Binibining Pilipinas 2014 Announces 40 Official Candidates

Posted on January 10, 2014

The Binibining Pilipinas Charities, Inc. (BPCI) has announced the 40 official candidates to the Binibining Pilipinas 2014 Pageant in a much anticipated event held January 27 at the Gloria Maris Banquet Hall.

From over a hundred beauty pageant hopefuls, the girls went through a rigorous 4-day screening that saw the list come down to 72 and 60 before the list of the 40 official candidates was completed.

Present during the final screening and the announcement of the official candidates were Madame Stella Marquez Araneta, Chairperson of the Binibining Pilipinas Charities, Inc., as well as members of the BPCI Board of Directors Conchitina Bernardo and Betsy Westendorp. Reigning 2013 queens Ariella Arida, Bea Rose Santiago, Johanna Datul, and Cindy Miranda, and Miss Universe 2011 3rd runner up Shamcey Supsup were also among the beauty queens present during the event.

Since 1964, the Binibining Pilipinas Charities, Inc. (BPCI) has been the country’s prestigious discoverer and trainer of young ladies who represent us in well-known international beauty tilts.  In a span of five decades, BPCI has proven its caliber as a credible institution that eyes these potential candidates, vaunting a resume that begins with Gloria Diaz’s Miss Universe win in. In the last few years, the Philippines is gradually being known as a beauty powerhouse with the impressive top five finishes of Venus Raj, Shamcey Supsup, Janine Tugonon, and Ariella Arida in the last four Miss Universe contests.

Last year’s golden batch of winners, led by Miss International 2013 Bea Rose Santiago and Miss Supranational 2013 Johanna Datul, Miss Universe 2013 3rd runner up Ariella Arida, and Miss Tourism Queen International 2013 Top 10 finalist Cindy Miranda, brought immense pride to the country by doing well in their respective international competitions.

The Official Candidates are as follows:

  • Julian Aurine Flores
  • Mary Ainjely P. Manalo
  • Joanna Angelica M. Romero
  • Parul Shah
  • Hanna Mariz D. Dela Guerra
  • Anabel Christine G. Tia
  • Aiza Faeldonia
  • Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach
  • Joy Antonette Diaz
  • Shauna Indra Salina Curran
  • Laura Victoria Lehmann
  • Sarah Jireh Asido
  • Kris Tiffany M. Janson
  • Emma Mary F. Tiglao
  • Kimverlyn O. Suiza
  • Zahara Mae O. Soriano
  • Diana B. Arevalo
  • Ellore Noelle Punzalan
  • Mae Liezel J. Ramos
  • Kenneth Santiago
  • Racquel D. Kabigting
  • Mary Anne Bianca G. Guidotti
  • Nichole Marie R. Manalo
  • Ednornance Agustin
  • Mary Jean Lastimosa
  • Hanna Sheena L. Manuel
  • Hannah Ruth Sison
  • Carla Jenina Cabrera Lizardo
  • Krischelle DG. Halili
  • Joy Marie Gangan
  • Angelique Celine L. De Leon
  • Jeslyn Santos
  • Gabrielle Erika Tilokani
  • Leonalyn D. Dela Cruz
  • Yvette Marie A. Santiago
  • Krystal Alonday
  • Vanessa N. Saliba
  • Janine A. Asanion
  • Ladylyn Riva
  • Vessica L. Sambo

The 40 girls will vie for following crowns: Miss Universe-Philippines 2014, Binibining Pilipinas-International 2014, Binibining Pilipinas-Tourism 2014, and Binibining Pilipinas-Supranational 2014. The Binibining Pilipinas Grand Coronation Night will be held on March 30 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

For more news on Binibining Pilipinas, visit www.bbpilipinas.com and the Binibining Pilipinas official Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/realbbpilipinas.

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