IN PHOTOS: Stars at Binibining Pilipinas 2016
MANILA, Philippines – The energy was high at the Binibining Pilipinas 2016 coronation night, as the crowd eagerly anticipated who Pia Wurtzbach would crown as her Miss Universe Philippines successor.
Many local stars and Pia's guests from the Miss Universe 2015 pageant were there at the Araneta Colisuem on Sunday, April 17.
Bianca Manalo and her boyfriend, Fabio Ide, were there to support Bianca's sister, Nichole Marie Manalo.
Hosting the event were actors Xian Lim and KC Concepcion.
Pia was there, together with the other Bb Pilipinas reigning queens, Janicel Lubina, Rogelie Catacutan, Christi Lynn McGarry, and Ann Lorraine Colis.
Bb Pilipinas 2014 MJ Lastimosa was also at the 2016 pageant.
Former Miss Universe queen from the Philippines, Miss Universe 1969 Gloria Diaz were also present to watch Pia crown her successor.
Pia's friends from Miss Universe 2015, Miss USA and Miss Universe 2nd runner-up Olivia Jordan, Miss Malaysia Vanessa Tevi Kumares and Miss Myanmar May Thaw were there as her guests.
Olivia was one of the judges at the pageant, too along with actor Ian Veneracion and Paolo Roxas, son of presidential candidate Mar Roxas.
Aside from Pia's friends, another member of the Miss Universe Organization was there – president Paula Shugart.