Philippine Pageants Qualifications

Binibining Pilipinas

  1. You must be aged between 17 and 26 at the time of the pageant.
  2. You must be single.
  3. You must have good moral character.
  4. You must at least be a high school graduate.
  5. You must have a pleasing personality.

Miss World Philippines

  1. You must have good moral character, charm, poise, personality and beauty of face and figure.
  2. You must be compassionate, intelligent, and able to speak intelligently in public places.
  3. You must be a person whose background is not likely to bring into disrepute the Miss World Philippines Beauty Pageant or the Miss World Title.
  4. You must be single, a female citizen of the Philippines, and not less than 16 years and 6 months of age nor more than 26 years old on the date of the Miss World Entry Date in the relevant year.
  5. You must be at least 5 feet and 6 inches tall.
  6. You must never have been through any ceremony either valid or invalid, and whether civil, religious or tribal, which is recognized as a marriage ceremony in any part of the world.
  7. You must have never given birth to a child.
  8. If you are below 21 years of age, you are required to obtain your parent’s/legal guardian’s consent on the Official Contestant Entry Form.
  9. You must not be representing or have represented the Philippines in any international beauty competition/contest/ pageant after winning any local and/or international beauty competition/contest/pageant.

Mutya ng Pilipinas

  1. The contestant must at least be a high school graduate.
  2. The contestant must be at least 18 but not more than 25 years old on the pageant year.
  3. The contestant must be at least 5’5” tall.
  4. The contestant must have a beautiful face and figure.
  5. The contestant must have an outstanding personality.
  6. The contestant must be smart and witty.
  7. The contestant must have never been married.
  8. The contestant must have never given birth/never been pregnant
  9. The contestant must have at least one grandparent in the direct paternal or maternal line possessing Filipino citizenship.

Please check their websites for updates:

Binibining Pilipinas

Miss World Philippines

Mutya ng Pilipinas


Miss Mapandan 2016 Screening Requirements

1. Contestants should be a bona fide citizen of Mapandan, Pangasinan;
To be bona fide, one must meet ANY of the following conditions:

a. birth certificate states that she is born in Mapandan
b. a registered voter of Mapandan
c. one of her parents is a citizen of Mapandan which could be proven by the following:
i. birth certificate
ii. voter’s registration or voter’s I.D.

2. must be aged between 16 – 23 years old at the time of the pageant
3. single; has never given birth nor have been through any valid or invalid, civil, legal, religious or tribal marriage ceremony;
4. atleast 5 feet and 3 inches tall;
5. must have pleasing personality;
6. must not have any existing pageant title contract;
7. must attend rehearsals and appearances as may be required;
8. must not have won any national pageant; and
9. must have parent’s or legal guardian’s consent.

Screening Requirements:
a. Bring two-piece swimsuit
b. One sexy pageant casual wear
c. One 4R headshot and, one 4r whole body shot in casual wear
d. Document as required by mechanics # 1 above.


Miss World

Miss World origin, winners, top-ranking countries, past venues, and the changes that took place for the betterment of the pageant.

Beauty with a Purpose

Eric Morley founded the pageant in 1951. It was intended to promote Mecca, a social and bingo club leisure company based in the United Kingdom, by holding the pageant in Mecca halls. He joined Mecca as a publicity manager in 1946.

I bet Eric, a French horn player, didn’t expect that Miss World would go on to become the oldest surviving major international beauty competition on earth. He certainly overcame the pains of being orphaned at age 11. Even though a heart attack took this man away from us on November 9, 2000, at age 82, his legacy is carried on by his wife, Julia Morley.


Julia has certainly done great with the pageant. In 2002, Miss World was supposed to be held in Abuja, the capital of Nigeria. That move might have been the reason a Nigerian woman is still alive today. Amina Lawal was sentenced to death through stoning on March 22 of that year. But the publicity of the pageant being held there was helpful in getting people around the world to notice and help her. Some contestants of the pageant, led by Kathrine Sorland of Norway, even planned to boycott just to show their protest. Due to some conflict, the pageant ended up being held in London. Nonetheless, Amina’s conviction was overturned. Miss World stood by its slogan, Beauty With a Purpose.

