Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach was hailed 2015 Binibining Pilipinas Miss Universe during the pageant’s coronation night last Sunday, March 16 at the Araneta Coliseum. The pageant was hosted by Kapamilya stars, Toni Gonzaga, Xian Lim, and former Bb. Pilipinas winners, Venus Raj, Shamcey Supsup and Ariella Arida.
The Bb. Pilipinas International title went to Janicel Lubina, who also won two special awards, Best in Swimsuit and Best in Evening Gown. Rogelie Catacutan, on the other hand, won Bb. Pilipinas Supranational while Christi Lynn McGarry was named Bb. Pilipinas Intercontinental. Ann Lorraine Colis became Bb. Pilipinas Tourism.
Hannah Ruth Sison and Kimverlyn Suiza placed 1st and 2nd runner-ups, respectively.
Meanwhile, Teresita Ssen Marquez garnered three special awards, Best in Talent, Best in National Costume and She’s So Jag. Caneille Faith Santos earned two special awards, Miss Photogenic and the Manila Bulletin Reader’s Choice.
Our country’s representative to the Miss Universe, Pia Wurtzbach was awarded Ms. Cream Silk. Toni Alyessa Hipolito won Bb. Friendship while Kylie Versoza took home the Ms. Philippine Airlines award.
The panel of judges for this year’s Binibining Pilipinas included comedian Vice Ganda, Ateneo Blue Eagles’ basketball star Kiefer Ravena, General Gregorio Pio Catapang, DOJ Secretary Leila de Lima and Congresswoman Leni Robredo, among others.
The audience also enjoyed performances from the R&B Prince, Jay R and The Voice PH season 2 winner, Jason Dy.
Photo credit to Bb. Pilipinas (Official) Facebook page