Little Miss Philippines (LMP) is a talent search for young girls who are cute, talented, and intelligent. Since its inception in 1984, the classic segment has provided a stepping stone for children who dream of entering the world of their favorite celebrities in the entertainment industry. It is widely regarded as the country's original child talent search on television after launching the careers of some of the country's most successful female stars.

Glaiza Herradura became the first-ever grand winner of Little Miss Philippines. Her talent was dancing to Sheena Easton's 1983 hit "Telefone". She later became an award-winning child actress, starring in an afternoon television series Heredero on RPN-9.

The most notable alumni of the contest are Aiza Seguerra who finished as a runner-up in the 1987 edition, and Ryzza Mae Dizon who won the talent search in 2012. After joining the competition, both went on to become two of the most successful child stars of their own generations.

Other notable contestants of the segment include Gladys Reyes (1984), Jessa Zaragoza (1987), Camille Prats (1990), Lady Lee (1990), Pauleen Luna (1995), Julie Anne San Jose (1998), and Kim Domingo (2000).

Little Miss Philippines 1984[edit | edit source]

Little Miss Philippines 1984 is the first edition of the iconic Eat Bulaga! beauty pageant.

Glaiza Herradura became the first-ever grand winner of Little Miss Philippines. Her talent was dancing to Sheena Easton's 1983 hit "Telefone". After the competition, she went on to become an award-winning actress, with an afternoon soap to boot, Heredero.

Cousins Donna Cruz and Geneva Cruz joined the pageant in the same year. Both later became well-known showbiz personalities.

Another notable contestant of the first edition is actress Gladys Reyes who was a runner-up. She soon became known for her role in the teleserye Mara Clara.

Contestant Result
Glaiza Herradura Winner
N/A First runner-up
N/A Second runner-up
N/A Third runner-up
Gladys Reyes Fourth runner-up


Little Miss Philippines 1985[edit | edit source]

Little Miss Philippines 1985 is the second edition of the child beauty pageant of Eat Bulaga!

Other notable contestants include semi-finalist Grace Laraga and grand finalists Precious Hipolito, Vina Morales (under her real name Sharon Magdayao) and Judy Ann Santos.

Little Miss Philippines 1986[edit | edit source]

Little Miss Philippines 1986 is the third edition of the child beauty pageant of Eat Bulaga!. Mary Joanne Atienza Miller of Maguindanao was hailed as second runner-up.

Known contestants include Michelle Santiago (weekly finalist) and Abegail Tereza-Pineda (semifinalist)

Contestant Result
N/A Winner
N/A First runner-up
Joanne Miller Second runner-up
N/A Third runner-up
N/A Fourth runner-up


Little Miss Philippines 1987[edit | edit source]

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Little Miss Philippines 1987 is the fourth edition of the child beauty pageant of Eat Bulaga!.

The edition is most notable for discovering the phenomenal child wonder, Aiza Seguerra. Four-year-old Aiza finished as the fourth runner-up of the beauty pageant. After the pageant, she was catapulted to popularity as she joined the Eat Bulaga! family and then starred in various films and television shows.

Another notable contestant of the 1987 edition is then-eight-year-old Jessa Zaragoza (under her real name Richelle Ann Palmario Mallari) of Malabon City who became a grand finalist of the competition.

 
Contestant Result
N/A Winner
N/A First runner-up
N/A Second runner-up
N/A Third runner-up
Aiza Seguerra Fourth runner-up


Little Miss Philippines 1988[edit | edit source]

Little Miss Philippines 1988 is fifth edition of the child beauty pageant of Eat Bulaga!.

One notable contestant is actress and fashion model Francine Prieto. Francine was six years old when she joined the 1988 edition. She entered the contest under her real name: Anna Marie Falcon. She was winner for a day but didn’t make it in the weekly selection.

 
Contestant Result
Donna Chua Winner


Little Miss Philippines 1989[edit | edit source]

Little Miss Philippines 1989 is the sixth edition of the child beauty pageant of Eat Bulaga!.

