List of Philippine Beauty Queens

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Beauty contests or beauty pageants had been part of Philippine society, which are widely awaited every year. Pageants comes in different forms,target groups and places. It is held in schools, barangays, towns, provinces, nationwide and abroad. In the Filipino way of living, this is one event being awaited in most gatherings and fiestas. More often, a beauty contest is the celebration's highlight. It showcases not only Filipina beauty, but provides the chance to show the talents, inquisitiveness, and wit of the contestants. And since Filipinos are naturally loves laughter and fun, the entertainment aspects while watching a beauty contest can't be missed out.

Numerous titles and beauty pageants can be named from all over the country. However, more popularly known are the major beauty pageants televised to choose the country's representative for international competitions. Since the first Binibining Pilipinas Pageant until today, a number of equally beautiful and brainy Filipino beauty queens, made the Philippines felt and known in the world.

Here is a list of All -time Filipina Beauty Queens that competed in famous national and international beauty pageants. ((to access the knowledge database on Philippine Beauty Queens,click Philippine Beauty Queens link)

  1. Carlene Ang Aguilar is a former Miss Philippines Earth and Bb. Pilipinas World titleholder.
  2. Karen Loren Agustin (born September 23 1982) is a Filipino model who represented the Philippines in Miss Universe 2002 pageant held in Puerto Rico. Her modeling skills were developed by John Robert Powers and D'Javier in Bogotá, Colombia.
  3. Nina Ricci Alagao is a professional model, actress,make-up artist, TV host and former Bb. Pilipinas titleholder. She represented the Philippines in the Miss Universe Pageant 2000 held in Nicosia,Cyprus.
  4. Michelle Aldana was Ms. Asia Pacific International title holder for the year 1993, representing the Philippines.
  5. Sheila Alonso was crowned Miss Philippines-Fire 2004 and represented the Philippines in Miss Tourism Queen International 2005. Though she did not bring home the crown, this Norwegian-born lady was among the semi-finalist and got a special award, "Best Smile".
  6. Kristine Alzar was a Binibining Pilipinas-International beauty queen in 2002.
  7. Zorayda Ruth Andam did not land in the Miss Universe semifinals, she is a definite winner in every way. Zora without question represented the Philippines and its people in the best way that she could.
  8. Maria Lourdes Apostol represented the Philippines in 1987 Miss World pageant.
  9. Gemma Cruz Araneta is the first Philippine candidate to win the Miss International title in the pageant's fifth edition in Long Beach, California in 1964. She is also the first Filipina to win in an international beauty pageant tilt.
  10. Abbygale Arenas (born November 17, 1974 in Angeles City) is a former model from the Philippines. She is 5'9" and is said to resemble Linda Evangelista.
  11. Sarah Jane Areza was the 1981, Philippine Miss World representative.
  12. Sabrina Simonette Marie Artadi was crowned as Binibing Pilipinas International in 1985.
  13. Maricar Manalaysay Balagtas (born July 29 ,1983), of the Philippines, is the first Filipino delegate to win the Miss Globe International title in 2001 and represented the Philippines in the 2004 Miss Universe pageant.
  14. Carla Balingit is a beauty queen from the Philippines who has competed at Miss Universe. Balingit won the Binibining Pilipinas 2003 and represented her country at the Miss Universe 2003 pageant which was won by Dominican Republic's Amelia Vega
  15. Angela Perez Baraquio (b.June 1, 1976) is a Fil-american teacher and a beauty queen. She was crowned Miss Hawaii in 2000 and became the first Asian-American and the first teacher to ever hold the title of Miss America 2001.
  16. Jennifer Barrientos won Binibining Pilipinas Miss Universe in 2008.
  17. Kirby Ann Basken(August 12 1985)is an half filipina and norwegian beauty queen.She was raise by her family in norway.She 1st competed Mutya ng Pilipinas(pearl of the orient)beauty contest in the philippines and won.Kirby Ann Basken, represented our country in the 2006 Miss Intercontinental and placed in the top 12 semi-finals.
