Maria Mika Maxine Medina was crowned as Miss Universe Philippines 2016. Reigning Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach passed on the crown to her successor tonight, April 17, 2016 during the coronation night of Binibining Pilipinas 2016 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Other winners were Kylie Verzosa as Bb. Pilipinas International 2016, Joanna Deapera Eden as Bb. Pilipinas Supranational 2016, Jennifer Ruth Hammond as Bb. Pilipinas Intercontinental 2016, Nichole Manalo as Bb. Pilipinas Globe 2016, and Nicole Cordoves as Bb. Pilipinas Grand International 2016. First and Second Runner-ups were Angelica Alita and Jehza Mae Huelar, respectively.
Special awards were given to Angela Fernando as Best in National Costume, Best in Evening Gown was Jennifer Hammond, Miss Creamsilk was Nichole Manalo, Best in Swimsuit was Joanna Eden, and Miss Philippine Airlines was Maxine Medina. Kylie Verzosa got the awards Miss Photogenic and Miss Manila Bulletin. Best in Talent and Miss Friendship was awarded to Vina Openiano.
There were forty beautiful ladies from the different parts of the Philippines who battled out in this year’s pageant. KC Concepcion, Xian Lim and the former Binibining Pilipinas winners Kris Tiffany Janson, Bianca Guidotti and Laura Lehmann hosted the event.