Notable contestants are former child star Kathleen Go Quieng who ended as fourth runner-up in the contest. After the competition, she then co-starred with fellow Little Miss Philippines alumni Aiza Seguerra in the children's show Eh Kasi Bata; and another one is grand finalist Diana Zubiri (under her real name Rosemarie Joy Garcia).

Known contestants include semifinalist Riana Anne Canzon.

 
Contestant Result
Jewel Gumiran Winner
Abbygale Ycasas First runner-up
N/A Second runner-up
Annarica Elba Third runner-up
Kathleen Go Quieng Fourth runner-up


Little Miss Philippines 1990[edit | edit source]

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Little Miss Philippines 1990 is the seventh edition of the child beauty pageant of Eat Bulaga!. The grand finals was held on 14 July 1990.

Notable contestants of the edition include actress Camille Prats as well as former child stars Lady Lee and Maybelyn dela Cruz. All three of them were grand finalists.

Known contestant include grand finalists Ma. Chariza Cayago, Cielo Maaliw and Patricia Leticia Ramos-Syson.

Contestant Result
Charisse Macalalag Winner
Lady Lee First runner-up
N/A Second runner-up


Little Miss Philippines 1991[edit | edit source]

Little Miss Philippines 1991 is the eighth edition of the child beauty pageant of Eat Bulaga!. Known contestant include Kristine Petilla-Perez (semifinalist).

Contestant Result
N/A Winner


Little Miss Philippines 1992[edit | edit source]

Little Miss Philippines 1992 is the ninth edition of the child beauty pageant of Eat Bulaga!.

Coleen Rodillas was declared as the grand winner of the competition.

One notable contestant of the edition is former child actress and UAAP courtside reporter Patricia Ann Roque. She was hailed as the second runner-up of the beauty pageant. She also won the Miss Telegenic award.

Known contestant include May Marie Ann Aragon (regional finalist) & Angelica Panganiban.

Contestant Result
Coleen Rodillas Winner
N/A First runner-up
Patricia Ann Roque Second runner-up


Little Miss Philippines 1993[edit | edit source]

Little Miss Philippines 1993 is the 10th edition of the child beauty pageant of Eat Bulaga!. Known contestant include Rochelle Canimo who won Best in Long Gown in the grand finals. She later joined the 1995 competition and ended up as an NCR finalist.

Other contestant includes Kei Busadre (grand finalist).

Little Miss Philippines 1994[edit | edit source]

Little Miss Philippines 1994 is the 11th edition of the child beauty pageant of Eat Bulaga!. Known contestants are grand finalists Bless Lopez & Eena Justine Baron.

Contestant Result
N/A Winner
N/A First runner-up
N/A Second runner-up
N/A Third runner-up
Alou Tayson Fourth runner-up


Little Miss Philippines 1995[edit | edit source]

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Little Miss Philippines 1995 is the 12th edition of the child beauty pageant of Eat Bulaga!. The grand finals was held on 22 July 1995.

One notable contestants of the edition is actress and television host Pauleen Luna who lost during the daily rounds. Ten years after joining the contest, Pauleen joined the Eat Bulaga! family as a regular host of the show.

Other known contestants include Karla Balagtas (Pasay City), Cinderella Beronilla (grand finalist), Afari Noor Mohammad (grand finalist), Sieren Tuplano (grand finalist), Ena Garcia (semi-finalist), Angelyn Santillan (semi-finalist), Melissa "Mumay" Santiago (daily contender) and Rochelle Canimo (NCR finalist).

Contestant Result
Juin Salvador Winner
Loribelle Spirovski First runner-up
N/A Second runner-up
N/A Third runner-up
N/A Fourth runner-up


Little Miss Philippines 1996[edit | edit source]

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Little Miss Philippines 1996 is the 13th edition of the child beauty pageant of Eat Bulaga!. The contest was open to girls who are 6 years old or below. Daily winners received ₱10,000 while eliminated contestants received ₱1,000.

