Press & Media

The 40 official candidates of Binibining Pilipinas 2019 thrilled members of the media, sponsors and the general public during their Press Presentation on Thursday, April 4 at the Novotel Manila Araneta Center.

Wearing their swimsuits, the gorgeous women competing in the country’s most prestigious beauty pageant wowed the guests with their beautiful physique and winsome personality as they introduced themselves and posed for photos at the hotel’s pool area.

The roster of this year’s finalists is composed of models, flight attendants, performers, students, multi-hyphenates and pageant veterans, who have their own stories to tell and advocacies to promote, proving that they exemplify traits #BeyondBeauty.

They are all vying for the chance to represent the Philippines in the most prominent international beauty competitions. They are the cream of the crop, having been chosen by the Binibining Pilipinas Charities Inc. executive committee led by chairperson Mrs. Stella Marquez Araneta in a rigorous screening process.

Up for grabs in this year’s contest are six crowns: Miss Universe Philippines, Binibining Pilipinas International, Binibining Pilipinas Intercontinental, Binibining Pilipinas Supranational, Binibining Pilipinas Globe and Binibining Pilipinas Grand International.

The candidates are hoping to duplicate the amazing feat of last year’s winners who all made a mark in the international scene. Catriona Gray bested more than 90 candidates to take home the Philippines’ fourth Miss Universe crown, while Karen Gallman won the country’s first-ever Miss Intercontinental crown. Ahtisa Manalo also came close and emerged first runner-up in Miss International. Binibining Pilipinas Supranational Jehza Huelar, Binibining Pilipinas Globe Michele Gumabao, and Binibining Pilipinas Grand International Eva Patalinjug complete last year’s winners’ court.

The Press Presentation also served as a mini reunion of past titlists, delighting pageant fans.

The Press Presentation is one of the most anticipated events in the Binibining Pilipinas calendar. Last Saturday, March 30, 17 of the 40 contestants slugged it out in the Talent Competition. On May 25, they will be going around Araneta Center, the Home of the Queens and recently declared as a Tourism District by the Quezon City Government, in the Grand Parade of Beauties, and on May 29, they will be sashaying in the stage in a glitzy Fashion Show at the New Frontier Theater. The pageant will culminate in the Grand Coronation Night at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on June 9.

The official Binibining Pilipinas 2019 candidates are the following:

Jessica Marasigan, 25, Malabon City

Denielle Joie Magno, 25, Pangasinan

Martina Turner Diaz, 22, Muntinlupa City

Malka Shaver, 23, Zamboanga Sibugay

Sigrid Grace Flores, 26, Iloilo

Jane Darren Genobisa, 22, Davao del Sur

Honey Grace Cartasano, 25, Province of Rizal

Joahnna Carla Saad, 26, Dumaguete City

Melba Ann Macasaet, 25, Negros Oriental

Marianne Marquez, 26, Marikina City

Marie Sherry Ann Tormes, 27, Polangui, Albay

Gazini Ganados, 23, Talisay City, Cebu

Maria Andrea Abesamis , 27, Pasig City

Leren Mae Bautista, 26, Laguna

Maria Isabela Galeria, 20, Sorsogon

Denise Omorog, 24, Baras, Catanduanes,

Bea Patricia Magtanong, 24, Bataan

Hannah Arnold, 23, Masbate

Ilene De Vera, 23, Mandaue City, Cebu

Julia Saubier, 24, Legazpi City

Anne Barker,26, Isabela Province 

April Short, 24, Zamboanga City

Larah Grace Lacap, 25, Quezon City

Jean Nicole Guerrero, 25, Ilocos Sur

Samantha Ashley Lo, 26, Cebu City

Emma Mary Tiglao, 24, Pampanga

Samantha Mae Bernardo, 26, Palawan

Rubee Marie Faustino, 23, Province of Bulacan

Cassandra Colleen Chan, 24, Bacolod City, 

Resham Saeed, 25, Maguindanao

Danielle Isabelle Dolk , 18, San Pablo City, Laguna

Mary Faye Cunanan, 22, Tarlac

Jessarie Dumaguing, 23, Puerto Princesa, 

Alannis Reign Binoya, 22, Batangas,

Kimberle Mae Penchon, 26, La Union

Francia Layderos, 26, Libon, Albay 

Samantha Poblete, 22, Cavite

Vickie Rushton, 26, Negros Occidental 

Dia Nicole Magno, 24, Butuan, Caraga Region

Joanna Rose Tolledo, 25, Caloocan City

The Binibining Pilipinas pageant is presented by the following sponsors: Araneta Center Inc., ABS-CBN, World Balance, Poten CEE, JAG Jeans, PLDT Home Fibr, Manhattan Garden City, Ever Bilena Cosmetics Inc., Pizza Hut, Dairy Queen, Taco Bell, Philippine Airlines, Manila Bulletin, Novotel Manila Araneta Center, David's Salon, Power Trac Inc., Gold's Gym, Picture City, Domz Ramos Swimwear, Jojo Bragais Shoes, Equinox Manila, Raymond Saldaña Photography and Bruce Casanova Photography.

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