Queens’ Legacy: 4 Filipino Miss Universe Winners Together on Stage For the First Time

Queens’ Legacy: 4 Filipino Miss Universe Winners Together on Stage For the First Time


The coronation night united queens from various Binibining Pilipinas titles in a historic celebration

At the Binibining Pilipinas Coronation Night, stars aligned, universes merged, and queens assembled. For the first time, the four Filipino Miss Universe winners—1969’s Gloria Diaz, 1973’s Margie Moran, 2015’s Pia Wurtzbach, and 2018’s Catriona Gray—came together. They united in a grand gathering that brought together queens from the Binibining Pilipinas Charities Inc. (BPCI) spectrum, spanning titles such as Miss International, Miss Intercontinental, Miss Globe, and Miss Supranational, alongside the once-held Miss Universe. Like celestial bodies in a cosmic ballet, each queen, a universe unto herself, shone brightly, their combined radiance dazzled the night and reminded all of their legacy.

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60th Binibining Pilipinas Coronation Night unites Miss Universe queens Catriona Gray, Margie moran, Gloria Diaz, Pia Wurtzbach
Catriona Gray, Margie Moran, Gloria Diaz, and Pia Wurtzbach come together for the first time

Among the past queens who illuminated the stage were Miss Supranational 2013 Mutya Datul, Miss Intercontinental 2021 Cinderella Faye Obeñita, the Miss International queens—1979’s Melanie Marquez, 2013’s Bea Rose Santiago, and 2016’s Kylie Verzosa.

The lineup of hosts sparkled like a crown: Miss Grand International 2016 1st Runner-Up Nicole Cordoves, Binibining Pilipinas World 1993 Ruffa Gutierrez, and Binibining Pilipinas Universe 2014 MJ Lastimosa, alongside Verzosa and Gray.

60th Binibining Pilipinas hosts Nicole Cordoves, Ruffa Gutierrez, Catriona Gray, Kylie Verzosa, and MJ Lastimosa
Nicole Cordoves, Ruffa Guttierez, Catriona Gray, Kylie Verzosa, and MJ Lastimosa represented as hosts

A constellation of this year’s 40 candidates then graced the stage, performing to a mashup of Rihanna’s “Diamonds” and Shirley Bassey’s “Diamonds Are Forever” in shimmering silver sheer ensembles, reflecting the brilliance of their predecessors, and even their own.

The Binibining Pilipinas candidates perform a diamond-inspired opening number for the 60th edition
The 2024 candidates embodied diamonds on their opening number

On its 60th year, the historic pageant brought forth a royal reunion like no other. It celebrates a sisterhood that rises and will continue to rise in solidarity. They say when a new supreme rises, the old one fades away. But as these queens have shown, they are timeless, as their crowns are eternal. Together, they prove that true queens are forever, their legacy a constellation that guides and inspires future generations.

Photos and Featured Image: BINIBINING PILIPINAS (via Instagram)

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