IN PHOTOS: Bb Pilipinas Parade of Beauties

Kai Magsanoc
Check out the photos from Rappler's coverage of the sizzling and dazzling April 6 afternoon event

EVER SMILING. Bb 22 Ellore Noelle Punzalan did what all the other candidates were also doing: smiling and waving despite the scorching afternoon heat, and holding on to that head piece all throughout the parade. Photo by Edric Chen

MANILA, Philippines – On April 6 at 5pm, the Binibining Pilipinas 2013 Parade of Beauties was held at the Araneta Center in Cubao, Quezon City.

Rappler live-blogged the event as it happened.

The dazzling motorcade was the second to the last official event of the pageant before the coronation night on April 14, Sunday. The next event is on April 11, Thursday: a fashion show that will showcase the ramp modeling prowess of the 50 candidates. Final details of the event have yet to be released.

The Parade of Beauties began its route at the Parking Garage South of the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Each candidate wore a fringed gold bikini and a feathered headpiece, and sat on a convertible car courtesy of Miata Club Philippines. Its end point was the Gateway Mall Pavilion, where the candidates introduced themselves one by one before performing a Latin dance number together. 

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It was a festival of beauty. Street bands accompanied the motorcade and energized the crowd, most of whom were attracted not only by the music but by the smiling candidates and reigning beauty queens who joined the parade. Miss Universe 2013 first runner-up Janine Tugonon, Miss Philippines International 2012 Nicole Schmitz, Miss Philippines Tourism 2012 Katrina Dimaranan, and Binibining Pilipinas 2012 first runner-up Elaine Mool (who was 3rd runner-up at the Miss Supranational 2012 pageant in Poland) added glitz to the motorcade with their beaded golden gowns and crowns.

Here are the candidates in the Miata cars during the parade [Photography by Edric Chen]:

Here are other moments from the event [Photography by Andrew Robles]:

REIGNING QUEENS. 2012 Miss Supranational 3rd runner-up Elaine Moll and Miss Tourism 2012 Katrina Dimaranan pose on their float before the start of the parade

QUEEN OF QUEENS. Stella Marquez Araneta is a former Colombian beauty queen and the woman behind the Bb Pilipinas pageant

WAITING CROWDS. Fans gather in front of the Gateway Pavilion to greet the candidates

BEAUTY CONVOY. The ladies beam at the adoring crowd

QUEEN'S PARADE. Miss International 2012 Nicole Schmitz wears her crown proudly

BIGGER DREAMS. Binibini 11 Anna Carmina Antonio was crowned Miss Tourism in the Philippines Youth when she was 17. Here she is greeting the crowd at the Gateway Pavilion.

TOP QUEEN. Janine Tugonon shows everyone how it's done

MARDI GRAS. All 50 candidates dance to a funky Brazilian beat

STEPPING OUT. The candidates put their best foot forward for the crowd to see

CANDIDATES PAST AND PRESENT. Reigning queens and the candidates wave goodbye

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Bb 1: Ria Rabajante, 23, Pasig City

Bb 2: Ma. Bencelle Bianzon, 23, Quezon City

Bb 3: Zandra Flores, 24, Pangasinan

Bb 4: Nicole Donesa, 18, Quezon City

Bb 5: Maria Sofia Gloria Mustonen, 23, Marikina City

Bb 6: Yvette Chantal Mildenberger, 19, Legazpi City

Bb 7: Maria Ivy Kristel Gonzales, 24, Quezon City


Bb 8: Abbygale Monderin, 20, Antipolo City


Bb 9: Katherine Anne Enriquez, 23, San Mateo

Bb 10: Anna Carmela Aquino, 22, Taytay 

Bb 11: Anna Carmina Antonio, 22, Isabela 

Bb 12: Camille Carla Nazar, 23, Bulacan  

Bb 13: Charmaine Elima, 20, Binangonan

Bb 14: Mary Rose Pujanes, 20, Batangas  

Bb 15: Pia Wurtzbach, 23, Cagayan de Oro  

Bb 16: Joana Cindy Miranda, 20, Nueva Ecija  

Bb 17: Carin Adrianne Ramos, 24, San Pedro Laguna

Bb 18: Christine Paula Love Bernasor, 25, Ormoc City

Bb 19: Hannah Ruth Sison, 24, Makati City 

Bb 20: Bea Rose Santiago, 23, Masbate  

Bb 21: Lourenz Grace Remetillo, 25, Iligan City

Bb 22: Ellore Noelle Punzalan, 26, Las Piñas  

Bb 23: Leona Paula Santicruz, 21, Aurora  

Bb 24: Cassandra Naidas, 22, Antipolo City  

Bb 25: Merry Joyce Respicio, 18, Bulacan

Bb 26: Anna Fernandina Buquid, 22, Quezon City

Bb 27: Vania Valiry Vispo, 24, Batangas

Bb 28: Mercegrace Raquel, 19, Nueva Ecija  

Bb 29: Pauline Quintas, 17, Marikina City

Bb 30: Maria Theresa Gorgonio, 25, Cebu City  

Bb 31: Maria Angelica de Leon, 19, Las Piñas City 

Bb 32: Cindy Abundabar, 24, Camarines Sur  

Bb 33: Parul Shah, 24, Baguio City 

Bb 34: Grace Yann Apuad, 25, Agusan del Sur  

Bb 35: KC Cajandig, 20, General Santos City 

Bb 36: Angel May Villafuerte, 21, Naga City 

Bb 37: Ma. Teresita Alaine Baccay, 22, Laguna

Bb 38: Mariz Ong, 21, Isabela

Bb 39: Mutya Johanna Datul, 20, Isabela 

Bb 40: Jan Helen Villanueva, 20, Bulacan  

Bb 41: Ariella Arida, 24, Laguna

Bb 42: Jacqueline Alexandra Mayoralgo, 24, Makati 

Bb 43: Rhea Nakpil, 23, San Mateo  

Bb 44: Gabrielle Monique Runnstrom, 19, Las Piñas  

Bb 45: Imelda Schweighart, 17, Puerto Princesa

Bb 46: Amanda Noelle Navasero, 21, Makati City  

Bb 47: Aiyana Mickiewicz, 23, Baguio City

Bb 48: Angeli Dione Gomez, 19, Cebu City


Bb 49: Herlie Kim Artigue, 22, Cebu City 

 Bb 50: Ma. Cristina Ann Pascual, 21, Taytay, Rizal




This is a Rappler special project and not an official Bb Pilipinas activity. 

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