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Winners of the special awards at Bb. Pilipinas 2017

The six crowns aside, several special awards were also given to the lovely Binibining Pilipinas hopefuls on Sunday.



Binibini 19 Rachel Peters and Binibini 22 Chanel Olive Thomas each won two of the special awards. Thomas took the Binibining Friendship and Best in National Costume prizes, while Peters won Miss Picture Perfect and Jag Denim Queen.

Chanel Olive Thomas in National Costume. Photo: Raymond Saldaña/PowerhousePH
Rachel Peters in Jag Denim. Photo: Binibining Pilipinas

Binibini 1 Dane Felisse Marasigan was hailed Binibining Talent and Binibini 20 Christagale Borja won the Manila Bulletin Readers Choice Award.

Peters scored another victory in the second batch of special awards, winning Best in Swimsuit. Binibini 15 Mariel De Leon was awarded Best in Long Gown and Miss Cream Silk. Binibini 31 Katarina Rodriguez was hailed Binibining Philippine Airlines.

Rachel Peters went on to win the top prize, being named Miss Philippines Universe at the end of the night.

Mariel de Leon was named Bb. Pilipinas International, while Chanel Thomas took the Bb. Pilipinas Supranational crown and Katarina Rodriguez was named Bb. Pilipinas Intercontinental.

Binibining Pilipinas 2017 followed a new format, with only the Top 25 candidates walking in their swimwear and evening gown. — with a report by Jannielyn Ann Bigtas/Aya Tantiangco/BM, GMA News