1 . Ria Rabajante, 23, Pasig City
Ria graduated from Assumption College in 2012 with a degree in Bachelor in Communications Major in Media Production. She wants to be a film director so she could create romantic films and make people fall in love.
She joined Bb. Pilipinas because it’s been her dream since she was 10. The very first time she was able to watch a pageant was back in 1999 when she was 10 and Miriam Quiambao competed for Miss Universe. When Miriam won 1st runner up, she already knew she wanted to be like her.
Ria loves hanging out with her friends, skyping with her family in the states, shopping, biking.
2. Ma. Bencelle Bianzon, 23, Quezon City
A graduate of the University of Santo Tomas with a degree in Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, Bencelle won a gold student leader award during her time.
She admits she used to be frequently bullied in school as a kid because of her prominent ears and dark complexion and decided to join the competition so she could prove that she can succeed in spite of what other people are saying behind her back. Bencelle loves reading books and informative blogs.
3. Zandra Flores, 24, Pangasinan
A graduate of University of Bradford in the UK, with a degree in Medical Sciences and specialized in Cellular Pathology, Zandra loves the fact that Filipinos are very caring, passionate, and stays positive no matter what.
She’s into signing, dancing, researching, reading books and wants to start a micro business one day.
4. Nicole Donesa, 18, Quezon City
Nicole, a talented singer, used to perform in various Fil-Am events in the States. She joined Bb. Pilipinas for the experience and believes the honor and the respect that you get from becoming a beauty queen is something that you take with you forever.
Being separated from her family who’s in the States is one of the sacrifices she had to make before joining the pageant.
5. Maria Sofia Gloria Mustonen, 23, Marikina City
Sofia takes up Diplomatic and Consular Affairs at the De La Salle-College of St. Benilde. She joined the pageant because she wants to enhance herself as a person and experience a once in a lifetime event.
She aspires to be a politician someday and is currently trying to be active in different charities and activities in Antique – her mom’s province.
6. Yvette Chantal Mildenberger, 19, Legazpi City, Albay
Yvette is half German and half Filipino. Her mom is Bicolana. She was born and raised in Germany but her parents decided to migrate to the Philippines when she was 12.
The reigning Ms. Bicolandia 1st runner up, Yvette speaks Chinese and basic French. She plans to put up her own travel agency and wants to help Filipinos visit Europe because she knows it’s difficult to get a German or Schengen visa.
7 .Maria Ivy Kristel Gonzales, 24, Quezon City
Kristel is currently taking up law in Ateneo. One of her inspirations is Anna Theresa Licaros whom she describes as a witty and beautiful woman who always speaks her mind.
Her boyfriend is very supportive and even bought her makeup kit for the pageant.
8. Abbygale Moderin, 20, Antipolo City
Abbygale took up Bachelor of Science in HRM at World Citi Colleges with an Acedemic Distinction Award and dreams of working at Burj Al Arab, Dubai’s 8-star hotel
She is actively involved in church ministries and is a Sunday school teacher.
9. Katherine Anne Enriquez, 23, San Mateo, Rizal
An only child, Kate is a graduate of Holy Spirit Manila with a degree in AB Communication Arts. She used to work as a marketing coordinator for an events firm and resigned from her job to focus on Bb. Pilipinas because it has always been her childhood dream.
Kate enjoys swimming, playing badminton, editing short films and videos. She says she learned about discipline when she joined the pageant because “You have to be responsible for what you do.”
10. Anna Carmela Aquino, 22 years old, Taytay, Rizal
Anna is an educator at San Beda College, Rizal. She is a talented dancer who has had the opportunity to travel out of the country because of her talent. She believes she will make it because of her exotic beauty.