One day to go and a new set of Bb Pilipinas queens will be crowned. There are big shoes to fill for the next titleholders following Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach’s victory in Miss Universe, Ann Colis’ win in Miss Globe and the runners-up and semifinals placements in other pageants.

Who among this year’s set of candidates have what it takes to keep the winning streak going for the Philippines? Check our our final picks for the titles at stake.


Miss Universe Philippines: Nichole Marie Manalo
Back in 2014, many thought Nichole would only get a free pass for being the sister of two former titlists: Katherine Manalo (Bb Pilipinas-World 2002) and Pamela Bianca Manalo (Bb Pilipinas-Universe 2009). She made it to the Top 15 but failed to win a crown.

Fast forward to 2016, Nichole came back stronger than ever. The glowing aura and well-shaped body is still there, but Nichole gained more confidence now. She remains unstoppable on the runway. She has gained more supporters, too. Nichole’s determination is very evident through the transformation that she had been through, just to achieve the winning look. You just can’t deny she’s hungry for a win and we might just see her wearing the most coveted crown.

Bb Pilipinas International: Kylie Verzosa
Also one of the top favorites to win is another returning candidate. Kylie has the natural charm and sex appeal that make her standout.

Compared to last year, her pre-pageant performances have improved. Her national costume performance was phenomenal, despite her not making it to the Top 6. Her modeling experience, good communication skills and academic background for sure would be of great help. We definitely see her doing well in the Miss International pageant, where her innocent yet captivating beauty will be greatly appreciated.

Bb Pilipinas Supranational: Maria Gigante
Her face and smile are being compared to Mary Jean Lastimosa (Miss Universe Philippines 2014), but for us Maria is incomparable. For a BBP first-timer, Maria could be considered a complete package. She also has the commanding presence that will work well in the Miss Supranational stage.

Bb Pilipinas Intercontinental: Maria Mika Maxine Medina
Just just can deny the sophistication and regal bearing of Maxine. With her polished walk and queenly aura, you wont believe this is just her first time to join BBP. She is among the most consistent girls in the competition. We could see her winning the country’s first Miss Intercontinental crown.

Bb Pilipinas Globe: Nicole Cordoves
This girl is peaking at the right time! She started out as a diamond waiting to be polished, but as the finals draw nearer, Nicole has transformed into a shining gem. She had one of the best performances in the fashion show and national costume presentation. She was also one of the standouts during the Parade of Beauties. Add to that her impressive scholastic record, it won’t be a surprise to see her making it to the top.

Bb Pilipinas Grand: Angelique Celine De Leon
After missing the cut in 2014, Angelique came back this year stronger and better. She has perfected her styling, she has gained more confidence and now has a lot of supporters to back her up. After Parul Shah’s thrid runner-up finish in this newbie Thailand-based pageant, we believe Angelique could keep that momentum going.

Runner-up: Dindi Joy Pajares
A girl with killer curves and great stage presence, this former Miss Philippines Earth candidate will surely give the other girls a run for their money.

8: Apriel Smith
9: Joanna Eden
10: Angela Lauren Fernando
11: Jennifer Hammond
12: Maria Lina Prongoso
13: Angelica Alita
14: Jeslyn Santos
15: Jessica Gonzales

16: Paula Rich Bartolome
17: Anjellica Lopez
18: Vina Openiano
19: Kristine Estoque
20: Jezha Huelar


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