60 comments on “Hillarie Danielle Parungao and her first interview as Miss World Philippines 2015

  1. Hillarie’s post-coronation impromptu interview is actually great. What’s coming out of her mouth is heart felt, spontaneous, sincere and unrehearsed. She should keep that in mind when she competes in China. Again, congrats Hillarie!

  2. ayan sya ang ang complete ng Team Philippines! Now focus naman sa MGI. what happened na kay Parul?

  3. maganda ‘to, girlfriend material
    very likeable and charming
    and the way she talk, you’ll know na hindi lang sya puro ganda

  4. Wag ka magpapakita sakin Hillary dahil pakakainin kita ng madaming tokwa at taho hangang sa magka dede ka!

  5. While this will be the seventh time for China to host Miss World, I don’t think we fared that bad despite them somewhat “rigging” it.

    Year Destination Winner PH Placement
    2003 Sanya Ireland Top 5 – Maria Rafaela Yunon
    2004 Sanya Peru Top 5 – Maria Bautista
    2005 Sanya Iceland Top 15 – Carlene Aguilar
    2007 Sanya China Unplaced – Margaret Wilson
    2010 Sanya USA Unplaced – Czarina Gatbonton
    2012 Ordos China Top 15 – Queeneerich Rehman
    2015 Sanya TBA TBA – Hillarie Danielle Parungao

    It will completely depend on Hillarie as this will be a painfully long and controversy-filled journey.

    • Hindi talaga ako naniniwala na sa pag sa China gagawin ang pageant eh tiyak na luto na ang competition. This is just a “pinoy mentality” I must say. Di porket hometown glory eh hindi na credible. Nanalo na tayo ng 2x sa Miss Earth pero hindi ibig sabihin na niluto yung results in both occasion dahil sa pInas hineld ang pageant. Hindi ako naniniwala sa sabi sabi unless proven and documented beyond reasonable doubt ika nga. World Peace!

    • Iba kase advocacy niya something related sa nature kaya nagwitdraw siya sa competition, baka plano niyang sumali sa ibang pageant

  6. I agree… agahan nga sana ang local pageant next year..

    I hope the 2 months are more than enough time to improve her already competitive BWAP project…
    Para may panigurado na tayong pang fast track nya.. and the rest wiĺl follow ( multi-media & people’s choice)…

    Sana mag guest sya sa Kalyeserye to promote her BWAP, turn her multi-media posts viral and create more followers for her to become people’s choice…

    O diba?!.. 3 birds in 1 stone… 😀

    • @c2f, heheh kailangan talagang maki eksena si Hilarie sa ALDUB Mars just to promote her BWAP?

      • Exposure… pamparami ng fans…

        Trivia lang…

        si Megan ay nag guest sa Eat Bulaga after she won MWP…

        Val was a host of “All for Juan & Juan for All” na pinalitan ni Yaya Dub mismo….

        Kung mag guest si Hillarie sa show ay siguradong dadami ang followers nya.. basta maganda dapat ang role nya kasi pag love triangle angle ang pasok nya e baka haters ang makuha nya.. pwedeng friend muna ni Alden tapos magselos si Yaya… tapos sa huli pinsan pala… something like that… diba diba?! 😀

      • Sorry ha, but guesting sa Aldub? Really? Aldub is phenomenal but it is not fit for a queen. Guesting sa Eat Bulaga is okay but para maging part pa ng kalyeserye. Wag na okay na yan. I think she can reach out people naman without compromising the image of a beauty titleholder.

