Bb. Pilipinas 2011 winners bared
MANILA, Philippines—(UPDATE) The Binibining Pilipinas pageant crowned early Monday its newest beauty queens namely Shamcey Supsup as Bb. Pilipinas-Universe, Dianne Necio as Bb. Pilipinas-International and Isabella Manjon as Bb. Pilipinas-Tourism.
Supsup, a magna cum laude graduate from the University of the Philippines College of Architecture, will be representing the country in the Miss Universe pageant to be held in Sao Paolo, Brazil in September.
Meanwhile, Necio, who won as first runner-up in last year’s Binibining Pilipinas, will be representing the Philippines in the Miss International competition to be held in Chengdu, China later this year.
Also named during the awarding ceremonies held at the Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City were Janine Tugonon, 1st runner-up, and Mary Jean Lastimosa, 2nd runner-up.
The coronation was hosted by actors KC Concepcion and Derek Ramsay together with former title holders Precious Lara Quigaman (2005 Miss International) and Miriam Quiambao (1999 Miss Universe 1st runner-up). It was aired over ABS-CBN channel 2.
Present during the coronation to relinquish their titles were Bb. Pilipinas-Universe 2010 and Miss Universe 4th runner-up Venus Raj, Bb. Pilipinas-World 2010 Czarina Gatbonton and Bb. Pilipinas-International 2010 Krista Kleiner.
This year’s contest, which featured 40 candidates, marked the renewed partnership between ABS-CBN and the Binibining Pilipinas Charities Inc., organizer of the Binibining Pilipinas beauty pageant. <strong><em>Don Lejano, INQUIRER.net</em></strong>
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