. (#31) Grace Joson
13. (#20) Sara Jane Davis Paez
14. (#26) Marichele Lising Cruz
15. (#24) Michelle Blardony
SPECIAL AWARDEES:
* Miss Photogenic = #20 Sara Jane Paez
* Miss Friendship = #32 Amelia dela Cruz
* Miss Talent = #25 Jennifer Mijares
* Best In Swimsuit = #08 Jeanne Therese Hilario
* Best In Evening Gown = #10 Maria Rita Apostol
* Miss Camay = #20 Sara Jane Paez

Binibining Pilipinas Pageant: 1980-1984

BINIBINING PILIPINAS 1980
Binibining Pilipinas-Universe = Maria Rosario Rivera Silayan
Binibining Pilipinas-International = Diana Jeanne Christine Alegarme Chiong
Miss Young Pilipinas = Maria Felicidad Luis
Binibining Pilipinas-Maja = Maria Asuncion Spirig
1st runner-up = Susan Warsaw Africa
2nd runner-up = Celestina Maristela
THE 15 SEMI-FINALISTS:
01. Dorothy Anne Albert
02. Irma Aznar
03. Laura Gina Isper Ocampo
04. Marissa B. Perez
05. Lizanor Santos
06. Maria Pilar Angela Gonzales
07. Susana Ortega Soriano
08. Brenda Borja
09. Maria Concepcion Roa
10. Maria Rosario Silayan
11. Diana Jeanne Christine Chiong
12. Maria Felicidad Luis
13. Maria Asuncion Spirig
14. Susan Warsaw Africa
15. Celestina Maristela
SPECIAL AWARDEES:
* Miss Photogenic = Marissa Perez
* Miss Friendship = Floydeth O’Hara
* Miss Talent = Floydeth O’Hara
* Best In Swimsuit = Maria Felicidad Luis
* Best In Long Gown = Maria Rosario Rivera Silayan
* Sunsilk Beauties = Maria Asuncion Spirig, Marilou Bendigo, Lizanor Santos, & Maria Pilar Angela Gonzalez
* Lux Girls = Dorothy Anne Albert, Maria Rosario Silayan, Maria Felicidad Luis, Diana Jeanne Christine Chiong, & Susan Africa
* Miss Close-Up Smile = Marissa Perez

BINIBINING PILIPINAS 1981
Binibining Pilipinas-Universe = Maria Caroline “Maricar” de Vera Mendoza
Binibining Pilipinas-International = Alice Fernandez Sacasas
Binibining Pilipinas-Maja = Josephine Relucio Bautista
1st runner-up = Rossana Peña
2nd runner-up = Maria Dolores Lopez
TRIVIA Miss Young Pilipinas 1981 Joyce Fellosas Burton was was held in a separate pageant this year
THE 15 SEMI-FINALISTS:
01. Maria Caroline Mendoza
02. Alice Sacasas
03. Josephine Bautista
04. Rossana Pena
05. Maria Dolores Lopez
06. Caroline Bono Sainz
07. Celestia Maniquiz
08. Esperanza Valestra
09. Genevieve Winters
10. Joy Bustamante
11. Leni Huffana
12. Luisa Angeles
13. Maria Celia Monfort
14. Melissa Mateo
15. Veronica Ignacio
SPECIAL AWARDEES:
* Miss Photogenic = Maria Caroline de Vera Mendoza
* Miss Friendship = Thelma Padilla
* Miss Talent = ____________
* Best In Swimsuit = Joy Bustamante
* Best In Long Gown = Joy Bustamante
* Sunsilk Beauties = Joy Bustamante, Rossana Pena (nya), Maria Dolores Lopez, & Maria Celia Monfort
* Lux Beauties = Veronica Ignacio, Genevieve Winters, & Caroline Sainz
* Miss Close-Up Smile = Alice Sacasas

BINIBINING PILIPINAS 1982
Binibining Pilipinas-Universe = Maria Isabel Lopez
Binibining Pilipinas-International =  Adela Lisa Gingerich Manibog
Miss Young Pilipinas = Sharon Georgina Hughes
Binibining Pilipinas-Maja = Nanette Cruz
1st runner-up = Maria Desiree Verdadero
2nd runner-up = Maria Ana Liza Gino
THE 17 SEMI-FINALISTS:
01. (#01) Adela Lisa Manibog, USA
02. (#09) Cristeta Tolentino
03. (#14) Bonafe Estrella
04. (#12) Mary Joan Feliciano
05. (#18) Anabelle Ociones
06. (#19) Lynn Francisco
07. (#20) Janet Sales
08. (#23) Maria Lourdes Apostol
09. (#26) Gina Ocampo
10. (#27) Maria Ana Liza Gino, Manila
11. (#28) Sharon Georgina Hughes, Cebu City and Manila
12. (#33) Nanette Cruz, Canada
13. (#34) Rowena Abrea Burden
14. (#38) Gina Vinluan
15. (#36) Maria Desiree Verdadero, Mandaluyong and Laguna
16. (#22) Maria Concepcion Borja
17. (#15) Maria Isabel Lopez, Cagayan de Oro City
SPECIAL AWARDEES:
* Miss Photogenic/AGFA = (#01) Adela Lisa Manibog
* Miss Friendship = (#11) Sabrina Arpa
* Miss Talent = ____________
* Best In Swimsuit = (#01) Adela Lisa Manibog
* Best In Evening Gown = ____________
* Sunsilk Beauties = #36 Maria Desiree Verdadero, #20 Janet Sales, & #23 Maria Lourdes Apostol
* Miss Close-Up Smile = (#27) Maria Ana Liza Gino

