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Binibining Pilipinas

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Beauty pageant


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Filipino and English

Binibining Pilipinas is a national beauty pageant in the Philippines that selects Filipina representatives to compete in two of the Big Four international beauty pageants such as Miss Universe and Miss International.


The pageant also fields four queens to other emerging international pageants such as Miss Supranational, Miss Intercontinental, Miss Grand International and The Miss Globe.


Stella Márquez-Araneta, a former Miss Colombia, who became a Miss Universe semi-finalist and the winner of the first Miss International beauty pageant in 1960, is the chairperson of Binibining Pilipinas Charities Incorporated (BPCI) which has been the official national franchise holder of the Miss Universe Organization since 1964 after it was passed on by its predecessor, Miss Philippines, which has been the franchise holder from 1952 to 1963.

The following are the Binibining Pilipinas titleholders throughout the years, including the highlights of their performance in major and minor international pageants.

The Philippines, through BPCI, has produced three Miss Universe winners (Gloria Diaz in 1969, Margarita Moran in 1973 and Pia Wurtzbach in 2015), five Miss International winners (Aurora Pijuan in 1970, Melanie Marquez in 1979, Lara Quigaman in 2005, Bea Santiago in 2013 and Kylie Verzosa in 2016), one Miss Tourism International (Macau version) which the Philippines had won by Binibining Pilipinas Universe 1995 (Joanne Santos in 1997), one Miss Tourism International Anatolya Turkish winner (Michelle Cuevas Reyes in 2001), one Miss Globe International winner (Maricar Balagtas in 2001), one Miss Tourism International Black Sea winner (Kristine Reyes Alzar in 2002), one Queen of Tourism International winner (Noela Mae Evangelista in 2003), one Miss Supranational winner (Mutya Datul in 2013), and one Miss Globe winner (Ann Colis in 2015). 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. Although BPCI had acquired the local franchise of the Miss World pageant in 1992, the first crown was won by Megan Young in 2013, which is a product of its successor, Miss World Philippines. The Philippines is yet to win a Miss Intercontinental and a Miss Grand International crown.


Note that the year designates the time Binibining Pilipinas has acquired that particular pageant franchise.


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