It was a charity gala night alright.
With each seat costing a reported 10k, I was just too happy to be invited to the event by fellow blogger Joyce Ann Burton-Titular. The uber formal sit-down dinner was definitely commendable (credits to the chefs-in-charge) and the venue (Solaire Grand Ballroom) well-prepared.
The 25 Official Candidates (with one withdrawal) were presented in cocktail dresses and evening gowns by a few of our local designers. You can already tell who will eventually end up placing on top, with strong favorites like Megan Young, Patricia Ejercitado, Bianca Paz and Janicel Lubina eliciting the best responses from the crowd.
Special awards were also handed out, with the lucky recipients being Bianca Paz and Karla Patricia Alas (Heart of Miss World Philippines), Janicel Lubina (Miss World Traveller) and Patricia Ejercitado (Miss Philippine Prudential).
MWP Director Cory Quirino was also on hand to give recognition to the various individuals who contributed their support to the organization’s charity causes, including the primary beneficiary – Philippine General Hospital (PGH) Children’s Ward.
The show ended at 11PM.
Starting today till Saturday, it will be non-stop rehearsals for the ladies in preparation for the big night on Sunday, August 18.
Who will win? Watch out for my final picks very soon. 😉