MANILA, PHILIPPINES — All ladies stunned the stage with their respective outfits as they slayed every segment of the 59th edition of Binibining Pilipinas held on May 28, 2023 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum, in Quezon City.
Two Binibining Pilipinas 2023 titleholders, Angelica Lopez and Anna Valencia Lakrini gave outstanding answers during the Q&A portion.
Palawan Beauty Queen, Angelica Lopez, 22, paid tribute to her mom in her answer stating that her mom was the prime reason of what she has become today.
Manila Mayor Honey Lacuna-Pangan then asked Lopez the question: “What makes you a binibini who walks the talk and who is beyond mere self-promotion?
To which Lopez answered:
“I stand here tonight because it is my mother who instilled in me the values and the morals that I am using to be the woman that I am today—a woman who has the strength, courage, and tenacity; the strength to decide for herself—what she wants, really works hard to achieve it.”
“To also have the courage to face any obstacles of life and tenacity to hold on to her wisdom of choice.”
she then ended her answer with: “And I believe, it is always a dream come true to be here, and that is why I am the Binibini that I am always meant to be. Thank you.”
Lakrini, 25, of Bataan on the other hand, was asked by the Manila politician with the question: “In what ways is a beauty pageant candidate aiming for a crown similar to a politician running for an electoral post?“
Lakrini finished off her answer with her nutrition advocacy with the statement:
“As someone who’s joining for the second time, I know that a beauty pageant has a platform, which we can talk about causes that are dear to our heart.”
My cause that is dear to my heart is nutrition, and as a nutritional scientist, as an advocate for proper nutrition, I know in advocating for this platform for Bb. Pilipinas, we can inspire so many people and a politician can inspire our whole community, and so can we.”
As the pageant went to a close, Lopez was crowned Bb. Pilipinas International 2023, while Lakrini was crowned as Bb. Pilipinas Globe.
Meanwhile, Katrina Johnson took the 1st-runner up spot along with Atasha Parani as the 2nd-runner up. – WhatALife!/Val