Miss Filipina International Beauty Pageant Serves as Global Showcase for Tourism

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.    

Now in its 6th year, the pageants’ new international scope has generated plenty of excitement among community observers and pageant watchers.  Formerly known as Binibining Pilipinas USA, 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.

And for the first time, this year’s pageant marks a milestone 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.


The 2018 Miss Filipina Teen International

1.   Maireen Barnachea – 16, National City, CA
2.   Natasha Siapno – 17, San Francisco, CA
3.   Yllexa Pacina – 16, Los Angeles, CA
4.   Anna Rosol – 13, Alberta, Canada
5.   Cyana Payuran – 17, Carson, CA
6.   Savannah Cerizo – 16, Beverly Hills, CA
7.   Alyssa Santos – 17, Rancho Cucamonga, CA
8.   Dazzle Manuel – 14, Elizabeth, NJ
9.   Aiko Dimayuga – 15, Carson, CA
10. Meleah Delgado – 16, Pasadena, CA
11. Caroline Luce – 16, Santa Barbara, CA
12. Meghan Espejo – 16, Aurora, CO
13. Lucyann Lacdan – 17, San Diego, CA
14. Riley Posadas – 16, Sun Valley, CA


The 2018 Miss Filipina International

1.   Mariel Samson – 21, San Diego, CA

2.   Mira Duriman – 18, Las Vegas, NV

3.   Giselle Cabebe – 19, Elk Grove, CA

4.   Jenna Escobido – 18, British Columbia, Canada

5.   Sarah Nunnink – 18, Davis, CA

6.   Kristen Marquez – 25, Northridge, CA

7.   Angel Siao – 19, Paris, France

8.   Alyssa Velazco – 19, Northridge, CA

9.   Avalynn Dela Rosa – 18, San Marcos, CA

10. Cristina Sanosa – 25, Frankfurt, Germany

11. Shannen Miralles – 19, Newhall, CA

12. Maricres Castro - 25, Tacoma, WA

13. Alexa Vargas – 22, Chicago, IL

14. Rachel Balilo – 19, Chula Vista, CA

15. Patricia Cabradilla – 22, Barcelona, Spain

16. Camille Buensuceso – 22, Dallas, TX

17. Claris Rivera – 22, Los Angeles, CA

18. Lee-Anne Aranda – 19, Carson, CA

19. Abbey Fajardo – 25, Seattle, WA

20. Krystle Mangaccat – 20, Santa Clarita, CA


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, a talent development contract with Viva Entertainment, 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.   

“We really can’t wait to have the community meet these exceptional young ladies see these young ladies compete,” says Mildred Deang, Executive Producer. “We’re so proud to meet these young Filipinas who are leaving their marks all over the world, representing the best parts of our culture wherever their lives have taken them.”  

Multi-awarded singer and actress Pops Fernandez and top model and commercial endorser KC Montero will serve as lead hosts for the global telecast, teaming up with Jamie Herrell, former Miss Earth 2014.  It will be a first time pairing for the two popular Manila entertainment industry fixtures.

In cooperation with Kenneth Barlis, this year’s sponsors include Philippine Airlines - Official Airline Partner, JB Diamonds & Fine Jewelry - Official Jeweler, Diamond Sponsors - Porsche of Downtown LA, Hunt Enterprises, Viva Entertainment, Platinum Sponsors – M Beauty by Dr. Tess and P&L Media, Gold Sponsors – MTS Law Firm, Chevrolet Philippines, Farah Abu Fashion Accessories, Estela Skin Care Clinic and Leelin Bakery & Café, Official Hair and Makeup Sponsors – Cherry’s Salon and April Love Pro Makeup Academy, VIP transportation provided by Donlyson Auto Concepts, Bronze Sponsors – MoneyGram and Gerry’s Grill, Official Tabulator – Harrington Group, Official Nutrition & Fitness Consultant - MoVe Fitness, Media Partner - Philippines & Asian Report, Elaine Swann Enterprises, Gandi Wellness Center, Lotus Salon + Spa and Marijo’s Goodies.

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

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