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       (LOS ANGELES, CA – January 31, 2020) - FORMER BINIBINING PILIPINAS USA -TOURISM Jacqueline Aluning 2016 (now known as Miss Filipina International Tourism) recently completed a modeling assignment for Victoria’s Secret PINK spring collection, after a recent photo shoot held in New York, NY.  Jacqueline has been pursuing her modeling career after taking home the crown.  She recently graduated from San Diego State University, and intends to continue her modeling as more opportunities present themselves.   

  

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     (LOS ANGELES, CA - December 9, 2019) - Miss Filipina International (MFI) pageant organizers recently offered its congratulations to Jonathan Manalo, award-winning songwriter/producer of its newly-released theme song, “FILIPINA,” which debuted at this year’s Coronation Night, held on July 27, 2019, in Redondo Beach, CA.  The song was written by Manalo, and performed by the Philippines’ “Soul Supreme Diva,” KZ Tandingan. Manalo was recently celebrated in Manila with multiple Awit Awards, among the highest honors bestowed annually by the Philippines recording industry, after garnering a record-breaking 22 nominations for his superlative body of work.  Mr. Manalo also served as a member of the board of judges during this year’s Preliminary Competition.  Previously, the panel of judges has included former Lakers great Byron Scott, NBA Hall of Famer Jamaal Wilkes, MLB star Royce Clayton, Grammy winners Apl.de.ap and Tia Carrere, former Miss Universes Dayanara Torres, Margaret Gardiner and Margie Moran, to name a few.  

The theme song, which promotes a theme of female empowerment, has earned good reviews from many patrons and followers of the pageant.  It has been used in major stage production numbers during the annual pageant, and as a soundtrack to the 2-hour TV special which aired worldwide on TFC.  

MISS FILIPINA INTERNATIONAL is a global search for those special young women in today's Filipino communities around the country and the world with the beauty, grace and dynamic personalities and intelligence that set them apart from the rest.

The pageant has earned the unique distinction of being the only one of its kind with tourism promotion as its fundamental core value, and also holds the status of being the only US-Filipino pageant to have been nationally and globally televised in each of its seven years in existence. This year's edition featured candidates from around the world, including Spain, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Canada, and all across the USA.

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     (LOS ANGELES - November 14, 2019) Fresh from its recently completed tourism promotion trip to the Philippines, the organizers of Miss Filipina International recently announced its successful conclusion, after highlighting some of the top tourism destinations in the Bicol region, Manila and the National Capital Region, and Corregidor Island in Cavite Province.  

     Miss Filipina International 2019 CheyAnne Knight led this year’s delegation, along with Miss Filipina International - Tourism Keisha Abelgas and Miss Filipina Teen International Thereze Dacanay.  These young tourism ambassadors were happy to fully immerse themselves in this once-in-a-lifetime cultural experience, from the spicy and delectable Bicol cuisine, to meeting local dignitaries and courtesy visits to its Official Airline Partner, Philippine Airlines.  The historic Manila Hotel and Valero Grand Suites by Swiss-Belhotel are the Official Residences of the MFI titleholders during their stay in Manila.   

     Included in this year’s itinerary was a visit to the ruins of Cagsawa Church in Daraga, Albay, and a thrilling ATV ride to the world’s most perfect cone volcano, Mount Mayon.  The ladies were fortunate to have the weather cooperate with their schedule, as they were blessed with the opportunity to have an unobstructed view of Mount Mayon in all of its glory.  Also among this year’s highlights were visits to the historical sites in and around Manila, including Fort Santiago in Intramuros, and Corregidor Island, the monument to wartime heroism, and many other sites.  

     The MFI titleholders spent much of their time meeting corporate and government dignitaries during their stay, the highlight of which was meeting with newly installed Mayor of Manila, Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso.

     At the conclusion of the trip, this year’s titleholders felt well-prepared to represent themselves as tourism ambassadors to their peers.  Preparations for next year’s pageant are already underway, and more than 20 candidates have already committed to compete in next year’s pageant, well before the official registration period even begins.  Young ladies from the ages of 13-17 are encouraged to contact Insider Entertainment Group to join the Teen competition, while ladies from 17-28 are urged to act now to join the Miss category.  JOIN NOW!  “Your Destiny Awaits!”  

     Thank you to all our sponsors - Philippine Department of Tourism Los Angeles, Philippine Airlines – Official Airline Partner (www.philippineairlines.com), The Manila Hotel (www.manila-hotel.com.ph), Valero Grand Suites by Swiss-Belhotel (https://www.swiss-belhotel.com/en-gb/valero-grand-swiss-belhotel-makati), Legazpi City, Albay, The Oriental Hotel Legazpi (www.legazpi.theorientalhotels.com), The Marison Hotel (https://the-marison-hotel.business.site/), Gerry’s Restaurant & Bar (www.gerrysgrill.com), Cherry’s Salon (www.cherryssalon.com). Special mention to Richmond Jimenez – Tourism Attache & Director, US Southern State & Latin America, Mayor Noel Rosal – Legazpi, Albay,  Mayor Patricia Gonzalez-Alsua – Ligao, Albay, Mayor Victor Perete – Daraga, Albay.

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(REDONDO BEACH, CA – July 28, 2019) A group of 45 of the most accomplished and beautiful young women of Filipino descent from all over the globe travelled to Los Angeles for the 7th annual MISS FILIPINA INTERNATIONAL 2019 Pageant, and before the last balloons and confetti settled onto the stage, a sellout crowd witnessed the spectacular announcement of the new batch of queens last Saturday, July 27th, at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center, Redondo Beach, CA.

And what a memorable and entertaining show it was, hosted by entertainment icons, Ms. Pops Fernandez and Martin Nievera. The legendary Gary Valenciano’s thrilling special guest performances are still generating a buzz around town. Tune in for the world-premiere broadcast from our Official TV Partner, “TFC” (The Filipino Channel), scheduled to air on Sunday, August 18th. The pageant will be simultaneously available to view on YouTube (www.youtube.com/missfilipinainternational). Check your local listings or follow Miss Filipina International on Facebook or Instagram for further details.

