The 40 official candidates of the Bb. Pilipinas 2019 beauty pageant were announced at the New Frontier Theater in Quezon City on Monday.
They are: Hannah Arnold, Jane Darren Genobisa, Samantha Poblete, Danielle Joi Magno, Mary Faye Murphy, Joanna Rose Tolledo, Jessica Marasigan, Marie Sherry Anne Tormes, Dia Nicole Magno, Honey Grace Cartasano, Francia Layderos, Cassandra Chan, Danielle Isabelle Dolk, Jessarie Dumaguing, Maria Isabela Galeria, Julia Eugene Saubier, Melba Ann Macasaet, Emma Mary Tiglao, Alanis Reign Binoya, Louisielle Denise Amorog, Gazini Christiana Ganadis, Marianne Marquez, Joahnna Carla Saad, Pauline Anne Cordero, April May Short, Leren Mae Bautista, Rubee Marie Faustino, Larah Grace Lacap, Martina Faustina Diaz, Malka Shaver, Kimberly Penchon, Samantha Mae Bernardo, Ilene Astrid de Vera, Maria Andrea Abesamis, Bea Patricia Magtanong, Jean Nicole Guerrero, Samantha Ashley Lo, Rosham Ramirez Saeed, Vickie Marie Milagrosa Rushton, and Sigrid Grace Flores.
In this year’s batch, 19 girls were trained under Aces and Queens headed by Jonas Gaffud while 17 came from Kagandahang Flores camp under Rodgil Flores. Four girls were independent, meaning they did not belong to any beauty camp.
Reigning Miss Universe Catriona Gray said she was independent when she competed in the Bb. Pilipinas 2018 beauty contest.
The 40 candidates will compete for the six titles of Bb. Pilipinas such as Miss Universe Philippines, Bb. Pilipinas International, Bb. Pilipinas Supranational, Bb. Pilipinas Grand International, Bb. Pilipinas Intercontinental, and Bb. Pilipinas Globe.
In December 2018, Gray went home with the Miss Universe title during the competition held in Bangkok, Thailand. Karen Gallman captured the first Miss Intercontinental crown for the Philippines in 47 years during a pageant held in Manila in January.
Ahtisa Manalo nearly won the Miss International 2018 crown for the Philippines when she finished second in the beauty pageant.
The grand coronation of the Bb. Pilipinas 2019 pageant will be held at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City on June 9.