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The Binibining Pilipinas legacy through the decades

Posted on March 1, 2019

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 Ganados

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.