Binibining Pilipinas 2015: The most successful batch of Binibining Pilipinas

25 Mar 2020 | Camilla Suarez

Binibining Pilipinas is a national beauty pageant in Philippines that selects the Filipina representatives to compete in major international platforms like Miss International, Miss Supranational, Miss Intercontinental, Miss Grand International and Miss Globe. The annual Binibining Pilipinas beauty pageant was founded by its President, Stella Márquez de Araneta. Stella Márquez-Araneta, is a former Miss Colombia, who became a Miss Universe semi-finalist and the winner of the first Miss International beauty pageant in 1960.

The Binibining Pilipinas pageant is one of the prestigious beauty pageants in Philippines which honors the women who inspire them. Earlier, Binibining Pilipinas crowned Miss Universe Philippines too but now, Miss Universe Philippines has separated from Binibining Pilipinas.

Binibining Pilipinas 2015 was one of the most successful year for the pageant as the delegates who were crowned by the end of the event finale had an exceptionally successful journey ahead. The coronation night was held on March 15, 2015 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum, Quezon City, Philippines.

The delegates who further represented Philippines at international platform are Pia Wurtzbach for Miss Universe 2015, Kylie Verzosa for Miss International 2016, Ann Colis for Miss Globe 2015 and Teresita Ssen Winwyn Marquez for Reina Hisapanoamericana 2017. The Binibinig Pilipinas 2015 was very successful because all the delegates were placed as the winner of their respective beauty pageant. Let us look at their individual journey.

Pia Wurtzbach created history when she was crowned Miss Universe 2015 as she was the third woman from Philippines to hold the title. Though Pia was initially announced as first runner-up, Filipino fans still went wild with cheers of congratulations and she felt satisfied knowing that she made her countrymen proud. Several moments later, host Steve Harvey corrected a mistake which will become known as one of the most talked about moments in live television history; the winner of Miss Universe 2015 was the Philippines. Pia wanted to work with the LGBT community specifically to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS education and prevention and will work with groups such as Gay Men's Health Crisis and Apicha. Pia was a stylist and writer for the lifestyle section of Philippine Daily Inquirer. Pia is now a successful model who has proved that with sheer determination, one can achieve their dreams. She has recently launched her own tea store and is working on her clothing line.


Pia Wurtzbach Miss Universe 2015


Kylie Verzosa made Philippines proud when she was crowned Miss International 2016 and became the sixth Filipino to win the title. Kyile was placed at the Top 15 at the coronation night of Binibining Pilipinas 2015 before she finally won the title of Binibining Pilipinas International 2016. The diva who devoted her reign to cultural and international understanding as she strongly believes that it can develop a sense of sensitivity towards other culture and expand our horizons, tolerate differences, and appreciate diversity. Kylie Verzosa co-managed the Philippine operations of the Japanese-funded real estate start-up Property Access. She is now a successful advocate for Mental Health and founded an organization, ‘Mental Health Matters’ in order to help people dealing with mental health issues and raise awareness about the same. She is one of the successful faces in the world of pageantry and she uses her stature of being an empowered woman wisely.


Kylie Verzosa Miss International 2016


Ann Lorraine Colis made her country proud when she was crowned Miss Globe 2015. She was crowned Bb Pilipinas Tourism International 2015 at the finals of Binibining Pilipinas 2015. But fate had the crown of Miss Globe 2015 sealed for her. She works as a professional model today is very successful in the world of pageantry. She has travelled around the world and worked with some of the best models, designers, brands and photographers in the business adding experience to her journey. Her social media is very aesthetic that makes one look at it like the diva has transformed into a different person now. Ann makes sure to keep in touch with her Binibini sisters of 2015 and showcases her love for them.


Ann Lorraine Colis Miss Globe 2015


Teresita Ssen was the first ever Filipina to compete in the pageant and not only she participated, she was crowned Reina Hispanoamericana 2017. She was placed at the Top 15 of Binibining Pilipinas 2015 and won three special awards including Best National Costume, Miss Talent and "She's so JAG" Award. After a while, she was crowned Reina Hisapanoamericana Filipinas 2017 and represented Philippines at Reina Hisapanoamericana 2017. She also faced criticism for not speaking Spanish, a common denominator among the other candidates in the pageant but performed exceptionally well which made her win the title. She is a successful actress and a professional model who using her social media empowers women across the globe. One can see that she is a fitness enthusiast and shares fitness workout regimes for everyone to follow.


Teresita Ssen Winwyn Marquez Reina Hisapanoamericana 2017


The above mentioned four gorgeous and extremely talented Filipina beauties who were a part of Binibining Pilipinas 2015 have made a name for themselves with sheer determination, confidence and clear vision for their future. They are considered as the milestones for the pageantry in Philippines and every beauty queen or aspiring beauty queen look up to these women and work hard for a better life and to bring in the change in their country.