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Binibining Pilipinas
Formation 1964
Type Beauty Pageant
Headquarters Quezon City
Location  Philippines
Website Binibining Pilipinas Official website

Binibining Pilipinas (Miss Philippines) is the organization that sponsors the beauty pageants held annually in the Philippines which choose the national contestants that represent the country in the annual Miss Universe, Miss World, and Miss International pageants, among others.



In the past, the organization has established skills training and educational workshops for the indigents. BPCI has participated in a relief operation in Central Luzon during the eruption of Mt. Pinatubo in 1991. Binibining Pilipinas past and then titleholders visited the ash-laden town of Porac, the Tent City in Pampanga, and other refugee camps, to distribute food, medicines and other basic needs to the affected residents that included ethnic tribes that lived on the volcano slopes. The annual pageant is the main source of funds. BPCI has been an official national franchise holder of the Miss Universe Organization since 1964. Stella Araneta is a former Miss Colombia, who became a Miss Universe semi-finalist and the winner of the first Miss International beauty pageant in 1960.

The organization has produced two Miss Universe winners (Gloria Diaz in 1969 and Maria Margarita Moran in 1973) and three Miss International winners (Aurora Pijuan in 1970, Melanie Marquez in 1979, and Precious Lara Quigaman in 2005). 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.

Binibining Pilipinas (Universe)

From 1952 to 1963, the Miss Philippines pageant was held to select the representative of the Philippines to the Miss Universe Pageant. In 1964, Stella Marquez-Araneta started the Binibining Pilipinas Beauty Pageant after acquiring the local franchise for the Miss Universe Pageant. The current Binibining Pilipinas-Universe titleholder is Maria Venus Raj.

Binibining Pilipinas Universe winners

Year Winner Placement Award
1964 Maria Myrna Sese Panlilio†
1965 Louise Aurelio Vail Top 15 Semi-Finalist
1966 Maria Clarinda Garces Soriano Top 15 Semi-Finalist
1967 Pilar Delilah Veloso Pilapil
1968 Rosario "Charina" Roselio Zaragoza
1969 Gloria Maria Aspillera Diaz MISS UNIVERSE 1969 Ten Best in Swimsuit
1970 Simonette Berenguer delos Reyes
1971 Vida Valentina Fernandez Doria Miss Photogenic
1972 Armi Barbara Quiray Crespo Top 12 Semi-Finalist
1973 Maria Margarita "Margie" Roxas Moran MISS UNIVERSE 1973 Miss Photogenic
1974 Guadalupe "Guada" Cuerva Sanchez Top 12 Semi-Finalist
1975 Rose Marie "Chiqui" Singson Brosas 4th Runner-up
1976 Elizabeth Samson de Padua
1977 Anna Lorraine Tomas Kier
1978 Jennifer Mitzchek Cortez
1979 Criselda "Dang" Flores Cecilio
1980 Maria Rosario "Chat" Rivera Silayan 3rd Runner-up
1981 Maria Caroline "Maricar" de Vera Mendoza
1982 Maria Isabel "Maribel" Pagunsan Lopez
1983 Rosita "Cita" Cornell Capuyon
1984 Maria Desiree "Des" Erese Verdadero 3rd Runner-up
1985 Joyce Ann Fellosas Burton
1986 Violeta Asela Enriquez Naluz
1987 Geraldine Edith "Pebbles" Villaruz Asis Top 10 Semi-Finalist
1988 Perfida "Perlee" Reyes Limpin
1989 Sara Jane Davis Paez
1990 Germelina Leah "Gem" Pagan Padilla
1991 Anjanette Palencia Abayari : RESIGNED
1991 Maria Lourdes "Alou" Talam Gonzales3
1992 Elizabeth "Liza" Garcia Berroya
1993 Melinda Joanna "Dindi" Tanseco Gallardo
1994 Charlene Gonzalez Bonnin Top 6 Finalist Best National Costume

