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Miss Millennial Philippines 2019 is the third edition of the beauty pageant for female beauty queens from the millennial generation. The segment premiered on 31 August 2019 and concluded on 26 October 2019.

Unlike typical beauty pageants, Miss Millennial Philippines places a great emphasis on the culture of the provinces and cities from which each of the forty candidates originated.

Throughout the pageant's run, candidates provided a tour of must-see destinations, showcased local delicacies, and promoted the world-renowned Filipino hospitality. The pageant's goal is to make Filipinos realize how beautiful the Philippines truly is.

Nicole Yance Borromeo of Cebu was crowned as the grand winner of Miss Millennial Philippines 2019, making it a back-to-back victory for the province who also won last year's pageant.

Angela Maria Robson of Pampanga placed as first runner-up, while Annabelle Mae Tate McDonnell of Lanao del Norte won as second runner-up. Maica Cabling Martinez of Nueva Ecija bagged the title of third runner-up.

Overview

Contestant selection

Like last year, Eat Bulaga! tapped local pageant titleholders from across the Philippines and challenged them to represent their hometown in a competition that is first of its kind in local television. Representatives of Eat Bulaga! participated in the selection of some candidates as judges in the local beauty pageants.

The third pageant is part of Eat Bulaga!'s celebration of its 40th anniversary. Hence, the pageant featured a total of forty candidates from different provinces all over the Philippines.

Introduction

All of the forty candidates of Miss Millennial Philippines were officially introduced on 31 August 2019.

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40 candidates of MMP 2019

In the following weeks, the candidates appeared one by one on the noontime show for the public to get to know them and their provinces a little better. Each day, the Eat Bulaga! hosts interviewed the featured candidate of the day with a great emphasis on the beauty of their provinces. The candidates brought delicacies and other local dishes to share with the hosts and the studio audience. They also shared a trip itinerary on a ₱2,000 budget for viewers who may be interested in visiting the provinces. A short promotional video was shown during the interview to feature the rich culture and the various tourist destinations of the candidate's province. The professionally-produced videos were posted on the official YouTube channel and Facebook page of the noontime show.

Talent week

The talent week was held from 21 October to 25 October 2019. Eight candidates each day impressed the audience with their talent in the portion. The talent portion was a non-elimination round to determine who will receive the Best in Talent special award in the grand coronation day. It had no impact on the final results of the competition. The criteria for judging were as follows:

  • 40% – Execution
  • 40% – Stage presence and personality
  • 20% – Audience impact


Prejudging round

The prejudging round was held on Wednesday, 23 October 2019. Hosted by Luane Dy, the nearly three-hour event was live streamed only on Eat Bulaga!'s official Facebook page after the live telecast of the noontime show. The prejudging round determined the Top 10 candidates in the grand coronation day.

The prejudging round was a question-and-answer portion where each candidate was given the same simple question:

  • How would you convince someone to visit your province?

Each candidate was given a particular person or group, ranging from a local farmer in Nueva Ecija to Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, whom they must direct their marketing pitch to.

The judges included Reina Hispanoamericana 2017 Winwyn Marquez, fashion model Hideo Muraoka, Megasound Smart Pro Videoke CEO Ezekiel Kim, Miss International 2005 Precious Lara Quigaman-Alcaraz, Suzuki Philippines advertising assistant Lawrence Dimunahan, Mang Inasal assistant brand manager Julia Karina Palaad, Philippine Airlines international route marketing manager Lits Ong Cuevas, and Eat Bulaga! host Paolo Ballesteros. The criteria for judging were as follows:

  • 40% – Beauty and personality
  • 40% – Intelligence and wit
  • 20% – Digital presence

No decision was immediately announced at the end of the round. Announcement of the Top 10 was made on Saturday during the grand coronation day.

Grand coronation day

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Grand coronation day at the Meralco Theater

The grand coronation day was held on Saturday, 26 October 2019 at the 1,000-seater Meralco Theater in Pasig City.