Pageant Tours

Let’s take a quick look at some of the places where the pageant has been held. The 1st to 18th editions of Miss World were held at the Lyceum Theatre. This building can be found on Wellington Street, in the City of Westminster and has the seating capacity of 2,000. The first time Miss World was not held at the Lyceum Theatre was back in 1969 (which is also the same year man landed on the moon).That year, the prestigious pageant was held at the Royal Albert Hall. This concert hall is still located in the City of Westminster but is in the South Kensington district. The pageant was held there 20 consecutive times.

The city-state of Hong Kong had the honor of hosting Miss World in 1989. With tourist magnets like The Peak, Victoria Harbour, Giant Buddha, Outlying Islands, and The Hong Kong Global Geopark of China, it’s really no wonder that the organizers were convinced to hold the pageant there. It was the first time the pageant was held outside of the United Kingdom. I think that was a good move for the beauty competition because it allowed a different atmosphere. The 39th edition was held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibit Centre (HKCEC) on November 22, 1989.

In 1991, North America became the third continent in which the pageant has been held. Atlanta, the capital of Georgia (nicknamed as the Peach State), proudly hosted the 41st edition of the pageant. Boasting the Alliance Theatre, Atlanta Botanical Garden, ATL Cruzers Electric Car Tours, Atlanta History Center, and the Center for Puppetry Arts, it was definitely no mistake for the pageant to be held in Atlanta. The chosen venue was the Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC), which is the major convention center of the city.

The first African country to host Miss World was South Africa. The country’s motto is “Unity in Diversity.” And diversity they most certainly have, ranking 6th out of the 17 megadiverse countries in the world. The event was held at the Sun City Entertainment Center on December 12, 1992. The pageant remained there until its 45th edition.

With all the success this pageant has achieved, the Miss World Organization never forgets to give back. More than £250 million has been donated to charities for children all over the world. I think it’s safe to say that this pageant has made the world a better place. And it continues its advocacy every day.

Changes and Improvements

There is always room for improvement. That must be why fast track events were added to the competition in 2003. These events provide opportunities for the contestants to automatically qualify for the final round. Some of these fast tracks are:

  1. Beach Beauty- each contestant competes in a different swimsuit. The judges then make their top picks, runners-up, and the winner.
  2. Beauty With a Purpose- (this was introduced in 2001, but the rule that the winner of this event would automatically qualify for the finals was only implemented in 2005) this is awarded to the contestant that launched the most important charity project in her country. This fast track event used to be called “Miss World Scholarship.”
  3. Miss Talent- (also introduced in 2001, but only in 2003 did the winner of this event start to qualify for the finals) each contestant would show her ability. This could be in the form of an act, a dance, a song, a poem, or anything that would show the contestant’s ability.
  4. Miss Sports– this probably wouldn’t be a problem for any of the contestants, since they must already be active people to have figures that qualify for the pageant. Each contestant must be able to do exercises such as jumping jacks and push-ups. The fastest women advance to the next round, where they compete in sports like swimming and long jump.
  5. Top Model- (this was introduced in 2004) each contestant models for the judges in hopes of getting the highest score.

Past Winners

Now let us go to the winners. I cannot possibly list all 61 winners of the Miss World pageant. But I’ll list the ones I find more interesting here:

