Eighteen-year-old Kim de Guzman grabbed the title of Miss Bikini Philippines World. Standing at 5′ 5″ with vital statistics of 31″-24″-34″, the petite young student from Olongapo is certainly the cutest of the winners. With her fair complexion and graceful bearing, Kim also won the Miss Great Skin and Best in Long Gown awards.
Kim has long dreamed of becoming a beauty queen, and hoped to at least land in the top ten. She’s both surprised and extremely happy to have nabbed the top spot. Kim will represent the Philippines at the Miss Bikini World pageant.
As if in contrast to the petite Kim, 5′ 7″ 32″-25″-36″ Kimberly Brandon won the title of Miss Bikini Philippines International. Twenty-one-year-old Kimberly’s statuesque figure certainly serves her well in her capacity as a professional model in the bustling city of Makati. That experience as a model helped Kimberly win the Best in National Costume award.
Kimberly’s very humble in her victory. “I didn’t expect to win,” she says of her coronation, “because the other girls had beautiful faces and shapely figures.” Aside from representing the Philippines at the Miss Bikini International pageant, Kimberly will be pulling double duty as the Philippine delegate to the Miss Global Beauty pageant in China.
Second runner-up Jocel Kusain was the most animated of the bunch, having grabbed my attention with her warm demeanor. With that great personality comes a great body: the twenty-one-year-old student from Davao stands 5′ 5” 33″-25″-36″.
First runner-up Ella Castillo is arguably the most Filipina-looking of the winners. Standing at 5′ 6″, the seventeen-year-old fashion design student carries her exotic bronze beauty with the elegance of an international beauty queen.