The 2013 Bb Pilipinas Gold Edition Queens really lived up to their billing as they have proven to be the most successful batch of Bb Pilipinas.
|Farewell Queens L-R: Cindy, Ara, Bea & Mutya|
Two international crowns, a runner up finish and a Top Ten placement sum up the performances of our four Bb Pilipinas queens in the international beauty arena
At a time when our country was reeling from natural disasters that came one after the other and causing devastation, desolation and deaths, the achievements of our beauty queens were like rays of sunshine that brought unbridled joy and elation for our kababayans
Ara Arida made it four in a row for the Philippines in the Miss Universe Pageant held in Russia. Her 3rd RU finish was our fourth Top Five placement in the Miss Universe Pageant
|2013 Miss Universe Best in Swimsuit|
She silenced her critics and detractors with a stunning swimsuit performance that gave us our first ever Best in Swimsuit award in the Miss U Pageant.
|Victorious Homecoming Parade for Bea Rose|
Bea Rose Santiago became our country’s fifth Miss International titleholder after wowing the Japanese- dominated panel of judges with her poise and elegance and of course , with her heartfelt speech during the final round
Mutya Johanna Datul became the first Filipina and first Asian to ensnare the Miss Supranational crown which she won in Belarus.
|Mutya is congratulated by fellow candidates|
|Mutya is the first Filipina & first Asian to win Miss Supranational|
Her sunny disposition, her winsome smile and oodles of charm melted icy Belarus on her way to winning the crown
Finally, Cindy Miranda made the Top Ten in the Miss Tourism Queen International Pageant despite the stiff competition and unpredictable judging
As they passed on their crowns to the 2014 Bb Pilipinas queens, you can feel the surge of pride and adulation showered on them by a grateful and proud country
But the proudest would have to be Madame Stella Marquez Araneta, the dynamic force behind Bb Pilipinas Charities Inc who has steered the country's most prestigious pageant to where it is now
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