The newly-crowned Miss Filipina International 2019 is Ella Tesoro, 23, of Irvine, CA, and Miss Filipina Teen International 2019 is Thereze Dacanay, 15, of Fremont, CA. IEG Productions’ CEO Mildred Deang was thrilled with this year’s outcome. “As always, I’m so proud of the caliber of candidates we have in this pageant, and I’m sure they’ll only continue to grow and mature into fine young women. Congratulations and thank you to all of the young ladies who traveled from near and far to take part in this world-class competition.”

 

The full list of winners:

MISS FILIPINA INTERNATIONAL: ELLA TESORO
MISS FILIPINA INTERNATIONAL-TOURISM: CHEYANNE KNIGHT
MISS FILIPINA INTERNATIONAL 1ST RU: KEISHA ABELGAS
MISS FILIPINA INTERNATIONAL 2ND RU: ANDIE VALERA
MISS FILIPINA INTERNATIONAL 3RD RU: LUCYANN LACDAN


MISS FILIPINA TEEN INTERNATIONAL: THEREZE DACANAY
MISS FILIPINA TEEN INTERNATIONAL 1ST RU: SAMANTHA BALLESTEROS
MISS FILIPINA TEEN INTERNATIONAL 2ND RU: LEIGH LABACLADO
MISS FILIPINA TEEN INTERNATIONAL 3RD RU: MIA CANAH TAMARRA
MISS FILIPINA TEEN INTERNATIONAL 4TH RU: SARA BURRES

 

SPECIAL AWARDS:

Miss Best in Talent: #20 TATIANNA REYES
Miss Teen Best in Talent: #17 MIA CANAH TAMARRA
Miss Photogenic – #23 ELLA TESORO
Miss Teen Photogenic – #6 HAILEY VICTORIO
Miss Congeniality – #8 JEWELLE BIASCAN
Miss Teen Congeniality – #20 ANGELINA AQUINO
Miss Social Media – #15 SAMANTHA BAUTISTA
Miss Teen Social Media – #13 LEIGH LABACLADO
Miss People’s Choice – #1 RIO DAEL
Miss Teen People’s Choice – #21 THEREZE DACANAY
Miss Popularity – #9 ANNIE JOAQUIN
Miss Teen Popularity – #3 JEANINE DETORIO
Miss Top Model – #23 ELLA TESORO
Miss Teen Top Model – #2 SARA BURRES
Miss Best in National Costume – #15 SAMANTHA BAUTISTA
Miss Teen Best in National Costume – #21 THEREZE DACANAY
Miss Best in Swimsuit – #23 ELLA TESORO
Miss Teen Best in Swimsuit – #7 ANGELLYN FENNER
Miss Philippine Airlines – #12 CHEYANNE KNIGHT
Miss MoneyGram International – #12 CHEYANNE KNIGHT
Miss TFC – #4 ANDIE VALERA
Cherry’s Salon Image Model – #20 TATIANNA REYES

 

In cooperation with TFC (The Filipino Channel), this year’s sponsors include Philippine Airlines - Official Airline Partner; JB Diamonds & Fine Jewelry - Official Jeweler; Music provided by Star Music and Tarsier Records; Diamond Sponsors - Porsche of Downtown LA, Hunt Enterprises; Gold Sponsors – Walmart2World, MTS Law Firm; Designer Ludo Garnier; Bronze Sponsor – Estela Skin Care Clinic; VIP transportation provided by Donlyson Auto Concepts; Wardrobe Stylist – S.O.S Showroom; Official Hair and Makeup Sponsor – Cherry’s Salon; Official Tabulator – Harrington Group; Patrons – Kenneth Barlis, Archipelago Botanical Gin, Café 86, The Swann School of Protocol, Mambo Kitchen International, Flower Blush, Gerry’s Grill; Media Partners – Philippine Post, PINAY Magazine, Philippines & Asian Report; Official Photographers – Ken Hugh, Gerry Villaroman

Meet 2019 Candidates

    (Los Angeles - July 9, 2019) - Forty-five (45) beautiful and accomplished, young Filipinas from all over the globe descended upon Los Angeles and ascended the stage at Porsche Downtown LA to the loud cheers of their supporters to meet the press and photographers during the Official Press Presentation of Candidates, held recently on June 23, 2019.  The audience was treated to a mini-fashion show and program to introduce each candidate, and their respective tourism destinations, for the very first time.  Miss Filipina International and Miss Filipina Teen International are the only US-based pageant with tourism promotion as its fundamental core value, and have earned the distinction of being the only Filipina pageant outside the Philippines to have been nationally and globally televised in each of its 7 years in existence.  This year, organizers have confirmed that the pageant will air globally on TFC (The Filipino Channel), in order to foster a sense of community among Filipino communities around the world.  Coronation Night will be held on Saturday, July 27, 2019, at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center, Redondo Beach, CA, and will be preceded by a Preliminary Competition on Thursday, July 25, 2019, at the same location.  Musical icons and record-breaking concert performers Ms. Pops Fernandez and Martin Nievera are the hosts, with a very special guest performance by the legendary Gary Valenciano.  

    Here are the highlights of the press presentation of candidates - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=roOcDgoEieg

    In cooperation with TFC (The Filipino Channel), this year’s sponsors include Philippine Airlines - Official Airline Partner, JB Diamonds & Fine Jewelry - Official Jeweler, Music provided by Star Music and Tarsier Records, Diamond Sponsors - Porsche of Downtown LA, Hunt Enterprises, Gold Sponsors – Walmart2World, MTS Law Firm, Designer Ludo Garnier, Bronze Sponsor – Estela Skin Care Clinic, VIP transportation provided by Donlyson Auto Concepts, Stylist – S.O.S Showroom, Official Hair and Makeup Sponsor – Cherry’s Salon, Official Tabulator – Harrington Group, Patrons – Archipelago Botanical Gin, Café 86, The Swann School of Protocol, Mambo Kitchen International, Gerry’s Grill, Media Partners – Philippine Post, PINAY Magazine, Philippines & Asian Report, Official Photographers – Ken Hugh, Gerry Villaroman, Bobby Crisostomo. 

