Pageantry Review – The Binibing Pilipinas legacy: Bannering Filipina beauty and making a difference in society
Filipinas embody beauty in every sense of the word. Not only that, they are also brave, kind, passionate, and intelligent. They are driven to make a difference, to transform lives, and be catalysts for change. And for 57 years, only one organization has proudly bannered the beauty of Filipinas on a global stage—Binibining Pilipinas.
Since its inception in 1964, Binibining Pilipinas has grown to be the most anticipated beauty event in the country, with hundreds of women each year aspiring to be one of the official candidates who will then get a chance to represent the country on some of the most prestigious pageants globally.
Over the years, Binibining Pilipinas has played a pivotal role in securing several titles for the country. With the organization’s support, many Filipinas have dominated the global stage. These women are: Miss Universe 1969 Gloria Diaz, Miss International 1970 Aurora Pijuan, Miss Universe 1973 Margie Moran, Miss International 1979 Melanie Marquez, Miss International 2005 Precious Lara Quigaman, Miss International 2013 Bea Santiago, Miss Supranational 2013 Mutya Datul, Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach, Miss Globe 2015 Ann Colis, Miss International 2016 Kylie Verzosa, Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray, and Miss Intercontinental 2018 Karen Gallman.