The criteria for judging were as follows: 30% Personality, 35% Talent, and 35% Intelligence.

Jenny Briones was declared as the grand winner of the competition. She received a cash price of ₱200,000, ₱100,000 worth of educational plans from Platinum Plans, a trip to Hong Kong and a contract from Eat Bulaga. Jenny was part of the noontime show for unknown numbers of months/year/s. She also gained a few TVC, TV shows and a couple of movies having one of them is Pipti-pipti with the TV host Joey de Leon. The last record on file she went on public was 1998 during the Little Miss Philippines reunion.

Other known contestants include grand finalists Bea Patricia Bueno, Erika Anne Luna (who would later on star in the afternoon TV series Kirara, Ano ang Kulay ng Pag-ibig?), contestants Michelle Sabangan (5, Caloocan City), Cris Anne Joy Perez (4, Malolos, Bulacan), and Aira Sawaguchi (4, Tondo, Manila)

Contestant Result
Jenny Briones Winner
Nestle Mangulabnan First runner-up
Mae-Jean Atengco Diapera Second runner-up
N/A Third runner-up
N/A Fourth runner-up


Little Miss Philippines 1997[edit | edit source]

Little Miss Philippines 1997 is the 14th edition of the child beauty pageant of Eat Bulaga!.

Known contestants include grand finalist Renz Mae Del Rosario (also Best in Costume) and grand finalist Bernadette Santos (Best in Long Gown).

Contestant Result
N/A Winner
N/A First runner-up
N/A Second runner-up
N/A Third runner-up
N/A Fourth runner-up


Little Miss Philippines 1998[edit | edit source]

Little Miss Philippines 1998 is the 15th edition of the child beauty pageant of Eat Bulaga! One notable contestant is actress and singer Julie Anne San Jose who joined the competition when she was only 4 years old. Her career was eventually jumpstarted after joining television singing competitions in mid-2000s.

Clarissa Chongco was declared as the grand winner of the competition, receiving ₱50,000 as the grand cash prize.

Frenchesca Tonson also received the Little Miss Enervon special award

Other contestants include grand finalist Yedda Joy Maballo, semifinalist Angellie Redoble, NCR semifinalists Sarah Jane Carillo (3, Paco, Manila), Ariellelin Quintanilla (3, Dasma, Cavite), Anna Luisa Saavedra (2, Metro Manila), Sarah Jessica Kyle Cruz and Bianca Colinares (Cebu City).

Contestant Result
Clarissa Chongco Winner
Julie Anne San Jose First runner-up
Frenchesca Clerence Denise Tonson Second runner-up
N/A Third runner-up
Bianca Colinares Fourth runner-up


Little Miss Philippines 1999[edit | edit source]

Little Miss Philippines 1999 is the 16th edition of the child beauty pageant of Eat Bulaga!.

One notable contestant is then-seven-year-old Shanadine "Dindin" Llarena of Olongapo City who represented NCR in the grand finals. She was the grand winner after impressing the judges with her mesmerizing singing skills. After the competition, she was given an opportunity to perform a duet with American singer David Pomeranz and guested on various shows on GMA Network.

Contestant Result
Shanadine "Dindin" Llarena Winner
Eisa "Matsay" Sherryl Cala First runner-up
N/A Second runner-up
Jhoana Marie Tan Third runner-up
N/A Fourth runner-up


Little Miss Philippines 2000[edit | edit source]

Little Miss Philippines 2000 is the 17th edition of the child beauty pageant of Eat Bulaga!.

Little Miss Philippines 2000 is Meghann Eleazar

One notable contestant is Filipino actress and model Kim Domingo who is known for playing lead antagonist roles in several GMA Network primetime shows. She placed as the fourth runner-up in the competition.

Other contestants include grand finalists Bea Resurrecion, Cleo Nicole Rubiano and semifinalist Mija Layak.

