Check out Val on the Miss World website!
If you visit the Miss World website’s 2014 candidates section, the photo and profile of Miss World Philippines 2014 Valerie Weigmann have already been uploaded. Actually, the photo above is one of my favorites when she had her photoshoot weeks before the final screening for the national competition.
Read below her Q&A on simple questions thrown in by the Miss World organizers. I reckon that her responses are simple and practical – no conscious effort to be too earthshaking or dramatic, unless you would rather classify climate change as concern somewhere else. ;-)
Quick Q&A with Valerie
Miss World Philippines 2014 Valerie Weigmann during her victory celebration at Wafu
Valerie and your blogger
Going to the Greenhills area from Paranaque on a busy Tuesday night can be quite the trying commute. Just thinking of the number of bottlenecks along the way is more than enough to wear me down. But then again, there’s no other way to go about it except face the traffic head-on. The invitation to attend the victory celebration of Aces & Queens for Miss World Philippines 2014 Valerie Weigmann is unmissable, to say the least.
Smiling faces everywhere
Arriving at Wafu, I was greeted by familiar faces of friends and dear acquaintances. Aside from Jonas Gaffud and the people behind the pageant training group, a list of camp-affiliated beautiful ladies – past, present and future titleholders – made the affair shine even more. In attendance were: Shamcey Supsup-Lee, Mary Anne Bianca Guidotti, Yvethe Santiago, Mary Ann Ross Misa, Christine Balaguer, Janelle Lazo Tee, Justine Felizarta, Monique Trinidad and Carla Lizardo.
The sit down dinner filled everyone’s tummy. Lively talks and pleasantries filled the air. Smiles and laughters came in succession.
Val upon her arrival at Wafu
Of course, the star of the night made her grand entrance soon enough. And London-bound Val is on a natural high with all the love and support being constantly showered upon her. Never-ending camera clicks and photo ops followed.
Beautiful ladies (well, almost) all plus Valerie
Everyone knows that the mission has just started for our Miss World 2014 rep. And if she is fortunate enough to score a big win in London – which equates to an even more fulfilling back-to-back victory with Miss World 2013 Megan Young – then I can only imagine how glorious the jubilation will be. :-D
Lorraine Kendrickson being crowned MWP2014 1st Princess by her predecessor Janicel Lubina (hidden) Photo credit: A. Mendez
Lorraine (middle) with her loving parents (Photo credit: Vatican Fashion Museum)
Lorraine Kendrickson may have fallen short of the Miss World Philippines 2014 crown during the finals, but she remains proud and satisfied of having made it as far as the closest runner-up of Valerie Weigmann. In fact, she always uses the hashtag #1stPrincess in her recent status updates, and has happily moved on.
This could only mean more doors opening for the beautiful Dumaguete native in other national beauty pageants.
So do I smell a possible joining in either Bb. Pilipinas or Miss Philippines Earth next year? I don’t see why not. She still has a bright future ahead in the world of pageantry. Right, dear readers? :-)
Val during her visit to an evacuation center in Albay
When Miss World Philippines 2014 Valerie Weigmann guested on GMA-7’s Startalk last Saturday afternoon, she took the opportunity to thank all her supporters, aside from answering the questions of hosts Joey de Leon and Heart Evangelista. You can definitely see how her previous stint in the noontime variety show Eat Bulaga
has helped in her public speaking, especially in the vernacular.
When asked by host Joey de Leon if she is ready to win the country’s 2nd Miss World crown, Val confidently answered.
“Reading-ready na…I will put myself into this. I want to be best that I can be. And I want to show the world that we are deserving it…”
Go watch the whole video now. :-)
courtesy of GMA News
When was the last time you saw Ms. Cory Quirino holding up an umbrella to someone else? (Photo credit: Melvin Sia for Fabmanilaph)
Remember the photo above – showing Ms. Cory Quirino holding up an umbrella for Miss World Philippines 2014 Valerie Weigmann – which elicited both delight and a few creased foreheads? Well, Albay Governor Joey Salceda was nice enough to upload more photos of their arrival at the airport in Legazpi City. The following images should clearly explain what transpired from the time they stepped out of the plane, down the stairs to the tarmac and walking straight to the spot where they met all the welcoming officials.
This is a continuation of the photo above where Valerie's assigned umbrella holder rushed to meet them on the tarmac.
So halfway through the tarmac, Ms. Cory got the umbrella to her own and the assigned holder for Valerie took over.
Technically, it was only less than a full minute that Ms. Cory held up the umbrella for Valerie.
Ms. Cory Quirino did hold the umbrella for Valerie, even if it was only for less than a minute.
Have a good weekend, dear readers! :-D
When was the last time you saw Ms. Cory Quirino holding up an umbrella to someone else? (Photo credit: Melvin Sia for Fabmanilaph
Left to right: Ms. Cory Quirino, MWP2014 Valerie Weigmann and Gerry Diaz of A&Q
Tell me. When was the last time you saw Ms. Cory Quirino holding up an umbrella to someone else? Very recently, I must say.
You see, the MWP Director is very protective of her Queen, especially nowadays that Miss World Philippines 2014 is less than a month away from departing for Miss World 2014 in London.
And in the recent Albay Homecoming of Valerie Weigmann, it was drizzling when they landed in Legazpi City. With nobody to immediately protect her from getting wet, Ms. Cory took matters in her own hands, opened a golf umbrella and shielded the crowned beauty herself.
What’s more, she has committed to staying by Valerie’s side – a la Julia Morley – till arrival in UK, by which time Miss World Organization will take over. Perhaps, she will resume the constant trailing after the December 14 finals? ;-)
Despite the intermittent rains, Val went through the motorcade like a real trouper.
Getting herself ready for the courtesy calls
Earlier in the day, newly-crowned Miss World Philippines 2014 Valerie Weigmann departed for Legazpi City in Albay where a scheduled homecoming took place in her mother’s birthplace. Together with Ms. Cory Quirino and handler Caloy Buendia, they had separate courtesy calls with Gov. Joey Salceda and Vice-Gov. Harold Imperial. A motorcade followed which, despite the drizzles, went on as planned. A meet-up was also conducted where members of the Bicol Press showed up to do interviews and be in awe with her beautiful presence.
Our Queen also visited two evacuation centers in Camalig North and Upper Malabog to see for herself the condition of the families staying there.
All in all, it was a day well-spent for Valerie. It may have been a tiring sked, but nothing that would keep her from doing each and every detail in her full itinerary. :-)
MWP2014 Valerie Weigmann meeting the Bicol Press. To her right are Ms. Cory Quirino and Caloy Buendia
All images are courtesy of A&Q’s Gerry Diaz.