Several personalities with showbiz backgrounds were among those who filed their application as candidates for the 59th edition of Binibining Pilipinas.
These include Jessie Salvador, sister of actress-dancer Maja Salvador, and Reign Parani, former "Pinoy Big Brother" housemate.
On Instagram, Maja expressed support for her 25-year-old sister.
She wrote: "Goodluck Bb. @itsjessiesalvador. So Proud of You!!!!!"
Jessie is undergoing training with Aces & Queens, which produced beauty queens like Miss World 2013 Megan Young, Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach, and Miss International 2016 Kylie Verzosa.
The official list of contestants will be announced on Feb. 6.
The reigning Binibining Pilipinas queens: Nicole Borromeo, Binibining Pilipinas International; Roberta Angela Tamondong, Binibining Pilipinas Grand International; Gabrielle Basiano, Binibining Pilipinas Intercontinental; Chelsea Fernandez, Binibining Pilipinas Globe; Nicole Budol, 1st runner-up; and Stacey Daniella Gabriel, 2nd runner-up.