   Tickets available now at: www.MissFilipinaIntl.com.

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Young Filipinas from all over the world compete in Los Angeles for the crowning achievement

(Los Angeles, CA – June 23, 2019). The Miss Filipina International and Miss Filipina Teen International beauty pageants, brought to you by Insider Entertainment Group, in cooperation with The Filipino Channel (TFC), is proud to welcome its Class of 2019, the newest group of beautiful, talented and accomplished Filipinas to compete for these prestigious crowns.  This year’s Coronation Night will be held on July 27, 2019, at 5:00 p.m., at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center, preceded by the Preliminary Competition, set for July 25, 2019, at 7:30 p.m., at the same venue.    

Now in its 7th year of excellence, the pageants’ national and global search has generated great excitement among pageant watchers and observers in Filipino communities everywhere. After the unbridled success of last year’s event, organizers have embraced the challenge of producing this year’s spectacular edition before a global Filipino audience. Products of a year-long, worldwide search, the candidates represent the latest batch of extraordinary, young women of Filipina descent to accept the challenge of this intense beauty pageant competition. 

A spectacular lineup of world-class entertainment awaits our audience, as Coronation Night is to be hosted by the Philippines’ undisputed Concert Queen, Ms. Pops Fernandez, and Concert King, Martin Nievera, together with the legendary Mr. Pure Energy himself, the incomparable Gary Valenciano.  

Based on last year’s successful international telecast, this year’s pageant marks a return to its lofty ambitions, as it will be broadcast globally on The Filipino Channel (TFC), in nearly every region global where Filipinos live and work.  This marks a truly unique opportunity to create a sense of shared community and inclusion among Filipinos from all over the world.   

As in previous years, the winners’ prize package includes: roundtrip airline tickets to the Philippines, an opportunity to participate in a two-week tourism promotion trip highlighting the country’s tourism destinations and much, much more.  With the most prestigious title of its kind outside the Philippines within reach, these would-be beauty queens promise to give their all to this competition.   

“I can’t wait to show our audience what a great group of ladies we have participating this year,” says Mildred Deang, Executive Producer. “We have pulled out all the stops, and promise you an unforgettable evening.”  

In cooperation with TFC (The Filipino Channel), this year’s sponsors include Philippine Airlines - Official Airline Partner, JB Diamonds & Fine Jewelry - Official Jeweler, Music provided by Star Music and Tarsier Records, Diamond Sponsors - Porsche of Downtown LA, Hunt Enterprises, Gold Sponsors – Walmart2World, MTS Law Firm, Designer Ludo Garnier, Bronze Sponsor – Estela Skin Care Clinic, VIP transportation provided by Donlyson Auto Concepts, Stylist – SOS, Official Hair and Makeup Sponsors – Cherry’s Salon and April Love Pro Makeup Academy, Official Tabulator – Harrington Group, Patrons – Elaine Swann Enterprises, Mambo Kitchen International, Gerry’s Grill, Media Partners – Philippine Post, PINAY Magazine, Philippines & Asian Report, Official Photographers – Exequel Ortega Photography, Gerry Villaroman, Bobby Crisostomo.

Preliminary Competition and Coronation Night tickets are available at www.MissFilipinaIntl.com.   

 

Young Filipinas from all over the world compete in Los Angeles for the crowning achievement

(Los Angeles, CA – June 23, 2019). The Miss Filipina International and Miss Filipina Teen International beauty pageants, brought to you by Insider Entertainment Group, in cooperation with The Filipino Channel (TFC), is proud to welcome its Class of 2019, the newest group of beautiful, talented and accomplished Filipinas to compete for these prestigious crowns.  This year’s Coronation Night will be held on July 27, 2019, at 5:00 p.m., at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center, preceded by the Preliminary Competition, set for July 25, 2019, at 7:30 p.m., at the same venue.   

Now in its 7th year of excellence, the pageants’ national and global search has generated great excitement among pageant watchers and observers in Filipino communities everywhere. After the unbridled success of last year’s event, organizers have embraced the challenge of producing this year’s spectacular edition before a global Filipino audience. Products of a year-long, worldwide search, the candidates represent the latest batch of extraordinary, young women of Filipina descent to accept the challenge of this intense beauty pageant competition.

A spectacular lineup of world-class entertainment awaits our audience, as Coronation Night is to be hosted by the Philippines’ undisputed Concert Queen, Ms. Pops Fernandez, and Concert King, Martin Nievera, together with the legendary Mr. Pure Energy himself, the incomparable Gary Valenciano. 

Based on last year’s successful international telecast, this year’s pageant marks a return to its lofty ambitions, as it will be broadcast globally on The Filipino Channel (TFC), in nearly every region global where Filipinos live and work.  This marks a truly unique opportunity to create a sense of shared community and inclusion among Filipinos from all over the world.  

As in previous years, the winners’ prize package includes: roundtrip airline tickets to the Philippines, an opportunity to participate in a two-week tourism promotion trip highlighting the country’s tourism destinations and much, much more.  With the most prestigious title of its kind outside the Philippines within reach, these would-be beauty queens promise to give their all to this competition.  

“I can’t wait to show our audience what a great group of ladies we have participating this year,” says Mildred Deang, Executive Producer. “We have pulled out all the stops, and promise you an unforgettable evening.” 

In cooperation with TFC (The Filipino Channel), this year’s sponsors include Philippine Airlines - Official Airline Partner, JB Diamonds & Fine Jewelry - Official Jeweler, Music provided by Star Music and Tarsier Records, Diamond Sponsors - Porsche of Downtown LA, Hunt Enterprises, Gold Sponsors – Walmart2World, MTS Law Firm, Designer Ludo Garnier, Bronze Sponsor – Estela Skin Care Clinic, VIP transportation provided by Donlyson Auto Concepts, Stylist – SOS, Official Hair and Makeup Sponsors – Cherry’s Salon and April Love Pro Makeup Academy, Official Tabulator – Harrington Group, Patrons – Elaine Swann Enterprises, Mambo Kitchen International, Gerry’s Grill, Media Partners – Philippine Post, PINAY Magazine, Philippines & Asian Report, Official Photographers – Exequel Ortega Photography, Gerry Villaroman, Bobby Crisostomo.