      • Fine… guesting sa Eat Bulaga…

        Hillarie’s cause is to fight against child mortality and which she calls “Katuwang” – something she has already been involved in way back. Her project is based in Nueva Vizcaya’s Tutung Elementary School where she wants to help in insuring that the children will survive their young years and be raised/educated to become responsible adults when the time comes.
        I just thought that maybe she could colaborate with the charitable works of “Juan for all and all for juan” where they build chairs, classrooms, libraries for under-priveleged youths.. It would be a great improvement for her BWAP. 😀

  7. “Hilarie is the only one who is a beauty queen material, the rest are just fine” — my past comment on the candidates. So I am right again lol 😉

  8. Sayang ka Hillary!!!! Youre fighting for a Top 25 spot. China will never crown you. Kahit ikaw pa ang da best at kahit maki alam pa si manay julia sa scoring, china will never let u win

    • @Charorot Not trying to break anyone’s trip but don’t blame the venue coz we all know with the mediocre memorized q&a we are not sending the best

  9. Congrats to Hill and her gorgeous court! I feel that she will not get the crown in Sanya tbh; but I also feel she will give us an amazing fight. Her pretty face, sweet skills in communication, and her charm hopefully will cover up her unflattering height. Go Hil pakita mo na kaya mo!

  10. maybe nextime pure pilipino yung mag rerepresent sa bansa natin:) 🙂
    congrats hillarie! 🙂 bago pa mag start ang pageant alam ko nang ikaw ang mananalo:)

  11. Congrats to the winners. Medyo hindi nga lang quality ang edited proceedings na namin napanood sa TV.

  12. oh… why paraiso didnt make it to the cut? i am sad for her, any way congrats to the winners, best of luck to hilarie, sana mapansin siya sa china, sana this time hindi china ang manalo……

  13. Why can’t we move forward from the Q&A phenomenon? While it is true that intelligence and comm. skills are equally important as beauty but we, in the Philippines, give so much premium on the Q&A as if it is all that matters. This expectation is too high for any girl who doesn’t have quality education or whose command in the English language is very limited to the point that they memorize pageant patty answers hoping to win the approval of the judges and satisfy the expectations of the fans losing in the process the sincerity and spontaneity which to me is more important. Ang yayabang pa natin. Ayaw natin gumamit ng interpreter kahit allowed naman. Don’t you notice that Q&A in any international pageant is no longer the be-all and end-all in choosing a winner? Case in point is Janine Tugonon vs. Olivia Culpo in MU 2012 not to mention the Latinas whose answers are sugar coated by the interpreters. We expect all our candidates to give the best “world-peace” answers when all it takes is sincere and spontaneous answers on top of beauty to win an international crown. My two cents.

    • you’re right. Kaya mga ateng mag move on na and let’s support Hillarie

    • I absolutely agree with your comment and if I may just add, can we also once and for all get rid of the ‘suspenseful’ sound effects played during Q&As? What gives? Intentional ba yon para pangpadagdag kaba sa audience at sa candidates? Let’s make Q&A an opportunity that candidates will look forward to in order to express their opinions and takes on issues in a relaxing and amiable atmosphere and not the other way around na parang it’s should be the most dreaded experience they’d have to undergo. Parang tayo na lang sa Pinas ang ganyan. C’mon guys, let’s give our aspiring beauty queens a break.

    • As a nation, we sadly equate intellect with English communication skills. This gives beauty contestant the jitters in the Q&A portion, when anyone could express herself in a more casual and relaxed manner in the native tongue. International beauty contests allow interpreters anyway. When can we as a nation get over this vestige of colonial mentality?

    • Tito Norman, it’s about time to change strategies. The playing field has evolved to our advantage (the use of interpreter, veering away from pageant-patty Q&A, etc.) so we should adapt to the norm. Pressuring our girls to deliver impressive, magnificent, grand and intellectual answers in English during Q&A makes them more uncomfortable, contrived and unnatural on stage. Naging counterproductive na ang epekto ng Q&A sa mga candidates natin na kapag hindi nakasagot ng maayos bobo na agad ang husga ng mga tao. Hindi ba pwedeng nenirbyos lang kaya namental block? Why cannot we learn from the Venezuelans who, despite inadequacy of the English skills, they keep on winning major titles? National pride na naman ba ang umiiral kung kaya ayaw nating gumamit ng interpreter? Tama ka @ChiCha, Q&A should be an opportunity that all girls look forward to to express their minds. Beauty pageant is not a public speaking contest after all.