Grand finalist Karen Ann Cabrera was crowned as Little Miss Friendship; she is now a recording artist known by her stage name Karencitta.

Contestant Result
Meghann Eleazar Winner
N/A First runner-up
N/A Second runner-up
N/A Third runner-up
Kim Domingo Fourth runner-up


Little Miss Philippines 2001[edit | edit source]

Little Miss Philippines 2001 is the 18th edition of the child beauty pageant of Eat Bulaga!. Sally Rose Padilla of Tanay, Rizal was hailed as second runner-up & Angel Ann Fuster was hailed as fourth runner-up.


Other known contestants include Lean Dominique Lalu (semifnalist), Hanna Charissa Avendaño (daily contestant) and Sanya Lopez (daily contender under her real name Shaira Lenn Roberto).

Contestant Result
N/A Winner
N/A First runner-up
Sally Rose Padilla Second runner-up
N/A Third runner-up
Angel Ann Fuster Fourth runner-up


Little Miss Philippines 2002[edit | edit source]

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Little Miss Philippines 2002 is the 19th edition of the child beauty pageant that concluded on 6 July 2002.

Virnielle Steffani Bautista was declared as the grand winner of the child beauty pageant, receiving an educational plan worth ₱100,000.

Other known contestants include former child stars turned actresses Nikki Bagaporo (grand finalist) & Kathryn Bernardo (regional finalist)

Contestant Result
Virnielle Steffani Bautista Winner
Jasmin Lourdes Naim Delgado First runner-up
Claudine Ann Amoranto Second runner-up
Shaira Mae Cadenas Third runner-up
Steffani Mercado Fourth runner-up


Little Miss Philippines 2003[edit | edit source]

Little Miss Philippines 2003 is the 20th edition of the child beauty pageant of Eat Bulaga!. The grand finals was held on 12 July 2003.

Other known contestants include former child stars Sam Bumatay (grand finalist), Celine Lim (semi-finalist) & Ella Cruz (daily contestant), grand finalists Fiorella Bamba of Australia, Abbygale Eunice of Cebu, Henrian Bella Paula Vodney of NCR, Dara Katrina Santana (5, Pasig City) & Lean Dominique Lalu (previous from 2001 LMP).

Contestant Result
Fiorella Bamba Winner
Lean Dominique Lalu First runner-up
N/A Second runner-up
N/A Third runner-up
Dara Katrina Santana Fourth runner-up


Little Miss Philippines 2004[edit | edit source]

Little Miss Philippines 2004 is the 21st edition of the child beauty pageant of Eat Bulaga!.

Notable contestants include television personalities Ma. Nicole Jeremiah Dulalia, Bianca Umali and Issa Pressman. Child star Nicole Dulalia finished as a regional finalist for the National Capital Region, while Bianca joined as a daily contestant.

Issa Pressman of Antipolo, Rizal, the younger sister of Yassi Pressman, went on to win the beauty pageant. She received ₱200,000. Then-seven-year-old Jazz Ocampo, who is now an actress, won as third runner-up.

Other known contestant includes Rhianna Aeriel Mantos (5, Caloocan City).

Contestant Result
Louissa Belle Pressman Winner
N/A First runner-up
N/A Second runner-up
Jazzmin Leslie Ocampo Third runner-up


Little Miss Philippines 2005[edit | edit source]

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Little Miss Philippines 2005 is the 22nd edition of the child beauty pageant of Eat Bulaga!.

Kierstien Faith P. Araza was declared as the grand winner of the competition.

One notable contestant is television personality Ella Cruz. After the competition, Ella Cruz went on to star in various films and television shows.