Preliminary and Coronation Night tickets are available at www.MissFilipinaIntl.com.   

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CARSON, CA, June 6, 2019 – The City of Carson, California (not to be confused with Carson City, Nevada) is a sunny city of unique attractions just 13 miles south of Los Angeles.  
 
For sports and music lovers, one can find the Dignity Health Sports Park (formerly StubHub Center) which is home to LA Galaxy of Major League Soccer (former team of soccer superstar David Beckham) and Los Angeles Chargers of the NFL. It is where fútbol and football co-exist. It has also hosted world boxing championship fights and huge names in music for concerts.
 
For history lovers, there is the International Printing Museum which houses one of the world’s largest and most significant collections of antique printing machinery which the staff interpret for today’s audiences through working demonstrations and theater presentations. 
 
Then for autophiles, a big treat: located in the City of Carson is the Porsche Experience Center-Los Angeles – home to Porsche Motorsports North America.  Here, one experiences the Porsche Passion through driving events unlike any other. From the track to fine dining, the visitors’ time here is sure to be as memorable as the dynamite vehicles themselves.
 
Another distinct feature of the City of Carson is its diversity.  The city’s population is almost 93,000 in 2017 based on U.S. Census. More or less each making up a quarter of the population are Whites, Hispanics, African Americans and Asian Americans. Over 20 percent of the Asian Americans in the city are Filipinos.  This is why Filipino presence and representation here are among the strongest and most vibrant in the U.S.  In fact, it is the only city that has a paid holiday on behalf of Larry Itliong Day, celebrated in honor of the late Filipino American labor organizer that is known as one of the fathers of West Coast labor movement.
 
The City of Carson also takes pride in its annual Philippine Independence Day celebration through its partnership with the Philippine Independence Day Foundation, Inc. (PIDF). It is one of the biggest yearly Filipino events in the U.S.  
 
Come this Saturday, June 8, 2019, at the Veterans Park on 22400 Moneta Avenue, Carson, a packed all-day program that starts at 7:30am and culminates at the ABS-CBN TFC Hour with Tarsier and myxTV at 4:30pm, is guaranteed to thrill, delight, excite, entertain and make Filipinos in the U.S. proud of their heritage and talent.
 
ABS-CBN TFC, which started its partnership with PIDF and the City of Carson last year, is bringing an explosive talent line-up with The Filharmonic and Inigo.  Joining them are the lovely candidates of the Miss Filipina International 2019 whose Coronation Night will happen on July 27 at the Redondo Beach Performing Center with Martin Nievera and Pops Fernandez as hosts.  This pageant special will air on TFC.
 
Inigo has been making a big mark on the music scene on these days leading to official summer in the U.S.   He was just recently a featured artist on the Viacom Showcase in New York. Inigo has also visited the top radio stations and media companies in New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles to showcase his new music with his single, Options produced by Harv, Justin Bieber's music director releasing June 28. 
 
The 21-year-old Pascual is a Filipino American singer, songwriter, actor, and musician. In 2016, his song "Dahil Sa 'Yo" (Because of You) blew up the music charts and broke Filipino records on YouTube with its lyric video hitting the 90-million mark. It became a chart topper for over three months. Inigo took home numerous awards in 2017 such as Billboard Philippines' First Chart Topper Artist, Alta Media Icon Awards' Song of the Year, and the 30th Awit Awards' Song of the Year. With the success of this track, Inigo won MOR Music Awards' Best New Artist of the Year. MOR is the number one radio station in the Philippines. 
 
The Filharmonic is a Los Angeles-based a cappella group of Filipino American youngsters who were featured in NBC’S hit musical competition, The Sing-Off, has much to sing about. The 5-piece vocal group made the semifinals, joined The Sing-Off national tour, and were featured in the Universal Pictures hit movie, Pitch Perfect 2, then became a viral sensation after their Late Late Show with James Corden appearances. In 2016, The Filharmonic brought their unique blend of hip-hop, pop and 90’S nostalgia to more than 150 stages nationwide and was named the #1 college booked entertainment group of the year. They consist of vocalists VJ Rosales, Joe Caigoy, Trace Gaynor, Vocal Bass Jules Cruz, and Beat Boxer Niko Del Rey.
 
“The City of Carson, in collaboration with ABS-CBN-TFC and the Philippine Independence Day Foundation, is proud to hold the 121st Philippine Independence Day Celebration, on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at the Veterans Park in the City of Carson, California.  This is by far the most-attended Filipino celebration in Southern California which draws around 20,000 attendees each year.  We invite everyone to join us and see for themselves why this has become a Filipino summer destination event,” said PIDF Chairman Jesus “Alex” Cainglet.
 
 
 

 

 

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(Los Angeles, CA – June 4, 2019) For the first time on stage together again after so many years, a grand launch reuniting The Philippines' Concert Queen, Ms. Pops Fernandez, and Concert King, Martin Nievera, teaming up to host Coronation Night of Miss Filipina International 2019! Don't miss this unforgettable evening on Saturday, July 27, 2019, at 5:00 pm at Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center, Redondo Beach, CA. Now entering its seventh year of excellence, Miss Filipina International will be broadcast globally on The Filipino Channel (TFC) as a 2-hour TV special, on a date TBA. Almost 50 candidates will gather together in Los Angeles this summer for an intense competition to find the most beautiful and talented Filipinas from around the globe. Stay tuned for more exciting announcements in the coming days.

GET YOUR TICKETS NOW at www.missfilipinaintl.com!

 

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(Los Angeles, CA – May 28, 2019) -- PINAY Magazine, an online publication and soon to be quarterly print issue showcasing Filipina beauty worldwide, is pleased to announce that in an effort to expand the brand, it has joint ventured with Miss Filipina International (MFI) and Miss Filipina Teen International (MFTI) to promote the most recognized and esteemed beauty pageant in North America for young women of Filipino descent, through a wide array of advertising and marketing strategies. One of those strategies is the announcement of this press release and the impending billboard that will go up on the Thompson Reuters 7400 square foot video screen in Times Square, New York, the photo provided courtesy of Miss Filipina International. Additionally as a ramp up to Miss Filipina International’s Preliminary Competition on July 25th, 2019, and culminates on Coronation Night on July 27th 2019.  PINAY Magazine will feature each of the candidates on its Instagram page, @pinaymagazine for maximum exposure. The winners of the Miss Filipina International and Miss Filipina Teen International will also see their likenesses on multiple billboards in the Los Angeles area.

