What do Ladylyn Riva, Kariza de Guzman and Janicel Lubina have in common? Two things.
First, all three have previously joined national and/or familiar beauty pageants. Ladylyn was an Official Candidate of Bb. Pilipinas 2011. Kariza took part in Mutya ng Pilipinas 2012. Janicel is the reigning Miss Scuba Philippines who represented the country in the international finals held in Indonesia.
Second, all three have enlisted as Official Candidates of Miss Bikini Philippines 2013 presented by Slimmers World International.
During the ‘Strictly-by-Invitation’ Press Launch of the beauty and fitness competition held at the Diamond Ballroom of Diamond Hotel last Thursday, 35 ladies were presented to members of TV, broadsheet and online media. From this group, two winners will earn the right to wear the Philippine sash in China’s Miss Bikini International 2013 and a still-unspecified European host city for Miss Bikini World 2013.
Reigning titleholder Abbygale Monderin (who recently participated in Bb. Pilipinas 2013) was on hand to usher in this year’s contenders.
According to the organizers’ press statement:
The Miss Bikini Philippines 2013 thirty-five (35) official candidates go beyond just being epitomes of beauty. They also uphold the importance and practice a healthy lifestyle through good hygiene, proper diet and regular exercise. They will dynamically promote the importance of health and fitness that generate a person’s desired beauty and body. All 35 official candidates will be housed, for 19 days, in one venue in order for Slimmers World to instill discipline and provide knowledge on the importance of living fit and healthy. Our advocacy can greatly benefit the country by decreasing the number of health-related problems which takes a big part in financial and human resources.
Finals night is scheduled on April 25, 2013 (Thursday) at the SM Mall of Asia Arena.