BINIBINING PILIPINAS  1983
Binibining Pilipinas-Universe = Rosita Cornel Capuyon
Binibining Pilipinas-International = Flor Eden Guano Pastrana
Miss Young Pilipinas = Shalymar Orcullo Alcantara
Binibining Pilipinas-Maja = Maria Anna Cadiz
1st runner-up = Matea Leah Aurora Tejada Tagle
2nd runner-up = Racquel Buenaventura
THE 15 SEMI-FINALISTS:
01. (#02) Donna Fay Vescaino
02. (#07) Anna Cadiz, Canada
03. (#08) Maria Josefina Mateu
04. (#15) Shalymar Alcantara, Cavite
05. (#17) Rosita Capuyon, Manila
06. (#18) Suyene Umpa Chi
07. (#19) Flor Eden Pastrana, Malabon, Manila
08. (#23) Gena Perpetua Supan
09. (#24) Matea Leah Aurora Tagle, Dumaguete City
10. (#36) Leysa Alorro
11. (#37) Maria Theresa Ocampo
12. (#38) Alma Rodriguez
13. (#39) Racquel Buenaventura
14. (#45) Imelda Concepcion
15. (#46) Jean Neffe
SPECIAL AWARDEES:
* Miss Photogenic = Shalymar Alcantara
* Miss Friendship = Mate Leah Aurora Tejada Tagle
* Miss Talent = Donna Vescaino
* Best In Swimsuit = Rosita Capuyon
* Best In Evening Gown = Flor Eden Pastrana
* Sunsilk Beauties = Reynalda Lobramonte, Suyene Umpa Chi, & Racquel Buenaventura
* Lux Beauties = Rosita Capuyon, & Maria Diosa Leona Aragon
* Miss Close-Up Smile = Maria Anna Cadiz

BINIBINING PILIPINAS  1984
Binibining Pilipinas-Universe = Maria Desiree Ereso Verdadero
Binibining Pilipinas-International = Catherine Jane Brummitt
Miss Young Pilipinas = Rachel Anne Bulawin Wolfe
Binibining Pilipinas-Maja = Maria Villa Bella dela Peña Nachor
Bb. Pilipinas-Press Photography = Maritoni Judith Macariola Daya
1st runner-up = Corazon Tierro
2nd runner-up = Anna Mari Lingad
TRIVIAMaria Villa Bella Nachor switched pageants with Brummittand was unplaced in Miss International that year. Catherine Jane Brummitt was a top 10 semifinalist at the Miss Maja Internacional pageant.
THE 15 SEMI-FINALISTS:
01. (#02) Arlene Montalbo
03. (#06) Corazon Tierro
04. (#07) Lucy Martinez
05. (#12) Audrey Sinco
06. (#20) Amalia Masuni Panganiban
07. (#21) Catherine Jane Doucette Brummitt, Cebu City
08. (#22) Anna Mari Lingad
09. (#23) Maria Desiree Verdadero
10. (#25) Carolyne Calangi
11. (#31) Michelle Jamir Bautista
12. (#32) Maritoni Judith Macariola Daya
13. (#38) Maria Bella dela Peña Nachor
14. (#36) Catherina Salazar
15. (#41) Rowena Capellan Moran
SPECIAL AWARDEES:
* Miss Photogenic = #03 Rachel Anne Bulawin Wolfe
* Miss Friendship = ____________
* Miss Talent = #12 Audrey Sinco
* Best In Swimsuit = #23 Maria Desiree Verdadero
* Best In Evening Gown = ____________
* Sunsilk Beauties = # Michelle Bautista, #41 Rowena Moran, & #06 Corazon Tierro
* Lux Beauties = #21 Catherine Jane Brummitt, #03 Rachel Anne Bulawin Wolfe, & #32 Maritoni Judith Daya
* Miss Close-Up Smile = #22 Anna Mari Lingad

 

