Binibining Pilipinas

Binibining Pilipinas (Filipino: Bb. Pilipinas; English: Miss Philippines) is a national beauty pageant in the Philippines that selects Filipina representatives to compete in one of the Big Four international beauty pageants: Miss International[2][3][4] and selects three other titleholders to participate in minor international pageants such as Miss Grand International, Miss Intercontinental and Miss Globe.[2][3][4]

Binibining Pilipinas
Binibining Pilipinas logo
Logo of Binibining Pilipinas.
Motto"Once a Binibini, Always a Binibini"
TypeBeauty pageant
HeadquartersSmart Araneta Coliseum
4 (see Titles)
Official language
Jorge León Araneta of the Araneta Group
Stella Marquez de Araneta
Cochitina Sevilla - Bernardo
Parent organization
Binibining Pilipinas Charities, Inc.[1]


Binibining Pilipinas is owned by the Araneta Group of Companies headed by Filipino business magnate Jorge León Araneta, the group's President and CEO, the BPCI Organization is spearheaded by Jorge's wife, national director Stella Marquez de Araneta, with Cochitina Sevilla-Bernardo, artist and entrepreneur, as co-chairperson.[citation needed]

Former Miss Colombia Stella Araneta, who became a Miss Universe semi-finalist and the winner of the first Miss International beauty pageant in 1960, is the chairperson of Binibining Pilipinas Charities Incorporated (BPCI), which had been the official national franchise holder of the Miss Universe Organization since 1964 after it was passed on by its predecessor, Miss Philippines, which had been the franchise holder from 1952 to 1963.

The following are the Binibining Pilipinas titleholders throughout the years, including the highlights of their performance in major and minor international pageants.[2][3][4]

Winners of Big Four international beauty pageants:

Winners of Minor international pageants :

  • Two — Miss Tourism International (Macau version) winners: Joanne Santos (1997) • Yuni Que (1998)
  • One — Miss Tourism International (Anatolya Turkish version) winner: Michelle Cuevas Reyes (2001)
  • One — Miss Globe International winner: Maricar Balagtas (2001)
  • One — Miss Tourism International (Black Sea version) winner: Kristine Reyes Alzar (2002)
  • One — Queen of Tourism International winner: Noela Mae Evangelista (2003)
  • One — Miss Supranational winner: Mutya Datul (2013)
  • One — The Miss Globe winner: Ann Colis (2015)
  • One — Miss Intercontinental winner: Karen Gallman (2018)

Gemma Cruz, Miss International 1964, is not part of Binibining Pilipinas when she won the Miss International 1964 title. The first Miss International crown for the Philippines, won by Gemma Cruz in 1964, is a product of the Miss Philippines pageant, the predecessor of the Binibining Pilipinas pageant. Cruz helped BPCI in crowning her successor, Isabel Barnett Santos, to represent the country in the 1965 editional of the pageant.[5][6]

Although BPCI had acquired the local franchise of the Miss World pageant in 1992, the first crown was won by Megan Young in 2013, which is a product of its successor, Miss World Philippines.

Number of wins under
Binibining Pilipinas
Pageant Wins
Miss Universe 4
Miss World 0
Miss International 5
Miss Supranational 1
Miss Grand International 0
Miss Intercontinental 1
Miss Globe 1
Miss Tourism International (Macau) 2
Miss Tourism international (Turkey) 1
Miss Tourism International (Black Sea) 1
Miss Globe International 1
Miss Tourism Queen International 1
Miss Young International 0
Miss Maja International 0


Note that the year designates the time Binibining Pilipinas has acquired that particular pageant franchise.

Current Franchises
Membership Year
Big Four international beauty pageant:
Miss International 1968 – Present
Minor international beauty pageant:
Miss Grand International 2015 – Present
Miss Intercontinental 2014 – Present
Miss Globe 2015 – Present
Former Franchises
Membership Year
Big Four international beauty pageant:
Miss Universe 1964 – 2019
Miss World 1992 – 2010
Minor international beauty pageant:
Miss Supranational 2012 – 2020
Miss Young International 1970 – 1985
Miss Maja International 1973 – 1992, 1995, 2004
Miss Tourism Queen International 2011 – 2014
Special Titles
Title Year
Miss World Peace 1973
Miss Press Photography 1984
Miss Tourism 1987 – 1990, 1993 – 1994, 2005