  18. Maria Karla Bautista was the finalist in the 2004 Bb. Pilipinas Universe Pageant and crowned as Asia & Oceania's Queen of Beauty.
  19. Margaret Ann Bayot, Binibining Pilipinas-International 2005, Succeeded by Denille Lou Valmonte.
  20. Lalaine Bennett, the fresh doll faced Miss Philippines of 1963 won the hearts of the Filipino people when she made them experience the first taste of success in an international pageant with her 3rd Runner-up finish at Miss Universe. Lalaine made her mark in the pageant when she delivered her speech in her native tongue instead of in English.
  21. Liza Berroya was the 1992 Binibining Pilipinas-Universe winner.
  22. Chiqui Brosas was the national favorite in the 1975 Miss Universe Pageant in El Salvador. Humbly called 'Miss Numero Uno' by the local press.
  23. Sherry Rose Byrne, 1986 Mutya ng Pilipinas-World and Mutya ng Pilipinas Tourism
  24. Gionna Jimenez Cabrera (b. August 28, 1982) is a professional model and beauty pageant winner from the Philippines. Cabrera competed in the Miss Universe 2005 Beauty Pageant in Bangkok, Thailand on May 31, 2005 and she was chosen as Miss Photogenic by an internet vote
  25. Nadia Camolli is a former Miss Philippines-Air titleholder.She won the prestigious pageant in 2004. She is a 20-year-old BS Commerce graduate of the Assumption College who lives in Las Piñas City.
  26. Keithley Anne Campos of Iloilo City is a former Miss Philippines Eco- Tourism titleholder.
  27. Jasmin Chua was crowned Miss Philippines-Water 2004. She graduated from the College of the Holy Spirit, Quezon City with a degree of BS accountancy.
  28. Alma Concepcion won the Binibining Pilipinas Semi-finalist 1994 and was given the award of Miss Friendship.
  29. Armi Barbara Crespo is a former beauty queen of the Philippines. She won the Binibining Pilipinas in 1972 and was among the semi-finalist in Miss Universe held in Durado, Puerto Rico.
  30. Elizabeth Cuenco, 1985 Binibining Pilipinas representative.
  31. Aileen Marfori Damiles was awared Miss Photogenic in the 1996 Bb. Pilipinas Universe.
  32. Katherine Annwen De Guzman, 2000 Bb. Pilipinas-World Winner.
  33. Cecille Deltette is the 1st Filipina crowned Miss University in 1986.
  34. Gloria Díaz, born Gloria Maria Aspillera Diaz (b. 1950), born in the Ilocos region of Northern Philippines, is a veteran in the Philippines cinema, who became the first Filipino to bring home the Miss Universe crown
  35. Gloria Aranas Dimayacyac was Ms. Asia Pacific International title holder for the year 1983, representing the Philippines.
  36. Vida Valentina Doria dazzled the press people covering the Miss Universe 1971 pageant in Miami Beach, Florida and she bagged the Miss Photogenic award.
  37. Lalaine Edson was appointed as Binibing Pilipinas World when original titleholder Miriam Quiambao was officially given the Binibing Pilipinas Universe crown.
  38. Marilen Espino was crowned as the very first Binibing Pilipinas World in 1992. Days before her departure for the 1992 Miss World pageant, she was replaced by Marina Bennipayo as Philippine representative due to health reasons. Despite not being able to compete in Miss World, she still retained her title.
  39. Josephine Estrada, Miss Philippines Universe of 1962, like Pilar Pilapil, also went on to become a successful movie star.One of her most memorable appearances was as the muse of 'Tarzan,' played by 60's hunk Vic Vargas in the comedy movie, "Tarzan.
