A lot of ladies answered the call, but only a few were lucky to be chosen.
After a rigorous and deliberate screening process, the officials of Binibining Pilipinas Charities, Inc. led by Stella Marquez Araneta, finally revealed the 40 official candidates for the Binibining Pilipinas 2018.
The Final Cut
The applicants were trimmed down to 53 ladies before they faced the screening committee in a closed-door interview that focused on the ladies’ personalities, backgrounds, and other traits fitting to be a beauty queen.
Models, TV personalities, beauty pageant veterans, and professionals coming from different fields made up the Top 40 candidates.
The official Binibining Pilipinas 2018 candidates are:
Sigrid Grace Flores
Kristie Rose Cequeña
Ana Patricia Asturias
Angelie Aubrey Asuncion
Trixia Marie Maraña
Edjelyn Joy Gamboa
Sarah Margarette Joson
Henna Kaizelle Nicole Cajandig
Marie Sherry Ann Tormes
Maria Andrea Verdadero Abesamis
Mary Joy de Castro
Vickie Marie MIlagrosa Rushton
Ma. Ahtisa Manalo
Rose Marrie Murphy
Stephanie Joy Abellanida
These top candidates will try to win a crown in the most prestigious pageant in the country. The top contenders will represent the country in the following international beauty pageants: Miss Universe, Miss International, Miss Globe, Miss Supranational, Miss Grand International, and Miss Intercontinental.
They will follow the footsteps of the queens last year who cemented the reputation of the Philippines as a powerhouse in the international pageants. Nelda Ibe grabbed the first runner-up spot for Miss Globe while Elizabeth Clenci won the second runner-up for Miss Grand International. Chanel Olive Thomas secured a spot in the Top 10 placement and also won Miss Friendship in Miss Supranational. Rachel Peters finished in the Top 10 of Miss Universe while Mariel de Leon had her showbiz career debut as Coco Martin’s leading lady in the recent “Ang Panday” movie.
In the recent years, Binibining Pilipinas also produced the queens of the worlds. Pia Wurtzbach ended the Philippine’s 40-year drought when she was crowned the Miss Universe in 2015 while Kylie Verzosa emerged as the country’s sixth Miss International in 2016. Ann Colis also won the Miss Globe crown in 2015.
Follow these ladies’ journey by visiting the official website at www.bbpilipinas.com. To get new updates, you may also check their official Facebook page at www.facebook.com/realbbpilipinas or on Instagram, @bbpilipinasofficial.
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