Binibining Pilipinas Pageant: 1970-1974

Binibining Pilipinas 1970 
Binibining Pilipinas = Simonette Berenguer de los Reyes
Miss Philippines = Aurora McKenney Pijuan
1st runner-up = Imelda Romero Pagaspas
2nd runner-up = Elizabeth Lee Magbanua
3rd runner-up = Ana Maria Fargas Caguiat
4th runner-up = Lily Reyes del Rosario
THE 10 REMAINING SEMI-FINALISTS:
01. Ana Maria Valle Arambulo
02. Anna Suzannah del Mar Lopez
03. Elizabeth Subido Mateo
04. Gloria Velasquez Gonzales
05. Imelda Montemayor Villarama
06. Mariton Teves Diago
07. Michaelina Monsalud Meneses
08. Pacita Eduarda Abrera Guevara
09. Verne Arceo Santos Cuyugan
10. Zita Cudilla Ledesma
SPECIAL AWARDEES:
* Miss Photogenic – Zita Cudilla Ledesma
* Miss Talent – Pacita Eduarda Abrera Guevarra

Binibining Pilipinas 1971
Binibining Pilipinas = Vida Valentina Fernandez Doria
Miss Philippines = Evelyn Santos Camus
Miss Young Pilipinas = Maricar Sison Zaldarriaga
Miss Charming Pilipinas = Milagros Dorado Gutierrez
1st runner-up = Milagros Dorado Gutierrez (acquired the first Miss Charming Pilipinas title)
2nd runner-up = Donna Abad de Guzman
3rd runner-up = Consuelo Olarte Lozano
4th runner-up = Carolyn Flores

Binibining Pilipinas 1972
Binibining Pilipinas-Universe = Armi Barbara Quiray Crespo
Binibining Pilipinas-International = Yolanda Adriatico Dominguez
Miss Young Pilipinas = Maria Lourdes Mauleon Vallejo
Miss Charming Pilipinas = Maria Isabel Dacanay Seva
1st runner-up = Ana Maria Valle Arambulo
2nd runner-up = Maria Paripola Penson
3rd runner-up = Noa-Noa Torres Labit
4th runner-up = Consuelo Lorena Rosanna Escalambre
THE 12 SEMI-FINALISTS:
01. Annabel Lucero Dorillo
02. Arlene de Asis Balmadrid
03. Jennifer Lao Pena (nya)
04. Leila Mazario Rivera
05. Mae Belen Valencia Echiverri
06. Margaret Grace Navarro Javier
07. Maria Isabel Aguilar Pardo
08. Maria Rebecca Montes Reyes
09. Maria Teresa Martin
10. Miranda Yance Carmona
11. Soledad Garcia Fuentes
12. Yolanda de Wit Cuenca
SPECIAL AWARDEES:
* Miss Friendship – Jennifer Lao Pena
* Miss Talent – Margaret Grace Navarro Javier
TRIVIA – The most number of candidates in the history of Bb. Pilipinas beauty pageant was way back in 1972, there were 73 official candidates competed for the 4 titles at stake that year.

Binibining Pilipinas 1973
Binibining Pilipinas-Universe = Maria Margarita Roxas Moran
Binibining Pilipinas-International = Maria Elena Suarez Ojeda
Miss Young Pilipinas = Maria Milagros de la Fuente
1st runner-up = Maria Nanette Macapagal Prodigalidad (acquired the Miss Maja Pilipinas title, the very first Miss Maja Pilipinas title ever given)
2nd runner-up = Joan Gatlin Salas (acquired the Miss World Peace title)
3rd runner-up = Mercedes Ditas Zabarte
4th runner-up = Pacita Rosalinda Yuviengco
THE 13 REMAINING SEMI-FINALISTS:
01. Belinda Ancajas
02. Blossom Nuyda
03. Diwata Luz Licad
04. Josephine Salazar Conde
05. Lilian Morado
06. Luisa Maristela
07. Maria Clarissa Arguelles
08. Maria Joanne Banzon
09. Maria Luz Raneses
10. Maria Rosario Ocampo
11. Maria Socorro Maramag
12. Roberta Anna Morales
13. Teresita Sebastian
SPECIAL AWARDEES:
* Miss Photogenic – Maria Socorro Maramag
* Miss Friendship – Diwata Luz Licad

