The musings above were written by Megan Young a day after she won Miss World 2013
One of Megan's latest photos
Time flies so fast. It feels like only yesterday when Megan Young was crowned Miss World 2013 and wrote the Facebook update above on her Miss World Philippines Page
(which has now been taken over by Valerie Weigmann
In less than two months from now, she will most likely be coming up with a new set of musings that will capture her thoughts about crowning the new winner and leaving behind a track record that would not be easy for anyone else to follow.
And I will be the first one to look forward to the day that she will post her homestretch thoughts. :-)
Whirlwind or not, the past few weeks have gone by so beautifully fast!
November is coming around so fast that it will already be the 11th month by late next week. And before the middle part, Miss World Philippines 2014 should be given the formal send-off to Miss World 2014 in London before boarding the Philippine Airlines direct flight to the English capital.
Few days back, Valerie has already started filling in her own inputs to the Miss World Philippines Facebook Page which you should be liking by now. Interactions have also started, and it will do well to join in the online huddle so that there will be a beehive of giving and sharing of ideas and replies with our Queen.
Now, as far as the competition evening gown that she will be wearing, I am not at liberty to reveal neither the name of the designer nor the photo of the special creation. Let me just say that it is one spectacular piece that will definitely make Val an ethereal Goddess onstage. My jaw fell in awe, literally. If you want a hint, just follow my clue. There, I’ve said enough.
This is it! Valerie will be conquering London soon. Let us keep the faith and stay by her side all throughout the journey. :-D
Julia (right) with Ms. Cory Quirino
Today is the Birthday of Ms. Julia Morley, the woman who has actively worked for the purpose-filled lives of beautiful women all over the globe via the Miss World Organization and all of its charities.
Please don’t ask me her exact age, but it could only be one of two numbers – 75 or 73 – depending on which birth year you believe in. Regardless, she remains firm and unstinting in the efforts to forge ahead in her various humanitarian interests.
My wish is for her continued good health. From there, everything else will follow.
Julia Morley (right) with Miss World 2013 Megan Young
From all of us here, Happy Birthday! :-D
Yvethe, Valerie and Bianca: all going for back-to-back wins (Photo credit: Pao Oap)
Looking for victories in Miss World, Miss International and Miss Supranational are Valerie, Bianca and Yvethe, respectively
Call it fate, sheer coincidence or plain luck of the results. But Aces & Queens ended up with the major titleholders who will work hard for back-to-back wins abroad. It’s like a blind-folded Jonas Gaffud dipped his hand inside a velvet bag to select three random challenge chips and picked the tougher ones like clustered destiny.
But as the popular saying goes, “when the going gets tough, the tough get going.” And when the successful track record becomes like second skin, the next step is to up the level of difficulty to see how far the envelope can be pushed.
As far as Miss World Philippines 2014 Valerie Weigmann, Bb. Pilipinas International 2014 Mary Anne Bianca Guidotti and Bb. Pilipinas Supranational 2014 Yvethe Marie Santiago are concerned, they will not settle for anything less than the crowns currently on the lovely heads of Megan Young, Bea Rose Santiago and Mutya Datul, respectively. The three missions sound ambitious. But the objective is to set the bar high, and not be distracted from focus. You can bet your bottom dollar that they will give more than their 100% best efforts to go for the big wins.
With our constant cheers and support, nothing is impossible for our Queens. After all, it’s #ForThePhilippines ! :-D
Megan Young crowning Valerie Weigmann. Will the image happen again come December? (Photo credit: Jory Rivera/OPMB Worldwide)
The images above and left cannot be called prophetic at this point because they are already anticipated shots due to the mandated transfer of the national crown of Megan Young to her successor Valerie Weigmann.
But taking things into a higher level of wishful thinking should give more reasons to hope that Megan’s other crown – the blue one – will find its way to the head of Valerie. And honestly, it’s not at all impossible.
Back-to-backs are nothing new to the London-based pageant. Before Miss Universe had its first way back in 2008 and 2009 for Venezuela, Miss World has already managed three (3) for Sweden (1951 & 1952), UK (1964 & 1965) and India (1999 & 2000).
So let me repeat my question. Just what are the chances? ;-)
(Left to right): A beaming Cory Quirino, a happy Valerie Weigmann and a satisfied Megan Young. The little girl holding on to Ms. Cory is GMA child actress Chlaui Malayao (Photo credit: OPMB Worldwide)
Photo credit: OPMB Worldwide
When Miss World Philippines 2014 Valerie Weigmann departs for London by mid-November, she will arrive with the whole-hearted recommendation of Ms. Cory Quirino to Julia Morley. And why not? The MWP Head knows that she’s got the complete package in the girl who could possibly go for a back-to-back Miss World win.
This early, I can count on Valerie to figure out in the Top Model, Beach Beauty, Multimedia and Beauty with a Purpose fast-track segments of the competition. Talent-wise, she’ll need to polish her magician show to be taken more seriously by the judges. But if she can take a lesson or two from MWP2014 Miss Talent Jean Marie Feliciano who was unanimously praised for her smooth tricks, that would mean a worthwhile skill improvement to her act.
Miss World Philippines 2014 Valerie Weigmann in action during the pageant finals’ swimsuit and everning gown competitions. (Photo credit: Jory Rivera/OPMB Worldwide)
And wardrobe-wise, I am pretty confident that she will be bringing luggages of beautiful creations from some our noted fashion designers like Francis Libiran, Cherry Veric and some of the members of Vatican Fashion Museum like Yako Reyes and Eric delos Santos.
So this early, I’d say that our Miss World 2014 will be fighting #ForThePhilippines with all her might.
courtesy of philstar.com
Let’s keep on supporting Valerie, dear readers! :-D
Miss World Philippines 2014 Valerie Weigmann
Get ready, Julia Morley. Miss World Philippines 2014 is finally here!
Valerie Weigmann will be going to London to represent the country in Miss World 2014.
After winning a record-number of twelve (12) Special Awards, she never faltered in the Q&A and zoomed all the way to the top. The Fil-German lass will now be following the trail of her predecessor Megan Young. Hopefully, a back-to-back Miss World victory is in the horizon with her selection.
Left to right: 3rd Princess Nicole Donesa, 2nd Princess Nelda Ibe, Miss World Philippines 2014 Valerie Weigmann, 1st Princess Lorraine Kendrickson and 4th Princess Rachel Peters
Lorraine Kendrickson finished 1st Princess, with Nelda Ibe, Nicole Donesa and Rachel Peters completing the Top 5 in that order.
And may you be right on track in the mission of winning the Miss World 2014 title from a fellow Filipina! :-D
MWP2014 Valerie Weigmann (left) and MWP2013/MW2013 Megan Young