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(L-R) Binibining Pilipinas 2023 First Runner Up Katrina Anne Johnson, Binibining Pilipinas Globe 2023 Anna Valencia Lakrini, Binibining Pilipinas International 2023 Angelica Lopez, and Binibining Pilipinas 2023 Second Runner Up Atasha Reign Parani.

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 29) — Four new queens emerged during the 59th edition of the Binibining Pilipinas grand coronation night at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on Sunday.

Here's how the Top 4 answered questions about advocacy, self-awareness, and social media in the past.

Binibining Pilipinas Globe 2023: Anna Valencia Lakrini, Bataan

In what ways is a beauty pageant candidate aiming for a crown similar to a politician running for an electoral post?

As someone who is joining for the second time, I know that a beauty pageant has a platform on which we can talk about causes that are dear to our hearts. My cause that is dear to my heart is nutrition. And as a nutritional scientist, as an advocate for proper nutrition, I know that in advocating with this platform from Binibining Pilipinas, we can inspire so many people. And a politician can inspire a whole community, and so can we.

Binibining Pilipinas International 2023: Angelica Lopez, Palawan

What makes you a Binibini who walks the talk and who is beyond mere self-promotion?

I stand here tonight because it is my mother that instilled me the values and the morals that I'm 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 of life, and tenacity to hold onto her wisdom of choice. And I believe that it's always a dream come true to be here and that is why I am a Binibini that I've always meant to be.

Binibining Pilipinas 2023 First Runner-up: Katrina Anne Johnson, Davao del Sur

What are you most unapologetic for when it comes to your personal values?

What I am most unapologetic for is my authenticity, my honesty, and my sincerity. My parents really instilled those values to me at a young age, showing me that you can accomplish anything in the world that you put your mind to, as long as you’re loyal to who you are and who you are in your heart. And I really hope that I am able to inspire other people standing on this stage, showing you that even if you may not fit the societal norm, if you are who you are, then you are able to show that to the world.

Binibining Pilipinas 2023 Second Runner-up: Atasha Reign Parani, Generał Trias, Cavite

Social media definitely creates engagement in pageantry. However, some observed that these are shallow and non-lasting connections. What are your thoughts on this social situation we are facing now?

As a public figure and as someone from ABS-CBN who gives service to the Filipino, I believe that in social media, it’s not just connection, but as well engagement and touching other people’s lives with the heart that you have – a heart of gold. And for me, my advocacy is for the children who have been domestically abused. If I were to imagine, to inspire them, and see that younger self of mine in the mirror every single day, I would do it another time like it’s my ultimate last chance. I just really want to show everyone that with social media and every platform, you can still move people and the world.

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Award-winning actors Dolly de Leon and Piolo Pascual, Olympian weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz, Manila Mayor Honey Lacuna, Tatler Philippines editor-in-chief Anton San Diego, social media personality Small Laude, SB19 member Josh Cullen, Wolfgang’s Steakhouse president Peter Zwiener, presidential son Vincent Marcos, and Miss International 2022 Jasmin Salberg comprised the panel of judges.