Other known contestants include grand finalists Anya Mariah Laurino, Imelda Marie Evangelista (4, Marikina City), Angela Loren Medenilla (4, San Quintin, Pangasinan), Stephanie Danielle Padua (grand finalist, 3, Quezon City)

Contestant Result
Kierstien Faith P. Araza Winner
N/A First runner-up
N/A Second runner-up
N/A Third runner-up
N/A Fourth runner-up


Little Miss Philippines 2007[edit | edit source]

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Little Miss Philippines 2007 (also known as Little Miss Philippines Global) premiered on 9 April 2007 and concluded on 14 July 2007. It is the 23rd edition of the child pageant.

Four-year-old Anja Selena Manalastas of Sta. Rosa, Laguna was declared as the grand winner of the child beauty pageant, earning the title of "Little Miss Philippines - Global". She also won the Texter's Choice award, Yakult Kid award, and Bibbo Kid award.

Meanwhile, the other winners of the edition claimed the regional titles of the pageant, which correspond to the regular runner-up pageant titles.

Other known contestants include semi-finalist Zen Forbes.

Contestant Result
Anja Selena Manalastas Winner
Princess Wel Mae Cadenas First runner-up
Knch Lyhn Cabillo Second runner-up
Mariella Angelica Villanueva Third runner-up
Alessandra Menendez Fourth runner-up


Little Miss Philippines 2012[edit | edit source]

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Little Miss Philippines 2012 premiered on 16 April 2012 and concluded on 9 June 2012. It is the 24th edition of the child pageant.

Six-year-old Ryzza Mae Dizon of Angeles, Pampanga was declared as the grand winner of the beauty pageant, receiving ₱200,000 in cash prize and a pangkabuhayan showcase worth ₱100,000.

After winning the competition, Ryzza Mae Dizon went on to join the Dabarkads family as a regular host. She is considered one of Eat Bulaga!'s two child wonders (the other being 1987 fourth runner-up Aiza Seguerra).

Contestant Result
Ryzza Mae Dizon Winner
Maria Francesca Rojas First runner-up
Jenna Marie Niedens Second runner-up
Jhie Ann Marie Crisostomo Third runner-up
Precious Angel Aceah Delda Fourth runner-up


Little Miss Philippines 2014: My Mini Me[edit | edit source]

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Little Miss Philippines 2014: My Mini Me premiered on 24 March 2014 and concluded on 12 July 2014. It is the 25th edition of the child pageant.

The new edition included the subtitle "My Mini Me" in order to highlight the children's rapport with their parents as part of the competition.

Seven-year-old Allyza Imatong of Montalban, Rizal, who impressed the judges with her self-taught pole dancing ability, was crowned as the winner of the competition She brought home ₱200,000 in cash prize.

Contestant Result
Allyza Imatong Winner
Pauline Fheb Sitchon First runner-up
Gella Vergara Second runners-up
Meljeleth Shahar Catad


Little Miss Philippines 2019[edit | edit source]

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Little Miss Philippines 2019 premiered on 8 July 2019 and concluded on 20 July 2019. It is the 26th edition of the child pageant; it is also a special edition as part of the show's 40th anniversary resurgence of its iconic "Tatak Eat Bulaga!" segments.

Three-year-old CJ Keith Longcanaya of Parañaque City was crowned as the Little Miss Philippines 2019 grand winner. Six-year-old Althea Ruedas was declared as the first runner-up, while five-year-old Ysabella Espinosa was hailed as the second runner-up of the competition.

Contestant Result
CJ Keith Longcanaya Winner
Althea Ruedas First runner-up
Ysabella Espinosa Second runner-up


Little Miss Philippines 2021: Online[edit | edit source]

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Little Miss Philippines 2021: Online is the current edition that premiered on 1 March 2021. Due to the stay-at-home and social distancing mandates during the COVID-19 pandemic, the segment is done entirely online with the contestants filming from their homes.

The child talent search is open to young girls 6 years old or below who are cute, talented, and intelligent. To join the talent search, parents must email audition videos of their child which contains a short introduction and talent. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all auditions are done online.

Contestant Result
TBD Winner
TBD First runner-up
TBD Second runner-up

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