Katarina Rodriguez, Mariel de Leon among the 40 official candidates of Binibining Pilipinas 2017

by Nikko Tuazon
Mar 1, 2017
(L-R) Mariel De Leon, Katarina Rodriguez, and Chanel Olive Thomas are joining the 54th edition of Binibining Pilipinas beauty pageant.

The Binibining Pilipinas Charities Inc. (BPCI) has officially released the names of the 40 candidates vying for the crowns at the pageant's 54th edition.

This April, Maxine Medina will be relinquishing her Miss Universe Philippines crown to her successor.

Miss International 2016 Kylie Verzosa will be crowning the next Binibining Pilipinas–International, too.

Other titles are Binibining Pilipinas–Intercontinental, Binibining Pilipinas–Supranational, Binibining Pilipinas–Grand International, and Binibining Pilipinas–Globe.

One of the candidates is Asia's Next Top Model Season 2 runner-up Katarina Rodriguez.

The 23-year-old model recently graduated from the De La Salle University, and is currently a DJ on MTV Pinoy.

She was once linked to actor Dennis Trillo.

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Christopher de Leon and Sandy Andolong's daughter Mariel de Leon is also joining the competition for the second time.

In 2013, she made it to top 15. `

Read: Christopher de Leon and Sandy Andolong's daughter joins Binibining Pilipinas anew

Filipino-Australian model Chanel Olive Thomas is making a comeback in the pageant scene.

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In 2015, Chanel was the runner-up of Miss Earth 2015 Angelia Ong, bagging the Miss Earth Philippines Air title.

She briefly dated Kapamilya actor Jake Cuenca.

Filipino-British model Sirene Sutton is also among the candidates.

She placed first runner-up in the pioneer edition of Miss Global Philippines three years ago.

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Here is the list of the aspiring beauty queens competing for this year’s Binibining Pilipinas:

  1. Ana Patricia Asturias
  2. Leitz Camyll M. Ang
  3. Jessica M. Ramirez
  4. Dane Felisse R. Marasigan
  5. Mae Lanie Chan
  6. Arienne Louise Braga Calingo
  7. Maria Gail Devora Tobes
  8. Gabriela Patricia M. Ortega
  9. Katarina Sonja A. Rodriguez
  10. Joselle S. Mariano
  11. Kristi Rose D. Cequeña
  12. Rachel Peters
  13. Maria Camille P. Manalo
  14. Jennyline Carla F. Malpaya
  15. Vanessa N. Saliba
  16. Juliana M. Kapeundl
  17. Ma. Bejieleen T. Nama
  18. Thoreen D. Halvosen
  19. Sarah Jireh C. Asido
  20. Arah A. Salientes
  21. Beatrice O. Valente
  22. Mae Liezel J. Ramos
  23. Larah Grace Lacap
  24. Clarice Marion E. Villareal
  25. Chanel Olive V. Thomas
  26. Nelda C. Ibe
  27. Christagale Borja
  28. Ruffa Nava
  29. Angelique Celine L. De Leon
  30. Jamaica Elysse D. Ambal
  31. Karla May R. Manongsong
  32. Dindi Joy Pajares
  33. Kimberly L. Pajares
  34. Maria Angelica A. De Leon
  35. Sirene Sutton
  36. Charmaine F. Elima
  37. Jehza Mae Huelar
  38. Elizabeth Durado Clenci
  39. Kristel N. Guelos
  40. Sammie Anne L. Legaspi
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(L-R) Mariel De Leon, Katarina Rodriguez, and Chanel Olive Thomas are joining the 54th edition of Binibining Pilipinas beauty pageant.
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