Binibining Pilipinas

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Binibining Pilipinas
TypeWomen's beauty pageant
Parent organizationBinibining Pilipinas Charities, Inc.[1]
Country representedPhilippines
Qualifies forMiss International
The Miss Globe
First edition1964
Most recent edition2023
Current titleholderAngelica Lopez
Jorge León Araneta of the Araneta Group
Stella Marquez de Araneta
Cochitina Sevilla-Bernardo
  • Filipino
  • English

Binibining Pilipinas (abbreviated as Bb. Pilipinas or BBP; transl. Miss Philippines) is the oldest active national beauty pageant in the Philippines. Founded in 1964, it currently selects Filipina representatives to compete in one of the Big Four international beauty pageantsMiss International,[2][3][4] as well as representatives to other international pageants, such as The Miss Globe.[2][3][4]


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-Araneta, with Conchitina Sevilla-Bernardo, artist and entrepreneur, as co-chairperson.[5]

Stella M. Araneta, Miss Universe semi-finalist, and the winner of the first Miss International beauty pageant in 1960 representing Colombia, is the chairperson of Binibining Pilipinas Charities Incorporated (BPCI), which had been the official national franchise holder of the Miss Universe Organization from 1964 to 2019, after it was passed on by its predecessor, Miss Philippines, which had been the franchise holder from 1952 to 1963.[5]

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

Winners of Big Four international beauty pageants:

Gemma Cruz-Araneta, Miss International 1964, the first Filipina and Asian Miss International winner, was a product of the now-defunct Miss Philippines pageant (1952—1963), not of Binibining Pilipinas, when she won the Miss International 1964 title. Cruz, however, was in attendance during the Binibining Pilipinas 1965 finals, and passed on her crown to her successor under BPCI, Isabel Barnett Santos, who represented the country in the Miss International 1965 competition.[6][7]

Although BPCI had acquired the local franchise of the Miss World pageant in 1992, the first crown was won by Megan Young in 2013, who is a product of the Miss World Philippines Organization (2011—present).

Winners of other 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)
  • Two — The Miss Globe winners: Ann Colis (2015) • Maureen Montagne (2021)
  • Two — Miss Intercontinental winners: Karen Gallman (2018) • Cinderella Faye Obeñita (2021)
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 2
The Miss Globe 2
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:
The 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 Intercontinental 2014 – 2022
Miss Supranational 2012 – 2019
Miss Grand International 2013, 2015 – 2022
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 Binibining Pilipinas International Binibining Pilipinas Globe Runners Up Ref.
1st Runner Up 2nd Runner Up
2019 Bea Patricia Magtanong Leren Mae Bautista Maria Andrea Abesamis[α] Samantha Mae Bernardo[β] [8][9]
2020 Pageant not held due to the COVID-19 Pandemic
2021 Hannah Arnold Maureen Ann Montagne Gabrielle Camille Basiano Meiji Cruz[γ] [10][11]
2022 Nicole Borromeo Chelsea Lovely Fernandez Herlene Nicole Budol[δ] Stacey Daniella Gabriel [12][13]
2023 Angelica Lopez Annalena Valencia Lakrini Katrina Anne Johnson Atasha Reign Parani
  • Binibining Pilipinas 2019 — 1st Runner up, Maria Andrea Abesamis was later promoted to take over the title but did not go to compete internationally since Samantha Ashley Lo competed in Venezuela before resigning from the title.
  • In 2020, pageant not held due to Covid-19 Pandemic and BPCI appointed Binibining Pilipinas 2019 — 2nd Runner up, Samantha Bernardo as Binibining Pilipinas Grand International.
  • Binibining Pilipinas 2021 — 2nd Runner up, Meiji Cruz was given approval from BPCI to compete at Miss CosmoWorld.
  • Binibining Pilipinas 2022 — 1st Runner up, Herlene Nicole Budol was given approval from BPCI to compete at Miss Planet International but withdraw from the contest later on.


  1. ^ Armin Adina (March 20, 2013). "Tea party reunites beauty queens". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved September 7, 2013.
  2. ^ a b c "Michele Gumabao And Catriona Gray Take On Bb. Pilipinas 2018". Page One Media Group. January 16, 2018. Archived from the original on April 9, 2018. Retrieved April 9, 2018.
  3. ^ a b c E., Sally (January 17, 2018). "Take a look at the 40 beautiful ladies to compete in the 2018 Binibining Pilipinas". Kicker Daily News. Retrieved April 9, 2018.
  4. ^ a b c "Binibining Pilipinas 2018 Winners and Results". Local Pulse News. March 18, 2018. Retrieved April 9, 2018.
  5. ^ a b "LOOK BACK: The Binibining Pilipinas legacy through the decades". Rappler. Retrieved December 27, 2020.
  6. ^ "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.
  7. ^ Ricky Lo (October 17, 2008). "Miss International beauties who visited RP". The Philippine Star. Retrieved September 7, 2013.
  8. ^ Legaspi, C. Mendez. "LIST: Binibining Pilipinas 2019 winners, top 25, special awards, highlights". Retrieved July 11, 2021.
  9. ^ "Samantha Lo resigns as Binibining Pilipinas Grand International". ABS-CBN News. November 27, 2019. Retrieved July 11, 2021.
  10. ^ "Binibining Pilipinas 2021 winners". ABS-CBN News. Archived from the original on July 11, 2021. Retrieved July 11, 2021.
  11. ^ "Bb. Pilipinas 2021 winners". Manila Bulletin. July 12, 2021. Retrieved August 4, 2021.
  12. ^ Purnell, Kristofer (August 1, 2022). "LIST: Binibining Pilipinas 2022 winners, special awards". The Philippine Star. Retrieved November 5, 2022.
  13. ^ "Binibining Pilipinas 2022 pageant crowns new queens". CNN Philippines. August 1, 2022. Archived from the original on November 5, 2022. Retrieved November 5, 2022.

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