Binibining Pilipinas 1974
Binibining Pilipinas-Universe = Guadalupe Cuerva Sanchez
Binibining Pilipinas-International = Erlynne Reyes Bernardez
Miss Young Pilipinas = Deborah Cabrera Enriquez
Miss Maja Pilipinas = Pacita Eduarda Abrera Guevara
1st runner-up = Imelda Cajanding
2nd runner-up = Cynthia Villanueva
THE 14 REMAINING SEMI-FINALISTS:
01. Ana Victoria Vargas
02. Arlene Dikit
03. Concepcion Maria Barretto
04. Consuelo Lorena Rosanna Escalambre
05. Delia Katigbak
06. Elaine Sherbet Gella
07. Leah Pardo
08. Maria Carmen Melecio
09. Marie Antoinette Bass
10. Marissa Corpuz Andrada
11. Pamela Jose Termulo
12. Noa-Noa Torres Labit
13. Susan Ortiz
14. Teresita Mann Montalban
SPECIAL AWARDEES:
* Miss Photogenic = Guadalupe Sanchez
* Miss Friendship = Marie Antoinette Bass
* Miss Talent = Imelda Cajanding

 

Binibining Pilipinas Pageant: 1964-1969

Binibining Pilipinas 1964
Binibining Pilipinas : Maria Myrna Sese Panlilio
Miss Waling-waling (1st runner-up) : Milagros Cataag
Miss Ilang-ilang (2nd runner-up) : Elvira Gonzales
THE 15 SEMI-FINALISTS:
01. Marilou Alberto
02. Lilia Alvarez
03. Milagros Cataag
04. Edna Rosanna Keyes
05. Marita Dimayuga
06. Aida Gaerlan
07. Elvira Gonzalez
08. Elizabeth Gutierrez
09. Carmelita Larrabaster
10. Maria Sonia Orendain
11. Thelma Shaw
12. Chiqui Somes
13. Mila Sumayao (a.k.a. Mila Ocampo, Snooky Serna’s mother)
14. Nina Zaldua
15. Myrna Panlilio

Binibining Pilipinas 1965
Binibining Pilipinas = Louise Vail Aurelio
1st runner-up = Isabel Barnett Santos
2nd runner-up = Sheba Mulok
3rd runner-up = June Frances Roco
4th runner-up = Elvira Gonzalez

Binibining Pilipinas 1966
Binibining Pilipinas = Maria Clarinda Garces Soriano
1st runner-up = Elizabeth Luciano Winsett
2nd runner-up = Lillian Elizabeth Carriedo
3rd runner-up = Mary Lou Miranda Navarro
4th runner-up = Josine Loinas Pardo de Tavera

Binibining Pilipinas 1967
Binibining Pilipinas = Pilar Delilah Veloso Pilapil
1st runner-up = Maria Luisa Cordova
2nd runner-up = Maria Rica “Lotis” Baluyot Key (more popularly known as the actress Lotis Key)
3rd runner-up = Maria Mercedes Reyes Uy
4th runner-up = Erlinda dela Cruz Stuart
THE 10 REMAINING SEMI-FINALISTS:
01. Annie Manapat
02. Cynthia Bilbao
03. Diana Atizado
04. Flor Legarda
05. Grace Orbase
06. Lydia Patanao
07. Marie Mediatrix Magtibay
08. Susan Lopez
09. Teresita Planas
10. Zenaida Bondoc

Binibining Pilipinas 1968

Binibining Pilipinas = Rosario “Charina” Rosello Zaragoza
1st runner-up = Maria Elena Samson
2nd runner-up = Benigna Rustia
3rd runner-up = Tina Artillaga
4th runner-up = Georgitta Pimentel
THE 10 REMAINING SEMI-FINALISTS:
01. Amparo Yuviengco
02. Elsie Jamila
03. Emma Mumar
04. Felicidad Ilagan
05. Grace Leonor
06. Maria Teresa Resurrecion
07. Nelly Fanlo
08. Pilar Agcaoili
09. Victoria Reyes
10. Yasmin Kiram
11. Tina Artillaga
12. Charina Zaragoza
13. Maria Elena Samson
14. Georgitta Pimentel
15. Benigna Rustia
SPECIAL AWARDEE:
* Miss Popularity – Maria Elena Samson

Miss Philippines = Nenita “Nini” Tuazon Ramos
1st runner-up = Fortune Farro Aleta
2nd runner-up = Benigna Rustia
3rd runner-up = Bernadette Bayle
4th runner-up = Maria Elena Samson
* In 1968, there were two pageants under the BPCI: Binibining Pilipinas which selected the rep for Miss Universe and Miss Philipines which selected the representative to Miss International…

