Binibining Pilipinas 2022: Here are our favorite looks seen at the pageant’s Grand Santacruzan

Published May 15, 2022, 7:02 AM

by John Legaspi

These candidates look stunning!

Every May, the Philippines celebrates the Santacruzan, which puts in the spotlight its devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary. Young Filipinas called sagalas grace the streets dressed in their most elegant as they represent Marian figures and other biblical characters under floral-decorated arches. This procession tells the story of how Queen Helena, the mother of Eastern Roman Emperor Constantine, found the Holy Cross during a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. The procession depicts Queen Helena (or Reina Elena) holding a crucifix and accompanied by her young son. They are joined in the procession by other women who represent other important biblical characters like Queen Esther, Veronica, Mary Magdalene, and others.

As time passes, this traditional event became an avenue for Filipino fashion creatives to demonstrate their craft by making the most elaborate garbs and ternos, ultimately, creating a display that is all about local artistry and the beauty of the Filipina. This is how Binibining Pilipinas kicks off its pageant activities.

On May 14, 40 Binibining Pilipinas 2022 candidates paraded around Araneta City donning elaborate Filipiniana-inspired gowns in their corresponding religious titles. Joining them are the pageant’s reigning queens and Miss International 2005 Lara Quigaman.

Below are some of our favorite looks we’ve seen during Binibining Pilipinas 2022’s Grand Santacruzan:

Bb. 2 Krizzia Lynn O. Brown

Designer: Reynold Tenerife

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Bb. 5 Karen Laurrie Mendoza

Designer: Jerome Navarro

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Bb. 8 Nicole Budol

Designer: Geronie Lebora

Photo from Binibining Pilipinas/Facebook

Bb. 10 Fatima Kate Bisan

Designer: Garvy Molinos Terrado

Photo from Binibining Pilipinas/Facebook

Bb. 15 Nyca Mae D. Bernardo

Designer: James Peter Manalo

Photo from Binibining Pilipinas/Facebook

Bb. 17 Chelsea Fernandez

Designer: Marbin Garcia

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Bb. 18 Ma. Isabela David

Designer: Michael Bongga

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Bb. 19 Ira Patricia Malaluan

Designer: Benedick L. Eroa

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Bb. 21 Grace Elizabeth Mendoza

Designer: Chico Estina

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Bb. 24 Patricia Go

Designer: Ehrran Montoya

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Bb. 25 Anna Valencia Lakrini

Designer: Louis Pangilinan

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Bb. 26 Cyrille D. Payumo

Designer: Rich Sabinian

Photo from Binibining Pilipinas/Facebook

Bb. 33 Mary Justinne Punsalang

Designer: Richie Bondoc

Photo from Binibining Pilipinas/Facebook

Bb. 34 Christine Juliane Opiaza

Designer: Francis Deney Lee

Photo from Binibining Pilipinas/Facebook

Bb. 35 Diana Mackey

Designer: Jomar Peralta

Photo from Binibining Pilipinas/Facebook

Bb. 37 Eiffel Rosalita

Designer: Geronica Labora

Photo from Binibining Pilipinas/Facebook

Bb. 39 Jasmine Omay

Designer: Rex Nicdao

Photo from Binibining Pilipinas/Facebook

Bb. 40 Roberta Tamondong

Designer: Lanny Liwag

Photo from Binibining Pilipinas/Facebook

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