Bb. Pilipinas 2013 Official Candidates

On February 21, the final screening of candidates for the 2013 Binibining Pilipinas, a very auspicious edition being the pageant’s Golden Anniversary., pageant was held at Gateway Suites, Quezon City.
 Seventy aspirants who were called back from the preliminary screenings last February 11 to 13 were cut down to 50.

According to OPMB Worldwide, some of the judges who determined the final 50 contestants were:

  • ABS-CBN Special Projects head Chit Guerrero
  • ABS-CBN head writer Chris Violago
  • Miss Universe 2010 4th runner-up Venus Raj
  • Miss Universe 2011 3rd runner-up Shamcey Supsup
  • Miss Universe 2012 first runner-up Janine Tugonon (she was also unveiled today as one of the new Pond's ambassadors)
The names of the chosen ladies below are presented at random. Their assigned numbers will follow in a day or two.
1. Ria Rabajante
Age : 23 years old
Hometown : Pasig City
School : Assumption College
Other info : Ria is a creative photographer.

2. Ma. Bencelle Bianzon
Age : 23 years old
Hometown : Iloilo City
School : University of Santo Tomas (UST)
Other info : Bencelle is a proud Philippine Army reservist.

3. Zandra Flores
Age : 24 years old
Hometown : Pangasinan
School : University of Bradford (England)
Other info : Zandra is a young entrepreneur. She became independent at the age of 18.

4. Nicole Kim Donesa
Age : 18 years old
Hometown : Quezon City
School : John F. Kennedy High School (Fremont, CA)
Other info : Ico sings Broadway and classical opera songs.

5. Maria Sofia Gloria Mustonen
Age : 23 years old
Hometown : Antique
School : De La Salle College of St. Benilde
Other info : Sofia has represented both the national teams of the Philippines and Finland in football.

6. Yvette Chantal Mildenberger
Age : 19 years old
Hometown : Legazpi City, Albay
School : Aquinas University of Legazpi
Other info : Yvi loves animals and strongly supports PETA.

7. Maria Ivy Kristel Gonzales
Age: 24 years old
Hometown : Quezon City
School: Ateneo Law School
Other info : Ivy has high regard for single parents because she knows how hard it is to raise their children alone. Her mother died during child birth.

8. Abbygale Monderin
Age : 20 years old
Hometown : Antipolo City
School : World Citi Colleges
Other Info : Abby likes reading inspirational books. She's a Sunday School teacher.

9. Katherine Anne Enriquez
Age : 22 years old
Hometown : San Mateo, Rizal
School : College of the Holy Spirit
Other info : Kate is an only child. She used to serve as lector in their church during masses.

10. Anna Carmela Aquino
Age : 22 years old
Hometown : Taytay, Rizal
School : Philippine Normal University
Other info : Carmela is a HS Math teacher and DepEd writer.

11. Ana Carmina Antonio
Age : 22 years old
Hometown : Isabela
School : OB Montessori Greenhills
Other info : Carmina has been studying magic tricks and hand and eye illusions.

12. Camille Carla Nazar
Age : 23 years old
Hometown : San Miguel, Bulacan
School : Bulacan Agricultural State College
Other info : Camille is a farmer pursuing to be n educator. A beauty queen educator.

13. Charmaine Elima
Age : 20 years old
Hometown : Binangonan, Rizal
School : Siena College of Taytay
Other Info : Maine is a consistent honor student. She plays the keyboard / organ.

14. Mary Rose Pujanes
Age: 20 years old
Hometown : Sto. Tomas, Batangas
School : First Asia Institute of Technology and Humanities
Other info : Rose is a very adventurous person.

15. Pia Wurtzbach
Pia Wurtzbach (a.k.a. Pia Romero) of Cagayan de Oro, a 5’8” 23-year-old graduate of Professional Culinary from Center for Asian Culinary Studies and a member of ABS-CBN’s Star Circle Batch 11 who has appeared in several TV shows.

16. Joanna Cindy Miranda
Cindy Miranda, 23, 5’9” from Nueva Ecija, a UST cum laude B.S. Tourism graduate, and former Miss Teen Philippines Region I, Miss Philippines Earth Baguio 2008, Miss Tourism Ambassadress Baguio 2008, Miss Camp 2010 and Miss Ideal Thomasian Personalities 2010 1st runner-up (representing Tourism and Hospitality Management; Janine Tugonon won the pageant). She was one of the sexy 3Gs Unofficial Housemates of the ABS-CBN reality-TV show PBB Unlimited in 2011 and a co-host of Willie Revillame’s TV5 show Wil Time Bigtime from (retitled Wowowillie which premieres today at its new home in the former Delta Theater).

17. Carin Adrianne Ramos
Age : 24 years old
Hometown : San Pedro, Laguna
Other info : Carin is a registered nurse. She worked for 2 years in a general ward and emergency room.

18. Christine Paula Love Bernasor
Age : 25 years old
Hometown : Ormoc City
Other info : Paula is an Ormoc flash flood survivor.

19. Hannah Ruth Sison
Age : 24 years old
Hometown : Ilocos Sur
School : De La Salle College of St. Benilde
Other info : Hannah teaches graphics and multimedia arts in CSB.

20. Bea Rose Santiago
Age : 22 years old
Honetown : Masbate
School : York University (Toronto)
Other info : Bea loves to travel. Once, she was in 12 cities in 2 countries, in just 2 months.