Binibining Pilipinas 1969

Binibining Pilipinas = Gloria Maria Aspillera Diaz
Miss Philippines = Margaret Rose “Binky” Orbe Montinola
1st runner-up = Nelia delos Reyes Sancho (later became Queen of the Pacific ’71)
2nd runner-up = Cynthia Quirino
3rd runner-up = Maricar Azaola
4th runner-up = Carmina Cuervo Gutierrez (aunt of Ruffa Gutierrez, 2nd runner-up Miss World ’93)
THE 15 REMAINING SEMI-FINALISTS:
01. Arlene de Asis Balmadrid
02. Carmina Diaz
03. Cynthia Fuentes
04. Eleonor Duterte
05. Maria Fe Atadero
06. Mary Grace Inigo (nyi)
07. Matilde Orozco
08. Mercedes Gaston
09. Teresita Pernia
10. Maricar Azaola
11. Margaret Rose Montinola
12. Gloria Maria Aspillera Diaz
13. Carmina Cuervo Gutierrez
14. Cynthia Commans Quirino
15. Nelia delos Reyes Sancho
SPECIAL AWARDEE:
* Miss Photogenic – Mercedes Gaston
* Miss Friendship – Luzviminda Iris Constable
* Miss Talent – Carmina Cuervo Gutierrez

Miss Philippines Earth 2020 is Roxanne Allison Baeyens

The 5’5″ Baguio lass Roxanne Allison Baeyens was named Miss Philippines Earth 2020!

Her elemental court comprise of:
Miss Philippines Air: Patrixia Santos, Daraga, Albay
Miss Philippines Fire: Shane Tormes, Atimonan, Quezon
Miss Philippines Water: Gianna Llanes, Mandaluyong City
Miss Philippines Eco-Tourism: Illysa Mendoza, Fil-Melbourne, Australia

Roxie is a 23-years-old Tourism degree holder from St. Louis University. She works as a commercial model and had commercials for Nescafe’s Creamy White Coffee, Axe among others.

Not new to pageantry, Roxie has participated at Miss Tourism and Culture Universe 2019 where she was placed as the first runner-up. She had also competed last 2019 at Miss Mandaluyong where she was placed as fourth runner-up.

Roxie’s advocacy is urban gardening because she feels that the cities are no longer green and we as individuals must start making decision in according to the environment. She is inspired by her mother who is an environmentalist and wanted to continue her legacy as the family strongly believes in making a change in the society. In her Instagram post last Mother’s Day, Roxanne said she has planted her first three as early as she was only six years old. The action bloomed to make urban farming her advocacy.

The Baguio lass also has a soft spot for animals. Amid the lockdown, she has been helping feed stray fur babies, who were left hungry for days. She started a small feeding drive called the STRAY-t From the Heart which helped feed several dogs and cats left on the streets.

During the finals, the top 5 were all asked what is the most important quality should a leader possess during a pandemic by host Paolo Bediones. Roxie responded, “A leader should display having a green thumb because at this point in time, we have a shortage in food supply. It is important to open the eyes of people to embrace having a sustainable life and start urban agriculture at their own homes. After all, a green life is a better life. I hope our leaders will give that to us.

Special awards winners during the finals included:
Eco-Angel award: Lyka Chamberlaigneh Lagasca, Lallo, Cagayan
Darling of the Press: Roxanne Allison Baeyens, Baguio City
Eco-Video award: Roxanne Allison Baeyens, Baguio City
Hannah Shampoo award: Shane Tormes, Atimonan, Quezon

Tallest Binibining Pilipinas Winners

They say that height is might in pageants, so we listed down the tallest Binibining Pilipinas winners. Since its inception in 1964, the Binibining Pilipinas pageant has attracted ladies of various shapes and sizes. Its minimum height requirements have ranged from 5’4″ to 5’6″ throughout the years, although no maximum height requirement is ever imposed.

It has been months since we started the research on the heights of the Binibining Pilipinas winners which was borne out of a request from one of our social media followers. And finally we have been able to create the list of the tallest winners of the Binibining Pilipinas pageant.

L-R: Germelina Padilla, Anthea Robles, Rachel Soriano & Catriona Gray

Disclaimer: We only included in this list those that we are able to get reliable sources on the heights of the Binibining Pilipinas winners. Those that we are doubtful of their heights we didn’t include on the list.

STANDING TALL AT 5’10”
– Binibining Pilipinas International 1988, Maria Anthea Robles
– Binibining Pilipinas Universe 1991, Germelina Leah Padilla
– Binibining Pilipinas Maja 1992, Marina Benipayo
– Binibining Pilipinas World 1998, Rachel Soriano
– Binibining Pilipinas Universe 2009, Pamela Bianca Manalo
– Binibining Pilipinas Supranational 2012, Elaine Kay Moll
– Binibining Pilipinas International 2014, Mary Anne Bianca Guidotti
– Binibining Pilipinas Supranational 2017, Chanel Olive Thomas
Miss Universe Philippines & Miss Universe 2018, Catriona Elisa Gray

L- R: Bianca M, Elaine, Chanel and Bianca G.

