After months of intense preparation, 17 of the most beautiful Filipina-Americans from around the country are set to compete for the coveted crown of Binibining Pilipinas USA 2014.
“Binibining Pilipinas USA – Your Destiny Awaits!” will stage its Preliminary Competition this Sunday, July 13, at The Banquet Hall, 3255 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 100, Los Angeles, CA 90010. Scheduled events include the Swimsuit Competition, Talent Competition, and Voting for Binibining Photogenic, the latter being voted on by members of the press and photographic organizations.
The grand winner will be decided in front of a packed house on coronation night, Saturday, July 19, at the Centinela Valley Center for the Arts, in Lawndale, CA. These young women have undergone a strict screening process to determine whether they met the minimum requirements to be selected as an Official Candidate.
Once selected, each candidate met an important individual requirement: to select a tourism destination in the Philippines to promote. This is one of the pageant’s main objectives: supporting the Philippine Department of Tourism’s “It’s More Fun in the Philippines” promotional campaign. Each candidate has adopted a tourism destination to promote, often with a familial connection.
This event will benefit the Apl.de.Ap Foundation’s many worthwhile projects in the Philippines. Apl.de.ap is a member of the multiple-Grammy-award winning Black Eyed Peas, and is scheduled to appear in person and serve as a judge in the competition. Other special guests include former Miss Universe finalists Venus Raj (2010), and Janine Tugonon (2012), both of whom represented the Philippines to great acclaim. Coronation Night will be hosted by actor and Kevin Kleinberg and former MTV Asia VJ Belinda Panelo. Tickets are available for calling Insider Productions at 213-788-3323, or online at: www.eventbee.com.