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Binibining Pilipinas
Binibining Pilipinas logo
TypeBeauty pageant
HeadquartersSmart Araneta Coliseum
4 (see Titles)
Official language
Jorge León Araneta of the Araneta Group
Stella Marquez de Araneta
Cochitina Sevilla - Bernardo
Parent organization
Binibining Pilipinas Charities, Inc.[1]

Binibining Pilipinas (abbreviated as Bb. Pilipinas; Filipino for 'Miss Philippines') is a national beauty pageant in the Philippines that selects Filipina representatives to compete in one of the Big Four international beauty pageants: Miss International[2][3][4] and selects three other titleholders to participate in minor international pageants such as Miss Grand International, Miss Intercontinental and 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 Cochitina Sevilla-Bernardo, artist and entrepreneur, as co-chairperson.[5]

Former Miss Colombia Stella M. Araneta, 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 had been the official national franchise holder of the Miss Universe Organization since 1964 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 the highlights of their performance in major and minor international pageants.[2][3][4]

Winners of Big Four international beauty pageants:

Winners of Minor 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)

Gemma Cruz, Miss International 1964, is not part of Binibining Pilipinas when she won the Miss International 1964 title. 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. Cruz helped BPCI in crowning her successor, Isabel Barnett Santos, to represent the country in the 1965 editional of the pageant.[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, which is a product of its successor, Miss World Philippines.

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:
Miss Grand International 2015 – Present
Miss Intercontinental 2014 – Present
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 Supranational 2012 – 2019
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 Current Titles Runners-Up Ref.
Binibining Pilipinas
Binibining Pilipinas
Grand International
Binibining Pilipinas
Binibining Pilipinas
Binibining Pilipinas
1st Runner-Up
Binibining Pilipinas
2nd Runner-Up
2017 Maria Angelica de Leon Elizabeth Clenci Katarina Sonja Rodriguez Nelda Ibe Charmaine Elima Kristel Guelos [8]
2018 Maria Ahtisa Manalo Eva Psychee Patalinjug Karen Juanita Gallman Michele Theresa Gumabao Vickie Marie Rushton Samantha Mae Bernardo [10]
2019 Bea Patricia Magtanong Maria Andrea Abesamis
Emma Mary Tiglao Leren Mae Bautista Samantha Mae Bernardo
No replacement [12]
2020 National pageant postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic Samantha Mae Bernardo
National pageant postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic [14]
2021 Hannah Arnold Samantha Alexandra Panlilio Cinderella Faye Obeñita Maureen Ann Montagne Gabrielle Camille Basiano Meiji Cruz [16]


  1. ^ Armin Adina (March 20, 2013). "Tea party reunites beauty queens". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved September 7, 2013.
  2. ^ a b c News, Philippines (January 16, 2018). "Michele Gumabao And Catriona Gray Take On Bb. Pilipinas 2018". Page One Media Group. 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 News, Local Pulse (March 18, 2018). "Binibining Pilipinas 2018 Winners and Results". Local Pulse News. 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. ^ "Meet the six new queens of Bb. Pilipinas 2017". CNN Philippines. Retrieved July 11, 2021.
  9. ^ "FULL LIST: Winners, Bb Pilipinas 2017". Rappler. Retrieved July 11, 2021.
  10. ^ Custodio, Arlo (March 19, 2018). "FULL LIST: Winners of Binibining Pilipinas 2018". The Manila Times. Retrieved July 11, 2021.
  11. ^ "FULL LIST: Winners, Binibining Pilipinas 2018". Rappler. Retrieved July 11, 2021.
  12. ^ Legaspi, C. Mendez. "LIST: Binibining Pilipinas 2019 winners, top 25, special awards, highlights". Philstar.com. Retrieved July 11, 2021.
  13. ^ News, ABS-CBN (November 27, 2019). "Samantha Lo resigns as Binibining Pilipinas Grand International". ABS-CBN News. Retrieved July 11, 2021.
  14. ^ "Samantha Bernardo to represent PH in Miss Grand Int'l 2020". Manila Bulletin. February 5, 2021. Retrieved July 11, 2021.
  15. ^ "2020 Binibining Pilipinas postponed indefinitely". The Manila Times. May 28, 2020. Retrieved August 4, 2021.
  16. ^ "Binibining Pilipinas 2021 winners". ABS-CBN News. Retrieved July 11, 2021.
  17. ^ "Bb. Pilipinas 2021 winners". Manila Bulletin. July 12, 2021. Retrieved August 4, 2021.

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