Binibining Pilipinas, the country’s most prestigious beauty pageant, proclaimed its new queens for 2014 in a glamorous, highly-charged show at the Smart Araneta Coliseum last March 30.
The pageant was a star-studded affair with the participation of Miss Universe 2013 Gabriela Isler and Russian singer-songwriter Emin. Gabriela led this year’s Board of Judges, while Emin serenaded the candidates with his hits. ABS-CBN stars Xian Lim and Anne Curtis, and beauty queens Shamcey Supsup, Venus Raj, and Janine Tugonon hosted the event.
The 2014 Binibining Pilipinas Queens are:
Mary Jean Lastimosa, Miss Universe Philippines 2014
Mary Anne Bianca Guidotti, Binibining Pilipinas International 2014
Yvethe Marie Santiago, Binibining Pilipinas Supranational 2014
Kris Tiffany Janson, Binibining Pilipinas Intercontinental 2014
Parul Shah, Binibining Pilipinas Tourism 2014
Laura Victoria Lehmann, Binibining Pilipinas 2014 1st Runner Up
Hannah Ruth Sison, Binibining Pilipinas 2014 2nd Runner Up
Rounding up the Top 15 Semifinalists were Julian Aurine Flores, Joanna Angelica Romero, Pia Wurtzbach, Emma Mary Tiglao, Zahara Mae Soriano, Mae Liezel Ramos, Kenneth Santiago, Nichole Marie Manalo.
The candidates who received special awards were:
BEST IN NATIONAL COSTUME: Kris Tiffany Janson
MISS TALENT: Gabrielle Erika Tilokani
BEST IN SWIMSUIT: Mary Jean Lastimosa
BEST IN LONG GOWN: Mary Anne Bianca Guidotti
MISS PHOTOGENIC: Kris Tiffany Janson
MISS FRIENDSHIP: Racquel Kabigting
MISS CREAM SILK: Yvethe Marie Santiago
MISS PHILIPPINE AIRLINES: Pia Wurtzbach
SHE’S SO JAG AWARD: Pia Wurtzbach
MANILA BULLETIN READER’S CHOICE AWARD: Ladylyn Riva
BB. AVON: Yvethe Marie Santiago
This year’s queens will try to match, or even exceed the back-to-back victories of Miss Universe 2013 3rd runner up Ariella Arida, Miss International 2013 Bea Rose Santiago, Miss Supranational 2013 Mutya Johanna Datul, and Miss Tourism Queen International 2013 Finalist Cindy Miranda, in their respective pageants.