The judges of the pageant included Manila mayor Isko Moreno, President of the Senate of the Philippines Tito Sotto, Eat Bulaga! host Alden Richards, third secretary and vice consul of Philippine Embassy in Myanmar Stephanie Alexis Cruz, Megasound Smart Pro Videoke sales marketing lead Jonathan Fabian, Pascual Consumers Healthcare Corp. product division head Ayne Rili, Mang Inasal brand manager Mimi Mendoza, Suzuki Philippines marketing manager Katrina Bonggo, When in Manila founder Vince Golangco, National Youth Commission chairman Ryan Enriquez, SKAL International chairman Robert Lim Joseph Jr., and Philippine Airlines vice president Ria Domingo. The criteria for judging were as follows:

  • 50% – Beauty and personality
  • 50% – Intelligence and wit

For the final time, the forty candidates took their introductory walk during the opening presentation of the pageant. Each wore the sash and the crown of the local beauty pageant that they won prior to Miss Millennial Philippines.

Guest performers were TJ Monterde with his song "Karera" and rap group ALLMO$T with its song "Bagay Tayo".

Announcement of prejudging round results (Top 10)

After their introductory walk, the forty candidates were narrowed down into the Top 10 based on the results of the prejudging round.

The Top 10 finalists were Annabelle Mae McDonnell of Lanao del Norte, Leslie Anne Pomida of Samar, Ashlee Tuason of Rizal, Gwendoline Soriano of Pangasinan, Clyde Dianne Estaño of Siquijor, Chella Grace Fralconer of Misamis Oriental, Angela Maria Robson of Pampanga, Qyzel Sapitanan of Quezon, Nicole Yance Borromeo of Cebu, and Maica Cabling Martinez of Nueva Ecija.

Final results

The Top 10 finalists underwent a final question-and-answer portion. Their wit and intelligence were tested with video questions provided by several Filipino netizens from all over the world. The questions were hidden behind quirky online expressions which the candidates must select.

The first half of the portion was hosted by Paolo Ballesteros and Maine Mendoza, while the second half was hosted by Pia Guanio and Ryan Agoncillo.

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MMP 2019 grand winners

Nicole Yance Borromeo of Cebu was hailed as the grand winner of Miss Millennial Philippines 2019. She took home ₱500,000, house and lot from Lessandra, a brand-new Suzuki Ciaz GLX vehicle, and 4 roundtrip tickets to any domestic destinations in Philippine Airlines. This is a back-to-back victory for the province of Cebu who also won the previous edition in 2018.

The first runner-up, Angela Maria Robson of Pampanga, was awarded ₱75,000. Meanwhile, Annabelle Mae Tate McDonnell of Lanao del Norte took home ₱50,000 after being declared as the second runner-up. Maica Cabling Martinez of Nueva Ecija placed as the third-runner up and won ₱25,000.

Hosts

Below is a list of hosts who were involved in the presentation of the segment at some point in its run. This includes main, co-, substitute, and one-time presenters.

  • Luane Dy
  • Ruby Rodriguez
  • Paolo Ballesteros
  • Joey de Leon

  • Pauleen Luna
  • Maine Mendoza
  • Ryan Agoncillo

  • Pia Guanio
  • Alden Richards
  • Allan K


Results

Grand coronation day

The grand coronation day was held on Saturday, 26 October 2019 at the Meralco Theater in Pasig City. The show was broadcast live on television.

Announcement of prejudging round results (Top 10)

The forty candidates were narrowed down into the Top 10 based on the results of the prejudging round. The ten remaining finalists then competed for the last time in the final interview portion.

Top 10 Finalists
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Annabelle McDonnell
Lanao del Norte
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Leslie Anne Pomida
Samar
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Ashlee Tuason
Rizal
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Gwendoline Soriano
Pangasinan
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Clyde Dianne Estaño
Siquijor
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Chella Grace Falconer
Misamis Oriental
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Angela Maria Robson
Pampanga
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Qyzel Sapitanan
Quezon
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Nicole Yance Borromeo
Cebu
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Maica Cabling Martinez
Nueva Ecija



