MANILA, PHILIPPINES – ALV Pageant Circle announced 15 more contestants to join the 11 ladies who qualified for this year’s pageant after the announcement of the first batch last week.
This week, aspirants and applicants flocked to the Platform Events Place in Newport World Resorts in Pasay City to try their luck in bagging the crown. In addition to the names that were previously announced, the second batch of contestants for the 2023 lineup are:
12) Zyra Carbonell
13) Resalina Toledo
14) Bernadette Fajardo
16) Dianne Pempura
17) Wilsie Perez
18) Francine Reyes
19) Bernadine Nicolas
20) Marinella Catangay
21) Chario Sergio
22) Catherine Camilon
23) Aeroz Ganiban
24) Estphanie Delgado
25) Nikki De Moura, and
26) Arine Ejercito Tan
The contestants hailing from different parts of the country will be competing in Vietnam on October 25th for the finals. The Philippines eagerly anticipates the participation of its contestants, filled with hope and aspirations of securing the coveted title.
Among the Filipinas who came close to clinching the crown were Nicole Cordoves in 2016 and Samantha Bernardo in 2020. Both were declared as first runners-up in their respective events — Nicole to Indonesia’s Ariska Putri Pertiwi and Samantha to USA’s Abena Appiah.
In addition, ALV Pageant Circle spokesperson Tinnie Esguera said that the lineup consisting of 26 candidates may increase with the inclusion of other delegates. The upcoming Miss Grand Philippines 2023 coronation night will take place at the Mall of Asia Arena, in Pasay City, on July 13 this year.
The pageant screening took place at Teatrino, Greenhills, on Friday, June 2.
Familiar faces in attendance were Binibining Pilipinas 2022 1st runner-up Herlene Nicole Budol, Miss Elite Philippines 2022 Shanon Tampon, and Miss Environment International 2022 1st runner-up Michelle Arceo.
The three ladies were confirmed to be part of the official candidates. – WhatALife/Val