The 2013 Bb. Pilipinas candidates were already revealed by the pageant organization led by Stella Marquez-Araneta. The Filipina beauties will vie as successor to Binibining Pilipinas Unviverse Janine Tugonon.
The coronation night of the 2013 Bb. Pilipinas will be conferred on April 14, 2013, the three will be representing the Philippins in international competition such as the Miss Universe, Miss International and Miss Tourism Queen International.
We have listed some of the early favorites in the competition because of their current celebrity status. Among those who will have a chance to be the Philippines delegate to one of the global pageants were the following:
- Star Magic talent Pia Wurtzbach;
- former “Pinoy Big Brother” housemate Joanna Cindy Miranda;
- Viva talent Imelda Schweighart;
- talent search finalist Rhea Nakpil; and,
- Maria Angelica, daughter of actor Christopher de Leon.
Here some photos and short infos regarding the 5 candidates:
Pia Wurtzbach (a.k.a. Pia Romero), 5’7″
More popularly known by her screen name Pia Romero, the Filipina-German Bb. Pilipinas candidate has already appeared in several Kapamilya shows since she started modeling at an early age of 11. She is one of the stable talents of ABS-CBN talent management firm Star Magic.
Pia became part of the teen-oriented series “K2BU,” the concert variety program “ASAP,” romance anthology “Your Song” and the recently concluded fantasy series “Aryana.”
Joanna Cindy Miranda, 5’7″
She was a former “Pinoy Big Brother” contestant having stayed at Kuya’s house during the “Unlimited” edition of the show in 2011. Although she was evicted on Day 22, after only seven days as a “reserve housemate.”
Before her entry to the PBB House, she was former Nueva Ecija beauty queen and participated in numerous pageants.
Maria Angelica de Leon, 5’8″
Maria Angelica de Leon is the daughter of showbiz veterans Christopher de Leon and his wife Sandy Andolong. She was also a print ad model, with her height and built she is considered as one of the early favorites in the beauty pageant.
The 5’8″ beauty is reportedly trained by Aces & Queens, the talent firm behind Miss Universe runners-up Venus Raj, Shamcey Supsup and Janine Tugonon.
Imelda Schweighart (a.k.a Imee Hart), 5’6″
The popular Imee Hart is a talent of the Viva Artists Agency, Imelda Schweighart appeared on numerous TV show such as the series, “Bagets.” Before she joing the Kapatid network, she works as a model in various modeling stints.
Rhea Nakpil, 5’7″
Ria Nakpil is a former contestant of the GMA-7’s talent reality search “StarStruck” in 2005. She appeared in a number of Kapuso Network’s shows and subsequently transferred to TV-5. She was aprt of the series which includes, “Asian Treasures,” “Lupin,” and “Ang Babaeng Hinugot sa Aking Tadyang.”