Bb 45: Imelda Schweighart, 17, Puerto Princesa

BINIBINI 45, IMELDA SCHWEIGHART. Imelda entered showbiz at 14 but calls herself a simple girl. Photo courtesy of Araneta Center Marketing

BINIBINI 45, IMELDA SCHWEIGHART. Imelda entered showbiz at 14 but calls herself a simple girl.

Photo courtesy of Araneta Center Marketing

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MANILA, Philippines - Filipino-German Imelda from Puerto Princesa, Palawan has been active in showbiz since she was 14 years old. Before showbiz beckoned, she lived a very simple life helping her mother with work in the farm.

A swimmer in high school, she wanted to represent the Philippines in sports competitions. In Binibining Pilipinas, she has the opportunity to represent the country as a world-class beauty.

Imelda looks up to reigning Miss Universe Olivia Culpo because of her individuality and confidence.

SWIMWEAR COMPETITION. Imelda Schweighart at the March 18 press presentation at Makati Shangri-La Hotel. Photo by Manman Dejeto

SWIMWEAR COMPETITION. Imelda Schweighart at the March 18 press presentation at Makati Shangri-La Hotel.

Photo by Manman Dejeto

NATIONAL COSTUME COMPETITION. Imelda Schweighart at the March 18 press presentation at Makati Shangri-La Hotel. Photo by Manman Dejeto

NATIONAL COSTUME COMPETITION. Imelda Schweighart at the March 18 press presentation at Makati Shangri-La Hotel.

Photo by Manman Dejeto

PARADE OF BEAUTIES. Imelda Schweighart at the Parade of Beauties on April 6, Araneta Center, Cubao. Photo by Edric Chen

PARADE OF BEAUTIES. Imelda Schweighart at the Parade of Beauties on April 6, Araneta Center, Cubao.

Photo by Edric Chen

OFFICIAL SWIMWEAR. Imelda Schweighart in the Bb Pilipinas official swimwear photo from the Araneta Center Marketing Department

OFFICIAL SWIMWEAR.

Imelda Schweighart in the Bb Pilipinas official swimwear photo from the Araneta Center Marketing Department

ALL HAIL THE NATIONAL ARTIST. Imelda Schweighart in Pitoy Moreno haute couture at the April 11 fashion show in the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Photo by Edric Chen

ALL HAIL THE NATIONAL ARTIST. Imelda Schweighart in Pitoy Moreno haute couture at the April 11 fashion show in the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Photo by Edric Chen

- Rappler.com