Crossover contestants at Binibining Pilipinas 2023

Crossover beauties are nothing new at Binibining Pilipinas or the majority of the most established national beauty pageants in the Philippines.

Lucky for these ladies as they are given second or even third chances to try and pursue the national crowns of their dreams — a true test of courage and determination.

A really good example is Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach, who had to join three times to win and eventually bag her highly coveted international title. She became one of the most talked about Binibini and Miss Universe ever.

Another one is Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray, the first Filipina beauty queen to capture both Miss World and Miss Universe Philippines titles. After missing out on winning Miss World 2016, she joined Binibining Pilipinas and lava-walked her way to the universe.

At this year's Binibining Pilipinas, a lot of contestants in the Top 40 have either competed in other pageants or have already won a national title.

Meet this year's crossovers at Binibining Pilipinas 2023:

Bb. 2
Elaiza Dee Alzona - Miss World Philippines 2018 contestant

Bb. 4 Paulina Labayo - Miss World Philippines 2018 contestant

Bb. 5 Gianna Margarita Llanes - Miss Philippines Water 2020

Bb. 6 Angelica Lopez - Miss Universe Philippines 2022 semifinalist

Bb. 7 Allhia Charmaine Estores - Mutya ng Pilipinas 2018 contestant

Bb. 8 Mirjan Hipolito - Miss Universe Philippines 2021 semifinalist

Bb. 11 Kiaragiel Gregorio - Miss Philippines Air 2016

Bb. 16 Atasha Reign Parani - Binibining GenTri 2022

Bb. 17 Tracy Lois Bedua - Miss Iloilo Binibini

Bb. 18 Andrea Marie Sulangi - Miss World Philippines 2021 contestant

Bb. 19 Julia Mae Mendoza - Miss Philippines Lumiere International World 2022

Bb. 21 Paola Allison Araño - Miss Batangas International 2023

Bb. 22
Anje Mae Manipol - Miss World Philippines 2022 contestant

Bb. 25 Yesley Cabanos - Pinay Beauty Queen Academy 2015, Miss Bikini Universe Philippines 2015

Bb. 26 Rheema Adakkoden - Miss Bicolandia 2022

Bb. 27 Zeah Nestle Pala - Miss Bikini Philippines 2021

Bb. 28 Katrina Mae Sese - Mutya ng Pilipinas 2018 contestant

Bb. 29 Trisha Martinez - Miss Tourism Philippines 2021

Bb. 31 April Angelu Barro - Miss Cagayan de Oro - Pilipinas 2022

Bb. 33 Katrina Anne Johnson - Miss Silka Philippines 2016

Bb. 35 Sofia Lopez Galve - Miss Philippines Eco-Tourism

Bb. 38 Lea Macapagal - Miss World Philippines 2021 contestant

Photos: Owen Reyes / Binibining Pilipinas


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