A report by entertainment columnist Ricky Lo has put an end to rumours that the Binibining Pilipinas has acquired the franchise for a Europe-based pageant.
The 40 official candidates for this year have a new title to compete to, Bb Pilipinas-Intercontinental, aside from the four other titles: Miss Universe Philippines, Bb Pilipinas-International, Bb Pilipinas-Tourism and Miss Supranational Philippines.
The winner of the new title will head on to compete in the 43rd edition of the Miss Intercontinenal pageant run by the World Beauty Organization.
In previous years, the Mutya ng Pilipinas organization has been sending our delegates to the pageant. Most recent is Koreen Medina, who finished 3rd runner-up and was named Continental Queen of Asia & Oceania.
The Bb Pilipinas 2014 coronation night will be held on March 30 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum, with Miss Universe 2013 Gabriela Isler of Venezuela as special guest.