Get ready for the glitz, glamour, and grace under pressure as the Binibining Pilipinas pageant returns for another year
The Binibining Pilipinas pageant is one of the premier beauty competitions in the Philippines, showcasing the country’s empowered and intelligent women. As the spectacle is one step closer to crowning the next set of beauty queens, here are the five things you need to know about the new season of Binibining Pilipinas.
Different franchises of Binibining Pilipinas
Binibining Pilipinas is a national pageant that selects representatives for various international beauty competitions, including Miss International, Miss Globe, and Miss Intercontinental. These international pageants have specific criteria, a history, and cultural significance. Miss International promotes world peace and understanding among nations, Miss Globe pushes for environmental protection and cultural exchange, and Miss Intercontinental emphasizes diversity through each candidate’s beauty, intelligence, and charisma. With these differences in mind, many pageant fans are eager to see which category this new set of Binibining Pilipinas candidates will be a perfect fit to represent the Philippines, and how they will showcase their talents and abilities on a global stage.
The impact of the Binibining Pilipinas pageant
Since 1964, Binibining Pilipinas has been an important part of Philippine pageantry. Through the years, it has evolved into a highly regarded event known for discovering and launching the careers of many successful beauty queens, like Miss International 2005 Precious Lara Quigaman and Miss International 2016 Kylie Verzosa. In 2023, the prestigious competition will continue to serve as a platform for celebrating Filipino beauty, captivating the hearts of Filipino pageant fans, and making lasting impacts on the lives of the new set of candidates.
Total number of official candidates
The rigorous selection for the next crop of Binibining Pilipinas beauty queens is over. With that, the names of the 40 binibinis who passed their final screening were announced just last February 6. After a series of evaluations led by Miss International 2005 Lara Quigaman and current Binibining Pilipinas titleholders, the official number of candidates was filtered from 65 applicants down to the final 40.
Proving to us the intense and competitive selection process, Binibining Pilipinas Charities, Inc. made last minute changes and added five more names to the roster. This unexpected twist was a general agreement by the selection board, facing the challenge of choosing the final candidates amongst many talented, intelligent, and beautiful women vying for the coveted spots.
Interesting facts about some candidates
Jessie Salvador’s name is making waves on social media as one of the official candidates for Binibining Pilipinas 2023. She is a model under Crown Artist Management and the sister of Eat Bulaga host and well-known actress Maja Salvador. On her Instagram post, the actress-turned-beauty queen looks forward to her new journey in the pageant scene. In one of her interviews, she also mentioned that her sister is very supportive of her dream and that she is thankful for everyone who believes that she has what it takes to be a beauty queen.
Another official candidate who attracts the attention of Filipino pageant fans is IWant TV host Kiara Giel. She is no stranger to the local pageant scene as her credentials include her reign as Miss Philippines Air 2016. Pageant fans anticipate what a hopeful like Kiara has to offer on the pageant stage. With her charming personality and hosting ability, she is seen as bringing a unique touch to the competition.
Reign Parani was a Pinoy Big Brother Season 8 housemate. Reign replaced Batch 1’s 4th evictee, Aljon Mendoza. Afterwards, she debuted as an actress in 2019 in ABS-CBN’s TV series titled Sandugo. Currently, the rising star turned beauty queen is one of the hosts of Pie Channel’s segment titled “Pak Palong Follow” with other Rise Artist Studio personalities.
The reigning beauty queens
This beauty competition not only marks the crowning of a new group of women who are ready to represent the country in international pageants, but the time has also come for the reigning Binibining Pilipinas beauty queens to pass the crown to their successors. These reigning beauty queens include Binibining Pilipinas International 2022 Nicole Borromeo, Binibining Pilipinas Intercontinental 2022 Gabrielle Basiano, and Binibining Pilipinas Globe 2022 Chelsea Fernandez. However, the reigning Binibining Pilipinas Grand International 2022, Roberta Angela Tomandong will be the lone beauty queen to keep her crown shining bright as she will be the last candidate for the title after BPCI’s withdrawal from the MGI franchise. As the Binibining Pilipinas titleholders are now preparing to make way for a new generation of beauty and grace, the anticipation for this momentous occasion continues to heighten.
Photos from BINIBINING PILIPINAS OFFICIAL (via Instagram)