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The Philippine’s premier beauty pageant concluded last night with four women crowned with prestigious titles. Contestant No. 23 Nicole Yance Borromeo representing Cebu was crowned as Bb. Pilipinas International title earning her the right to represent the Philippines at the Miss International 2023 pageant. The other winners were Gabrielle Camille Basiano (Borongan, Eastern Samar) who took the Bb. Pilipinas-Intercontinental title, Chelsea Lovely Fernandez (Tacloban City) who was crowned Bb. Pilipinas Globe and Roberta Angela Tamondong (San Pablo, Laguna) who was named Bb. Pilipinas Grand International. Herlene Nicole Budol (Angono, Rizal) was the first runner-up while Stacey Daniella Gabriel (Cainta, Rizal) was the second runner-up.

Missosology was able to predict the Top 4 titleholders albeit with shuffled titles. READ Missosology’s Bb. Pilipinas 2022 Final Hot Picks.

Making it to the Top 12 are:

Bb. #5 Iloilo City – Karen Laurrie Mendoza
Bb. #25 Bataan – Annalena Valencia Lakrini
Bb. #31 Laguna – Yllana Marie Aduana
Bb. #32 Batangas – Anna Carres De Mesa
Bb. #35 Nueva Ecija – Diana Mackey
Bb. #39 Tarlac Province – Jasmine Omay

This year’s Bb. Pilipinas pageant was held at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City. Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray and Nicole Cordoves served as main presenters together with Edward Barber and Samantha Bernardo. Popular P-pop band SB19 graced the opening number while singer/actress Maymay Entrata sang her popular song during the swimsuit competition.