  40. Josefina Francisco
  41. Patricia Fernandez won the Binibining Pilipinas Miss International title in 2008.
  42. Melinda Joanna Gallardo or "Dindi Gallardo" is a former Binibining Pilipinas Universe titleholder turned actress. She appeared on several movies, usually as a colegiala and leading lady after she was crowned Bb. Pilipinas-Universe in 1993.
  43. Acela Garcia was the 1st Filipina crowned as Mrs. Hawaii Filipina in 1988
  44. Collete glazer won the 1998 Semi-finalist on Binibining Pilipinas Pagent.
  45. Charlene Gonzalez won the Binibining Pilipinas-Universe 1994 title and represented her country at the Miss Universe 1994 pageant held in Manila, where she won the Best National Costume award and landed in the top 6 finalists
  46. Maria Lourdes Gonzales In 1991, Anjanette Abayari was crowned as Binibining Pilipinas Universe but resigned because she was an American citizen. Ma.Lourdes Gonzales, that year's Bb. Pilipinas Maja replaced her as Miss Philippines in the Miss Universe pageant held in Las Vegas, Nevada.
  47. Sharmaine Ruffa Rama Gutierrez-Bektaş, popularly known as Ruffa Gutierrez is a Filipino actress, model and former beauty queen. She was Binibining Pilipinas-World 1993 and the Miss World 1993 2nd Princess. Gutiérrez is daughter to 1960s matinee idol Eddie Gutiérrez and actress Anabelle Rama
  48. Jedah Hernandez, who succeeded the throne of Jamie Liz Castillo, won the 2004 Mutya ng Pilipinas because although she only has average communication skills, she has towering height, standing at 5’9.” The 21-year-old lass from Cabuyao, Laguna, is taking up Occupational Therapy at the University of Perpetual Help System in Biñan.
  49. Socorro Martinez Hernandez
  50. Anna Maris Igpit a Boholana, representing the Philippines to the Miss World 2006 at Warsaw, Poland
  51. Jhezarie Javier Miss Philippines Jhezarie Javier was actually a standout in the Miss International 2003 pageant, given that her loveliness, stature and poise are already sound for a semifinal finish.
  52. Pura Villanueva- Kalaw was born in Molo, Iloilo on August 27,1886, her parents were Emilio Villanueva of Molo and Emilia Garcia, a native of Valencia Spain. She studied at the Colegio de Sta. Ana in Iloilo.
  53. Lorna Legaspi was Ms. Asia Pacific International title holder for the year 1989, representing the Philippines.
  54. Anna Theresa Licaros was the reigning Binibining Pilipinas-Universe 2007 titleholder.
  55. Jewel Mae Lobaton was crowned as Binibining Pilipinas Universe, but resigned due to her Canadian citizenship.
  56. Maria Isabel Lopez
  57. Katherine Anne Manalo was among the finalist in Binibining Pilipinas 2002.
  58. Melanie Marquez was a Pampangueña beauty and the daughter of the late director, Artemio Marquez.
  59. Margarita Rose Montinola was one of the Bb. Pilipinas Semi-finalist 1969.
  60. Margie Moran was a former-Miss Universe titleholder, model, and philantrophist.
  61. Maria Milagros Nabor
  62. Maria Bella Nachor she was replaced by Catherine Jane Brummit who was crowned as Binibing Pilipinas International 1984.
  63. Dana Narvadez was 1988 Mutya ng Pilipinas-World winner.
  64. Suzette Nicolas
  65. Anita Agoncillo Noble
  66. Blesilda "Bessie" Ocampo was the first Filipina to enter the semi finals of the prestigious Miss Universe pageant. She won the Miss Philippines 1954.
  67. Flor Eden Pastrana was crowned as Binibing Pilipinas International 1983.
  68. Joanna Maria Peñaloza won the Bb. Pilipinas-International 2000.
  69. Aurora Pijuan was the Miss International titleholder for the year 1970.
  70. Pilar Pilapil was the Bb. Pilipinas-International 1961 representative.
  71. Carmen Prieto
  72. Miriam Quiambao is a beauty queen from the Philippines who has competed in the Miss Universe pageant.
  73. Precious Lara Quigaman a model and freelance webpage writer who won the 2005 Miss International beauty pageant held in Tokyo, Japan.
