21-year-old Bicolana beauty, Maria Venus Raj (#10, center), was chosen as Bb. Pilipinas-Universe. She stands 5’9.
20-year-old former Miss USA-Philippines winner, Krista Mae Arrieta Kleiner (#11, 2nd from left), was selected as Bb. Pilipinas-International. Best known as Krissa Mae, this Psychology grad already appeared in various GMA programs such as Gagambino, Obra, Gobingo and Darna. She’s the girlfriend of RnB Prince Jay-R.
19-year-old Czarina Catherine Gatbonton (#11, 2nd from right) was assigned the Bb. Pilipinas-World title. Considered as the black horse among the finalists, Czarina was the only one who answered the question and answer segment in tagalog.
1st Runner Up honor went to Diane Necio (#22, rightmost) while the 2nd Runner Up honor went to Miss Photogenic Helen Nicolette Henson (#18, leftmost).
Images courtesy of OPMB.
Other contestants who made the cut were:
Mariella Castillo (#1), Gwendoline Ruais (#13), Mary Ann Ross Misa (#14), Rose Ann Aguilar (#17) and Kate Princess Alimurong (#19).
Best in Swimsuit – Krista Mae Arrieta Kleiner
Best in Long Gown – Maria Venus Raj
Miss Photogenic – Helen Nicolette Henson
Best in Regional Terno – Maria Venus Raj
Best in Talent – Krista Mae Arrieta Kleiner
Miss Friendship (tie) – Maria Venus Raj and Kate Princess Alimurong
Miss Philippine Airlines – Helen Nicolette Henson
Miss Del Monte Fit ‘N Right – Helen Nicolette Henson
Manila Bulletin Readers’ Choice – Czarina Catherine Gatbonton
Texters’ Choice Award – Laurese Ann Caparas
Araneta Center Shoppers’ Choice – Selena Alexis Antonio