Complete list of Miss Universe Philippines 2023 candidates

The Miss Universe Philippines 2023 coronation night will be held at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines on May 13, 2023. It is the fourth edition of the national beauty pageant that selects the Philippines’ Miss Universe candidate.

Currently, the Philippines has 26 Miss Universe placements including the coronation of Gloria Diaz in 1969, Margie Moran in 1973, Pia Wurtzbach in 2015 and Catriona Gray in 2018. The most recent one was in 2021 when Beatrice Gomez finished in the Top 5.

Silvia Celeste Rabimbi Cortesi (©Miss Universe Philippines)
Silvia Celeste Rabimbi Cortesi (©Miss Universe Philippines)

Representing Pasay City, Celeste Cortesi was 24 when she won Miss Universe Philippines 2022 at the SM Mall of Asia Arena on April 30, 2022. Michelle Dee, then 27, of Makati City ranked second and was crowned Miss Universe Philippines Tourism 2022 while Pauline Amelinckx, then 26, of Bohol ranked third and was crowned Miss Universe Philippines Charity 2022.

There are 38 women competing for the Miss Universe Philippines 2023 crown. Here are the candidates:

  1. Jannarie Zarzoso, 24, Agusan del Norte
  2. Avery Mariane Sucgang, 21, Aklan
  3. Kristeen Mae Boccang, 23, Apayao
  4. Jan Mari Bordon, 22, Bacolod City
  5. Alexandria Bautista Bollier, 26, Bacoor City
  6. Krishnah Marie Gravidez, 22, Baguio City
  7. Karen Joyce M. Olfato, 25, Batangas
  8. Joemay-an Leo, 27, Benguet
  9. Pauline Cucharo Amelinckx, 27, Bohol
  10. Princess Anne Marcos, 24, Bulacan
  11. Shayne Glenmae Maquiran, 25, Capiz
  12. Samantha Alexandra Panlilio, 27, Cavite
  13. Dianne C. Padillo, 27, Cebu City
  14. Emmanuelle Fabienne Camcam, 28, Cebu Province (aka Emmanuelle Vera)
  15. Klyza Ferrando Castro, 23, Davao Oriental
  16. Airissh T. Ramos, 26, Eastern Samar
  17. Vanessa Tse Wing, 26, Guimaras
  18. Chloei Darl Gabales, 21, Iloilo City
  19. Kimberlyn Jane Madamba Acob, 24, Isabela
  20. Clare Sanchez Inso, 24, Lapu-Lapu
  21. Michelle Daniela Marquez Dee, 27, Makati City
  22. Iman Franchesca Cristal, 24, Mandaluyong City
  23. Christine Joy Salcedo, 24, Marinduque
  24. Vanessa Maria Yuson Matzeit, 25, Negros Oriental
  25. Layla Yousif Adriatico, 26, Northern Samar
  26. Laicka Bonquin Implamado, 26, Occidental Mindoro
  27. Louise Joy Gallardo, 21, Palawan
  28. Mary Angelique Manto, 26, Pampanga
  29. Clariele Dacanay, 24, Parañaque City
  30. Kali Navea-Huff, 27, Pasig City
  31. Mary Eileen Palencia Gonzales, 27, Quezon City
  32. Lesly Joy Sim, 26, Quezon Province
  33. Rein Hillary Carrascal, 25, Sorsogon
  34. Kimberly Escartin, 25, Southern Leyte
  35. Hyra Desiree Betito, 26, Surigao del Norte
  36. Nikki Justine Breedveld, 26, Taguig City
  37. Christiana Afia Yeboah, 25, Tiaong, Quezon
  38. Christine Juliane Opiaza, 23, Zambales

Evangeline Fuentes, 24, of Pangasinan, Dianne Mae Refugio, 23, Davao del Norte and Breena Marie Ylaya Evans, 27, Mandaue were originally included in the list of candidates. Fuentes withdrew from the competition on February 27, 2023 due to health reasons and was replaced by Kristeen Mae Boccang, 23, of Apayao.

On March 1, 2023, Refugio backed out for personal reasons and on March 5, 2023, Evans also withdrew for undisclosed reasons. Neither Refugio nor Evans was replaced.

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