Binibining Pilipinas 2003

Binibining Pilipinas 2003 (Miss Philippines 2003) was the 40th edition of the Binibining Pilipinas Charities, Inc. (BPCI) which took place on March 15, 2003 at the Araneta Coliseum, with a delayed broadcast by GMA Network.

Binibining Pilipinas 2003
Date15 March 2003
PresentersTJ Manotoc, Pops Fernandez, and Brad Turvey[1]
VenueAraneta Coliseum, Quezon City, Philippines
BroadcasterGMA Network
Entrants27
WinnerCarla Gay Balingit
Angeles, Pampanga
← 2002
2004 →

A total of 27 Candidates competed with Carla Gay Balingit proclaimed as Bb. Pilipinas-Universe 2003, and crowned by 2002 titleholder Karen Loren Agustin. Maria Rafaela Yunon as Bb. Pilipinas World and was crowned by Bb. Pilipinas-World 2002 Katherine Anne Manalo as the Philippine representative to Miss World, while Jhezarie Javier was crowned Bb. Pilipinas-International 2003 by previous year's winner, Kristine Alzar.

ResultsEdit

Color keys
Final results Candidate International Results
Bb. Pilipinas-UNIVERSE 2003

Carla Gay Balingit

Unplaced
Bb. Pilipinas-WORLD 2003

Maria Rafaela Verdadero Yunon

Top 5 finalist
Bb. Pilipinas-INTERNATIONAL 2003

Jhezarie Javier

Unplaced
Bb. Pilipinas 1st Runner-up 2003

Kate Sephora Baesa

Bb. Pilipinas 2nd Runner-up 2003
(Later became Bb. Pilipinas-QUEEN OF TOURISM 2003)

Noela Mae Evangelista

Queen of Tourism International 2003
The 12 Finalists (in order of announcement)
  • #1 Maria del Carmen Muertegui Antigua
  • #12 Jhezarie Gamez Javier
  • #13 Kate Sephora Roldan Baesa
  • #15 Anne Marie Sio Falcon
  • #16 Sanya Astra Smith
  • #17 Ariane Garcia
  • #18 Angelina Louise Hubilla Corstorphan
  • #19 Maria Rafaela Verdadero Yunon
  • #20 Noela Mae Buhion Evangelista
  • #23 Carla Gay Sunga Balingit
  • #24 Diana Lim Sadie
  • #25 Maria Elena Genota Andaya

Special awardsEdit

Special Award Contestant
Best in Swimsuit #18 Angelina Louise Corstorphan
Best in Evening Gown #23 Carla Gay Balingit
Miss Photogenic/AGFA #12 Jhezarie Javier
Miss Friendship #10 Carolyn Ramos
Miss Talent #22 Gretchen Malalad

Minor awards/Sponsor awardsEdit

Sponsor Award Contestant
Miss Lux Super Rich Star of the Night #19 Maria Rafaela Yunon
Miss Creamsilk Beautiful Hair #25 Maria Elena Andaya
Miss Pond's Beautiful Skin #18 Angelina Louise Corstorphan
Miss Close-Up Smile #20 Noela Mae Evangelista
Binibining Avon #20 Noela Mae Evangelista
Miss Philippine Airlines (PAL) Sunniest Personality #12 Jhezarie Javier
Miss Red Bull Supreme Energy #22 Gretchen Malalad
Miss Myra 300-E #12 Jhezarie Javier
Manila Bulletin Texter's Choice Award #14 Jacquelyne Inoferio

CandidatesEdit

No. Contestant Age, Ht, Representing
1 Maria del Carmen Muertegui Antigua 24, 5'6.5", Cebu City
2 Anna Kathrina Fagela Ashby 19, 5'6", Manila, Metro Manila
3 Cherry May Bacarro 24, 5'6", Cagayan de Oro City
4 Aloha Crisostomo 24, 5'6", Angeles
5 Nilda Perelonia Baliwag 20, 5'6.5", Makati City, Metro Manila
6 Farrah Casilda Asdillo Tuballa 19, 5'7", Zamboanga City
7 Gladys Cruz 20, 5'7", Bulacan
8 Ruth Faye Toribio 22, 5'8", Manila, Metro Manila
9 Jeramie Cortes Alagon 20, 5'8", Zambales
10 Carolyn Ramos 22, 5'7", Quezon City, Metro Manila
11 Penelope Grulla 24, 5'8", Quezon City, Metro Manila
12 Jhezarie Gamez Javier 21, 5'8", Manila, Metro Manila
13 Kate Sephora Roldan Baesa 20, 5'11.5", Manila, Metro Manila
14 Jacquelyne Inoferio 19, 5'10.5", Manila, Metro Manila
15 Anne Marie Sio Falcon 21, 5'11", San Juan City, Metro Manila
16 Sanya Astra Smith 18, 5'10", Manila, Metro Manila
17 Ariane Garcia 18, 5'9", Quezon City, Metro Manila
18 Angelina Louise Hubilla Corstorphan 17, 5'9", Manila, Metro Manila
19 Maria Rafaela Verdadero Yunon 21, 5'9", Manila, Metro Manila
20 Noela Mae Buhion Evangelista 20, 5'8.5", Iligan City
21 Angelica Santos Sandel 21, 5'7", Manila, Metro Manila
22 Gretchen Malalad 24, 5'8", Manila, Metro Manila
23 Carla Gay Sunga Balingit 19, 5'7", Angeles, Pampanga
24 Diana Lim Sadie 20, 5'7", Manila, Metro Manila
25 Maria Elena Genota Andaya 24, 5'5.5", Batangas
26 Maria Althea Rose Mauricio 21, 5'6", Bacolod City
27 Joy delos Reyes 20, 5'4.5", Manila, Metro Manila

WithdrawalsEdit

  • Caroline Lontoc
  • Marjorie Torres
  • Sheryl Lou Franco

Repeaters and crossovers from major national pageants prior to this dateEdit

Post-pageant notesEdit

  • Bb. Pilipinas Universe, Carla Gay Balingit competed at Miss Universe 2003 but was unplaced.
  • Bb. Pilipinas World, Maria Rafaela Yunon competed at Miss World 2003 and was a Top 5 finalist
  • Bb. Pilipinas International, Jhezarie Javier competed at Miss International 2003 but was unplaced. She also competed at Miss ASEAN 2005 and was crowned Miss ASEAN 2005.
  • Bb. Pilipinas 2nd Runner-up, Noela Mae Evangelista competed at Queen of Tourism International 2003 and was crowned Queen of Tourism International 2003
  • Bb. Pilipinas Semi-finalist, Ana Marie Falcon entered show business with a screen name Francine Prieto.

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