Text by R. Galvez [@the4ofustraveling] / Graphics by Michael Ralph Montejo [@michaelralphmontejo]

On July 31st, 40 stunning women representing various towns, cities and provinces across the Philippine archipelago will converge at the Smart Araneta Coliseum and compete for the ultimate prize – the Bb. Pilipinas International crown! I’m sure a lot of fans missed the 90s when Bb. Pilipinas had three prestigious titles. Still, the pageant retains its image as one of the prestigious and most awaited pageants in the Philippines thanks to its long and rich history.

This year’s competition is a bit tough to predict. The pre-finals special awards offer little clues – if any – on who are the frontrunners. However, after following closely and covering extensively the pageant, Missosology’s correspondents and beauty experts gave each candidate a score. The contestants’ average scores were tallied and the final ranking was ascertained. The results are as follows:

Bb. Pilipinas International – Chelsea Fernandez

Bb. Pilipinas Intercontinental – Roberta Tamondong

Bb. Pilipinas Globe – Gabrielle Basiano

Bb. Pilipinas Grand – Nicole Borromeo

1st runner-up – Karen Laurrie Mendoza

2nd runner-up – Diana Mackey

7.         Annalena Lakrini

8.           Cyrille Payumo

9.           Christine Opiaza

10.         Stacey Daniella Gabriel

11.         Fatima Kate Bisan

12.       Herlene Nicole Budol

13.         Jashmin Lyn Dimaculangan

14.         Elda Aznar

15.         Jasmine Omay

16.         Graciella Lehmann