50 Binibining Pilipinas candidates named

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Feb 21 2013 11:18 PM | Updated as of Feb 22 2013 06:31 PM

MANILA, Philippines -- After rigorous screening, the Binibining Pilipinas organization has narrowed down the list to 50 candidates who will vie for the title in 50th edition of the national pageant in April.

Binibining Pilipinas hopefuls during the final screening held Thursday night in Quezon City.


Out of some 150 women who auditioned, the screening committee trimmed the number of hopefuls to 70.

On Thursday in Quezon City, 20 more were cut, leading to the final line-up of candidates who will compete for the Binibining Pilipinas-Universe crown on April 14.

Two more titles -- Bb. Pilipinas-International and Bb. Pilipinas-Tourism Queen International -- will be awarded at the coronation night.

Binibining Pilipinas hopefuls during the final screening held Thursday night in Quezon City.
 
Binibining Pilipinas hopefuls during the final screening held Thursday night in Quezon City.


Screening the candidates on Thursday night were Binibining Pilipinas pageant organizer Stella Marquez-Araneta, and Filipina Miss Universe runners-up Venjus Raj, Shamcey Supsup and Janine Tugonon, among others.

Included in the 50 who will compete at the 50th Binibining Pilipinas pageant are the daughter of actor Christopher de Leon, Maria Angelica; ABS-CBN Star Magic talent Pia Wurtzbach; reigning Miss Mandaluyong Charmaine Elima; TV host Joanna Cindy Miranda; and Viva talent Imelda Schweighart.

Here is the full list of candidates:

Krisma Pascual
Anna Buquid
Cass Naidas
AJ Mickiewicz
Amanda Navasero
Mariel de Leon
Ria Ravajante
Pia Wurtzbach
Angeli Gomez
Theresa Fenger
Parul Shah
Merry Joyce Respicio
Mary Rose Pujanes
Kim Artugue
Bea Santiago
Leona Santicruz
Mariz Ong
Valiry Vispo
Mercegrace Raquel
Carin Ramos
Jacqueline Mayoralgo
Charmaine Elima
Anna Aquino
Bence Bianzon
Lourenz Remedillo
Matet Gorgonio
Yvette Mildenberger
Nicole Damiesa
Ivy Gonzales
Hannah Sison
Alaine Baccay
Katherine Enriquez
Zandra Flores
Angel Villafuerte
Maria Gloria Mustonen
Noelle Punzalan
Cindy Abundadar
Camille Nazar
Mutya Datul
Abby Monderin
Grace Yann Apuad
Pauline Quintas
Imee Schweighart
Ariela Arida
Cindy Miranda
Jen Villanueva
Anna Carmina Antonio
Rhea Nakpil