  1. Kerstin “Kiki” Håkansson- she was the very first Miss World. Up to now, she is the only one who was in a bikini when she was crowned.
  2. May-Louise Flodin- the second Miss World. Both she and Kiki represented Sweden. The back-to-back win must have made Sweden proud.
  3. Carmen Susana Duijm Zubillaga- she represented Venezuela and became Miss World 1955. Seven years later, she gave birth to Carolina del Valle Cerruti Duijm. Carolina went on to become Venezuela’s representative to Miss World 1983.
  4. Petra Schürmann-Freund- she was only the third runner-up in Miss Germany, but she was sent to compete in Miss World 1956 because she was better at speaking in English. It really does pay to know the universal language.
  5. Catharina Johanna Lodders- she was Miss World 1962. I listed her because I liked her statement after the competition, “I don’t think I’m the most beautiful girl in the world – I am the most beautiful girl here.”
  6. Penelope Plummer- she was Miss World 1968. In 1970, a rose was named after her.
  7. Hólmfríður “Hófí” Karlsdóttir- she was Miss World 1985. She’s listed because I think her name would be a challenge.
  8. Linor Abargil- she was raped seven weeks before she won as Miss World 1998. She is here because of the strength she showed in going public with her case, to become an example for women who have been raped and are ashamed or afraid to press charges. She is a global advocate in the fight against sexual violence.
  9. Agbani Darego- she was crowned in 2001. She was the first Black African to win the title.
  10. Ivian Sarcos- her parents died when she was 8 and she has 12 brothers and sisters. Nuns raised her in a convent. She intended to become a nun. But she realized that her passion was in fashion. She won as Miss World 2012. She represented Venezuela.

Miss Universe Changes and Systems

Miss Universe origin, scoring system, crown specifications, and the changes that took place for the betterment of the pageant.

Miss Universe started out only as a local beauty pageant competition back in 1952 but is now the most significant beauty pageant in the world. Celebrating its 61st year this December, the Miss Universe has been, still is, and will always be the most talked about beauty pageant all over the globe. The crowned winner of this annual event goes on to impart knowledge on how to control diseases, promote peace, and disseminate information about acquired immune deficiency syndrome or more popularly known as AIDS.


On June 28, 1952, it was was first held at Long Beach Municipal Auditorium in Long Beach, California. Founded by Pacific Mills, a California clothing company, the first edition had a total of 30 entrants. Armi Kuusela from Finland won the pageant. But she eventually gave up her crown to get married to a Filipino businessman, Virgilio Hilario. They married in Tokyo, honeymooned in Hawaii, and settled down in the Philippines. They had three sons and two daughters, all of which now live in different countries except one.

Miss Universe System Changes

In the past six decades, many changes have been implemented with the intention of bettering the pageant. Some of these changes are listed below:

  1. In 1960, a pageant interview questions and answers portion was added to determine the runners-up and the overall winner.
  2. From 1959-1963, the runners-up and winner were chosen straight from the Top 15.
  3. In the early years, the contestants who advanced were announced after the preliminary competition. But since 1965, the semi-finalists are announced only on the night of the main event. The semi-finalists then go on to compete in the swimsuit and evening gown portion for a chance to be in the Top 5.
  4. In 1969, Top 5 candidates were given final questions. This part was an on-and-off feature of the pageant until 1990 when it became permanent.
  5. In 1996, Donald Trump acquired the pageant. Trump is an American business tycoon and is also known for his reality show, “The Apprentice.”
  6. In 1998, Miss Universe Inc. was changed into Miss Universe Organization. Also, the headquarters moved from Los Angeles (the City of Angels) to New York (the Big Apple).
  7. In 2000, the interview portion was dropped.
  8. In 2003, instead of a Top 10, there was a Top 15. There was an elimination to make up the Top 10, and another for the Top 5.
  9. In 2006, twenty semi-finalists competed in the swimsuit portion. The 10 contestants that advanced proceeded to compete in the evening gown portion. Afterwards, the Top 5 was announced. They went on to compete in the interview portion.
  10. In 2011, for the first time, one of the 16 semi-finalists was selected through online voting.
  11. This year, transgender women have also been allowed to compete.

From its 1st edition to its 8th edition, the Miss Universe pageant was held at Long Beach Municipal Auditorium in Long Beach, California, U.S.A. It was then moved to the Miami Beach Auditorium in Miami, Florida, U.S.A. Not until its 21st edition was the pageant held in a different country. The first country to host the pageant besides the U.S.A. was Puerto Rico.

The country that offers the best possible venue and gives the most support to the Organization is chosen as the Host Site for the event. In the past 60 editions, the U.S.A had been the Host Site 31 times. There is a theory circulating that the chosen country to host has a subtle effect on the results of the pageant. According to the theory, the venue could set the tendency for the beauty preference of preliminary judges. This is due to the observation that most preliminary judges are local, or if not local, could be influenced by the local mood. The U.S.A. is currently leading in terms of titles won, with a total of 7. Venezuela is close behind with 6. Puerto Rico ranks third with 5.

