Binibining Pilipinas names 40 official candidates for 2023 

The reigning queens of Binibining Pilipinas

The Binibining Pilipinas Charities Inc. announced the ­40 official candidates of Binibining Pilipinas 2023 during the final closed-door screening at the New Frontier Theater in Araneta City on Feb. 6.

This new season of Binibining Pilipinas presents an exciting roster of girls that has a mix of fresh faces, celebrities, and pageant veterans, all bringing with them their unique stories, backgrounds, and advocacies.

The official Binibining Pilipinas 2023 candidates are:

  1. Elaiza Dee Alzona
  2. Sofia Lopez Galve
  3. Anna Valencia Lakrini
  4. Paulina Labayo
  5. Mirjan Hipolito
  6. Jeanne Isabelle Bilasano
  7. Angelica Lopez
  8. Rheema Adakkoden
  9. Kiaragiel Gregorio
  10. Zeah Nestle Pala
  11. Lyra Punsalan
  12. Ma. Gianna Margarita Llanes
  13. Trisha Martinez
  14. Katrina Mae Sese
  15. Alasha Reign Parani
  16. Samantha Dana Bug-os
  17. Vientree Zoe Santiago
  18. Anje Mae Manipol
  19. Andrea Marie Sulangi
  20. April Angelu Barro
  21. Charismae Almarez
  22. Julia Mae Mendoza
  23. Rasha Cortez Al Enzi
  24. Juvel Cyrene Bea
  25. Mary Joy Dacoron
  26. Tracy Lois Bedua
  27. Sharmaine Magdasoc
  28. Babyernh Llong
  29. Lea Macapagal
  30. Xena Ramos
  31. Paola Allison Araño
  32. Mary Chiles Balan
  33. Pia Isabel Duloguin
  34. Julianne Rose Reyes
  35. Candy Vollinger
  36. Katrina Anne Jhonson
  37. Allhia Charmaine Estores
  38. Jessilen Salvador
  39. Lorraine Jara
  40. Yesley Cabanos

These ladies will compete for the coveted Binibining Pilipinas 2023 titles in the hopes of representing the country in international pageants abroad.

The reigning queens of Bb Pilipinas are: Bb. Pilipinas International 2022 Nicole Borromeo, Bb. Pilipinas Intercontinental 2022 Gabrielle Basiano, Bb Pilipinas Globe 2022 Chelsea Fernandez, Bb. Pilipinas Grand International 2022 Roberta Tamondong, Herlene Nicole Budol, 1st runner-up; and Stacey Gabriel, 2nd runner-up.

Gines Enriquez, chairman of Binibining Pilipinas, talked about the relevance of Binibining Pilipinas beauty pageant.

"I can only speak for Binibining Pilipinas. We're here and we're navigating through high and lows but we are committed to upgrade the pageant, its style and quality each year. To us it's still relevant," said Gines during an exclusive interview.

Gines added: "It's the same commitment we have today since we started in the 1960s. Times have changed. Our audience has changed. The qualities of contestants changed. Now it's advocacy driven. Its beauty and advocacy intersect.

"So we will continue to do it and produce quality beauty pageants. Because of how we are interconnected, times have changed and we have to roll with the technology as well," he also said.