Ivory Best Hair Award

1995 Joanne Zapanta Santos
1996 Aileen "Leng" Marfori Damiles Miss Photogenic
1997 Abbygale Williamson Arenas Miss Photogenic
1998 Olivia Tisha Carlos Silang : RESIGNED
1998 Jewel May Colmenares Lobaton4
1999 Janelle Delfin Bautista : RESIGNED
1999 Miriam Redito Quiambao2 1st Runner-up Clairol Herbal Essence Style Award
2000 Nina Ricci Caldo Alagao
2001 Zorayda Ruth Blanco Andam
2002 Karen Loren Medrano Agustin
2003 Carla Gay Sunga Balingit
2004 Maricar Manalaysay Balagtas
2005 Gionna Jimenez Cabrera Miss Photogenic

Thai Airways Silk Award

2006 Lia Andrea Aquino Ramos Miss Photogenic
2007 Anna Theresa Luy Licaros Miss Photogenic
2008 Jennifer Tarol Barrientos
2009 Pamela Bianca Manalo
2010 Maria Venus Bayonito Raj (TBA) (TBA)

Note 3: In 1991, Anjanette Palencia Abayari was crowned as Binibining Pilipinas Universe but resigned because she was an American citizen. Alou Gonzales, that year's Bb. Pilipinas Maja replaced her as Miss Philippines in the Miss Universe pageant held in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Note 4: In 1998 Olivia Tisha Carlos Silang was crowned as Binibining Pilipinas Universe, but resigned due to her Canadian citizenship. Jewel May Lobaton, the first runner-up, was selected as the Philippine representative in the Miss Universe pageant held in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Binibining Pilipinas (World)

The Philippines first sent a contestant to the Miss World pageant in 1966. From then to 1976 the Philippine representative to Miss World was chosen through the Miss RP (Miss Republic of the Philippines) pageant. In 1977, the franchise was transferred to the Mutya ng Pilipinas (Muse of the Philippines) pageant, which selected the official Philippine delegate until 1991.

In 1992, the Binibining Pilipinas Charities Incorporated, acquired the local franchise to choose the Philippine representative to the Miss World Pageant. The local title was renamed to Binibining Pilipinas-World and was added to the two other major beauty titles: Bb. Pilipinas-Universe and Bb. Pilipinas-International respectively.

The Philippines highest placement came in 1973 when Evangeline Pascual placed second. Pascual should have been promoted to the crown, when the 1973 winner Marjorie Wallace was dethroned, per standard procedure but she refused the title.[1] Miss World organizers stated that "Wallace had failed to fulfill the basic requirements of the job. Miss World organizers would later say that a decision was made by the Miss World organization to not offer the title to any of the runners-up. Ruffa Gutierrez placed third in 1993. Although Carlene Aguilar, was predicted to win in 2005, because she was a favorite among bookmakers, she finished as semi-finalist.

The current Binibining Pilipinas - World titleholder is Czarina Catherine Ramos Gatbonton.

Binibining Pilipinas World winners

Year Winner Placement Award
1992 Marilen Camilen Espino : UNABLE TO COMPETE D/T ILLNESS1
1992 Marina Pura Abad-Santos Benipayo1
1993 Sharmaine "Ruffa" Rama Gutierrez 2nd Runner-up Asia & Oceania's Queen of Beauty
1994 Caroline "Cara" Villarosa Subijano Top 10 Semi-Finalist
1995 Reham Snow Hamdi Tago
1996 Daisy Garcia Reyes Miss Personality
1997 Kristine Rachel Gumabao Florendo
1998 Rachel Muyot Soriano
1999 Lalaine Bognot Edson2
2000 Katherine Annwen Dantes de Guzman
2001 Gilrhea Castañeda Quinzon
2002 Katherine Anne Ramos Manalo Top 10 Finalist
2003 Maria Rafaela Verdadero Yunon Top 5 Finalist
2004 Maria Karla Rabanal Bautista Top 5 Finalist Asia & Oceania's Queen of Beauty
2005 Carlene Ang Aguilar Top 15 Semi-Finalist
2006 Anna Maris Arcay Igpit
2007 Margaret Nales Wilson
2008 Janina Miller San Miguel : RESIGNED
2008 Danielle Kirsten Muriel Castaño6
2009 Marie-Ann Umali
2010 Czarina Catherine Ramos Gatbonton (TBA) (TBA)