Final results

Contestant Origin Result
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Nicole Yance Borromeo Cebu Grand winner
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Angela Maria Robson Pampanga First runner-up
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Annabelle Mae Tate McDonnell Lanao del Norte Second runner-up
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Maica Cabling Martinez Nueva Ecija Third runner-up
Special Awards
Award Candidate Origin Prize
Online Favorite Gwendoline Meliz Soriano Pangasinan ₱20,000
Megasound Videoke
Best in Talent
Nichole Pesado Marquez Davao Oriental ₱10,000
+ videoke system
Suzuki Ciaz Way of Life OOTD
(embodied her culture through fashion)
Sharon Villan Idone Iloilo ₱50,000
Mang Inasal 2-in-1 sa Galing Award
(excelled in presenting herself and province)
Angela Maria Robson Pampanga ₱10,000
+ ₱10,000 gift certificate
Miss Nescafe Creamy White
(friendship award)
Krystha Daelyn Frias Jimenez Capiz ₱50,000
Miss Poten-Cee
(healthy and glowing skin)
Angela Maria Robson Pampanga ₱100,000
Miss Philippine Airlines
(buong pusong alaga award)
Nicole Yance Borromeo Cebu 2 roundtrip tickets
to local destinations

Trivia

  • The grand coronation day of Miss Millennial Philippines 2019 was replayed in full on Saturday, 21 March 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic that resulted in the suspension of all live shows, Eat Bulaga! opted to replay throwback videos of some of its most iconic segments from way back in the past.

List of contestants

A total of 40 titleholders from all over the country competed in the third edition of Miss Millennial Philippines. The contestants are listed in alphabetical order based on their last names.

Full List of Contestants
Candidate Origin Prior Pageant
Elisha Lorraine Abella Guimaras Mutya ng Guimaras 2019
Mervichelle Agbayani Apayao Miss Millennial Flora 2019
Sheila Polinada Aronzado Aurora Binibining Aurora 2019
Bailanie Mamalintal Bansawan Maguindanao Palamata nu Maguindanao 2019
Roxanne Bastian Benguet Miss Benguet 2017
Adelma Krissel Benicta Ilocos Sur Saniata ti Ylocos 2019
Nicole Yance Borromeo Cebu Sinulog Festival Queen 2019
Angelica Cajes Compostela Valley Bulawan Queen 2019
Jaybeelyn Villamar Caoibes Batangas Miss Teen Millennial 2018
Pamela Jones Cardiño Masbate Miss Rodeo Masbate 2019
Aubrhie Cindyrelle Carpio Bulacan Reyna ng Singkaban 2018
Rocy Mae Catud Oriental Mindoro Miss Oriental Mindoro Tourism 2018
Roannes Cayabyab Tarlac Kanlahi Festival Queen 2019
Nicole Angela Crescini Aklan Mutya it Kalibo Ati-Atihan 2019
Manilyn Pabuna De Guzman Bataan Miss Bataan Tourism 2018
Quizan Folloso De Lima Camarines Sur Miss Kaogma 2019
Isabella Victoria De Mata Batanes Miss Batanes 2019
Maria Angelica Dominguez Isabela Queen Isabela 2019
Frenzie Dionne Escalada Sarangani Pearl of Sarangani 2018
Clyde Dianne Estaño Siquijor Miss Siquijor Tourism 2018
Chella Grace Falconer Misamis Oriental Miss Kuyamis 2019
Nicole Jane Gimarino Nueva Vizcaya Saniata ti Nueva Vizcaya 2019
Sharon Villan Idone Iloilo Miss Iloilo Dinagyang Tourism 2019
Eloisa Jauod Laguna Binibining Laguna 2019
Krystha Daelyn Frias Jimenez Capiz Mutya sang Capiz 2019
Princess Jean Lerona Palawan Miss Palawan 2019
Nichole Pesado Marquez Davao Oriental Binibining Davao Oriental 2019
Maica Cabling Martinez Nueva Ecija Binibining Cabanatuan 2019
Annabelle Mae Tate McDonnell Lanao del Norte Miss Lanao del Norte 2019
Glycelle Achurra Navares South Cotabato Mutya ng South Cotabato 2019
Precious Olay Neyra Ilocos Norte Miss Ilocos Norte 2019
Janness Alcantara Obias Cavite Grand Mutya ng Trece 2019
Angeline Pasher Catanduanes Binibining Catanduanes 2019
Leslie Anne Pomida Samar Mutya han Samar 2019
Angela Maria Robson Pampanga Mutya ning Kapampangan 2018
Qyzel Sapitanan Quezon Binibining Quezon 2019
Gwendoline Meliz Soriano Pangasinan Limgas na Pangasinan 2019
Roxanne Labayen Toleco Negros Occidental Lin-ay sang Negros 2019
Jerry Loi Treyes Zambales Binibining Zambales 2019
Ashlee Tuason Rizal Miss Rizal 2019
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