Samantha Alexandra Panlilio, 25, of Cavite, Philippines is Miss Grand Philippines 2021. She is one of the four queens crowned at Binibining Pilipinas 2021.
Hosted by Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray and Miss Grand International 2016 first runner-up Nicole Cordoves, the Bb. Pilipinas 2021 coronation night took place at the New Frontier Theater in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines on July 11, 2021. Including Panlilio, 34 Filipino women competed for the four titles.
Panlilio will represent the Philippines at Miss Grand International 2021. If she wins, she will be the first Miss International from the Philippines.
It was Samantha Ashley Lo who won the Miss Grand Philippines 2019 title at Bb. Pilipinas 2019. After representing the Philippines at Miss Grand International 2019 in Venezuela, where she was unplaced, she gave up the title and the Miss Grand Philippines 2019 title was transferred to Bb. Pilipinas 2019 first runner-up Maria Andrea “Aya” Abesamis.
Bb. Pilipinas 2019 second runner-up Samantha Bernardo was supposed to compete at Bb. Pilipinas 2021 but was removed from the competition after being appointed as Miss Grand Philippines 2020. She became runner-up to Miss Grand International 2020 Abena Appiah of the U.S. in Thailand.