MANILA, Philippines – The tension and level of emotion could not have been more apparent at the 2015 Binibining Pilipinas coronation night, held Sunday, March 15, at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
The show is currently ongoing. Let’s take a look at some of the photos and video clips, uploaded here as it happens. Don’t forget to head to our live blog for real time updates. (Live updates: Bb Pilipinas 2015 coronation night live blog)
The candidates appeared onstage for the upbeat opening number at around 8pm, wearing bright creations in the happiest of colors.
Hosts Toni Gonzaga (wearing a gown by Michael Cinco) and Xian Lim emerged to welcome guests.
Judges were then introduced, including: Kiefer Ravena, Bernd Schneider, Vice Ganda, Sarah Meier, Leni Robredo, Frederick Go, Gregorio Pio Catapang, Jr, Ambassador Gilles Garachon, Leila de Lima, and Amb Luis Lillo.
DOJ Sec. Leila de Lima was the Chairman of the Board of Judges.
Special awards were given:
Here are some photos that were taken during the break and rehearsal time:
The swimsuit show was next. Click here to view photos of the Bb Pilipinas 2015 swimsuit competition at coronation night:
Then the evening gown segment. Click here to view photos of the Bb Pilipinas 2015 evening gown competition:
After another round of special awards came the top 15 announcement:
And then almost immediately, the all-important question and answer portion:
Finally, the judges deliberated on the winners while the reigning queens of 2014 took their final walk onstage:
Finally, in the evening’s most tense moment, the winners were named. Click to view the full list of winners, Bb Pilipinas 2015 coronation night. These were the winners:
- Miss Universe Philippines: Bb 10, Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach
- Bb Pilipinas International: Bb 11, Janicel Lubina
- Bb Pilipinas Supranational: Bb 25, Rogelie Catacutan
- Bb Pilipinas Intercontinental: Bb 19, Christi Lynn McGarry
- Bb Pilipinas Tourism: Bb 24, Ann Lorraine Colis
All photos by Mark Cristino/Rappler
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Leading up to coronation night:
- See the ladies at the Parade of Beauties
- Bb Pilipinas 2015 candidates take to the runway at casual wear fashion show
- The Bb Pilipinas 2015 national costume competition
- Bb Pilipinas candidates at the 2015 talent show
- See the ladies at the press presentation in colorful swimsuits
- Official swimsuit portraits
Get to know the ladies:
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