MANILA, Philippines - BREAKING NEWS: 2013 Miss Universe Gabriela Isler of Venezuela will crown the new Bb. Pilipinas-Universe who will be chosen during the 2014 (51st) Bb. Pilipinas Pageant on March 30 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
This was revealed Madame Stella Marquez de Araneta, head of the Bb. Pilipinas Charities, Inc. (BPCI).
FOUR BB. PILIPINAS CROWNS AT STAKE
Forty ladies have been selected as official candidates from over a hundred applicants.
They will compete for four titles:
Bb. Pilipinas-Universe currently held by Ariella Arida who placed third runner-up in the 2013 Miss Universe contest (who will do the honors with Isler)
|2013 Miss Universe 3rd RU|
Bb. Pilipinas-International, current holder is Bea Rose Santiago who won 2013 Miss International
|2013 Miss International|
Bb. Pilipinas-Supranational, current holder is Johanna Datul who won 2013 Miss Supranational
|2013 Miss Supranational|
and Bb. Pilipinas-Tourism International, current holder is Cindy Miranda who finished a finalist in the 2013 Miss Tourism Queen International.
THREE WORLD- CLASS BEAUTIES
Since two of the four reigning Bb Pilipinas 2013 queens won their respective international pageants, this would only mean that there would be three international beauty titleholders present during the 2014 Bb Pilipinas Grand Coronation Night
|1976 Miss Universe Rina Messinger with 1977 Bb Pilipinas winners|
This is not the first time that a reigning Miss Universe will be crowning a Bb Pilipinas queen.
The first time was during the 1977 Bb Pilipinas when Anna Lorraine Kier, our Bb for that year's Miss Universe was crowned by the Miss 1976 Miss Universe Rina Messinger of Israel