Note 1: In 1992 Marilen Camilen Espino was crowned as the very first Binibing Pilipinas World. Days before her departure for the 1992 Miss World pageant, she was replaced by Marina Pura Abad-Santos Benipayo as Philippine representative due to health reasons. Despite not being able to compete in Miss World, she still retained her title.
Note 2: In 1999, Janelle Delfin Bautista was crowned Binibining Pilipinas Universe, but was dethroned because of citizenship issues. Miriam Redito Quiambao, the Binibining Pilipinas World was asked to assume the title. Lalaine Bognot Edson who was originally crowned Binibing Pilipinas International was appointed as Binibining Pilipinas World when original titleholder Miriam Redito Quiambao was officially given the Binibining Pilipinas Universe crown. Georgina Anne dela Paz Sandico who finished as a semi-finalist in the 1999 pageant was then appointed as Binibining Pilipinas International upon the designation of original titleholder Lalaine Bognot Edson as Binibing Pilipinas World
Note 6: In 2008, Janina San Miguel resigned due to personal reasons and was replaced by first runner-up Danielle Castaño.

Binibining Pilipinas (International)

In 1968, the BPCI acquired the local franchise for the Miss International pageant. The following year, the title Bb. Pilipinas-International was proclaimed together with the Bb. Pilipinas-Universe in one coronation night.

The current title holder of Bb. Pilipinas-International is Krista Mae Arrieta Kleiner.

Binibining Pilipinas International winners

Year Winner Placement Award
1968 Nenita "Nini" Tuazon Ramos Top 15 Semi-Finalist
1969 Margaret Rose "Binky" Orbe Montinola Top 15 Semi-Finalist
1970 Aurora McKenney Pijuan MISS INTERNATIONAL 1970
1971 Evelyn Santos Camus 2nd Runner-up
1972 Yolanda "Yogi" Adriatico Dominguez 2nd Runner-Up Best National Costume
1973 Maria Elena "Marilen" Suarez Ojeda 4th Runner-up
1974 Erlynne Reyes "Lynn" Bernardez
1975 Jaye Antonio Murphy Top 15 Semi-Finalist
1976 Maria Dolores "Dolly" Suarez Ascalon Top 15 Semi-Finalist Best National Costume
1977 Maria Cristina "Pinky" dela Rosa Alberto† Withdrew
1978 Luz dela Cruz Policarpio
1979 Mimilanie "Melanie" Laurel Marquez MISS INTERNATIONAL 1979 Best National Costume
1980 Diana Jeanne Christine Alegarme Chiong Top 12 Semi-Finalist
1981 Alice "Peachy" Fernandez Sacasas Top 15 Semi-Finalist
1982 Maria Adela Lisa Gingerich Manibog
1983 Flor Eden Guano Pastrana
1984 Catherine Jane Doucette Destura Brummitt : REPLACED
1984 Maria Villa Bella dela Peña Nachor5
1985 Sabrina Simonette Marie Roig Artadi
1986 Jessie Alice Salones Dixon Top 15 Semi-Finalist
1987 Maria Lourdes "Alou" Dizon Enriquez
1988 Maria Anthea "Thea" Oreta Robles
1989 Lilia Eloisa Marfori Andanar Miss Friendship
1990 Jennifer Perez Pingree
1991 Maria Patricia "Patti" Guzman Betita Top 15 Semi-Finalist
1992 Jo-Anne Timothea Babiera Alivio
1993 Sheela Mae Capili Santarin†
1994 Alma Carvajal Concepcion Top 15 Semi-Finalist Miss Friendship
1995 Gladys Andre Dimsay Dueñas Top 15 Semi-Finalist
1996 Yedda Marie Mendoza Kittilsvedt Top 15 Semi-Finalist
1997 Susan Jane Juan Ritter Top 15 Semi-Finalist
1998 Colette Centeno Glazer Top 15 Semi-Finalist
1999 Georgina Anne dela Paz Sandico2
2000 Joanna Maria Mijares Peñaloza
2001 Maricarl Canlas Tolosa
2002 Kristine Reyes Alzar
2003 Jhezarie Gamez Javier
2004 Margaret Ann Awitan Bayot Top 15 Semi-Finalist
2005 Precious Lara Quigaman MISS INTERNATIONAL 2005
2006 Denille Lou Valena Valmonte
2007 Nadia Lee Cien dela Cruz Shami
2008 Patricia Isabel Medina Fernandez Top 12 Semi-Finalist
2009 Melody Adelheid Manuel Gersbach Top 15 Semi-Finalist
2010 Krista Mae Arrieta Kleiner (TBA) (TBA)