Since 1952, four countries have always been represented. These are Canada, France, Germany and the U.S.A. Canada and France have already confirmed their candidates for this year’s pageant. The U.S.A. is yet to have its national pageant. Germany has not yet confirmed whether or not Isabel Gülck will compete.

Miss Universe Scoring System

The candidates that countries send to represent them usually go through pageants in major cities then on to national pageants. In 2000, Australia decided to put an end to its national pageants and have delegates chosen by a modeling agency instead. This is called “casting” and it is discouraged by the Organization. Regardless, Australian beauty Jennifer Hawkins, a “cast”, was crowned Miss Universe 2004. Oddly, after this win, Australia decided to hold national pageants again. They have not won another title since 2004.

Back in 1978, both the live audience and television viewers got to see how the judges voted through electronic voting. From 1990 to 2001, the judges’ individual scores were open for the viewing audience to see. As the contestants competed, the judges gave them each a score ranging from 1.0 to 9.99 into their computer terminals, 1.0 being the lowest and 9.99 being the highest. The judges’ names and scores could be seen on screen. The highest and lowest scores were removed, and then the scores left were averaged. But in 2002, individual judges’ scores became concealed again and only the average score is visible to the viewing audience at the present time. In 2007, the pageant decided to try a computer voting system. There is a team of three people who set up, keep up, and run the voting system. They are listed in credits as “Computer Score Operators.”

Miss Universe Qualifications of Candidates

Like any other beauty pageant, there are requirements that have to be met by the candidates for them to qualify. They have to be between the ages of 18 and 27 by February 1st of the year that they want to compete. A woman is only allowed to compete in the pageant once. Also, they must have never been married, never annulled a marriage, and never given birth to a child or parented a child. The crowned Miss Universe must remain single during her reign.

The Miss Universe Peace Crown

The Peace crown that was made for the pageant in 2009 by Diamond Nexus Labs, the first eco-friendly Official Jeweler of Miss Universe, was chosen over two other potential crowns (Hope and Unity) through online voting. The crown boasts over a thousand gorgeous gemstones and a series of beautiful lab-created rubies that symbolize the campaign to uphold HIV/AIDS awareness and education. The repeating oval pattern is meant to reflect regality and grace. Initially, the crown had 544.31 grams of 14k and 18k white gold and platinum. But weighing 627.53 grams (including the 83.22 g weight of the gemstones), the crown gave Miss Universe 2009 Stefania Fernandez headaches. To make the crown lighter, the top row of arches was removed.

Miss World Philippines

“Beauty in Giving” is the slogan of the national beauty pageant, Miss World Philippines, which selects the country’s representative for the 62-year-old Miss World pageant. This pageant was formed only a little more than a year ago, on January 25, 2011, but it has already done so much to prove that its slogan fits perfectly. I’m sure that people from the Tuloy Foundation, Inc. and PGH Medical Foundation, Inc. would agree with me. The mentioned charities are both beneficiaries of the said pageant.

Founding Pillars


The Tuloy Foundation, Inc. was started in 1993 with the purpose of taking poor, orphaned, abandoned and homeless children out of the streets and into the Tuloy village in southern Metro Manila. From having only 12 children when they began, this foundation has now helped more than 10,000 children. Fr. Marciano “Rocky” G. Evangelista, SDB, president and project director of the said foundation, has received multiple awards for his work. But according to him, his true trophies are the weapons made by street children and are voluntarily surrendered to him. This signifies their will to leave their past ways behind them and continue their lives in the Tuloy village. Appropriately, “tuloy” is a Filipino word which, among a few other interpretations, means “to continue.” That is exactly what the foundation helps children do by providing them with a place to stay, a chance to learn, and everything else they will need to succeed.

PGH Medical Foundation

The PGH Medical Foundation, Inc. is a philanthropic organization consisting of dedicated volunteers that help the less-privileged get medical attention. Services are provided by the Philippine General Hospital. Through millions of donations made by selfless people, this organization has launched countless projects. Gregorio T. Alvior, Jr., MD is the president of this goodhearted organization.