 

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(Los Angeles, CA – April 2, 2019). Organizers proudly announce that Official TV Partner TFC (The Filipino Channel), in cooperation with IEG Productions, presents the 2019 edition of Miss Filipina International, and Miss Filipina Teen International, set to take place on July 27, 2019, at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center, in Redondo Beach, CA. This globally televised extravaganza will celebrate Filipina beauties from all over the globe, and from across the United States, competing for this coveted crown.  Now in its 7th year of excellence, this pageant remains the only US-based beauty pageant catering to the worldwide Filipino community to have been televised in each year of its existence.  Preliminary Competition will be hotly contested on July 25th, 2019, and for the first time ever, will be livestreamed before a global audience.  Watch this space for future announcements about our hosts and special guests.

 

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(Los Angeles, CA – January 15, 2019).  Insider Entertainment Group has announced this year's grand finale evening for the pageant's 7th edition, as Miss Filipina International, and Miss Filipina Teen International take the stage this year on Saturday, July 27, 2019, at 5:00 pm, at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center, Redondo Beach, CA, to be preceded by the Preliminary Competition, to be held on Thursday, July 25, 2019, at the same venue.  Applicants are encouraged to apply online now, as many workshops and trainings to help candidates prepare for the big competition are scheduled to begin in the coming months. This pageant remains the only US-based Filipino pageant to have been nationally or internationally televised in each of its seven years in existence, and it has earned the sole distinction of being recognized and supported by the Philippine Department of Tourism.  Known for its very attractive prize packages, this year will be no exception, as the winners will look forward to participating in a paid tourism promotion trip to some of the top tourism destinations in the Philippines.  Miss Filipina International is a worldwide search for those special young women in today's Filipino communities around the globe with the beauty, grace and dynamic personalities and intelligence that set them apart from the rest.

All interested applicants, apply online at www.MissFilipinaIntl.com. “Your DESTINY Awaits!”

 

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      (Los Angeles, CA – December 27, 2018). Miss Filipina International's annual tourism promotion trip was again an unqualified success, featuring 2018 destinations in Bataan, La Union, Zambales, Manila, Bacolod and Davao. Camille Buensuceso, our MFI 2018 queen, along with 2nd RU Patricia Cabradilla, embraced their roles as global tourism ambassadors and maximized every opportunity presented during this voyage. These young ladies have taken their solemn duties to heart, and have done much to promote the truly wondrous and spectacular sights of the Philippines. From the carefully-preserved Old World architecture, to the perfectly shaped waves that beckon to surfers from all over the world, to the delectable regional cuisine, the colorful festivals and cultural tours, this journey of a lifetime turned out to be one of the most impressive and memorable of all. Follow along as they discover as much about themselves as they do about what the country has to offer.

 

Watch the exciting adventure here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9IeL5PjNOLA&feature=youtu.be.


Thank you to all our sponsors - Philippine Department of Tourism, Philippine Airlines – Official Airline Partner, Villa Amparo Garden Beach Resort, Philippine Merchant Marine Academy, Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar, Thunderbird Resorts, Surf Shack, The Lighthouse Marina Resort, Millenia Suites, Metro Inn Bacolod City, Cherry's Salon, Mambo Kitchen International and Gerry's Restaurant & Bar. Special mention to Richmond Jimenez – Tourism Attache & Director, US Southern State & Latin America, John Orola – Bacolod City Administrator, Vice Mayor Miko Magsaysay of San Juan, La Union, Vice Admiral Richard Ritual of Philippine Merchant Marine Academy, Pao Magsaysay – Chief of Staff at Philippine House of Representatives.

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      (LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 1, 2018).  A raucous and nervous crowd witnessed an intense competition for the titles of MISS FILIPINA INTERNATIONAL and MISS FILIPINA TEEN INTERNATIONAL on Saturday, July 28, 2018, before a packed audience at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center in Redondo Beach, CA. 

       A total of 34 young ladies from several different countries and various US states competed for the title, hailing from France, Germany, Canada, Japan, Zambia and from the following states: Illinois, New Jersey, Colorado, California, Texas, Nevada and Washington.  All told, this inaugural global search was deemed a success by organizers of this annual contest.  Formerly known as Binibining Pilipinas USA, the previous national search was expanded this year to include every place around the world where Filipinos live, and a diverse group of candidates accepted the challenge of competing.  “The event is our own small tribute to the Filipino diaspora,” said Mildred Deang, Executive Producer and CEO of Insider Entertainment Group, LLC, the pageant’s organizer.  

   The audience was treated to a spectacular opening number, featuring a Cirque du Soleil dance troupe, and was ably hosted by fan favorite KC Montero,who returns as host from last year’s edition, and for her first-time hosting this pageant, the legendary “Concert Queen” Ms. Pops Fernandez.  Co-hosted by fashion reporter Joey Galon and former Miss Earth 2014 Jamie Herrell, the Parade of National Costumes, a perennial crowd-pleaser, opened the show.  This was immediately followed by the Swimsuit Competition, Evening Gown and On-Stage Interviews.  

Meet 2018 Candidates

Young Filipinas from all over the world compete in Los Angeles for the crowning achievement

(Los Angeles, CA – June 15, 2018). Insider Entertainment Group, LLC (IEG), producers of the Miss Filipina International and Miss Filipina Teen International beauty pageants, proudly introduced its Class of 2018, the newest group of beautiful, talented and accomplished Filipinas to compete for the prestigious crowns.  The 6th annual Official Press Presentation of candidates was held last Friday, at 8:00 pm, at the Skyline Lofts in Los Angeles, CA.   This year’s Coronation Night will be held on July 28, 2018, at 5:00 p.m., at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center, preceded by the Preliminary Competition, set for July 25, 2018, at 7:30 p.m., at the same venue.    

