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12 Facts About Binibining Pilipinas International 2023 Angelica Lopez

This Palaweña beauty and pageant regular was once a dishwasher and waitress

Last Sunday, May 28, Palawan representative Angelica Lopez was hailed as Binibining Pilipinas International 2023 at the Coronation Night at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City. The new titleholder succeeded Binibining Pilipinas International 2022 Nicole Borromeo, and was crowned by reigning Miss International 2022 Jasmin Selberg of Germany. Meanwhile, Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray was one of the hosts of the ceremony.


The 22-year-old beauty queen led two other winners: Bataan’s Anna Lakrini (Binibining Pilipinas Globe); First Runner-up Katrina Anne Johnson of Davao del Sur; and Second Runner-Up Atasha Reign Parani of Cavite. The winning women bested 36 other pageant delegates.



During the Q&A portion at the coronation night, Manila Mayor Honey Lacuna-Pangan asked her: "This is a very interesting question. Binibini 6, what makes you a Binibini who walks the talk, who is beyond mere self-promotion?"To which, she answered, "I stand here tonight because it is my mother that instilled in me the values and morals that I am using to be the woman that I am now today–a woman who has the strength, courage, and tenacity. The strength to decide for herself, what she wants, really works hard to achieve it, to also have the courage to face any obstacles in life and tenacity to hold onto her wisdom of choice. I believe it is always a dream come true to be here. And that is why I am a Binibini that I’m always meant to be." 


Last year, Angelica also joined the prestigious Miss Universe Philippines pageant, where she made a strong finish and landed a spot in the Top 16 finalists. Angelica will compete in the 2024 Miss International Pageant while Binibining Pilipinas International 2022 Nicole Borromeo will be country’s rep to the Miss International 2023 pageant in October in Tokyo, Japan.


Below are more interesting things about newly-crowned queen Angelica Lopez:



Lead photos by @themarknetodiaz via @angelicalopezofficial

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