The Beauties of Binibining Pilipinas 2016 Revealed
Report by: Raymund Thom Golez | Managing Director & Features Editor
Photos by: JR Noses | Chief Photojournalist & Photo Editor
Much to the anticipation of many Filipino pageant followers and aficionados, the Binibining Pilipinas Charities Inc. (BPCI) formally presented the official candidates of BINIBINING PILIPINAS 2016 pageant. Forty bright and beautiful binibinis vying for titles at this year’s search were presented to the media, the partners, and guests at Novotel Manial Araneta Center on March 29.
Stunning everyone in their swimsuits, the candidates charmed the illustrious guests with their confidence and stage presence, plus they wowed them with their oozing appeal and beauty. The ladies also let their personalites show at the photo call by the hotel’s pool side.
This year’s exciting roster consists of local pageant winners, graduates from top schools, artists, sorts and fashion enthusiasts, medical and working professionals who excel in their
respective fields. Representing various provinces in the country, the Top 40 candidates bested hundreds of aspirants that went through rigorous screenings in January.
The 40 gorgeous binibinis were as follows: #1 – Gail Ventic, #2 – Alexandra Faith Garcia, #3 – Angela Lauren D. Fernando, #4 – Kimberle Mae Licao Penchon, #5 – Riana Agatha Pangindian,
#6 – Candy Del Castillo, #7 – Angelique Celine De Leon, #8 – Karen Ibasco, #9 – Roshiela Navarro Tobias, #10 – Jeslyn Santos, #11 – Nicole Cordoves, #12 – Edjelyn Joy Gamboa, #13 – Joanna Deapera Eden, #14 – Paula Rich Bartolome, #15 – Kristine Angeli Estoque, #16 – Vina Openiano, #17 – Priscilla Kimberly Dela Cruz, #18 – Sheena Dalo, #19 – Maria Lina Prongoso, #20 – Geisha Naganuma, #21 – Jessica Gonzales, #22 – Apriel Smith, #23 – Angela Gene R. Valdes, #24 – Niza Sabrina Sophia Limjap, #25 – Anjellica Lopez, #26 – Jennifer Hammond, #27 – Dindi Joy Pajares, #28 – Nichole Marie Manalo, #29 – Maria Mika Maxine Medina, #30 – Crescent Anne Samaco, #31 – Kylie Verzoa, #32 – Jennyline Carla Malpaya, #33 – Leonalyn Dela Cruz, #34 – Sarah Christine Bona, #35 – Mariella Castillo, #36 – Maria Gigante, #37 – Jehza Mae Huelar, #38 – Angelica Alita, #39 – Sissel Ria Rabajante, #40 – Christianne Ramos.
It’s going to be a tough competition this year following the stellar successes of the reigning beauty queens. The historic win of Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach at the Miss Universe 2015 pageant became a shining moment of glory for our country. The winning streak continued with Anne Colis winning the Miss Globe 2015 title; as well as the impressive showing of Parul Shah, Miss Grand International 2015 3rd Runner-up; Christy Lyn Mc Garry, Miss Intercontinental 2015 1st Runner Up; Rogelie Catacutan, Miss Supranational 2015 Semifinalist; and Janicel Lubina who made it in the Top 10 of Miss International pageant, and was awarded Best Dresser.
With less than a month left before the finals, the ladies still have a busy schedule ahead. Watch them wow audiences as the headline the Binibining Pilipinas Fashion Show at Kia Theatre on April 6. Supporters and pageant fans will also get a chance to see them when the finalists participate in the Parade of Beauties happening at the Araneta Center on April 9.
Finally, the best of the best will shine bright during the Grand Coronation at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on April 17, to be telecast LIVE on ABS-CBN.