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Binibining Pilipinas 2024 applications are now open

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Get ready to witness the search for the next Binibining Pilipinas queens! This year marks the 60th edition of the prestigious competition. To join, simply download the application forms from the official website www.bbpilipinas.com . The deadline for submission is March 22. Established in 1964, Binibining Pilipinas currently selects Filipina representatives for Miss International and The Miss Globe pageants. Reigning queens, Angelica Lopez (for Miss International 2024) and The Miss Globe 2023 second runner-up Anna Valencia Lakrini will crown their successors on a date yet to be announced. The winners of Binibining Pilipinas 2024 are expected to represent the Philippines at The Miss Globe 2024 and Miss International 2025 pageants. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Binibining Pilipinas (@bbpilipinasofficial) Photos: Binibining Pilipinas / Instagram

Christi McGarry to represent Taguig at Miss Universe Philippines 2024

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Christi McGarry, the former first runner-up of Miss Intercontinental 2015, has been officially appointed as Miss Universe Philippines - Taguig 2024. The 33-year-old Filipino-American model and TV personality will proudly represent Taguig in the upcoming Miss Universe Philippines 2024 competition. Christi was a fellow contestant of Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach in Binibining Pilipinas 2015. She was crowned Binibining Pilipinas Intercontinental 2015 and had the honor of representing the Philippines in the Miss Intercontinental 2015 pageant held in Germany. Making history, she became the first Filipina to represent her country twice in the same international pageant. In addition to finishing as the first runner-up, she also received the Miss Intercontinental Continental Queen of Asia and Oceania award. Christi's journey in pageantry in the Philippines began earlier when she joined the Mutya ng Pilipinas 2010 pageant and was crowned Mutya ng Pilipinas Asia Pacific 2010. She replaced

Miss Universe Philippines - Quezon City 2024 is Lorraine Ojimba of South Triangle

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Miss South Triangle, Lorraine Ojimba bested 14 other contestants to win the Miss Universe Philippines - Quezon City 2024 final competition on Monday, February 5 at the Seda Vertis North in Diliman, Quezon City. The 25-year-old Filipina-Nigerian model will now prepare to represent the "City of Stars" in the upcoming Miss Universe Philippines 2024 pageant. Aside from winning the crown, she also bagged Miss Kemans QC, Miss Bragais, Best in Swimsuit, Best in Evening Gown, and Light of Representation awards. Cam Lagmay of Bagumbayan was named first runner-up, Nicole Trisha Lao of Don Manuel, Marinella Catngay of Batasan Hills, and Stef Monce of Bagong Pag-asa were the second, third, and fourth runners-up, respectively. Jocelyn Cubales, the 69-year-old representative of Baesa, placed in the Top 10 along with Carmel Aquino of Project 6, Genesis Durana of Pasong Putik Proper, Niña Ortiz of Matandang Balara, and Jamaica Ramallosa of E. Rodriguez. Former Miss Universe Philippines title

Miss Universe Philippines - Cebu 2024 is Kris Tiffany Janson

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Kris Tiffany Janson, representing Cebu City North, was crowned Miss Universe Philippines - Cebu 2024 on Saturday, February 3 at the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel & Casino. The 34-year-old model edged out 19 other contestants to win the regional competition. She will now prepare to represent Cebu at Miss Universe Philippines 2024. Apart from winning her title, she also bagged several coroporate and major awards such as Miss Oro Galleria, Miss Myra Standout Beauty, Miss Esteem Medica, Best in Evening Gown, and Miss K & L Philippines. No stranger to pageantry, Kris was a winner of Miss Cebu 2009 before competing in Binibinibing Pilipinas 2014 where she won Binibining Pilipinas Intercontinental 2014. She participated Miss Intercontinental 2014 in Germany and placed second runner-up. The glittering Miss Universe Philippines - Cebu 2024 final was hosted by Miss Universe Philippines 2021 second runner-up Steffi Aberasturi with actor and model Andrew Wolff. Natasha Testa of Lapu-Lapu City

