Binibining Pilipinas 2009 Candidates


Rich Asuncion of Starstruck is one of the candidates for Binibining Pilipinas 2009.

The twenty-four (24) official candidates for Binibining Pilipinas 2009 have been announced to the press yesterday at the Gateway Cinema, Araneta Center in Quezon City.

The 24 lovely candidates will participate in various month-long activities and compete for three major titles at stake: Binibining Pilipinas-World 2009, Binibining Pilipinas-Universe 2009 and Binibining Pilipinas-International 2009.

The three winners of the major titles will each represent the Philippines in international beauty pageants such as Miss Universe sometime in July, Miss International in Macau on October and Miss World late this year.

Some of the 24 presented contestants for Binibining Pilipinas 2009 are familiar faces in the showbiz industry such as Starstruck's Rich Asuncion using her real name Richell Angalot, Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition Plus ex-housemate Priscilla Navidad and Paolo Bediones' girlfriend Abigail 'Abby' Cruz.

Boholana Rich, who just turned 20 last January 22, was First Princess in Starstruck Season 4: The Next Level and was last seen in the TV series LaLola which had its finale last night. She was also one of FHM's 100 Sexiest Women for 2008 (#94).

Priscilla Navidad, 18 from Davao, was Pinoy Big Brother's deaf-dreamer from Davao and an experienced beauty pageant contestant. She was Miss Teen Mindanao 2007 and Miss Teen Philippines International 2006 1st Runner Up.

Abby already joined Binibining Pilipinas in 2007 where she finished 2nd Runner Up and took home the Best in Swimsuit award. Abby and Paolo are "on" for almost two years already.

Aside from Abby, three other are comebacking candidates: Jaysel Arrozal, a Top 10 Semi-Finalist in Binibining Pilipinas 2008, Marie-Ann Umali (Binibining Pilipinas 2006 Top 10 Semi-Finalist and Keann Mallari (Binibining Pilipinas 2007 Top 13 Semi-Finalists).

One of the candidates made a crossover, from the rival Miss Philippines Earth pageant just like Carlene Aguilar in 2005 and Nadia Lee Shami in 2007.

April Love Antolo Jordan was a semi-finalist in Miss Philippines-Earth 2006, 2nd Runner Up in Mutya ng Pilipinas 2006 and represented the country in Miss Tourism Queen of the Year International 2006 in Malaysia where she received Miss Secret Charm title.

The coronation night for Binibining Pilipinas 2009 will be held on March 7, 2009 at the Araneta Coliseum.

Here's the official 24 candidates for Binibining Pilipinas 2009:

Ma. Paula Bianca Paz
Mary Jane dela Cruz
Jaysel Arrozal
Regina Hahn
Richell Angalot a.k.a. Rich Asuncion
Mary Tifanny Jones
Vanessa Johnson
Melody Gersbach
Priscilla Navidad
Abigail Lesley Cruz a.k.a. Abby Cruz
Diana Arevalo
Barbara Salvador
Marie Ann Umali
Hazel Sutch
Cheryl Oliveros
Carishiela May Kaujpers
Keann Mallari
Marie Loraine de Guzman
April Love Jordan
Stephanie Sineres
Priscila Mae Honorio
Sandras Inez Seifert
Pamela Bianca Manalo
Gizelle Jasmin Rivamonte

About M.I.

Mykiru is an entertainment blogger, having been named as one of the Top 10 Pinoy Showbiz Resources in the Philippines. For a decade now, has been delivering the latest, the hottest and most trending issues in the country.

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