Cory Quirino, new franchise owner of Miss World, presents the crown of Miss World Philippines 2011. (Click on the image above to go straight to the pageant's official website)
Our pageant-loving country just got an extra boost with the launching of Miss World Philippines 2011 which aims to put up a pageant that goes beyond skin-deep. Hand-in-hand with the Miss World Organization, Cory Quirino is spearheading Global Quest to give a totally new definition of the Filipina beauty, i.e., Beauty in Giving.
Here is Ms. Quirino’s welcome message as quoted from the Miss World Philippines 2011’s website:
Miss World Philippines: Beauty in Giving
Hello friends of Miss World Philippines ! . If you are a believer in beauty, especially one with a purposeful reason for being, then you are most welcome in our world.
It is with honor and privilege that I have accepted the Exclusive License awarded to me by Mrs. Julia Morley, Chair and CEO of Miss World Limited last January 25, 2011 . This acceptance marks my commitment to the cause of Miss World and the high expectations that come with the title. I am determined to rise up to the challenge of excellence, a tradition of the highest standards set by Miss World for over 60 years .
2011 marks the beginning of a new history for Miss World in our country simply because, for the very first time a Miss World Philippines will be crowned. She will become our Ambassadress of Goodwill to all nations the moment she steps onto the stage of the World Pageant. The Filipina who wins this coveted crown will be a shining example of the heart and soul of Filipino womanhood.
Inspired by the slogan of Miss World Limited – “Beauty with a Purpose,” we are adopting in the Philippines the theme “Beauty in Giving.” And this is why, our winner and her court will put her beauty to good use by caring for the marginalized women and children of the Philippines through various charities, namely, Tuloy Streetchildren Village and the PGH Medical Foundation.
CQGlobal Quest Inc., will manage the Miss World Philippines Pageant and through its activities, earmark funds for the betterment of the lives of countless streetchildren as well as the medical care of thousands of charity patients in the Indigent Wing of the Philippine General Hospital.
It is time for the world to see and to behold the beauty, the goodness and the brilliance of the Filipina and through her, the wondrous beauty that is the Philippines.
You can become a part of this noble crusade by seeking her out, this outstanding candidate – she who will become Miss World – Philippines. And by God’s grace, possibly win the title of Miss World.
Beyond words of gratitude, I thank and bless you all.
Chairman and CEO, CQ Global Quest Inc.
(L-R) Wilma Galvante of GMA-7, Henry Sy Jr. of SMDC and Cory Quirino, Miss World Philippines Director during the official launch of the new pageant this week. (Photo credit: Jory Rivera of OPMB Worldwide)
Together with partners SMDC (SM Development Corporation), GMA-7 (Official Network), City of Puerto Princesa (Official Tourist Destination) Traders Hotel Manila (Official Residence) and CQ Global Quest, Inc., Miss World Philippines 2011 is set to become a prestigious beauty search, with the winner bringing home a cool PhP1,000,000.00 in cash plus a condo unit in one of SMDC’s properties. These two prizes alone combine for a total of approximately PhP4M in value.
For ladies interested to join, you can download the application form HERE or you can get in touch with:
Miss World Philippines Secretariat
Philippine International Convention Center
CCP Complex, Roxas Boulevard
(632) 7894789 / (632) 5472558
Finals night will be on July 30, 2011 at the PICC to be aired over GMA-7.
Make history and become the very first Miss World Philippines. Join now! ;-)