Miss Universe Philippines - Tacloban 2024 is Tamara Ocier

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Tamara Ocier was crowned Miss Universe Philippines - Tacloban 2024 on Wednesday, January 31 at the Tacloban City Convention Center. The 23-year-old bested 13 other contestants to win the title. She also bagged the Miss Kotex, Miss RD Pawnshop, and Best in Swimwear awards. She will now prepare to represent Tacloban in the upcoming Miss Universe Philippines 2024 pageant. Yoshabel Lebico clinched The Miss Philippines - Tacloban 2024 crown and will proceed to compete in the next The Miss Philippines pageant. Margarette Odiver, Nesylvie Dupal, Jialyn Castila, and Edlynne Yu were announced as the first, second, third, and fourth runners-up, respectively. The first Miss Universe Philippines - Tacloban competition was hosted by radio DJ and actor KC Montero. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Miss Universe Philippines - Tacloban (@muph_tacloban) Photo: Miss Universe Philippines - Tacloban

Miss Universe 2023 first runner-up Anntonia Porsild visits the Philippines

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Reigning Miss Universe Thailand and Mis Universe 2023 first runner-up Anntonia Porsild reunited with Michelle Dee when she touched down in the Philippines for the first time on Monday, January 29. The Thai beauty was also welcomed by "PorDee" fans and members of the media who flocked to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 1 for her arrival. Her short trip was for a photoshoot with Mega magazine. In a press conference held at KAO Manila, Anntonia shared she was delighted to be in the country and meet once again with Michelle. Both also expressed they're open to any future collaborations together including acting projects. The beauty queens became very close during their stint at Miss Universe 2023 in El Salvador and in Mexico after the pageant in November. They remained as good friends after going back to their home countries. To recall, Antonia almost won the Miss Universe crown as she finished first runner-up while her queen sister from the Philippin

Maria Gigante appointed as Universal Woman Philippines 2024

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Maria Gigante has been officially appointed as Universal Woman Philippines 2024 and will represent the Philippines in the upcoming Universal Woman 2024 competition. The 30-year-old host, model, and entrepreneur from Cebu will be the first-ever Filipina representative in the international competition. No stranger to pageantry, Maria was a contestant at Binibining Pilipinas 2016. She also participated in Miss World Philippines 2022 where she placed in the Top 11 and bagged the Non-Fungible Beauty Award and Best in Creative Editorial and Fashion Photo. The Universal Woman 2024 final will be held on March 24 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Reigning Universal Woman from Venezuela, Valentina Sanchez Trivella , will crown her successor at the end of the event. Photo: ALV Pageant Circle / Instagram

Miss Universe Philippines - Pampanga 2024 is Cyrille Payumo

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Cyrille Payumo was crowned Miss Universe Philippines - Pampanga 2024 on Friday, January 19 at the Royce Hotel and Casino in Mabalacat, Pampanga. The 26-year-old fashion model from Porac bested 14 other competitors to win the beauty title. She also bagged the Best in Long Gown, Miss Photogenic, and Miss Luxe Slim awards. Andra Ting of the Municipality of San Fernando clinched the title The Miss Philippines Pampanga 2024 and will go to the next edition of The Miss Philippines pageant. Gwen Tuazon of the Municipality of Guagua and Rena Flores of the Municipality of Apalit were announced as the first and second runners-up, respectively. No stranger to pageantry, the new Miss Universe Philippines - Pampanga was first runner-up at Mutya ng Pilipinas 2019 and went on to win Miss Tourism International 2019 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. In 2022, she participated in Binibining Pilipinas and a few months later was appointed by the Mutya ng Pilipinas organization to compete in the World Top Model 202

