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Bb Pilipinas 2013 Final Screening on Feb 21, 2013

By Carlo Tenerife

Here we go and this is truly getting so exciting day by day.

Tomorrow, February 21 at 1pm is the final screening for candidates before the 2013 Bb Pilipinas takes off. Official invites have already been sent out today. Reportedly, there were over 200 applicants in this year’s quest but we heard only 70 were called for the final screening tomorrow and we heard fifty will be selected as official candidates.

Binibining Pilipinas past winners
Binibining Pilipinas past winners

Bb Pilipinas, the country’s most prestigious pageant is on its 50th this year and so far has a good track record in the international pageants it participates in.

50 beautiful years of Binibining Pilipinas- UNIVERSE
50 beautiful years of Binibining Pilipinas- UNIVERSE

In Miss Universe (1964-present), Bb Pilipinas has produced two Miss Universe crowns by the triumphs of Gloria Diaz (1969) and Margie Moran (1973). Recently, the country has a remarkably good standing record in the Miss Universe pageant with the exceptional performances of Venus Raj (2010, 4th runner up); Shamcey Supsup (2011, 3rd runner up) and Janine Tugonon (2012, 1st runner up). The winning habit must continue.

Margie Moran Miss Universe 1973
Margie Moran Miss Universe 1973

While the Philippines to date has four Miss International winners, Bb Pilipinas has produced three of which from the victories of Aurora Pijuan (1970), Melanie Marquez (1979) and Lara Quigaman (2005). Gemma Cruz won Miss International in 1964from a different franchise holder.

Gloria Diaz Miss Universe 1969
Gloria Diaz Miss Universe 1969

In Miss World pageant, Bb Pilipinas (1992-2010) has produced one second runner up when actress Ruffa Gutierrez represented the country in 1993; three finalists from Katherine Anne Manalo (2002), Maria Rafaela Yunon (2003) and Maria Karla Bautista (2004); Two semifinalists from Caroline “Cara” Subijano (1994), and Carlene Aguilar (2005).

Bb Pilipinas Previous Winners
Bb Pilipinas Previous Winners

Bb Pilipinas has won in other international pageants by its appointed delegates such as Nelia Sancho, Queen of the Pacific (1970); Joanne Santos, Miss Tourism International (1997); Maricar Balagtas, Miss Globe International (2001); Michelle Reyes, Miss Tourism International (2001); Kristine Alzar, Miss Tourism International Black Sea (2002); Michelle Reyes, Miss Tourism World (2002); Noella Mae Evangelista, Queen of Tourism International (2002); Jhezarie Javier, Miss ASEAN (2005); Carlene Aguilar, Miss Internet WWW (2009); and April Love Jordan, Beauty of the World International (2009).

Binibining Pilipinas 2013 Applicants
Binibining Pilipinas 2013 Applicants

The Bb Pilipinas excitement is heating up and such excitement is manifested in big beauty pageant forums and fan pages online. Who will be the next Miss Universe Philippines, Bb Pilipinas International, Bb Pilipinas Tourism and Bb Pilipinas Supranational (if such will be officially awarded)? Soon we will find out. But tomorrow we would know the official 50 candidates (as we heard) in the grandest Bb Pilipinas in history.

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