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(Los Angeles, CA)  —  Miss Filipina International is proud to announce that Coronation Night this year has been set for Saturday, July 28, 2018, at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center, in Redondo Beach, CA.  

Pageant officials have declared that this year’s event promises to exceed all expectations under the new format, as the organization’s new international focus has yielded candidates and applicants from all over the world, including France, United Kingdom, Germany, Australia, Dubai, UAE, Canada and of course, the Philippines.  In the coming months, candidates will be attending workshops and seminars, given by outstanding practitioners in their respective fields, to help them prepare for this global competition, including media training, empowerment workshop, social grace and etiquette training, and other topics. 

MISS FILIPINA INTERNATIONAL

(Los Angeles, CA – October 23, 2017) After five memorable years of serving the Filipino-American community, BINIBINING PILIPINAS USA has grown to be a big family. Throughout the years, we have celebrated the beauty of exceptional Filipina-American womanhood together.  As this year’s chapter is coming to a close...we are sad to report that this will be the final year ever of Binibining Pilipinas USA and Binibining Pilipinas Teen USA.  We thank you all for being part of that extended family.  Binibining Pilipinas USA and Binibining Pilipinas Teen USA and its former alumni will always be a part of the storied history of the organization.

But fear not, Binibining Pilipinas USA lives on, and is upgrading!  Binibining Pilipinas USA and Binibining Pilipinas Teen USA have simply grown too big to stay on the national level, and to remain limited to Filipino-American sponsors and advertisers.  It is now catering to a wider mainstream audience across the globe, as MISS FILIPINA INTERNATIONAL (MFI) and MISS FILIPINA TEEN INTERNATIONAL (MFTI)!  MFI and MFTI are expanding its scope to a global search, to include candidates from the Philippines and to every place where a Filipino community exists.  This marks an unprecedented milestone in adding to the prestige of an already lauded organization.  Insider Entertainment Group has proven to have raised the bar in Filipino-American Productions.  It now has opened its demographic to ambitious new summits, while continuing to promote Philippine tourism as its core mission.  

So we thank you for your continued support, as we ask you to come along with us on this exciting journey to the future of MISS FILIPINA INTERNATIONAL (Your DESTINY Awaits!) and MISS FILIPINA TEEN INTERNATIONAL (Your DESTINY Begins!).

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(Los Angeles, CA – October 18, 2017) – Freshly crowned following a spectacular Coronation Night celebration, six Binibining Pilipinas USA titleholders, led by BP-USA Tourism Kylie Nishida set out on a whirlwind, two-week, island-hopping campaign that covered Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao, including  the historic cobble stone streets of the North,  to the raging whitewater rapids of the South, and in between, braving the challenging canyons and waterfalls of the Visayas. 

As part of their prize packages, the first leg of the trip whisked the Binibinis to Manila and the surrounding cities of the National Capital Region. While in Manila, the Royal Court was treated to opulent accommodations at Discovery Suites in Ortigas, a longtime partner of the pageant. The succeeding days involved grand welcomes from its sponsors, Chevrolet Philippines and Toyota Alabang, who provided the official land transportation for the Binibinis in Manila.  

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(Redondo Beach, CA - August 20, 2017) – Along with a spectacular evening of world class performances and star studded lineups, twenty (20) extraordinary, young women, with an equally impressive group of nine (9) teen candidates fought for gold at the 5th, the grandest, and final installment of Binibining Pilipinas USA.

In a first, the evening was hosted by KC Concepcion and KC Montero -- remarkably, the first-time ever that the two KCs have hosted a show together.

"It took Binibining Pilipinas USA to bring us together," quipped KC Montero.

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The "Runway to Destiny Fashion Show,” BP-USA’s annual charity fashion show, takes a giant leap forward, as it celebrates five years of excellence by moving its annual event this year to Boulevard3, the Hollywood venue with more than 70 years of fabled stories and celebrity antics.  Held in conjunction with the pageant’s Preliminary Competition, this year's candidates, patrons, and guests will walk the very same halls that legendary Hollywood luminaries called their playground.

After four seasons at Porsche of Downtown LA, event founder Insider Entertainment Group spared no effort this year in chartering the illustrious location for its fifth and grandest season to date.   Favorite elements of the Binibining Pilipinas USA’ Preliminary Competition are scheduled: A Parade of National Costumes, highlighting intricate, theatrical versions of traditional ensembles from every region of the Philippines, the Talent Competition that showcases the most talented entrants, and the fashion show unveiling the bold designs, along with a sprinkling of well-known Hollywood talents. The perennially popular Swimsuit Competition closes the evening’s festivities.  

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 (Los Angeles, CA – July 19) DUELING KC’S:  Multi-awarded actress, singer and host KC Concepcion, will be joined by her charming co-host, former MTV VJ and host, KC Montero, as mistress and master of ceremonies, respectively, for the Coronation Night of the 5th Annual Binibining Pilipinas USA 2017 and Binibining Pilipinas Teen USA, scheduled to take place on Sunday, August 20, 2017, at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center in Redondo Beach, CA.  DON’T MISS IT!  TICKETS ARE SELLING FAST!  GET YOUR TICKETS NOW at www.BinibiningPilipinasUSA.com.

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30 Young Women From All Over The Country Vie For Continent’s Most-Coveted Fil-Am Beauty Title

(Los Angeles, CA – July 13). Insider Entertainment Group, LLC (IEG), producers of BINIBINING PILIPINAS USA -- its pioneering, oft-imitated and much anticipated annual event celebrating the longstanding Filipino tradition of beauty pageantry -- officially kicked off its landmark 5th year by proudly presenting its Class of 2017 on Sunday, July 9th, 2017, at a private estate in Hollywood Hills, CA. 

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International fashion magazine RUNWAY recently featured the Binibining Pilipinas USA queens – Nicole Ceniza, CheyAnne Knight, Jacqueline Aluning and Kassius Lanzarotta in a recent photo shoot, held at the high-fashion showroom For the Stars Fashion House, announced IEG Productions’ CEO Mildred Deang.   “We are proud and happy to see some of our pageant winners showing the mainstream fashion world what they’re capable of, and we hope this will lead them to greater heights,” said the company’s founder.  

