I read from one of the broadsheets that there is a new beauty pageant in the works – Philippine Festival Queen 2009. The winner of this national contest will be the Official Philippine representative to the Grand World Finals of World Festival Queen 2009 (to be hosted by the Philippines) at the Folk Arts Theatre on November 20. Hmmm…. the country will be hosting two international beauty competitions in November? There is the Miss Earth which will culminate on November 22 at the Boracay Convention Center and then this one…
Anyways, here is the article from the Philippine Star about the contest:
Philippine Festival Queen ’09 opens
Calling all ladies aged 18 to 25 years old, at least 5’6″ and with a pretty face. The application for the Philippine Festival Queen 2009 is now open.
Those interested should submit their photos (headshot, whole body in Filipiniana and whole body in long gown). Current local titleholders are encouraged to apply, as this is not only a contest for beauty and poise but will also showcase festivals and products of your hometown that highlight Philippine culture. Deadliine for submission is Sept. 30.
The Philippine delegate will go to the World Festival Queen 2009 Grand World Finals on Nov. 20 at Folk Arts Theatre. The World Festival Queen will be participated in by at least 50 beauty queens in different countries and territories.
I hope that the local organizers will do their best to make the hosting of both the national and international pageants a success because November 20 is not very far from this date. It’s no joke handling the planning and logistics of a big event like this. I’m sure that the people behind Miss Earth (Carousel Productions) plan for their pageant almost a year in advance so their counterparts for Philippine Festival Queen 2009 and World Festival Queen 2009 should take the cue and make sure that all bases are covered to insure that everything runs smoothly. Good luck!
P.S. I’m curious why the press release for the Philippine Festival Queen ’09 in the Philippine Star did not have any details as to where interested ladies will submit their requirements. An office address and landline/mobile numbers are musts! I’ll just make updates once the important particulars become available.