After months of screening, 30 candidates have been chosen for Slimmers World Miss Bikini Philippines 2016, as the competition continues to bring out the best bikini figures in the country on its 9th year.

The competition opened with a press launch and pre-pageant held Sunday, May 15 at the Diamond Hotel Manila. The candidates were judges in swimwear and evening gown, as well as the creative pose competition. Missosology correspondent Makoy Manlapaz sat as one of the judges.

Winners of sponsor awards. Photo by Bong Tan

The candidates are housed together and will be undertaking a regimen implemented by certified physical therapists, licensed nutritionists and dietitians from Slimmers World. This ensures that all candidates are well-prepared for the Grand Coronation Night set for May 20 at the Newport Performing Arts Theater in Resorts World Manila.

Missosology is among the official media partners of this event. (Photos by Drew Francisco/Missosology.Org)