The afterparty first media interview for the winners of Binibining Pilipinas 2023 was filled with joy and celebration at the Owner’s Circle on Monday. Bb. Pilipinas Charities, Inc. (BPCI) honored their newly crowned queens: Bb. Pilipinas International 2023 Angelica Lopez, Bb. Pilipinas Globe 2023 Anna Valencia Lakrini, Bb. Pilipinas first runner-up Katrina Anne Johnson, and Bb. Pilipinas 2023 second runner-up Atasha Rei Parani.
BPCI continues to search for women who are not only beautiful but also relevant in this changing world. Lopez, Lakrini, Johnson, and Parani are all driven and empowered women who champion meaningful social causes, giving more significance to their crowns.
Lopez, currently pursuing a psychology degree at Palawan State University, is passionate about helping and empowering underprivileged children. Raised in an economically disadvantaged family, she believes that children are the hope of the future.
Through an outreach project with KASANAG, a youth-led non-government organization, she aims to educate children about health, career paths, and environmental awareness, among other things.
“I advocate for less fortunate children, aiming to give them hope and empowerment. Through a youth-led organization, I educate them about health, careers, and the environment. With Bb. Pilipinas, I’ll continue making a lasting impact on their lives,” says Lopez.
The statuesque, gorgeous, and elegant Lakrini, born to a Filipina mother and German father, worked as a model in Stuttgart, Germany before moving to the Philippines in 2022. She advocates for proper nutrition as a nutritional scientist. Inspired by her mother’s battle with breast cancer, Lakrini wants to make a difference by initiating more feeding programs, teaching children about proper diet, and promoting indigenous vegetables.
Parani, a 19-year-old ABS CBN artist, advocates for mental wellness awareness for abused children, particularly those who have experienced domestic abuse. As a volunteer for Bukid Kabataan in General Trias, she believes in providing support and enabling children to express themselves and communicate effectively.
Johnson, a 25-year-old medical professional, lost her mother to lung cancer and advocates for healthcare as a right rather than a privilege in the Philippines. Inspired by her mother’s commitment to community service, she aims to raise awareness about the importance of healthcare and its impact on the betterment of the country.
These remarkable queens have compelling advocacies that amplify their roles within the Bb. Pilipinas organization, contributing to a brighter future for the Philippines.