Iloilo City’s Karen Laurie Mendoza Made It to Binibining Pilipinas 2021’s Top 13

Iloilo City’s Karen Laurie Mendoza completed the Top 13 of the just concluded 57th edition of the annual Binibining Pilipinas pageant. She also won the special award Miss Pizza Hut.

Karen Laurie’s Swimwear and Gown

Karen Laurie swimwear

Karen Laurie gown

Karen Laurie’s Interview Portion

When is it okay not to be okay and when is it not okay to be not okay?

You know sometimes, it’s hard to move on especially that if we lost our loved ones; when we are depressed; when we have anxiety – but most of all, when we want to move forward in life. You know my favorite saying in the movie (of) Disney – Inside Out is “embrace your sadness” because in embracing your sadness, you will feel ahhh… you will feel happiness afterwards.

Karen Laurie QA

Binibining Pilipinas 2021 Winners

  • Masbate’s Hannah Arnold won the Binibining Pilipinas International title
  • Cavite’s Samantha Panlilio got the Binibining Grand International crown
  • Cagayan de Oro’s Cinderella Obenita bagged Binibining Pilipinas Intercontinental
  • Batangas’ Maureen Montagne won Binibining Pilipinas Globe
  • Eastern Samar’s Gabrielle Basiano is the 1st runner-up
  • Valenzuela’s Meiji Cruz is the 2nd runner-up

Top 13

  • Manila’s Patrizia Garcia
  • Iloilo’s Karen Mendoza
  • Oriental Mindoro’s Graciella Lehmann
  • Angeles, Pampanga’s Francesca Taruc
  • Albay’s Jashmin Dimaculangan
  • Quezon Province’s Patricia Babista
  • Rizal’s Honey Cartasano

Special Awards

  • Batangas’ Maureen Montagne won as Miss Creamsilk
  • Valenzuela’s Meiji Cruz won Best in Swimsuit
  • Eastern Samar’s Gabrielle Basiano bagged Best in Long Gown
  • Pampanga’s Francesca Taruc is Binibining Araneta City, the pageant’s first

Other Special Awards

  • Nueva Ecija’s Ma. Ruth Erika Quin won the Best in National Costume
  • Davao’s Leslie Anne Ticaro bagged Most Friendly
  • Bocaue’s Bianca Marcelo won Best in Talent
  • Manila’s Patricia Garcia got the Face of Binibini award
  • Angeles, Pampanga’s Francesca Taruc won Miss Alagang Silka
  • Masbate’s Hannah Arnold bagged Jag Denim Queen
  • Olongapo’s Alexandra Garcia won Miss World Balance
  • Batangas’ Maureen Montagne got the Miss Ever Bilena award
  • Iloilo’s Karen Mendoza won Miss Pizza Hut
  • Batangas’ Mica Rosal bagged Manila Bulletin Reader’s Choice Award

Panel of Judges

  • Fashion designer Rajo Laurel
  • Broadcaster Pinky Webb
  • Maria Garcia, Novotel GM
  • Dioceldo Sy, Ever Bilena CEO
  • Enrique Gil, actor
  • Kylie Verzosa, Miss International 2016
  • Liza Soberano, actress
  • Benito Bengzon Jr., Tourism undersecretary and spokesperson


Sheila is a digital marketing enthusiast and obsessed in promoting Iloilo. She is a kdrama fan, a dog person and a certified foodie!

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