HEIGHT INCONSISTENCIES
There are also a number of BBP winners whose reported heights are inconsistent depending on the news articles we’ve read. Height padding was not uncommon in pageants so there should be no surprise that there are some inconsistencies on the heights of some past winners.
Some reports have mentioned that Binibining Pilipinas World 1993 & Miss World 2nd Princess, Sharmaine “Ruffa” Gutierrez stands at 5’10” while others say she’s 5’9″ or 5’9 1/2″.  Binibining Pilipinas Universe 1995 Joanne Quintas is also reported to be 5’10” tall while some sources put her at 5’9″. Resigned Bb. Pilipinas World Janina San Miguel is also being reported to stand between 5’9 1/2″ to 5’10 1/2″ tall.

L-R: Georgina, Caroline, Marilen, Marina and Melanie

TOWERING BINIBINIS AT 5’11”
If it is rare to have Binibining Pilipinas winners standing at 5’9″- 5’10” more so for those who are at 5’11” and taller. However, we have listed four Filipinas who were able to compete and won in the BBP pageant.
– Binibining Pilipinas International & Miss International 1979, Melanie Marquez
Binibining Pilipinas World 1994, Caroline Subijano – 5’11”*
– Binibining Pilipinas International 1999, Georgina Anne Sandico
– Binibining Pilipinas Intercontinental 2015, Christi Lynn McGarry
* There are those that say Cara Subijano’s height is at 5’11 1/2″ and this would place her as one of the two tallest Binibining Pilipinas winners.

THE TALLEST BINIBINI WINNER
Binibining Pilipinas World 1992, Marilen Espino – 6’0”
It is so heartbreaking that the tallest BBP winner we ever had wasn’t able to compete in any international pageant. Weeks before leaving for the Miss World pageant in Sun City, South Africa, Marilen contacted chicken-pox and wasn’t able to compete. Instead, Marina Benipayo was sent to Miss World. Marilen was then to compete in Miss Maja International but the pageant was cancelled that year. Marilen was a Supermodel of the Philippines winner much like other BBP winners (Abbygale Arenas, Caroline Subjano and Melanie Marquez for instance).

The End of Philippine Supremacy in Miss Universe?

After a long 10-year run of continuous placements in the Miss Universe pageant, should Filipino pageant fans be worried that our luck might be thinning out?

In just 10 years the Philippines has scored 2 Miss Universe titles, 4 runner-up wins and 4 semifinalist placements. As the proverbial saying goes “what goes up, must come down”.  Has the Philippines used up its pageant luck in the last decade? What does this mean for our coming pageant queens and MU reps? That is exactly what we are going to be talking about in today’s blogpost.

Change is constant and nothing is permanent. The Philippines has enjoyed a renaissance in pageantry in the last decade winning one title after the other from different international pageants: Miss Universe, Miss Earth, Miss International, Miss Supranational, Miss World, etc… To think that this will not change anytime soon is naivety. As we know, there is a changing landscape in the Miss Universe pageant that we are seeing reshaping what it means to win the title. Let’s enumerate the changes we are seeing so far in the pageant that could affect how the Philippines’ chances are affected.

  1. Focus on Speaking Ability – with the pronouncement that the Miss Universe is looking for a spokesperson, everyone has to calibrate how they are selecting a national winner. This was quite clear in the latest edition of the pageant. No less than 5 instances where a semifinalist has to speak during the finals. This implies that a candidate has to have a strong command of the English language to be noticed in the competition. Fluency in English is now a strong requirement to be able to win the title.
  2. More Business-like/ Financially-driven MUOrg – this is so far one of the stark changes we’ve seen in the pageant over the last three years. Older franchises are dropped in favor of new pageant orgs that can offer higher franchise fees. This means that newer organizations are more aggressive to prove their merit. Anyone who can bring in more money to the organization is potentially given a positive spotlight. Does it have a bearing on the pageant scoring? Definitely not. But any positive spotlight can be worked to an advantage if the org and the pageant girl know how to play the game.
  3. Opening of Other Pageant Markets in Asia – after the MU pageant held in Bangkok in 2018, the MU found another cash cow country in terms of business opportunity and expansion. Vietnam is also opening in terms of opportunities for hosting. Both countries could offer other business opportunities such as endorsements and sponsorships. Even Indonesia’s annual hiring of the MU winner for an energy drink brings in revenue to the pageant. The Philippines has been able to bring in a Filipino swimsuit and skincare sponsor in the 2019 edition of the pageant. And with Nepal aiming to hold the Miss Universe 2022 edition, the field is getting more and more populated…
  4. Philippines’ Winning Record Creating “Crown Envy” – the Philippines has to be the winning-est country in the last 10 years of the Miss Universe pageant. That too glossy a record has definitely attracted a bevy of haters and envy fans questioning is the MUOrg is favoring the Philippines too much? In the interest of fairness, any pageant organization would start to diminish the chances of winning for that particular country just to preserve the delicate status quo.

