Binibining Pilipinas officially withdraws from Miss Grand International


After almost a decade, Binibining Pilipinas Charities, Inc. (BPCI) officially announced its withdrawal from the Miss Grand International Organization.

In an official statement released on Monday, November 7, BPCI revealed it will no longer renew its contract with the Thailand-based international pageant. The announcement received a lot of jolly feedback from Filipino fans who have been begging the organizers for years to drop the franchise.

Under BPCI, the Philippines managed to achieve two third runners-up placements with Annalie Forbes (2013) and Parul Shah (2015), one second runner-up with Elizabeth Clenci (2017), and two first runners-up with Nicole Cordoves (2016) and Samantha Mae Bernardo (2020).

Miss Grand International 2020 Top 20 semi-finalist and appointed fifth runner-up Roberta Tamondong officially became the last representative from the most prestigious and longest-running national beauty pageant in the Philippines.

Aside from MGI, BPCI previously held the national franchise for Miss Universe, Miss World, and Miss Supranational. As of this writing, the organization only holds Miss International as its main titleholder, Miss Intercontinental, and The Miss Globe.

Here's the full statement from BPCI:

Photos: Binibining Pilipinas / Instagram

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