Note 2: In 1999, Janelle Delfin Bautista was crowned Binibining Pilipinas Universe, but was dethroned because of citizenship issues. Miriam Redito Quiambao, the Binibining Pilipinas World was asked to assume the title. Lalaine Bognot Edson who was originally crowned Binibing Pilipinas International was appointed as Binibining Pilipinas World when original titleholder Miriam Redito Quiambao was officially given the Binibining Pilipinas Universe crown. Georgina Anne dela Paz Sandico who finished as a semi-finalist in the 1999 pageant was then appointed as Binibining Pilipinas International upon the designation of original titleholder Lalaine Bognot Edson as Binibing Pilipinas World
Note 5: In 1984 Catherine Jane Doucette Destura Brummitt was crowned as Binibining Pilipinas-International. However, due to some entry restrictions, she was replaced by Maria Villa Bella dela Peña Nachor Despite not being able to compete in Miss International, she still retained her title.

Binibining Pilipinas (Young International)

Binibining Pilipinas Young-International winners

Year Winner Placement Award
1970 Carmencita Hufano Avecilla 2nd Runner Up
1971 Maricar Sison Zaldarriaga Semi-finalist Miss Photogenic
1972 Maria Lourdes Mauleon Vallejo Semi-finalist
1973 Maria Milagros de la Fuenta
1974 Deborah Cabrera Enriquez
1975 Jean Cuala Saburit
1976 Marilou Fernandez
1977 Dorothy Sue Bradley 1st Runner Up Best National Costume
1978 Anne Rose Thompson Blas
1979 Maria Theresa Carlson†
1980 Maria Felicidad Luis 4th Runner Up
1981 Joyce Ann Burton Semi-finalist
1982 Sharon Georgina Hughes No International Pageant
1983 Shalymar Alcantara Semi-finalist
1984 Rachel Anne Wolfe No International Pageant
1985 Divina Cristina Alcala No International Pageant

Binibining Pilipinas (Maja)

Binibining Pilipinas Maja winners

Year Winner Placement Award
1972 Bernice Romualdez Semi-Finalist
1973 Nanette Prodigalidad 1st Runner-up Maja Fotogenia
1974 Pacita Guevarra 3rd Runner-up
1975 Annette Liwanag 4th Runner-up
1976 Cynthia Nakpil
1977 Annabelle Arambulo
1978 Ligaya Pascual
1979 Ava Quibranza Semi-Finalist Best National Costume
1980 Maria Asuncion Spirig Semi-Finalist Best National Costume
1981 Josephine Bautista Maja Popularidad

Best National Costume

1982 Nanette Cruz
1983 Maria Anna Cadiz Semi-Finalist Best National Costume
1984 Maria Villa Bella Nachor : SWITCHED
1984 Catherine Jane Brummit Semi-Finalist
1985 Maria Luisa Gonzalez 2nd Runner-up Best National Costume
1986 Maria Cristina Recto Maja Talent

Best National Costime

1987 Maria Luisa Jimenez Semi-Finalist
1988 Maria Muriel Moral Best National Costume
1989 Jeanne Therese Hilario 2nd Runner-up
1990 Precious Tongko No International Pageant
1991 Selina Manalad1 Maja Popularidad
1992 Marina Benipayo2 No International Pagent
1995 Tiffany Cuña Semi-Finalist
2004 Margaret Ann Bayot 1st Runner-up

Note 1: In 1991 Selina Manalad replaced Maria Lourdes Gonzalez when she was appointed as Binibining Pilipinas Universe after Anjanette Abayari resigned.
Note 2: Competed in Miss World 1992 when Marilen Espino became sick days before she was to depart for the pageant.

