The grand coronation night of Binibining Pilipinas 2021 took place on July 11 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum, Quezon City, Philippines, with limited audience due to pandemic restrictions. Thirty-four women competed in this edition which had been postponed at least four times due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Miss International 2016 Kylie Verzosa served as a member of the judging panel, while Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray and Bb Pilipinas Grand 2016 Nicole Cordoves served as the hosts – the first all-female hosting tandem in Bb Pilipinas history.At the end of the finals, four beautiful, intelligent, and eloquent Filipinas were crowned was crowned.
Bb Pilipinas International 2021
Masbate’s Hannah Arnold was crowned Bb Pilipinas International 2021. The 24-year-old forensic sciences graduate, who was a Top 15 finalist in Bb Pilipinas 2019, bested 33 other candidates for the title and the right to represent the Philippines at the 60th Miss International beauty pageant in November in Japan.
Hannah hails from Canberra, the capital of Australia and is born to a Filipino mother and an Irish-Australian father and with this, she grew up with the best mix of both cultures. She is a graduate of Bachelor of Applied Science in Forensic Studies at the University of Canberra. She advocats for children’s education.
Hannah is not a newbie in pageantry. Her very first pageant was in 2002 when she was only six years old, she was crowned the Baby Queen of Masbate. In 2014, she joined Miss Philippines Australia and Charity Queen pageant primarily because she knew she would be given the opportunity to raise funds and create awareness for numerous organisations and charities. She won the crown of Charity Queen 2014 when she was only 18 years old. Hannah was a part of Binibining Pilipinas 2019 where she placed in the Top 15 with her incredible performance but failed to win any crown.
Bb Pilipinas Grand 2021
Cavite’s Samantha Alexandra Panlilio was crowned Bb Pilipinas Grand 2021 and earned the opportunity to shine on the stage of Miss Grand International later this year.
Samantha is the grand-niece of the first ever Bb. Pilipinas Universe winner (1964) Myrna Panlilio. The 25-year old beauty queen is an entrepreneur. Samatha is a graduate from the University of California Irvine which she completed in 2017. She holds Bachelor of Science degrees in Business Management and Computer Science which fits very well in her family’s business ecosystem, related to real estate.
Samantha’s advocacy has also left people intrigued as she wishes to advocate building sustainable community in rural areas. Samantha recently participated in her hometown charity project ‘Tiga Cavite Ako, Eto Ang Ambag Ko’ wherein she donated foods to the frontliners and those stricken hard by the pandemic.
She was the newcomer but with this crown she has proven herself as being the debutant.
Bb Pilipinas Intercontinental 2021
Cinderella Faye Obenita of Cagayan de Oro was crowned Bb Pilipinas Intercontinental 2021 and earned the right to represent her country at the next edition of Miss Intercontinental in October in Egypt.
Cindy graduated Magna cum Laude from the Liceo de Cagayan University with a degree in Mass Communication. She was a student-journalist for 10 years where she honed her writing skills in news, sports, technical and feature articles. She is now Tourism operations officer.
Her advocacies are the fight against the cervical cancer by its awareness of the prevention and of course, the press freedom.
Bb Pilipinas Globe 2021
Batangas’ Maureen Montagne was crowned Bb Pilipinas Globe 2021 and will represent Philippines at Miss Globe 2021.
Hailing from Taguig city, She is a host and a model by profession and is of an American and Filipina heritage.
The diva is no new to pageantry as she was earlier crowned as Miss Arizona USA 2015. The diva also competed in Miss World Philippines 2018 where she placed as the first runner up. The diva then finally, competed in Miss Eco International 2019 where again, she was placed as the first runner up. In June 2020, she refused the Miss Eco International 2019 title after original titleholder Suheyn Cipriani of Peru was dethroned due to pregnancy. At the time, she was one of the candidates of Binibining Pilipinas 2020, which was eventually cancelled due to the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
She loves the nature around her and promotes a healthy environment.
The 2021 Binibining Pilipinas’s court includes Borongan’s Gabrielle Camille Basiano and Valenzuela’s Meiji Cruz as first and second runners-up, respectively.
The winners of special awards were:
Miss Creamsilk – Maureen Montagne (Batangas)
Best in Swimsuit – Meiji Cruz (Valenzuela)
Best in Evening Gown – Gabrielle Camille Basiano (Borongan)
Bb Araneta City – Ma. Francesca Taruc (Angeles)
Best in National Costume – Ma Ruth Erika Quin (Nueva Ecija)
Miss Friendship – Lesley Anne Ticaro (Tagum)
Miss Talent – Vianca Marcelo (Bocaue)
Face of Bb Pilipinas (Miss Photogenic) – Patrizia Garcia (Manila)
Bb Alagang Silka -Ma. Francesca Taruc (Angeles)
Jag Denim Queen – Hannah Arnold (Masbate)
Miss World Balance – Alexandra Faith Garcia (Olongapo)
Miss Ever Bilena – Maureen Montagne (Batangas)
Miss Pizza Hut – Karen Laurrie Mendoza (Iloilo)
Manila Bulletin Readers Choice- Micca Rosal (Agoncillo)