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Binibining Pilipinas USA and Binibining Pilipinas Teen USA 2017 announces its Coronation Night on Sunday, August 20th, 2017, at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center, Redondo Beach, CA. First orientation to be held on May 28th. APPLY ONLINE NOW to compete for the most coveted crown in the Filipino-American community. “YOUR DESTINY IS HERE!”

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   (Los Angeles, CA) - Organizers of the annual Binibining Pilipinas USA pageant, now in its 5th edition, have commenced a nationwide search for candidates for this year’s event, scheduled to take place in Summer 2017, in Redondo Beach, CA.  After the sold-out success of last year’s event, company President/CEO Mildred Deang announced that this year, the challenge to continually improve upon last year’s results are paramount.  “It’s very important to us as producers to always strive for the highest levels of artistic achievement, and this year holds a special meaning for us, because we’re in our fifth year, and it’s an important milestone,” said Deang.    

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(LOS ANGELES, CA) - Insider Entertainment Group announced the release today of its annual Philippine tourism promotion video, featuring the BP-USA titleholders promoting several of the top tourism destinations in the Philippines.  The annual project, which was shot over 2 1/2 week time period in September 2017, featured spectacular landmark attractions in Cebu, Bohol, Baguio, La Union, Manila, Tagaytay and Batangas and the Binibinis engaged in fun and exciting activities.  Binibining Pilipinas USA Nicole Ceniza, accompanied by her fellow titleholders, led by BP-USA Tourism Jacqueline Aluning, BP-USA 1st RU Kassius Lanzarotta, BP-USA 2nd RU Krystal Fernandez, and BP-USA 3rd RU Shekinah Paguirigan, and BP-USA Teen CheyAnne Knight, all made the annual trek to the Philippines for a whirlwind tour, as part of their prize packages.  

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(Los Angeles) -The Binibining Pilipinas USA’s organization’s tourism promotion activities took center stage recently at the U.S. Tour Operators Association convention, held in Scottsdale, AZ on December 7th, 2016.  Almost a thousand attendees, comprised of travel and tour professionals from around the country, were treated to a lavish fashion show, featuring the fantastical creations of Filipino-American designer Rocky Gathercole.  Rocky Gathercole has dressed many A-list celebrities, like Katy Perry, Ariana Grande, Jennifer Lopez, Britney Spears, Lady Gaga, Paris Hilton and Thalia, to name a few.  

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Binibining Pilipinas USA, in keeping with its stated mission to use its unique platform to promote tourism to the Philippines, today announced the launching of “Tourism Tuesdays,” a series of photo expositions of some of the most beautiful tourism attractions of the Philippines.  Framed by some of the beauteous titleholders who have graced the organization’s history, these photo essays will help whet your appetites for your next Philippine vacation.  

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(LOS ANGELES, CA) – Led by Binibining Pilipinas USA Nicole Ceniza, the 2016 titleholders of Binibining Pilipinas USA pageant recently completed a whirlwind, two-week tourism promotion trip to the Philippines, during which they visited some of the most popular tourism destinations in the Philippines, as part of the organization’s support for the “It’s More Fun in the Philippines” tourism promotion campaign of the Philippine Department of Tourism.  

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(Los Angeles, CA) This year’s winners of Binibining Pilipinas USA and Binibining Pilipinas Teen USA are all set with preparations to depart for the Philippines on a two-week tourism promotion trip, from Sept. 13-30, 2016. The ladies have been briefed on their itinerary, and are excited to be on what is sure to be a memorable journey. The group is expected to visit Cebu, Bohol, Baguio, Laguna, Batangas, and Manila, among other destinations, to produce a video supporting the Department of Tourism’s “It’s More Fun in the Philippines” tourism promotion campaign. Leading the delegation is Jacqueline Aluning, a 19-year old from Diamond Bar, CA, who won the Binibining Pilipinas USA – Tourism 2016 crown, on July 23rd, 2016. Binibining Pilipinas USA Nicole Ceniza, BP-USA 1st RU Kassius Lanzarotta, BP-USA 2nd RU Krystal Fernandez and BP-USA 3rd RU Shekinah Paguirigan make up the rest of the group. BP Teen USA CheyAnne Knight is the youngest among the group.

DVD

Missed seeing BINIBINING PILIPINAS USA 2016’S Coronation Night in person?  Now you can have your own HD DVD of the pageant’s Coronation Night, with lots of bonus video footage, behind the scenes, bloopers and more.  For only $50.00, you can enjoy viewing this special event for years to come.  Order now and receive discounts for multiple copies.  Call 213-788-3323 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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HOLLYWOOD, CA, August 3, 2016 – Avalon, one of Hollywood’s best and most historic landmarks that hosted the first West Coast performance of The Beatles in 1964 and voted Best Dance Club by LA Weekly last year, pulsated with theatrical excitement, imagination, energy and magic as avant-garde Filipino designer Rocky Gathercole unveiled his electrifying collection before hundreds last Thursday at “Rock The Runway”, a fashion fundraiser for Bantay Bata (Child Watch), an ABS-CBN Foundation International program for abused children.

Winners

(Los Angeles, CA) – A loud and boisterous crowd cheered on their favorite candidates on Saturday, July 23rd, 2016, at the Coronation Night of BINIBINING PILIPINAS USA, at the sold-out Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center, in Redondo Beach, CA, to witness the crowning of Binibining Pilipinas USA 2016 Nicole Ceniza, 23, of Pasadena, CA.  The evening also saw the crowning of the inaugural Binibining Pilipinas Teen USA 2016, CheyAnne Knight, 17, of Menifee, CA.  

Joey

Filipino-American Fashion Designer & Reality TV Personality, Joey Galon, will be the Binibining Pilipinas USA Pageant's Behind the Scenes Host capturing all the excitement and activities that goes on behind the scenes with the contestants and pageant production.

Mr. Galon is known for his Joey Galon, ATELIER haute couture evening gowns gracing the stages at Miss USA, Miss America, Mrs. Universe, Miss International as well as celebrities on the Oscars red carpet. The 2015 Binibining Pilipinas USA title holders and runner-ups will all be making their final appearances on stage wearing Joey Galon, ATELIER evening gowns.