21. Lourenz Grace Remetillo
Age : 24 years old
Hometown : Iligan City
School : Iligan Computer Institute
Other info : Lourenz went to Manila hardly knowing anyone. She almost slept on the road until someone offered her a place to stay.

22. Ellore Noelle Punzalan
Age : 25 years old
Hometown : Las Pinas City
Other info : Ellore is taking up Medicine.

23. Leona Paula Santicruz
Age : 21 years old
Hometown : Sampaloc, Manila
Other info : Pau is a BS International Relations graduate.

24. Cassandra Naidas
Age : 22 years old
Hometown : Antipolo, Rizal
School : De La Salle University
Other info : Cassy was born in the US but was raised here in the Philippines. Her mother is Korean.

25. Merry Joyce Respicio
Age : 18 years old
Hometown : Pasig City
Other info : Joyce's first pageant was in their barangay, which she lost.

26. Anna Fernandina Buquid
Age : 22 years old
Hometown : La Loma, Quezon City
School : De La Salle College of St. Benilde
Other info : Dindi plays basketball, volleyball, airsoft and ultimate frisbee.

27. Vania Valiry Vispo
Age : 24 years old
Hometown : Tanauan, Batangas
Other info : Val has been joining beauty pageants but it has always been her dream to join Binibini.

28. Mercegrace Raquel
Age : 19 years old
Hometown : Nueva Ecija
Other info : Merce has won several awards in Math and Science quiz bees. She's taking up BS Math and Science teaching.

29. Pauline Quintas
Age : 18 years old
Hometown : Antipolo City
Other info : Pauline started modelling at an early age to help her family.

30. Maria Theresa Gorgonio
Age : 24 years old
Hometown : Cebu City
Other info : Matet's hobbies include reading and photography.

31. Maria Angelica De Leon
Mariel de Leon, 19, 5’8” tall, the daughter of Christopher de Leon and Sandy Andolong was among the last ladies to apply during the supposedly last screening day. Observers present at the screening praised her for having a very pretty face.

32. Cindy Abundabar
Age : 24 years old
Hometown : Camarines Sur
Other info : Cindy is a fan of TV series, be it English, Filipino or Korean.

33. Parul Shah
Age : 24 years old
Hometown : Baguio City
Other info : Parul was born in Dubai. Her father is Indian.

34. Grace Yann Apuad
Age : 25 years old
Hometown : Agusan del Sur
Other Info : Shan joined the Supermodel of the World - Philippines at age 14.

35. Theresa Marie Fenger
After Theresa Fenger (she formally backed out instead of getting disqualified) became Maxine Medina 2.0, here comes KC Gonzalez Cajandig (she’s all set to replace Theresa) taking on the tag of Ayelee Marie Dasalla 2.0. Hailing from General Santos City, KC was scouted for Bb. Pilipinas 2013 by fashion designer Jontie Martinez who now has two ladies in official contention (the other one being #22 Ellore Punzalan).

36. Angel May Villafuerte
Age : 21 years old
Hometown : Naga City
Other info : Angel strongly supports the Kariton Movement.

37. Ma. Teresita Alaine Baccay
Age : 22 years old
Hometown : Sta. Rosa, Laguna
Other info : Mat once had a gay boyfriend. He is one of her best buddies now.

38. Mariz Ong
Age : 21 years old
Hometown : Isabela
Other info : Mariz was adopted twice, by 2 different set of parents. She met her biological mother just this January, after so many years.

39. Mutya Johanna Datul
Age : 20 years old
Hometown : Isabela
Other info : Mutya was born and raised in a humble and remote place in Isabela.

40. Jan Helen Villanueva
Age : 20 years old
Hometown : Norzagaray, Bulacan
Other info : She has the habit of always pointing her toes.

41. Ariella Arida
Age : 24 years ols
Hometown : Alaminos, Laguna
Other info : Ara loves to be outdoors, especially the beach.

42. Jacqueline Alexandra Mayoralgo
Age : 24 years old.
Hometown : Makati City
Other info : Jam is a professional singer.

43. Rhea Nakpil
Rea Nakpil, 23, a Starstruck Batch 3 Avenger and has appeared in various TV shows on GMA.

44. Gabrielle Monique Runnstrom
Age : 19 years old
Honeown : Las Pinas City
Other info : Gaby dances the flamenco.

45. Imelda Schweighart
Age : 17 years old
Hometown : Puerto Princesa
Other info : As a teenager who's active in showbiz at an early age, Imelda wants to continue improving her skills in acting, singing, hosting and dancing.

46. Amanda Noelle Navasero
Age : 21 years old
Hometown : Makati City
School : De La Salle College of St. Benilde
Other info : This is Mandy's first time to join a beauty pageant.

47. Aiyana Mikiewicz
Age : 23 years old
Hometown : La Union
School : St. Louis University
Other info : Binibini is her 9th beauty pageant.

48. Angeli Dione Gomez
Age : 19 years old
Hometown : Cebu
Other info : Ange is into flow arts like poi, hoops, and contact juggling.

49. Herlie Kim Artugue
Age : 22
Hometown : Cebu City
School : University of San Carlos
Other info : Herlie considers herself a "mood artist" - her art depicts her current mood.

50. Ma. Cristina Ann Pascual
Age : 21 years old
Honetown : Taytay, Rizal
Other info : Pageant aficionados say that she resembles the late Melody Gersbach.

The 2013 Binibining Pilipinas coronation night will be on April 14, simulcast live over ABS-CBN. Three women will be crowned: Miss Universe-Philippines, Binibining Pilipinas-International, and Binibining Pilipinas-Tourism.

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