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.
Fresh from Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray’s homecoming activities, Binibining Pilipinas Charities Inc. (BPCI) announced that it would begin accepting applications for candidates for the Binibining Pilipinas 2019 pageant. The application form may be downloaded from the Binibining Pilipinas website and deadline for submission is on March 15.
Applicants will go through a rigorous screening process, which will be done by the BPCI screening committee led by Chairperson Mrs. Stella Marquez Araneta.
BPCI will then reveal the official candidates for this year's pageant. The lovely aspirants will again go through a meticulous screening period where the BPCI board will observe the ladies in various Binibining Pilipinas activities including the talent competition, National Costume competition, Parade of Beauties in Araneta Center, media presentation and interviews, charity visits, and many others.
The finalists will get their last chance to shine during the Grand Coronation Night slated in June.
Six crowns are up for grabs in this year’s Binibining Pilipinas pageant, including the coveted Miss Universe Philippines, Binibining Pilipinas International, Binibining Pilipinas Intercontinental, Binibining Pilipinas Supranational, Binibining Pilipinas Globe, and Binibining Pilipinas Grand International.
Gray bannered another golden year for Binibining Pilipinas last year when she won the Philippines’ fourth Miss Universe crown.
Karen Gallman also made history when she clinched the Philippines’ first-ever Miss Intercontinental crown on home soil.
Ma. Ahtisa Manalo also made the country proud when she bagged a first runner-up placing in the Miss International pageant.
Jehza Huelar finished in the Top 10 of Miss Supranational, while Michele Gumabao emerged in the Top 15 of Miss Globe.
Now on its 56th year, Binibining Pilipinas continues to be the top standard in honoring outstanding beauty contestants, having crowned countless of women who brought honor and pride to the country.
Just in the last decade, it has crowned Pia Wurtzbach, the country’s third Miss Universe in 2015; Bea Rose Santiago and Kylie Verzosa, the country’s fifth and sixth Miss International winners in 2013 and 2016, respectively; Mutya Datul, the country’s first-ever Miss Supranational in 2013; and Ann Colis, the country’s first-ever Miss Globe in 2015.
For more information and to download the application form, visit www.bbpilipinas.com.