      • Eustaquia — I agree. The Venezuelans and Mexicans still use English interpreters even when their candidates understand and speak English, obviously for strategic reasons.

  14. Her com skills isn’t bad at all but medyo hindi ako na impress sa Q and A niya. Hindi lang siya pero sa karamihan sa Top 13. I think what she needs to do sa competition itself is to breathe, relax and enjoy the moment. Ramdam ko yung kaba sa Q and A niya eh. I trust Aces and Queens naman pagdating sa ganyan. I think the Philippines will get a higher and more decent placement this time. 🙂

  15. Just as I thought would happen- the ‘face’ won. It’s a hard thing to juggle isn’t it, beauty and intellect. But you don’t expect beauty queens to come up with Einstein like answers; you can only hope that they don’t fall into the extreme end of the spectrum. Sure, Mia and Cassy gave slightly better answers in terms of delivery and tone, but at the end of the day, looks eventually rule.

    She is so gorgeous and I can’t wait until she gets the kind of levelled-up preparation she never got when she was a Mutya ng Pilipinas titleholder.

    • @Andrew Espino slightly better answer is an understatement. Cassie and Mia answer is spontaneous. Not redundant and memorized. Even Hillarie herself can feel that moment the crown can be given to Cassie and Mia. The new queen will be a clapper in Miss World and please don’t blame China. Better that the start to zero again when the top 5 are called be implemented so the deserving wins.

      • @Jeremi a 5’5 pageant patty redundant beauty queen. I even can attest that Janicel in 2013 MWP answer has more sincerity. At least Janicel is tall and has a killer body working for her. Anyway Sanya do need a clapper come MW.

  16. Congratulations Hillarie ! Her poise, charm plus her pretty face I think are her strongest points ! I also loved Cassie’s height, her Oriental features which could probably be a hit in China and I’m pretty impressed with her communication skills that I think she gave the most sincere and sensible answer in the Q & A. To all the winners, congratulations, girls 🙂 🙂 🙂

  17. I knew Hillary would do well on the Q&A but I can’t believe she won the sportsfest… That gave me an assurance that she would do well at Miss World.

    I am a bit disapointed with Emma…
    I can foretell that she won’t win the top prize but she should’ve got a higher placement…

    I was expecting that they would favor the one with the best credentials this year which is Mia(KF). I thought Mia’s answer is the most sincere but at the same time she looked a bit agitated… I guess she lost her poise from time to time during the prelims but still, she desserved a higher placement than Cassie.

  18. Plus IMHO, she’s a bit of an upgrade from Valerie – in many aspects. Chos hihi

  19. Her comm skills ain’t bad after all. She expresses herself well naman. Her diction is also good. Plus with a unique BWAP and pretty face, I think malakas ang laban. Hihi

  20. Well, ang MWP naman kasi (for me ha) from the start you’ll know naman who will win e. from Megan to Valerie to Hillarie. It’s not that I’m saying na luto or locked in na ang panalo nila, but you know from the start that she’s destined to be MWP.

    Unlike binibini, hindi mo alam kung sino ba ang mananalo, I mean di ba? minsan magugulat ka nalang si ganito, ganitong crown nakuha.

    Still, congrats to Hillarie. pero bat naman ang late na mag crown ng MWP! Hindi ba pwedeng aga agahan naman ni Tita Cory?

    • Corrected by ka diyan mars. 2 months na lang laban na ngayon pa lang nag crown. Hihi

      • di baaa? hindi ba pwedeng parang binibini na koronahan, magserve as MWP then pageant then serve uli. eto kasi parang koronahan, pageant then after noon.. wala na masyado. atsaka napaka ikli ng preparations ha!

      • Yes. dba? from the start noong batch ni Megan, alam na nating si Megan ang mananalo. sa MW, alam na nating si Rolene ang mananalo and kay Megan di ba?

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