Press Release

40 official Binibining Pilipinas 2019 candidates named


Binibining Pilipinas, the most prestigious beauty pageant in the country and one of the most anticipated competitions in Asia, is on the lookout for a new batch of queens who will represent the Philippines in the international arena.

Many heeded the call, but only 40 were chosen.

The Binibining Pilipinas Charities Inc. (BPCI) on March 18, Monday, named the 40 exceptional women who would be competing in the country’s most prestigious beauty pageant in the coronation night slated for June 9.

After a rigorous screening process headed by BPCI Chairperson Mrs. Stella Marquez Araneta, members of the BPCI executive committee and pageant sponsors, the 40 Filipinas who would be vying for six international titles were determined.

The Top 40 official candidates are:

  • Hannah Arnold
  • Jane Darren Genobisa
  • Samantha Poblete
  • Danielle Joi Magno
  • Mary Faye Murphy
  • Joanna Rose Tolledo
  • Jessica Marasigan
  • Marie Sherry Anne Tormes
  • Dia Nicole Magno
  • Honey Grace Cartasano
  • Francia Layderos
  • Cassandra Chan
  • Danielle Isabelle Dolk
  • Jessarie Dumaguing
  • Maria Isabela Galeria
  • Julia Eugene Saubier
  • Melba Ann Macasaet
  • Emma Mary Tiglao
  • Alanis Reign Binoya
  • Louisielle Denise Amorog
  • Gazini Christiana Ganadis
  • Marianne Marquez
  • Joahnna Carla Saad
  • Pauline Anne Cordero
  • April May Short
  • Leren Mae Bautista
  • Rubee Marie Faustino
  • Larah Grace Lacap
  • Martina Faustina Diaz
  • Malka Shaver
  • Kimberly Penchon
  • Samantha Mae Bernardo
  • Ilene Astrid de Vera
  • Maria Andrea Abesamis
  • Bea Patricia Magtanong
  • Jean Nicole Guerrero
  • Samantha Ashley Lo
  • Rosham Ramirez Saeed
  • Vickie Marie Milagrosa Rushton
  • Sigrid Grace Flores

“This batch of ladies is special. I know you came from different parts of the country, and you chose to be with us, and we are very grateful. We want you to know that you will always have a home here in Araneta Center,” Mrs. Araneta said.

They will hope to duplicate the incredible feat achieved by last year’s batch of queens. Catriona Gray clinched the country’s fourth Miss Universe crown, while Karen Gallman made history when she won the country’s first Miss Intercontinental crown.

They will hope to duplicate the incredible feat achieved by last year’s batch of queens. Catriona Gray clinched the country’s fourth Miss Universe crown, while Karen Gallman made history when she won the country’s first Miss Intercontinental crown.

Gallman, Binibining Pilipinas Supranational Jehza Huelar, Binibining Pilipinas Globe Michele Gumabao and Binibining Pilipinas Grand International Eva Patalinjug, who were also part of the screening process, were all impressed by this year’s crop of contestants.

“These ladies are gorgeous. I hope they will be able to surpass what our batch was able to fulfill and represent the Philippines the best way they could,” Huelar said.

“They will be tasked to represent the Philippines in an international competition. We have experienced it. It’s not easy. So they have to work really hard to achieve the crown that they want,” Patalinjug said.

These 40 women are in for an exciting journey. After the screening, they are tipped to visit several charities, engage with sponsors and participate in the talent competition, fashion show, photo exhibit and parade of beauties.