Binibining Pilipinas (Runners-up)

Year 1st runner-up 2nd runner-up
1970 Imelda Pagaspas Elizabeth Lee Magbanua
1971 Milagros Gutierrez Donna de Guzman
1972 Ana Maria Arambulo Ma Paripola Penson
1973 Joan Salas Mercedes Zabarte
1974 Imelda Cajanding Cynthia Villanueva
1975 Hermenia Nenita Hernandez Ma Luisa Montinola
1976 Celita de Castro Maricel Quintos
1977 Digna Ramos Diana Jeanne Christine Alegarme Chiong
1978 Katherine Manuel Ma Luisa Montinola
1979 Perla Salig Catherine Veloso
1980 Susan Warsaw Africa Celestina Maristela
1981 Rosanna Peña Ma Dolores Lopez
1982 Ma Desiree Erese Verdadero Ma Ana Liza Gino
1983 Matea Leah Aurora Tejada Tagle Racquel Buenaventura
1984 Corazon Tierro Anna Mari Lingad
1985 Glenah Marie Valmonte Slaton Rita Rosanna Biazon
1986 Catharina Salazar Christine Japlit Bonifacio
1987 Angela Larrazabal Rosabelle Adriano
1988 Amelia Joy dela Cruz Lorna Villanueva Legaspi
1989 Suzanne Park Fahling Michelle Blardony
1990 Mutya Crisostomo Laxa Leonor Cueto
1991 Jenette Fernando Anna Marie Torres
1992 Hazel Huelves Michelle Buan
1993 Cristina Esguerra Myra Macariola
1994 Abbygale Williamson Arenas Eda Calonia
1995 Caroline Pobre Margaret Laing
1996 Ma Sovietskaya Laviano Bacud Sonia Santiago
1997 Abiele Arianne del Moral Marivic Galang
1998 Elsie Sicat Esabela Molina Cabrera
1999 Michelle Arcangel Joelle Marie Henson Pelaez
2000 Ma Cristina Silverio Tan Nicole Calquitt Hofer
2001 Michelle Cueva Reyes Maricar Manalaysay Balagtas
2002 Margaret-Ann Awitan Bayot Ma Lourdes Diaz Magno
2003 Kate Sephora Roldan Baesa Noela Mae Buhion Evangelista
2004 Tracy Ann Yusay Javelona Princess Jasmine delos Santos Tiongson
2005 Wendy Manalus Valdez Melanie Lariosa Ediza
2006 Rosalyn Sirikit de Leon Santiago Jeanne Bernadette Mauricio Bello
2007 Liezel Madarang Verses Abigail Lesley Grivas Cruz
2008 Danielle Kirsten Muriel Castaño Elizabeth Jacqueline Santander Nacuspag
2009 Richell Pacaldo Angalot Regina Brosas Hahn
2010 Diane Elaine Samar Necio Helen Nicolette Mercado Henson

Binibining Pilipinas Representative (Other International Pageants)

Binibining Pilipinas Appointed Delegate

Year Delegate Pageant Placement
1971 Nelia Sancho Queen of the Pacific WINNER
1971 Milagros Gutierrez Miss Charming International 2nd Runner Up
1972 Maria Isabel Seva Miss Charming International
1989 Maria Rita Apostol Miss Flower Queen
1993 Anna Gonzalez Elite Model Look
1997 Joanne Santos Miss Tourism International WINNER
2000 Rachel Soriano Miss Tourism World 2nd Runner-up
2001 Maricar Balagtas Miss Globe International WINNER
2001 Michelle Reyes Miss Tourism International WINNER
2001 Zorayda Andam Miss Tourism World Finalist
2001 Joanna Maria Mijares Peñaloza Miss Internet WWW
2002 Kristine Alzar Miss Tourism International (Black Sea Edition) WINNER
2002 Karen Agustin Miss Globe International Finalist
2002 Michelle Reyes Miss Tourism World WINNER
2002 Margaret Ann Bayot Miss Internet WWW 2nd Runner-up
2003 Noella Mae Evangelista Queen of Tourism International WINNER
2005 Jhezarie Javier Miss ASEAN WINNER
2006 Carlene Aguilar Miss Internet WWW WINNER
2009 April Love Jordan International Queen Beauty WINNER
2010 Dianne Necio Miss Tourism Universe[2][3] TBA