CQ Global Quest, Inc.

This prestigious pageant is being organized by CQ Global Quest, Inc., an event organizing company based in Pasay, Metro Manila and owned by Socorro Alicia “Cory” Quirino Rastrollo. She is the granddaughter of the 6th Philippine president, Elpidio Rivera Quirino. But Cory definitely has not lived in the shadow of her prominent grandfather. She has successfully made a name for herself as a tri-media personality.

Miss World Philippines Owned by Binibining Pilipinas?

The local franchise for Miss World used to belong to the Binibining Pilipinas Charities Incorporated (BPCI), headed by Stella Marquez. But last year, that

contract was ended by Julia Morley, president of the Miss World Organization. Julia personally awarded the franchise to Cory in Manila. She also made clear that her main reason for supporting a separate pageant is to be able to focus more on raising funds for their beneficiaries and no offense was intended to either BPCI or Stella Marquez.

The First Miss World Philippines

The very first Miss World Philippines was Gwendoline Ruais. She is remarkably beautiful. Imagine a blend of Filipina and French beauty, that’s her. She was crowned by Miss World 2010 Alexandria Mills on September 18 of 2010, at the Philippine International Convention Center, after besting 24 other gorgeous contestants. She was only 21 years old then. This lady, standing 5’11” tall, did not disappoint in the Miss World 2011 pageant last November 6 as she placed 1st Princess and won the title of Asia and Oceania Continental Queen.

Qualifications of Candidates

As in any pageant, there are requirements that the contestants have to meet to qualify for Miss World Philippines. Some of these requirements are:

  1. You must have good moral character, charm, poise, personality and beauty of face and figure.
  2. You must be compassionate, intelligent, and able to speak intelligently in public places.
  3. You must be a person whose background is not likely to bring into disrepute to the Miss World Philippines Beauty Pageant or the Miss World Title.
  4. You must be single, a female citizen of the Philippines, and not less than 17 years of age or more than 24 years and 364 days of age on the date of the Miss World Final in the relevant year.
  5. You must be at least 5 feet and 6 inches tall.
  6. You must never have been through any ceremony either valid or invalid, and whether civil, religious or tribal, which is recognized as a marriage ceremony in any part of the world.
  7. You must have never given birth to a child.
  8. If you are below 21 years of age, you are required to obtain your parent’s/legal guardian’s consent on the Official Contestant Entry Form.
  9. You must not be representing or have represented the Philippines in any international beauty competition/ contest/ pageant after winning any local and/or international beauty competition/contest/pageant.

Mutya ng Pilipinas

The Mutya ng Pilipinas pageant contest, was established in 1968, with Mary Jane de Joya as the very first Mutya ng Pilipinas, who competed at the very first Miss Asia Pageant held in Araneta Colesium.


The Filipino word ‘mutya’, which translates as ‘pearl’ or ‘jewel’, is certainly an appropriate term for the contestants that compete in the annual beauty pageant. But like every other prestigious competition, there are qualifications that have to be met for a woman to become the Mutya ng Pilipinas. I got these qualifications straight from the Mutya ng Pilipinas official website, where the application form is available.

Qualifications of Candidates

  1. The contestant must be a natural born female.
  2. The contestant must be at least a high school graduate.
  3. The contestant must be aged between 18 and 25.
  4. The contestant must be at least 5’5” tall.
  5. The contestant must have a beautiful face and figure.
  6. The contestant must have an outstanding personality.
  7. The contestant must be smart and witty.
  8. The contestant must have never been married.
  9. The contestant must have never given birth.
  10. The contestant must have at least one grandparent in the direct paternal or maternal line possessing Filipino citizenship.

Mutya ng Pilipinas: Beauty Tourism

What is a pageant without an advocacy? Mutya ng Pilipinas aims to promote “Beauty Tourism.” Basically, the goal is to show the beauty of the Philippines and make the country one of the most admired tourist destinations in the world. In line with this, the grand coronation ceremonies of recent years have been held in magnificent tourist destinations like Davao (where the highest mountain in the country, Mount Apo, is located), Subic (Zoobic Safari, anyone?), Aurora (thanks to its long coastline exposed to the Pacific Ocean, this is a surfer’s seventh heaven), and Puerto Princesa City (boasting the longest navigable underground river in the world). Mutya definitely matches its beautiful contestants with beautiful venues.

