After weeks of training and activities, six women have finally been proclaimed as the Binibining Pilipinas 2018 queens in the grand coronation held last night at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Catriona Gray, Miss World 2016 and a professional model and musician, was named Miss Universe Philippines. She wowed the judges with her message to the women of war-torn Marawi. Rachel Peters, who finished in the top 10 of the Miss Universe 2017 pageant, crowned Gray.
Ma. Ahtisa Manalo, one of the youngest contestants in this batch, emerged as Binibining Pilipinas International. Mariel de Leon passed her crown to Manalo.
Jehza Mae Huelar bagged the Binibining Pilipinas Supranational title. This was the third time Huelar joined the pageant. Chanel Olive Thomas, who finished in the Top 10 of the Miss Suparanational pageant, crowned Huelar.
Registered nurse and law student Eva Psychee Patalinjug was crowned Binibining Pilipinas Grand International. Elizabeth Clenci, who emerged second runner up in Miss Grand International, passed her crown to Patalinjug.
Karen Gallman was named Binibining Pilipinas Intercontinental. Katarina Rodriguez, 2017’s Miss Intercontinental 1st Runner-up, passed her title to Gallman.
Kapamilya actress Vickie Rushton emerged as first runner up.
Meanwhile, competitive dancer Samantha Bernardo was named second runner up.
Aside from the much-awaited crowning moment, here are other sexiest moments from the night that was:
Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach hosted the ceremony (‘nuff said):
This year’s Top 25 in their sunshiny swimwear:
Even the opening number was a delight to watch!
Good luck on your future endeavours, new queens!