Under the new leadership with Ms. Cory Quirino as president, the 51-year-old beauty pageant dropped the preposition ‘ng’ (‘of’ in English) from its original name ‘Mutya ng Pilipinas’. On August 1, the pageant presented its 40 official candidates to the press at the Citadines Bay City Manila.
The presentation of candidates is a culmination of a three-month national search, covering Metro Manila, Luzon, Cebu, Bohol, Davao and even in Filipino overseas communities.
This year’s pageant will crown three titleholders, Miss Asia Pacific International, World Top Model Philippines, and Miss Tourism International. Last year, Sharifa Akeel, the country’s representative to Miss Asia Pacific International was declared a winner in the said pageant.
The candidates are as follows: Jigg Kirsty Ang (Catanduanes), Alyanna Bettina Penales (Bacacay, Albay), Jasmine Eaton (Tacloban City), Mariah Gelina Lequin (Bogo City, Cebu), Amber Delos Reyes (Canada), Ella Cayabyab (Quezon Province), Hanna Jessica Villa (Taguig), Louise Janica Arroyo An (California), Andrea Fe Gomez (Baguio City), Jenieva Basultin (Barotac Viejo, Iloilo), Keinth Jensen Petrasanta (Laguna), Camille Joy Ang (Cavite), Andrea Acibo (Batangas City, Batangas), Karmina Luiza Grady (Arizona), Sandra Jele (Tagbilaran City), Maria Isabel Alves (San Isidro, Parañaque), Tyra Goldman (Nevada), Joi Hunter (Illinois), Cyrille Payumo (Pampanga), April Short (Zamboanga City), Ysabel Napiza (New Jersey), Savannah Rosemary Catayas (Australia), Klyza Castro (Davao del Sur), Christine Longakit (Quezon City), Eiffel Janell Rosalita (Sta. Maria, Bulacan), Karla Claudine Lasquite (Cebu City), Layla Yousif Adriatico (Bahrain), Iana Faye Marie Olea (Davao Oriental), Dionne Sade Nicha (Tunasan, Muntinlupa), Jenny Kim Agasid (San Dionisio, Parañaque), Maricres Castro (Alabang, Muntinlupa), Maxine Nicole Rangel (Padre Garcia, Batangas), Maria Angelica Pantaliano (Mandaue City, Cebu), Lesley Anne Ticaro (Davao del Norte), Camille Maha Marie Rono Fabro (UAE), Irish Silades (Malinao, Albay), Nina Bernedo (Cagayan de Oro), Jaica Zacate (Pangasinan), Lady Justerinnie Santos (Bulaacan, Bulacan), and Stephanie Monique Villavicencio (La Paz, Iloilo City).
Quirino also reiterated the ‘open-door-policy’ of the pageant. All aspiring candidates are welcome to join regardless of their previous pageant affiliations.
The press presentation was hosted by JustinQuirino and reigning beauty queen PaulineAmelinckz.
grand coronation night is set to happen on Sunday, August 18 at the Mall of Asia Arena and will have its delayed telecast on ABS-CBN. For more information, visit the pageant’s official website.
It took quite a while before choosing the Top 15.
The Coronation Night of the Binibinng Pilipinas and Miss Universe Philippines 2019 is set to happen tomorrow, June 9 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum with 40 gorgeous candidates coming from all over the country to compete for six titles at stake.
After watching the ‘free speak’ competition, here are the names of the Top 15, the final cut to which the six titles and two runners-up are going to come from.
Listed in alphabetical order (based on their respective cities or provincial representations) and are grouped in fives:
To know more about the pageant and other candidates, visit its official website.
The country’s most prestigious national beauty pageant, Binibining Pilipinas 2019 has chosen its Top 10 semi-finalists for the Best in National Costume award after the Jag and World Balance fashion show on Wednesday, May 29 at the New Frontier Theatre (formerly Kia Theatre), Quezon City.
The highlight of the evening was the jaw-dropping costume designs of Filipino designers. To determine the winner, supporters can cast their respective votes for the candidate[s] they like via online. Winners will be announced on the Coronation Night on June 9.
The 10 semi-finalists are as follows (in alphabetical order):
Bacolod – Cassandra Colleen Bermeo Chan. Designed by Tony de Ramos.
Cebu – Samantha Ashley Lo. Designed by Edwin Uy.
Laguna – Leren Mae Bautista. Designed by Chico Esteva and Renee Salud.
Maguindanao – Resham Ramirez Saeed. Designed by Ryan June Castillo.
Masbate -. Hannah Consencino Arnold. Designed by Benj Leguiab IV.
Negros Occidental – Vickie Marie Milagrosa Sausa Rushton. Designed by Jomar Peralta.
Palawan – Samantha Mae Bernardo. Designed by Patrick Isorena.
Pampanga – Emma Mary Tiglao. Designed by Richie Sabinian.
Pasig City – Maria Andrea Verdadero Abesamis. Designed by Amir Sali.
Puerto Princesa – Jessarie Dumaguing. Designed by Jobel Silvestre.
Also, the Top Three Best in Talents were announced.
They were Bernardo of Palawan, Chan of Bacolod and Alanis Reign Binoya of Batangas.
To vote for the Best in National Costume, click here!