Let’s not forget about the people who make this beauty pageant competition possible. The current president of the Mutya ng Pilipinas organization is Miss Jacqueline Tan, the first female president of the organization. Additionally, she is the managing director of Sheridan Resorts and Hotels, which is the official resort home of Mutya. Together with an Executive Committee, Miss Tan manages the organization. Executive Committee Chairman Roberto de Venecia is the only remaining original member of the Board of Directors. The other original members have retired.

Mutya ng Pilipinas Abroad

Filipina women living abroad can also get in on the action. As long as they meet the requirements and can prove their Filipino ancestry by submitting a certified real copy of the birth certificate of either Filipino grandparents or parents, they are all welcome to join the competition. In fact, Mutya ng Pilipinas has ten affiliates.

  1. Mutya ng Pilipinas – Australia
  2. Mutya ng Pilipinas – Canada
  3. Mutya ng Pilipinas – East Coast, U.S.A.
  4. Mutya ng Pilipinas – Hawaii
  5. Mutya ng Pilipinas – Midwest, U.S.A.
  6. Mutya ng Pilipinas – Northern California, U.S.A.
  7. Mutya ng Pilipinas – Scandinavia
  8. Mutya ng Pilipinas – Southern California, U.S.A.
  9. Mutya ng Pilipinas – United Kingdom
  10. Mutya ng Pilipinas – West Europe

Mutya ng Pilipnas Changes on its Name

To be honest, I haven’t encountered any other pageant that has undergone more name changes and title name changes than Mutya ng Pilipinas. Naming the past winners would be tedious and confusing due to the differently named titles that have been given. But this is not the Mutya’s fault. It only changed its name so many times because Miss Asia Quest, the pageant where winners were sent to compete, also changed its name often. So, to keep things up-to-date, I will only mention the titles that were used last year and might possibly be used again this year. Mutya ng Pilipinas International, Mutya ng Pilipinas Tourism, and Mutya ng Pilipinas Overseas Communities are the main titles. But the 1st and 2nd runners-up are also acknowledged.

Let us all look forward to Mutya ng Pilipinas this year.

Binibining Pilipinas

Binibining Pilipinas, Miss Philippines if translated in English, is the most prestigious beauty pageant in the Philippines. Since its formation in 1964, this spectacle has produced two Miss Universe  winners. Namely, these two are Gloria Maria Aspillera Diaz, who became the first Filipino crowned as Miss Universe in 1969, and Maria Margarita Moran Roxas-Floriendo, granddaughter of former Philippine President Manuel Roxas was crowned in 1973.

BPCI founded by former Miss Columbia


Who would have ever thought that this national beauty pageant was formed because of a love between a man and a woman? Well, it’s sort of that way.

The Binibining Pilipinas Charities Incorporated, the non-stock and non-profit organization responsible for the annual pageant, was founded by Stella Marquez Zawadski-Araneta. She is a Colombian beauty of Spanish and Polish heritage. She certainly knows more than a thing or two about beauty pageants. She was crowned Miss Colombia, locally known as Señorita Colombia, in 1959. And on July 9, 1960, she proudly finished in the top 15 of the Miss Universe pageant. A little more than a month later, she competed in another major competition. She was crowned the first Miss International on August 12, 1960.

So, why would she form an organization which donates all the profits earned from the annual pageant to orphanages and day care centers in Manila? Why did she choose to help the Philippines? I asked myself these very questions. And the answer is, because she married a Filipino businessman named Jorge Araneta. They met, they fell in love, and they got married. If she had not met this man, BPCI would not exist.

Contribution to the pageant industry

This pageant chooses the representatives of the Philippines for two of the four major international pageants in the world, Miss Universe and Miss International. The other half of the “big four” in pageants is made up of Miss Earth and Miss World. Contestants for two minor global pageants, Miss Tourism Queen International and Miss Supranational, are also chosen through this national pageant.

