Binibining Pilipinas 2011 has 40 official contestants | Too many or just fine?

Binibining Pilipinas Charities Inc. (BPCI) has announced the Top 40 official contestants for its Binibining Pilipinas 2011 pageant.

Those forty (40) Bb. Pilipinas candidates were selected from the Top 50 candidates announced last Tuesday and from 4 more "pahabol" applicants who were screened the following days.

The decision to select 40 instead of the usual 24 was made due to strong line-up of applicants this year.

It's actually generally favorable because it will make Binibining Pilipinas 2011 pageant a lot more exciting. The competition will be really tough and with many candidates competing, the results will be very unpredictable.

I have learned that it was ABS-CBN who came up with the idea of choosing 40 instead of 24. And BPCI agreed.

Thanks ABS-CBN! I was only hoping for 30 to make sure all my favorites will be "in", but they made it 40. Love it!

Watch videos of the announcement, held at the Gateway Suites yesterday: (courtesy of OPMB Worldwide)

[Vote for your favorites at Mykiru's Fun Poll]

Angelia Ong, 20, Manila
Arabella "Ara" Hanesh, 24, Urdaneta City, Pangasinan
Camille Alexis Baltazar, 20, Las Pinas City
Carla Lacson, 22, La Union
Carolyn Ty, 24, Quezon City
Diana Arevalo, 22, Batangas City Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro
Diane Necio, 18, Legazpi City, Albay
Elizabeth Clenci, 20, Australia
Gianna Therese Quintos, 24, Caloocan City
Glennifer Perido, 21, Sta. Rosa City, Laguna
Grendel Alvarado, 26, Iloilo City Bacolod City, Negros Occidental
Hazelyn Santos, 22, Manila
Isabella Manjon, 23, Manila
Janine Tugonon, 21, Balanga City, Bataan
Jenette Mieko Noguchi aka Jet Noguchi, 23, Palo Alto City, California
Jenilyn Olivar aka Jhenn Olivar, 25, Quezon City
Jenn Roe Gubat, 20, Malolos City, Bulacan
Jennielyn Natividad, 22, Batangas City
Kathleen Subijano aka Cai Subijano, 23, Woodland Hills, California
Kenneth Shane Dimaapi, 20, Plaridel, Bulacan
Krystle Ann Grant aka Krystle Dizon, 23, Hayward California
Ladylyn Riva, 23, Nabas, Aklan
Luzelle Felipe, 18, Hagonoy, Bulacan
Ma. Kristina May Marasigan aka Tina Marasigan, 22, Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija
Ma. Paula Bianca Paz, 22, Baguio City
Marish Alyssa Marquinez, 21, Angeles City, Pampanga
Martha Chloe McCulley aka Chloe Dauden, 23, Pasay City
Mary Jean Lastimosa aka MJ Lastimosa, 23, Manila
Patricia Marie Tumulak, 22, Manila
Paula Camille Figueroas, 24, Marikina City
Queenierich Rehman aka Queenie Rehman, 22, Pasay City
Roxanne Cabañero, 24, Davao
Sabrinne Al-Tawil, 21, Bacolod City, Negros Occidental
Samantha Purvor, 23, Quezon City
Sarah Nicole Clenci, 17, Australia
Shamcey Supsup, 24, Iligan City, Lanao del Norte
Suzette Hernandez, 24, Batangas*
Teresa Pamela Ludovice, 22, Manila
Wendy Lunas, 20, Jones, Isabela
Zephorah Mayor aka Zara Aldana, 20, Las Pinas City

*Suzette Hernandez, 1st Runner Up in the Mutya Ng Pilipinas 2010, was among the "pahabol" candidates.


The Eliminated Candidates:

Carl Crystle delos Reyes
Christine Adi
Dane Umali
Dindi Joy Pajares
Girle Lero
Jaine Hidalgo
Lara Marcelo
Ma. Zhareal Oliveros
Monique Teruelle Manuel
Renee Houssani
Joanna Tuazon

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4 Comment(s):

  1. Miss Diana Arevalo is representing Oriental Mindoro not Batangas City..

  2. WELCOMEPHILIPPINES2008February 18, 2011 at 7:56 PM


  3. Angelia Ong from Iloilo city po sya...a model & tv host.... top60 starstruck 5 a.k.a "Gab Ong"

  4. Ang pangit ng production ngayon.. hindi maganda yung pag gamit ng ilaw.. ang dilim...! this is a beauty pageant and not a stage play!