Photos by Bong Tan

After the disappointing non-placement at the Miss Universe 2022, the Philippines is now back at the drawing board and hopes for a spectacular comeback. The Miss Universe Philippines Organization has released the list of 40 finalists which includes several pageant veterans, a single mom and two current titleholders. There are three titles at stake in this year’s pageant the most coveted of which will allow the lucky winner to represent the Philippines at Miss Universe 2023 which will be held in El Salvador later this year. The two other crowns at stakes were not officially announced but some suspect they could be the Miss Supranational Philippines and Miss Charm Philippines titles.

Here is the complete list of the Miss Universe Philippines 2023 finalists:

Airissh Ramos

Alexandria Bautista Bollier

Avery Mariane Sucgang

Breanna Marie Evans

Christine Joyce Salcedo

Christiana Afia Yeboah

Chloei Darl Gabales

Christine Juliane Opiaza

Clariele Dacanay

Clare Sanchez Inso

Diane Mae Refugio

Dianne C. Padillo

Evangeline Fuentes

Hyra Desiree Betito

Iman Franchesca Cristal

Jan Mari Bordon

Jannarie Zarzoso

Joemay-an Leo

Kali Navea-Huff

Karen Joyce Olfato

Kimberlyn Jane Acob

Kimberly Escartin

Krishnah Marie Gravidez

Klyza Castro

Laicka Implamado

Layla Adriatico

Lesly Joy Sim

Louise Joy Gallardo

Mary Angelique Manto

Mary Eileen Palencia Gonzales

Michelle Dee

Nikki Justine Breedveld

Pauline Amelinckx

Princess Anne Marcos

Rein Hillary Carrascal

Samantha Alexandra Panlilio

Shayne Glenmae Maquiran

Vanessa Tse Wing

Vanessa Matzeit

Emmanuelle Fabienne Camcam