Forty of the country’s loveliest Filipinas will be presented to the public at the Grand Parade of Beauties on Saturday, March 22, around the Araneta Center grounds.
The stunning young Filipinas who came from all over the Philippines wore beautiful headdresses and brightly-colored bikinis, and waved to their ardent fans atop giant floats. The 40 beauty queen hopefuls were trimmed down from over a hundred aspirants during the rigorous four-day screening back in January. Since 1964, the Binibining Pilipinas Charities, Inc. (BPCI) has been the country’s prestigious discoverer and trainer of young ladies who represent us in well-known international beauty tilts. In a span of five decades, BPCI has proven its caliber as a credible institution that eyes these potential candidates, vaunting a resume that begins with Gloria Diaz’s Miss Universe win in 1969. In the last few years, the Philippines has been rising through the ranks as a beauty powerhouse with the impressive top five finishes of Venus Raj, Shamcey Supsup, Janine Tugonon, and Ariella Arida in the last four Miss Universe contests.
Apart from the 40 candidates, the parade will also feature the reigning queens of Binibining Pilipinas Gold, which include Miss Universe 2013 3rd runner up Ariella Arida, Miss International 2013 Bea Rose Santiago, Miss Supranational 2013 Mutya Johanna Datul, and Miss Tourism Queen International 2013 Top 10 semifinalist Cindy Miranda.
The Grand Parade of Beauties is one of the final major events before the coronation night. Last March 20, the candidates spent the day with the children of the Gawad Kalinga Escopa On Sunday, March 23, the pageant primer, The Road to the Crown, will air on ABS-CBN’s Sunday’s Best. The pageant primer will be hosted by Matteo Guidicelli, Ariella Arida, Bea Rose Santiago, Mutya Johanna Datul, and Cindy Miranda.
The Grand Coronation Night on March 30 is expected to host a wide array of past beauty queens who have brought immense pride to the country. This hotly-anticipated pageant will be hosted by Anne Curtis, Xian Lim, Venus Raj, and Shamcey Supsup, and aired live on ABS-CBN.
Miss Universe 2013 Maria Gabriela Isler of Venezuela and Russian pop star Emin will be two of the special guests in the Binibining Pilipinas 2014 Grand Coronation Night. Gabriela will be one of the judges during the pageant and will help crown this year’s winners, while Emin will lead the list of the hotly-anticipated performers in the 51st edition of the most prestigious beauty contest in the country. Tickets are available through Ticketnet Online www.ticketnet.com.ph or inquire at (02) 911 5555.
The Binibining Pilipinas 2014 pageant is presented by the Araneta Center, ABS-CBN, Cream Silk, PLDT Home, JAG Jeans, AVON, PAGCOR, Titan Watches—the official watch sponsor, PAGCOR, Manhattan Garden City, Pizza Hut, Lactacyd White Intimate, Philippine Airlines, Sofitel—the official residence, Manila Bulletin—the official print partner, David’s Salon, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Gold’s Gym, J.A.C. Motors, Picture City, Dale Carnegie Training Center, Entrepreneur School of Asia, Charter Ping An Insurance Corporation, and Raymond Saldaña Photography.