PrelimNews

(LOS ANGELES, CA) – For many of this year’s candidates of Binibining Pilipinas USA and Binibining Pilipinas Teen USA, this Sunday evening marks the beginning of the end of months of preparation, practice and perseverance, as the official start of the contest commences with the Preliminary Competition, to be held again at Porsche of Downtown Los Angeles, starting at 7:00 p.m.  

 New for this year’s prelims is the judging for the Best in National Costume award, a perennially crowd-pleasing part of the show that attracts entries from many of the top Filipino and Filipino-American fashion designers from around the world.  

Kicking off the competition is the off-stage private interview.  Away from public view, twelve judges will have the chance to ask questions of each candidate and score them accordingly.   Each candidate will be hoping to make a lasting impression that will carry them deeper into the competition.  

Funraiser

In keeping with the mission of Binibining Pilipinas USA (“BP-USA”) to help the less fortunate among us, the BP-USA organization has committed again this year to benefit a worthy organization, the Apl.de.ap Foundation International.  Founded by Allan Pineda, more popularly known as Apl.de.ap of the multi-Grammy award winning supergroup the Black Eyed Peas, the foundation has created many charitable projects in the Philippines to benefit disadvantaged children.  Among its most recent projects, the foundation has spearheaded necessary training for medical doctors and nurses in the Philippines to combat loss of vision in newborn infants, a condition from which the founder himself suffered, resulting in lifelong visual impairment.  The organization has also pledged to build up to 10,000 new school classrooms in the country, and is well on its way to its ambitious goal.  

bpusa1(Los Angeles, CA) Organizers announced today that a treasure trove of prizes await the winners of this year’s Binibining Pilipinas USA and the inaugural Binibining Pilipinas Teen USA.  As in prior years, the candidates will compete before an expected sellout crowd of supporters and pageantry fans.  This year’s event will take place at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center, on July 23rd, at 4:30 p.m.  

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(Los Angeles, CA) – There are few musical performers that induce a high degree of cultural and artistic pride among overseas Filipino communities around the globe through their performances.   Three such performers will showcase their exceptional, world-class talents on Saturday, July 23, 2016, during the Coronation Night of Binibining Pilipinas USA 2016 pageant, at Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center, in Redondo Beach, CA.  

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From a private and secluded Hollywood Hills estate, 30 beautiful and talented young women vying for the crown of Binibining Pilipinas USA and Binibining Pilipinas Teen USA spent the day in their sultry and exclusive Joey Galon POOL COUTURE, styled by the designer himself. This experience allowed these young ladies to see how much hard work goes into being a swimsuit model. "Being a fashion model is not as easy as it looks," added Mr. Galon, "and these ladies are finding out first hand." The collection was recently launched at Joey Galon ATELIER's highly-touted fashion show during L.A. Fashion Week's Art Hearts Fashion. At the end of the day, it was valuable experience that will come in handy in preparation for the Binibining Pilipinas USA pageant's swimsuit competition coming up on July 17th, 2016, at Porsche of Downtown Los Angeles. Photography by Ramie Dador

 

Jonathan

Classically-trained vocalist Jonathan Badon, a multi -awarded Filipino pop- opera artist, will showcase his unique talents on Coronation Night of Binibining Pilipinas USA, to be held on July 23rd, 2016, in Redondo Beach, CA. He has performed in various concerts, diplomatic shows and international cultural festivals in  Switzerland, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Italy, Qatar, the United Kingdom, Japan, Korea, China and Thailand, including his debut performances at the world famous Carnegie Hall in New York and the Vatican in Rome.  He is an award-winning composer and arranger in his own right, winning the grand prize in the AFP National Songwriting Contest for the song “Dugong Pilipino.”

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One of the most highly anticipated Special Awards to be awarded on Coronation Night of Binibining Pilipinas USA 2016, scheduled to take place on July 23, 2016, in Redondo Beach, CA, shall be awarded the Philippines' national flag carrier, Philippine Airlines. One lucky candidate will be selected "BINIBINING PHILIPPINE AIRLINES" and will receive the following prizes: 1. Roundtrip Business Class ticket from LAX to MNL (some restrictions apply) 2. Serve as an Official Goodwill Ambassador representing Philippine Airlines at official events for one year following the pageant. 3. Sash to be awarded onstage during Coronation Night. Which deserving young lady will take home this coveted award?

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(Los Angeles - CA) On Saturday, July 23rd, 2016, at 4:30 p.m., the eyes of pageant fans from all over the country will be on Coronation Night of the 4th annual Binibining Pilipinas USA, scheduled to take place at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center, in Redondo Beach, CA. Organizers have pulled out all the stops for this year's glitzy, glamorous conclusion to this annual pageant, dubbed, "The Premier Filipino-American Beauty Pageant." This is also the inaugural year for Binibining Pilipinas Teen USA, a contest featuring younger contestants between the ages of 13-17. In all, 30 beautiful young ladies from all over the US will vie for the coveted crowns.

Iza

Acclaimed as one of the finest actresses of her generation, multi-awarded actress, TV host, cover girl and model IZA CALZADO has signed on to be the female host for Binibining Pilipinas USA and Binibining Pilipinas Teen USA 2016! An ABS-CBN contract artist, she has recently appeared on FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano and Deal or No Deal.

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Binibining Pilipinas USA and Binibining Pilipinas Teen USA are proud to have international TV personality and supermodel Marc Nelson as our male host. Marc is no stranger to the pageant world, having hosted the Miss Earth International Pageant five times. He is also the host of Asia's biggest and most successful show, "Asia's Got Talent," which aired in over 300 million households worldwide.

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In 2014, actress, TV host, public speaker, entrepreneur and women's advocate Jamie Herrell of the Philippines bested 88 other countries to win the Miss Earth crown before a hometown crowd in Manila, Philippines. Miss Herrell will join the distinguished panel of judges for Binibining Pilipinas USA's Coronation Night on July 23rd, 2016, in Redondo Beach, CA.

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