With all of these factors in mind, a Filipina’s chances of winning the MU title has increased in terms of difficulty. No less than a tall, facially strong, physically proportioned and fit, advocacy-driven, impeccably dressed, determined and articulate Filipina has to be selected to represent the country in Miss Universe. In short, a Filipina rep has to cover all of these bases to be able to say her placement is warranted and earned – and perhaps for her not to be denied a spot in the semis.

The change in the direction of the wind means that a sailor has to adjust his sails. That is exactly what the Philippines have to do. How long do you think can the Philippines sustain winning in Miss Universe if we don’t recalibrate to the whims and wants of the organization? With how the country has performed in the past decade, the changing of the tides to favor new emerging markets could spell that the Philippines being the apple of the MU eye is over. Thailand, Vietnam, Puerto Rico, Colombia and other pageant crazy countries are emerging to take over. If we are to maintain our supremacy in the competition, then the Philippines have to be one step ahead of the competition.

Señorita Colombia 2020, Maria Fernanda Aristizabal Will NOT go to Miss Universe

Just when we thought things have been settled, this new development appears!

Señorita Colombia 2020 Maria Fernanda Aristizabal will not be able to compete in the Miss Universe pageant at all. This was clear after the new Miss Universe Colombia organization posted an announcement on their social media that a selection of a new Colombian rep to Miss Universe will take place this year.

After failing to reach an agreement with the Concurso Nacional de Belleza, the new owners of the MU – Colombia franchise have decided that they will choose a representative, who must be registered on the Miss Universe website by November 1, according to the regulations of the pageant. It was also posted that the MUC organization gave a deadline for an answer from CNB last Saturday or they will make decisions on how they will proceed.

At first it was said that the possibility was considered that María Fernanda would be her country’s representative in Miss Universe. There were even reports that CNB President Raimundo Angulo was in talks with the new MUC organization that the CNB has allowed the participation of Mafe to the MU pageant. It was reported in the El Universal newspaper that both parties are in talks and is working with the CNB Board of Directors to approve Mafe’s participation. In a recent El Universal statement, he clarified further that “No (official) communication has reached me about it, but if they are going to do a contest in Barranquilla, perfect. They are free to do whatever they want. I don’t have to make any statement about it.

When we earlier posted that the two organizations are working things out for Maria Fernanda to be able to compete, we were ecstatic and hopeful. However learning that no official communications were made and that there were allegations that it was CNB who did not respond, made this situation all the more confusing. On CNB’s defense, we understand that calling for a Board of Directors meeting during this time of pandemic might have been difficult and hence wasn’t able to meet the deadline. MUC is also in a rush as a representative must be selected be November 1st. And there might not be enough time to hold a national search during this pandemic…

We are just sad that we will not be seeing Mafe in Miss Universe as we think she would have made Colombia proud. It is unclear if she will be sent to the Miss International competition next year as CNB usually selects a new Colombian queen every September of the year.

More on this on the following new articles from El Universal and El Tiemo:

*   https://www.eltiempo.com/cultura/cine-y-tv/senorita-colombia-elegida-en-cartagena-ya-no-ira-a-miss-universo-502666
*   https://www.eluniversal.com.co/farandula/la-senorita-colombia-ira-o-no-a-miss-universo-BI2875663
*   https://www.eluniversal.com.co/farandula/la-representante-a-miss-universo-ya-no-se-escogera-en-cartagena-CY2919271

 

Our Favorite Binibining Pilipinas International Winners

The Binibining Pilipinas International is now the highest title in the most prestigious and longest running national pageant in the Philippines.

Since Nenita ‘Nini’ Ramos was first fielded by the BBP pageant to the Japanese-owned pageant, the Philippines managed to win 5 MI titles under the Binibining Pilipinas Charities Incorporated (BPCI). As a pageant fan since the 1990’s we’ve some to love a number of our Filipina reps in this Tokyo-based competition.

Below are Sashes&Scripts’ favorite Binibining Pilipinas International titleholders:

  1. Yedda Marie Mendoza Kittilstvedt, Bb. Pilipinas International 1996 – highest on our list is this 5’9″ stunner from Cebu. A niece of former Binibining Pilipinas Universe Pilar Pilapil, Yedda could have been best sent to Miss Universe that year. Although her top 15 placement in Miss International that year is well-merited. Now a public servant, Yedda remains to be one of the prettiest ladies the Philippines ever sent to the MI pageant.
  2. Gladys Andre Dueñas, Bb. Pilipinas International 1995 – during her year, Gladys would have been better sent in Miss Universe, Reham Snow Tago in MI and Joanne Santos in MW. She was smart, gorgeous and articulate, not to mention a seasoned model under Pitoy Moreno. Her unique Pinay features and well proportioned 5’7″ frame would have been a hit in Namibia. It was no surprise that only Gladys placed among her BBP batchmates as she made it among the semifinalists in Tokyo.
  3. Precious Lara Quigaman, Miss International 2005 – at 5’6″ tall, she was the shortest among all Filipina MI winners. Her well proportioned body made her look exceptionally tall and her sincere delivery of her speech made her stand out in Japan. She was the most successful winner in her BBP batch and was the sole Alpha pageant winner during the 2000’s from the Philippines.
  4. Jessie Alice Dixson, Bb. Pilipinas International 1986 – those who grew up with her in ‘Okay Ka Fairy Ko’ and ‘Dyesebel’, would have fallen in love with Alice. Her showbiz career eclipsed her pageant beginnings. Alice was a mere teenager when she won in Binibining Pilipinas and managed a respectable semifinalist finish in Miss International 1986.
  5. Kylie Verzosa, Miss International 2016 –  hers was a speech that is considered the modern-day gold standard in MI speeches. The 5’8″ preschool teacher from Baguio is the frontrunner in the 2016 BBP pageant. In fact Kylie was our personal favorite to win the Miss Universe Philippines title that year. She would have easily made top 3 in MU although her winning MI was perhaps the greater reward.

Who are your favorite Binibining Pilipinas International winners? Let us know on the comment section below…

Filipina Representatives in Miss Earth

Youngest among the four biggest international pageant, the Miss Earth competition is dominated by Filipina representatives in terms of placements and wins.

The selection of Filipina representatives to the Miss Earth competitions is carried out by the Carousel productions. Established in 2001, the winner was originally named as “Miss Philippines” (2001-2003) before being renamed Miss Philippines Earth to avoid confusion with the Binibining Pilipinas (which is literally translated into Miss Philippines).

The beauty pageant whose cause is to promote environmental preservation, is dominated by the Philippine candidates, only missing the semis 3 times in its almost 2 decade history. Meet the ladies below…

2001      Carlene Aguilar, Top 10
2002      April Perez, Top 10
2003      Laura Dunlap, Top 10
2004      Tamera Szijarto, Top 8
2005      Genebelle Raagas, Top 16
2006      Catherine Untalan, Miss Earth-Water
2007      Jeanne Harn
2008      Karla Henry, Miss Earth 2008
2009      Sandra Ines Seifert, Miss Earth-Air

2010      Psyche Resus
2011      Athena Imperial, Miss Earth-Water
2012      Stephany Stefanowitz, Miss Earth-Air
2013      Angelee delos Reyes, Top 8
2014      Jamie Herrell, Miss Earth 2014
2015      Angelia Gabrena Ong, Miss Earth 2015
2016      Imelda Schweighart
2017      Karen Ibasco, Miss Earth 2017
2018      Celeste Cortesi, Top 8
2019      Janelle Tee, Top 20

Below is an infographic of the Filipina winners and placers in Miss Earth.

Aurora Pijuan, Miss International 1970

May 16th 1970 will always be remembered as the day that the Philippines won its second Miss International with Aurora McKenney Pijuan. The 5’8” Filipina-American lass from Bacolod bested 46 other candidate for the title.

Au-au was born November 11, 1949, and was only 20 years old when she won the crown on May 16th. Measuring 35-25-36 ½ the tall brunette was a frontrunner in the Binibining Pilipinas pageant. Back then it was deemed that no country could ever win a back-to-back victory in the Miss Universe pageant, especially with the reigning queen Gloria Diaz from the Philippines. So it was then paved to make way for Aurora in Miss International that year while Simonette delos Reyes was sent to the Miss Universe pageant. Au-au competed in Osaka and her win made the Philippines become the first country to win the MI title twice. During the Miss International competition, Aurora wore a pink mini-dress with flared pants underneath, a bold fashion statement where gown are the de rigeour outfits.

Aurora in her Terno with other candidates in their national attire…
Competing in the swimsuit round…
A bold fashion statement: a minidress paired with trousers…

At her homecoming parade, Au-au wore a red terno to match the red velvet cap of the Mikimoto crown. In that time, the Miss International Organization allowed the Mikimoto crown to travel with its winner. Back then, the pearl encrusted crown was valued at $70,000. Among the six MI winners of the Philippines only Aurora Pijuan, Precious Lara Quigaman and and Bea Rose Santiago were able to wear the original MI crown for their parade. Gemma cruz wore a hat for her parade. Melanie Marquez wore her gold and pearl encrusted MI Mikimoto tiara while being accompanied by her full MI court in her homecoming parade, the only Filipina to ever do so. Kylie Verzosa wore a replica of the Miss International crown during her homecoming parades (one on Cubao and the other in Baguio).

After Aurora’s reign, she became a sought after model and product endorser. She also had a few films to her credit.
Hope you enjoyed the photo-collages of Aurora… Drop us a comment below and let us know what you think of today’s article…