Binibining Pilipinas Charities Inc. expressed its pride and gratitude to Samantha Panlilio for raising the Philippine flag in the Miss Grand International 2021 pageant.
Samantha bowed out early in the competition after failing to make it to the top 20 during the pageant's finals night in Thailand on December 4.
Before her exit, she entered the top 10 best in national costume and top 5 best in swimsuit through popular vote.
During the preliminary competition, Samantha dazzled the audience in her bejeweled cape gown called "Layag Balangay," which represented the Philippines' seafaring vessel. She also wowed the audience when she emerged with wings and wore the "Paruparo," her national costume inspired by the festival held annually in Dasmariñas.