MNL48: Finalists Aria and Eunice withdraw from competition


Finalists Aria Carino and Eunice Santiago have announced their withdrawal from the MNL48 competition during ABS-CBN’s noontime show It’s Showtime on Saturday.

In their respective video message, Aira cited that she will be focusing on her education to become a doctor while Eunice’s decision was due to family matters.


In a separate announcement, MNL48 Challenger Kris Torrejos also made a decision to withdraw due personal matters. To complete the 48 girls, challengers Mari Iyog and Belle Delos Reyes were chosen based on their ranks to be officially part of the Top 48.

The Top 3 were also chosen based on their personal scores since the beginning of the competition. Sela, Abby and Trixie got the highest overall scores from the ABS-CBN and Hallo Hallo Entertainment executives and staffs, coaches, advisers, and the audience.

The girls have one week left before the General Election on April 28 so the aspirants are thoroughly campaigning to be part of the Top 7 and to be the group’s center girl.

Meanwhile, MNL48 will be having its first big event, the “Meet Your Oshi” event on Sunday, April 22, where the finalists will perform in front of the public for the first time at Trinoma Level 4 Park. In addition, fans will have a chance to meet and greet their Oshi.

Watch the MNL48 Online Update weekdays, 6pm and stay updated on the MNL48 website and social media accounts to get the latest updates on the upcoming General Election.