Ready to search for its new set of queens, The Miss Philippines officially begins its inaugural edition by introducing this year’s official candidates. A total of 21 candidates were revealed through the pageant’s social media pages on September 14.
Featuring a diverse group of empowering and inspiration women, The Miss Philippines sets to redefine and reinvent the landscape of beauty pageants in the country. Looking for an ambassador to promote the Philippine culture and heritage, the pageant will witness a brand-new set of competitions.
Surely an exciting debut and an interesting edition to watch out for, check the candidates competing for the prestigious title.
In Photos: Meet the first-ever candidates for The Miss Philippines
Janine Gelera, Bacolod City
Aleckzandra Beatrice Palicpic Engson, Batangas
Alethea Ambrosio, Bulacan
Vincy Trish Cordova, Cavite
Chantal Elise Legaspi Schmidt, Cebu City
Izobel Taguiam, Cebu Province
Issha Rose Mata, Hawaii
Raniele Shaine Saulog, Iloilo City
Gessa Evonne Villaruel, Iloilo Province
Therese Abbygale Laurel, Las Pinas
Isabelle Delos Santos, Mandaluyong City
Blessa Ericha Figueroa, Northern California
Alexangela Salvador-Arellano, Nueva Ecija
Leigh Danielle Sunga, Pampanga
Rebecca Rose Ayuban, Pangasinan
Allysandrea Denise Tan, Pasig City
Nicole Trisha Lao, Quezon City
Hanna Uyan, Southern California
Alcea Aira De Jesus, Taguig
Rikka Alcomendras, Toledo City
Joanna Marie Rabe, Zambales
Three titles are up for stake, giving the candidates the opportunity to represent the country at the following international competitions: Miss Supranational, Miss Charm, and Miss Asia Pacific International.
The Miss Philippines alongside its male counterpart, Mister Pilipinas Worldwide, will be held in October. They will serve as the culminating activity for the upcoming ‘The Filipino Festival’.
At the end of the finals, reigning The Miss Philippines and Miss Supranational Philippines 2023 Pauline Amelinckx and Miss Charm Philippines 2024 Krishnah Gravidez will be crowning their respective successors.
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