After months of screening, thirty young finalists from all over the country joined a pre-pageant program of the Slimmers World’s Miss Bikini Philippines 2016 on Sunday at the Diamond Hotel in Manila.
Slimmers World International Vice President Helen Manansala Camacho said the objective of the pre-pageant program is to present all the finalists to the media before the Grand Coronation Night that will take place on May 19 at the Newport Performing Arts Theater in Resorts World Manila.
“We have 30 beautiful candidates from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao,” Camacho told The Manila Times during an interview. “Those equally lovely ladies that had joined our annual competition went on to management or corporate careers, some became models and there were a few who became celebrities.”
“We are promoting slimming, fitness and health internationally. There were 200 applicants before from different places on our ninth year,” Camacho added. “The road to being a beauty queen isn’t only about glitz and glamour, it’s also about being a catalyst of change through different advocacies.”
All the 30 candidates were housed together and underwent a health and fitness regimen implemented by certified physical therapists, licensed nutritionists and dietitians from Slimmers World to ensure their readiness on coronation night.
The 30 finalists are Casey Austria, Zyralyn Gabuya, Clarise Perez, Apple Ferrer, Michko Magno, Venus Johnson, Regine Anilo, Crystal Saringo, Joanna Alajar, Trixie Ong, Marie Cajayon, Solaire Ralos, Grace Castillo, Geri Camargo, Angelica Nilo, Gregeli Pahilga, Hayah Hamoc, Japril Makilig, Elle Hollman, Diana Dela Peña, Cyrill Ybanyez, Rjfajda Babudin, Jankka Nicolas, Christine Opiaza, Ivy Tapic, Karina Dizon, Maribel Aga, Menachen de Asis, Antonette de Peralta and Dawn Dogma.
Miss Bikini Philippines 2015 winner Tim Alsowyed will be present during the coronation night, while Miss Great Bodies 2015 Althea Vega was present in the pre-pageant ceremony.
The Miss Bikini Philippines 2016 is co-presented by Slimmers World International and Slimmers World Face and Skin Clinic, in cooperation with Spectrumed and Derm Asia, with the support of Kauffman Pharma – Fatrol, My Slim, Diamond Hotel and Sequoia Hotel.