Miss Iloilo 2024 is Alexie Mae Brooks, for Miss Universe Philippines 2024

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Alexie Mae Brooks bested 14 other competitors to be crowned Miss Iloilo 2024 on Saturday, January 13 at the West Visayas State University Cultural Center. The 22-year-old athlete and model hailing from Leon also bagged Best in Swimsuit and several corporate awards. She is now expected to represent Iloilo City at the Miss Universe Philippines 2024 pageant. "Alexie Mae Caimoso Brooks, your Miss Iloilo 2024. Manifesting, working, and claiming – a journey of gratitude. Thank you, Universe," she posted on social media after winning her title. Hamda Judicpa, Raniella Louise Aguila, Angel Jed Latorre, and Nicklyn Jutay were announced as Heartfelt Queens while Pearl Angel France and Shaima Al Yansuri were the first and second runners-up, respectively. The Miss Iloilo 2024 competition was one of the highlights of this year's Dinagyang Festival, an annual religious and cultural festival in Iloilo City, Philippines. Former Miss Grand Philippines Nicole Cordoves and Miss Universe Phi

Miss Earth 2023: Philippines' Yllana Marie Aduana wins Best Bikini

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The final round of voting for Best Bikini at Miss Earth 2023 closed with Philippines' Yllana Marie Aduana being announced as the winner. Victoria Lazarova of Bulgaria, Valisoa Fifaliana Ratsimbazafy of Madagascar, Noa Claus of the Netherlands, Gretha Matiauda of Paraguay, Jhosskaren Smiller of Venezuela, Do Thi Lan Anh of Vietnam, and Courtney Jongwe of Zimbabwe were the Top finalists. As a prize, the Filipina beauty hailing from Siniloan, Laguna will now have a chance to double her voting points for one day from 2:00 p.m. on December 19 to 2:00 p.m. on December 20 (GMT+7) for the Miss People's Choice on Eventista's portal. The winner of the Miss People's Choice will automatically earn a spot in the semifinals to be announced during the final show and coronation night on December 22 at Van Phuc City. "Thank you so much to everyone who voted and supported. I love you all. Three more days. I will continue to fight for you," Yllana shared in Filipino on social m

Philippines' Michelle Dee wins Miss Universe 2023 Best in National Costume

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Philippines' Michelle Dee has been announced by the Miss Universe Organization as the winner of the Miss Universe 2023 Best in National Costume. The Filipina beauty who entered the Top 10 in the 72nd Miss Universe competition on November 18 in El Salvador was voted by the fans through the official Miss Universe app. Michelle's national costume is a beautiful creation of Michael Barassi. It represents the Philippines itself — resilient, radiant, and ready to embrace the Universe. With each thread woven into the "solihiya" pattern, an iconic design used in the tropics of the Philippines, it embraces her body flawlessly — unfolding the story of the islands' unity and artistry. Rising from her back, her wings bear the colors of the Philippine flag and a mural of its most breathtaking sights while parading the country's official tourism slogan: #LoveThePhilippines. Crowned with a captain's hat, her costume is a salute to her role as an Air Force reservist and t

Philippines' Michelle Dee wows in Whang-od-inspired gown at Miss Universe 2023

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The 72nd Miss Universe has just concluded in San Salvador, El Salvador with Sheynnis Palacios of Nicaragua bagging her country's first ever Miss Universe title. Amid the much talked about victory, the black Whang-od-inspired gown worn by Michelle Dee of the Philippines during the Top 10 evening gown competition became one of the trending topics online. Fans were shocked the Filipina beauty did not advance to the Top 5 question and answer round following her stellar performance throughout the pageant. Many flocked to social media comments to express their disappointments. Michelle's gown made by the talented Filipino designer Mark Bumgarner was an ode to Apo Whang-od (also known as Maria Oggay), a traditional tattoo artist, from the Kalinga tribe in the Philippines. At the age of 106, Whang-od became the oldest woman to ever grace the cover of Vogue magazine. She practices the ancient art of batok, an indigenous form of tattooing through hand-tapping using a lemon tree thorn and