  74. Gilrhea Quinzon 2001 Bb. Pilipinas-World winner.
  75. Gennebelle Raagas won the Ms. Philippines-Earth 2005 and was one of the semifinalist on the prestigious Ms. Earth Pageant.
  76. Lia Andrea Ramos was named Binibining Pilipinas-Universe during the coronation night of the Bb. Pilipinas pageant held in Quezon City, March 4, 2006
  77. Nenita Ramos 1968 Bb. Pilipinas-International Semi-finalist.
  78. Daisy Reyes At fifteen, Daisy Reyes won Mod Cerinas de Manila pageant, her first taste of pageantry. In 1995, she joined Mutya ng Pilipinas pageant winning second runner-up to Maricel Morales and Faith Amigo.The title Mutya ng Pilipinas Expo-International gave her the opportunity to represent the country in Miss Expo-International pageant in Ecuador that year where she landed in the top five.
  79. Bernice Romualdez is the first Filipina Representative and Semifinalist in the Miss Maja International beauty pageant (1972).
  80. Margarita Romualdez won the Miss Philippines-International 1967. She was the niece of Imelda Romualdez-Marcos, former First Lady of the Philippines.
  81. Charo Ronquillo is a Filipino supermodel dubbed as the Asian Kate Moss.
  82. Marilou Sadiua won the 1983 Mutya Ng Pilipinas - World.
  83. Guadalupe Sanchez is one of the most beautiful Filipinas ever to represent the country in the Miss Universe Pageant.
  84. Georgina Ann Sandico is a beauty queen from the Philippines who has competed in the Miss Universe pageant.
  85. Janina San Miguel was crowned 2008 Binibining Pilipinas World.
  86. Isabel Santos was appointed to represent the Philippines in the 1965 Miss International. Miss Philippines Pageant was not held in the said year.
  87. Aurora Sevilla is the 1984 Binibining Pilipinas representative.
  88. Nadia Lee Shami won the 2007 Bb. Pilipinas - International and she was crowned the Miss Philippines- Air 2005
  89. Chat Silayan is an actress and a former Binibining Pilipinas- Universe titleholder.
  90. Tamera Marie Szijarto was crowned Miss Philippines 2004.
  91. Rosalyn Sirikit Santiago was the 2006 Bb. Pilipinas 1st Runner-Up and also bagged 3 special awards namely Miss Smar Texters' Choice, WOW Magic Sing and 1st Runner-Up; Miss Talent. The oldest candidate in her year which unable her to win one of the 3 crowns.
  92. Maricarl Tolosa won the Binibining Pilipinas-International and represented the country to the Miss International Pageant held in Tokyo, Japan.
  93. Iluminada Tuazon
  94. Cynthia Ugalde is a former beauty titleholder and an actress.
  95. Catherine Untalan is a beauty queen from Philippines who competed at the Miss Philippines-Earth and Miss Earth 2006 pageants.
  96. Denille Lou Valmonte is Binibining Pilipinas- International 2006.
  97. Desiree Verdadero won the Binibining Pilipinas pageant in 1984 and later competed in Miss Universe.
  98. Arleine Villanueva was crowned Miss Philippines-Water 2005.
  99. Edita Vital won the Miss Philippines in 1960 and represented the country in the prestigious Miss International.
  100. Margaret N. Wilson was crowned Binibining Pilipinas-World at the 43rd Bb. Pilipinas beauty pageant held at the Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City on March 3, 2007
  101. Maria Rafaela Verdadero Yunon was among the remaining top five finalists in the Miss World 2003.
  102. Maria del Carmen Ines Zaragoza was Ms.Asia Pacific International title holder for the year 1982, representing the Philippines.



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