Tuesday, 28 June 2016 06:42

BINIBINING PILIPINAS USA 2016 PAGEANT LIFTS CURTAIN ON 4TH EDITION WITH SUPERB CROP OF CANDIDATES

Press Presentation

(Los Angeles, CA – June 26, 2016) – After an extensive, nationwide selection process, twenty-one (21) extraordinary, young women, along with an equally impressive group of nine (9) teen candidates, collectively representing seven (7) states, several regions and of various backgrounds, were presented as the official candidates for the 4th Annual Binibining Pilipinas USA Pageant at a press conference in Los Angeles. This year, the pageant also coincides with the 1st Annual Binibining Pilipinas Teen USA 2016, a showcase for younger candidates.

 

Hosted by Diamond Sponsor Porsche of Downtown Los Angeles, the candidates, ranging in age from 13-17 for the teens, and 17 – 25 for the misses, compete for the titles and along with them, an expanded prize package. This year’s contest will be held at an exciting new venue, the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center, on Saturday, July 23, 2016, at 4:30 p.m. This momentous event is preceded by the Preliminary Competition, featuring the Parade of National Costumes, Swimsuit Competition, Binibining Photogenic and Talent Competition, on Sunday, July 17, 2016, at 6:00 p.m., at Porsche of Downtown Los Angeles. Top highlights of this evening is a swimsuit fashion show, modeled by the competitors in a special showcase to determine the winner of the Binibining Best in Swimsuit and Binibining Top Runway Model awards. This year’s competitors are:

 

The 2016 Binibining Pilipinas USA

1.) Tiffany Dela Merced

2.) Gabby Parsons

3.) Pauline Loyola

4.) Jacqueline Aluning

5.) Charissa Christina Valdez

6.) Ellaine Munsayac

7.) Emmeline Lopez Sturgeon

8.) Frances Pascual

9.) Marielle Villacastin

10.) Tisha Alyn Abrea

11.) Shekinah Paguirigan

12.) Kassius Lanzarotta

13.) Paula Sison

14.) Nicole Ceniza

15.) Samantha Abaya Campos

16.) Cynthia Magaporo

17.) Johanna Jem De Guzman

18.) Angel Borromeo Leoncio

19.) Katrina Espano

20.) Reeva Darren Gestre

21.) Krystal Fernandez

The 2016 Binibining Pilipinas Teen USA

1.) Alexandria Palma Boreman

2.) Heather Santos

3.) Cathlyn Estrada Diller

4.) Gillian Robles

5.) CheyAnne Ladiero Knight

6.) Richie Anne Soliven

7.) Aira Lei Maigue

8.) Carly Peeters

9.) Leanna Lane Ferguson

“We have an extremely impressive group of ladies this year, many of whom are also gifted musical performers,” said Mildred Deang, President/CEO of Insider Entertainment Group, the pageant’s producer. “The talent competition in particular has exceeded our expectations, and the judges will have an extremely difficult job ahead of them.”

The grand winner of the Binibining Pilipinas USA 2016 crown will receive a generous prize package, including a roundtrip airline ticket to the Philippines and a chance to compete in an international pageant, along with a talent development contract with VIVA Entertainment to help establish a career in Manila‘s entertainment industry.

The second highest tally will earn the Binibining Pilipinas USA-Tourism 2016 crown, which entitles the winning candidate to serve as an Official Goodwill Ambassador of the Philippine Department of Tourism Los Angeles. As in previous years, the winning titleholders in this competition will also have the chance to travel to the Philippines in September 2016 to visit some of the best tourism destinations in the country as part of their prize packages.

Additional titleholders will include Binibining Pilipinas Teen USA 2016, who also receives two roundtrip tickets to the Philippines, among many other prizes.

New sponsors for this year include real estate development firm Hunt Enterprises, world renowned luxury resort Eskaya Beach Resort and Spa, and prime hotel resort Discovery Suites. For the fourth straight year, this pageant will be broadcast in its entirety during prime time. The pageant will air later this summer as a two-hour TV special on The Filipino Channel (“TFC”).

Likewise, the pageant welcomes back the Philippines’ national carrier, Philippine Airlines (PAL), as a returning sponsor. PAL will select one lucky candidate to wear the title of Binibining Philippine Airlines to represent the company at corporate and public events as a goodwill ambassador. She will be awarded one roundtrip, business-class airfare to Manila as part of her package.

Contributing sponsors include: Philippine Department of Tourism Los Angeles, Porsche of Downtown LA, VIVA Entertainment, Malibu Design Group (Official Swimwear Sponsor), Majestic Vacations (Official Travel Partner), Republiq Dance Studio (Official Dance Studio), Innovative Tours & Travel, Carrington Real Estate & Mortgage, Estela Skin Care Clinic, Leelin Bakery and Café, Integrity Escrow, Jeff Reyes (Official Photographer), Cherry’s Salon and Michael Vincent Academy (Official Hair and Makeup Sponsors), MoVe Fitness, Gerry’s Grill, Bobby Crisostomo and Ramie Dador (Official Events Photographers), Audio Push Entertainment (Official DJ), Pomp & Regalia Fine Jewelry, Integrity Escrow and media partner, Manila Express. Harrington Group as the Official Tabulator.

Binibining Pilipinas USA and Binibining Pilipinas Teen USA are both nationwide searches for those special young women in today’s Filipino-American communities in North America with the beauty, grace and elegance to compete on an international level, and also have the dynamic personalities and intelligence that set them apart from the rest.