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Pia Wurtzbach named Binibining Pilipinas-Universe 2015


Pia Wurtzbach, a 25-year-old model and makeup artist, has taken the Bb. Pilipinas-Universe title at the Binibining Pilipinas Grand Coronation Night at the Smart Araneta Coliseum a few minutes before midnight on Sunday.

Wurtzbach was also named Miss Creamsilk at the event. It was her third time joining the competition.

Janicel Lubina was crowned Bb. Pilipinas-International. The daughter of a domestic helper and a former domestic helper herself, Lubina was featured in a report by Agence France-Presse on the Philippines' beauty pageant industry.

She was a bigger winner for the night, taking home the Best in Swimsuit and Best in Long Gown awards.

Rounding out the winner's list are Bb. Pilipinas-Intercontinental Christi McGarry, Bb. Pilipinas-Supranational Rogelie Catacutan and Bb. Pilipinas-Tourism Ann Lorraine Colis.

Runners-up were Kimverlyn Suiza and Hannah Sison.

The winners were selected by a panel of judges chaired by Justice Secretary Leila De Lima, who made a mark for asking tough questions, such as, "In the wake of conflicts and controversies, how is winning a Binibining Pilipinas crown relevant?"

Teresita Ssen "Winwyn" Marquez, a pre-pageant favorite, was left out of the winner's circle in perhaps the evening's biggest stunner.

Marquez won several special awards, such as Best in Talent, Best in National Costume, and Best in Casual Wear. — with reports by Bianca Rose Dabu/BM/JST, GMA News
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