Before Binibining Pilipinas was formed, the Miss Philippines pageant was responsible for choosing the country’s representative in Miss Universe. Don’t get confused. Miss Philippines and Binibining Pilipinas are two different pageants, although they are the English and Filipino equivalents of each other. The former was held before BPCI was formed. The latter is the current pageant that chooses the representative of the Philippines for the Miss Universe and is organized by BPCI.

Miss Philippines started in 1952 and ended after eleven fine years. Sorry to say, this competition did not produce any Miss Universe winners. But it did produce one Miss International, Gemma Teresa Cruz-Araneta in 1964. Binibining Pilipinas acquired the local franchise for Miss International in 1969 and has produced three winners since. These are Aurora McKenny Pijuan in 1970, Mimilanie “Melanie” Laurel Marquez-Lawyer in 1979, and Precious Lara San Agustin Quigaman in 2005. The Philippines has the second most number of wins in the Miss International pageant with a total of 4 wins, just behind Venezuela which has 6.

Binibining Pilipinas-International

In 1964, only the Binibining Pilipinas-Universe title was given whenever the pageant was held. The title was renamed Miss Philippines-Universe in 2010. The Binibining Pilipinas-International title debuted in 1968 and has been consistently awarded ever since. Another title was added in 1987. The Binibining Pilipinas-Tourism title has been given inconsistently since its introduction. Due to this inconsistency, there are less than 10 Binibining Pilipinas-Tourism winners.

  1. Marie Avon Boyle Garcia (1987)
  2. Maritoni Judith Macariola Daya (1988)
  3. Marichele Lising Cruz (1989)
  4. Milagros Javelosa (1990)
  5. Jeanette Fernando (1993)
  6. Sheila Marie Dizon (1994)
  7. Wendy Valdez (2005)
  8. Isabella Angela Catipunan Manjon (2011)
  9. Katrina Jayne Rivera Dimaranan (2012)

Binibining Pilipinas-Tourism and Supranational

BPCI acquired the local franchise for Miss Supranational on March 7, 2012. This beauty pageant is turning four years old on September 15 and it is run by the World Beauty Association. Since its formation in 2009, it has always been held in Plock, Poland. This year, it will be held in Poland once again. The first Filipina who competed for the Miss Supranational crown in 2011 was model Lourenz Grace Remetillo from Iligan, Lanao del Norte. BPCI has not yet confirmed its first representative for the pageant.

Binibining -Tourism and Binibining Pilipinas-Supranational will become as consistent as Binibining Pilipinas-International. Having four titles up for grabs instead of just one or two or three means more opportunities for the contestants.

Past titles being awarded before Binibining Pilipinas

If there were titles being added to the competition, there were also titles that have been removed. From 1992 to 2010, the Binibining Pilipinas-World existed. But in 2011, BPCI lost that franchise. Miss World is the oldest surviving major international

beauty pageant. It was created by Eric Morley in 1951, which makes it a year older than Miss Universe. It is based in the United Kingdom and the winner traditionally lives in London during her reign.

Julia Morley, Eric Morley’s wife, has been the president of the Miss World Organization since 2000. This was due to the passing of Eric Morley. Last year, a separate national pageant was granted the franchise for Miss World; this new

pageant is called Miss World Philippines and is headed by Socorro Alicia “Cory” Quirino Rastrollo. The first Miss World Philippines was Filipino-French national Gwendoline Ruais. She finished as 1st runner-up.

Other past titles that were given by the Binibining Pilipinas pageant are:

  1. Binibining Pilipinas-Maja International (1972-1992; 1995; 2004)
  2. Binibining Pilipinas-Young International (1970-1985)
  3. Miss World Peace (1973)
  4. Binibining Pilipinas Press Photography (1984)

Binibining Pilipinas Qualifications of Candidates

There are a few requirements that aspiring candidates have to meet to qualify for the pageant.

  1. You must be aged between 17 and 26 at the time of the pageant
  2. You must be single.
  3. You must have good moral character.
  4. You must be at least a high school graduate.
  5. You must be at least 5 feet and 5 inches tall.
  6. You must have a pleasing personality.