Miss Universe Philippines is a beauty pageant competition and organization in the Philippines that selects the country’s representative to the Miss Universe pageant, one of the Big Four international beauty pageants.The current Miss Universe Philippines is Gazini Ganados who was crowned on June 9, 2019 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum, Quezon City.
The pageant is inspired by Miss Universe‘s slogan “Confidently Beautiful,” and henceforth adopted the theme “Confident, beautiful, and empowered Filipinas.”
Until 2011, the Philippine representatives to the Miss Universe pageant were known by the title Binibining Pilipinas – Universe. The title Miss Universe Philippines was first given to Janine Tugonon during the Binibining Pilipinas 2012 coronation night, and since then the title has been continuously given to the competition’s annual winners.
In 2019, the Miss Universe franchise in the Philippines, previously held by Binibining Pilipinas, was granted to a new organizing body headed by national director Shamcey Supsup-Lee, which paved the way for the creation of the new Miss Universe Philippines Organization. The new organization is tasked to hold a separate standalone pageant in the selection of the future Miss Universe Philippines titleholders from 2020 onwards. Beginning 2020, the standalone Miss Universe Philippines competition will launch its first national search.
Prior to Miss Universe Philippines, the title was awarded through Binibining Pilipinas Charities, Inc. through the Binibining Pilipinas pageant from 1964 to 2019.