The magnificent finale of Binibining Pilipinas 2017 came to a conclusion with the crowning of Binibini 22 Chanel Olive Thomas as Miss Supranational Philippines 2017. Chanel succeeds Miss Supranational Philippines 2016 Joanna Eden, and will represent the Philippines at the Miss Supranational 2017 pageant.
You of course remember Chanel Olive Thomas who won Miss Philippines Air title in 2015. Chanel grew up in Australia but three years ago she moved home to The Philippines. Standing tall at 5’9”, Chanel was ex-girlfriend of Philippine actor Jake Cuenca. The two dated in 2014, before Thomas pursued her beauty queen dreams. Although she was raised in Australia, Thomas said she fell in love with the Philippines and decided to stay in the country.
The finale of Binibining Pilipinas 2017 started with the introduction of the 40 contestants. All the delegates took the stage to introduce themselves to the audience. Dressed up in glittery cocktail dresses, the girls looked gorgeous. At the same pageant, Binibini 19 Rachel Louise Peters was crowned as Bb Pilipinas 2017 and will represent the country at Miss Universe 2017.
Binibini 15 Maria Angelica de Leon was crowned Bb Pilipinas International 2017, Binibini 39 Elizabeth Durado Clenci was announced as Bb Pilipinas Grand International 2017, Binibini 31 Katarina Sonja Rodriguez was crowned Bb Pilipinas Intercontinental 2017, and Binibini 18 Nelda Ibe was crowned Bb Pilipinas Globe 2017. Binibini 32 Charmaine Elima, and Binibini 40 Kristel Guelos finished as first and second runners-up respectively.
In addition to announcing the winners, a series of Special Awards were awarded to the contestants under the following categories –
Miss Friendship – Binibini 22 Chanel Olive Thomas
Face of Binibini – Binibini 19 Rachel Peters
Miss Talent – Binibini 1 Dane Felisse Marasigan
Best in National Costume – Binibini 22 Chanel Olive Thomas
Manila Bulletin Reader’s Choice – Binibini 20 Christagale Borja
Jag Denim Queen – Binibini 19 Rachel Peters
Best in Swimsuit – Binibini 19 Rachel Peters
Best in Long Gown – Binibini 15 Maria Angelica De Leon
Miss Philippine Airlines – Binibini 31 Katarina Rodriguez
Miss Creamsilk – Binibini 15 Maria Angelica De Leon