Binibining Pilipinas (Other Titles)

Binibining Pilipinas Other Titles

Year Winner Title
1973 Joan Salas Miss World Peace
1984 Maritoni Judith Daya Bb Pilipinas Press Photography
1987 Marie Avon Garcia Bb Pilipinas Tourism
1988 Maritoni Judith Daya Bb Pilipinas Tourism
1989 Marichele Cruz Bb Pilipinas Tourism
1990 Milagros Javelosa Bb Pilipinas Tourism
1993 Jeanette Fernando Bb Pilipinas Tourism
1994 Sheila Marie Dizon Bb Pilipinas Tourism
2005 Wendy Valdez Bb Pilipinas Tourism

Representatives to the Pageants before Binibining Pilipinas

Miss Universe representatives from 1952-1963

Year Representative Placement
1952 Teresita Torralba Sanchez
1953 Cristina Monson Pacheco
1954 Maria Candida Blesilda Mueller Ocampo Top 16 Semi-finalist
1955 Yvonne Berenguer Delos Reyes
1956 Isabel Escobar Rodriguez
1957 Mary Ann Carmen Philipps Corrales
1958 Carmen Tuason Did not compete
1959 Christina Matias Did not compete
1960 No Representative
1961 No Representative
1962 Josephine Estrada Brown
1963 Lalaine Betia Bennett 3rd Runner-Up

Miss World representatives from 1966-1991

Year Representative Placement
1966 Vivien Lee Austria (real name: Emraida Kelly Kiram)
1967 Margarita Favis Gomez
1968 Arene Cecilia Anas Amabuyok 4th Runner-Up
1969 Feliza Teresita Nuesa Miro
1970 Minerva Manalo Cagatao Top 15 Semi-finalist
1971 Onelia Ison Jose Best National Costume
1972 Evangeline Rosales Reyes Top 15 Semi-finalist
1973 Evangeline Luis Pascual 1st Runner-Up
1974 Agnes Benisano Rustia
1975 Suzanne Talam Gonzales
1976 Josephine Salazar Conde Withdrew
1977 Ana Melissa Ofilada Veneracion Withdrew
1978 Louvette Monzon Hammond Miss Talent
1979 Josefina Molon Francisco
1980 Maria Milagros Guidote Nabor
1981 Suzette Umali Nicolas
1982 Sarah Jane Coronel Areza Top 15 Semi-finalist

Asia's Queen of Beauty

1983 Marilou Sadia Sadiua
1984 Aurora Elvira Gayoso Sevilla
1985 Elizabeth Dionisio Cuenco
1986 Sherry Rose Austria Byrne Top 15 Semi-finalist

Asia's Queen of Beauty

1987 Maria Lourdes Manalili Apostol
1988 Dana Mayor Narvadez
1989 Estrella Singson Querubin
1990 Antonette Eusebio Ballesteros
1991 Gemith Gonzaga Gemparo

Miss International representatives from 1960-1967

Year Representative Placement
1960 Edita Resurreccion Vital Top 15 Semi-finalist
1961 Pilar Arciaga
1962 Cynthia Lucero Ugalde Miss Photogenic
1963 Monina Medenilla Yllana Top 15 Semi-finalist
1964 Gemma Teresa Guerrero Cruz MISS INTERNATIONAL 1964
1965 Isabelle Barnett Santos6
1966 No Contest
1967 Margarita Lebumfacil Romualdez

Note 6: Isabel Santos was the 1st Runner-up of the Binibining Pilipinas pageant of 1965, but she was appointed by the pageant organizers to represent the Philippines in the Miss International pageant.


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