Year Current Titles Runners Up Ref.
Bb. Pilipinas
Bb. Pilipinas
Grand International
Bb. Pilipinas
Bb. Pilipinas
First Second
2011 Dianne Elaine Necio Janine Mari Tugonon Mary Jean Lastimosa
2012 Nicole Cassandra Schmitz Elaine Kay Moll Annalie Forbes
2013 Bea Rose Santiago Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach Not Awarded
2014 Mary Anne Bianca Guidotti Kris Tiffany Janson Laura Victoria Lehmann Hannah Ruth Sison
2015 Janicel Lubina Parul Shah Christi Lynn McGarry Ann Lorraine Colis Hannah Ruth Sison Kimverlyn Suiza
2016 Kylie Verzosa Nicole Cordoves Jennifer Ruth Hammond Nichole Marie Manalo Angelica Alita Jehza Mae Huelar
2017 Maria Angelica de Leon Elizabeth Clenci Katarina Rodriguez Nelda Ibe Charmaine Elima Kristel Guelos
2018 Maria Ahtisa Manalo Eva Psychee Patalinjug Karen Juanita Gallman Michele Theresa Gumabao Vickie Marie Rushton Samantha Mae Bernardo
2019 Bea Patricia Magtanong Samantha Ashley Lo
Emma Mary Tiglao Leren Mae Bautista Maria Andrea Abesamis
Samantha Mae Bernardo
2020 data-sort-value="" style="background: #ececec; color: #2C2C2C; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="table-na" | Cancelled

Big Four pageantEdit

This is a list of Binibining Pilipinas International in the last 10 years who represented the Philippines in one of the Big Four pageants, Miss International.

Miss InternationalEdit

Year Bb. Pilipinas
Hometown Placement Special Award(s)
2020 Cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic
2019 Bea Patricia Magtanong Bataan Top 8
2018 Maria Ahtisa Manalo Quezon Province 1st Runner Up
2017 Maria Angelica de Leon Las Piñas City Unplaced
2016 Kylie Verzosa Baguio Miss International 2016
2015 Janicel Lubina Narra, Palawan Top 10 Miss Best Dresser
2014 Mary Anne Bianca Guidotti Taguig City Unplaced
2013 Bea Rose Santiago Cataingan, Masbate Miss International 2013
2012 Nicole Cassandra Schmitz Cebu City Top 15
2011 Dianne Elaine Necio Albay Top 15

Minor international pageantsEdit

This is a list of Binibining Pilipinas winners who represented the Philippines in minor international pageant.

Miss Grand InternationalEdit

Year Bb. Pilipinas
Grand International
Hometown Placement Special Award(s)
2019 Samantha Ashley Lo Cebu City Unplaced
2018 Eva Psychee Patalinjug Cebu City Unplaced
2017 Elizabeth Clenci Mandaue City 2nd Runner Up
2016 Nicole Cordoves Manila 1st Runner Up
2015 Parul Shah San Nicolas, Pangasinan 3rd Runner Up Best National Costume

Miss IntercontinentalEdit

Year Bb. Pilipinas
Hometown Placement Special Award(s)
2019 Emma Mary Tiglao Pampanga Top 20 Miss Sunrise Popularity
2018 Karen Juanita Gallman Bohol Miss Intercontinental 2018
  • Continental Queen of Asia and Oceania
  • Best Body Beautiful
  • Media Favourite
2017 Katarina Rodriguez Davao City 1st Runner Up
  • Continental Queen of Asia and Oceania
  • Miss Media Popularity
2016 Jennifer Ruth Hammond San Pedro, Laguna Top 15
2015 Christi Lynn McGarry Nabua, Camarines Sur 1st Runner Up Continental Queen of Asia and Oceania
2014 Kris Tiffany Janson Cebu City 2nd Runner Up Continental Queen of Asia and Oceania

Miss GlobeEdit

Year Bb. Pilipinas
Hometown Placement Special Award(s)
2019 Leren Mae Bautista Laguna 2nd Runner Up
2018 Michele Theresa Gumabao Quezon City Top 15
  • Miss Social Media
  • Miss Dream Girl of the World
2017 Nelda Ibe Tarlac City, Tarlac 1st Runner Up
2016 Nichole Marie Manalo Pampanga 3rd Runner Up Miss Dream Girl of the World
2015 Ann Lorraine Colis Mexico, Pampanga Miss Globe 2015


  1. ^ Armin Adina (March 20, 2013). "Tea party reunites beauty queens". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved September 7, 2013.
  2. ^ a b c News, Philippines (16 January 2018). "Michele Gumabao And Catriona Gray Take On Bb. Pilipinas 2018". Page One Media Group. Archived from the original on 9 April 2018. Retrieved 9 April 2018.
  3. ^ a b c E., Sally (17 January 2018). "Take a look at the 40 beautiful ladies to compete in the 2018 Binibining Pilipinas". Kicker Daily News. Retrieved 9 April 2018.
  4. ^ a b c News, Local Pulse (18 March 2018). "Binibining Pilipinas 2018 Winners and Results". Local Pulse News. Retrieved 9 April 2018.
  5. ^ "Defining moments of Binibining Pilipinas through the years". The Daily Tribune. March 5, 2013. Archived from the original on September 14, 2013. Retrieved September 7, 2013.
  6. ^ Ricky Lo (October 17, 2008). "Miss International beauties who visited RP". The Philippine Star. Retrieved September 7, 2013.

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